Aradhna E. Tripati

Assistant Professor Department of Earth and Space Sciences

4642 Geology

Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567

Tel: (310) 206-3531

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Research Areas

  • Geology and Tectonics
  • Geochemistry and Cosmochemistry
  • Geobiology
  • Impact of ocean acidification on marine invertebrates (pteropods, mollusks, coral, sea urchins)
  • Changing coastal environments

Career History

Assistant Professor, UCLA (2010-present)
Joint appointments: Earth & Space Sciences Department, Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences
Department, Institute of Geophysics & Planetary Physics.
Visiting scientist, California Institute of Technology (2007-present)
Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences; Host: John Eiler
Research Fellow, University of Cambridge (2002-2009)
Department of Earth Sciences; Hosts: Harry Elderfield and Mike Bickle
Field expedition Leader, Svalbard (2008), Cauvery Basin (2008)
Sedimentologist, Ocean Drilling Program Expedition 199 (2001)
Undergraduate Research Fellow, Los Alamos National Laboratory (1995)


B.Sc. Geology, California State University, Los Angeles (1996)
Distinctions: Began university at age 12; recipient of 1996 Aaron Waters Award (recognizes the
outstanding, senior level student in the department)
Ph.D. Earth Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz (2002)
Distinction: 1999 Aaron Waters Award (best dissertation proposal in department)

Research Fellowships

UK National Environmental Research Council (NERC) Fellowship (2006-2010)
Thomas Nevile Fellowship in Natural Sciences, Magdalene College, Univ. Cambridge (2006-2010)
Comer Abrupt Climate Change Fellowship (2003-2005)
Marshall Sherfield Postdoctoral Fellowship (2002-2003)
Schlanger Ocean Drilling Program Graduate Fellowship (2000)

Selected Honors/Awards

NSF ADVANCE Award Lecture (Univ. Ariz., 2009)
Wolfson College Visiting Fellowship, Univ. Cambridge (2002-2004)
Gates Millennium Scholarship (2000-2002)
Gretchen L. Blechschmidt Award from Geological Society of America (2000)
UC Regents Fellowship (1996-1997)
University Early Entrance Program (1992-1994)