Biography

Guy Masters is a distinguished professor of geophysics at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego. He is associated with the Cecil H. and Ida M. Green Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics (IGPP) at Scripps and was Director of IGPP from 2009 to 2016. He currently serves as the deputy director of research for all of SIO.

Masters's research focuses on analysis of the large-scale structure of the earth and its crust, mantle, and core; development of reference earth models; and the integration of mineral physics, geodynamics, and geochemistry into seismological models.

Masters was born in York, England. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Manchester and his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge.

He first joined Scripps in 1979 as a Cecil and Ida Green Scholar, became a postgraduate researcher, an assistant research geophysicist, associate professor,  professor, then distinguished professor. In 2012-2013, he served as Vice Chair and Chair of the UCSD Academic Senate.

He is a fellow of the Royal Society, the Royal Astronomical Society, and the American Geophysical Union, and a member of the Seismological Society of America and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is the 2011 recipient of the Beno Gutenberg Medal of the EGU for contributions in seismology. He has given numerous lectureships around the world and is the author of more than 80 scientific papers.

Last updated July 2016