Science Party and Crew

Meet the science party and crew of the JOIDES Resolution! Work aboard the ship never ceases; operations continue 24 hours a day. The JR’s complement can consist of up to 50 scientists and technicians and 65 crew members.

The makeup of the science party changes with every expedition depending on its objectives. The crew consists of marine professionals and ocean drilling specialists, among others, and rotates about every other expedition. Meet some of these amazing folks below.

Science Party

The JR’s science party is specific to each mission, with the skills and science disciplines chosen especially to achieve the mission’s goals.

Meet the Science Party for Expedition 354: Bengal Fan below:

Dhananjai K. Pandey
Co-chief Scientist
National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research (NCAOR)
Peter D. Clift
Co-chief Scientist
Louisiana State University
Denise K. Kulhanek
Expedition Project Manager/Staff Scientist
Texas A&M University
Gundiga P. Gurumurthy
Inorganic Geochemist
Manipal University India
Manish Tiwari
Inorganic Geochemist
National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research (NCAOR) India
Zhaojie Yu
Inorganic Geochemist
University of Paris XI (Orsay) France
A. Ganesh Kumar
Microbiologist
National Institute of Ocean Technology India
James Bendle
Organic Geochemist
University of Birmingham United Kingdom
Sophia Bratenkov
Organic Geochemist
Macquarie University Australia
Hannah M. Liddy
Organic Geochemist
University of Southern California USA
Lisa Tauxe
Paleomagnetist
University of California, San Diego USA
Tallavajhala Radhakrishna
Paleomagnetist/Petrologist
National Centre for Earth Science Studies India
Giancarlo Scardia
Paleomagnetist/Stratigraphic Correlator
Universidade Estadual Paulista Brazil
Masao Iwai
Paleontologist (diatoms)
Kochi University Japan
Stephan Steinke
Paleontologist (foraminifers)
University of Bremen Germany
Claire M. Routledge
Paleontologist (nannofossils)
Florida State University USA
Girish K. Sharma
Paleontologist (radiolarians)
Kumaun University India
Elizabeth M. Griffith
Physical Properties Specialist
University of Texas at Arlington USA
Annette Hahn
Physical Properties Specialist
University of Bremen Germany
Rajeev Saraswat
Physical Properties Specialist
National Institute of Oceanography India
Rakesh Saxena
Physical Properties Specialist
India
Sergio Andò
Sedimentologist
University of Milano Bicocca
Boo K. Khim
Sedimentologist
Pusan National University Korea
Anil Kumar
Sedimentologist
Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehradun India
Huayu Lu
Sedimentologist
Nanjing University P.R. China
Ravi Mishra
Sedimentologist
India
Arun D. Singh
Sedimentologist
Banaras Hindu University India
Kenta Suzuki
Sedimentologist
Hokkaido University Japan
Zhaokai Xu
Sedimentologist
Chinese Academy of Sciences P.R. China
Mitchell W. Lyle
Sedimentologist/Stratigraphic Correlator
Oregon State University USA

Ship Crew

The JR's crew includes technicians, cooks, curators, the folks who operate the ship and the drilling process, and many more. Crew members tend to alternate duty on every other expedition, for the most part. Some members of our crews are below!

Assistant Electrician
Driller
Chief Electronics Technician
Paleomagnetics Technician
Deck Cadet
Radio Operator
Chief Mate
Cabin Steward
Tool Pusher/Core Technician
Logging Engineer
Operations Superintendent
Marine Electronics Technician
Underway-Core Lab Technician
Assistant Lab Officer
3rd Assistant Engineer
Senior Motorman
Physical Properties
Assistant Lab Officer
Imaging Specialist (Photographer)
Assistant Camp Boss
Core Laboratory
Steward
Lead Steward
Curator
Second Mate
First Assistant Engineer
Third Mate
Marine Lab Specialist
Software Developer
Chemistry Tech
Marine Computer Specialist
Lab Officer
Marine Lab Specialist
Logging Engineer
Captain
Curator
X-Ray Lab
Instrumentation Specialist
Underway Geophysics Lab
Applications Developer
Steward
Steward
Instrumentation Specialist
Chief Cook
Chemistry Lab
Lab Officer
Lead Steward
Floorman
Electronic Technician
Chief Engineer
Chief Mechanic
Oiler
Floorman
Electrical Supervisor
Floorman
Radio Operator
Second Mate/DPO
Second Assistant Engineer Officer
Chief Officer
Chief ET/DPO
Toolpusher
Buson and Crane Operator
Crane Operator
AB Roustabout
AB Roustabout
AB Roustabout
AB Roustabout
Rig Welder
Jr Motorman
3rd Engineer
Oiler
Floorman
Derrickman
Floorman
Assistant Driller
Assistant Chef
Assistant Chef
Steward
Camp Boss
Derrickman
Assistant Driller
Chief Electrician
Welder
Assistant Electrician
Electrician
Electronic Tech
Chief Electrician
OIM
Physician
Driller
Oiler
Driller
Assistant Mechanic
Toolpusher/Core Tech
Warehouseman
Chief Mechanic
Cabin Steward
Applications Developer
Underway Geophysics Lab Tech; Research Assistant
Steward
Chemistry Technician (Research Assistant)
Laundry Seward
Baker
Publications Specialist
Assistant Camp Boss
Cook