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 362: Sumatra Seismogenic Zone

Timothy Henstock
Core-Log-Seismic Integration/Geophysics Specialist
University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Andre Hüpers
Inorganic Geochemist
University of Bremen, Germany
Marina C.G. Frederik
Marina C.G. Frederik
Natural Resources Inventory Technology/BPPT/PTISDA/TPSA, Indonesia
Brian M. House
Organic Geochemist
University of California, San Diego, USA
Wenhuang Chen
Paleontologist (foraminifers)
Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.R. China
Jan Backman
Paleontologist (Nannofossil)
Stockholm University, Sweden
Sarah Kachovich
Paleontologist (radiolarians)
University of Queensland, Australia
Gilles Guèrin
Petrophysics (Downhole Measurements) Specialist
Columbia University, USA
Sylvain Bourlange
Petrophysics (Physical Properties) Specialist
Universite de Lorraine, France
Toby Colson
Petrophysics (Physical Properties) Specialist
University of Western Australia
Mari Hamahashi
Structural Geologist
Institute of Geology and Geoinformation, Geological Survey of Japan (AIST), Japan
Lisa McNeill
Co-Chief Scientist
University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Brandon Dugan
Co-Chief Scientist
Colorado School of Mines, USA
Naomi A. Barshi
Education/Outreach Officer
USA
Agnès Pointu
Education/Outreach Officer
Marly-le-Roi, France
Katerina E. Petronotis
Expedition Project Manager/Staff Scientist
Texas A&M University, USA
Satoko Owari
Inorganic Geochemist
Chiba University, Japan
Marta E. Torres
Inorganic Geochemist
Oregon State University, USA
Tao Yang
Paleomagnetist
Institute of Geophysics China Earthquake Administration, P.R. China
Xixi Zhao
Paleomagnetist
University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
Freya L. Mitchison
Paleontologist (diatoms)
Cardiff University, United Kingdom
Tamara N. Jeppson
Petrophysics (Physical Properties) Specialist
University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Mebae Kuranaga
Petrophysics (Physical Properties) Specialist
Yamaguchi University, Japan
Nisha Nair
Petrophysics (Physical Properties) Specialist
National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research, India
Insun Song
Petrophysics (Physical Properties) Specialist
Korea Institute of Geoscience & Mineral (KIGAM), Korea
Farid Chemale, Jr.
Sedimentologist
Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos, Brazil
Steffen O. Kutterolf
Sedimentologist
Christian-Albrechts-Universitat zu Kiel (IFM), Germany
Kitty L. Milliken
Sedimentologist
University of Texas at Austin, USA
Hideki Mukoyoshi
Sedimentologist
Shimane University, Japan
Kevin T. Pickering
Sedimentologist
University College London United Kingdom
Hugo F.A. Pouderoux
Sedimentologist
University de Rennes I, France
Abby R. Kenigsberg
Structural Geologist
Pennsylvania State University, USA
Yehua Shan
Structural Geologist
Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.R. China
Paola Vannucchi
Structural Geologist
Royal Holloway University of London, United Kingdom
Peter J. Vrolijk
Structural Geologist
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
Radio Operator
Chief Mate
Cabin Steward
Tool Pusher/Core Technician
Logging Engineer
Marine Electronics Technician
Underway-Core Lab Technician
Assistant Lab Officer
3rd Assistant Engineer
Senior Motorman
Assistant Lab Officer
Assistant Camp Boss
Lead Steward
Curator
Second Mate
Chemistry Tech
Marine Computer Specialist
Marine Lab Specialist
Captain
Underway Geophysics Lab
Steward
Steward
Lead Steward
Electronic Technician
Chief Mechanic
Oiler
Floorman
Floorman
Chief ET/DPO
Buson and Crane Operator
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
Welder
Assistant Electrician
Electrician
Physician
Oiler
Driller
Assistant Mechanic
Toolpusher/Core Tech
Warehouseman
Chief Mechanic
Steward
Chemistry Technician (Research Assistant)
Laundry Seward
Baker
Publications Specialist
Assistant Camp Boss
Cook