|Philip D. Rabinowitz
Dr. Philip D. Rabinowitz is a Professor of Geology &
Geophysics and Oceanography, and holder of the D. B. Harris Endowed Chair in
Geophysics at Texas A&M University. His scientific studies focused on
evolution of continental margins, plate tectonics, mapping of the deep ocean
floor and ocean technology.
In the course of Dr. Rabinowitz’s research, he has
spent several years aboard scientific research vessels. He has been Chief
Scientist on more than 15 expeditions, including those operated by Columbia
University, University of Capetown, the Deep-Sea Drilling Project, and the
Ocean Drilling Program.
Dr. Rabinowitz had a pivotal role in the formation of
and bringing the Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) to Texas A&M University in
1983. He served as the inaugural Director of the ODP. At the time, this
program, was the largest and most prestigious basic international research
program for the earth and ocean sciences.
For all his work as Director, the National Science
Foundation presented ODP a Meritorious Service Award, the first of its kind
14 March 1942
Brooklyn, New York
City College of New York
BS Physics 1964