Kip Hodges

ISTB4, Building 75, Office 679
PO Box 876004
Foundation Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
6004

Biography

Kip Hodges’ research is wide-ranging and integrates field, laboratory, and theoretical science, with a dash of systems engineering for extra flavor. 

One major research focus of his earth science research is the geodynamic development and evolution of mountainous regions around the world, particularly the Himalaya. He directs the Group 18 Laboratories at ASU, which is noted for creative approaches to constraing the thermal evolution of terrestrial and extraterrestrial samples through noble gas isotope geochemistry. Through thermal-kinematic modeling, isotopic data can provide imortant insights regarding earth surface processes in active mountain belts. In order to develop the necessary tools, Professor Hodges and his Group 18 colleagues have become involved in numerous studies of the diffusivity of noble gases in a wide variety of planetary materials.

His planetary research has two themes: the high accuracy and high precision determination of the impactor flux in the inner Solar System through time using the tools of isotope geochronology, and the development of advanced strategies for planetary field science by humans working with robots on site, by humans teleoperating robotic assets proximal to planetary research targets, and by robots operating autonomously.

Professor Hodges came to ASU in 2006 to be the founding director of the School of Earth and Space Exploration and served in that capacity until 2013. A fellow of both the Geological Society of America and the American Geophysical Union, he has served on the Planetary Science Subcommittee of the NASA Advisory Council, and currently chairs the Advisory Committee on Geosciences for the National Science Foundation. He is chairman of the editorial board for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) journal Science Advances. 

Education

  • Ph.D. Geology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1982
  • B.S. Geology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1978

 

Publications

  • Fong, T., Abercrombie, A., Bualat, M. G., Deans, M. C., Hodges, K. V., Hurtado, J. M., Landis, R., Lee, P., and Schreckenghost, D. Assessment of robotic recon for human exploration of the Moon. Acta Astronautica (2010).
  • Ouimet, W., Whipple, K., Royden, L., Reiners, P., Hodges, K., and Pringle, M. Regional incision of the eastern margin of the Tibetan Plateau. Lithosphere (2010).
  • Boyce, J. W., Hodges, K. V., King, D., Crowley, J. L., Jercinovic, M. J., Chatterjee, N., Bowring, S. A., and Searle, M. P. Improved precision in (U-Th)/He thermochronology using the laser microprobe: An example from a Pleistocene leucogranite, Nanga Parbat, Pakistan. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems (2009).
  • Renne, P. R., Deino, A. L., Hames, W. E., Heizler, M. T., Hemming, S. R., Hodges, K. V., Koppers, A. A. P., Mark, D. F., Morgan, L. E., Phillips, D., Singer, B. S., Turrin, B. D., Villa, I. M., Villeneuve, M., and Wijbrans, J. R. Data reporting norms for 40Ar/39Ar geochronology. Quaternary Geochronology (2009).
  • Schildgen, T. F., Hodges, K., V., Whipple, K. X., Pringle, M. S., van Soest, M. C., and Cornell, K. Late Cenozoic structural and tectonic development of the western margin of the Central Andean Plateau in southwest Peru. Tectonics (2009).
  • Schildgen, T.F., Ehlers, T.A., Whipp, D.M., van Soest, M.C., Whipple, K.X., and Hodges, K.V. Quantifying canyon incision and Andean Plateau surface uplift, southwest Peru: A thermochronometer and numerical modeling approach. Journal of Geophysical Research – Earth Surface (2009).
  • C Wobus, K Whipple, Kip Hodges. Neotectonics of the central Nepalese Himalaya: Constraints from geomorphology, detrital 40Ar/39Ar thermochronology, and thermal modeling. Tectonics (2006).
  • D Condon, Kip Hodges, G Alsop, A White. Laser ablation 40Ar/39Ar dating of metamorphic fabrics in the Caledonides of north Ireland. Journal of the Geologcial Society of London (2006).
  • J Boyce, Kip Hodges, W Olszewski, M Jercinovic, B Carpenter, P Reiners. Laser microprobe (U-Th)/He geochronology. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta (2006).
  • K Huntington, Kip Hodges. A comparative study of detrital mineral and bedrock age-elevation methods for determining erosion rates. Journal of Geophysical Research - Earth Surface (2006).
  • Kip Hodges. Climate and the Evolution of Mountains. Scientific American (2006).
  • P Clift, A Carter, I Campbell, M Pringle, N Lap, C Allen, Kip Hodges, M Tan. Thermochronology of mineral grains in the Red and Mekong Rivers, Vietnam: Provenance and exhumation implications for Southeast Asia. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems (2006).
  • R Flowers, K Mahan, S Bowring, M Williams, M Pringle, Kip Hodges. Multistage exhumation and juxtaposition of lower continental crust in the western Canadian Shield: Linking high-resolution U-Pb and 40Ar/39Ar thermochronology with pressure-temperature-deformation paths. Tectonics (2006).
  • Brewer, I D (Author) ,Burbank, D W (Author) ,Hodges, Kip Vernon (Author) . Downstream development of detrital cooling-age signal: Insights from 40Ar/39Ar muscovite thermochronology in the Nepalese Himalaya. Tectonics, Climate, and Landscape Evolution (2006).
  • Hodges, Kip Vernon. A synthesis of the Channel Flow-Extrusion hypothesis as developed for the Himalayan-Tibetan orogenic system. Channel Flow, Ductile Extrusion, and Exhumation of Lower-Middle Crust in Continental Collision Zones (2006).
  • Hartz, E, Kristiansen, S, Calvert, A, Hodges, Kip, Heeremans, M. Structural, thermal and rheological control of the late Paleozoic basins in East Greenland. (2006).
  • C Wobus, A Heimsath, Kelin Whipple, Kip Hodges. Active out-of-sequence thrust faulting in the central Nepalese Himalaya. Nature (2005).
  • J Boyce, Kip Hodges. U and Th zoning in Cerro de Mercado (Durango, Mexico) fluorapatite: Insights regarding the impact of recoil redistribution of radiogenic 4He on (U-Th)/He thermochronology. Chemical Geology (2005).
  • J Boyce, Kip Hodges, W Olszewski, M Jercinovic. He diffusion in monazite: Implications for (U-Th)/He thermochronometry. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems (2005).
  • K Ruhl, Kip Hodges. The use of detrital mineral cooling ages to evaluate steady-state assumptions in active orogens: an example from the central Nepalese Himalaya. Tectonics (2005).
  • K Viskupic, Kip Hodges, S Bowring. Timescales of melt generation and the thermal evolution of the Himalayan metamorphic core, Everest region, eastern Nepal. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology (2005).
  • Hodges, Kip Vernon (Author) ,Ruhl, K W (Author) ,Wobus, C W (Author) ,Pringle, M S (Author) . 40Ar/39Ar geochronology of detrital minerals. Thermochronology (2005).
  • Kip Hodges, C Wobus, K Ruhl, T Schildgen, Kelin Whipple, T Ojha. Quaternary deformation, river steepening, and heavy precipitation at the front of the Higher Himalayan ranges. Earth and Planetary Science Letters (2004).
  • P Clift, I Campbell, M Pringle, A Carter, X Zhang, Kip Hodges, A Khan, C Allen. Thermochronology of the modern Indus River bedload: New insight into the controls on the marine stratigraphic record. Tectonics (2004).
  • A White, Kip Hodges. Pressure-temperature-time evolution of the central East Greenland Caledonides: Quantitative constraints on crustal thickening and synorogenic extension. Journal of Metamorphic Geology (2003).
  • C Wobus, Kip Hodges, Kelin Whipple. Has focused denudation sustained active thrusting at the Himalayan topographic front?. Geology (2003).
  • I Brewer, D Burbank, Kip Hodges. Modelling detrital cooling-age populations: insights from two Himalayan catchments. Basin Research (2003).
  • Hodges, Kip Vernon (Author) . Geochronology and Thermochronology in Orogenic Systems. The Crust, vol. 3, Treatise on Geochemistry (2003).
  • Hodges, Kip Vernon. Orogeny. McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology (2002).
  • A White, Kip Hodges. Multistage extensional evolution of the central East Greenland Caledonides. Tectonics (2002).
  • A White, Kip Hodges, M Martin, A Andresen. Geologic constraints on middle-crustal behavior during broadly synorogenic extension in the central East Greenland Caledonides. International Journal of Earth Sciences (2002).
  • E Hartz, E Eide, A Andresen, P Midbøe, Kip Hodges, S Kristiansen. 40Ar/39Ar geochronology and structural analysis: Basin evolution and detrital feedback mechanisms, Hold with Hope region, East Greenland. Norwegian Journal of Geology (2002).
  • E Kirby, P Reiners, M Krol, Kip Hodges, Kelin Whipple, K Farley, W Tang, Z Chen. Late Cenozoic evolution of the eastern margin of the Tibetan Plateau: Inferences from 40Ar/39Ar and (U-Th)/He thermochronology. Tectonics (2002).
  • M House, S Bowring, Kip Hodges. Implications of middle Eocene epizonal plutonism for the unroofing history of the Bitterroot metamorphic core complex, Idaho-Montana. Geological Society of America Bulletin (2002).
  • E Hartz, A Andresen, Kip Hodges, M Martin. Syncontractional extension and exhumation of deep crustal rocks in the east Greenland Caledonides. Tectonics (2001).
  • J Hurtado, Kip Hodges, K Whipple. Neotectonics of the Thakkhola Graben and implications for Recent activity on the South Tibetan Fault System in the central Nepalese Himalaya. Geological Society of America Bulletin (2001).
  • K Viskupic, Kip Hodges. Monazite-xenotime thermochronometry: methodology and an example from the Nepalese Himalaya. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology (2001).
  • Kip Hodges, J Hurtado, Kelin Whipple. Southward extrusion of Tibetan crust and its effect on Himalayan tectonics. Tectonics (2001).
  • L Godin, R Parrish, R Brown, Kip Hodges. Crustal thickening leading to exhumation of the Himalayan Metamorphic core of central Nepal: Insight from U-Pb geochronology and 40Ar/39Ar thermochronology. Tectonics (2001).
  • E Hartz, A Andresen, M Martin, Kip Hodges. U-Pb and 40Ar/39Ar constraints on the Fjord Region detachment zone: A long-lived extensional fault in the East Greenland Caledonides. Journal of the Geological Society of London (2000).
  • K Nicolaysen, F Frey, Kip Hodges, D Weis, A Giret. 40Ar/39Ar geochronology of flood basalts from the Kerguelen Archipelago, southern Indian Ocean: Implications for Cenozoic eruption rates of the Kerguelen plume. Earth and Planetary Science Letters (2000).
  • Kip Hodges. Tectonics of the Himalaya and southern Tibet from two perspectives. Geological Society of America Bulletin (2000).
  • N Snyder, Kip Hodges. Depositional and tectonic evolution of a supradetachment basin: 40Ar/39Ar geochronology of the Nova Formation, Panamint Range, California. Basin Research (2000).
  • Y Chan, J Crespi, Kip Hodges. Dating cleavage formation in slates and phyllites with the 40Ar/39Ar laser microprobe; an example from the western New England Appalachians, USA. Terra Nova (2000).

Research Activity

Courses

Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
SES 692 Research
SES 792 Research
SES 799 Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
GLG 494 Special Topics
GLG 598 Special Topics
SES 692 Research
SES 792 Research
SES 799 Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
SES 692 Research
SES 792 Research
SES 799 Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
GLG 464 Solving Environmental Problems
GLG 592 Research
AST 592 Research
GLG 599 Thesis
AST 692 Research
SES 692 Research
GLG 692 Research
SES 792 Research
GLG 792 Research
AST 792 Research
SES 799 Dissertation
AST 799 Dissertation
GLG 799 Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
GLG 494 Special Topics
GLG 592 Research
GLG 598 Special Topics
GLG 599 Thesis
AST 692 Research
SES 692 Research
GLG 692 Research
SES 792 Research
GLG 792 Research
AST 792 Research
SES 799 Dissertation
AST 799 Dissertation
GLG 799 Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
GLG 592 Research
AST 692 Research
GLG 692 Research
GLG 792 Research
GLG 799 Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
GLG 464 Solving Environmental Problems
SES 493 Honors Thesis
AST 592 Research
GLG 592 Research
GLG 599 Thesis
AST 692 Research
GLG 692 Research
AST 792 Research
GLG 792 Research
AST 799 Dissertation
GLG 799 Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
GLG 592 Research
GLG 598 Special Topics
GLG 599 Thesis
GLG 692 Research
AST 692 Research
GLG 792 Research
AST 792 Research
GLG 799 Dissertation
AST 799 Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course Number Course Title
GLG 592 Research
GLG 692 Research
GLG 792 Research
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
GLG 464 Solving Environmental Problems
AST 592 Research
GLG 592 Research
GLG 599 Thesis
GLG 692 Research
AST 692 Research
GLG 792 Research
AST 792 Research
GLG 799 Dissertation
AST 799 Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
GLG 494 Special Topics
GLG 598 Special Topics
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Title
GLG 493 Honors Thesis
Fall 2013
Course Number Course Title
GLG 492 Honors Directed Study
GLG 494 Special Topics
GLG 598 Special Topics
Summer 2013
Course Number Course Title
GLG 592 Research
GLG 599 Thesis
GLG 692 Research
GLG 792 Research
GLG 799 Dissertation

Service

  • Planetary Science Subcommittee of the NASA Advisory Council, Member (2008 - Present)
  • Faculty Advisory Committee, Origins Initiative at ASU, Member (2008 - Present)
  • Faculty International Committee, Member (2007 - Present)
  • School of Earth and Space Exploration, Founding Director (2006 - Present)
  • Tectonics, Editor-in-Chief (2004 - Present)
  • Editorial Board, Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, Member (1992 - Present)
  • Planetary Science Subcommittee of the NASA Advisory Council, Member (2008 - 2010)
  • NASA Administrator's Educational Summit, Participant (2009 - 2009)
  • Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, Editor (2000 - 2007)
  • Henry Kendall Lectureship Committee, Member (2004 - 2006)
  • Presidential Task Force on the MIT Undergraduate Educational Commons, Associate Chair (2004 - 2006)
  • MIT Council on Environment, Member (2001 - 2006)
  • Freshman and upperclassman advisor, Advisor (1983 - 2006)
  • Henry Kendall Lectureship Committee, Chair (2003 - 2004)
  • Best Paper Award Committee, Structural Geology and Tectonics Division, Geological Society of America, Member (2002 - 2004)
  • James R. Killian, Jr., Faculty Achievement Award Selection Committee, Member (2001 - 2004)
  • MIT Council on Educational Technology, Member (2001 - 2004)
  • Tectonophysics, Editor-in-Chief (1999 - 2004)
  • Faculty Committee on Curricula (Ex Officio), Member (2001 - 2003)
  • Faculty Committee on the Undergraduate Program, Chair (2001 - 2003)
  • Faculty Policy Committee (Ex Officio), Member (2001 - 2003)
  • Organizing Committee, Soil and Rock America Conference 2003, Member (2001 - 2003)
  • Undergraduate Education Committee, Member (1999 - 2003)
  • Crosby Visiting Professor Committee, Member (1997 - 2003)
  • Hot Topics, Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Boston, Chair (2001 - 2001)
  • Committee on the Career Contribution Award, Structural Geology and Tectonics Division, Geological Society of America, Chair (1999 - 2000)
  • Library Committee, Member (1993 - 2000)