Joseph O'Rourke

Asst Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
6004

Biography

Joseph Ghilarducci O’Rourke joins ASU as an assistant professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration in January of 2020. He’s a planetary scientist specializing in understanding how dynamic processes deep within planets control their surface conditions over geologic time, including volcanism, tectonics, and magnetism. His research covers many planetary bodies including Earth, Venus, Mars, large asteroids and exoplanets. He’s increasingly involved in proposing spacecraft mission and instrumentation development for solar system exploration.

Education

Ph.D. California Institute of Technology

M.S. California Institute of Technology

B.S. Yale University

Courses

Fall 2020
Course Number Course Title
SES 100 Introduction to Exploration
SES 492 Honors Directed Study
SES 692 Research
SES 792 Research
SES 799 Dissertation
Summer 2020
Course Number Course Title
SES 692 Research
SES 792 Research
SES 799 Dissertation
Spring 2020
Course Number Course Title
SES 494 Special Topics
SES 598 Special Topics
SES 692 Research
SES 792 Research