Areas of Specialization
- Planetary Geology
Ph.D. in Earth Sciences, Open University
B.A. in Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge
Dr. Whittington's research interests are in the transport, emplacement and/or and eruption of magma. His group makes high-temperature experimental measurements of rheology and thermal properties of rocks and magmas to understand lava flow emplacement and effusive-explosive transitions on Earth and other planets. His teaching interests are in Volcanology, Rheology of Earth Materials, and Geologic Hazards.