Dr. Russell Harmon retired as Director of the International Research Office of the US Army Engineer Research and Development Center at the end of May 2017. Prior to this appointment in October 2011, he served from 1993-2011 as Program Manager for Terrestrial Sciences at the Army Research Office. A geochemist who has worked in the Lunar Receiving Laboratory and Geochemistry Division at the NASA Manned Spacecraft Center, the Scottish Universities Research and Reactor Center, and UK Natural Environment Research Council, Dr. Harmon also has held faculty positions at Michigan State University and Southern Methodist University. He is a Fellow of the Geological Society of America, National Speleological Society, and International Association of Geochemistry; past Chair of the Geological Society of America Division of Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, & Volcanology; and a Past-President of the International Association of Geochemistry. He holds a BA from the University of Texas, MS from the Pennsylvania State University, and PhD from McMaster University.
PhD Geology McMaster University 1976
MS Geochemistry Pennsylvania State University 1972
BA Geology University of Texas - Austin 1969
Area(s) of Expertise
Dr. Harmon's research interests include low-temperature geochemistry, stable isotope geochemistry, Pleistocene paleoclimatology, and laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy.