Richard Katz

  • Program Years: 2001-2005
  • Academic Institution: Columbia University
  • Field of Study: Geodynamics
  • Academic Advisor: Marc Spiegelman
  • Practicum(s):
    Argonne National Laboratory (2003)
  • Degree(s):
    Ph.D. Geodynamics, Columbia University, 2006
    B.A. Science of Earth Systems, Cornell University, 2000

Current Status

  • Status: Professor of Geodynamics, Department of Earth Science, University of Oxford
  • Research Area: Geodynamics, Coupled Fluid--Solid Dynamics
  • Personal URL:


Please see


2013 Outstanding Reviewer award from Geophysical Journal International.
2012 The Philip Leverhulme Prize.
2012 The European Geosciences Union’s Division Outstanding Young Scientist Award for the Division on Geodynamics.
2008 New Journal of Physics 10th Anniversary Highlights included my 2005 paper on wax tectonics.