Raymond Jeanloz is an Annenberg Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution (2012–13) and a professor of Earth and Planetary Science and Astronomy and a senior fellow at the Miller Institute for Basic Research in Science at the University of California at Berkeley. In addition to his scientific research on the evolution of planetary interiors and properties of materials at high pressures, he works at the interface between science and policy in areas related to national and international security, resources and the environment, and education.
He chairs the National Academy of Sciences Committee on International Security and Arms Control, is a member of the JASON group that provides technical advice to the US government, and serves on the Secretary of State’s International Security Advisory Board; he is past chair of the National Research Council Board on Earth Sciences and Resources. Recent studies include Technical Issues Related to the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (2002), Monitoring Nuclear Weapons and Nuclear-Explosive Materials (2005), Effects of Nuclear Earth-Penetrator and Other Weapons (2005), English-Chinese, Chinese-English Nuclear Security Glossary (2008), Managing for High-Quality Science and Engineering at the NNSA National Security Laboratories (2012), and The Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty: Technical Issues for the United States (2012); all are available through National Academies Press.
His scientific research has been recognized by a MacArthur Fellowship, an American Geophysical Union Macelwane Award, a Mineralogical Society of America Award, and the National Academy of Sciences Cozzarelli Prize; his policy-related work, by the American Physical Society Leo Szilard Prize and the Federation of American Scientists’ Hans Bethe Award. He has been elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Geophysical Union, American Physical Society, and Mineralogical Society of America and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences.
He holds a PhD from the California Institute of Technology and was on the faculty at Harvard University before coming to UC Berkeley.