Aaron J. Celestian
Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • Doctorate of Philosophy in Geosciences, Stony Brook University – Advisor: John B. Parise (August 2006) Time-resolved structural characterization of microporous silicotitanates and niobium silicotitanates

  • Masters of Science in Geosciences, Stony Brook University – Advisor: John B. Parise (2002) Ion exchange of \(K_{8}Al_{8}Ge_{8}O_{32} \centerdot 8H_{2}O\) and \(Na_{24}Al_{24}Ge_{24}O_{96}\centerdot40H_{2}O\) gismondine

  • Bachelor of Science in Geology with Emphasis in Mineralogy, University of Arizona – Advisor: Robert T. Downs (1999)

Current Position

  • Associate Curator, Mineral Sciences, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 2016 - present

Previous Positions

  • Associate Professor (Tenured), Dept. of Geography and Geology, Western Kentucky University, 2012-2015

  • Director of the Advanced Materials Institute, Western Kentucky University, 2010-2015

  • Vice President for Research at Terra EnViro Lab Services, LLC, 2014-2015

  • Researcher, Kentucky NanoNet, 2011-2015

  • Assistant Professor, Dept. of Geography and Geology, Western Kentucky University, 2007-2012

  • Visiting Assistant Professor, School of Earth and Environmental Science, City University of New York Queens College, 2006-2007

  • Visiting Investigator, Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Washington, D. C., 2002-2003