Curriculum Vitae
For
Robert B. Trombley


Present Employment:

INTERNATIONAL VOLCANO RESEARCH CENTRE, 3405 S. Tomahawk Rd., Suite # 31, Apache Junction, Arizona 85219-9161
Position: Director & Principal Research Volcanologist

Registered Volcanologist with:
International Association of Volcanology & Chemistry of the Earth's Interior, (IAVCEI)
American Geophysical Union (AGU)
Michigan Technological University (MTU)
The Volcanic Homepage
The Nordic Volcanological Institute (NVI)
Société Volcanologique Européen (SVE)

Expedition Leader On Over Seventy (70) Volcano Expeditions.


Education:

Diploma, Lakeshore High School, St. Clair Shores, Michigan, June, 1960
BSEE, Electronic Engineering, Lawrence Institute of Tech., Southfield, Michigan, 1965
LL.B., Law, (Cum Laude) LaSalle University, Chicago, Illinois, 1973
Ph.D., Astronomy, University of Dallas, Irving, Texas, 1974
Dissertation: "Electromagnetic Radiation In An Absolute Frame Of Reference" Advisor: Dr. Richard T. Hauinog

Post-Doctorate, Relativistic Physics, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, 1981
Post-Doctorate, Particle Physics, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, 1982
Post-Doctorate, Adv. Phys. Geology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, 1989
Post-Doctorate, Paleogeology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, 1990


Professional Employment:

May, 1975 to Present
INTERNATIONAL VOLCANO RESEARCH CENTRE, (formerly SOUTHWEST VOLCANO RESEARCH CENTRE,
Apache Junction, Arizona
Director & Principal Research Volcanologist, Full-Time. Conduct on-going volcano research with concentration on eruption forecasting techniques.

August, 2000 to January, 2003
ASM Lithography @ ASU Research Park, Tempe, Arizona
Technical Instructor, Full-Time. Conduct training and perform research into various aspects of photo lithography.

July, 1993 to August, 2000
DeVRY UNIVERSITY, Phoenix, Arizona, CIS Department
Professor Emeritus
Associate Professor, Full-time faculty. Courses taught included Statistical Analysis, Algebra, Systems Analysis I & II, Project & Program Management, Law (substitute professor), 4th Generation Languages.

May, 1988 to May, 1993
DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORPORATION, Novi, Michigan
Sr. Education Consultant, Designed and instructed seminars, in both the English & French languages, for external customers. Consulted domestically & internationally in the fields of Volcanology, Geology, Statistical Analysis, Systems Analysis, CASE Tools and Computer Software Development

January, 1976 to June, 1980
MACOMB COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Warren, Michigan
Assistant Professor, (Part-Time) Conducted undergraduate courses in mathematical sciences, physics, geology and astronomy.

February, 1965 to January, 1969
U. S. AIR FORCE, Keesler AFB, Biloxi, Mississippi, Air Training Command
Master Instructor/Aircraft Commander Conducted classes in various electronic devices, instruments, etc. Check pilot in several types of winged aircraft.


Publications:

Book,"USING SCIENCE! Exciting real life science activities - BE A VOLCANOLOGIST", co-authored by Suzy Gazlay & R. B. Trombley, PhD, published by Ticktock Media Ltd., (UK), ISBN 978-1-84696-679-8, May 2008, and the Paperback Version, ISBN 978-84696-617-0, Copyright © 2008, R.B. Trombley

Paper, "Potential Caribbean Area Mega-Tsunami Risk Assessment", as was presented to the 18th Geological Conference of the Caribbean in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 28 March 2008, and written by Robert B. "R.B." Trombley, PhD.

Book,"SCIENCEWORKS !! - BE A VOLCANOLOGIST", co-authored by Suzy Gazlay & R. B. Trombley, PhD, published by Gareth Stevens Publishing, Hardcover, ISBN 0-8368-8930-4 or Paperback, ISBN 0-8368-8937-1, in January, 2008, and the Paperback Version, ISBN 978-84696-617-0, Copyright © 2008, R.B. Trombley

Book,"ISLAND BORN OF FIRE: Volcano Piton de la Fournaise", by R. B. Trombley, PhD, Book, published by iUniverse, ISBN 0-595-41775-2, 14 November 2006, and the CD Version, Southwest Volcano Research Centre, 14 November, 2006, Copyright © 2006, R.B. Trombley

Book,"The Forecasting of Volcanic Eruptions", by R. B. Trombley, PhD, Book, published by iUniverse, ISBN 0-595-41260-2, 22 September 2006, and the CD Version, Southwest Volcano Research Centre, 4 August, 2006, Copyright © 2006, R.B. Trombley

Paper,"Holocene Volcanic Activity in All Caribbean Plate Margins: Forecast and Risk Assessment", as published in the Forum section, Project 433 - Origin of the Caribbean Plate, 30 January 2006, by R. B. Trombley, PhD., (PDF Version)

Paper, "Holocene Volcanic Activity in All Caribbean Plate Margins: Forecast and Risk Assessment", as published in the Forum section, Project 433 - Origin of the Caribbean Plate, 22 November 2005, by R. B. Trombley, PhD., (PDF Version)

Paper, "Volcanic Activity In All Caribbean Plate Margins: Forecast and Risk Assessment", as was presented to the 17th Geological Conference of the Caribbean in San Juan, Puerto Rico, 19 July 2005, and written by Robert B. "R.B." Trombley, PhD.

Paper,"Mega-Tsunami Danger As A Result Of A Landslide Due To An Eruption Of La Palma's Cumbre Vieja Volcano Forecast and Risk", as was published by the GeologyTalk Forum in the United Kingdom, 1 May 2005, and written by R. B. Trombley, PhD & Brad D. Ottesen.

Paper, "Holocene Volcanic Activity in All Caribbean Plate Margins: Forecast and Risk Assessment", Several Reports (a continuing series) and as published in the Forum section, Project 433 - Origin of the Caribbean Plate, 15 December 2002 (original), Updated 5 February 2005, by R. B. Trombley, Ph.D.

Paper, "Eruption Pro 10.5 - The New & Improved Long-Range Volcano Eruption Forecasting Software, Presented at the 16th Caribbean Geological Conference, Bridgetown, Barbados, 16 June - 21 June 2002, Copyright © 2002, R.B. Trombley, Ph.D. & Jean-Paul Toutain, Ph.D.

Article, "Late Quaternary Eruption Forecasting Of The Lesser Antilles Arc Volcanoes", Submitted and has been accepted, with revisions, to the Caribbean Journal of Science, for publication, December, 2002, by R. B. Trombley, Ph.D.

Article, "Is The Forecasting Of The Eruption Of The Yellowstone Supervolcano Possible ?", Published by VQ On-Line, June, 2002, by R. B. , Trombley, Ph.D.

Article, "A Report On The Progress Of The Statistical Analysis Of Volcanoes And Long-Range Eruption Forecasting By ERUPTION Pro 10.0", Société Volcanologique Européenne (SVE) News, March, 2000. Copyright © 2000, R.B. Trombley, Ph.D.

Report, "Analysis of Volcano Guagua Pichincha & Health Risk Assessment, Project # 99-1018-01". Prepared for City Investing Company, Ltd. of Quito, Ecuador, a subsidiary of Alberta Energy Company, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 12 November 1999, R.B. Trombley, Ph.D., J.P. Toutain, Ph.D., P.G. Andersen.

Paper, "An Improved Statistical Long-Range Volcano Eruption Forecasting Programme, 'ERUPTION' Pro 9.6, Presented at the 15th Caribbean Geological Conference, University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica, 29 June - 2 July 1998, Copyright © 1998, R.B. Trombley, Ph.D.

Article, "A Report On The Progress Of The Statistical Analysis Of Volcanoes And Long-Range Eruption Forecasting ", International Association of Volcanology & Chemistry of the Earth's Interior (IAVCEI), Commission On Explosive Volcanism (CEV) Newsletter, November, 1997. Copyright © 1997, R.B. Trombley, Ph.D.

Article, "Volcanoes, Disasters & Educating The Public ", International Association of Volcanology & Chemistry of the Earth's Interior (IAVCEI), Newsletter, #2, 75th Anniversary Commemorative Issue, November, 1997. Copyright © 1997, R.B. Trombley, Ph.D.

Book, "Island Born of Fire: Volcano Piton de la Fournaise", McGraw-Hill, Spring, 1996. Copyright © 1996, R.B. Trombley, Ph.D.

Paper, "A Computer Based Long-Range Volcano Eruption Forecasting Programme, 'ERUPTION' ", EOS Transactions, American Geophysical Union (AGU), Vol 76, No. 46, 7 Nov 1995. Presented at the 1995 Fall Convention. Copyright © 1995, R.B. Trombley, Ph.D.

Paper, "Computer modeling of statistical explosive patterns and the probability of volcanic event forecasting", Digital Equipment Corporation, White Paper, Maynard, Massachusetts, October, 1991. Copyright © 1991, R.B. Trombley, Ph.D.

Paper, "Another Look At Analysis Models In The Structured Analysis And Case Environment", Digital Equipment Corporation, White Paper, Maynard, Massachusetts, July, 1988, R.B. Trombley, Ph.D. Revised June, 1991.

Video Tape Series, "Nuclear Radiation Effects Analysis", Hughes Aircraft Corporation, After Hours Training Program, June, 1982. Copyright © 1982, R.B. Trombley, Ph.D.

Paper, "Limit Probability Derivations of Zero Failure Test Data Using Alternative Probability Distribution Functions As Applied To Missile Nuclear Hardness And Survivability Applications", TRW, 1 Space Park, Redondo Beach, CA, October, 1981. Copyright © 1981, R.B. Trombley, Ph.D. (Reprint available.)

Paper, "A Statistical Methodology For Use In The Treatment Of Zero Failure Test Data As Applied To Missile Nuclear Hardness And Survivability Applications", TRW, 1 Space Park, Redondo Beach, CA, September, 1981. Copyright © 1981, R.B. Trombley, Ph.D. (Reprint available.)

Paper, "A Suggested Mathematical Approach To Evaluate Missile Electronic Equipment Hardness To Nuclear Radiation Environments Utilizing Computer Techniques", TRW, 1 Space Park, Redondo Beach, CA, July, 1981. Copyright © 1981, R.B. Trombley, Ph.D. (Reprint available.)

Book, "Handbook For Goaltenders", Clinton Press, Mt. Clemens, Michigan, October, 1979. Copyright © 1979, R.B. Trombley, Ph.D. (Reprint available.)

Article, "Conception of Five Great Lakes", Telescope, May/June 1976, Dossins Great Lakes Museum, Belle Isle, Detroit, Michigan, R.B. Trombley, Ph.D. (Reprint available.)

Dissertation, "Electromagnetic Radiation In An Absolute Frame Of Reference", University of Dallas, Department of Astronomy, July, 1974. Copyright © 1974, R.B. Trombley (Reprint available.)


Awards & Honours:

Credential, State of Arizona, Substitute Teaching Certification, K through 12, 2003
Elected to "Who's Who", CD-ROM Edition, 1998, For Outstanding Scientific Achievement in Volcanology
Technical Advisor, National Geographic Society (NGS) TV Documentary on Volcanoes, 1998
Credential, State of Arizona, Computer Information Systems, Life Certification, 1993
Digital Equipment Corp., Instructor Excellence Award, 1991
Credential, State of California, Industrial Technologies, Mathematics, Geology, Life Certification, 1980
Elected to "Who's Who" In America, Mid-West Edition, 1988, For Outstanding Scientific Achievement in Physics
Master Model Railroader, # 130, NMRA, September, 1987
Credential, State of Michigan, Mathematics, Electronics, Temp. Certification, 1977
LaSalle University - Cum Laude, Law, 1973
FAA Licensed Commercial Pilot, Ratings: Commercial, ASEL, AMEL, Instrument, 1969
Master Instructor, USAF, 1968
USAF Instructor of the Month, 1968
Bausch-Lomb Science Medal, 1960


Professional Organizations:

Member & Contributor, Origin of the Caribbean Plate - Project 433
Member & Registered Volcanologist, International Association of Volcanology & Chemistry of the Earth's Interior (IAVCEI)
Member, Global Volcanism Network (GVN)
Member, World Organization of Volcanic Observatories (WOVO)
Member, American Geophysical Union (AGU)
Member, Mathematics Association of America (MAA)
Registered Volcanologist, Société Volcanologique Européen (SVE)
Member, Geological Society of Jamaica (GSJ)


Languages:

Spoken: Fluent in the English and French languages. Current passport valid thru 2010.
Computer: BASIC, SQL, FORTRAN, HTML and Microsoft:

ACCESS, POWER POINT, VISUAL BASIC, EXCEL, WORD, plus V-P EXPERT and several CASE tools.


Research Projects and Interests:

Recently developed and continuously improved upon over a period of the last eighteen years, a computer based long-range eruption forecasting programme, "ERUPTION" Pro 10.7. Research and refinement continue on this project which is now being used by various entities all over the world. The paper and actual code generated for this project has advanced to the point where it is was originally accepted for presentation at the 1996 National Convention of the AGU. Interest lies in the continued development and techniques into the relatively accurate forecasting of the world's most dangerous volcanoes. Other interest lies in the ability to do same for the shield type volcanoes about the globe. Continued visits to volcanoes, sometimes in the capacity of expedition leader, as funding and research interests arise is also a priority research agenda.

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