John D. West
Research Specialist (Geophysics)
Arizona State University (ASU)
School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE)

I returned to school after 27 years in the work force to obtain my Masters degree in Geosciences from ASU. I have a BSEE degree from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, which I received in 1979. In the ensuing years, I have been an instrumentation engineer, a design engineer, a network design consultant, and an independent software developer. I have owned and run a networking consulting company (Network Group, Inc.), a small instrumentation manufacturing company (Environmental Sensing Devices, Inc.), and a software development company (Silverheels Software, Inc.). I have also been a landscape photographer (Silverheels Photography)

I am a Professional Engineer (retired) registered in North Carolina and Louisiana, a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer and a Certified PowerBuilder Developer.

My current interests are in understanding the dynamic processes in the Earth's upper mantle and lower crust, particularly the relationships between mantle flow and plate tectonic processes.
Silver Lake, Sierra Nevadas, CA ©Silverheels Photography