||Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
David Walker received his B.A. at Oberlin College, where he studied
geology. While studying mining at Harvard, his interests turned to
lunar rocks and he went on to earn his MA and PhD in experimental petrology.
In his research he investigates the magmatic processes that have resulted
in differentiation of the earth's core, mantle and crust and similar differentiation
of other planets. This work also relates to the synthesis of new
materials such as high-temperature superconductors.