Alessandro Grippo, Ph.D.

Title: Lecturer
 Geological Sciences
(310) 243-3377

Contact Preference: Email

Areas of Expertise

Stratigraphy, Sedimentology, Petroleum Geology, Oceanography, Earth History, Natural Disasters, Volcanism

Professional Background

Dr. Grippo is a field-oriented geologist with experience in the petroleum industry (exploration and subsoil geology) and in educational and research activities, both academic and non-academic. He has taught a variety of classes related to sedimentary rocks and stratigraphy, oceanography, and natural disasters.

He led a variety of field activities throughout Southern California and the southwest for several institutions, among them the Joshua Tree Desert Institute, taking students and groups to localities such as Death Valley National Park, Catalina Island, Zion National Park, the San Andreas Fault at a variety of locations, and more. He has also been a faculty fellow at NASA-JPL working on seismic studies. His research is focused on both local geological features and on the cyclostratigraphy of marine sequences, with the purpose of understanding ancient climate change and better define the geochronological time scale.


English, Italian, Basic French


Ph.D., Geological Sciences, University of Southern California

M.S. and B.S., Geological Sciences, Universita’ di Bologna, Italy