Sharp, Robert P.

Robert Phillip Sharp (24 June 1911 – 25 May 2004) was an American geomorphologist and expert on the geological surfaces of the Earth and the planet Mars.[1][2][3] Sharp served as the chairman of the Division of Geological Sciences at California Institute of Technology (Caltech) from 1952 to 1968.[4] He built the modern department and especially recruited new faculty in geochemistry, tectonic geomorphology, planetary science, and field geology.