David Valentine headshot photo

David Valentine

Chief Scientist
Professor of Microbial Geochemistry
University of California, Santa Barbara

Dr. David Valentine is a Professor of Earth Science and Biology at the University of California at Santa Barbara. His research areas include the chemistry, microbiology and exploration of the ocean. Dr. Valentine has participated on over 35 research expeditions, over half as the chief scientist, and has logged more than 20 dives on the submarine Alvin.


David participated in the following Ocean Exploration Trust expeditions: