Douglas Rumble is a petrologist and geochemist with the Geophysical Laboratory of the Carnegie Institution of Washington. He earned a B.A. from Columbia College and a Ph.D. from Harvard University. He served as assistant professor at UCLA and on detail as a Program Director in the Earth Sciences Division of the US National Science Foundation. He worked as a Board Member of Geoscience World to provide top-quality electronic publishing technology to Earth Science Societies for their journals.
He has been a staff scientist in petrology and geochemistry at the Geophysical Laboratory since 1973. Current research, led by E. D. Young (UCLA), is on development of Panorama, a high mass resolution mass spectrometer designed by P. A. Freedman and built by Nu Instruments Ltd. for the measurement of multiply substituted isotopologues of geochemical and atmospheric gases.