Geochemistry

Degrees Offered

  • Master of Science (Geochemistry)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Geochemistry)
  • Certificate in Analytical Geochemistry
  • Professional Masters in Analytical Geochemistry (non-thesis)
  • Professional Masters in Environmental Geochemistry (non-thesis)

Program Description

The Graduate Program in Geochemistry is an interdisciplinary program with the mission to educate students whose interests lie at the intersection of the geological and chemical sciences. The Geochemistry Program consists of two subprograms, administering two M.S. and Ph.D. degree tracks, two Professional Master's (non-thesis) degree programs, and a Graduate Certificate. The Geochemistry (GC) degree track pertains to the history and evolution of the Earth and its features, including but not limited to the chemical evolution of the crust and mantle, geochemistry of energy and mineral resources, aqueous geochemistry and fluid-rock/ fluid-mineral interactions and chemical mineralogy. The Environmental Biogeochemistry (EBGC) degree track pertains to the coupled chemical and biological processes of Earth's biosphere, and the changes in these processes caused by human activities.

Professors

Zhaoshan Chang, Geology and Geological Engineering

Linda A. Figueroa, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Christopher P. Higgins, Civil and Environmental Engineering

John McCray, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Thomas Monecke, Geology and Geological Engineering

James F. Ranville, Chemistry

John R. Spear, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Bettina M. Voelker, Chemistry

Associate professors

Yvette Kuiper, Geology and Geological Engineering

Alexis Navarre-Sitchler, Geology and Geological Engineering

Johnathan O. Sharp, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Associate Professor

Nigel Kelly, Geology and Geological Engineering

Affiliate Faculty

Nigel Kelly, Geology and Geological Engineering

Katharina Pfaff, Geology and Geological Engineering

Emeriti Professor

John B. Curtis, Geology and Geological Engineering

Wendy J. Harrison, Geology and Geological Engineering

Donald L. Macalady, Chemistry

Patrick MacCarthy, Chemistry

Samuel B. Romberger, Geology and Geological Engineering

Richard F. Wendlandt, Geology and Geological Engineering

Thomas R. Wildeman, Chemistry

Emeriti Associate Professor

L. Graham Closs, Geology and Geological Engineering

E. Craig Simmons, Chemistry