Geosciences Departmental Research Websites
|Name||Office, Lab, Phone &||Area of Expertise|
|Daniel Davis||ESS 245
|Geomechanical modeling; tectonics; active margin structural geology|
|Timothy Glotch||ESS 250, 231
|Planetary Geology, Remote Sensing, Martian Surface Mineralogy|
|Gilbert Hanson||ESS 310, 317
|Isotope and Trace Element Geochemistry, Geochronology|
|William Holt||ESS 334, 365
|Joel Hurowitz||ESS 220
|Planetary exploration and geology, sedimentary and aqueous geochemistry|
|Scott McLennan||ESS 252, 221
|Geochemistry, Crustal Evolution, Sedimentary Petrology|
|Hanna Nekvasil||ESS 243, 229
|Silicate melt/crystal equilibria; thermodynamcis of silicate systems|
|Artem Oganov||ESS 354
|Computational crystallography; high-pressure mineralogy; computational materials design|
|John Parise||ESS 238, 335
|Crystal structure-property relations; solid state synthesis|
|Brian Phillips||ESS 240, 207
|Molecular-level structure of minerals and their surfaces|
|Troy Rasbury||ESS 320, 217
|Sedimentary geology and geochemistry, geochronology|
|Richard Reeder||ESS 218, 215
|Geochemistry and Mineralogy
Director of CEMS
|Deanne Rogers||ESS 336
|Planetary geology, remote sensing|
|Martin Schoonen||ESS 220, 205
|Geochemistry of sulfur and sulfides, hydrogeochemistry, catalysis|
|Donald Weidner||ESS 318, 381
|Mineral Physics and the Earth's deep interior
Director of MPI
|Lianxing Wen||ESS 230
|Seismology, Geodynamics, Global Geophysics|
Timothy Glotch Group: Vibrational Spectroscopy Laboratory
The Glotch research group in the Vibrational Spectroscopy Laboratory (VSL) is focused on using laboratory spectroscopy and theoretical techniques to enable more quantitative interpretation of remote sensing data from Mars, the Moon, and other Solar System bodies. Areas of emphasis include understanding the role of water in altering the Martian crust, studying the contribution of impact processes and space weathering to the observed spectral signatures of Mars and the Moon, and understanding the origin of unique lithologies in the lunar crust. The Glotch group is also home to the Remote, In Situ, and Synchrotron Studies for Science and Exploration (RIS4E) node of NASA's Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI).
Joel Hurowitz Group: Planetary Geochemistry Laboratory
Our research focuses on understanding the geochemistry and mineralogy of Martian sedimentary rocks and soils as a proxy record to reconstruct paleo-environmental conditions on the ancient surface of Mars. To do this, we use a combination of mission dataset analysis, laboratory experimentation, theoretical modeling, and field analogue activities and sample analysis. In addition, our laboratory will be home to a laboratory version of the Mars 2020 rover mission instrument called PIXL (Planetary Instrument for X-ray Lithochemistry). This microfocus X-ray fluorescence device is a research instrument used for resolving sub-millimeter scale relationships between geochemistry and rock texture, and also serves the 2020 mission by supporting calibration and operations development activities. We are also actively involved in research related to understanding the reactivity and toxicity of regolith materials on airless planetary bodies.
John Parise Lab Group: Crystallography
Among our interests is the study of atomic structural changes that accompany variation in composition, temperature, and pressure.
Richard J. Reeder Lab Group: Mineral-Water Interface Geochemistry
The study of reaction mechanisms and molecular-scale structure at mineral-water interfaces is the central focus of research activities in our geochemistry group.
Martin Schoonen Lab Group Website: Aqueous Geochemistry
Understanding geochemical and environmental processes at the molecular scale is the objective of most of the projects in the group .
Seismology and Tectonics Lab-Lianxing Wen, Bill Holt
A primary focus in the seismology and tectonics lab is the determination of detailed three dimensional earth structure, from the core to the surface, and related studies on the dynamics that drives mantle convection, deformation of the lithosphere, and plate tectonics in general. Particular emphasis is placed on interdisciplinary research and collaboration to understand the structure, composition, and dynamics of the Earth's interior, as well as the driving forces for plate movements and deformations.
Groundwater Research Group
The Groundwater Research Group is a group of graduate students from Stony Brook University working with Gil Hanson on groundwater problems in Suffolk County, Long Island, NY. We have created this web site to employ the importance of studying Long Island groundwater.
Bill Holt Lab Group
Information about all our research, figures, useful links, etc.
Bill Holt: Kinematics and Dynamics of the Lithosphere
The main efforts of this research lab are devoted to the understanding of the kinematics and dynamics of crustal deformation in (diffuse) plate boundary zones.
Isotope Lab-Gil Hanson, Scott McLennan, Troy Rasbury
The primary focus of the Isotope lab is to use isotope and trace element compositions to tell the history of geological materials. Current research conducted in the lab includes dating the time of sedimentation with paleosol calcite, determining the paleo-pH of seawater, and tracing the source of contaminants in Long Island groundwater. The group members include three faculty from the Department of Geosciences and graduate students from Geosciences, Anthropological Sciences, and the Marine Science Research Center at Stony Brook.
Brian Phillips Lab Group: Geochemistry, Environmental, and Molecular Science
The Phillips' lab focuses on oxygen exchange kinetics of aqueous complexes and reactivity of mineral surfaces; application of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy for kinetic measurements and characterization of mineral surface and bulk structure.
News & Announcements
Geosciences Department Newsletter
Dr. Nicholas Warner will be delivering a lecture entitled "Surface Processes and Regolith Thickness at Southwestern Elysium Planitia, Mars: Implications for the (2018?) InSight Mission" on Thursday, 2/18/16 at 4:00PM in the Hanson Seminar Room (ESS 123)
Melissa Sims chosen to introduce Secretary of Energy at NSLS-II Dedication
Celebrating Robert Cooper Liebermann
Professor Joel Hurowitz named Deputy PI for Mars 2020 Rover Instrument
PhD Student Yuyan (Sara) Zhao selected for Prestigious Dwornik Award
Professor Timothy Glotch to lead NASA funded research team
Professor Martin Schoonen named Chairman of the Environmental Sciences Department at BNL
Professors John Parise and Artem Oganov pursue Materials Genome Initiative
Professor Deanne Rogers finds evidence for past groundwater on Mars
Professor Robert Liebermann accepts Edward A. Flinn Award
Professor Scott McLennan selected for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Team