Geosciences Departmental Research Websites

NameOffice, 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

John Parise's Lab Group: Crystallography

Among our interests is the study of atomic structural changes that accompany variation in composition, temperature, and pressure.

Richard J. Reeder's 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's 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's 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 

Dr. James Head will be delivering a lecture entitled "The Climate History of Mars: Was Early Mars 'Warm and Wet' or "Cold and Icy'?" on Thursday, 9/3/15 at 4:00PM in the Hanson Seminar Room (ESS 123)

Geosciences Seminars

Geosciences Department Newsletter


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

Professor Timothy Glotch receives NSF Career Award

Geosciences PhD Francis McCubbin receives Presidential Early Career Award

Professor Scott McLennan on NASA team that finds new evidence for water at Mars crater

Geoscience Researchers Develop Numerical Model to Better Forecast Forces Behind Earthquakes 

Geoscience Professor Don Weidner selected to receive Inge Lehman Medal

Geoscience researchers find that natural minerals disinfect drinking water

Professor Dan Davis publishes 4th edition of "Turn Left at Orion"

Stony Brook PhD and Faculty Advisor Show that the Moon Isn't as Dry as Previously Thought

The Department welcomes its new faculty member, Deanne Rogers

Jerome Varriale, Geosciences major, Named URECA Researcher of the Month  


Department of Geosciences - Earth and Space Science Building, Stony Brook, NY 11794-2100  Phone: (631) 632-8200
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