Professor Schoonen's research interests aim at understanding the interaction between water and rocks at surface and near-surface conditions. Schoonen's research group is currently working on three major projects: heterogeneous catalysis involving mineral surfaces; surface chemistry of iron sulfides; and the hydrogeochemistry of Long Island.
Heterogeneous Catalysis on Mineral Surfaces
Surface Chemistry of Iron Sulfides
Long Island Groundwater
Schoonen, M.A.A., Fisher, N.S., and Wente, M.A. (1992). Au sorption onto pyrite and goethite: a radiotracer study. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 55, 1,801-1,814.
Staudt, W., Oswald, E.J., and Schoonen, M.A.A. (1993). Na, Cl, SO4 concentrations in dolomite: a new technique to constrain the composition of dolomitizing fluids. Chem. Geol. 107, 97-109.
Dekkers M.J. and Schoonen M.A.A. (1993) An electrokinetic study of pyrrhotite and greigite. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 58, 4147-4153.
Staudt W., Reeder R.J., Schoonen M.A.A. (1994) Surface structural control on compositional zoning of SO42+ andSeO42+ in synthetic calcite single crystals. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 58, 2087-2098.
Schoonen M.A.A. (1993) Calculation of the zero point of charge of metal oxides between 0 and 350C. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 58, 2845-2851.
Poulson S.R. and Schoonen M.A.A. (1994) Variations of the oxygen isotope fractionation between NaCO3- and water due to the presence of NaCl at 100-300C. Chem Geolo. Isotope Geossci. Section. 116, 305-315.
Rakovan J., Schoonen M.A.A., Reeder R.J. (1995). Epitaxial overgrowths of marcasite on pyrite from the Tunnel and Reservoir Project, Chicago, Illinois, USA: Implications for marcasite growth. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 59, 343-346.
Staudt W and Schoonen M.A.A. (1994) Sulfate in sedimentary carbonates. ACS Symp. Series Vol 612 Geochemical Transformations of Sedimentary Sulfur, Vairavamurthy and Schoonen (eds), Chap. 26, 8p.
Rickard D.T, Schoonen M.A.A., Luther (1995) Chemistry of iron sulfides in sedimentary environments. ACS Symp. Series Vol 612 Geochemical Transformations of Sedimentary Sulfur, Vairavamurthy and Schoonen (eds), Chap 8, 26 pp.
Xu Y. and Schoonen M.A.A. (1995) The stability of thiosulfate in the presence of pyrite in low-temperature aqueous solutions. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta. 59, 4605-4622.
Dekkers M.J., Schoonen M.A.A. (1996) Magnetic properties of hydrothermally synthesized greigite (Fe3 S4). 1. Rock magnetic parameters at room temperature. Geophys. J. Int. 126, 360-368.
Chaturvedi S., Katz R., Guevremont J., Schoonen M.A.A., Strongin D.R. (1996) XPS and LEED study of a naturally occurring single crystal of pyrite. Am. Min. 81, 261-265
Xu Y., Schoonen M.A.A., Strongin D.R. (1996) Thiosulfate oxidation: Catalysis of synthetic sphalerite doped with transition metals. Accepted Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta.
News & Announcements
Geology Open Night - Professor Dan Davis will be delivering a lecture entitled "The Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami of March 11, 2011: What Have We Learned?" on Friday, 02/27/15 at 7:30pm in ESS 001
Dr. Robert Lander, American Association of Petroleum Geologists Distinguished Lecturer, will be delivering a lecture entitled "Model the Rock! Using Diagenesis Simulation for Rock Property Prediction" on Friday, 03/06/15 at 12:00pm in the Hanson Seminar Room (ESS 123).
Geosciences Department Newsletter
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