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AGEP-T FRAME Fellow: Jesse John



Jesse John

Graduate Student, Stony Brook University


Specialty: Geochemistry/ X-ray diffraction/ Synthesis                                         

AGEP-T FRAME Research Mentor: Dr. John Parise

Email: Jesse.John@stonybrook.edu 


I was born and raised on the twin island country of Trinidad and Tobago. My parents immigrated to New York City in 2000 to give me an opportunity to attend college.  I arrived in the heart of Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn at the age of thirteen. I was completely focused on attaining the college education that my parents left their friends, family and careers behind for. As an undergraduate in CUNY Brooklyn College, I conducted research on the petrological and geochemical characteristics of orange calcites in the New Jersey Highlands. I was very fortunate to earn my BS in Geology and BA in Education in 2009; this allowed me to be a part of a close-knit family of students who became my best friends and professors who became my mentors.  Over the course of my graduate studies at CUNY, I was a National Science Foundation GK-12 Graduate Teaching Fellow in STEM Education and a National Science Foundation Bridge to the Doctorate Fellow within NYC-Louis Stoke Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP). My master's thesis examined the strontium isotopic signatures in shark teeth to validate using fossil shark teeth as a geochronological tool. I received my MA in Geology from CUNY Brooklyn College in 2012. After completing my master's, I obtained a summer internship at Brookhaven National Laboratory, National Synchrotron Light Source, beamline X-26A. Throughout my doctoral studies at Stony Brook, I have continued my word with X-ray diffraction experiments in Geochemistry. My future goals are to complete my doctoral degree in Geosciences at SBU and then pursue a research career in academia. I am also open to working in Industry or DOE national labs where I can pursue nanomaterials research.

Seminar Title: PDF Analysis of Mono Sodium Titanate


Jesse John, "Nano Alcatraz" NASA FameLab competition, Stony Brook. NY, USA, April, (2015)

Jesse John, "PDF analysis of Mono Sodium Titanate" Research Café series, Stony Brook, NY, USA, December, (2014)

Jesse John, "Containerless Acoustic levitation and In Situ X-ray scattering of Ferrihydrite," SACNAS (Society for Advancement of Hispanics and Native Americans in Science) Conference, Stony Brook, NY, USA, April, (2014)

John Jesse., Seidemann, D., Chamberlain, J.A., Jr., Cheng, Z., Becker, M. Trace element chemistry of modernshark teeth and implications for shark tooth geochronometry. Nova Publishers (2012).