Research in Earth and Environmental Science Dept
The Department of Earth and Environmental Science has 11 tenure track faculty, and is undergoing a period of hiring and expansion.
The faculty are actively engaged in research, presenting results at regional, national and international scientific symposia. The program enrolls about 12 full-time graduate students. Our graduates have been very successful in securing work in the geologic industry or in geology doctoral programs.
Undergraduates can also participate in research by contacting the individual faculty member in their area of interest.
Current specialties and associated faculty in the department include:
- Coastal Dynamics, Geomorphology (Buynevich)
- Ecohydrology, Land Use Change (Ravi)
- Energy (N. Davatzes)
- Environmental Geophysics (Nyquist)
- Hydrogeology & Groundwater Contamination (Toran)
- Low Temperature Geochemistry (Grandstaff, Kim, Chemtob)
- Mineralogy-Materials (Kim, Chemtob)
- Nanomaterials (Kim)
- Paleontology-Fossil Provenance (Grandstaff, Terry, Tumarkin-Deratzian)
- Planetary Geology (A. Davatzes)
- Polar Geophysics and Glaciology (Muto)
- Sedimentology-Stratigraphy (A. Davatzes, Terry, Buynevich)
- Structural Geology (N. Davatzes)
- Urban hydrology (Toran)
- Weathering and diagenesis (Chemtob)