Geochemistry and Geophysics

Dynamic processes of our planet’s interior over its history generated Earth’s habitable surface and are responsible for the natural distribution of mineral resources and geologic hazards including earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and tsunamis. Solid Earth geochemistry and geophysics research at MSU addresses fundamental questions regarding the evolution of the Earth and the formation of geologic structures we observe today. We offer opportunities for students to study tectonics and petrology at field sites around the globe, to image the Earth’s interior, and to model physical and chemical processes using laboratory and computational methods

Faculty

Min Chen - Computational Seismology

Susannah Dorfman - Experimental Mineralogy

Kazuya Fujita - Global Tectonics

Guillaume Girard - Volcanology

Kevin Mackey - Earthquake Seismology

Allen McNamara - Geodynamics

Tyrone Rooney - Igneous Petrology and Geochemistry

Songqiao Wei - Seismology and Geophysics

 

Emeritus Faculty

William Cambray - Petrology, Mineralogy, Structural Geology

Duncan Sibley - Geochemistry, sedimentary petrology

Thomas Vogel - Igneous Petrology

Adjunct Faculty

Lina Patiño - Analytical Geochemistry