Karianne Bergen
Assistant Professor
GeoChem Building
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My research interest is in scientific machine learning (SciML). My past work has focused on machine learning for pattern recognition and discovery in large, complex sensor data sets, with applications in earthquake seismology and biodefense. 
Jung-Eun Lee, Associate Professor 
GeoChem Building Room 131
Phone: 863-6465

I study the global water cycle, focusing on how the terrestrial ecosystem influences and is influenced by the physical climate system. My research tools are numerical models of different complexities, ranging from 1-dimensional simple models to more complex earth system models. I often work with researchers who make measurements to improve our understanding of the interplay among different components of the climate system.

Gerrit Budde

Assistant Professor

GeoChem Building 033
Starting January 2022
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As a cosmochemist my research focuses on the origin and early evolution of the Solar System. Using high-precision isotope composition measurements of meteoritic and terrestrial samples, I investigate the provenance and genetic relationships of meteorites and their components, the timescales and processes of planetesimal accretion, as well as the formation history of planets and nature of their building materials.
 Yan Liang
GeoChem Building Room 046
Phone: 863-9477
[email protected]

My general research interests are in the areas of laboratory experiments, theoretical analysis, numerical simulations, and petrologic and geochemical applications of mass transfer in fluid systems.
Steven Clemens, Associate Professor, Research
GeoChem Building Room 127
Phone: 863-1964
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I focus on Milankovitch to centennial-scale climate change within the Neogene, with an emphasis on the Indian and Asian monsoon regions.
Amanda Lynch, Sloan Lindemann and George Lindemann, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies 
IBES Room 116
Phone: 863-5153
[email protected]

My research interests focus primarily on the role of polar cyclones in the climate system, and on the policy implications of extreme weather in small and indigenous communities. I have a joint appointment with Geology and IBES.
 Reid Cooper, Professor
GeoChem Building Room 031
Phone: 863-2160
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My research emphasizes solid-state mechanical and chemical kinetics in rocks, minerals and melts. (Also does interdisciplinary research with the Tectonophysics group). 
Ralph Milliken, Associate Professor 
Lincoln Field Building
Phone: 863-1118
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My research focuses on exploring the geology of planetary surfaces and how we can use remote sensing methods (e.g., satellite and rover-based data) to address geologic problems. Specific interests include undestanding the distribution and role of water in the evolution of our solar system, understanding the extent to which reflectance spectroscopy can be used to quantify mineral and volatile abundances in geologic materials, and investigating the sedimentary rock record of Mars. Researchers in my group integrate experiments, theory, and field/spacecraft data to address these questions. I am currently a science team member for the Mars Curiosity rover, and other projects include mapping water on the Moon, laboratory studies of meteorites, and field studies of potential Mars analogs. 
Colleen Dalton
, Associate Professor
GeoChem Building Room 161
Phone: 863-3339
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I am a seismologist, and my research is focused on imaging the Earth's interior using seismic waves. The overarching goal of my research program is to determine 3-D variations in the temperature, composition, partial-melt content, and volatile abundance of Earth’s mantle.  
David Murray, Lecturer in Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences
MacMillan Hall Room 114
Phone: 863-3531
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Ingrid Daubar, Assistant Professor (Research)
Lincoln Field Building Room 108
Phone: 863-1437
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My research interests include impact craters and other time-varying phenomena on terrestrial planets. She has participated in science and operations on multiple missions including MRO, InSight, Europa Clipper, and Juno 
John Mustard, Professor
Lincoln Field Building Room 110
Phone: 863-1264
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My research focuses on the processes that modify solid surfaces and the spatial and temporal scales that control environmental processes on the Earth.
Alex Evans, Assistant Professor 
Lincoln Field Building Room 301
Phone: 863-1287
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I am interested in understanding the evolutionary, tectonic, geodynamic, and geophysical processes of solid planets. My work includes analyses of altimetry, gravity, geomorphology, and tectonics to determine the structure, surface, and internal evolution of solid planets.
Stephen Parman, Associate Professor
GeoChem Building Room 037
Phone: 863-3352
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My research focuses on the chemical evolution of the Earth, moons, and planets.
 Karen M. Fischer, Louis and Elizabeth Scherck Distinguished Professor of Geological Sciences
GeoChem Building Room 163
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My research involves imaging the structure of the Earth's crust and mantle using seismic waves in order to better understand dynamic processes inside Earth.
Marc Parmentier, Professor Emeritus
GeoChem Building Room 162
Phone: 863-1700
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My research centers on understanding the roles of melting, melt migration, and mantle dynamics on the long-term evolution of the interior of the Earth and other planetary bodies.

Don Forsyth, Professor Emeritus
GeoChem Building Room 158
Phone: 863-1699
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My interests are in the processes that create new seafloor at mid-ocean ridges, the properties of the lithosphere and asthenosphere, and the nature of small-scale convection beneath tectonic plates. 
Carle Pieters, Professor Emeritus, Professor (Research)
Lincoln Field Building
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Professor Pieters' research focuses on surface processes and remote compositional analyses of planetary bodies. She has extensive laboratory experience with lunar samples and meteorites and has been an active science team member on lunar and asteroid exploration missions. Dr. Pieters was recently PI of the Moon Mineralogy Mapper (M3) on the Indian Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft, a CoI on NASA's Dawn Mission to Vesta and Ceres, and is currently a CoI on Trailblazer, a small NASA orbital mission to the Moon scheduled to be launched in 2023. 

 Baylor Fox-Kemper, Professor
GeoChem Building Room 133
Phone: 863-3979
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I study the physics of the ocean and its role in past, present, and future climate. I use models that range from the global scale to focused process models that apply universally.
Warren Prell
, Professor Emeritus, Professor (Research)
GeoChem Building Room 132
Phone: 863-3221
[email protected]
Much of my research is focused on using biotic and geochemical measurements in deep-sea and estuarine sediments to reconstruct past environmental and climate conditions. On the global scale, I have focused on understanding evolution of the Indian Ocean monsoon system and orbital-scale climate changes using observations and models. On the local scale, I have addressed questions of anthropogenic environmental and climate change in Narragansett Bay. For example, we have measured and mapped dissolved oxygen in the Bay and have used benthic foraminifera and chemical changes in the Bay's sediments to identify and understand the pre and post industrial changes in the spatial and temporal extent of hypoxia and pollution in Narragansett Bay. 

 L. Peter Gromet, Professor Emeritus
GeoChem Building Room 044
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My major research interest is on understanding the processes that control the tectonic evolution of ancient collisional mountain belts.
   James RussellRoyce Family Professor in Teaching Excellence & Chair
GeoChem Building Room 143
Phone: 863-6330
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I use late Neogene lake sediments to investigate millennial to decadal-scale climate changes, focusing on tropical Africa and Indonesia.

 Meredith Hastings, Professor
GeoChem Building Room 139
Phone: 863-3658
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My research focuses on the reactive nitrogen cycle, with an emphasis on nitrate deposition. I have a joint appointment with Geology & ECI.
Malcolm RutherfordProfessor Emeritus, Professor (Research)
GeoChem Building Room 049
Phone: 863-1927
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The focus of my research is the experimental, field, and theoretical investigations of the phase equilibria of calc-alkaline magmas.

James Head
, Professor of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences (Research): Louis and Elizabeth Scherck Distinguished Professor Emeritus of the Geological Sciences
Lincoln Field Building Room 104
Phone: 863-2526
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Professor Head studies themes of planetary evolution and the role of volcanism and tectonism in the formation and evolution of planetary crusts. Several research projects are underway in the field in Antarctica, on the Earth's seafloor, and in assessing data from planetary surfaces to study climate change on Mars, volcanism on the Moon, Mars, and Venus, the geology of the surface of Mercury and the tectonic and volcanic evolution of icy satellites.
Alberto Saal
GeoChem Building Room 038
Phone: 863-7238
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I have broad interests in the application of geochemistry to problems of earth, planetary, and environmental science.

 Timothy Herbert, Professor
GeoChem Building Room 125
Phone: 863-1207
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Understanding how the earth's climatic system, particularly the ocean, adjusts itself to perturbation on various timescales drives most aspects of my research.
   Peter Schultz, Professor Emeritus, Professor (Research)
Lincoln Field Building
Phone: 863-2417
My main research has been on the effect of impact angle on cratering and the role of the atmosphere in modifying the process. Different planetary environments, laboratory simulations, and theoretical models allow testing under extreme conditions and to extreme scales.

John Hermance, Professor Emeritus
GeoChem Building Room 167
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My research is in the area of environmental geophysics and hydrology.

Laurence C. Smith, John Atwater and Diana Nelson University Professor of Environmental Studies
Phone: 863-5153
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Laurence C. Smith is the John Atwater and Diana Nelson University
Professor of Environmental Studies and Professor of Earth,
Environmental and Planetary Sciences (IBES/DEEP). His research interests
include the Arctic, water resources, and satellite remote sensing

 Paul Hess, Professor Emeritus
GeoChem Building Room 050
Phone: 863-1929

I focus on fundamental geochemical questions ranging from the atomistic scale to larger problems dealing with the igneous evolution of the Moon and Mars.

Victor Tsai, Associate Professor
GeoChem Building, Room 162
Phone: 863-3339
[email protected]
My research focuses on seismology and geomechanics, fluid-solid
interactions in Earth systems, theoretical glaciology, and
environmental seismology.

 Greg Hirth, Professor
GeoChem Building Room 035
Phone: 863-7063
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My interests are in experimental rock mechanics, deformation mechanisms in both crustal and mantle lithologies, structural geology, application of experimental flow laws to geophysical and geological observations. (Also does interdisciplinary research with the Tectonophysics group).
 Jan Tullis, Professor
GeoChem Building Room 033
Phone: 863-1921

My research involves experimental investigations of the deformation mechanisms, microstructures, and rheology of crustal rocks. (Also does interdisciplinary research with the Tectonophysics group).

Christopher Horvat, Assistant Professor of Environment and Society (Research)
Phone: 863-3032
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Terry Tullis, Professor Emeritus, Professor (Research)
GeoChem Building Room 016
Phone: 863-3829
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I focus on understanding the mechanics of earthquakes.
Yongsong Huang
, Professor
GeoChem Building Room 147
Phone: 863-3822
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I bring new capabilities for studies of lake and marine sediments in terms of isotopic measurements of organic substances. 
Thompson Webb, Professor Emeritus
GeoChem Building Room 130
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My paleoclimate research focuses on mapping large data sets and the calibration of pollen data in climate terms. 

Christian Huber, Associate Professor
GeoChem Building Room 167
Phone: 863-5876
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I study the role of multiphase processes on the dynamics of Earth and other Planetary bodies. More specifically, I focus on volcanology, geodynamics and porous media flow with a variety of theoretical, numerical and experimental approaches.

 Daniel Ibarra, Visiting Assistant Professor
GeoChem Building
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I work on the water and carbon cycles in terrestrial environments. My work includes studying the response of terrestrial landscapes to changes in climate using modeling approaches, geochemical measurements, and field observations.