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Ken Anderson

Professor

Ken Anderson
Office: 310 Parkinson Lab
Phone: 618-453-7389
E-mail: kanderson@geo.siu.edu

Research Interests: Broadly speaking most of my research focuses on the application of chemistry to the understanding of the nature and behavior of sedimentary organic materials, especially coal (and the various components of which it is composed).  My research spans from fundamental science to technology ...read full profile >>

James Conder

Associate Professor and Graduate Director

James Conder

Office: 101C Parkinson Lab
Phone: 618-453-7352
E-mail:
conder@geo.siu.edu

Research Interests: 1) Mantle flow and melt generation My primary research interests address questions regarding processes of mantle flow and melt generation and migration at mid-ocean ridges and subduction zones. This often entails combining geodynamic models and seismic observations or other methods of ...read full profile >>

Steven Esling

Associate Professor and Chair

Steven Esling

Office: 102 Parkinson Laboratory
Phone: 618-453-7376
E-mail: esling@siu.edu

Research Interests: Steven P. Esling blends his background in mathematics and geology with his interests in hydrogeology and Quaternary stratigraphy.  His efforts have led to studies quantifying erosion rates in strip mine spoils, assessing the impact of agricultural drainage wells on shallow bedrock ...read full profile >>

Eric Ferre

Professor

Eric Ferré

Office: 301B Parkinson Lab
Phone: 618-453-7368
E-mail: eferre@geo.siu.edu

Research Interests: My main research interest is the deformation of the lithosphere. I use and develop new magnetic approaches to quantify anisotropy, mineral fabrics and finite strain in rocks. Current projects cover a broad spectrum from seismic deformation and collateral magnetic effects in pseudotachylytes to ...read full profile >>

Justin Filiberto

Associate Professor

Justin Filiberto

Office: 203 Parkinson Lab
Phone: 618-453-4849
E-mail: filiberto@siu.edu

Research Interests: My research focuses on mineralogic and petrologic investigations into basalt formation in order to constrain crustal and mantle evolution. I combine detailed mineralogy and petrology of basalts with high-temperature, elevated-pressure experiments to understand how basalts formed and ...read full profile >>

Harvey Henson

Assistant Professor

Harvey Henson

Joint Appointment in Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Office: Pulliam 301A
Mail Code 4610
625 Wham Drive
Carbondale, Illinois 62901
Phone: 618/453-4214
Email: henson@siu.edu

Daniel Hummer

Assistant Professor

daniel hummer

Office: 207 Parkinson Lab
Phone: 618-453-7386
Email: daniel.hummer@siu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: My research program attempts to answer fundamental questions about how minerals form, and why particular crystal structures are stable at a particular set of conditions. I have worked on a variety of systems at both low and high temperatures, but my work is united by a desire to understand the ...read full profile >>

Scott Ishman

Professor and Associate Dean, College of Science

Scott Ishman

Office: 303 Parkinson Laboratory
Phone: 618-453-7377
E-mail: sishman@siu.edu

Research Interests: My research encompasses the use of benthic foraminifera as paleoenvironmental proxies. Currently my research focuses on three main areas: 1) environmental controls on modern benthic foraminiferal distributions; 2) foraminifers as Late Neogene paleoenvironmental indicators; and 3) Holocene ...read full profile >>

Liliana Lefticariu

Associate Professor

Liliana Lefticariu

Office: 301D Parkinson Lab
Phone: 618-453-7373
Fax: 618-453-7393
E-mail: lefticariu@geo.siu.edu

Research Interests: I am a broadly trained geochemist with cross-disciplinary links to several areas of geology such as biogeochemistry, economic geology, and coal geochemistry. My specialty is low-temperature geochemistry with an emphasis on the stable isotopes of elements that play key roles in biogeochemical ...read full profile >>

Sally Potter-McIntyre

Assistant Professor

Potter-McIntyre

Office: Parkinson Lab
Phone: 618-453-3351
E-mail:
pottermcintyre@siu.edu

Research Interests: My research focuses on diagenesis of sedimentary rocks with application to petroleum geology and Mars sedimentology. Iron is the fourth most common element on the surface of the Earth and authigenic iron minerals record subsurface biota-water-rock interactions. This record helps illumine ...read full profile >>

Sue Rimmer

Professor

Sue Rimmer

Office: 201D Parkinson Lab
Phone: 618-453-7369
E-mail: srimmer@siu.edu

Research Interests: My research currently focuses on five main areas: 1) biogeochemical cycles in organic-rich sediments; 2) controls on stable isotope composition of organic matter (OM) and interpretation of C and N isotope records in organic-rich sediments and coals; 3) linkages between OM and past atmospheric ...read full profile >>

John Sexton

Professor

John Sexton

Office: 210 Parkinson Lab
Phone: 618-453-7374
Fax: 618-453-7393
E-mail: sexton@geo.siu.edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS: My group of students and I have conducted and are continuing work in four different research areas.   1) The first research area involves using both 2D and 3D seismic reflection data collected for oil exploration purposes. We have completed one 3D seismic reflection study (Samantha ...read full profile >>