Geology and Geophysics
Research in Geochemistry
Researchers in geochemistry in the Department of Geosciences is diverse and occurs across a spectrum of related disciplines. In the department you will find ongoing research in experimental aqueous geochemistry, the geochemical evolution of igneous and metamorphic systems, stable isotopic studies of vertebrate and invertebrate fossils, and the application of geochemical analysis to understanding of water-rock interactions in aquifers.
There are three broadly defined research groups in the department, for which more information can be found at the follow links:
Dr. Cal Barnes, petrology and geochemistry of igneous and metamorphic rocks.
Dr. Melanie Barnes, application of LA-ICP-MS to Earth material.s
Dr. Callum Hetherington, mineralogy, geochemistry, and micro-analytical study of igneous and metamorphic rocks.
Dr. Juske Horita, stable isotope geochemistry.
Dr. Hal Karlsson, stable isotope geochemistry.
Dr. Moira Ridley, aqueous geochemistry.
- Aqueous Geochemistry Laboratory
- TTU GeoAnalytical Laboratory for Major and Trace Element ICP Analysis and Laser-Ablation ICP-Mass Spectrometry
- The Laboratory for Stable Isotope Geochemistry
- The Imaging Center
Courses In Geochemistry
- GCH 2303 Introduction to Geochemistry
- GCH 5300 Individual Studies in Geochemistry
- GCH 5303 Trace Element Geochemistry
- GCH 5305 Environmental and Aqueous Geochemistry
- GCH 5350 Isotope Geochemistry
- GCH 5405 Inorganic Geochemistry