Department of Geological Sciences, Indiana University
Organic Geochemistry and Chemical Oceanography
Office: GY 321
Ph.D., 1985, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)
Diplom-Chemiker, 1979, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany
Research on shale gas funded by the Department of Energy.
Stable isotopes in fossil fuels (oil, coal, gas) reveal how original biological material, heat and time affected the chemical composition of sedimentary organic matter.
Paleoclimatology of laminated sediments from the Santa Barbara Basin off California.
Development of organic hydrogen, carbon, and nitrogen stable isotope reference materials.
GRADUATE STUDENT PROJECTS
Katarina Topalov Ph.D. Hydrogen stable isotopes in bone collagen
Carley Gasaway M.S. Micro-FTIR characterization of shales
Kevin Webster Ph.D. Subterranean microbial methanotrophic uptake of atmospheric methane
Lin Wei Ph.D. Natural gas geochemistry
Patrick Griffin Ph.D. Stable isotope ratios in protein and amino acids