My goals as a mineralogist and geochemist are to probe the secrets of how Earth materials work, and to take that understanding to predict and design new functionality. I have focused on the molecular-scale characterization of Earth materials to understand their roles in a variety of environments. I seek to quantify surface reactivity, evolution over time, and the capacity of minerals to sequester ions, crystallize, and survive in a variety of extreme environments. In deciphering mechanisms at the atomic and molecular levels, I hope to understand, predict, and even manipulate mineral behaviors and properties at the macroscopic scale.
Geochemistry - Dynamics - Mineralogy @ Western Kentucky University
WKU AND CRYSTAL KINETICS
Advancing porous nanomaterials for basic energy science, environmental security, and materials genomics.1 November, 2013
I will be teaching Minerals and Rocks, and the Earth Lab.1 September, 2013
Shelby Rader (2012) was awarded an NSF Fellowship for her work at UofA.10 August, 2013