Geochemistry, Petrology and Volcanology

Origin of mantle plumes, flux of sediments in subduction zones,  the origin of the Andes Mountains,  creation and evolution of the continental crust, composition of seawater, and the flux of elements to the oceans, origin of metaliferrous sediments, erosion rates of the Himalayas, evolution of the atmosphere and climate cycling, workings of continental, oceanic island, and mid-ocean ridge volcanoes.

This area of research focuses on the study of the chemical composition of the earth and its rocks and minerals.

Research Area Faculty

The faculty researchers in this area exemplify the collaborative nature of the work done at Cornell Engineering.

Research Groups