High-Temperature Geochemistry & Petrology


High-temperature geochemistry and petrology are fields that encompass a wide range of studies, from the formation of most rocks through igneous processes below the Earth’s surface, to their formation through volcanic processes above the surface (volcanology).

This field also includes the study of fluids and processes that have caused solid-state changes through thermal or regional metamorphism. Mineral characteristics including composition and textural features are studied to help understand their formation parameters. Geochemical techniques are used to determine element and isotopic abundances within materials and to assign chronometric information to specific samples.

For more about our research specialties, visit the Research Overview.


Name Job Title Email
Kimberly Genareau Associate Professor
Graduate Program Director
Field Course Director
Harold Stowell Professor