Graduate Advising

Aleksey Smirnov

  • Associate Professor, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Department of Physics
  • Graduate Program Director, Department of Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences
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Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • The long-term evolution of the Earth's magnetic field (especially in relation to the geodynamo mechanisms and the early history of the field) and its geological and geodynamical implications
  • Geodynamics and global plate tectonics (eg., large igneous province formation and true polar wander)
  • Magnetism of rocks, minerals, and synthetic materials
  • Environmental magnetism (eg., biomineralization and the relationships between physical, chemical and magnetic properties of minerals)
  • Development of new techniques and instruments for paleomagnetic and rock magnetic research
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Brittany Buschell

  • Graduate Program Coordinator
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