Graduate Students

Dimitri Acosta

Dimitri Acosta

B.A., 2005, Northwestern University (Psychology and Anthropology)
M.S. (Doran)

Room 2436
Phone (312) 966-0083

dacost4@uic.edu

Research Project to be determined

Timothy Badger

Timothy Badger

B.S., 2009, University of Illinois at Chicago (Earth and Environmental Sciences)
M.S. (Forman)

tbadge2@uic.edu

Evidence for climate variability in San Luis Province, Argentina

Chris Bloszies

Chris Bloszies

B.A., 2008, The University of Chicago (Economics)
M.S.(Forman)

Room 3154
Phone (312)413-8132

cblosz2@uic.edu

Water level changes for Lake Turkana and climate variability during the African Humid Period

Caitlin Boblitt

Caitlin Boblitt

B.A., 2012, Bellarmine College (Biology and Environmental Studies) M.S. (Plotnick)

Room 2446
Phone (312) 996-7207

cbobli2@uic.edu

Research Project to be determined

Erika Callagon

Erika Callagon

B.S., 2010, University of the Philippines Diliman (Geology)
Ph.D (Nagy, Sturchio)

Room 2436
Phone (312) 996-0083
ecalla4@uic.edu

Mineral-fluid interface interactions

Caitlin Casar

Caitlin Casar

B.S., 2012, East Carolina University (Geology)
M.S. (Meyer-Dombard)

Room 2458

ccasar2@uic.edu

Research Project to be determined

Lu Chou

Lu Chou

B.A.,2013, University of Maryland College Park (Microbiology)
M.S.

Room 2458

lchou5@uic.edu

Research Project to be determined

Lu Chou

Ann Cosgrove

B.A.,2009, Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst (Architecture)
M.S.

Room 2436
Phone (312) 996-0083

acosgr2@uic.edu

Research Project to be determined

Kyle Cronin

Kyle Cronin

B.S., 2012, University of Illinois at Chicago (Earth and Environmental Sciences)
M.S. (Doran)

Room 2448
Phone (312) 996-3159
kcroni6@uic.edu

Noble gas radioisotope constraints on water residence time and solvent sources in Lake Bonney, Taylor Valley, Antarctica

Hilary Dugan

Hilary Dugan

B.S., 2008, Queen's University (Kingston, Ontario) (Geography and Biology)
M.S., 2010, Queen's University (Kingston, Ontario) (Physical Geography)
Ph.D. (Doran)

Room 2456
hdugan3@uic.edu

Hydrological controls on the formation and current state of Lake Vida, Victoria Valley, Antarctica

Saman Karimi

Saman Karimi

B.S., 2006, Iran University of Science and Technology (Physics)
M.S., 2009, University of Tehran (Geophysics)
Ph.D. (Dombard)

Room 2448
Phone (312) 996-3159
mkarim5@uic.edu

The evolution of large impact craters on terrestrial planets

Jonathan Kay

Jonathan Kay

B.A., 2008, Wheaton College (Norton, MA) (Physics)
M.S., 2010, University of Idaho (Geology)
Ph.D. (Dombard)

Room 2462

Phone (312) 996-2145
jkay5@uic.edu

Unstable folding of planetary lithospheres

Jackie Kowalik

Jackie Kowalik

B.S., 2008, Winona State University (Geoscience)
M.S. (Guggenheim)

Room 2436

Phone (312) 996-0083
jkowal23@uic.edu

Research project to be determined

Jiajia Lin

Jiajia Lin

B.S., 2006, Nanjing Normal University (Applied Chemistry)
M.S., 2009, Nanjing Normal University (Quaternary Geology)
Ph.D. (Sturchio)

Room 3156
jlin36@uic.edu

Isotopic tracers and mass transport in groundwater

Ellen Maley

Ellen Maley

B.A., 2011, Smith College (Geosciences)
M.S.(Nagy)

Room 2476
emaley2@uic.edu

Effect of Aging on Mercury Release from Cinnabar

Lionel Mojekwu

Lionel Mojekwu

B.S., 2012, University of Illinois at Chicago (Earth and Environmental Sciences)
M.S.(Kenig)

Room 2436
Phone (312) 996-0083

nmojek2@uic.edu

Research Project to be determined

Maciej Obryk

Maciej Obryk

B.S., 2008, University of Illinois at Chicago (Earth and Environmental Sciences)
Ph.D. (Doran)

Room 2426
mobryk2@uic.edu

Hydrological and biological sensitivity of Taylor Valley lakes, East Antarctica with respect to climate change: past, present, future

Sean O'Hara

Sean O'Hara

B.S., 2013, Northeastern Illinois University (Earth Science)
Ph.D. (Dombard)

Room 2458
sohara3@uic.edu

The enigma of Triton and Kuiper Belt Objects

Joey Pasterski

Joey Pasterski

B.S., 2013, University of Illinois at Chicago (EaES)
M.S. (Kenig)

Room 2448
Phone (312) 996-3159


mpaste3@uic.edu

Research project to be determined

Lauren Schurmeier

Lauren Schurmeier

B.S., 2011, University of California-Santa Cruz (Earth Science)
M.S. (Dombard)

Room 2468
Phone (312) 996-9662

lschur2@uic.edu

The evolution of impact craters on Saturn's moon Titan

Bharathi Vallalar

Bharathi Vallalar

B.S., 2010, Louisiana State University (Microbiology)
M.S. (Meyer-Dombard)

Room 2476
Phone (312) 413-1868

uvalla2@uic.edu

Research Project to be determined

Kristin Woycheese

Kristin Woycheese

B.A., 2006, Carthage College (Biology and Neuroscience)
M.S. 2010, Northern Illinois University (Biological Sciences)
Ph.D. (Meyer-Dombard)

Room 2446

Phone (312) 996-7207
kwoych2@uic.edu

Biogeochemistry and community composition of biomineralizing microbial mats from Mexico and Turkey: Analogs for early Earth and astrobiological studies

Qianyi Wu

Qianyi Wu

B.S., 2007 China University of Geosciences (Geology)
M.S., 2010, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (Geology)
M.S. (Guggenheim)

Room 2470
qwu20@uic.edu

CO2 sequestration in minerals