Environmental and Biogeochemistry

We study environmental molecular processes to protect the earths' most valuable resources, air and water.  ASU has a strong history in connecting chemistry, biochemistry and geology.  We define the materials chemistry of the geosphere, and explore new ways of performing chemical reactions inspired by geomimicry, and how chemistry, biology and geology sustain life on earth, and possibly beyond.

Faculty

Ariel Anbar

Earth Surface Chemistry, Mass Spectrometry, Isotopic Composition Studies, Biogeochemistry

Peter Buseck

Atmospheric Chemistry, Aerosols, Meteorites, Solid-State geochemistry, Cosmochemistry, Electron Microscopy

Andrew Chizmeshya

Computational Solid State Chemistry, Semiconductor Simulation, Vibrational and Optical Properties of Solids, Physisorption, Carbon Sequestration

Ian Gould

Photochemistry, mechanistic organic chemistry, organic geochemistry

Hilairy Hartnett

Aqueous Geochemistry, Biogeochemistry, Oceanography, Carbon Cycle Research, Environmental Chemistry

Pierre Herckes

Environmental Chemistry, Atmospheric Chemistry, Aerosol and Cloud Chemistry, Environmental Pollution, Analytical Chemistry

Alexandra Navrotsky

Materials of the universe, thermochemistry, ceramics, geochemistry, mineralogy 

Scott Sayres

Ultrafast Lasers, Electron Dynamics, XUV Spectroscopy, Molecular Clusters

Everett Shock

Biogeochemistry, Thermodynamic Modeling, Microbial Processes, Analytical Methods

George Wolf

High pressure chemistry, phase transitions, spectroscopy, materials chemistry