All department faculty and affiliated researchers are available as potential graduate advisors.

Palisades Geophysical Institute (PGI) Lamont Research Professor

Ice sheet dynamics and mass balance; continental dynamics; estuarine processes; linkages between ice sheet processes and subglacial geology.

(845) 365-8827
Bruce C. Heezen Lamont Research Professor

Marine geophysics; mid-ocean ridges; multi-channel seismics; Hudson estuary.

(845) 365-8895
Lamont Associate Research Professor

Marine geophysics, seismic imaging, submarine active fault systems, mid-ocean ridges.


Sedimentary geology and tectonics.

(845) 365-8180
Lamont Associate Research Professor

Solid Earth Geochemistry and Dynamics.

(845) 365-8712
Lamont Associate Research Professor
(845) 365-8368
Lamont Associate Research Professor

Interplay between large-scale geophysical processes and the microbial biosphere; spatial variations in the tidal triggering of microearthquakes within ridge systems.

(845) 365-8687
Lamont Associate Research Professor

My research is geared toward understanding global climate change, including current anthropogenic driven changes and past changes to the Earth System.  I investigate the natural modes and underlying forcing mechanisms of past climate variability, with the goal...

(845) 365-8654

Using stable isotopic and trace metal (Mg/Ca) analyses of marine sediment to reconstruct past changes in ocean circulation and terrestrial climate.

(845) 365-8483
Lamont Assistant Research Professor

Paleomagnetism, environmental magnetism, borehole geophysics.

(845) 365-8639
Lamont Research Professor
(845) 365-8674
Higgins Professor

Isotope geology.

(845) 365-8787
Curator, AMNH

Crystal chemistry; subduction zone mineralogy-petrology-geochemistry; gem deposits; high-pressure mineralogy.


Geochronology, sedimentary geochemistry, paleoclimate, continental crust evolution.

(845) 365-8417
Lamont Research Professor

Quaternary and glacial geology; geomorphology; geochronology; paleoclimatology; ice sheet dynamics; limnogeology; cosmogenic surface exposure dating.

(845) 365-8646
Arthur D. Storke Memorial Professor


(845) 365-8728
Associate Professor
(845) 365-8604
Lamont Associate Research Professor
(845) 365-8616
Adjunct Professor

Gas hydrates and methanogenesis in continental margin sediments; quantitative stratigraphy and the geological time scale; geophysical inversion methods.

(845) 365-8577
Curator, AMNH

Petrologic evolution of layered mafic intrusions; geochemistry of the volatile elements in mafic and ultramafic systems; thermodynamics of sulfide systems; geochemistry of the platinum group elements; mantle petrology; the geochemistry of carbon; surface chemistry.

(845) 365-8699


(845) 365-8722
Associate Professor

Glacial earthquakes.

(845) 365-8613
Adjunct Professor

Description and relationships of coelurosaurs; Asian Mesozoic fauna; theoretical methods for better understanding phylogenetic relationships and pattern in the fossil record.

(212) 769-5804
Arthur D. Storke Memorial Professor

Paleontology, stratigraphy; evolution of continental ecosystems (climate change, mass extinctions), astrochronology, chaos in the solar system.

(845) 365-8491
Arthur D. Storke Memorial Professor

Geochemistry, igneous petrology.

(845) 365-8410
Executive Vice President for Research

Michael Purdy assumed the role of Executive Vice President for Research on February 1, 2011.

(212) 854-1656
Bruce C. Heezen Lamont Research Professor

Paleoclimatology, marine geology; history and causes of climate change in the Earth's past.

(845) 365-8801
Lamont Assistant Research Professor

Magma chamber dynamics and magma transport; time scales of magmatic processes; subduction zone volcanism.

(845) 365-8635
Lamont Associate Research Professor

Using field work, laboratory experiments, and numerical models to study the evolution of fault structure, strength and stability.

(845) 365-8720
Lamont Research Professor

Application of isotope physics on environmental processes; Mass spectrometry; Dynamics of earth surface processes and their interaction with climate; Paleoclimate.

(845) 365-8703
Lamont Research Professor

Rifted margins; subduction zones; wide-angle reflection/refraction seismology; multi-channel seismic reflection data.

(845) 365-8818
Lamont Research Professor

Marine geophysics; remote sensing; population and environment.

William B. Ransford Professor of Earth and Planetary Science

Geophysics, planetary science

(845) 365-8714
Arthur D. Storke Memorial Professor

Dynamic fluid flow, from magma migration theory to sedimentary basins and groundwater hydrology.

Lamont Associate Research Professor

Geomorphology, tectonics, sedimentology, hydrology, tropical meteorology.

(845) 365-8742
Lamont Research Professor

Tectonics of sedimentary basins; isostasy; stratigraphic modeling; marine geophysics.

(845) 365-8479
Lamont Associate Research Professor

Magmatic fluxes in subduction zones.

(845) 365-8464

Marine geophysics

(845) 365-8791
Higgins Professor Emeritus

Examination of the chemical and physical evolution of the terrestrial planets by the methods of experimental petrology; development of new experimental techniques and new materials.

(845) 365-8658
Jerome M. Paros Senior Research Scientist of Observational Geophysics

Marine seismology, ocean mantle dynamics, marine electromagnetism.

(845) 365-8439
Adjunct Senior Research Scientist
(212) 769-5401
Lamont Research Professor

Marine geochemistry, paleoclimatology, paleoceanography, tracer oceanography, dust, paleoclimate.

(845) 365-8756