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 Associate 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 Assistant 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 Associate 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.

(845) 704-2323
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