Students

Name Degree and Advisor Research Project Phone, Office & Email Address
Acosta, Dimitri
Acosta
B.A., 2005, Northwestern University (Psychology and Anthropology)
M.S. (Doran)
Solar radiation modeling in McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica 2436 SES
dacost4@uic.edu
Boblitt, Caitlin
Boblitt
B.A., 2012, Bellarmine College (Biology and Environmental Studies)
M.S. (Plotnick)
The effects of bat guano on fossilization potential of bones, insect, and plant material in caves (312) 996-7207
2446 SES
cbobli2@uic.edu
Bolin, Trudy
Bolin
B.S. Illinois Institute of Technology (Solid State Physics)
M.S. 1997 Illinois Institute of Technology (Solid State Physics)
Ph.D. (Nagy)
Research project to be determined (312) 413-1853
3152 SES
tbolin3@uic.edu
Callagon, Erika
Callagon
B.S., 2010, University of the Philippines Diliman (Geology)
Ph.D (Nagy, Sturchio)
Interactions of divalent metals with the calcite surface 2436 SES
ecalla4@uic.edu
Casar, Caitlin
Casar
B.S., 2012, East Carolina University (Geology)
M.S. (Meyer-Dombard)
Microbially-influenced Fe-Cycling within high pH serpentinizing springs of the Zambales Ophiolite, Philippines (312) 966-3159
2458 SES
ccasar2@uic.edu
Cellini, Jillian
Cellini.
B.S. 2014 University of Michigan (Earth Systems Science)
Ph.D. (Nagy)
Research project to be determined 2458 SES
jcelli4@uic.edu
Chou, Lu
Chou
B.S.,2013, University of Maryland College Park (Microbiology)
Ph.D. (Kenig)
The metabolomics of the brine of Lake Vida (Antarctica): An analog for icy planetary worlds (312) 413-1853
3152 SES
lchou5@uic.edu
Cosgrove, Ann
Cosgrove
B.A.,2009, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Architecture)
M.S. (Berkelhammer)
The atmospheric footprint of the Chicago urban heat island (312) 996-0083
2436 SES
acosgr2@uic.edu
Cronin, Kyle
Cronin
B.S., 2012, University of Illinois at Chicago (Earth and Environmental Sciences) M.S. (Doran) Noble gas radioisotope constraints on water residence time and solvent sources in Lake Bonney, Taylor Valley, Antarctica (312) 996-3159
2448 SES
kcroni6@uic.edu
Karimi, Saman
Karimi
B.S., 2006, Iran University of Science and Technology (Physics)
M.S., 2009, University of Tehran (Geophysics)
Ph.D. (Dombard)
Studying the thermal and structural evolution of planetary bodies 3154 SES
mkarim5@uic.edu
Kay, Jonathan
Kay
B.A., 2008, Wheaton College (Norton, MA) (Physics)
M.S., 2010, University of Idaho (Geology)
Ph.D. (Dombard)
Unstable folding of planetary lithospheres (312) 355-0598
3148 SES
jkay5@uic.edu
Kowalik, Jacqueline
Kowalski
B.S., 2008, Winona State University (Geoscience)
M.S. (Guggenheim)
The effect of temperature, pressure, salinity, and CO2 on the Interlayer spacing of montmorillonite (312) 996-0083
2436 SES
jkowal23@uic.edu
Lin, Jiajia
Lin
B.S., 2006, Nanjing Normal University (Applied Chemistry)
M.S., 2009, Nanjing Normal University (Quaternary Geology)
Ph.D. (Sturchio)
Isotopic tracers and mass transport in groundwater 3156 SES
jlin36@uic.edu
Mojekwu, Lionel
Mojekwu
B.S., 2012, University of Illinois at Chicago (Earth and Environmental Sciences)
M.S.(Kenig)
Lacustrine record of atmospherically transported pollutants (Douglas Lake, MI) (312) 413-1853
3152 SES
nmojek2@uic.edu
O'Hara, Sean
O'Hara
B.S., 2013, Northeastern Illinois University (Earth Science)
Ph.D. (Dombard)
The enigma of Triton and Kuiper Belt Objects (312) 355-0598
3148 SES
sohara3@uic.edu
Pasterski, Joey
Pasterski
B.S., 2013, University of Illinois at Chicago (EaES)
M.S. (Kenig)
Quantification of PAH content of crankcase oil ceposits in parking structures in the Chicago region (312) 996-3159
2448 SES
mpaste3@uic.edu
Schurmeier, Lauren
Schurmeier
B.S., 2011, University of California-Santa Cruz (Earth Science)
Ph.D. (Dombard)
The evolution of impact craters on Saturn's moon Titan 2468 SES
lschur2@uic.edu
Vallalar, Bharathi
Vallalar
B.S., 2010; M.S., 2012, Louisiana State University (Microbiology)
Ph.D. (Meyer-Dombard)
Research project to be determined 3154 SES
uvalla2@uic.edu
Wang, Yingpeng
Wang
B.S. 2014 Northeastern University Shenyang (Geology)
M.S.
Research project to be determined 2458 SES
ywang433@uic.edu
Woycheese, Kristin
Woycheese
B.A., 2006, Carthage College (Biology and Neuroscience)
M.S. 2010, Northern Illinois University (Biological Sciences)
Ph.D. (Meyer-Dombard)
Biogeochemical characterization of terrestrial microbial ecosystems incarbonate depositional environments (312) 996-7207
2446 SES
kwoych2@uic.edu
Qianyi Wu
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)
CO2 sequestration in minerals 2468 SES
qwu20@uic.edu
Zabarmawi, Muna
Muna2
B.S., 2009 Umm Al-Qura University (Biology)
M.S., 2013, University of Colorado Denver (Environmental Science)
Ph.D. (Kenig)
Research project to be determined mzabar2@uic.edu