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Prof. Kathryn Nagy named Mineralogical Society of America fellow

Original and Full Article posted on UIC News

University of Illinois Chicago geochemist Kathryn Nagy has been named a fellow of the Mineralogical Society of America.

Nagy, professor and head of earth and environmental sciences, is one of 10 members elected in 2023 for the honor recognizing their significant contributions to the advancement of mineralogy, crystallography, geochemistry, petrology or allied sciences and whose scientific contribution utilized mineralogical studies or data.

Nagy’s research is focused on contaminants in soils and water with a particular interest in the toxic element mercury and molecular processes that control reactions at the mineral-water interface. At UIC since 2002, she teaches courses on Earth materials and geochemistry.

She also works with colleagues in the UIC College of Education on developing new ways to teach high school chemistry using lessons based on environmental earth science issues in Chicago neighborhoods.