Marjorie Chan

Professor

Office: 311 FASB
Office Phone: (801) 581-6551
Email: marjorie.chan@utah.edu
>> Curriculum Vitae
My Website: www.sed.utah.edu

Degrees:
Ph.D. Geology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1982
BS Geology, University of California-Davis, 1977

FIELD OF STUDY

Stratigraphy and Sedimentology

Research Statement

My interests are in clastic sedimentary geology, and multidisciplinary studies using aspects of facies, basin analysis, fluid flow, and modeling (with applications toward environmental and predictive problems). Recent work examines sandstone color, iron oxide concretions, and weathering patterns as terrestrial analogs for the red planet Mars.

Research Projects

  • Concretion characterization
  • Detailed petrographic, mineralogical, and chemical characterization of iron oxide concretions (cemented nodules) to understand their formation.

Project Grants: Characterization and genesis of terrestrial analogs of Mars hematite: NASA Mars Fundamental Research 2006


 
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