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Ogden Geology Staff - Aaron Celestian

Dr. Aaron Celestian, Ph.D.

Dr. Aaron Celestian, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Office:  EST 317
Phone:  270-745-5977
Email:  aaron.celestian@wku.edu
Website:  http://people.wku.edu/aaron.celestian/
Expertise:  Geochemistry and Mineralogy
NOTE::  Leaving WKU effective January 2016

Courses

Geology 111, 325, 330, 430, 432, 510

Research

My goals as a mineralogist and geochemist are to probe the secrets of how Earth materials work, and to take that understanding to predict and design new functionality. I have focused on the molecular-scale characterization of Earth materials to understand their roles in a variety of environments. I seek to quantify surface reactivity, evolution over time, and the capacity of minerals to sequester ions, crystallize, and survive in a variety of extreme environments. In deciphering mechanisms at the atomic and molecular levels, I hope to understand, predict, and even manipulate mineral behaviors and properties at the macroscopic scale.

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