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Dr. Callum J Hetherington

Associate Professor

Mineralogy, Petrology & Geochemistry of Crustal Rocks

Ph.D. 2001, University of Basel

Office: SCI-127
Phone: 806-834-3110

Dr. Hetherington is interested in the application of mineralogy to the petrology, geochemistry and geochronology of crustal rocks. He has a particular interest in accessory and exotic phase minerals. Through the study of their compositions, fabrics and textures, the research aims to solve a variety of problems in sedimentary, metamorphic, igneous and hydrothermal rocks. Much of the work is based on field observations and he has worked in a diversity of geologic environments including Archean granites in southern Africa, Proterozoic metamorphic complexes in Norway and Canada, Cambro-Silurian sediments in the Oslo Rift and hydrothermal mineralised veins formed during exhumation of the European Central Alps. Hetherington also maintains a number of national and international collaborations, which provide opportunities for conducting a wide diversity of experimental and analytical studies.

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August 2015 - New semester!

New semester begins on 24 August. Teaching activities include Mineralogy & Petrology, a new course entitled Techniques in Electron Microscopy and Micro-Analysis, as well as leading the Graduate Seminar.

August 2015 - New students!

This August I am pleased to welcome Danielle Keathley to the research group. Danielle is joining us after completing her undergraduate degree at Sam Houston State. We also welcome back Ethan Backus, who successfully defended his MS thesis during the summer and will be transitioning to the PhD program this Fall.

Lastly, the group has also been joined my Matt Fisher, a graduate of Baylor University. Matt joined us in the Spring semester and is interested in the mineralogical and geochemical characterization of mudstones.