Stephen Guggenheim

    Email Address: xtal@uic.edu
    College: Liberal Arts and Sciences Department: Earth and Environmental Sciences
    Title: Professor
    Office: 2466 SES Phone: 312-996-3263
    Webpage: http://www.uic.edu/depts/geos/people/guggenheim_research.html
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    Mineral chemistry and physics. Clay mineralogy/environmental mineralogy. Clays as materials. Understanding the relationship of atomic structure (bulk and surface) and chemistry to layer silicate stability and properties.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week:

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Interest in mineralogy. Student should have a course in mineralogy (Introduction to mineralogy, EaES 320) or/and consent of instructor. The student should be an EaES major.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    We will be working on a high-pressure/high-temperature environmental chamber for real-time X-ray diffraction studies involving clays or other environmentally related natural materials. The student will learn how to use the chamber, use the X-ray equipment, and interpret results. The student will prepare a report and present a poster at the UIC Forum (or at a national meeting).

    Contact researcher via URE Email Webform

    Return to Earth and Environmental Sciences list

    Return to Departments list