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Dr. Mattia Pistone has been funded for the DIVE (Drilling the Ivrea-Verbano zonE) project, which aims at unravelling the chemistry, physics, and microbiology of the roots of the Earth’s continental crust and the crust–mantle transition in the Ivrea–Verbano Zone (Western Alps, Italy).

Dr. Adam Milewski, Associate Professor and Associate Department Head, was recently selected to join the University System of Georgia (USG) Chancellor’s Learning Scholars (CLSs) for 2020-2022.

Laura Fackrell is first author on the publication 'Development of Martian regolith and bedrock simulants: Potential and limitations of Martian regolith as an in-situ resource' has appeared in the journal Icarus.

Huseyin Demir was awarded $2000 from the Clay Minerals Society ( to study clay deposits in northern Turkey near the Sile district.

This fall, Dr. Katharine (Katie) Loughney will begin a two-year NSF-funded postdoctoral project in the UGA Stratigraphy Lab, under the advisement of Dr. Steven Holland.

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