Geology and Geological EngineeringDr. Gokce Ustunisik
Experimental Petrology, Planetary Geochemistry:
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News and Upcoming Events:Meet Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF)'s tiniest tenants Sanford Press Release by Erin Broberg Stay Tuned!
Read more about Geochemical Controls on Carbon Sequestration regarding our recently funded NSF CBET project - Dr. Ustunisik (co-PI, GGE) with Dr. Lingwall (PI, CEE) and Dr. Sani (co-PI, CBE).
Crystal Archives of Magmatic Processes Ubide et al., 2021 article summarizes new insights into our understanding of how crystal archives can be used to reconstruct the dynamics of magmatic systems. Thirteen research articles exploit the crystal-eye to magmatic processes by applying novel petrological and geochemical approaches to a range of natural and experimental case studies that access different portions of magma plumbing system.Frontiers in Earth Sciences Editorial article
Among these thirteen research articles is Kristen Lewis (MS Geology, 2020) recent paper from her thesis research entitled Experimental Constraints on Homogenization of Plagioclase-Hosted Melt Inclusions From Plagioclase Ultraphyric Basalts Lewis et al., 2021
Following her graduation in Spring, 2020 Kristen accepted a fully funded PhD offer from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand to continue her work on melt inclusions.
Recent Papers:Silicate Melt Inclusions in the New Millennium: A Review of Recommended Practices for Preparation, Analysis, and Data Presentation Rose-Koga, Bouvier, Gaetani, Wallace, Allison, Andrys, Angeles de la Torre, Barth, Bodnar, Bracco Gartner, Butters, Castillejo, Chilson-Parks, Choudhary, Cluzel, Cole, Cottrell, Daly, Danyushevsky, DeVitre, Drignon, France, Nielsen, Pamukcu, Plank, Rasmussen, Roberge, Schiavi, Schwartz, Shimizu, Kei, Shimizu, Shimizu, Thomas, Thompson, Tucker, Ustunisik, Waelkens, Zhang, and Zhou (2021) Chemical Geology, [Impact factor 4.015] Collaborative paper from Melt Inclusions Workshop, Woods Hole Oceanography Institute, 2018 Goldschmidt Meeting
Optimization of Bleaching Power by Sulphuric Acid Activation of Bentonite Bayram, Ustunisik et al.,(2021) In Press, Clay Minerals, [Impact factor 1.361] Acid Activation of Bentonite
Irreversible Ammonia Adsorption on Asphaltite Bottom Ash: A Thermodynamic Approach Kosan, Ustunisik et al.,(2021)Colloids and Surfaces ,[Impact factor 4.539] Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects
Experimental Constraints on Homogenization of Plagioclase-Hosted Melt Inclusions from Plagioclase Ultraphyric Basalts Lewis, Ustunisik, Nielsen, (2021)Frontiers in Earth Science, [Impact factor 3.498] Experimental Approach - Crystal Archieves of Magmatic Processes
Upcoming Presentations at AGU and GSA Fall Meetings:American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, New Orleans, LA (December 13-17, 2021) [graduate students are underlined]
Cung, E., Ustunisik, G., and Nielsen, R. L., Quantitative Analysis of Trace Element Partitioning Data for Clinopyroxene, Garnet, and Amphibole Using Statistical Methods.
Hewitt, J. B., Ustunisik, G., and Nielsen, R. L., Petrogenesis of Plagioclase Ultraphyric Basalts (PUB) from the NE Pacific Ridge System: Evidence from Mineral Textures and Trace Element Characteristics.
Dygert, N., Ustunisik, G., Lewis, K. , and Nielsen, R. L., Application of a Eu-in-Plagioclase-Melt Oxybarometer to Phenocryst-Host Pairs and Melt Inclusions in MORBs Reveals Resolvable Heterogeneity in Oxygen Fugacity.
Geological Society of America(GSA)Annual Fall Meeting, Portland, OR (October 10-13, 2021) [graduate students are underlined]
Cung, E., Ustunisik, G., and Nielsen, R. L., Impact of Database Characteristic on Trace Element Partitioning Models for Clinopyroxene.
Hewitt, J. B., Ustunisik, G., and Nielsen, R. L., Textural and Compositional Features of Plagioclase and Mafic Phases of Plagioclase Ultraphyric Basalts (PUB) from the NE Pacific Ridge System.
contact: Dept. of Geology and Geological Engineering, 501 E. Saint Joseph St., SDSMT, Rapid City, SD 57701
phone: (605)394-2461 / fax: (605)394-6703 / email: Gokce.Ustunisik@sdsmt.edu