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Dr. Peter Kelemen

Dr. Peter Kelemen

Professor of Earth and Environmental Science
Columbia University

Peter Kelemen is the Arthur D. Storke Professor of Geochemistry at Columbia University’s Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory where he moved from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in 2004. In addition to his academic work, he was a mineral exploration consultant from 1980 to 1991, evaluating deposits of copper, gold, and platinum in the steeper parts of Canada, Alaska and Greenland.

Dr. Keleman’s research interests include CO2 capture and storage via in situ mineral carbonation in peridotite and basalt; melting and reactive melt transport in the Earth's mantle and lower crust; igneous processes in forming the Earth's crust; ductile deformation and evolution of the lower crust; subduction zone geotherms and the mechanisms for intermediate depth earthquakes. Recently, he has added CO2 capture and storage via in situ mineral carbonation to his research program.