Dr.Peter Kelemen

Dr.Peter Kelemen

Professor Earth and Environmental Science
Columbia University

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 my research program. It is a reactive transport problem, very similar to the work he’s done on reactive transport of melt in the upper mantle and lower crust, there are fantastic field areas where active, ongoing mineral carbonation can be observed, and the topic has obvious societal relevance.