Our Department


Professors Research Associates | Administration and Staff | Emeritus Professors| Post Doctorates | Graduate Students

Departmental Chair:

Professor Galen Halverson
Phone: 514-398-4894
Email: galen.halverson [at] mcgill.ca

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Professor Jeanne Paquette
Phone: (514) 398-4402
Email: jeanne.paquette [at] mcgill.ca

Graduate Program Director 

Professor James Kirkpatrick
Phone: (514) 398-7442
Email: james.kirkpatrick [at] mcgill.ca


Geniviève AliGeneviève Ali

Associate Professor

Process hydrology, complex systems science, environmental modelling
genevieve.ali [at] mcgill.ca | 514-398-9037

Don BakerDon Baker

Full Professor

Cosmo- and geochemistry, igneous rocks, volcanic processes
don.baker [at] mcgill.ca | 514-398-7485

Kim BerloKim Berlo

Associate Professor

Geochemistry, volcanology, igneous petrology, LIBS, metals
kim.berlo [at] mcgill.ca | 514-398-5884

Nick CowanNicolas Cowan

Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Planetary Climate

Exoplanets, planetary climate, remote sensing
nicolas.cowan [at] mcgill.ca

Peter DouglasPeter Douglas

Associate Professor and William Dawson Scholar 

Isotope and organic geochemistry, biogeochemistry, paleoclimatology
peter.douglas [at] mcgill.ca | 514-398-6772

Eric GalbraithEric Galbraith

Full Professor and Canada Research Chair in Human-Earth System Dynamics

Human-Earth System Dynamics
eric.galbraith [at] mcgill.ca | 514-398-3677

Natalya GomezNatalya Gomez

Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Ice Sheet - Sea Level Interactions

Ice Sheet - Sea Level, interactions, climate change
natalya.gomez [at] mcgill.ca | 514-398-4885

Galen HalversonGalen Pippa Halverson

Department Chair

Full Professor, James McGill Professor, and TH. Clark Chair

Stratigraphy, sedimentology, geobiology, isotope geochemistry, Earth history
galen.halverson [at] mcgill.ca | 514-398-4894

Rebecca HarringtonRebecca Harrington

Adjunct Professor

Geophysics, earthquake and volcano, seismology
rebecca.harrington [at] mcgill.ca

Olivia Jensen Olivia Jensen

Full Professor

Geophysics, seismology, planetary mechanics
olivia.jensen [at] mcgill.ca | 514-398-3587

James KirkpatrickJames Kirkpatrick

Associate Professor

Structural geology, earthquake processes, microtectonics
james.kirkpatrick [at] mcgill.ca | 514-398-7442

Richard LeveilleRichard Léveillé

Adjunct Professor

Geochemistry, astrobiology, space exploration
richard.leveille [at] mcgill.ca

Yajing LiuYajing Liu

Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Earthquake Seismology

Geophysics, seismology
yajing.liu [at] mcgill.ca | 514-398-4085

Nagissa MahmoudiNagissa Mahmoudi

Assistant Professor

Geomicrobiology, environmental microbiology, biogeochemistry
nagissa.mahmoudi [at] mcgill.ca 

Jeff McKenzieJeffrey McKenzie

Full Professor

Hydrogeology, groundwater modelling, heat transport
jeffrey.mckenzie [at] mcgill.ca | 514-398-3833



William MinarikWilliam G. Minarik

Faculty Lecturer

william.minarik [at] mcgill.ca | 514-398-2596


Jeanne PaqueteJeanne Paquette

Associate Professor

Crystallography, carbonate minerals, geochemistry
jeanne.paquette [at] mcgill.ca | 514-398-4402

Christie RoweChristie Rowe

Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Earthquake Geology

Earthquake geology, structural geology, field mapping, XRD
christie.rowe [at] mcgill.ca 

John StixJohn Stix

Professor of Volcanology and Dawson Chair in Geology

john.stix [at] mcgill.ca | 514-398-5391

Vincent van HinsbergVincent van Hinsberg

Associate Professor

Water-rock interaction, Element mobility in the Earth, Early Earth processes, Element partitioning
vincent.vanhinsberg [at] mcgill.ca | 514-398-8112

A.E. Williams-JonesA.E. Williams-Jones

Full Professor, Logan Professor of Geology and Geochemistry

Economic geology, ore deposits, geochemistry, metal solubility, strategic metals
ae.williams-jones [at] mcgill.ca | 514-398-1676

Research Associates

Thi Hao BuiThi Hao Bui 

Research Associate

(Prof P. Douglas/Prof G. Halverson/Prof N. Mahmoudi)\

hi.h.bui [at] mcgill.ca 


Jim ClarkJim Clark

Research Associate

(Prof A.E. Williams-Jones)
james.r.clark [at] mcgill.ca | 514-703-0780

Kristen RempelKirsten Rempel

Research Associate

(Prof A.E. Williams-Jones)
kirsten.rempel [at] mcgill.ca

Olga VasyukovaOlga Vasyukova

Research Associate

(Prof A.E. Williams-Jones)
olga.vasyukova [at] mcgill.ca

Administration and Staff 

Jamie D'Souza
Jamie D'Souza 

Communications Administrator


jamie.dsouza [at] mcgill.ca

Brigitte Dionne Brigitte Dionne

IT Consultant (Faculty of Science)

brigitte.dionne [at] mcgill.ca| 514-398-1724



Erin Eves Erin Eves 

Field Research Assistant 

erin.eves [at] mcgill.ca



Samantha Farina Samantha Farina 

Student Affairs Coordinator 

samantha.farina [at] mcgill.ca


Anna Jung Anna Jung

Laboratory Coordinator
 anna.jung [at] mcgill.ca|  514-398-8850

Lang ShiLang Shi

Microprobe and
AFM Technician

lang.shi [at] mcgill.ca |514-398-6774

Emeritus Professors 

Professor Jafar Arkani-HamedJafar Arkani-Hamed 

Emeritus Professor 


Geophysics, planetary physics, geomagnetism
jafar.arkani-hamed [at] mcgill.ca


Professor Don FrancisDon Francis 

Emeritus Professor 


Basaltic volcanism, geochemistry, mantle petrology
donald.francis [at] mcgill.ca


Professor Andrew HynesAndrew Hynes 

Emeritus Professor 


Tectonics, eclogites, paleomagnetism
andrew.hynes [at] mcgill.ca


Professor Robert Martin Robert Martin 

Emeritus Professor 


Igneous rock, mineralogy, petrology
robert.martin [at] mcgill.ca


Alfonso MucciAlfonso Mucci

Emeritus Professor


Chemical oceanography, carbonate geochemistry, sediment diagenesis
alfonso.mucci [at] mcgill.ca | 514-398-4892 

Post Doctorates

estelle.allan [at] mcgill.ca (Estelle Allan )(Professor Peter Douglas)

taka.kanaya [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Taka Kanaya) (Professor Jamie Kirkpatrick)

jillian.kendrick [at] mcgill.ca (Jillian Kendrick) (Professor Vincent van Hinsberg) Website

maxwell.lechte [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Maxwell Lechte ) (Professor Galen Henderson) Website

erica.lucas [at] mcgill.ca (Erica Lucas) (Professor Natalya Gomez) 

katie.maloney [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Katie Malone)y (Professor Galen Henderson) Website

duncan.mcleish [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Duncan McLeish) (Professor A.E. William Jones)

matthew.tarling [at] mcgill.ca (Matthew Tarling) (Professor Christie Rowe) Website

wenqiang.zhang [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Wenqiang Zhang) (Professor Yajing Liu) Website

Graduate Students

abdullah-al.faisal [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Abdullah-Al- Faisal), Ph.D Student

hiba.aoid [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Hiba Aoid, )Master Student 

jacob.asomaning [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Jacob Asomaning), Ph.D Student

julia.baumgarte [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Julia Baumgarte), Ph.D Student

Momotaj Begum, Ph.D Student

Robert.bogue [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Robert Bogue), Ph.D Student

inga.boianju [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Inga Boianju), Ph.D Student Website 

Melanie Burnett, Ph.D Student

Sarah Bodeving, Ph.D Student

bernardo.filgueiras [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Bernardo de Carvalho Filgueiras), Ph.D Student 

shihhan.chien [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Justin Chien), Ph.D Student

jeremie.cote [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Jérémie Côté), Master Student 

tom.crouzal [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Tom Crouzal), Ph.D Student

fiona.darcy [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Fiona D'Arcy), Ph.D Student

meghomita.das [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Meghomita Das), Ph.D Student Website

bonnie.debaets [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Bonnie De Baets), Ph.D Student

william.fajzel [at] mail.mcgill.ca (William Fajzel), Ph.D Student 

sze.y.fung [at] mcgill.ca (Gary Fung), Master Student 

erin.gibbons [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Erin Gibbons), Ph.D Student

aube.gourdeau [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Aube Gourdeau), Master Student 

chang.guo [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Chang Guo), Ph.D Student

kyle.henderson [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Kyle Henderson), Phd. D Student 

alina.kostyuk [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Alina Kostyuk), Master Student

Rachel.lackey [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Rachel Lackey), Ph.D Student

Marcus Lin, Master Student

luhong.lu [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Amy Lu), Ph.D Student 

samuel.mcnichol [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Sam McNichol), Ph.D Student

Emily.mick [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Emily Mick), Ph.D Student. Website

Suzanne.mikhail-lee [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Suzanne Mikhail-Lee), Ph.D Student

Miliya.Miliya [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Miliya Miliya), Master Student

keavin.moore [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Keavin Moore), Ph.D Student

claire.musajo [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Claire Musajo), Ph.D Student

man.h.ng [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Man Hoi Kevin Ng), Ph.D Student

bc.parazin [at] mail.mcgill.ca (B. Parazin), Ph.D Student

emily.perry2 [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Emily Perry), Master Student

stan.roozen [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Stan Roozen), Ph.D Student

yessica-elena.salas-navarro [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Jessica Salas-Navarro), Ph.D Student

jared.splinter [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Jared Splinter), Ph.D Student

charlotte.spruzen [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Charlotte Spruzen), Ph.D Student

selsey.stribling [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Selsey Stribling), Ph.D Student

jake.tiong [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Jake Tiong), Ph.D Student

molly.urquhart [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Molly Urquhart), Master Student

eole.valence [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Eole Valence), Ph.D Student 

antoine.vigne [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Antoine Vigne), Ph.D Student

gustavo.villarruel [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Gustavo Villarruel), Ph.D Student Website 

lan.zhu [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Lan Xi Zhu), Ph.D Student 

florentine.zwillich [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Florentine Zwillich), Ph.D Student 

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