SETH C. KRUCKENBERG
Ph.D. UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA - TWIN CITIES, 2009
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY & TECTONICS
140 COMMONWEALTH AVENUE
CHESTNUT HILL, MA 02467
OFFICE: DEVLIN HALL 316
PHONE: (617) 552-3647
FAX: (617) 552-2462
Specific topics and areas of active study can be found on my research pages.
NEWS & UPDATES:
The research group grows (Sept 11th, 2013)
2013 has been a very exciting year so far for the structure and tectonics research group in the Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences at Boston College. In addition to the major research facility developments, I was pleased to welcome my postdoc, Dr. Vasileios Chatzaras (pictured at right), who is currently working on NSF-funded research focused on investigating structural and compositional heterogeneity in the Antarctic mantle using a unique suite of xenoliths from the Fosdick Mountains, west Marie Byrd Land.
Additionally, this fall we were joined by two new Masters students, Shaina Cohen and Martha Parsons (left and right, respectively). The details on their respective research projects will be forthcoming as they develop, but are summarized briefly on the People page.
Note: As has been mentioned elsewhere, I'm always looking for motivated people interested in the study of lithospheric processes to join my research group. Undergraduate students and perspective graduate students are encouraged to contact me (or any member of the group) for more information.
SEM lab up and running (Apr 13th, 2013)
After much planning, and with the continued efforts of the amazing staff at BC who made my lab renovations possible, we were able to accept delivery of our Tescan Vega 3 scanning electron microscope in early March, and on time. I am exceedingly impressed with the service and support that we received from Tescan USA, which allowed us to get up and running on the SEM within a single day!!! Consequently, Oxford Instruments was able to quickly follow suit with the installation of our EBSD and EDS systems, making it possible to be generating new data faster than I was anticipating. Since then the SEM has been under heavy use by members of my research group, and by collaborators from other universities. Zach Michels (pictured), a Ph.D. candidate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison studying ultramafic rocks in the Seiad complex (northern California), has already reaped many of the unique benefits for microstructural and textural analysis affording by our SEM system.
• For the complete story and images of the SEM installation see the full posting in the blog.
• For additional information, photos, and supporting instrumentation please see the SEM Laboratory page.
Lab renovations complete (Mar 3rd, 2013)
Things have come quite a long way in Devlin 316 since the summer of 2012 when I began visiting various SEM vendors for product demos, measuring my existing laboratory space and mocking up layouts for the renovations, and working through the fall term with all of the wonderful people here at Capital Projects, who worked throughout the process to accommodate all the changes necessary for my new SEM Lab.
• For the complete story and images of the lab renovations see the full posting in the blog.
The research group grows (09/11/13)
SEM lab up and running! (04/13/13)
Lab renovations complete (03/04/13)
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