Elements Executive Committee
ABOUT THE COMMITTEE
The Executive Committee is responsible for the management of Elements.
The Executive Committee:
- provides the financial oversight for Elements and approves the annual budget and cost allocation to the Participating Societies;
- provides timely information to the appropriate officers, committees and staff of the Participating Societies;
- approves the appointments of the Principal Editors and Executive Editor of Elements;
The Executive Committee consists of members (one per Participating Society), each of which is appointed annually (preferably on January 1st) by their respective Participating Society. The Participating Societies are responsible for the selection of their representative on the Executive Committee. Representatives are appointed annually for a one-year term, but to insure continuity, appointments should, in most cases, be renewed for periods of at least three years. Affiliated Organizations will not have membership on the Executive Committee.
Regolith and groundwater geochemistry with a focus on trace metal migration and improving techniques for mineral exploration.
Soil chemistry and mineralogy, inorganic and organic carbon sequestration in the soils during biological weathering, fate and transport of organic contaminants in soils.
Geochemistry and cosmochemistry with a focus on planet formation and the genesis and evolution of Earth’s continental crust, including its metamorphic transformation.
The physical and chemical state of the Earth’s interior. The accretion and differentiation of the Earth and the composition of the core.
The use of light stable isotopes to elucidate pathways and processes in the sedimentary biosphere and to understand the role of sedimentary diagenesis in the global carbon cycle.
Interests relate to the development and implementation of isotopic tools in organic and inorganic contaminant investigations, and for studies of water quality analysis.
Crystal chemistry and mineralogy focusing on the isomorphous substitutions among heterovalent ions.
Catherine (Cari) Corrigan
National Museum of Natural History
Dept. of Mineral Sciences; MRC-119
10th St. and Constitution Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20560, USA
Geochemistry of Martian meteorites and impact melts in ordinary chondrites. She has also worked on the Opportunity Rover PanCam team and on iron meteorites, lunar meteorites and terrestrial impact rocks.
Environmental geochemistry and mineralogy with a focus on mine wastes.
Metamorphic petrology and mineralogy in regards to the development of metamorphic terranes. Her research combines geologic field mapping, geochemical and mineral chemical data, theoretical analyses and experimental work.
Low-temperature biogeochemistry with specific focus on mineral dissolution, soil contamination and remediation and earthworm ecology and ecotoxicology
Mineralogy and geochemistry of low-temperature processes; aerosols (origin and sources); biomass and coal combustion products; utilization of slags and ashes; igneous petrology
Material science: structure and properties of ceramic materials; synthesis of synthetic/natural nanotube materials. Health aspects of minerals and rocks, specifically asbestos fibers, mineral dust particles. Structure and evolution of serpentine minerals and serpentinites.