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Mineralogy, Materials Science, and Mineral Physics

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Mineralogy is the scientific study of the chemistry, crystal structure, and physical (including optical) properties of minerals and mineralized artifacts. Specific studies within mineralogy include the processes of mineral origin and formation, classification of minerals, their geographical distribution, as well as their utilization. Materials science is an interdisciplinary field of researching and discovering materials. Mineral physics is the science of materials that compose the interior of planets, particularly the Earth. 

Minerology, Material Sciences, and Mineral Phyics Faculty:

Rodney Ewing

Frank Stanton Professor of Nuclear Security and Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and at the Precourt Institute for Energy
Wendy Mao

Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, of Photon Science and, by courtesy, of Geophysics
Donald Lowe

Max Steineke Professor in Earth Sciences, Emeritus
Ayla Pamukcu

Assistant Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences and, by courtesy, of Geophysics

Mineralogy, Materials Sciences, and Mineral Physics Classes: