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Open Innovation U.S.A : Yale University - Geology & Geophysics Dept.

Yale University

About Yale University

Yale's Department of Geology & Geophysics offers graduate students and post-doctorates the opportunity to study and conduct research in a wide range of cutting-edge and cross-disciplinary areas. The Department Chair, Professor Jay Ague, is also Curator-in-Charge of Mineralogy, Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. His research area is the study of the Earth's crust and upper mantle, with a focus on the metamorphic and igneous rocks comprising the deep roots of mountain belts. His group investigates thermobarometry; heat and mass transport by fluid flow through porous and fractured rock; timescales of orogenic events; fluids and arc volcanism; the impact of subsurface fluids on rock rheology and earthquake hazards; geohydrology; the genesis of economic mineral deposits; processes that release and transport greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide in Earth's crust; and carbon sequestration.


  • JEOL JXA-8530F "Hyperprobe" EPMA


The Yale University microprobe is used for microscale to nanoscale assessment of geological specimens. The JEOL electron probe microanalyzer/scanning electron microscope (EPMA/SEM) features state-of-the-art imaging, analytical, and computer-control capabilities, five wavelength-dispersive spectrometers (WDS) and a light-element-capable energy-dispersive spectrometer (EDS) with Windows® XP processing software. Hardware and software allow automated operation and data collection, and software accommodates advanced image processing and feature analysis.