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Rebecca Sanders


Becky received a B.S. in Chemistry from Bradley University and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the Pennsylvania State University in 2011. At PSU, she worked with the Center for Environmental Kinetics Analysis to use solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy to study the reactivity of clay mineral surfaces.


Research Focus

Becky is currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate working with Satish Myneni and Tullis Onstott to investigate the impact of global warming on the carbon cycle of arctic permafrost. She will be using a combination of analytical techniques including X-ray spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, and high resolution mass spectrometry to characterize the abundance and composition organic matter and the inorganic geochemistry in the active layer and permafrost.

Rebecca Sanders 

Department: Geosciences

Mentors: Satish Myneni and Tullis Onstott

Position: Research Staff

Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Field: Geochemistry, Chemistry

Office: B73 Guyot Hall

Phone: 609-258-3827