Michael Stewart

Education

  • Ph.D., Duke University

Prof. Stewart’s research interests are primarily in the field of high temperature geochemistry and igneous petrology. He has current projects investigating the origin of andesitic dikes in the Wasatch Igneous Belt of Utah, the origin of mafic enclaves in the Alta Stock of the Wasatch Range, Utah, stable-Cl isotope systematics in igneous systems, and volcanism and lithospheric recycling on Jupiter's moon Io. His past work has included a geochemical investigation of mafic dikes and lavas recovered from the Pacific Ocean crust using the deep submersible Alvin.

Research Areas

    Courses Taught

    • GEOL 117: The Oceans
    • GEOL 208: History of the Earth System
    • GEOL 417: Geology Field Methods, Western US
    • GEOL 432: Mineralogy and Mineral Optics  
    • GEOL 515: Regional Geology NW Highlands Scotland, and Cyprus  
    • GEOL 460: Geochemistry