CECG Steering Board

CECG Faculty Affiliate Members

Selected Research Activities

Laboratory Facilities Affiliated Through CECG

Calendar of Events

Funding Opportunities
Summer Fellowship Application
Research Initiation Grant

Courses in Environmental Chemistry at Penn State

CECG Student Group

The Environmental Chemistry Symposium

Other Related Sites




Biogeochemistry Program


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Center for Environmental geoChemistry and Genomics

Director, Jenn Macalady



  • Promote research and teaching in the area of environmental geochemistry and genomics 
  • Promote the interdisciplinary exchange of ideas among the areas of chemistry, geochemistry, genomics, hydrology, meteorology, biology, agronomy, environmental engineering, and geology
  • Provide funding for interdisciplinary research in environmental chemistry, genomics, and geochemistry
  • Promote interaction among faculty, staff, and students 
  • Provide support for environmental speakers and sabbatical visitors

Educational Activities:

  • Promotes cross-disciplinary research for graduates and undergraduates
  • Provides funding for analytical, computer, or field work 
  • Hosts the Annual Environmental Chemistry Research Student Symposium for student presentations
  • Sponsors educational activities of interest to the environmental geochemistry and genomic communities
  • Provides advice on environmental geochemistry and genomic matters 
  • Provides access to research facilities, analytical services, and expertise

Shared Facilities for Environmental geoChemistry and Genomics

The CECG has supported a portion of the Intercollegiate Mass Spectometry Facility which provides high resolution mass spectral analysis of samples on a cost recovery basis to University affiliates. The CECG also supports a high-resolution ICP-MS. Additional analytical facilities are available to the CECG through sister centers of the EMS Energy Institute (Carbon Research Center, Combustion Laboratory, Coal Utilization Center, Laboratory for Hydrocarbon Process Chemistry) and those available through collaboration with other programs and Centers within the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (Fuel Science Program, Geosciences Department, the Environmental Stable Isotope Mass Spectrometry Facility, Geosciences Department, the Material Characterization Laboratory ) and within the Eberly College of Science (Chemistry Department). The Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectorscopy is housed in the Chemistry Department as well. Analytical facilities on campus are also housed in the Colleges of Agricultural Sciences and Engineering.

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