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Jonathan Snow

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Jonathan Snow

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Professor of Isotope Geochemistry
Chair, University Coordinating Commission 2015
Houston Faculty Senate President 2016

Office: 236-B SR1
Phone: (713) 743-3298

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Research Interests

The geology, physics and chemistry of the formation of the Earth's lithosphere. Early evolution of oceanic rift systems. Partial melting in the mantle and the petrogenesis of mid-ocean ridge basaltic magmas. The isotopic evolution of Nd, Sr, Pb and Os in the upper mantle. Mantle noble metal geochemistry, including Re-Os and Pt-Os isotope geochemistry. Low-temperature mantle/seawater chemical exchange at ridges. The tectonics of fracture zones, and the petrology and structure of oceanic lower crust and upper mantle exposure.


Mineralogy, Petrography, Igneous Petrology, Physical Geology

Selected Awards

  • Graduate Fellow
  • National Science Foundation Fellow
  • Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Fellow
  • German Research Council Heisenberg Program Fellow
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science