Randall T. Cygan

/Randall T. Cygan
Randall T. Cygan

Randall T. Cygan

Senior Scientist

Biography

Research Interests

Geochemistry, mineralogy, and materials science specializing in applications of chemical kinetics, mineral equilibria, molecular spectroscopy, and molecular simulation to complex multicomponent and multiphase systems

  • Molecular simulation of environmental materials and processes
  • Characterization and spectroscopy of surfaces and interfaces
  • Zeolites and clay minerals
  • NMR, XPS, and vibrational spectroscopies
  • Adsorption of chemical species on soil minerals
  • Carbon capture and carbon dioxide sequestration
  • Hydrolysis kinetics of minerals
  • Dissolution mechanisms of minerals
  • Novel materials for lithium ion batteries
  • Advanced materials for water treatment
  • Gas hydrates and clathrates
  • Geochemical reaction path modeling
  • Materials for art preservation
  • Solubility of gases in fluids
  • Cation diffusion in silicate minerals
  • Shock metamorphism of silicate minerals

Education

  • Ph.D. in Geochemistry and Mineralogy (1983)
    Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA
  • M.S. in Geochemistry and Mineralogy (1980)
    Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA
  • B.S. in Chemistry, minor in Geology (1977)
    University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA