Jennifer A. Roberts, PhD

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - Geology
Interim Chair
Professor
Primary office:
785-864-1960
Lindley Hall
Room 120E
University of Kansas
2030 Becker Drive
Lawrence, KS 66047


Dr Roberts specializes in hydrochemistry and microbial geochemistry, bridging basic and applied science and focusing on the role of microorganisms on mineral chemistry and weathering as it applies to carbon sequestration, petroleum reservoir diagenesis, paleoclimate, and water quality from the nano- to landscape scales.

Education

Post-Doctoral Fellow, National Research Council

Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

B.S., Trinity University

Teaching

I teach introductory geology, geomicrobiology, ethics and a range of specialty courses in at the intersection of energy and environment.

Research

My research program focuses broadly on microbe:mineral interactions and the geological and ecological implications of these interactions in subsurface environments. My program currently has three separate but interrelated thrusts—microbial attachment to mineral surfaces; nutrient-driven microbial silicate weathering, and low temperature-dolomite precipitation.

Research Interests

  • Hydrochemistry and microbial geochemistry bridging basic and applied science focusing on the role of microorganisms on mineral chemistry and weathering as it applies to carbon sequestration, petroleum reservoir diagenesis, paleoclimate, water quality from
Subscribe to Department News

Geology Events
Internationally recognized programs
Millions in grants and contracts for research
Generous financial support for students
Research projects that stretch to Antarctica, Greenland, and numerous points in between
Birthplace and home of Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology
A thriving field program that sends undergraduate and graduate students throughout the world
Industry recruiters who visit annually to hire KU Geology's graduating students
KU Today