Craig Marshall, Ph.D

Natural Sciences and Mathematics - Geology
Associate Professor
Primary office:
Ritchie Hall, 154 C
University of Kansas
1414 Naismith Dr.
Lawrence, KS 66045


Dr. Marshall’s research focus is solid-state Raman spectroscopy, in particular understanding the Raman spectrum of hematite, mineralogy, and astrobiology.


B.App.Sc (Hons), Chemistry, Departments of Chemistry, Materials and Forensic Science and Geology, University of Technology, Sydney (UTS)
Ph.D., Solid-state Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Materials and Forensic Science, University of Technology, Sydney (UTS)


I teach introductory geology, mineralogy, geochemistry, and Raman spectroscopy of crystalline solids.

Teaching Interests

  • Mineralogy
  • Raman spectroscopy


My research program is two-fold. Firstly, I am focusing on solid-state Raman spectroscopy to better understand the Raman spectra of hematite, dolomite, and graphite. My second area of research is the development of Raman instrumentation for planetary science and astrobiology missions.     

Research Interests

  • Raman spectroscopy
  • Carbonaceous materials
  • Graphite
  • Hematite
  • Carbonate minerals of calcite structure
  • Astrobiology

Selected Publications

Marshall, C.P., Dufresne, W.J.B., Rufledt, C.J. External modes and Fröhlich intraband electro-optic coupling in the Raman scattering of hematite. (2019) J. Raman Spectrosc. (in press)

Dufresne, W.J.B., Rufledt, C.J., Marshall, C.P. (2018). Raman spectroscopy of the eight natural carbonate minerals of calcite structure. J. Raman Spectrosc. 49, 1999-2007.

Hutchinson, I. B., Parnell, J., Edwards, H. G. M., Jehlicka, J., Marshall, C. P., Ingley, R., & Harris, L. (2014). Potential for Analysis of Carbonaceous Matter on Mars using Raman Spectroscopy. Planetary and Space Science, 103, 184-190.

Marshall, C. P., Edwards, H. G. M., & Jehlicka, J. (2010). Understanding the application of Raman spectroscopy to the detection of traces of life. Astrobiology, 10, 229-243.

Marshall, C. P., Leuko, S., Coyle, C. M., Walter, M. R., Burns, B. P., & Neilan, B. A. (2007). Carotenoid analysis of Halophilic Archaea by Resonance Raman spectroscopy. Astrobiology, 7, 631-643.

Marshall, C. P., Love, G. D., Snape, C. E., Hill, A. C., Allwood, A. C., Walter, M. R., Van Kranendonk, M. J., Bowden, S. A., Sylva, S. P., & Summons, R. E. (2007). Structural characterization of kerogen in 3.4 Ga Archaean cherts from the Pilbara Craton, Western Australia. Precambrian Research, 155, 1-23.

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Upcoming Colloquium


2/25/21: Dr. Katherine Ryker, Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina

3/25/21: Dr. Jonathan Payne, Professor, Geological Science, Stanford University, Stanford, California.

4/8/21: Dr. Peter Burgess, Professor of Sedimentary Geology and Head of Earth Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom.

4/29/21: Dr. Hildegard Westphal, Professor, Geoecology & Carbonate Sedimentology and Director of the Center for Marine Environmental Science, Bremen University, Bremen, Germany.

Geology Scholarship

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