- MS Student
Dr. Craig Marshall
My research incorporates vibrational spectroscopy, ab initio modeling, and chemometrics to determine the state of carbon within geologic environments. I’m interested in characterizing various properties of carbonaceous materials such as structure, thermal alteration, and chirality. Understanding these properties can help answer questions about definitive signs of life, extant or extinct, on our planet and in the solar system.
Presently, I’m working on the development of Raman optical activity (ROA) to detect chirality and enantiomeric excess of amino acids and carbohydrates for in-situ exploration of Europa and ocean worlds.
Selected Publications —
- Marshall, CP, Dufresne, WJB, Rufledt, CJ. Polarized Raman spectra of hematite and assignment of external modes. J Raman Spectrosc. 2020; 51: 1522– 1529. https://doi.org/10.1002/jrs.5824
- Dufresne, WJB, Rufledt, CJ, Marshall, CP. Raman spectroscopy of the eight natural carbonate minerals of calcite structure. J Raman Spectrosc. 2018; 49: 1999– 2007. https://doi.org/10.1002/jrs.5481
Awards & Honors —
Erasmus Haworth Award - University of Kansas
Senior Honors in Geology - University of Kansas
Robert P. Harrison Scholarship - University of Kansas
Research Experience for Undergraduates Fellowship - National Science Foundation (NSF)