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John F. Rakovan

Department of Geology, Miami University
Oxford, OH 45056
Telephone (513) 529-3245
e-mail: Rakovajf@ muohio.edu

 

Professional Experience:

· Professor, Department of Geology & Environmental Earth Science, Miami University (7/1/11-present): Miami Report

· Associate Professor, Department of Geology, Miami University (6/1/04-6/30/11)

· Assistant Professor, Department of Geology, Miami University (1/1/98-6/1/04)

· Postdoctoral research faculty in mineral-water interface geochemistry, Virginia Polytechnic Institute (4/1/96-12/1/97)

Selected Appointments and Activities

· Fulbright Research Fellow and visiting Professor AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow Poland 2012.

·
Fellow of the Mineralogical Society of America (elected 10/27/2007).

· International Mineralogical Association Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification Subcommittee on Apatite Nomenclature (3/08-5/2010).

· Visiting Professor, Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University, Japan (1/05-8/05)

· Associate Editor, American Mineralogist (5/99-5/2002)

· Executive Editor, Rocks and Minerals (2001-present)

· Guest researcher, Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory (1998-present)

· Adjunct professor, Department of Chemistry, Miami University

· Guest researcher, National Synchrotron Light Source, Brookhaven National Laboratory (1991-present)

· Invited Associate Member of the Stony Brook NSF/DOE Center for Environmental Molecular Science

Education:

· Ph.D. in mineralogy/geochemistry, State University of New York at Stony Brook (1996)

· M.S. in clay mineralogy/crystallography, University of Illinois at Chicago (1990)

· B.S. in geology, University of Illinois at Ur bana-Champaign (1988)

Publications: Selected Publications

Courses Developed and Taught:

GLG 131, 280, 180: Gems and Gem Formation

GLG 432/532: Powder X-ray Diffraction and Clay Mineralogy

GLG 430/530: Mineral-Water Interface Geochemistry

GLG 211: Geochemical Systems of the Earth

GLG 111: Introductory Geology

GLG 699: Scanning Probe Microscopy. Summer workshop

GLG 499/599: Geology and Hydrothermal Mineralization of the Rio Grande Rift. Summer workshop

Professional Affiliations:

· Mineralogical Society of America

· Geochemical Society

· Clay Mineral Society

Selected Service Activities:

· Mineralogical Society of America Arts Council, Outreach Committee, and Nominating Committee for Officers

· Miami University Committee on Faculty Research. 8/04-8/07. Chair ANS subcommittee 2006-07.

· Miami University Natural and Applied Science Area Subcommittee of Graduate Council. 8/04-8/06.

· Miami University Geology Society (MUGS) faculty representative, 5/99-01

· Geology Department advisor to honors students and coordinator of special programs for honors students 9/99-present.Department Library Liaison, 5/99-present

· Minorities in Math and Science Education Participant Instructor. 6/98-present

Selected Grants:

- Collector's Edge Mineral, Inc. 402891 "Structural, Chemical, and Textural Evaluation of Natural and Synthetic Wire Silver: Understanding the Mechanisms of Wire Formation and Authentication of Natural Specimens." 7/1/17

· NSF Grant CHE-1532042 "MRI: Acquisition of a Microfocus Single-Crystal Diffractometer". 7/24/15

· NSF Grant EAR-0952298 " Coprecipitation of Pb and As in apatite and applications to environmental remediation". 8/15/10

· Apex Companies LLC "Phosphate Induced Metal Stabilization on Former Refined Metals Site, Jacksonville, Florida". 11/21/08.

· Apex Companies LLC "Arsenic Source, Speciation and Treatment Study, Former Refined Metals Site Jacksonville, Florida". 7/1/08.

· NSF EAR-0722807 MRI: "Acquisition of a High Resolution Analytical Transmission Electron Microscope for the Miami University Electron Microscope Facility" 8/1/07

· Ohio Board of Regents Action Fund and Miami Uiversity: "Acquisition of a High Resolution Analytical Transmission Electron Microscope for the Miami University Electron Microscope Facility" Matching funds against an NSF-IF proposal. 8/1/07.

· NSF Grant EAR-0409435 "Crystal Chemistry of U, Th and Other Radionuclides in Apatite: Environmental and Geochemical Implications". 5/4/04

· NSF Grant EAR-0320872 "Acquisition of a Scanning Electron Microscope for Nanotechnology Investigations" 6/24/03.

· Ohio Board of Regents Action Fund and Miami Uiversity: "Acquisition of a Scanning Electron Microscope for Nanotechnology Investigations" Matching funds against an NSF-IF proposal. 6/24/03.

· Miami CFR Faculty Research Grant "The Behavior and Fate of Aqueous Radionuclides During Calcium Phosphate Precipitation and Evolution in the Environment" 11/2002

· NSF REU supplement to Grant EAR-0001215 "Atomic Force Microscopy characterization of The palygorskite-sepiolite to smectite transformation" 6/2001.

· NSF Grant EAR-IF 0003201 "Acquisition of a CCD-detector Single Crystal X-ray Diffractometer." 12/2000

· Ohio Board of Regents and Miami Uiversity: "Acquisition of a CCD-detector Single Crystal X-ray Diffractometer." Matching funds against an NSF-IF proposal. 12/2000.

· NSF: Grant EAR -0001215 "The palygorskite-sepiolite to smectite transformation and the influence on reactive surface sites" 6/2000.

· NSF REU supplement to Grant EAR-9814691 "Hydrothermal Mineralization of the Hansonburg Mining District, Bingham, NM." 4/1999.

· NSF Grant EAR-9814691 "Probing the Structure and Energetics of Reactive Sites at the Mineral-Water Interface: Implications for Element Partitioning and Geochronology". 1/1999

 

 

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