The Department of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences is pleased to welcome Dr. Ben Johnson as our newest faculty member!
Ben is a geologist and geochemist with broad interests that span Earth History and Earth System Science. He uses a variety of rock archives, including chemical sediments, glacial tills, and igneous rocks as records of the interactions between life, the oceans, the atmosphere, and the solid Earth over deep time. He uses field work, analytical and isotope geochemistry, and numerical modeling to investigate deep time questions about Earth history. He is also interested in astrobiology and planetary science!
Ben is currently finishing a NSF postdoctoral fellowship at University of Colorado – Boulder and will start at Iowa State in January 2020. You can find out more about Ben and his research by navigating to his website.