Sajjad Akam (he/his)


Dept:Geological And Atmospheric Sciences
Office:362 Science Hall


  • Ph.D. - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (Coastal and Marine System Science)
  • MS - University of Delhi (Geology)
  • BS - University of Delhi (Geology)

My broader research theme aims to improve our understanding of biogeochemical complexities in aquatic systems and their relevance to carbon cycling and climate. A particular focus is on the organic and inorganic geochemistry associated with methane cycling in marine and lacustrine settings. Professionally, I have an active interest in inclusive geoscience education, R&D, science-based solutions to environmental and geologic problems, and organizational development strategies.

Recent Publications

Akam, S. A., Lyons, T. W., Coffin, R. B., McGee, D., Naehr, T. H., Bates, S. M., Clarkson, C., & Reese, B. K. (2021). Carbon-sulfur signals of methane versus crude oil diagenetic decomposition and U-Th age relationships for authigenic carbonates from asphalt seeps, southern Gulf of Mexico. Chemical Geology, 120395.

Akam, S. A., Coffin, R. B., Abdulla, H. A., & Lyons, T. W. (2020). Dissolved inorganic carbon pump in methane-charged shallow marine sediments: state of the art and new model perspectives. Frontiers in Marine Science, 7, 206.