SAMUEL MUKASA Profile
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Samuel Mukasa is Dean of the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences and Professor of Geochemistry at the University of New Hampshire. He has earned B.Sc. degree in geology from the University of New Hampshire, a M.Sc. in geology at Ohio State University, and a Ph.D. in geochemistry from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He completed his postdoctoral fellowship at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University in New York. Mukasa belongs to several professional organizations including the American Geophysical Union, American Association for the Advancement of Science (Fellow), Geochemical Society (Past President), and the Geological Society of America (Fellow). Mukasa's research interests have focused on mantle evolution, and volcanism in the Bering Sea and Arctic Ocean regions. However, he is also an avid follower of climate-change studies in the Arctic region and science as well as political policies in a future ice-free Arctic.
He has experience lecturing to university audiences and school children. Because of his academic schedule, summer lectures are ideal, however, with ample notice arrangements can be made during the winter months.
Representative lecture titles include:
- Volcanoes Larking Beneath the Arctic Ocean
- Science and Politics of an Open-Water Arctic Ocean
- Evidence of Climate Change in the Arctic Region and Projected Consequences
Dr. Mukasa would like to participate in the AVS program "to communicate to Alaskans what I have learned about volcanism in their backyard."