Claudia I Mora

Claudia I Mora
Dean, Jackson School of Geosciences
Professor, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences

John A. and Katherine G. Jackson Decanal Chair in the Geosciences (Holder)

Work: +1 505 629 8381, +1 512 232 0884
Office: JGB 6.218, JGB
Mailcode: C1160

Claudia Mora became Dean of the Jackson School in February 2020, leaving Los Alamos National Laboratory, where she served as the deputy division leader of the Chemistry Division, leading five diverse technical groups conducting research and development in: actinide chemistry, radiochemical and isotope science, applied spectroscopy, and nuclear nonproliferation. She also held leadership roles at Los Alamos in the Earth and Environmental Sciences Division and the Nuclear Nonproliferation and Security Program Office.

Prior to Los Alamos, she was a faculty member at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville and served as department head. What has brought her work great distinction is her leadership of collaborative research at the intersection of geology, soil science, and dendrochronology. Her research has focused on stable isotope proxy records of climate and environment captured in terrestrial archives, including soils and fossil soils, tree rings, and lake sediments.

Mora has been recognized nationally and globally for her expertise and professional service. She is a past president of the Geological Society of America and has been appointed as a counselor to the International Union of Geological Sciences, as a U.S. delegate to the International Geological Congress, and as a member of both the U.S. National Committee for Geological Sciences and the U.S. National Committee for Soil Sciences.

Areas of Expertise

stable isotope geochemistry, isotope proxy records of paleo-climate, paleo-environment & extreme climate events, metamorphic petrology & mineralogy