Kenneth S Befus

Kenneth S Befus
Associate Professor of Practice, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences

Office: JGB
Mailcode: C1160

My group and I use synchrotron, spectroscopic, and experimental techniques to interpret the crystal record preserved in igneous, metamorphic, and mantle rocks. I oversee the departmental Spectroscopy and Imaging Lab, which is home to many analytical instruments. I'm also the curator for the Jackson School's gem and mineral collections.

Areas of Expertise

Volcanology, igneous petrology, mineralogy, gemology