Kenneth S Befus
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
, Ph.D., expected 2026
I am a second-year Ph.D. student in the stable isotope group at UT Austin. My primary research interests are using stable isotope systems, both traditional and non-traditional, to understand high-temperature fluid-rock reactions in igneous systems.
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