Carla Koretsky

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Carla Koretsky
Dean and Professor of Geosciences
(269) 387-3230
1086 Lee Honors College, Mail Stop 5244
Mailing address: 
Lee Honors College
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5244 USA
  • Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 1998
  • M.A., Johns Hopkins University, 1995
  • B.A., Washington University in St Louis, 1992
Research interests: 
  • Aqueous geochemistry
  • Biogeochemistry
  • Mineral-water interface geochemistry

Dr. Carla Koretsky is professor of aqueous geochemistry and biochemistry in the Department of Geosciences and dean of the Lee Honors College at Western Michigan University. She is editor-in-chief for the international journal, Chemical Geology.

Koretsky seeks to integrate field, laboratory and modeling studies of mineral-water-biological interactions near the earth's surface. Recently, her student research team has worked to develop thermodynamic models to quantify metal adsorption on natural and mineral assemblages. Her research group also studies the influence of road salt on urban lake biogeochemistry. Koretsky’s research has been supported by agencies including the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, the Office of Naval Research and the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund.