Dr. Thomas S. Bianchi

Thomas Bianchi, Research Forum Keynote Speaker 2017Thomas S. Bianchi obtained his Ph.D from the University of Maryland in Marine Sciences in 1987; since that time he has been a Professor in Earth and Environmental Sciences at Tulane University for 11 years. He then moved to Texas A&M University in 2006 where he held the James R. Whatley Endowed Chair in Geosciences in the Dept. of Oceanography for 7 years. In 2013, he joined the Dept. of Geological Sciences at the University of Florida, where he is currently a full professor and holder of the Jon and Beverly Thompson Endowed Chair in Geological Sciences.

His general areas of expertise are organic geochemistry, biogeochemical dynamics of aquatic ecosystems, carbon cycling, and applications of chemical biomarkers. He has published over 190 articles in refereed journals, has published 7 books, has been an Associate Editor for numerous journals and is currently Editor-in Chief of the journal Marine Chemistry.

He has been the recipient of two Research Fulbrights (Sweden and Cyprus), in 2012 became a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and more recently in 2017, was made Fellow of the Geochemical Society and The European Association of Geochemistry.

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