Dr. Larsen participated in the 2009 MITAS research cruise to the Arctic Ocean. The expedition explored the biogeochemical properties of methane hydrate formations in the Beaufort Sea. Sediment samples from cores collected off the shore of Prudoe Bay, Alaska were returned to SMCM. Dr. Larsen's research students are performing numerous chemical tests on these samples to better understand their role in Arctic Carbon Cycling.
Students take Action in the Gulf
This past Labor Day weekend, five chemistry students accompanied Professor Larsen on a tour of the coastlines of Mississippi and Louisiana to learn more about the effects of the BP oil spill. They brought back samples of the beach sand and water to study back at St. Mary's and to further their understanding of the many environmental issues facing the gulf.
Faculty and Staff
Dr. Leah Eller
Assistant Professor, Organic Chemistry
Office: Goodpaster Hall Room 225
Phone Number: 240-895-4352
Chemistry Lab Coordinator
Office: Goodpaster Hall Room 202
Phone Number: 240-895-4355