American Rock Salt Lecture Focuses on Climate Change and Energy Transition

Simon Jowitt

Simon Jowitt (Photo provided)

Simon Jowitt, the Arthur Brant Chair in Exploration Geology and Director of the Ralph J. Roberts Center for Research in Economic Geology at the University of Nevada Reno, will deliver the 20th annual American Rock Salt Lecture on April 11 at 7:30 p.m. in Newton 204. It is free and open to the public.

Jowitt will focus on "Climate Change, Critical Metals, and the Energy Transition: Understanding a Key Set of Relationships."  

Jowitt holds a bachelor's degree in geology from the University of Edinburgh, a master's degree in mining geology from the Camborne School of Mines, and a doctorate from the University of Leicester. He spent eight years at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, as a postdoctoral research fellow working with Anglo American, a global mining company, before serving as an assistant and then tenured associate professor of economic geology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Jowitt's research focuses on the use of geochemistry to unravel geological processes in a variety of settings with direct application to understanding not only mineralizing systems but also igneous petrology, mineral exploration, global tectonics, and the links between magmatism and metallogeny.

This is the 20th anniversary of the American Rock Salt lecture at SUNY Geneseo.


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