Sean P. Regan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor – University of Alaska, Fairbanks

Lecturer – Center for Earth and Environmental Sciences, SUNY Plattsburgh (Aug 2017 – May 2018)

Research Geologist – U.S. Geological Survey (June 2016 – June 2018)

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PhD – University of Massachusetts, Amherst

MSc – University of Massachusetts, Amherst

BSc – St. Lawrence University

Research Interests: Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Structural Geology, Precambrian Geology, Ore Geology, Geochronology

My ultimate research goal is to understand Earth’s tectonic processes and their evolution through time. My main research interests represent the intersection of igneous petrology with metamorphic petrology and structural geology, and specifically, how all three interact to fundamentally change the character of continental lithosphere. To this end, my primary research interests pertain to lower and middle crustal magmatism, metamorphism and partial melt generation, structural geology of plutonic bodies, geochemistry, fluid-rock interaction, metasomatism, and the development of REE mineral (ore) deposits. I am particularly interested in using these investigations to address outstanding questions in tectonics, and how to constrain metamorphic and metasomatic processes in time utilizing in-situ geochronology.

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