Jon Smolen


What controls the interactions between clay minerals, fluids, and organic matter, and how does this lead to the geochemical signals we measure in the environment? To answer these questions, I use stable isotope and organic molecular analyses to probe the organic-inorganic interface at an atomistic level. My postdoctoral research focuses on the wildfire-climate link and how cave deposits can store molecular paleoenvironmental information.


  • Ph.D.: Chemistry at University of Connecticut
  • B.S.: Chemistry at University of New Haven


Jon Smolen
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