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Research Interests

Professor Altaner's principal research interests lie in the fields of the petrology (occurrence, origin, and geological significance), geochemistry, and mineralogy of clay minerals and sedimentary rocks.


  • GEOL 100: Planet Earth
  • GEOL 110: Exploring Geology in the Field
  • GEOL 118: Natural Disasters
  • GEOL 333: Earth Material and the Environment
  • GEOL 380: Environmental Geology


  • Ph.D., University of Illinois

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