John Rakovan

Name: John Rakovan
Title: Prof.
Institution: Miami University
Address: Department of Geology
City, ZIP code: Oxford 45056
Country: USA
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Interests: Environmental science, Geochemistry, Coordination chemistry, Materials science, XANES
Keywords: Mineralogy
Environmental Science
Apatite Crystal Chemistry
Brief description of the work:
My research interests involve the integration of low temperature geochemistry and mineralogy in the study of crystal surfaces and water-rock interactions found in natural systems. In particular, I am interested in processes such as crystal growth, metal sorption,
trace element partitioning and other surface mediated reactions. I am also concerned with the structural response of minerals to substituent elements, especially lanthanides and actinides in apatite group minerals.