Graduate Students

Doran, Krys

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  • Position: PhD Student
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  • Office: WL-202A
  • Research Interests: Lunar meteorites, lunar formation, petrology, mineralogy

Office: Wright-Rieman 202-A

Twitter: @KrystynaDoran


Current Research

I am working on my PhD preproposal at this time. I am studying lunar meteorites to help unravel the geochemical history of the Moon.



Dr. Katherine Bermingham

Dr. Juliane Gross


Research Interests

Geochemistry, Petrology, Planetary Formation



Rutgers University, NJ (2020-Present) Graduate Student

Central Michigan University, MI (2016-2019)

  • Senior Research Thesis: Chemical Compositional Variations of Minerals from Lithium-Bearing Pegmatites: A pXRF Investigation
  • Advisor: Dr. Mona-Liza C. Sirbescu


Teaching Experience

Teaching Assistant: Fall 2021 (01:460:100) Planet Earth, under Dr. Brent Turin



Hlohowskyj, S.R., Sirbescu, M.C., Student, J.J., Hulsbosch, N., Chappaz, A., Doran, K.E., (2019). Trace-Element Distribution in Giant Spodumene Crystals in Granitic Pegmatites from the Black Hills, South Dakota And Newry, Maine [Abstract]. GSA Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, USA – 2019. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 51, No. 5. Paper No. 198-20. doi: 10.1130/abs/2019AM-339393

Gamet, N.G., Doran, K.E., Student, J.J., Sirbescu, M.C., (2020). Distribution Of Trace Elements in Spodumene: Insights from Preliminary P-XRF Results [Abstract]. GSA North-Central Section - 54th Annual Meeting – 2020. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. Vol. 52, No. 5. Paper No. 16-20. doi: 10.1130/abs/2020NC-348250


Field Experience

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Summer 2019


Professional Organizations

Geologic Society of America