Professor Chris Koteas, PhD

Department of Geology and Environmental Science at Norwich University

Dr. Christopher Koteas, Assistant Professor of Geology, has a PhD from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a focus on Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology and Structural Geology.


I arrived at Norwich University in 2012 after a Post-doctoral Fellowship appointment with the U.S. Department of Energy and Massachusetts Geological Survey. The focus of my research work is on the tectonic implications of magma generation, evolution, and transportation from the deep to shallow crust and I have research projects focused on related topics in the northern and southern Appalachians, eastern Maine, northern Saskatchewan, Canada, and the southern Mojave Desert. Current laboratory research is focused on melt microstructures and microgeochemistry using scanning electron and transmitted light microscopy facilities in the Department of Geology and Environmental Science at Norwich University. Aspects of this research were recently presented at the March 2013 Northeastern section meeting of the Geological Society of America.

In addition to Introductory Geology, I also teach classes focused on Structural Geology, Mineralogy, Petrology, and Field Methods.

Spring field trip to the Champlain Thrust

Spring field trip to the Champlain Thrust

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