Christopher Palenik Ph.D.
||Department / Business Unit
|Post Doctoral Fellow, Federal Bureau of Investigation
||Department of Geological Sciences
|University of Michigan
||State / Provence
1999, B.S. Chemistry, B.S. Geology University of Chicago; 2001, M.S. Geology University of Michigan; 2004, Ph.D. Geology, University of Michigan
1999-present Graduate Student Research Assistant – Electron Microbeam Analysis Laboratory, University of Michigan. Duties include training on XRD, SEM, EMPA and TEM.
1999-2000 Graduate Student Instructor – Determinative Methods (GS-455). Teaching responsibilities include XRD, SEM, Microprobe, Raman, FTIR.
1993-present Microtrace, a forensic consulting laboratory specializing in the area of small particle identification using microchemistry and microscopy.
- Alumni Board, University of Michigan, Department of Geological Sciences (2005-present)
- Horace H. Rackham Distinguished Dissertation Award (highest honor given to dissertations produced under the auspices of the University), University of Michigan (2005)
- John Dorr Graduate Academic Achievement Award – Department of Geological Sciences, University of Michigan (2004)
- Geological Society of America, Travel Grant (2004)
- Best Paper Award for "Microanalysis of Radiation Damage Across a Zoned Zircon Crystal" at 25th Scientific Basis for Nuclear Waste Management Conference, Materials Research Society National Meeting (2001)
- Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management, DOE, Fellowship Recipient (2002-2004)
- Geological Society of America Travel Grant (2004)
- Rackham Graduate Student Forum, Member (2002)
- Scott Turner Research Grant (2001, 2002)
- University of Michigan Geology Club, Co-President (2000-2002)
- University of Chicago Dean’s List (1995-96, 1997-98, 1998-99)
Dekker Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Electron Microscopy Imaging Techniques in Environmental and Geological Science