Mary Hingst
Graduate Research Assistant

Bureau of Economic Geology
The University of Texas at Austin
University Station, Box X
Austin, Texas 78713-8924
Fax: 512-471-0140



Summer 2012 Plans
I will be interning with the Apache Corporation in Tulsa, OK.

Research Interests
Geochemistry is at the base of all my research interests, especially how it applies to the environment. I like to learn how different things interact and determine patterns and trends in order to understand the causes, effects, and solutions to different environmental issues.

Current Projects
I am working with Katherine Romanak to investigate and monitor the geochemistry of near surface sediments above the carbon sequestration site at Cranfield, MS. My thesis will focus on the gas-sediment-water interactions and the resulting geochemical alterations.

Academic Background
I began working on my Master's degree at UT in the fall of 2010 focusing on paleoclimatology and isotope geochemistry. Towards the end of my first year, I decided I want to focus on issue that has relevancy to today's society and switched into the GCCC group to look into the geochemical effects of carbon sequestration.

B.S. Environmental Geosciences. Environmental Studies Specialization, Michigan State University, 2009
• Recipient of Neal Endowed Research Scholarship
• Dean's List
• Undergraduate research: Identifying Historical States of Thermodynamic Equilibrium in Lake Sediments

For more about Mary Hingst's research, please see the article "When Methane Makes Metals Migrate." Mary Hingst

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