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Carrick Eggleston

Prof. Dr. Carrick Eggleston

Carson Fellow


Carrick was previously a fellow from January 2016 until May 2016.

Carrick Eggleston is a geochemist with a research focus on mineral surface chemistry; nearly all chemical interaction between the Earth’s solid materials and our environment (water, air, organisms) takes place at mineral surfaces. He is a graduate of Dartmouth (BA, 1983) and Stanford (PhD, 1991), and was a postdoctoral fellow at ETH Zurich (EAWAG, 1991–1994) and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (1994–1995) before starting a faculty position at the University of Wyoming (1995). He has been a visiting professor at EPFL, Switzerland (Laboratory for Photonics and Interfaces) and the Université Henri Poincaré (CNRS Laboratoire de Chimie Physique et Microbiologie pour l’Environnement) and more recently at Pondicherry University, Puducherry, India (Madanjeet School of Green Energy Technology) as part of a Fulbright fellowship. He is the associate director of the Center for Photoconversion and Catalysis in the School of Energy Resources, and has been an adjunct professor of Molecular Biology at the University of Wyoming. He has also given presentations internationally on energy transitions and the time limit for the usefulness of research on new renewable energy technology as a mitigating factor in climate change. He is currently collaborating with Sarah Strauss on interactive strategies to enact the cultural changes required by energy transitions and the movement to a lower carbon society, and is working on a textbook entitled The Earth System in the Anthropocene.

RCC Research Project: Cultures of Energy: Societal Transformations in the Service of Sustainable Systems

 Lunchtime Colloquium Video - Energy Transitions in the 21st Century: Science, Culture and Sustainable Systems

Selected Publications:

  • Braun, A., Y. Hu, F. Boudoire, D. K. Bora, D. D. Sarma, M. Graetzel, and C. M. Eggleston. “The Electronic, Chemical and Electrocatalytic Processes and Intermediates on Iron Oxide Surfaces during Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting.” Catalysis Today 260(2016): 72–81.
  • Eggleston, C. M. “Renewable Energy on Campus at the University of Wyoming.” In Implementing Campus Greening Initiatives, World Sustainability Series, edited by W. Leal Filho et al. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing, 2015.
  • Xu J., N. Sahai, C.M. Eggleston, and M.A.A. Schoonen. “Reactive Oxygen Species at the Oxide/water Interface: Formation Mechanisms and Implications for Prebiotic Chemistry and the Origin of Life.” Earth and Planetary Science Letters 363(2013): 156–67.
  • Eggleston C.M., J. Stern, T. Strellis, and B.A. Parkinson. “A Natural Photoelectrochemical Cell for Water Splitting: Implications for Early Earth and Mars.” American Mineralogist 97, no. 10 (2012): 1804–7.
  • Schuttlefield J.D., J.B. Sambur, M. Gelwicks, C.M. Eggleston, and B.A. Parkinson. “Photooxidation of Chloride by Oxide Minerals: Implications for Perchlorate on Mars.” Journal of the American Chemical Society 133, no. 44 (2011): 17521–23.
  • Meitl L., C.M. Eggleston, P.J.S. Colberg, N. Khare, C.L. Reardon, and L. Shi. “Electrochemical Interaction of Shewanella Oneidensis MR-1 and Its Outer Membrane Cytochromes OmcA and MtrC with Hematite Electrodes.” Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 73, no. 18 (2009) 5292–307.