Department of Earth SciencesWestern Science

Dr. Wayne Nesbitt


Wayne Nesbitt

Professor Emeritus
Ph.D. The Johns Hopkins University
Office: BGS 1009A
Phone: 1-519-661-2111 x.83194
Fax: 1-519-661-3198

Research Interests

Redox reactions at MnO2 surfaces and production of toxins; Surface properties of pentlandite and its flotation properties; Surface analysis of As-bearing sulphide minerals using X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS); Quantitative Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS) of minerals; Inorganic and microbial alteration of arsenopyrite and pyrite or marcasite; Karroo Gabbro weathering profile development; Processes involved in weathering of a granite under arid conditions; the Mojave Desert; The origin of chemical variations in groundwaters from a small watershed in southwestern Ontario; Surface chemical studies of Birnessite reduction: Reaction with chromium (III), selenite, oxalate and humate.

Selected Publications


Ryan Sawyer - Ph.D. candidate (with Rick Secco)