Department of Earth SciencesWestern Science

Dr. Neil Banerjee

Geochemistry, Economic Geology, Astrobiology

Neil Banerjee

Associate Professor
Office: BGS 0166
Lab: BGS 0159
Phone: 519 661-2111 x.83727
Fax: 519 661-3198
Twitter: @rocdoc

Research Interests

Stable isotope biogeochemistry; Microbial alteration of modern and ancient oceanic crust; Evidence for early life on Earth; Formation and evolution of oceanic crust; Geochemical cycling at mid-ocean ridges; Formation of massive sulfide deposits at mid-ocean ridges; The origin and emplacement of ophiolites; Astrobiology.

Selected Publications

Courses Taught

Earth Sciences 2230B: Introduction to Geochemistry
Earth Sciences 3313A: Igneous Petrology
Earth Sciences 4452Z: International Field Experience


Kathy Feick, M.Sc. candidate
Liana Stammers, M.Sc. candidate

Patrick Hill, Ph.D. candidate
Eric Pilles, Ph.D. candidate
Jessica Stromberg, Ph.D. candidate

Dr. Banerjee currently has openings for M.Sc. and Ph.D. students interested in studying hydrothermal alteration processes in oceanic crust, biogeochemical evidence for early life on Earth preserved in ancient greenstone belts, and studies of Earth environments as Mars analogues. Interested students should contact Dr. Banerjee for more information.