Dr. Feineman’s research:
I am interested in understanding the processes that take place beneath the Earth’s surface in the lower crust and upper mantle.  My primary tool is geochemistry.  I use a combination of analytical geochemistry, experimental petrology, and numerical modeling to understand subsurface processes.  A main focus of my research has to do with fluid-rock interaction at subduction zones, including metamorphic reactions in the downgoing slab, interaction of slab-derived materials with the mantle wedge, and volcanic processes occurring immediately prior to and during eruptions at volcanic arcs.
Dr. Maureen Feineman
Dept. of Geosciences
308 Deike Building
Penn State University
University Park, PA 16802
Research Interests:
Igneous Petrology
Metamorphic Petrology
Experimental Petrology
Isotope and Trace Element Geochemistry
Field areas:
Geosc 597: Advanced Volcanology Seminar
Useful links:
Now seeking a PhD student to participate in the ExTerra Field Institutes and Research Endeavor (E-FIRE) in the Western Alps:
Now accepting applications for the 2016 Africa Array - Bushveld REU (current undergraduates):