Randall T. Cygan

Senior Scientist
Geochemistry and Materials Science Research
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[photo: Randy Cygan]
Geoscience Research and Applications Group
Sandia National Laboratories
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87185-0754 USA
Telephone: 505-844-7216
Fax: 505-844-7354
Email: rtcygan@sandia.gov

Education

Ph.D. in Geochemistry and Mineralogy (1983)
Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA

M.S. in Geochemistry and Mineralogy (1980)
Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA

B.S. in Chemistry, minor in Geology (1977)
University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Research Interests

Mineralogy and geochemistry, specializing in applications of chemical kinetics and equilibria to mineralogical, geochemical, and materials research problems; particular emphasis on the use of molecular simulation and various spectroscopies to understand material behavior.
Awards and Recognitions
  • Brindley Lecture Award, The Clay Minerals Society, 2010

  • LDRD Award for Excellence, Sandia National Laboratories, 2008

  • Fellow of Mineralogical Society of America, 2005

  • Weeks Distinguished Lecturer, University of Wisconsin, 2001

  • Honorary Distinguished Alumnus, Pennsylvania State University, Materials Research Laboratory, 1999

  • Presidential Quality Turquoise Award, Sandia National Laboratories, 1997

  • Centennial Fellow of Pennsylvania State University, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, 1996

  • Mining and Mineral and Mineral Fuel Fellowship, 1979-1981

  • National Science Foundation Energy-Related Traineeship, 1978-1979

  • Certified chemist of the American Chemical Society, 1977

  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, 1976

  • Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, 1974

  • James Scholar of University of Illinois at Chicago, 1973-1977

  • Illinois State Scholar, 1973