George Kamenov





Assistant In Geology

Ph.D. University of Florida, 2004
M.Sc. Florida International University, 2000
B.Sc. Sofia University, 1996





My research is focused on applying state-of-the-art geochemical techniques to resolve current Earth and Environmental Sciences problems. In particular, I work on relationships between magmatism and ore-deposit formation, submarine hydrothermal process, trace-element and isotopic compositions of environmental samples, human teeth and bones with implications for ancient human origins and current environmental problems, and laser-ablation U-Pb and Hf isotope analyses.


ICP-MS Laboratory


The Element-2 (Thermo-Finnigan) multi-resolution, single collector, magnetic sector plasma mass spectrometer is capable of operating at resolutions of >10,000 and is used for both in-situ and solution based elemental and iotopic analyses.








The Nu Plasma (Nu Instraments) is a double focusing plasma mass spectrometer equipped with 13 collectors in a configuration designed to optimize U-Pb geochronologic applications. The instrument is integrated with a New Wave UP-213