Faculty and students in the Department of Geoscience encompass a broad array of disciplines. Here you will find information on their areas of specialization, current research, teaching, and outreach.

Academic Contacts

  • Matthew S. Lachniet
    Professor – Department Chair

    Quaternary Geology, Paleoclimatology, Isotope Geochemistry

    SEB 3240

    Phone: (702) 895-4388
    Matthew.Lachniet@unlv.edu

  • Michael J. Nicholl
    Associate Professor – Associate Department Chair

    Vadose Zone Hydrology, Environmental Fluid Mechanics, Geological Engineering

    LFG 227

    Phone: (702) 895-4616
    michael.nicholl@unlv.edu

  • Shichun Huang
    Associate Professor – Graduate coordinator

    High Temperature Geochemistry; Petrology; Non-Traditional Stable Isotopes; Cosmochemistry

    LFG 201B

    Phone: (702) 895-2635
    shichun.huang@unlv.edu

  • Kevin Konrad
    Assistant Professor – Undergraduate coordinator
    Director of the Nevada Isotope Geochronology Laboratory

    Geochronology; Marine Geology; Intraplate Volcanism; Mantle Geodynamics

    SEB 4129

    Phone: (702) 895-3696
    Kevin.Konrad@unlv.edu