Jeffrey Bada

Professor of Marine Chemistry

B.S. San Diego State University
Ph.D. University of California, San Diego

Research Interests

  1. Characterization of the dissolved fluorescent components in seawater using laser fluorometry.
  2. Geochemical and cosmochemical applications of two-step laser mass spectrometry.
  3. Detection of extraterrestrial organic compounds on Earth.
  4. Stable carbon and nitrogen isotopic chronologies obtained from animal teeth.
  5. Accelerator mass spectrometry radiocarbon measurements of bomb C-14 in mammalian tissues.
  6. Amino acid diagenetic reactions and their implications and applications.

Courses Taught

  1. Introduction to Geochemistry, ES 102
  2. Oceans, ES1

Selected Publications

  1. 1995. Amino acid racemization on Mars: implications for the preservation of biomolecules from an extinct Martian biota. Icarus 114:139-143.
  2. 1994. Fullerenes in the 1.85 billion-year-old Sudbury impact structure. Science 265:642-645.
  3. 1993. The relationship between dissolved organic carbon (DOC) and fluorescence in anoxic marine porewaters: implications for estimating benthic DOC fluxes. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 57:2149-2153.
  4. 1991. Amino acid cosmogeochemistry. Royal Society of London. Philosophical Transactions. Series B 333:349-358.

Additional Information:

Current graduate students:

Karen Brinton (1990 - )
Xueyun Wang (1992 - )
Daniel Glavin (1997 - )

Contact information

Phone:  1-619-534-4258
Professor Jeffrey L. Bada
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, California 92093-0212, USA