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Erik Melchiorre

Erik Melchiorre

Professor, Faculty Research


Geological Sciences
Office Phone(909) 537-7754
Office LocationBI-110B
Faculty Research
UEC - Philanthropic
Office Phone(909) 537-7754
Office LocationBI-110B


CSUSB campus-wide Outstanding Scholarship of the Year Award (2022)

Research Profile:


BS Geology, University of Southern California, 1990 MS Geology, Arizona State University, 1993 PhD Earth and Planetary Science, Washington University, 1998


Introduction to Geology, Energy and the Environment, Water in the West, Geochemistry, Hydrology, Field Methods in Hydrology, Earth Resources, Advanced Geological Mapping

Research and Teaching Interests

Economic Geology, with specialization in: Placer Gold Deposits Copper Deposits Acid Mine Drainage and Mine Environmental Issues

Stable Isotope Geochemistry, with specialization in: Astrobiology, carbon and nitrogen systems Hydrology, oxygen and hydrogen systems

Archeology/Anthropology, assisting with XRF geochemistry of materials, and 3D optical and LIDAR data capture of sites and objects