Nancy Hinman

Nancy Hinman

Dr. Nancy Hinman's work focuses mainly on biotic and abiotic chemical processes in natural systems that affect solution and mineral composition. She has conducted field work in thermal springs of Yellowstone National Park and the Valley of Geysers, Kamchatka, Russia, as well as cold springs in western Montana. Current projects include photochemical processes; mineral composition, deposition, and diagenesis; and microbial interactions. On these projects, she collaborates with researchers at NASA- Ames Research Center, NASA-Johnson Research Center, and universities from around the U.S. and the world. Such contacts present opportunities for students to visit and use instruments at these facilities. Research in her laboratory has focused on microbial reduction of iron, deposition and dissolution of iron oxides, and photochemistry. Results are modeled with geochemical codes to provide insight into chemical speciation. The following list of publications shows the variety of projects on which Professor Hinman has worked over the last several years

Affiliation: 

  • University of Montana, Missoula