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George Luther

Maxwell P. and Mildred H. Harrington Professor

My interests cover a wide range of areas including redox reactions in the environment, trace element speciation in marine waters and sediments including metal-ligand complexes, biogeochemical processes in marine environments, application of molecular orbital theory to geochemical processes, in situ electrochemistry and microelectrode technology. Our group also emphasizes research that interfaces chemistry with biology with the view that chemistry drives biology.


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  • B.A., Chemistry, La Salle College
  • Ph.D., Physical-Inorganic Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh


Dr. George Luther's Research Projects

Current research projects under the direction of Dr. George Luther cover a range of topics in the area of oceanography and chemistry.

CEOE Dives Deep

UD professor, students dive deep along the East Pacific Rise

Black Sea Research Cruise (2003)

In 2003, UD researchers participated in an international expedition explore the suboxic zone of the Black Sea.

Courses Taught by Dr. Luther

Dr. Luther teaches courses in the areas of marine studies (MAST) and chemistry (CHEM). Click image above for details.

Saint Lawrence core

Abundant porewater Mn(III) is a major component of the sedimentary redox system

Publications by Dr. George Luther

Select publications by Dr. George Luther, as well as a link to a complete publication listing


• Marine Chemistry• Geochemistry


CEOE School & Departments

School of Marine Science & Policy

Advancing the understanding, stewardship, and conservation of estuarine, coastal, and ocean environments.

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Department of Geological Sciences

Discovering how geological processes have operated over various time scales to create and influence the planet’s surface environments.

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Department of Geography

Investigating the interactions between people and the environment and the processes that explain the location of human and natural phenomena.

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College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment • 111 Robinson Hall • Newark, DE 19716 • USA • Phone: 302-831-2841
Geography: 302-831-2294 • Geology: 302-831-2569 • Marine Science and Policy: 302-645-4212 • E-mail: ceoe-info@udel.edu

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