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About Michael A. Kruge

Michael A. Kruge is Professor Emeritus, Earth and Environmental Studies at Montclair State University (MSU) in New Jersey (USA). He  was formerly Associate Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics at MSU, Professor and Chair in the Department of Geology at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, and a Geochemist for Standard Oil (Ohio)/British Petroleum.  He holds a Ph.D. in Geology from the University of California, Berkeley.  His research interests include: environmental geochemistry and forensics of organic contaminants in sediments; marine, estuarine and lacustrine biogeochemistry; geochemistry of peat; fossil organic matter as indicator of environmental change; applications of analytical pyrolysis-gas chromatography/mass spectrometry; biological marker compounds and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in petroleum, petroleum source rocks, oil shales, coal and sediments; nature of organic sulfur in fossil fuels.  He is the author of numerous peer-reviewed scientific publications.


Present Professor, Montclair State University Earth and Environmental Studies

Curriculum Vitae

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  • Environmental Forensics
  • Organic Geochemistry
  • Energy and the Environment
  • Energy, Environment and Society
  • Historical Geology
  • Physical Geology

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