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About Susan Q. Lang

Research interests: Aqueous biogeochemistry; water-rock-microbe interactions, particularly in hydrothermal and subsurface systems; stable (13C, 15N, 34S) and radiocarbon (14C) isotopes of organic molecules; serpentinization as a source of energy for microbes and the abiotic synthesis of organic molecules; past, present, and future cycling of carbon and nitrogen through the environment.


Present Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina - Columbia

Curriculum Vitae


Research Interests

Biogeochemistry, Environmental Geosciences, Geochemistry, and Oceanography & Coastal Processes

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Honors and Awards

  • 2010: Top 25 Most Cited Articles, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, Elsevier
  • 2000–2003: National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Student Fellowship
  • 1999–2002: Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Graduate Student Fellowship
  • 2002: Oceanography Department Excellence in Teaching Award, Honorable Mention
  • 1999: Undergraduate Research Award, MIT Chemistry Department

Contact Information

Phone: (803) 777-8832
Address: Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences
University of South Carolina
EWS 401
Columbia, SC 29208


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