Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences at Michigan Tech

Aleksey V. Smirnov

Aleksey V. Smirnov

Aleksey V. Smirnov Website

Earth Magnetism Lab


Assistant Professor of Geophysics

Room 425 Dow




  • Masters; University of Rochester; 2000
  • Ph.D.; University of Rochester; 2002
  • Postdoctoral; University of Rochester, 2002-2004;
    Yale University, 2005-2007.


  • The long-term evolution of the Earth's magnetic field (especially in relation to the geodynamo mechanisms and the early history of the field) and its geological and geodynamical implications;
  • Geodynamics and global plate tectonics (eg., large igneous province formation and true polar wander);
  • Magnetism of rocks, minerals, and synthetic materials;
  • Environmental magnetism (eg., biomineralization and the relationships between physical, chemical and magnetic properties of minerals);
  • Development of new techniques and instruments for paleomagnetic and rock magnetic research
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