BA, Colby College, 1979
MS, University of Iowa, 1981
PhD, University of Chicago, 1987
Boron isotope geochemistry of minerals, groundwater and soil. A recent interest is
in developing a geochemical method for sourcing archaeological artifacts composed
1040 Physical Geology - Introduction to processes that form the rocks in the Earth's crust; the Earth's internal
forces that make mountains and volcanoes; special emphasis on topics that impact the
Mid-South, such as earthquakes.
3311 Mineralogy and Petrology - Classification and identification of minerals, igneous rocks, and metamorphic rocks
in hand specimen and under the microscope. Geological occurrence and use of minerals.
Genesis and occurrence of igneous and metamorphic rocks.
4332/6332 Introduction to Geochemistry - the application of the principles and techniques of chemistry to the study of problems
of the Earth, with special emphasis on global phenomena.
7220 Geochronology - the study of the relative and isotopic age of rocks, minerals, fossils and groundwater.
Larsen D., Swihart G. H. and Xiao Y. K. (2001) Hydrochemistry and isotope composition of springs in the Tecopa basin, southeastern
California, USA. Chem. Geol. 179, 17-35.
Xiao Y. K., Swihart G. H., Xiao Y. and Vocke R. D. (2001) A preliminary experimental study of the boron concentration in vapor and the isotopic
fractionation of boron between seawater and vapor during evaporation of seawater. Science in China (Series B) 44, 540-551.
Swihart G. H. (2002, updated second printing) Instrumental techniques for boron isotope analysis. In E. S. Grew and L. M. Anovitz, Eds., Boron: Mineralogy, Petrology, and Geochemistry in the Earth’s Crust, Mineralogical Society of America, Reviews in Mineralogy, vol. 33, pp. 845-862.
Xiao Y., Li Y-S. and Swihart G. H. (2002) A close look at silver oxide colloid for surface-enhanced Raman scattering.
Talanta 58, 755-760.
Xiao Y. K., Liao B. Y., Liu W. G, Xiao Y. and Swihart G. H. (2003) Ion exchange extraction of boron from aqueous fluids by Amberlite IRA 743 resin.
Chinese J. Chem. 21, 1073-1079.
Xiao Y. K., Li S. Z., Wei H. Z., Sun A. D., Liu W. G., Zhou W. J., Zhao Z. Q. and
Swihart G. H. (2007) Boron isotopic fractionation during seawater evaporation. Marine Chem. 103, 382-392.