Laurence Coogan


I am always keen to hear from enthusiastic and questioning prospective graduate students especially those with broad interests. Drop me an email with a statement of your research interests and an up-to-date CV/resume.


Graduate student opportunities

School of Earth & Ocean Sciences   

Bob Wright Centre (A413)

University of Victoria

PO Box 3055 STN CSC

V8W 3V6

Victoria, B.C.



Tel:   (1) 250 472 4018

Fax:  (1) 250 721 6200

email: lacoogan at uvic dot ca


School of Earth & Ocean Sciences

Bob Wright Centre 168

University of Victoria

3800 Finnerty Road (Ring Road)

Victoria, BC Canada, V8P 5C2

I have taught undergraduate courses in mineralogy, igneous and metamorphic petrology, earth system science and fieldschools. I have stated to develop an interactive earth science education webpage found here.


I am interested in the role of the oceanic lithosphere in the earth system. My research spans from understanding mantle temperature and composition through magma chamber process and high-temperature hydrothermal circulation to low-temperature off-axis hydrothermal systems. I use field (shipboard and ophiolite), analytical, experimental and modeling studies dependent on the question being addressed. A (hopefully fairly up-to-date) publication list can be found here.

Research interests