Chad Deering

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Assistant Professor, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences

  • Ph.D., Igneous Petrology and Geochemistry, University of Canterbury, New Zealand, Christchurch


Chad Deering joins the Department of Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences as an assistant professor. Deering comes to Michigan Tech from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

He has a PhD in Geological Sciences, Igneous Petrology, Geochemistry and Volcanology from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. His master’s in geological sciences, igneous petrology and geochemistry is from Michigan State University.

Deering has been published in numerous journals, including the Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, American Mineralogist, the Journal of Petrology and Lithosphere. He belongs to the Geological Society of America and the American Geophysical Union.

Links of Interest


  • Source to surface transport of magmatic volatiles and fluid evolution in geothermal systems
  • Evolution of the upper continental crust: generation and maintenance of large, silicic magma reservoirs
  • Magma reservoir dynamics by quantifying textural fabrics and intracrystalline deformation formed during hindered settling and compaction
  • Relationship between resurgent plutons and large, silicic ignimbrites in exhumed caldera-forming eruptive sequences
  • Excess or cryptic degassing in volcanic systems
  • Quantification of CO2 from diffuse degassing at large, caldera-forming volcanoes