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Neil Van Kanegan

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Contact Information

Natural History Building 4049-E, 1301 W. Green St., Urbana, IL 61801

Research Interests

I am a PhD student in the Lundstrom Lab Group. My research interests lie in the fascinating field of cosmochemistry, with an emphasis on the stable Strontium isotopic analysis of the Allende meteorite, looking at isotopic diffusion and alteration/interaction between Allende's three main components: the matrix, chondrules, and CAIs (Calcium-Aluminum rich Inclusions). My work mainly uses SEM and MC and LA-ICP-MS.


Calvin University

  • (2022): B.S. - Geology (Cum Laude, With Distinction)
    • Certificate: Geographic Information Science
  • (2022): B.A. - Philosophy (Cum Laude, With Distinction)
    • Minor: Archaeology

Additional Campus Affiliations

M.A. student in Religion

Recent Publications

Van Kanegan, Neil. 2022. “A Defense of Sally Haslanger’s Sociopolitical Account of Race” Compos Mentis: Undergraduate Journal of Cognition and Neuroethics, 10 (1).

Tjoelker, Adam R., Neil Van Kanegan, C. Renee Sparks, and Simon Detmer. 2022. “Bathymetry Based Modeling of Subaxial Magma Flows Under the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, 0 to 30° N” The Compass: Earth Science Journal of Sigma Gamma Epsilon, 92 (1).