Carrick was previously a fellow from January 2016 until May 2016.
Carrick Eggleston is a geochemist with a research focus on mineral surface chemistry; nearly all chemical interaction between the Earth’s solid materials and our environment (water, air, organisms) takes place at mineral surfaces. He is a graduate of Dartmouth (BA, 1983) and Stanford (PhD, 1991), and was a postdoctoral fellow at ETH Zurich (EAWAG, 1991–1994) and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (1994–1995) before starting a faculty position at the University of Wyoming (1995). He has been a visiting professor at EPFL, Switzerland (Laboratory for Photonics and Interfaces) and the Université Henri Poincaré (CNRS Laboratoire de Chimie Physique et Microbiologie pour l’Environnement) and more recently at Pondicherry University, Puducherry, India (Madanjeet School of Green Energy Technology) as part of a Fulbright fellowship. He is the associate director of the Center for Photoconversion and Catalysis in the School of Energy Resources, and has been an adjunct professor of Molecular Biology at the University of Wyoming. He has also given presentations internationally on energy transitions and the time limit for the usefulness of research on new renewable energy technology as a mitigating factor in climate change. He is currently collaborating with Sarah Strauss on interactive strategies to enact the cultural changes required by energy transitions and the movement to a lower carbon society, and is working on a textbook entitled The Earth System in the Anthropocene.