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Peter Matt

Adjunct Assistant Professor


After a 30+ year career in the wine importing business, I returned to college to pursue my interest in geology, beginning in 2004. The interest led to my pursuit of graduate degrees and a career change. I left the wine business in 2012 and since then have been dedicated to teaching and geologic research. As a first author, I have published four scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals. The first covered research for my masters degree on the origin of small magnetite deposits in the New Jersey Highlands. The second two covered research for my PhD degree. One paper discusses the results of micropetrography on rock samples from the Balmat, NY, zinc deposit. The second reports on the zinc isotopic trends in the same deposit. The most recent paper reports on research on the zinc isotopic character of the famous zinc oxide/zinc silicate deposit at Sterling Hill in northwestern New Jersey.  I am a co-author on another paper comparing the isotopic character of the Sterling Hill deposit with small zinc deposits in southern Quebec and Ontario.  Currently, I am a member of a research team comparing the iron isotopic character of magnetite deposits in the New Jersey Highlands with that of other iron oxide deposits worldwide.

PhD, Earth and Environmental Science, The Graduate Center at CUNY, 2019;
MS, Geology, Brooklyn College, 2013;
BMus, University of Hartford, 1977