Randall Cygan
[photo: Randy Cygan]
Sandia National Laboratories, Senior Scientist, retired
Texas A&M University, Adjunct Professor
Email: randall.cygan@gmail.com

Education

Ph.D. in Geochemistry and Mineralogy (1983)
Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA

M.S. in Geochemistry and Mineralogy (1980)
Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA

B.S. in Chemistry, minor in Geology (1977)
University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA


Research Interests

Mineralogy and geochemistry, specializing in applications of chemical kinetics and equilibria to mineralogical, geochemical, and materials research problems; particular emphasis on the use of molecular simulation and various spectroscopies to understand material behavior.


Awards and Recognitions

    • Brindley Lecture Award, The Clay Minerals Society, 2010
    • LDRD Award for Excellence, Sandia National Laboratories, 2008
    • Fellow of Mineralogical Society of America, 2005
    • Weeks Distinguished Lecturer, University of Wisconsin, 2001
    • Honorary Distinguished Alumnus, Pennsylvania State University, Materials Research Laboratory, 1999
    • Presidential Quality Turquoise Award, Sandia National Laboratories, 1997
    • Centennial Fellow of Pennsylvania State University, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, 1996
    • Mining and Mineral and Mineral Fuel Fellowship, 1979-1981
    • National Science Foundation Energy-Related Traineeship, 1978-1979
    • Certified chemist of the American Chemical Society, 1977
    • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, 1976
    • Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, 1974
    • James Scholar of University of Illinois at Chicago, 1973-1977
    • Illinois State Scholar, 1973