Indiana University Bloomington

Arndt Schimmelmann

Arndt Schimmelmann

Senior Scientist

Organic Geochemistry and

Chemical Oceanography

Office:   GY 321
Phone:   812-855-7645

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., 1985, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • Diplom-Chemiker, 1979, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany

Research Interests  (click on red links for additional information)

Courses Taught

      Isotope systematics and graduate seminars

Current Graduate Student Projects

  • Amishi Kumar: On-line vs. off-line isotopic techniques
  • Katarina Topalov: Hydrogen stable isotopes in bone collagen
  • Agnieszka Furmann: Shale gas geochemistry
  • Yanyan Chen: Paleoenvironmental aspects of coal deposition
  • Allen Quaderer: Geochemical aspects of coal maturation
  • Lin Wei: Natural gas geochemistry
  • Patrick Griffin: Stable isotope ratios in protein and amino acids
  • Çağla Akar: Shale gas research


      Click on link for a comprehensive list of publications (excluding abstracts).

Current Funding

  • Development of organic H, C, and N stable isotope international standards for NIST and IAEA: Multi-laboratory expert calibration in support of GC, LC, and EA-IRMS Measurement Science (NSF, Geobiology and Low-temperature Geochemistry)
  • Shale gas: Geochemical and physical constraints on genesis, storage, and producibility. (U.S. Department of Energy, Basic Energy Sciences)
  • Collaborative Research ETBC: Combined theoretical and experimental study of the
    mechanisms underlying deposition, degradation and preservation of marine organic Carbon: A test of basic principles (NSF, Marine Geology and Geophysics; Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology)