Indiana University Bloomington

Arndt Schiimmelmann

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

  • Katarina Topalov: Hydrogen stable isotopes in bone collagen
  • Agnieszka Furmann: Shale gas geochemistry
  • Carley Gasaway: Micro-FTIR characterization of shales
  • Kevin Webster: Subterranean microbial methanotrophic uptake of atmospheric methane
  • Lin Wei: Natural gas geochemistry
  • Patrick Griffin: Stable isotope ratios in protein and amino acids


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

Current Funding

  • Shale gas: Geochemical and physical constraints on genesis, storage, and producibility. (U.S. Department of Energy, Basic Energy Sciences)