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Michael Kruge

Adjunct, Earth and Environmental Studies

BA, San Francisco State University
MA, University of California, Berkeley
PhD, University of California, Berkeley
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Michael A. Kruge is Professor of Earth and Environmental Studies at Montclair State University in New Jersey. He was formerly Associate Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics at MSU, Professor and Chair in the Department of Geology at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, and a Geochemist for Standard Oil (Ohio)/British Petroleum. He holds a Ph.D. in Geology from the University of California, Berkeley (1985). He is the author of about sixty peer-reviewed scientific publications.


Environmental geochemistry and forensics of organic contaminants in sediments
Marine, estuarine and lacustrine biogeochemistry. Geochemistry of peat
Fossil organic matter as indicator of environmental change
Applications of analytical pyrolysis-gas chromatography/mass spectrometry
Biological marker compounds and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in, petroleum, petroleum source rocks, oil shales, coal and sediments.
Nature of organic sulfur in fossil fuels, a precursor of acid rain.