Emily M. Klein

Emily M. Klein

Professor of Earth Sciences

EOS Division Chair, Director of Undergraduate Studies, EOS DIvision | Bass Fellow

Primary Appointment

Earth & Ocean Sciences Division

Dr. Klein's research focuses on the geochemistry of oceanic basalts, using diverse tools of major, trace and isotopic analyses. Her research involves sea-going expeditions to sample and map the ocean floor.

In The News


Schlesinger, WH, Klein, EM, and Vengosh, A. "Global biogeochemical cycle of vanadium." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 114, no. 52 (December 11, 2017): E11092-E11100.
Worman, SL, Pratson, LF, Karson, JA, and Klein, EM. "Global rate and distribution of H 2 gas produced by serpentinization within oceanic lithosphere." Geophysical Research Letters 43, no. 12 (June 28, 2016): 6435-6443.
Carbotte, SM, Smith, DK, Cannat, M, and Klein, EM. "Tectonic and magmatic segmentation of the Global Ocean Ridge System: a synthesis of observations." Geological Society, London, Special Publications 420, no. 1 (2016): 249-295.
Klein, EM. "Emily M. Klein." OCEANOGRAPHY 27, no. 4 (December 2014): 153-153.
White, WM, and Klein, EM. "4.13 - Composition of the Oceanic Crust." In Treatise on Geochemistry (Second Edition),edited by HD Holland and KK Turekian, 457-496. Elsevier, 2014.

Recent Grants


EOS 393-1: Research Independent Study (EOS 393-1: Research Independent Study)
EOS 101: The Dynamic Earth (EOS 101: The Dynamic Earth)
ENVIRON 452L: Energy and Environment Design (ENVIRON 452L: Energy and Environment Design)
EOS 701S: Research Orientation Seminar (EOS 701S: Research Orientation Seminar)

Contact Information

Box 90227
Durham, NC 27708-0227
Duke U; 310 Old Chem Bldg, Box 90227
Durham, NC 27708


Ph.D., Columbia University (1988)
M.A., Columbia University (1986)
B.A., Barnard College (1978)