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


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.
Klein, E, Fleitout, L, Vigny, C, and Garaud, JD. "Afterslip and viscoelastic relaxation model inferred from the large-scale post-seismic deformation following the 2010 M w 8.8 Maule earthquake (Chile)." Geophysical Journal International 205, no. 3 (June 1, 2016): 1455-1472.
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.
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.
White, WM, and Klein, EM. "Composition of the Oceanic Crust." In Treatise on Geochemistry: Second Edition, 457-496. November 1, 2013.


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)

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)