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Brad Sageman

Brad Sageman

Brad Sageman

MSES Academic Director, Professor of Earth & Planetary Sciences at Northwestern University

2145 Sheridan Road
Tech F397/F399
Evanston, IL 60208
United States



Brad is the Academic Director for the Master of Science in Energy and Sustainability (MSES) Program, co-director for the Paula M. Trienens Institute for Sustainability and Energy, and Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences.



  • Ph.D. Geological Sciences, University of Colorado
  • B.Sc. Biology, Denison University

Research Interests

My research is grounded in stratigraphy, in particular the relationship between rocks and time.  Much of my effort has been directed at development of high-resolution time scales for ancient stratigraphic sequences through the application of cyclostratigraphic and sequence stratigraphic techniques.  The driving motivation for improved time scales builds from my other main research interest, understanding the processes controlling burial of carbon in ancient sediments and the relationships between changes in the global carbon cycle and ocean-climate interactions.  A particular emphasis of my work has been Phanerozoic ocean anoxic events and I have devoted most of my career to study of the Western Interior basin of North America.