Christopher Sinton

Associate Professor, Environmental Studies and Science
School: School of Humanities and Sciences

Title

C.V.

Education:

  • Ph.D. Oceanography (Marine Geology).  Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon. 1996
  • M.S. Oceanography (Marine Geology).  Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon. 1992
  • B.A.  Geology. Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont. 1988

Teaching and Research Experience:

2018-present     Chair, Department of Environmental Studies and Science, Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York

2016-present    Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Studies and Science, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY

2011-2016       Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Studies and Science, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY

2008-2011       Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, University of Redlands, Redlands, CA

2007                Visiting Assistant Professor of Geology, University of Redlands, Redlands, CA

2008 (spring)    Fulbright Scholar – Argentina –Applied Ceramic Technology and University-Industry Collaboration in Argentina - National University of La Plata

2004-2006       Adjunct Assistant Professor, Geology, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont.

2000-2003        Director, Center for Environmental and Energy Research, Alfred University, Alfred, NY.

1999-2003       Adjunct Assistant Professor, Ceramic Engineering and Materials Science: Alfred University, Alfred, NY.

1999-2001        Adjunct Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies, Alfred University, Alfred, NY.

1999                 Assistant Director, Whiteware Research Center, New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University, Alfred, NY.

1999                Post-doctoral Researcher in Glass Science, New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University, Alfred, NY. Advisor: William LaCourse.

1996-1998       National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in Earth Sciences, University of Rhode Island, Narragansett, RI. Advisor: Haraldur Sigurdsson.

1988 - 1989      Research Assistant, ICF/Clement International (Environmental Risk Analysis), Fairfax, VA

External Grants Received

2020                National Science Foundation, ($83,339) – PI with co-PI K. Harpp (Colgate University), Collaborative Research: RUI: The Effect of a Mid-Ocean Ridge-Centered Environment on a Zoned Mantle Plume and Associated Secondary Magmatism

2019                National Science Foundation, ($752,331), co-PI with PI Peter Martin and four other co-PIs1 at Ithaca College, Preparation of STEM Teachers for Professional Growth and Effectiveness

2014                Dominion Energy Foundation ($30,000), Improving the Environmental and Economic Sustainability of Maple Syrup Production.

2013                NSF-Funded Interdisciplinary Teaching of Geoscience for a Sustainable Future ($12,500), Course Development Team member, Engaging Students in Grand Challenges in an Interdisciplinary Water Sustainability.

2010                National Science Foundation, ($72,130) – PI with co-PI K. Harpp (Colgate University), Constraints on the Evolution of Hotspot-Ridge Interactions: The Northern Galapagos Region

2009                New York State Energy Research and Development Authority ($49,000), Energy Reduction and Improved Properties for Sintered Alumina Ceramics: Feasibility Study

2008                HP Technology for Teaching ($77,000) – co-PI with B. McIntyre (Univ. Redlands)

2004                National Science Foundation-German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) ($17,650) Corrosion of Silicate Glass Ceramics by Oxide Melts and Impacts on Glass Recycling, co-PI with PI S. Misture (Alfred University) and co-PIs L. Wondraczek  and J. Deubener (Technische Universität Clausthal).

2004                New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, ($66,727) Selective Batching for Improved Commercial Glass Melting, co-PI with W. Carty (Alfred), Guardian Glass, and U.S. Borax

2004                New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, ($17,420), Renewable Installer Insurance Assistance Program, project manager with subcontractors Four Winds Renewable Energy and the NYS Solar Industry Association.

2002                US Department of Energy, ($40,000) Selective Batching for Improved Commercial Glass Melting, co-PI with W. Carty (Alfred), Guardian Glass, and Unimin Corp.

2002                New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, ($22,000) Demonstration of Solar Water Pumping and Pond Aeration Systems for New York State Agriculture, jointly with Four Winds Renewable Energy and Sullivan Trail Resource Conservation and Development.

2002                EPA-supported Center for Environmental and Energy Research, ($152,644) Utilization of Paper Mill Waste in Ceramic Products, co-PI with D. Earl (Alfred), International Paper, and Dal Tile.

2002                New York State Energy Research and Development Authority ($30,000), Campus Wind Turbine Lab, with sub-contractor AWS Scientific and matching support from the Center for Environmental and Energy Research.

2001                New York State Energy Research and Development Authority ($50,000), Feasibility Study of Gasification of Hybrid Willow and Benefits to NYS Agriculture, co-PI with C. Pian (Alfred) and T. Volk and L. Abrahamson (SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry).

2001                New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets ($19,300) Demonstration and Marketing of Photovoltaic-Powered Water Pumping Systems in New York State, jointly with 4 Winds Renewables and Kyocera Solar.

1998                National Science Foundation ($61,950), A Geochemical Investigation of the Tortugal Komatiites of Costa Rica, two-year research grant, co-PI with R. Larson (University of Rhode Island) and B.Hanan and D. Pyle (San Diego State).

1996                National Science Foundation ($72,000), Paleoceanographic Influence of Oceanic Plateau Volcanism: A Geochemical Study of Black Shales at the Cenomanian-Turonian Boundary, two-year postdoctoral fellowship

1994    Joint Oceanographic Institutions ($19,000), Geochronology of Lavas from the Southeast Greenland Margin, one-year post-cruise research support, with advisor R. Duncan.