Ilya Bindeman

Ilya Bindeman

Professor of Earth Sciences | 541-346-3817 | 110A Cascade Hall


ACADEMIC AREAS: Stable Isotope Geochemistry, Volcanology, Early Earth

Teaching Philosophy

Students should get experience in scientific method of thinking by using a variety of prior skills in physics, chemistry, simple math and social sciences. This includes the ability to formulate interesting questions, think why are they important, and find ways to solve the problem. It is also important to be fully versatile in the metric system and also SI units of measurements.

Past Courses

HC 209H: Natural Hazards and Disasters and their Social Impact

Academic Background

Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1998
BS/MS, Moscow State University (Russia), 1988

Research Interests & Current Projects

  • Large volume silicic and basic volcanism in Kamchatka
  • Large basaltic fissure eruptions of Iceland
  • Explosive silicic volcanism of the Western US
  • Effects of large volcanic eruptions on climate: isotopic traces
  • Low temperature topics