If you are looking for graduate student research opportunities in metamorphic petrology and isotope geochemistry in Fall 2022, please contact me.

Titanite grain rounded by rotation in a shear zone. Lines of small pits were made by ion microprobe analysis of oxygen isotopes.


My science lives at the crossroads of geochemistry, petrology, and structural geology. I use these different branches of geology to investigate fluid movement in the deep earth, thermal histories, chemical signatures of rock deformation, and rates of geologic processes. My main research tools are field mapping, petrography, and forms of in situ microanalysis, including electron microprobe, electron-backscatter diffraction, and secondary ion mass spectrometry.  For details about specific research applications, please visit my research page.



bonamici [at] wisc [dot] edu


Physical Address:

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Department of Geoscience

1215 W. Dayton Street

Madison, WI 53706



Weeks Hall 315

Tel: +1 608 263 7754

Fax: +1 608 262 0693