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Contact Information

(909) 869-3457 (office)

Nick Van Buer, Associate Professor of Geology

Cal Poly Pomona


Stanford University, Stanford, California, 2005-2012
Ph.D., Geology; advisor: Elizabeth Miller.

California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, 2001-2005
Bachelor of Science with Honor, Geology

Research Areas

I research the geologic history of the Mojave Desert, with a focus on Cretaceous plutonic rocks. 

Courses Regularly Taught

I regularly lead field trips to the desert for Mineralogy, Structural Geology, Tectonics, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Volcanology, and various geologic mapping classes.