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Higgins Professor
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Geochemistry
113 Comer
61 Route 9W - PO Box 1000
Palisades
NY
10964-8000
US
Phone: 
(845) 365-8658
Fax: 
(845) 365-8155

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Fields of interest: 
Experimental Petrology

Examination of the chemical and physical evolution of the terrestrial planets by the methods of experimental petrology. Parallel interest in the development of new experimental techniques and new materials.

Education
List of degrees from highest to lowest:
AB
Oberlin
1968
AM
Harvard
1970
Ph.D.
Harvard
1972
Honors & Awards: 
Clarke Medal, Geochemical Society 1975
Day Medal, Geological Society of America 1994
Member, National Academy of Sciences 1999
Hess Medal, American Geophysical Union, 2010

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Selected Publications:

Partitioning of molybdenum to 60 kbar along a warped Fe-FeS liquidus Walker, D.; Li, J. Chemical Geology Feb 28 Volume: 248 Issue: 3-4 p.: 166-173 (2008) DOI 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2007.04.006
Galena stability to 26 kbar Wheeler, K. T.; Walker, D.; Johnson, M. C. American Journal of Science Mar Volume: 307 Issue: 3 p.: 590-611 (2007) Doi 10.2475/03.2007.02
Constraints on core formation from Pt partitioning in mafic silicate liquids at high temperatures Cottrell, E.; Walker, D. Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta Mar 15 Volume: 70 Issue: 6 p.: 1565-1580 (2006) DOI 10.1016/j.gca.2005.11.021
Core/mantle-like interactions in an electric field Kavner, A.; Walker, D. Earth and Planetary Science Letters Aug 15 Volume: 248 Issue: 1-2 p.: 316-329 (2006) DOI 10.1016/j.epsl.2006.05.033
Experimental partitioning of uranium between liquid iron sulfide and liquid silicate: Implications for radioactivity in the Earth's core Wheeler, K. T.; Walker, D.; Fei, Y. W.; Minarik, W. G.; McDonough, W. F. Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta Mar 15 Volume: 70 Issue: 6 p.: 1537-1547 (2006) DOI 10.1016/j.gca.2005.11.023
Core-mantle chemical issues Walker, D. Canadian Mineralogist Oct Volume: 43 p.: 1553-1564 (2005)
Halite-sylvite thermoconsolution Walker, D.; Verma, P. K.; Cranswick, L. M. D.; Clark, S. M.; Jones, R. L.; Buhre, S. American Mineralogist Jan Volume: 90 Issue: 1 p.: 229-239 (2005)
Experimental partitioning of Tc, Mo, Ru, and Re between solid and liquid during crystallization in Fe-Ni-S Lazar, C.; Walker, D.; Walker, R. J. Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta Feb Volume: 68 Issue: 3 p.: 643-651 (2004)
Halite-sylvite thermoelasticity Walker, D.; Verma, P. K.; Cranswick, L. M. D.; Jones, R. L.; Clark, S. M.; Buhre, S. American Mineralogist Jan Volume: 89 Issue: 1 p.: 204-210 (2004)
Thermal equations of state for B1 and B2 KCl Walker, D.; Cranswick, L. M. D.; Verma, P. K.; Clark, S. M.; Buhre, S. American Mineralogist Jul Volume: 87 Issue: 7 p.: 805-812 (2002)
Synthesis and thermal decomposition of tetragonal RbClO4 and volume of fluid O-2 from 2 to 9 GPa Walker, D.; Hughes, G.; Cranswick, L. M. D.; Clark, S. M.; Buhre, S. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems Oct 11 Volume: 2 p.: art. no.-2001GC000154 (2001)
Core participation in mantle geochemistry: Geochemical Society Ingerson Lecture, GSA Denver, October 1999 Walker, D. Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta Sep Volume: 64 Issue: 17 p.: 2897-2911 (2000)
Rapid methods for the calibration of solid-state detectors Walker, D.; Clark, S. M.; Jones, R. L.; Cranswick, L. M. D. Journal of Synchrotron Radiation Jan 1 Volume: 7 p.: 18-21 (2000)