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Laramie Jensen
Laramie Jensen
O&M 409
Texas A&M University O&M Building
Room 409 MS 3146 
College Station, Texas 77843


B.A., Chemistry (ACS certified), Carleton College, 2015


2015, Texas A&M University Merit Fellowship

2015, Charles Carlin Prize in Chemistry

2015, Richard Ramette Award in Teaching

Laramie Jensen

Graduate Student

Research Interests

  • Trace metal geochemistry
  • Analytical chemistry
  • Stable metal isotopes
  • ICP-MS methodology


My work focuses on trace metal cycling and dynamics in the Arctic Ocean. Specifically, I employ trace metal geochemistry as a tool to quantify and examine physical, biological, and chemical processes related to sea ice melt, riverine input, and water mass influence, among others. Within the diverse category of trace metals I focus on dissolved, colloidal and soluble fraction analyses. My goal is to see how trace metals in the ocean respond to the rapidly changing polar environment of the Arctic Ocean and what we can learn from that relationship. Currently, my method uses ICP-MS to analyze for Fe, Mn, Ni, Cu, Zn, Co, Cd and Pb. This work is part of a collaboration with the NSF-supported, international GEOTRACES study.

Selected Publications

Whited, M.T., Hofmeister, G.E., Hodges, C.J., Jensen, L.T., Keyes, S.H., Ngamnithiporn, A., Janzen, D.E. Crystal structures of trans-acetyldicarbonyl- (η5-cyclopentadienyl)(dimethylphenylphosphane)- molybdenum(II) and trans-acetyldicarbonyl- (η5-cyclopentadienyl)(ethyldiphenylphosphane)- molybdenum(II). Acta Cryst. (2014), 70, 216-220. 

Conference Proceedings (*indicates presenter at conference)

Jensen*, L., Fitzsimmons, J.N., Field, M.P., Sherrell, R.M. (2015). Automated offline sample preparation for ICP-MS determination of dissolved trace metals (Fe, Mn, Zn, Cu, Cd, Ni, Co and Pb) in seawater using ESI seaFAST pic system. Gordon Research Conference & Seminar in Chemical Oceanography, Holderness, NH.

Oldham, V., Jensen, L., Miller, M., Burk, K., Luther III, G.W. (2015). The presence and nature of Mn(III)-L complezes in the oxygenated surface waters of a coastal waterway. Gordon Research Conference in Chemical Oceanography, Holderness, NH.

Jensen*, L. Oldham , V., Luther III, G.W. (2015). Manganese speciation in the Broadkill River estuary. ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting, Granada, Spain.

Oldham, V., Jensen, L., Luther III, G.W. (2014). Dissolved Mn Speciation and Ligand Characteristics in a Coastal Waterway. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Luther III, G.W., Oldham, V., Madison A., Tebo B., Jones, M., Jensen, L., Owings, S., Mucci, A., Sundby. B. (2014). Soluble Manganese(III) in the Marine Environment. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA. 

Additional Information

Advisor: Dr. Jessica Fitzsimmons

Research Cruises and Field Work

Jan-Feb 2016 – R/V Laurence M. Gould (43 days). Palmer Long-Term Ecosystem Research cruise to the West Antarctic Peninsula. Dissolved/particulate/colloidal trace metal sampling and filtration. Punta Arenas – Punta Arenas.

July 2014 – R/V Sharp (8 days). Chesapeake Bay Cruise and North Atlantic transect. Mn(II) and Mn(III) determinations. Lewes, DE – Lewes, DE. 

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