Department of Chemistry

Mathematics and Science Center,
Room 260
146 Library Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4479
(location map)
(248) 370-2320
fax: 370-2321

Thomas Bianchette

A head shot of Thomas Bianchette.

Title: Assistant Professor
Office: 252 Mathematics and Science Center
Phone: (248) 370-2092
E-mail: bianchette@oakland.edu
Research Lab Website: Coastal Hazard and Environmental Reconstruction Lab


Research Interests

Dr. Bianchette’s research focuses on natural hazards, paleoenvironmental reconstruction, paleoecology, and sedimentology. Students that are interested in research opportunities should visit his lab website (Coastal Hazard and Environmental Reconstruction Lab). Laboratory work consists of geological (ex. loss-on-ignition), biological (ex. microfossils), and chemical (ex. x-ray fluorescence) techniques.

Education and Research Experience

  • 2020 – Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Oakland University
  • 2018-2020 – Assistant Research Scientist and Lecturer III, Dept. of Natural Sciences, University of Michigan-Dearborn
  • 2014-2017 – Postdoctoral Research Associate, Dept. of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, Louisiana State University
  • 2014 – Ph.D., Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, Louisiana State University
  • 2007 – M.S., Geography, Louisiana State University
  • 2005 – B.S., Geography, Western Michigan University