I am a chemist by training interested in a wide range of issues related to energy and climate - I've worked on problems ranging from sulfur biogeochemistry and the reconstruction of past ocean chemistry to climate finance and environmental economics. My current work is focused on carbonate chemistry and crystal growth, with implications for carbon storage and utilization, the impact of ocean acidification, and more!
2015 MSc in Environmental Technology (Environmental Economics and Policy), Imperial College London
2014 MPhil in Earth Science, University of Cambridge
2013 BA with Honors in Integrated Science, Chemistry, and Earth Science, Northwestern University
Research Interests / Specializations:
surface chemistry, crystal growth and fluid-rock interactions, biogeochemical cycling
Currently under review:
Antler G., Mills J.V., Redeker K., Povia S., and Turchyn A.V., The role of bioturbation in the carbon-sulfur-iron interplay - a lesson from salt marsh sediments. Geobiology (under review).
Mills J.V., Gomes M.L., Kristall B., Sageman B.B., Jacobson A.D., and Hurtgen M.T. (2017) Massive volcanism, evaporite deposition and the chemical evolution of the Early Cretaceous ocean. Geology : G38667-1.
Mills J.V., Antler, G., and Turchyn, A.V. (2016) Geochemical evidence for cryptic sulfur cycling in salt marsh sediments. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 453, 23-32.
Cadogan J.M., Rebbouh L., Mills J.V.J., Bland P.A. (2012) An 57 Fe Mossbauer study of three Australian L5 ordinary-chondrite meteorites: dating Kinclaven-001. Hyperfine Interactions.
Paulson K., Saeed M., Mills J., Cuvelier G.D.E., Kumar R., Raymond C., Robinson T., Szwajcer D., Wall D., Seftel M.D. (2011) Publication bias is present in blood and marrow transplantation: an analysis of abstracts at an international meeting. Blood, 118 (25), 6698-6701.
Honors and Awards
2015 Berkeley Fellow (5 years of graduate funding)
2015 EPA-Marshall Scholar (3 years of graduate funding)
2013 Marshall Scholar (2 years of funding for graduate study in the United Kingdom)
Major Academic Awards:
2015 AECOM first prize – top MSc student, Environmental Technology, Imperial College London
2013 Marple-Schweitzer Memorial Award – top graduating senior, Northwestern Chemistry
2013 Seymour Schlanger Memorial Award – top graduating senior, Northwestern Earth Science
2013 Distinguished Honors Thesis – Integrated Science Program, Northwestern University
2012 Barry M. Goldwater Scholar
2012 Phi Beta Kappa honors Society (elected as junior)
2012 Oliver Marcy Scholar – outstanding rising senior in the natural sciences, Northwestern University
2012 Outstanding Junior in Physics – top rising senior, Northwestern Physics
2011 Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholar
Mailing addressDepartment of Environmental Science, Policy, & Management
130 Mulford Hall #3114
Berkeley, CA 94720