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Lynda Williams

Lynda.Williams@asu.edu

Research Professor, MY
School Of Earth & Space Explor
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Bio

Ph.D., 2000 Geochemistry, The University of Calgary (Alberta, Canada) M.S., 1984 Geology, Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH) A.B., 1980 Geology, Smith College (Northampton, MA) Geology Field Camp (Indiana University,1979)

Research Interests

geochemistry of surficial systems, stable isotopes, clay mineralogy, chemical interactions of fluids/minerals/organic compounds with applications in hydrocarbon exploration, environmental issues, origins of life and medical geology

Publications and Other Intellectual ContributionsGoogle Scholar

  1. Williams, L.B. and Haydel, S.E.. Evaluation of the medicinal use of clay minerals as antibacterial agents. International Geology Reviews (2010).

  2. Review of: Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry in the Earth Sciences. Elements (2010).

  3. Book chapter: Williams, L.B., Holloway, J.R., Canfield, B., Glein, C., Dick, J., Hartnett, H. Shock, E.. Birth of biomolecules from the warm wet sheets of clays near spreading centers. Earliest Life on Earth. Springer Publishing (2010).

  4. Glein, C.R., Gould, I.R., Williams, L.B., Hartnett, H.E. and Shock, E.L.. Mechanistic organic geochemistry of carboxylic acids. Goldschmidt Conference (2010).

  5. Holloway, J., Williams, L., Canfield, B., Dick, J., Glein, C. Hartnett, H. and Shock, E. 2010.,. Abiotic organic synthesis in clays.. Goldschmidt Conference, Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta (2010).

  6. Shipp, J.A., Hartnett, H.E., Gould, I.R., Shock, E.L. and Williams, L.B., 2010 Goldschmidt Conference,. Mineral effects on the interconversion between alkanes and alkenes in hydrothermal systems.. Goldschmidt Conference (2010).

  7. Williams, L.B.. What makes clay minerals antibacterial?. Geological Society of American (2010).

  8. Williams, L.B., Hervig, R.L. and Srodon, J. 2010. .. Ex-situ studies of nanominerals by Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry. Goldschmidt Conference, GCA Supplement 74(12) (2010).

  9. Yang, Z., Gould, I.R., Williams, L.B., Hartnett, H.E. and Shock, E.L.. Reversible functional group interconversion in organic hydrothermal reactions; the central role of ketones. Goldschmidt Conference (2010).

  10. Williams, L.B., Haydel, S.E. and Ferrell, R.E. Bentonites, Bandaids and Borborygmi. Elements, an International Magazine of Mineralogy, Geochemistry and Petrology (2009).

  11. Lynda B. Williams. Stable isotopes of clay minerals archive organic sources. Clay Minerals Society 46th Annual Clay Minerals Society Meeting (2009).

  12. Metge, D.W., Harvey, R.W., Eberl, D.D., Wasylenki, L.E. and Williams, L.B. Evaluating the oxidation state of antibacterial minerals. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta (2009).

  13. Pauly, B.D., Williams, L.B., Hervig, R.E. and Schiffman, P. Boron behavior during seawater palagonitization revealed using SIMS microanalyses: implications for environmental control. 46th Annual Clay Minerals Society Meeting (2009).

  14. Pizzarello, S. and Williams, L.B. Soluble organic species released from the insoluble carbonaceous material of a pristine CR2 meteorite.. Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Houston, TX. (2009).

  15. Williams, L.B., Eberl, D.D., Metge, D.M. and Harvey, R.W.. Mineralogical and chemical comparison of antibacterial clays. 46th Annual Clay Minerals Society Meeting (2009).

  16. Williams, L.B., Haydel, S.E. and Ferrell, R.E. Bentonites, Bandaids and Borborygmi. Elements, an International Magazine of Mineralogy, Geochemistry and Petrology (2009).

  17. H Yubata, Lynda Williams, G Cody, C Alexander, S Pizzarello. The insoluble carbonaceous material of CM chondrites: A possible source of discrete organic compounds under hydrothermal conditions. Meteoritics & Planetary Science (2008).

  18. Haydel, S.E. *Remenih, C.M. and Williams, L.B. Broad-spectrum in vitro antibacterial activities of clay minerals against antibiotic-susceptible and antibiotic-resistant bacterial pathogens.. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (2008).

  19. Williams, L.B., Haydel, S.E., Giese, R.F. and Eberl, D.D.. Chemical and mineralogical characteristics of French green clays used for healing.. Clays and Clay Minerals (2008).

  20. E.B. Rampe, M.D. Kraft, T.G. Sharp, L.B. Williams, and A. Turner. Characterization of Natural Mixed-Layer Illite/Smectite and Physical Mixtures of Illite and Smectite using TIR and VNIR Spectroscopy: Are Mixed-Layer Clays on Mars?. Eos Trans. AGU (2008).

  21. Haydel, S. E. and Williams, L.B.. Broad-spectrum antibacterial activities of clay minerals.. 45th Annual Clay Minerals Society of America Annual Meeting (2008).

  22. LYNDA B. WILLIAMS, W. CRAWFORD ELLIOTT AND RICHARD L. HERVIG. Tracing natural gas migration using boron and lithium isotopes. Goldschmidt Conference Proceedings (2008).

  23. Spivak-Birndorf L. J., Wadhwa M. and Williams L. B.. Boron isotopes in the nakhlites: Implications for crustal fluids on Mars.. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, (2008).

  24. Spivak-Birndorf L. J., Wadhwa M. and Williams L. B.. The boron isotopic composition of Nakhla iddingsite. Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (2008).

  25. Spivak-Birndorf L. J., Wadhwa M. and Williams L. B. 2008, Abstract #4050.. Boron isotopic composition of igneous minerals and secondary alteration products in Nakhla.. Ground Truth From Mars Conference, University of New Mexico (2008).

  26. Turner, A., Remenih, C., Haydel, S.E. and Williams, L.B.. Comparing antibacterial clay properties in search of new medicinal applications. 45th Annual Clay Minerals Society of America Annual Meeting, (2008).

  27. Lynda Williams, Amanda Turner, Richard Hervig. Intracrystalline boron isotope partitioning in illite-smectite: Testing the geothermometer,. American Mineralogist (2007).

  28. Williams, L.B.. Clay mineral stable-isotope geochemistry. Euroclays Invited Lectures (2007).

  29. Haydel, S.E., Remineh, C. and Williams, L.B.. Broad-spectrum in vitro antibacterial activities of clay minerals against antibiotic-susceptible and antibiotic-resistant bacterial pathogens.. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, (2007).

  30. Metge, D., Harvey, R., Eberl, D. and Williams, L.B.. Bactericidal properties of clays used for treatment of Buruli ulcer- an emerging public health threat.. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, (2007).

  31. Williams, L.B., Haydel, S.E., Eberl, D.D. and Blum, A.E.. Chemical and mineralogical characteristics of French Green Clays used for healing.. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, (2007).

  32. J Michalski, M Kraft, T Sharp, L Williams, Lynda Williams. Emission spectroscopy of clay minerals and evidence for poorly crystalline aluminosilicates on Mars from TES data. J. Geophys. Res.-Planets (2006).

  33. Lynda Williams, Richard Hervig. Crystal size dependence of Illite-Smectite Isotope Equilibration with changing Fluids. Clays and Clay Minerals (2006).

  34. Hervig, R, Williams, Lynda, Bell, D. Microanalyses of Li and B Isotopes: Quantification and Applications to the Earth's Crust (2006).

  35. Williams, Lynda, Haydel, S, Eberl, D. Scientific validation of antibacterial minerals needed for public policy support, Abst. 111638 (2006).

  36. Williams, Lynda, Hervig, R. Evaluating Li-isotopic equilibrium in smectite (2006).

  37. J Michalski, M Kraft, T Sharp, Lynda Williams, P Christensen. Mineralogical constraints on the high silica Martian surface component observed by TES. Icarus (2005).

  38. Lynda Williams, B Canfield, K Voglesonger, J Holloway. Organic compounds in a primordial womb. Geology (2005).

  39. Lynda Williams, R Hervig. Lithium and boron isotopes in illite/smectite: The importance of crystal size. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta (2005).

  40. Ashley, J, Huss, G, Garvie, L, Guan, Y, Buseck, P, Williams, Lynda. Nitrogen and carbon isotopic measurements of sub-micron carbon nanospheres from the Tagish Lake meteorite by secondary ion mass spectrometry: (2005).

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Presentations

  1. Williams, L.B., Holloway, J.R., Canfield, B., Dick, J. Hartnett, H., Shock, E. Abiotic organic synthesis in clays. Goldschmidt Conference. (Jun 2010).
  2. L.B. Williams, R.L. Hervig, J. Srodon Ex-situ studies of nanominerals by secondary ion mass spectrometry. Goldschmidt Conference. (Jun 2010).
  3. Lynda B. Williams Abiotic organic synthesis of biomolecules in clay. Astrobiology Inst. Seminar. (Mar 2010).
  4. Lynda B. Williams Boron isotopes in hydrocarbon systems: following the oil. Astrobiology Inst. Seminar. (Feb 2010).
  5. Lynda B. Williams Trace element and isotopic geochemistry of clays applied to research in energy, life and medicine.. M.L. Jackson Mid Career Award Lecture. (Jun 2009).
  6. Williams, L.B., Eberl, D.D., Metge, D.M. and Harvey, R.W. Mineralogical and chemical comparison of antibacterial clays. Abstract D5. 46th Annual Clay Minerals Society Meeting, abstract.. Clay Minerals Society Annual Meeting. (Jun 2009).
  7. Metge, D.W., Harvey, R.W., Eberl, D.D., Wasylenki, L.E. and Williams, L.B., Evaluating the oxidation state of antibacterial minerals. Goldschmidt conference, Davos, Switzerland.. (Jun 2009).
  8. Williams, L.B., Elliott, C.W., Hervig, R.L. Tracing natural gas migration using boron and lithium isotopes. Goldschmidt Conference Symposium. (Jul 2008).
  9. Williams, Lynda, Srodon, Jan, Huff, Warren, Hervig, Richard Volatile light element distributions in the Baltic Basin bentonites and the potential connection to hydrocarbon sources. Clay Minerals Society Annual Meeting. (Jun 2007).
  10. Williams, Lynda, Haydel, S, Eberl, D Scientific validation of antibacterial minerals needed for public policy support. Geological Society of America. (Oct 2006).
  11. Hervig, R, Williams, Lynda, Bell, D Microanalyses of Li and B Isotopes: Quantification and Applications to the Earth's Crust. Goldschmidt Conference. (Aug 2006).
  12. Williams, Lynda, Hervig, R Evaluating Li-isotopic equilibrium in smectite. Clays and Clay Minerals Annual Meeting. (Jun 2006).
  13. Turner, A, Williams, Lynda Boron isotope variations during illitization in a natural closed system: Bentonite. Clay Minerals Society 42nd Annual Mtg. (Jun 2005).
  14. Williams, Lynda, Hervig, R Probing tetrahedral and octahedral site activity during illitization using Boron and Lithium isotopes. Clay Minerals Society 42nd Annual Mtg. (Jun 2005).
  15. Williams, Lynda, Hervig, R Probing crystal growth mechanisms with non-traditional stable isotopes. Goldschmidt Conference, Id. #1411. (May 2005).
  16. Williams, Lynda Stable isotopic evidence for metastable illite growth in a matrix of non-equilibrium smectite. Clay Minerals Society 41th Annual Meeting. (Jun 2004).
  17. Williams, Lynda Killer clays! A medicinal application of minerals. A Special symposium on Medicinal applications of minerals. Clay Minerals Society 40th Annual Meeting. (Jun 2003).
  18. Williams, Lynda Origins of Life Between the Nanosheets? Investigation of a clay mineral incubator in seafloor hydrothermal systems. (Mar 2003).
  19. Williams, Lynda, Canfield, B, Holloway, J, Williams, P Smectite Incubation of Organic Molecules in Seafloor Hydrothermal Systems. The V.M. Goldschmidt Conference. (Aug 2002).
  20. Williams, Lynda Textural analysis and potential surface and chemical properties of illite that may influence mycobacterial growth. (Aug 2002).
  21. Williams, Lynda, Hervig, R The ins and outs of boron in smectite during burial diagenesis: Examples from the Wilcox fm, U.S. Gulf of mexico basin. Clay Minerals Society 39th Annual Meeting. (Jun 2002).
  22. Williams, Lynda, Canfield, B Polymerization of Organic Compounds by Kinetic pathways of smectite Illitization. ASU Astrobiology Conference. (Feb 2002).
  23. Haydel, S, Remenih, C, Williams, Lynda Assessing the use of natural antibacterial agents : In vitro activities of clay minerals against pathogenic Gram-negative bacteria and mycobacteria. ASM General Meeting.
  24. Hervig, R, Moore, G, Holloway, J, Williams, Lynda Isotopic and elemental partitioning of boron between hydrous fluid and melt. Goldschmidt Conference.
  25. Williams, Lynda, Hervig, R Exploring the organic/inorganic boron connection in hydrocarbon reservoirs. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting.
  26. Canfield, B, Williams, Lynda, Holloway, J Organic Complexing in Smectite Clay Minerals Under Hydrothermal Vent Conditions. American Geophysical Union.
  27. Ashley, J, Huss, G, Garvie, L, Guan, Y, Buseck, P, Williams, Lynda Nitrogen and carbon isotopic measurements of sub-micron carbon nanospheres from the Tagish Lake meteorite by secondary ion mass spectrometry. Lunar and Planetary Science Meeting.
  28. Williams, Lynda Reaction Vessel Design for Sampling Nanoparticles During Growth Under Controlled T, P, pH and Oxidation State. American Geophysical Union.
  29. Williams, Lynda SIMS Analyses for Li Isotope Ratios: From Olivine to Clay Minerals. American Geophysical Union.
  30. Yabuta, H, Williams, Lynda, Cody, G, Pizzarello, S The insoluble carbonaceous material of CM chondrites as possible source of discrete organics during the asteroidal aqueous phase. Lunar and Planetary Science Meeting.
  31. Williams, Lynda, Hervig, R Lithium isotopic fractionation in subduction-zones: clues from clays. American Geophysical Union abst. Fall Meeting.
  32. Williams, Lynda, Hervig, R Insights on the mechanism of smectite illitization revealed by boron isotope variations. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting.
  33. Williams, Lynda, Wieser, M, Hutcheon, I, Hervig, R Boron isotopes as a monitor of fluid/rock interactions in a hydrothermally stimulated oil-reservoir, Alberta Basin, Canada. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting.

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Research Activity Research Awards

  1. Shock,Everett * , Shock,Everett * , Gould,Ian R , Williams,Lynda B , . How Minerals Control Hydrothermal Organic Reactivity. NSF-GEO-OCE (1/1/2014 - 12/31/2016).
  2. Williams,Lynda B * . Antibacterial Material Mapping: A new Economic Geology. NSF-GEO-EAR (10/1/2011 - 9/30/2015).
  3. Williams,Peter * , Anbar,Ariel David , Anbar,Ariel David , Anderson,James Edward , Elser,James Joseph , Hervig,Richard Lokke , Posner,Jonathan Dov , Rittmann,Bruce Edward , Shock,Everett , Shock,Everett , Tao,Nongjian , Vermaas,Willem F J , Wadhwa,Meenakshi , Westerhoff,Paul , Williams,Lynda B , . MRI: Acquisition of a NanoSIMS 50L imaging secondary ion mass spectrometer. NSF-MPS-CHE (2/15/2010 - 9/30/2013).
  4. Shock,Everett * , Shock,Everett * , Gould,Ian R , Hartnett,Hilairy , Hartnett,Hilairy , Holloway,John Requa , Holloway,John Requa , Williams,Lynda B , . ETBC: Organic Geochemical Transformations and the Deep Biosphere--Identifying the Food Sources for Microbes in Sedimentary Systems. NSF-GEO-OCE (9/1/2008 - 1/31/2014).
  5. Pizzarello,Sandra * Williams,Lynda B . Meteorite organics: Tracers of molecular asymmetry in cosmochemistry. NASA-GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CTR (4/1/2007 - 3/31/2012).
  6. Williams,Lynda B * Williams,Lynda B * Haydel,Shelley . Assessing a Clay Mineral Alternative Antibiotic Treatment for Buruli Ulcer. HHS-NIH-NCCAM (9/30/2006 - 8/31/2009).
  7. Williams,Lynda B * Hervig,Richard Lokke . A SIMS STUDY OF THE CHEMICAL DYNAMICS OF ORGANIC/INORGANIC INTERACTIONS IN SEDIMENTARY BASINS. DOE-CHICAGO (12/1/2003 - 11/30/2008).
  8. Williams,Lynda B * Hervig,Richard Lokke . INTRACRYSTALLINE BORON ISOTOPE FRACTIONATION IN ILLITE/SMECTITE: A POTENTIAL GEOTHERMOMETER AND PALEO-FLUID INDICATOR. NSF-GEO (1/1/2003 - 12/31/2007).
  9. Williams,Lynda B * . SGER: SMECTITE INCUBATION OF ORGANIC MOLECULES IN SEAFLOOR HYDROTHERMAL SYSTEMS. NSF-GEO (3/15/2002 - 2/28/2003).
  10. Williams,Lynda B * Hervig,Richard Lokke . EXPLORING INTRACRYSTALLINE BORON ISOTOPE VARIATIONS. NSF-GEO (3/15/2001 - 2/28/2002).
  11. Hervig,Richard Lokke * Williams,Lynda B . A MICROANALYTICAL (SIMS) STUDY OF THE TRACE ELEMENT AND ISOTOPIC GEOCHEMISTRY OF DIAGENETIC SILICATES. DOE-SAN FRANCISCO (12/1/1995 - 11/30/2003).
  12. Williams,Lynda B * . JUVENILE OFFENDER PROGRAM EVALUATION. AZ DEPT JUVENILE CORRECTIONS (10/1/1995 - 7/31/1996).
  13. Williams,Lynda B * . ORGANIC/INORGANIC INTERACTION OF NITROGEN IN OILFIELDS. DOE (9/15/1991 - 3/14/1994).

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Service

  1. Clays and Clay Minerals, Associate Editor (2010 - present)
  2. Environmental Science and Technology, Reviewer (2010 - present)
  3. International Medical Geology Association, Reviewer (2010 - present)
  4. National Science Foundation, Reviewer (2010 - present)
  5. Earth Science Day, Exhibitor (2004 - present)
  6. ASU SIMS Facility Manager, Manager (2006 - 2012)
  7. Clay Minerals Society, Associate Editor (2007 - 2011)
  8. Earth Science Day, Exhibitor (2010 - 2011)
  9. SESE Safety Officer, Safety liason (2010 - 2011)
  10. Clay Minerals Society, Committee on Committees (2010 - 2011)
  11. Clay Minerals Society, Chair, Membership committee (2009 - 2010)
  12. ASU SIMS Facility Annual Workshop, Organizer (2010)
  13. CLAS Committee on Excellence, Committee member (2008 - 2009)
  14. Clay Minerals Society, Chair Membership Committee (2007 - 2008)
  15. Earth Science Day presentation, Supervisor (2007)
  16. Geological Society of America, Interviewee (2007)
  17. Morning Star TV, Interviewee (2007)
  18. Sally Ride Festifval, Teacher (2007)
  19. Awards Committee, Clay Minerals Society, Member (2005 - 2007)
  20. Clay Minerals Society/Counsel, Counselor (Elected) (2004 - 2007)
  21. ASU Media Relations, Press Release (ended 2007)
  22. Geological Society of America, Press Release (ended 2007)
  23. Nominating Committee, Clay Minerals Society, Member (2006 - 2007)
  24. Nominating committee for Geology and Health Division, Geological Society of America, Member (2005 - 2006)
  25. CLAS/FESEM, Liason (2001 - 2006)
  26. Earth Science Day, Exhibitor (2006)
  27. Oral Exam Committees, Member (2006)
  28. Bailey Award Committee, Clay Minerals Society, Chair (2005 - 2006)
  29. Elements Newsletter, Clay Minerals Society, News Editor (2005 - 2006)
  30. Public Radio, Interview with BBC Science (2006)
  31. Reynolds Scholarship, Clay Minerals Society, Fundraising (2005 - 2006)
  32. CMS meeting, Burlington, VT, Symposium organizer (2005)
  33. NSF Geobiology and Low Temperature Geochemistry Panel, Member (2005)
  34. Clay Minerals Society, Awards Committee (2004 - 2005)

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