Chris Colla , graduate student,

Chris Colla is a graduate student in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences focusing his research on isotope and uranium geochemistry.




Pilgrim, C. D.; Colla, C. A.; Ochoa, G.; Walton, J. H.; Casey, W. H.29Si NMR of aqueous silicate complexes at gigapascal pressures. CommsChem 2018, 1, 67.

Perkins, C. K.; Eitrheim, E. S.; Fulton, B. L.; Fullmer, L. B.; Colla, C. A.; Park, D.-H.; Oliveri, A. F.; Casey, W. H.; Nyman, M.; Forbes, T. Z.; Johnson, D. W.; Keszler, D. A. Synthesis of Aluminum Hydroxide Octamer by a Simple Dissolution Method. Angew. Chemie - Int. Ed. 2017.

Dembowski, M.; Colla, C. A.; Hickam, S.; Oliveri, A. F.; Szymanowski, J. E. S.; Oliver, A. G.; Casey, W. H.; Burns, P. C. Hierarchy of Pyrophosphate-Functionalized Uranyl Peroxide Nanocluster Synthesis. Inorg. Chem. 2017, Article ASAP.

Colla, C. A.; Casey, W. H. Fugacity. Encyclopedia of Geochemistry, 2017.

Pilgrim, C. D.; Callahan, J. R.; Colla, C. A.; Ohlin, C. A.; Mason, H. E.; Casey, W. H. 27Al MQMAS of the δ-Al13 -Keggin. Dalt. Trans. 2017, 46 (7), 2249–2254.

Oliveri, A.; Colla, C.; Perkins, C.; Akhavantabib, N.; Callahan, J.; Pilgrim, C.; Smart, S.; Pan, L.; Cheong, P. H.-Y.; Casey, W. H. Isomerization of Keggin Al13 Ions Followed by Diffusion Rates. Chem. - A Eur. J. 2016, 22(52), 18682-18685.

Ochoa, G.; Colla, C. A.; Klavins, P.; Augustine, M. P.; Casey, W. H. 2NMR spectroscopy of some electrolyte solutions to 1.9 GPa. Geochim. Cosmochim. Ac. 2016, 193, 66-74.

Fields, C.R.; Oliveri, A. F.; Colla, C. A.; Johnson, D. W.; Casey, W. H. Proton-Exchange Rates on Hydroxide Bridges of Mineral-Like Metal-Hydroxide Clusters. ChemistrySelect 2016, 1 (6), 1118-1122.

Odoh, S. O.; Shamblin, J.; Colla, C. A.; Hickam, S.; Lobeck, H. L.; Lopez, R. A. K.; Olds, T.; Szymanowski, J. E. S.; Sigmon, G. E.; Neuefeind, J.; Casey, W. H.; Lang, M.; Gagliardi, L.; Burns, P. C. HStructure and Reactivity of X-ray Amorphous Uranyl Peroxide, U2O7. Inorg. Chem. 2016, 55 (7), 3541-3546.

Oliveri, A. F.; Pilgrim, C. D.; Qiu, J.; Colla, C. A.; Burns, P. C.; Casey, W. H. Dynamic Phosphonic Bridges in Aqueous Uranyl Clusters. Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2016, 2016 (6), 797–801.

Ochoa, G.; Pilgrim, C. D.; Martin, M. N.; Colla, C. A.; Klavins, P.; Augustine, M. P.; Casey, W. H. 2H and 139LaNMR Spectroscopy in Aqueous Solutions at Geochemical Pressures. Angew. Chemie - Int. Ed. 2015, 54 (51), 15444–15447.

Wimpenny, J.; Colla, C. A.; Yu, P.; Yin, Q. Z.; Rustad, J. R.; Casey, W. H. Lithium isotope fractionation during uptake by gibbsite. Geochim. Cosmochim. Ac. 2015, 168, 133-150.

Pautler, B. G.; Colla, C. A.; Johnson, R. L.; Klavins, P.; Harley, S. J.; Ohlin, C. A.; Sverjensky, D. A.; Walton, J. H.; Casey, W. H. A High-Pressure NMR Probe for Aqueous Geochemistry. Angew. Chemie - Int. Ed. 2014, 53 (37), 9788-9791.

Wimpenny, J.; Colla, C. A.; Yin, Q. Z.; Rustad, J. R.; Casey, W. H. Investigating the behaviour of Mg isotopes during the formation of clay minerals. Geochim. Cosmochim. Ac. 2014, 128, 178-194.

Colla, C. A.; Wimpenny, J.;Yin, Q. Z.; Rustad, J. R.; Casey, W. H. Calcium-isotope fractionation between solution and solids with six, seven or eight oxygens bound to Ca(II). Geochim. Cosmochim. Ac. 2013, 121, 363-373.

About our Research

The Casey laboratory specialises broadly in aqueous chemistry related to the environmental and geological sciences. More ...