Geochemist, PI, U. Minnesota
William E. Seyfried, Jr. is the George R. Gibson Professor of Geoscience in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Minnesota. From 1993 to 2006 he served as Head of the N. H. Winchell School of Earth Sciences at the University of Minnesota. Throughout his career he has been involved in experimental studies to constrain heat and mass transport processes in seafloor hydrothermal systems. These studies have benefitted greatly from the more recent development and application of in-situ chemical sensor technologies at deep sea vents, which has been accomplished in collaboration of Dr. Kang Ding.