Texas Tech University

Dr. Juske Horita

Graduate Program Director: Geology and Geophysics

Email: juske.horita@ttu.edu

Phone: (806) 834-7027

Fax: (806) 742-0100

Office: 216 Science Building

Address: Department of Geosciences, Mail Stop 1053, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409-1053

Dr. Juske Horita


  • Ph.D. Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan 1987
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, Harvard University, Cambridge, 1987-1990
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1994-1996


  • Stable Isotope Geochemistry
  • Isotope Hydrology
  • Origins of hydrocarbons-organic compounds
  • Paleoclimatology / Paleocenography
  • Biogeochemistry
  • Geology COSequestration
  • Neutron Imaging of fluids and minerals

After many years at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, I arrived in the Department of Geosciences in the Fall of 2010. I'm the first Strategic Hire made by the University as part of TTU's plan to advance to a National Research University status. My research interest is broadly-defined, interdisciplinary geochemistry of atmospheric, surficial, microbial, and sedimentary processes of the Earth during geologic time, utilizing both advanced chemical and isotopic techniques. Specific research fields include experimental and theoretical stable isotope geochemistry, isotope hydrology, environmental geochemistry, paleoclimatology / paleoceanography, sedimentary geochemistry, forensic stable isotope geochemistry, geologic CO2 sequestration and neutron scattering studies fluids and minerals.


  • GEOL 3332 - Oceanography
  • GEOL 4306 - Introduction to Petroleum Systems
  • GCH 5350 - Stable Isotope Geochemistry

Synergistic Activities