Welcome to my professional homepage. I am a Research Geologist and Curator in the Department of Mineral Sciences at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

My primary academic interest is to better understand the evolution of continental crust (spatially and temporally) through natural and experimental observations. To date, my primary geochemical tools have been trace and minor elements in minerals and melts. 

Please browse the links at the top of the page to learn more about my research, and feel free to contact me with any questions. Thanks for stopping by!

To contact me, please reach me by email at:

ackersonm@si.edu