Jay Ague, recently appointed as the Henry Barnard Davis Memorial Professor of Geology and Geophysics, is interested in fluid flow, chemical reactions, mass transfer, and heat transfer in Earth’s crust and upper mantle.
Ague joined the Yale faculty in 1988. He is chair of the Department of Geology and Geophysics and serves as the curator-in-charge of mineralogy at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, where he organizes museum exhibitions, mineralogical research, and public outreach and education programs. Ague was acting director of the Peabody Museum in 2008.
The Yale scientist focuses his research on the metamorphic and igneous rocks comprising the deep roots of mountain belts, and his research group incorporates fieldwork as well as chemical and isotropic analyses of rocks and minerals. Ague has led or participated in geological research expeditions to numerous locations around the world, including British Columbia, California, Greece, Papua New Guinea, and Scotland.
Ague, who was the senior editor of the American Journal of Science from 1998 to 2008, currently serves on the editorial boards of Chemical Geology and the Journal of Metamorphic Geology, and is an associate editor of the American Journal of Science.