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Technical Services Specialist
Contact & Office Hours
Burton Hall 111
B.S., University of Massachusetts Amherst
Michael Vollinger is the technical assistant for the geosciences department. His master's thesis investigates the oxygen fugacity of Hawaiian magmas, primarily from the Big Island of Hawaii. Some of his many duties for the department include maintaining the teaching collections and displays; assisting in the classroom; managing the Rock Preparation Laboratory; training work-study students in sample preparation; and maintaining X-ray diffractometer, petrographic microscopes and computerized equipment.