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Adrianna Rajkumar

Title: Part Time Faculty
Phone: 678-717-3883

Office: Gainesville
Areas of Expertise: Metamorphic Petrology, Structural Geology, Geochemistry

Courses Taught

  • GEOL 1121K - Physical Geology
  • GEOL 1122K - Historical Geology


  • Ph.D., University of Sydney, Geology, 2016
  • B.A., Geology, Appalachian State University, 2011

Research/Special Interests

  • Metamorphic Petrology and Geochemistry
  • High to ultra-high pressure/temperature conditions of eclogitic rocks from subduction zones.



  • Chapman, T., Clarke, G. L., Daczko, N. R., Piazolo, S., & Rajkumar, A. (2015). Orthopyroxene–omphacite-and garnet–omphacite-bearing magmatic assemblages, Breaksea Orthogneiss, New Zealand: Oxidation state controlled by high-P oxide fractionation. Lithos, 216, 1-16.
  • Abbott, R.N. Jr., Bandy, B.R. and Rajkumar, A. (2013) Cenozoic burial metamorphism in eastern Jamaica. Caribbean Journal of Earth Science 46, 13-30.


  • Rajkumar, A., Clarke., G., Aitchison, J.C., Polyphase Metamorphism in UHP Eclogite from Tso Morari, Northwest India. American Geophysical Union Conference in San Francisco, December 2014
  • Rajkumar, A., Clarke., G., Aitchison, J.C., Triassic High-P Metamorphism of the central Qiangtang terrane, Tibet; constraints using mineral equilibria modelling and 40Ar/39Ar geochronology. American Geophysical Union Conference in San Francisco, December 2014
  • Rajkumar, A., Clarke., G., Aitchison, J.C., Constraints on high-P metamorphism using mineral equilibria modelling of the Qiangtang metamorphic belt, central Tibet. Specialist Group in Tectonics and Structural Geology, Geological Society of Australia, February, 2014
  • Rajkumar, A., An Investigation of the Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry of the Banded Iron Formations from the Nuvvuagituq Supracrustal Belt, Canada. Geological Society of America, Oregon, October 2009

Work Experience

Dr. Rajkumar worked at Appalachian State's geology department as a teaching assistant. Dr. Rajkumar worked at the University of Sydney's Geoscience department as a Lecturer for a semester before moving to teach Environmental Science at Kennesaw State University. Dr. Rajkumar has worked in the University System of Georgia since 2017.

Personal Information

As a hiking enthusiast, Dr. Rajkumar enjoys the many trails and state parks surrounding the University of North Georgia campuses.

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