Klaus J Schulz

Dr. Klaus J. Schulz is a Research Geologist (Scientist Emeritus) with the USGS Geology, Energy & Minerals (GEM) Science Center in Reston, VA.

Biography

Since joining the U.S. Geological Survey in 1982, Dr. Schulz has conducted research on the mineral resources, geology, and tectonic evolution of complex geologic regions ranging in age from Precambrian to Cenozoic with an emphasis on volcanogenic massive sulfide deposits and magmatic nickel-copper-platinum-group element deposits. He is a recognized export on the Precambrian geology and mineral resources of the Lake Superior region.

Education:

  • Ph.D. Petrology/Economic Geology, University of Minnesota-Minneapolis, 1977
  • M.S. Petrology/Economic Geology, University of Minnesota-Duluth, 1974
  • B.S. Geology, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, 1971

Work Experience:

  • 2013–2017: Co-Chief of U.S. Critical Mineral Resources in a Global Context Project
  • 2001–2007: Chief of USGS Global Mineral Resource Assessment Project
  • 1989–1996: Chief, Branch of Eastern Mineral Resources
  • 1982–Present: Chief or member of several mineral resource assessment projects including; USGS National Assessment of Undiscovered Deposits of Gold, Silver, Copper, Lead and Zinc, USGS-Costa Rican National Mineral Resource Assessment, and Global Mineral Resource Assessment Project
  • 1979–Present: Conduct research on the geology, geochemistry, and mineral resources of complex geologic terranes ranging in age from Precambrian to Cenozoic with emphasis on volcanogenic massive sulfide and magmatic Ni-Cu sulfide deposit types. Recognized expert on the Precambrian geology and related mineral resources of the Lake Superior region.
  • 1979–1982: Assistant Professor of Geology, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1977–1979: National Research Council Research Associate at NASA, Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas

Professional Affiliations:

  • 1974 to Present, Senior Fellow, Geological Society of America
  • 1986 to Present, Senior Fellow, Society of Economic Geologists
  • 1977 to Present, Member, American Geophysical Union
  • Inducted member of the Academy of Science and Engineering of the University of Minnesota

Awards:

  • Recipient of the Department of the Interior’s Meritorious Service Award