Craig Marshall

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - Geology
Associate Professor
Primary office:
Ritchie Hall
Room 154 C
University of Kansas
1414 Naismith Dr.
Lawrence, KS 66045


Dr. Marshall’s research focus is solid-state Raman spectroscopy, in particular understanding the Raman spectrum of hematite, mineralogy, and astrobiology.


Ph.D., Solid-state Chemistry , Department of Chemistry, Materials and Forensic Science, University of Technology, Sydney (UTS)

B.App.Sc (Hons), Chemistry , Departments of Chemistry, Materials and Forensic Science and Geology, University of Technology, Sydney (UTS)


I teach introductory geology, mineralogy, geochemistry, and Raman spectroscopy of crystalline solids.

Teaching Interests

  • Mineralogy
  • Raman spectroscopy


My research program is two-fold. Firstly, I am focusing on solid-state Raman spectroscopy to better understand the Raman spectra of hematite, dolomite, and graphite. My second area of research is the development of Raman instrumentation for planetary science and astrobiology missions.     

Research Interests

  • Raman spectroscopy
  • FTIR spectroscopy
  • Carbonaceous materials
  • Graphite
  • Astrobiology

Selected Publications

Marshall, C.P., Dufresne, W.J.B., Rufledt, C.J. External modes and Fröhlich intraband electro-optic coupling in the Raman scattering of hematite. (2019) J. Raman Spectrosc. (in press)

Dufresne, W.J.B., Rufledt, C.J., Marshall, C.P. (2018). Raman spectroscopy of the eight natural carbonate minerals of calcite structure. J. Raman Spectrosc. 49, 1999-2007.

Hutchinson, I. B., Parnell, J., Edwards, H. G. M., Jehlicka, J., Marshall, C. P., Ingley, R., & Harris, L. (2014). Potential for Analysis of Carbonaceous Matter on Mars using Raman Spectroscopy. Planetary and Space Science, 103, 184-190.

Marshall, C. P., Edwards, H. G. M., & Jehlicka, J. (2010). Understanding the application of Raman spectroscopy to the detection of traces of life. Astrobiology, 10, 229-243.

Marshall, C. P., Leuko, S., Coyle, C. M., Walter, M. R., Burns, B. P., & Neilan, B. A. (2007). Carotenoid analysis of Halophilic Archaea by Resonance Raman spectroscopy. Astrobiology, 7, 631-643.

Marshall, C. P., Love, G. D., Snape, C. E., Hill, A. C., Allwood, A. C., Walter, M. R., Van Kranendonk, M. J., Bowden, S. A., Sylva, S. P., & Summons, R. E. (2007). Structural characterization of kerogen in 3.4 Ga Archaean cherts from the Pilbara Craton, Western Australia. Precambrian Research, 155, 1-23.

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