D. University of Bristol (1992) – Dr. Garvie deciphers early Solar System processes through the use of innovative, high-spatial-resolution electron microscopic and spectroscopic studies of meteorites. His studies primarily focus on carbonaceous chondrite meteorites, which provide a unique record of the physical and chemical processes that shaped our Solar System.
- Geochemistry (Dept. of Earth and Space Sciences)
- Environmental chemistry (Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry)
- Various graduate student colloquia
Pitt is also the founder of the Macovich Collection of Meteorites, the world's foremost collection of aesthetic iron meteorites. Institutions that have acquired meteorites from Pitt include the Natural History Museum (London), the American Museum of Natural History (NYC), The Academy of Sciences (Beijing and Moscow) and the Smithsonian. In addition, Steven Spielberg, James Taylor, Jerry Bruckheimer, the late William Ziff and art collector Sheikh Saud bin Mohammed al-Thani are among those who have also acquired meteorites with a Macovich provenance—as has Ripley's Believe It or Not, which acquired a 1.5 ton meteorite from Pitt.
Michael is a Commercial Collector w/ an extensive collection. Check out his website for more info on his current sample stock and availability. He's also got a great photo archive of some field work & all around adventuring going on, as well as an electronic index of his collection.