Jeremy Boak

Project Manager

Office: Berthoud 116

Phone: 303-384-2235



Jeremy Boak is the Project Manager for the Colorado Energy Research Institute at the Colorado School of Mines. Before coming to Mines in 2006, he was a project manager at Los Alamos National Laboratory for eleven years. His work there encompassed projects in environmental restoration, pollution prevention, environmental technology development, nuclear materials management, and recovery of sealed radioactive sources. He managed projects that accelerated removal of excess nuclear material and transuranic waste from Rocky Flats and personally removed 75 grams of weapons grade plutonium from downtown Denver. Before Los Alamos, he was project manager for performance assessment of the deep geologic disposal of spent nuclear fuel at Yucca Mountain in Las Vegas Nevada. He carried out geologic investigations for exploration, extension, development, and equity determination for ARCO Oil and Gas, Inc in Alaska, Colorado, and California. Dr Boak received his Ph. D. degree in Geological Sciences from Harvard University in 1983, for work on the 3.8 billion year old rock from Isua, West Greenland. He received MS degrees from Harvard and the University of Washington, and his undergraduate degree from Harvard, all in Geological Sciences.

Selected Publications

  • Bish, D. L., and Boak, J. M. (2001) Clinoptilolite-Heulandite Nomenclature,   in, Bish, D. L., and Ming, D. W., eds. Natural Zeolites: Occurrence, Properties, Applications. Reviews in Mineralogy & Geochemistry, vol. 45, pp. 207-216, Washington, D. C.

  • Boak, J., Conrad, E. A., Delegard, C. H., Murray, A. M., Roberson, G. D., and Venetz, T. J. (2003) Recommendations on Stabilization of Plutonium Material Shipped to Hanford from Rocky Flats, LA-14070, Los Alamos National Laboratory Report, Los Alamos, NM

  • Boak, J. M., and Dockery, H. A. (1998) Validating Long-Term Projections of Complex Systems: Can We Do It? Should We Try? in Welby, C. W. and Gowan, M. E., eds. A Paradox of Power: Voices of Warning and Reason in the Geo-sciences, Geological Society of America Reviews in Engineering Geology, vol. XII, pp.177-184, Boulder, Colorado.

  • Boak, J. L., and Dymek, R.F. (1982) Metamorphism of the ca. 3800 Ma supracrustal rocks at Isua, West Greenland: Implications for early Archæan crustal evolution. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 59, 155-176.

  • Boak, J. M., Turner, D. L., Henry, D. J., Moore, T. E., and Wallace, W. K. (1987) Petrology and K-Ar Ages of the Misheguk Igneous Sequence, an Allochthonous Mafic and Ultramafic Complex, and its Metamorphic Aureole, Western Brooks Range, Alaska. In, I. L. Tailleur and P. Weimer, eds.Alaskan North Slope Geology, SEPM Pacific Section Special Volume , pp. 737-746.

  • Slatt, R. M., Phillips, S., Boak, J. M., and Lagoe, M. B. (1993) Scales of geological heterogeneity of a deep-water sand giant oil field, Long Beach Unit, Wilmington Field, California, In Rhodes, E. G. and Moslow, T. F., eds., Marine Clastic Reservoirs: Examples and Analogs, Springer-Verlag, New York, pp. 263-292.

Curriculum Vitae