William Guenthner

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Geology

Contact Information
Office: 3081 Natural History Building
1301 W. Green St.
Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: +
Email: wrg@illinois.edu



Low-temperature thermochronology, kinetic processes in geochemistry, and applications in tectonics and structural geology.

Research Areas
Rivers, Watersheds, Sedimentary Processes & Landscapes
Earth Systems Modeling
Atmospheric Chemistry, Geochemistry & Earth Materials
Geophysics, Geodynamics & Tectonics

Ph.D. University of Arizona

Selected Publications
  • Guenthner, W.R., Reiners, P.W., Ketcham, R.A., Nasdala, L., and Giester, G., 2013, Helium diffusion in natural zircon: Radiation damage, anisotropy, and the interpretation of zircon (U-Th)/He thermochronology: American Journal of Science, v. 313, p. 145-198.
  • Ketcham, R.A., Guenthner, W.R., and Reiners, P.W., 2013, Geometric analysis of radiation damage connectivity in zircon, and its implications for helium diffusion: American Mineralogist, v. 98, p. 350-360.
  • Guenthner, W.R, Barbeau, D.L., Reiners, P.W., and Thomson, S.N., 2010, Slab window migration and terrane accretion preserved by low-temperature thermochronology of a magmatic arc, northern Antarctic Peninsula: Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, v.11, doi:10.1029/2009GC002765.