Kelsey L. Rogers, Ph.D.

Kelsey L. Rogers, Ph.D.
Kelsey L. Rogers
Senior Scientist
Phone Number
(781) 681-5040

Dr. Kelsey Rogers is an environmental geochemist who specializes in oil, natural gas, and environmental plastic degradation. She has extensive experience in deep sea oil spills, natural hydrocarbon seepage, floating and sedimented microplastic debris, harbor contamination studies, salt flats, and peatland degradation. With 11 years of experience in environmental research, Kelsey has developed and applied techniques in the field and in the laboratory. Kelsey has experience on deep sea research vessels, collecting dissolved gas, particulate and sediment sampling, designing experiments in coastal areas, and running culture incubations testing for plastic degradation. Kelsey has specialized in using isotopic tracers to map out environmental systems and distinguish the incorporation of contaminants from background conditions. She also combines FTIR, microscopy techniques, heavy metals analyses, and spatial and statistical analyses to fully characterize a site, locale, or region. She has presented at numerous national and international conferences and published several scientific journal articles and textbook chapters.


  • Ph.D., Chemical Oceanography, Florida State University, 2018
  • M.S., Chemical Oceanography, Florida State University, 2014
  • B.S., Geological Sciences, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2012


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