Christopher Sinton

Christopher Sinton

Associate Professor and Department Chair, Environmental Studies and Science
Faculty, Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences



Sinton, C.W., 2006, Raw Materials for Glass and Ceramics: Sources, Processing, and Quality Control, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York

Carty, W.M. and Sinton, C.W. (eds.), 2000, Science of Whitewares II, Am. Ceramic Society, Westerville, Ohio, 354 p.

Invited Book Chapters:

Sinton, C.W., 2004, Glass and energy, in Encyclopedia of Energy, Cleveland, C. (ed.), Academic Press.

Marek, D. and Sinton, C.W., 2000, Feldspar extraction and processing, in Science of Whitewares II, Carty, W.M. and Sinton, C.W. (eds.), Am. Ceramic Soc., Westerville, Ohio, p. 33-39.

Peer-Reviewed Publications:

Sinton, C.W., Hauff, F., Hoernle, K.., and Werner, R., 2018, Age Progressive Volcanism Opposite Nazca Plate Motion: Insights from Seamounts and Drowned Islands on the Northeastern Margin of the Galápagos Platform, Lithos, v. 310, p. 342-354.

Sinton, C.W., Harpp, K.S., Geist, D., Mittelstaedt, E., Fornari, D.J., and Soule, S.A., 2017, Banco Tuzo: An Ancient Galapagos Island and Potential Stepping Stone for Species Dispersal, Galapagos Research, v. 69.

Sinton, C.W., Hill, L., and Zerbian, C, 2015, Evaluation of Heavy Metals in Sediments Downstream from the Ithaca Gun Superfund Site, Northeastern Geoscience

Sinton, C.W., Harpp, K., and Christie, D.M., 2014, An Initial Survey of the Northeast Seamounts of the Galápagos Platform, in The Galápagos: A Natural Laboratory for the Earth Sciences, K. Harpp, E. Mittelstaedt, D. Graham, N. d’Ozouville (eds.), American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC.

Mittelstaedt, E., Soule, S., Harpp, K., Fornari, D., McKee, C., Tivey, M., Geist, D., Kurz, M. D., Sinton, C., and Mello, C., 2012, Multiple expressions of plume-ridge interaction in the Galápagos: Volcanic lineaments and ridge jumps, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, v. 13(5).

Sinton, C.W., Crawford, A., Seeger, J., Wondraczek, L., Deubener, J. and Misture, S., 2008, High-temperature reactions between soda-lime-silicate glass and lithium aluminosilicate glass-ceramics, Glass Technology, v. 49 (3), p. 133-138.

Sinton, C.W., 2005, Is there a place for renewable energy in ceramic and glass manufacturing?, American Ceramic Society Bulletin, v. 84 (10), p. 18-21.

Carty, W.M., Kim, U., and Sinton, C.W., 2004, Selective batching for improved commercial glassmelting, American Ceramic Society Bulletin, v. 83 (10), p. 28-32.

 Sinton, C.W. and LaCourse, W.C., 2001, Experimental survey of the chemical durability of commercial soda-lime-silicate glasses, Materials Research Bulletin, v. 36 (13-14), 2471-2479.

Sinton, C.W., LaCourse, W.C., and O'Connell, M.J., 2000, Variations in K+ - Na+ ion exchange depth in commercial and experimental float glass compositions, Materials Research Bulletin, v. 34 (14), 2351-2359.

Sinton, C.W., Sigurdsson, H., and Duncan, R.A., 2000, Geochronology and petrology of the igneous basement at the Lower Nicaraguan Rise, Site 1001, ODP Leg 165, Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results, v. 165, 233-236.

Sinton, C.W., Duncan, R.A., Storey, M., Lewis, J., and Estrada, J.J., 1998, An oceanic flood basalt province within the Caribbean Plate, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 155, p. 221-235.

Sinton, C.W., Hitchen, K. and Duncan, R.A., 1998, 40Ar-39Ar geochronology of silicic and basic volcanic rocks on the margins of the North Atlantic, Geological Magazine, v. 135, p. 161-170.

Sinton, C.W. and Duncan, R.A., 1998, 40Ar-39Ar ages of lavas from the southeast Greenland margin, ODP Leg 152, and the Rockall Plateau, DSDP Leg 81, Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results, v. 152, 387-402.

Sinton, C.W. and Duncan, R.A., 1997, Ocean plateau volcanism and global ocean anoxia: Hydrothermal links at the Cenomanian-Turonian boundary, Economic Geology, v. 92, 836-842.

Sinton, C.W., Duncan, R.A., and Denyer, P., 1997, The Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica: A single suite of Caribbean oceanic plateau magmas, Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 102, p. 15507-15520.

Alvarado, G.E., Denyer, P., and Sinton, C.W., 1997, The 89 Ma Tortugal komatiitic suite, Costa Rica: Implications for a common geological origin in the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific region from a mantle plume, Geology, v. 27, p. 439-442.

Kerr, A.C., Marriner, G.F., Tarney, J., Nivia, A., Saunders, A.D., Thirlwall, M.F., and Sinton, C.W., 1997, Elemental and isotopic constraints on the petrogenesis and origin of Cretaceous basaltic terranes in Western Colombia, Journal of Petrology, v. 38, p. 677-702.

Sinton, C.W., Christie, D.M., and Duncan, R.A., 1996, Geochronology of Galápagos seamounts, Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 101, p. 13689-13700.

Fitton, J.G., Saunders, A.D., Larsen, L.M., Fram, M.S., Demant, A., Sinton, C., and Leg 152 Shipboard Scientific Party, 1995, Magma sources and plumbing systems during break-up of the SE Greenland margin: preliminary results from ODP Leg 152, Journal of the Geological Society of London, v. 152, p. 985-990.

Sinton, C.W., Christie, D.M., Coombs, V.L., Nielsen, R.L., and Fisk, M.R., 1993, Near-primary melt inclusions in high anorthite plagioclase from the Galapagos Platform.  Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 119, p. 527-537.

Coish, R.A. and Sinton, C.W., 1992, Geochemistry of mafic dikes in the Adirondack mountains: implications for late Proterozoic continental rifting. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, v. 110, p. 500-514.

 Proceedings Papers:

Sinton, C.W., 2008, Nueva Directiva de la Industria del Vidrio en E.E.U.U.: Ahorro Energético, Ceramica y Cristal, v. 141, p. 40-41.

Sinton, C.W., Carty, W.M., 2007, Energy Analysis of the Selective Batching Technique for Commercial Glass, Proc. ACerS Glass & Opt. Mat. Mtg., Hall, M. and Click, C. (eds.), John Wiley & Sons, New York.

Kim, U., Carty, W.M. and Sinton, C.W. , 2004, Selective batching for improved commercial glass melting, in Advances in Fusion and Processing of Glass III, Varner, J. R., Seward, T. P. III, and Schaeffer, H. A., eds., Am. Ceramic Soc., Westerville, Ohio, 99-106.

Pian, C.C.P., Sinton, C., Volk, T.A., Abrahamson, L.P. White, E.H. and J. Jarnefeld, 2003, High-temperature, air-blown gasification of willow wood for energy production, Proceedings of the 1st International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference (IECEC), Am. Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, AIAA Paper p. 2003-5989.

Isachsen, Y.W., Kelly, W.A., Sinton, C.W., Coish, R.A., and Heisler, M.T., 1988, Dikes in the NE Adirondack region. New York State Geol. Assn. Meeting, Fall 1988 field trip guidebook.

 Popular Magazine/Journal Articles:

Sinton, C.W., 2005, The renewable energy installer and insurance, Renewable Energy Access (, May 23, 2005.

Sinton, C.W., 2003, Solar-powered water pumping in the Northeast: Double the environmental
benefit, EnergyPulse (, December 14, 2003.

Sinton, C.W. and McCarthy, C., 2002, Solar-powered water pumping can work in the Northeast, Northeast Dairy Business, April, p. 54-55.

 Guides and Reports:

Sinton, C.W., 2006, Rare Earths: Worldwide Markets, Applications, Technologies, BCC Research, Inc., Norwalk, CT

Sinton, C.W., Gordes, J., and Butler, R., 2005, Renewable Energy Installers in New York State: A Guide for the Insurance Industry, NYS Energy Research and Development Authority.

Sinton, C.W., Butler, R., and R. Winnett, 2004, Guide to Solar Water Pumping Systems in New York State, NYS Energy Research and Development Authority.