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Lubna Shawar

Lubna Shawar

Postdoctoral Fellow

Lubna Shawar is an organic geochemist, who joined the EAPS Summons group as a postdoctoral fellow. She studies classic biomarkers in bitumens and oils as a tool to reconstruct paleoenvironmental history, petroleum sources, migration and mixing.

Lubna Shawar has received her bachelor's degree in chemistry (2010) and her doctoral degree in the study of sulfur isotope values of specific organic and inorganic S compounds in immature organic rich sediments (2020) from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She came to MIT, as a postdoctoral fellow, in October 2020.


Shawar L., Grice K., Holman A. and Amrani A. (submitted to OGC) C and S isotope composition of organic sulfur compounds provide insights to their origin and formation pathways.

Shawar L., Said-Ahmad W., Ellis G. and Amrani A. (2020) Sulfur isotope composition of individual compounds in immature source rocks and their possible geochemical implications. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 274, 20-44.

Shawar L., Halevy I., Said-Ahmad W., Boyko V., Kamyshny A., Feinstein S. and Amrani A. (2018) Dynamics of pyrite formation and organic matter sulfurization in organic-rich carbonate sediments. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 241, 219-239.


2020-2022: Postdoctoral grant, Crosby fellowship from the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). | 2020-2022: Postdoctoral grant (partial funding for 2 years) from the Israeli council for higher education. | 2019: Excellence award from the Faculty of science, The Hebrew university of Jerusalem for excellent poster. | 2015-2018: Scholarship from the Ministry of National Infrastructures, Energy and Water Resources of Israel. | 2015-2018: Scholarship from the Harry and Sylvia Hoffman leadership and responsibility program. | 2015-2016: Excellence scholarship from Yael Pitoun Environmental research fund. | 2013-2015: Excellence scholarship from the Advanced School of Environmental Studies, The Hebrew university of Jerusalem.

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