I am an assistant-professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University. My area of expertise is igneous petrology/geochemistry with a strong emphasis on both field and cutting-edge analytical methods, particularly in geochronology. My research interests are diverse and currently include 1) understanding the time scales and conditions of magmatic processes involved in the formation and evolution of sub-volcanic reservoirs and their link with volcanic eruptions (the so-called “plutonic-volcanic connection”), 2) applying state-of-the-art chronology and isotope geochemistry to unravel the origin and early evolution of the Moon, and 3) developing new analytical tools - particularly linking the chronology and chemistry of accessory minerals such as zircon - to allow better understanding of magmatic processes in both Earth and planetary sciences.
I firmly believe that further progress in reliably deciphering magmatic processes requires versatility in analytical methods. My research style encompasses a broad view and I am one of very few geochronologists that have expertise in both high-spatial resolution (SIMS, ICP-MS) and high-temporal resolution (ID-TIMS) dating techniques. This unique set of skills allows me to shed a new light on lingering problems in igneous petrology by integrating as many analytical techniques as possible. For those issues which have not been as extensively investigated, I hope to develop new methods. I am in the process of developing at ASU ICP-MS facilities dedicated to geochronology and geochemical analyses of accessory minerals such as zircons. I am excited to announce that the AMAZING lab has now hatched and is producing our first test data! Take a look at my research page to learn more about my current projects and check my recent publications.
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