Supervisors


Research Theme

  • Solid Earth & Tectonic Processes

Research Discipline

  • Geochemistry/Thermo- & Geo-chronology
  • Structural Geology/Lithospheric Geodynamics

My research focuses on the evolution of geothermal systems, extensional tectonics, and integrated applications of thermochronometry. I study the relationship between geothermal fluid flow and the structural settings that host these systems. In doing so I employ a range of thermochronometers including apatite and zircon (U-Th)/He and 4He/3He techniques to elucidate the thermal and tectonic evolution of extensional provinces, and to record thermal events associated with fluid flow. By testing the sensitivity of these low-temperature thermochronometers to geothermal fluids, I also aim to develop best practices in applying thermochronology to geothermal exploration.

Current Research Projects

Novel Coupled Thermochronometric Investigation of Fluid Flow and Geothermal Systems in Extensional Tectonic Settings, Dixie Valley, Nevada

Past Research Projects

The Structural Evolution of The Eocene South Fork Detachment, Park County, WY

Chemistry and Mineralogy of Devonian Strata: A Preliminary Study to Determine Possible Beneficial Use of Well Cuttings

Graduate Student Research Grant- Alternate - GSA (2013 - 2013)

Off Campus Research Award - Jackson School of Geosciences (2013)

ExxonMobil Global Geoscience Recruiting Grant - ExxonMobil (2012 - 2013)

Teaching Assistant- Field Geology, Field Camp (2014)

Teaching Assistant- GIS & GPS Applications In Earth Science, (2013 - Present)

Novel coupled thermochronometric investigation of fluid flow and geothermal systems in extensional tectonic settings, Dixie Valley, Nevada, Annual Jackson School Research Symposiums, Austin, TX (2014)

Novel coupled thermochronometric investigation of fluid flow and geothermal systems in extensional tectonic settings, Dixie Valley, Nevada, Annual M.S. Day, Jackson School of Geosciences, Austin, TX (2014)

Novel coupled thermochronometric investigation of fluid flow and geothermal systems in extensional tectonic settings, Dixie Valley, Nevada, GSA and ExxonMobil Student Research Grant Award Poster Session, GSA Annual Meeting, Denver, CO (2013)

Novel coupled thermochronometric investigation of fluid flow and geothermal systems in extensional tectonic settings, Dixie Valley, Nevada, Annual Jackson School Research Symposium, Austin, TX (2013)

Structural evolution of the Eocene south fork detachment, Park County, Wyoming, Keck Geology Consortium Undergraduate Research Symposium, Amherst, MA (2012)

Chemistry and mineralogy of Devonian strata: a preliminary study to determine possible beneficial use of well cutting, GSA Northeastern / North-Central Section- Poster Session, Pittsburgh, PA (2011)

New insights on the structural evolution of the Eocene South Fork detachment, GSA Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN (2011)