Evan J Ramos
I am a second-year PhD student whose research focuses on the physics and chemistry of high- and low-temperature fluid-rock interactions with the purpose of refining of earth systems models for geochemical cycles. My Master's thesis incorporated various techniques including numerical modeling, stable isotope geochemistry, and geochronology to characterize fluid flow during the formation of skarns. The overarching goal of this research was to quantify rates of CO2 production during arc-related metamorphism to understand the influence of global arc flare-ups on Earth's climate during the Cretaceous.
Currently, I am interested in soils and paleosols as archives of weathering, erosion, and climate. More specifically, I am refining Li and B isotope measurements of soils and their pore fluids to disentangle autogenic controls on chemical weathering throughout landscapes.
Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award - Jackson School of Geosciences (2018)
Student Geoscience Grant - ExxonMobil/Geological Society of America (2016)
Match Grant - Jackson School of Geosciences, UT-Austin (2016)
Ronald K. DeFord Field Scholarship Fund - Jackson School of Geosciences, UT-Austin (2016)
Duchin Endowed Presidential Scholarship - The University of Texas at Austin (2016)
Diversity Mentoring Fellowship - The University of Texas at Austin (2015 - 2016)
Book Award for Geophysics & Planetary Sciences - Boston University (2015)
President, Graduate Student Executive Committee (2017 - 2018)