Student Profile

Jackson School of Geosciences

Evan J Ramos

Evan J Ramos
B.A., Geophysics and Planetary Sciences, Boston University, 2015
M.S., Geological Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin, 2017
Ph.D., Geological Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin, expected 2021

Office: ROC , JGB
Mailcode: C1100

Co-supervisors


My research incorporates stable isotopes, computational geochemistry, and hydrology to understand the geologic carbon cycle. Whether deep in the crust or at the Earth's surface, I see the physics and chemistry of fluid-rock interactions as a unifying lens to probe whole-Earth geochemical cycles.

My past projects include:
-Using thermodynamic modeling and garnet geochronology to infer amounts and rates of dehydration from exhumed subduction zone rocks (an abstract can be found here)
-Developing numerical models for heat transfer, fluid flow, and O isotope transport during skarn formation to characterize controls on garnet chemistry (link to publication can be found here)

My ongoing projects include:
-Quantifying rates of CO2 production during shallow crustal metamorphism in continental arcs through the Phanerozoic, with emphasis on Cretaceous arcs (a recent abstract can be found here)
-Refining the measurement and interpretation of Li and B isotopes ratios in soil minerals and sediments
-Developing mechanistic models for floodplain hydrology, chemical weathering, and Li isotope transfer

Predoctoral Fellowship: Honorable Mention - Ford Foundation (2019)

Student Geoscience Grant - Geological Society of America (2019)

Match Grant - Jackson School of Geosciences, UT-Austin (2019)

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)