Evan J Ramos
I am a second-year PhD student whose research focuses on the thermodynamics of high-temperature and low-temperature fluid-rock interactions, the geochemical records associated with these processes, and the refinement of earth systems models of geochemical cycling between the solid Earth, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere. 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 the amount and rate 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 paleosols as archives of weathering, erosion, and climate. More specifically, I intend to refine Li and B isotope measurements of soil carbonates and clays to classify weathering regimes and quantify weathering rates over geologic timescales.
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)