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: JGB 4.120
Mailcode: C1100


I am a first-year PhD student whose research focuses on the thermodynamics of mass and heat transfer during fluid-rock interactions and the geochemical and petrologic records associated with these processes. My Master's thesis incorporated various techniques including numerical modeling, stable isotope geochemistry, and geochronology to understand the nature of fluid flow during the formation of a Sierran skarn. The overarching goal of this research was to quantify the amount and rate of CO2 production during metamorphic reactions as a means to understand the role that tectonic processes had on Earth's climate during the Cretaceous. Currently, I am interested in the hydrogeology of active and fossil hydrothermal systems, the role of surface fluids during the metamorphic evolution of these systems, and volatile cycling at the boundary between high-temperature and low-temperature systems.

Student Geoscience Grant - ExxonMobil/Geological Society of America (2016)

Match Grant - Jackson School of Geosciences (2016)

Ronald K. DeFord Field Scholarship Fund - Jackson School of Geosciences (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)