Evan J Ramos
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
I am a first-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 understand the nature of 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 as a means to understand the role of global arc flare-ups on Earth's climate during the Cretaceous.
Currently, I am interested in paleosols and soil carbonates as archives of weathering, erosion, and climate. More specifically, I intend to refine Li isotope measurements of soil carbonates as a means to classify weathering regimes and quantify weathering rates in deeper time.
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)