Supervisors


Research Theme

  • Solid Earth & Tectonic Processes

Research Discipline

  • Petrology/Mineral Physics

My research interests are focused on small-scale processes in metamorphic systems and include: crystallization of porphyroblasts, chemical equilibrium/disequilibrium, rare-earth element and trace element zoning in garnet, and geochemistry of fluid infiltration.

Current Research Projects

Rare-earth-element distributions in metamorphic garnet

Epitaxial garnet-muscovite interfaces: Molecular modeling

Epitaxial nucleation of garnet on biotite

Glenn and Martha Vargas Endowed Presidential Scholarship - Jackson School of Geosciences (2011 - 2012)

EBSD 2010 Topical Conference Student Aid - Microbeam Analysis Society (2010)

Glenn and Martha Vargas Endowed Presidential Scholarship - Jackson School of Geosciences (2009 - 2010)

American Mineralogist Undergraduate Award - Mineralogical Society of America (2007)

Student Consultant, Mineralogical Society of America Leadership Council, Mineralogical Society of America (2012)

Impact of temperature-time paths on growth zoning of rare earth elements in metamorphic garnet, Curtin University, Department of Applied Geology, Perth, Australia (2011)