Staci L Loewy

Staci L Loewy
Radiogenic Isotope Geochemist, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences
Research Engineering/ Scientist Associate V, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences

Work: +1 512 471 6873
Office: JGB 6.104B
Mailcode: C9000

Staci earned her PhD from the Department of Geological Sciences at UT in 2002, working with Jim Connelly and Ian Dalziel on paleogeographic reconstruction of Rodinia, conducting field work in South America and Scotland and using geochemical tools, such as U/Pb geochronology and Sm/Nd and Pb isotope geochemistry. She continued isotopic work as a postdoc at UT, studying the Neoproterozoic Knoydartian Orogeny of Scotland and managing the U/Pb geochronology and radiogenic isotope facilities. In 2004 she took a position as a Research Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill where she taught classes in petrology and isotopes and maintained the U/Pb geochronology and isotope geochemistry facilities. From 2006 to 2011 she was an Assistant Professor at California State University Bakersfield where she taught structural geology, mineralogy, petrology, field methods, tectonics and various general education courses as well as led an NSF-funded education outreach program to empower local teachers in teaching Earth sciences and co-lead a Keck Summer Research Program in the Sierra Nevada with Jade Star Lackey. In 2011 she gave up her tenure track position to return to UT as a radiogenic isotope geochemist and TIMS lab manager. She is responsible for the clean labs of Jay Banner and John Lassiter, and the TIMS lab facility but also works with the multicollector ICP and HR ICP mass spectrometer facilities in the department. She guides students in developing new analytical techniques, conducting their own analyses in all of these labs, and maintaining the facilities. She supervises contract work in the labs and co-teaches a course on mass spectrometry analytical techniques. In her spare time, she has developed collaborations that allow her to continue research in geochemistry, geochronology and paleogeographic reconstruction, train users to use the Department’s research grade petrographic microscopes, and is an instructor for GeoFORCE.

Graduate Students

Fernando Rey , Ph.D., expected 2025 (Committee Member)
My research focus is to link the stratigraphic record with tectonic processes using geochronology and geochemical signatures. I am currently working on projects in southern Patagonia (Late Jurassic-Early Cretaceous Rocas Verdes Back-arc basin) and Japan (Neogene opening of the Sea of Japan).I am also interested in the dispersal of sediments in shallow marine environments. I have 8 years of experience...

2019Spring GEO 271T Geochem Prob Solv Ion/Atoms
2019Spring GEO 291 Geochem Prob Solv Ion/Atoms
2016Spring GEO 371T Geoch Prob Solv With Ion/Atom
2016Spring GEO 391 Geoch Prob Solv With Ion/Atom
2014Spring GEO 390S Anlyt Meths: Mass Spectrometry