Profiles in "Petrology" Expertise Area

  • Hervig uses the elemental and isotopic chemistry of earth and extraterrestrial materials to deduce their origin and evolution. The main analytical tool he uses is secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS).
  • Melanie Barboni is an isotope geochemist/igneous petrologist whose research focuses on understanding magmatic systems, both on Earth and other planetary bodies.
  • Jisoo (she/her) is a physical volcanologist and petrologist primarily advised by Dr. Amanda Clarke.
  • Mara is a 4th year PhD Candidate whose research uses microscopy to study the effects that impacts in space have on the mineralogy of meteorites. She also studies the likely mineralogy of exoplanets using stellar compositions.
  • Daman is an experimental and analytical geo-/cosmochemist who studies the formation and evolution of rocky bodies in the early solar system using high-pressure temperature experiments, isotope geochemistry, and meteorites.