I am a high-temperature geochemist that uses the compositions of Earth materials to understand how they form and evolve. Most of my research involves analyses in our Wooster X-ray and geochemistry labs. Our X-ray lab is equipped with a Rigaku ZSK Primus II XRF and Miniflex II XRD. Students in my classes, from first-year seminar to my upper-level geochemistry course, gain hands-on experience in our labs. I welcome external users and interdisciplinary applications. If you’re a student interested in joining an analytical research team, contact me about opportunities to work in the X-ray lab. My students and I also visit external labs to conduct FTIR, DCP-AES, ICP-MS, SEM-EDS, EPMA, and TIMS analyses.
PittCon Memorial National College Grants Program (PCMNCG) – $10,000
Acquisition of a portable XRF; Co-PI with PI Melissa Schultz (The College of Wooster); Supported the acquisition of a pXRF (2014)
NSF-MRI (NSF-EAR-0958928) – $295,961
Acquisition of an X-Ray Diffractometer (XRD) and X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometer (XRF) to Enhance Undergraduate Research at a Primarily Undergraduate Institution (PUI); PI with Co-PIs Shelley Judge and Greg Wiles (Wooster); Established Wooster X-ray Lab (March 2010 – August 2011)