Assistant Professor
Geography-Geology Building, Room 132
(706) 542-2699

As an igneous petrologist, I am is interested in the evolution of cratonic regions through the study of kimberlites, mantle xenoliths, diamonds, and continental flood basalts (CFBs). This is achieved through a multidisciplinary approach involving field work, petrography, mineral chemistry, X-ray computed tomography, geochemistry, and thermodynamic modeling. I have also developed a new line of research applying my knowledge as a terrestrial petrologist to the study of Mars through the use of meteorites. In this combined terrestrial and martian research, I aim at approaching big-picture questions involving plume volcanism and the evolution of the mantles of Earth and Mars in collaboration with American and international scientists. 

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