Mineralogy

NEW! Martian Meteorite Project, Nicola Mari: GeoProject Series

NAME: Nicola Mari BACKGROUND: I’m an unusual guy that does research about unusual things. I like astronomy and geology and am actually doing a Ph.D. in Martian Geology in the United Kingdom (UK), analyzing Martian meteorites. During my life, I have…
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Earth Science Professor, Dr. Laura Guertin @guertin: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME: Dr. Laura Guertin CURRENT TITLE: Professor of Earth Science AREA OF EXPERTISE: My graduate research focused on determining the timing of Late Cenozoic sea-level changes on the south Florida Platform through a lithostratigraphic and integrated chronostratigraphic examination of continuous cores. My research…
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PostDoc Research Associate, Volcanology, Dr. Katie Preece @KatieJPreece: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME: Dr. Katie Preece CURRENT TITLE: Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre (SUERC), University of Glasgow, United Kingdom AREA OF EXPERTISE: Volcanology, igneous petrology, 40Ar/39Ar geochronology YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 10 EDUCATION: I did my first degree, a 4-year undergraduate…
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Fuego de Colima

Research Fellow, Geochemistry @Liam_Geochem: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME: Liam CURRENT TITLE: Research Fellow AREA OF EXPERTISE: Volcanology, geochemistry and petrology YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 7+ EDUCATION/WORK: Research Fellow in Geochemistry (2nd year) looking at trace elements in organic-rich rocks, following 1 year in gold exploration in Ethiopia, 4 years…
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AGU

Volcanic Geochemistry @MagyarGeologist: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME: Danielle CURRENT TITLE: Master’s Student AREA OF EXPERTISE: Volcanic geochemistry, petrology/mineralogy and immiscibility YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: I have been studying for about two years now and will be receiving my Master’s this December. EDUCATION: University of South Florida School…
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meteorites

Research Student, Meteorites, Ricardo Neto @meteor_man1: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME: Ricardo Neto CURRENT TITLE: Master’s student AREA OF EXPERTISE: Research area is on meteoritics related to the chondrites petrology, metamorphism and mineral chemistry. YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: With four years of expertise in petrography and scanning electron microscopy of terrestrial rocks and meteorites,…
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planetary

Nanoscale Planetary Researcher, Josh Einsle @JEinsle: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME: Joshua (Josh) F. Einsle CURRENT TITLE: Post-Doctoral Research Associate AREA OF EXPERTISE: Multi-scale Microscopy, nanoscale analytical characterisation, nanofabrication, sample preparation including Focused Ion Beam, SEM , S/TEM, x-ray micro and nano tomography YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 16 (10 years industry, 6 years in academics)…
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Nevado de Colima

Research Student, Volcanology, Ailsa Naismith @AilsaNaismith: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME: Ailsa Naismith CURRENT TITLE: First-year postgraduate research student at the University of Bristol AREA OF EXPERTISE: I use a variety of geophysical techniques to understand the eruptive activity of the active Fuego volcano in southern Guatemala. I’m also interested in…
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geology professor

Associate Geology Professor, Dr. Meagen Pollock @meagenpollock: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME: Meagen Pollock CURRENT TITLE: Associate Professor of Geology at a small liberal arts college AREA OF EXPERTISE: I use lava chemistry to understand how volcanoes work. I mostly work on volcanoes that erupt under water or ice. I’m also interested in…
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Jr. Research Fellow, Structural Geology, Ritabrata @tatairbd: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME: Ritabrata CURRENT TITLE: Junior Research Fellow AREA OF EXPERTISE: Structural Geology, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology EDUCATION: Currently pursuing a PhD at Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, since 2015 (2 years to be completed in July); Master of Science in Geology (highest degree earned…
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lunar

Elemental Lunar Research, Nicci Potts @nicci_potts: GeoProject Series

NAME:  Nicci Potts BACKGROUND:  I’m a postdoctoral researcher in the School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom (UK). I started out with a BSc in Geological Sciences, University of Leeds, and then I did a MSc in Geochemistry also…
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moon rock

PostDoc Researcher, Lunar Volatiles, Nicci Potts @nicci_potts: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME: Nicci Potts CURRENT TITLE:  Postdoctoral Researcher AREA OF EXPERTISE:  Experimental petrology, volatile elements, planetary interiors, lunar volatiles, lunar petrology. YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:  7 years experience [I spent a year as a research assistant during my MSc, 2 years MSc, 4 years…
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Climate Researcher, Ritwika Sengupta @ritwika_s: A Day in the GeoLife Series

NAME:  Ritwika Sengupta CURRENT TITLE:  PhD Student in environmental research – climate AREA OF EXPERTISE: My research is focused on the Early Cretaceous, during which there are global climatic changes. I focus particularly on the Valanginian event – around 130 million years…
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