I am a noble gas geochemist and geomorphologist interested in understanding the physical and chemical processes shaping planetary surfaces. My research centers on the development and application of geochemical techniques involving noble gases to understand:
- how the Earth’s climate changed during the Quaternary
- how tectonic and geomorphic processes interact to create topography
- the mechanics of glacial and fluvial erosion
- the impact history of the Moon and other planetary bodies in the inner Solar System
I also conduct basic experimental research on the kinetics of noble gas diffusion in minerals, which has broad significance across both Earth and planetary science disciplines. To learn more about my current research projects, click here.
I joined the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences at Purdue University as an assistant professor in summer 2019. Prior to this, I was a Royal Society Newton International Fellow at the Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre and University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Davis. For additional information, please download a copy of my Curriculum Vitae.