My area of speciality focuses on the chemical processes operating at the Earth’s surface -- an area known as low-temperature geochemistry. Understanding these processes is a critical scientific problem, fundamental to questions ranging from how the planet’s carbon cycle works to what determines the characteristics of important natural resources, such as soils and groundwaters. My research group is particularly interested in how chemical and physical processes are related, and much of our research lies at the intersection of geochemistry with geomorphology, the study of the shape of the Earth’s surface. Our research approach combines fieldwork, lab analysis, and data modeling. Please see my personal website - linked above - for more information.
B.S. Geology & Geophysics / International Studies, Yale University, 1998
M.Phil. Geography (Environment & Development), University of Cambridge (UK), 1999
Ph.D. Earth Sciences (Geochemistry), University of Cambridge (UK), 2007
NERC Research Fellow, University of Oxford (UK), 2005-2009
Academic Appointment, Affiliation, and Employment History
Visiting Research Associate, University of Oxford (UK), 06/2010-08/2010
Visiting Research Professor, National Cheng-Kung University (Taiwan), 08/2009-12/2009