Emily H. G. Cooperdock
Research & Practice Areas
Geochemistry, Tectonics, thermochronology,fluid-rock interaction, trace element cycling
My research investigates the timing, rates, and chemical cycles of subduction zones and rifted margins using a combination of thermochronology, geochemistry and petrology. I am especially interested in the timing and chemistry of fluid-rock interactions, age and thermal history of oceanic crust, and method development in (U-Th)/He thermochronology.
I am looking for enthusiastic graduate students and post docs to join my group. Contact me if you are interested in working in the fields of thermochronology, tectonics, and/or geochemistry. I particularly encourage graduate students who have a commitment to outreach/inclusion/diversity to apply.
- Ph.D. Geological Sciences, University of Texas at Austin, 2017
- B.A. Earth Sciences, Columbia University, 2011
- Postdoctoral Scholar, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2017-2019
Tenure Track Appointments
- Assistant Professor, University of Southern California, 2019 –
- Doherty Postdoctoral Scholar, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2017 – 2019
Summary Statement of Research Interests
My research interests include: Fluid-rock interaction; age and development of oceanic crust; trace element cycling; timing of serpentinization in tectonic processes; alteration mineral formation; U and Th partitioning during metamorphism, method development for (U-Th)/He analysis; Fe-oxide (U-Th)/He dating; X-Ray Computed Tomography application to geologic samples
geochemistry, geo/thermochronology, tectonics