Department Head and Professor, Geology and Geological Engineering
- Physical and chemical changes magmas experience as they ascend through and are stored in crustal storage and transport zones.
- Development and application of energy- and mass-constrained open-system thermodynamic computational tools that track compositional, dynamical and phase equilibria changes in evolving crustal magmas.
- Documenting the timescales that influence melt and crystal aggregation using crystal size distribution and short-lived isotopic data.
- At active volcanoes, exploring the relationship between petrologic records of magma processes and geophysical signals that presage eruption.