My research focuses on measuring and evaluating the causes of sulfur isotope variations of phases in stony-iron meteorites. Measurements are made using a variety of chemical techniques to extract sulfur and gas-source mass spectrometry in the laboratory of Dr. James Farquhar. My plans for the immediate future include research on martian meteorites from the Miller Range, Antarctica, Iron meteorites, and Pallasites. This research seeks to understand processes that occur on Mars and also to better understand a recently discovered anomaly in early formed planetary materials.
Franz, Heather B., Kim,Sang-Tae, Farquhar, James, Day,James M. D., Economos, Rita C., McKeegan, Kevin D., Schmitt, Axel K., Irving, Anthony J., Hoek, Joost, and Dottin III, James. (2014) Isotopic links between atmospheric chemistry and the deep sulphur cycle on Mars. Nature. 508 364-368. DOI: 10.1038/nature13175