I am interested in processes occurring within subduction zones. My studies focus primarily on metamorphic rocks exhumed from within subduction zones. Much of my research has emphasized the understanding of subduction-related fluids, approaching questions of fluid sources, fluid flow pathways, and mass transfer. Recently I have become interested in understanding the tectonic history of subduction-related metamorphic rocks using trace element thermometry. I collect field data and the analytical tools that I use include the electron microprobe, in situ trace element analysis of minerals by LA-ICP-MS, and stable and radiogenic isotope analysis of oxygen, carbon, lithium, osmium, and sulfur in rocks and minerals.
I am always looking for students to join my group! See the Research page for opportunities and contact me for more information.