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Christiana Hoff she/her

Graduate Student


CHM 0210A
Chemistry Building
8051 Regents Drive
College Park, MD 20742

Fax: (301) 405-3597

ckhoff [at] umd [dot] edu



Research Interests

My research focuses on how lithium in garnet can record fluid infiltration events and fluid-rock interactions in metamorphic settings. I take a two-pronged approach, focusing on in situ lithium concentration measurements of natural garnet samples from regions that have a well-constrained fluid history and performing experiments to address temperature, composition, and oxygen fugacity effects on lithium diffusion in garnet. I use analytical methods such as LA-ICP-MS, EPMA, and SIMS for both natural garnets and experimental run products. Experimental lab work is divided between sealed silica tube experiments and gas mixing furnace experiments.