AIRIE Mission Statement

To set an example for ethical practices,
To pursue excellence in science and technology,
To seek global applications for fundamental discoveries,
To advance the geosciences for the benefit of Earth and her inhabitants.

We will accomplish these goals by diligence and creativity, by engaging
other disciplines, embracing new ideas, and respecting diverse perspectives.
Re-Os Geochronology and Os Isotope Tracer Studies
Applied to Sulfides, Black Shales, and Hydrocarbons

Professional Background

  My undergraduate degree is a dual major in chemistry and geology from Colorado Mesa University. It was there I developed my interest in sedimentary systems, geochronology, petroleum geochemistry and analytical chemistry. At CMU I was involved with two long-term research projects involving geochronology, provenance studies, and sedimentology. I look forward to continuing work in these fields as a Masters student at Colorado State University.

Scientific Interests

  • Isotope geochemistry
  • Petroleum geochemistry
  • Instrumental and analytical chemistry
  • Geoscience education

Research Interests

  • Re-Os geochronology with applications to black shales, specifically the Agardhfjellet Formation
  • Sedimentology with applications to shales and unconventional reservoirs
  • Detrital zircon geochronology with applications to provenance studies

Other Interests

  • Hiking, camping, and road trips
  • Building, sorting, and all around fun with Legos
  • Anything related to playing, singing, or listening to music

Contact Information

AIRIE Program
Department of Geosciences
Warner College of Natural Resources, Room 318
Colorado State University, Ft Collins, CO 80523-1482
E-mail: marisaboraas@gmail.com