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

Scientific Interests

  • Fundamental aspects of metal speciation and transport in aqueous liquids and organic liquids
  • Trace element partitioning between immiscible liquid phases and trace element incorporation in minerals
  • Experimental and theoretical geochemistry
  • Understanding ore forming processes and driving mechanisms for mineralization
  • Aqueous geochemistry of hydrothermal and geothermal systems
  • Vapor transport of metals, effects of pressure and temperature
  • Re-Os isotopes and isotope systematics

Research Interests

  • Re-Os isotopes and isotope systematics
  • Hydrocarbon fluid interaction and metal partitioning
  • Catalytic properties of Re, Os and other metals for oil maturation (kinetics)

Besides science, I love to...

  • mountain bike
  • hike and climb
  • do nature photography with my Nikon D7000
  • do cross-country jogging
  • play floorball, football/soccer, hockey and other team sports

Contact Information

AIRIE Program
Department of Geosciences
Warner College of Natural Resources, Room 340
Colorado State University, Ft Collins, CO 80523-1482
E-mail: Nicole.Hurtig@colostate.edu