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

  • Re-Os geochronology
  • Geochemistry of shales
  • Mass extinctions in Earth history: causes, tempo, duration and recovery. Special interest in the Permo-Triassic mass extinction
  • U-Th-Pb geochronology
  • Igneous petrology, emphasis on primitive arc magmas
  • Isotope geochemistry: Re-Os, U-Pb, Rb-Sr, Lu-Hf, Sm-Nd isotope systems; C, O, S, Cd and Se stable isotopes
  • Geology and tectonic evolution of SE Europe
  • Zircon: structure, chemistry and geological applications
  • ID TIMS mass spectrometry
  • LA ICPM mass spectrometry
  • Interconnected large-scale Earth cycles in geologic history
  • Volcanology
  • Petroleum geochemistry

Current Research Interests

  • Re-Os geochronology
  • Mass extinctions
  • Geochemistry of shales
  • Petroleum geochemistry

Other Interests

  • Photography
  • Enjoying nature
  • Team sports

  Contact Information

  AIRIE Program
  Department of Geosciences
  Warner College of Natural Resources, Room 341
  Colorado State University, Ft Collins, CO 80523-1482
  Voice:   (970) 491-0232
  Fax:   (970) 491-6307