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

  • Geochemistry of marine sediments
  • Re-Os geochronology of black shales
  • Radiogenic Isotope Geochemistry (Re-Os, Rb-Sr, Sm-Nd)
  • Geochemistry of non-traditional stable isotopes (Mo, Li)
  • Isotope Dilution (ID) mass spectrometry (TIMS and MCICPMS)
  • Understanding the non-linear geological/environmental systems using Inverse modeling techniques
  • Understanding the ocean circulation using Nd isotopes
  • Erosion-climate coupling and provenance of sediments
  • Understanding the role of water column oxygen minima on distribution of redox sensitive elements in the ocean.
  • Understanding the processes related to sources, sinks and internal cycling of trace elements in the ocean

Research Interests

  • Re-Os isotope systematics and geochemistry
  • Non-traditional stable isotope geochemistry (Mo)
  • Mass Spectrometry
  • Inverse Modelling of Natural and Environmental systems

Other Interests

  • Playing tennis, cricket, football, volleyball and other sports
  • Hiking and trekking
  • Listening music
  • Photography

Contact Information

AIRIE Program
Department of Geosciences
Warner College of Natural Resources, Room 340
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1482