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Socially distanced fluids and ore deposits group, Jan 2021

Matthew Steele-MacInnis. Assistant Professor of Earth and Atmospheric Science. Research focus is on fluids in the Earth, especially those related to ore formation.
Zhenzhu Zhou. Visiting scholar. Working on hydrothermal processes in gold-telluride and stibnite veins.
Guanhua Li. PhD student (starting Jan. 2022). Thesis work TBD.
Jackson Barrier. MS student. Thesis work on the geochemistry and paragenesis of epithermal vein mineralization related to fluid boiling.
Spencer Poulette. MS student. Thesis work on speciation of aqueous solutes in gold-forming epithermal and orogenic veins.
Ashley Went. MS student. Current projects include fluid sources and formation of Pb-Zn mineralization at Pine Point, NWT.
Sinan Canbulat. MS student (starting Jan. 2022). Thesis work TBD.
Xinyue Xu. Visiting PhD student (starting Jan. 2022). Working on fluid and melt inclusions in porphyry deposits.
Hanlun Liu. Visiting PhD student (starting Jan. 2022). Working on fluid and melt inclusions in porphyry deposits.

If you are interested in joining our group, please contact me to discuss research projects and opportunities.

 

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Emily Creaser. MSc 2021. Thesis: A Model for the Solubility of Anhydrite in H2O-NaCl fluids from 25 to 800 °C, 0.1 to 1400 MPa, and 0 to 60 wt% NaCl: Applications to Hydrothermal Ore-forming Systems
Wyatt (Boomer) Bain. PhD 2020. Dissertation: Orthomagmatic fluids and saline melts in iron oxide-apatite and porphyry-copper systems. Current position: Postdoctoral scholar at Lakehead University
Yury Klyukin. Postdoc 2018-2019. Worked on thermodynamic and geochemical modeling of saline fluids at high temperatures. Current position: Postdoc at University of Calgary.
Xinghui Li. PhD 2019 (Chinese Academy of Science Beijing, and visiting scholar at UAlberta). Worked on thermodynamic modeling of hydrothermal gold mineralization. Current position: Postdoc at Chinese Academy of Science Beijing.
Miao Wang. PhD 2020 (China University of Petroleum Qingdao, and visiting scholar at UAlberta). Worked on fluid overpressure during petroleum generation in shales. Current position: Postdoc at China University of Petroleum Qingdao.
Hanna Brooks. MS 2018. Thesis: A model for the solubility of minerals in saline aqueous fluids in the crust and upper mantle. Current position: PhD student at the University of Maine.
Jordan Jensen. MS 2018 (University of Arizona, co-supervised by Pete Reiners). Worked on fluid-inclusion analysis and (U-Th)/He thermochronology of hematite. Current position: Industry geologist.
Drew Barkoff. MS 2017. His MSc thesis was on pressures of skarn formation based on mineral inclusions trapped in garnet. Current position: PhD student at University of Nevada Las Vegas.
Macey Jamieson (nee Crockett). MS student. Worked on molecular dynamics modeling of metal solubilities and speciation in hydrothermal brines.
Marko Szmihelsky. BSc Honors 2019. Thesis: Mixing between brine and oil triggered sphalerite deposition at Pine Point, NWT. Current position: MSc student at Memorial University
Paul Mickelsen. BSc Honors 2020. Thesis: geochemistry of sodic-calcic veins in porphyry deposits. Current position: Industry geologist.
Kelsey Bulbuc. Undergraduate researcher in our lab 2018-2019. Current position: MSc student in the DERTS program at UAlberta.
Raquel Guimaraes. Undergraduate researcher and visiting scholar in our lab. Her project involved characterizing skarn-forming fluids.
Luke Berry. Undergraduate researcher. His projects included fluids in a porphyry Cu deposit and hematite-forming fluids. Now a mining engineer working in industry.
Michael Decindis. Undergraduate (University of Arizona). Michael worked on thermodynamic modeling of salt-water equilibria with application to fluid inclusion analyses. Now a graduate student at the University of Arizona
Paulo Coutinho. Undergraduate researcher. Worked on analysis of fluid-inclusions in hematite. Now a graduate student at University of Arizona.