My research interest lies in understanding the nature of Earth’s mantle and its evolution. I use the mineralogy and geochemistry of magmatic rocks as a mantle probe to constrain the nature of large-scale geodynamic processes, such as the reorganization of tectonic plates, melting and differentiation of mantle reservoirs and crust-mantle interaction, all of which affect Earth’s biogeochemical cycles and the formation of critical mineral resources.
In my teaching role, I instruct Crystallography and Crystal Chemistry at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels of Integrated M.Sc and M.Sc Applied Geology courses. Additionally, I teach Igneous Petrology to Integrated M.Sc Applied Geology students at the undergraduate level. I also provide instruction in Introductory Geology to M.Sc Geophysics students.
- Assistant Professor