MLML welcomes Dr. Geoff Wheat from the University of Alaska! He brings with him Claudia Paul and Trevor Fournier. Geoff uses tracers to understand processes that influence the cycle of elements in the oceans. Much of his work focuses on the transport of fluids through the oceanic crust in a range of settings including hydrothermal systems on mid-ocean ridges and flanks and seepage sites along zones of subduction and in coastal environments. Studies typically include sampling and analyzing fluids and solids, developing transport-reaction models, and relating results to geochemical cycles and crustal evolution. I also runs Seafloor Science ROV Day Camp, a STEM-based summer camp for students entering 3-5th grades and 6-9th grades.
Geoff and his team will be working out of 502 in the Main Building and operating the ICPMS. You might also find Geoff in his office over in the faculty wing. Throughout the process of bringing him onboard, Geoff has expressed his eagerness and enthusiasm to meet and work with our students. Please join me in welcoming Geoff, Claudia and Trevor to MLML!