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Kyusei Tsuno

Research Scientist/Lab Manager


Room Number: 222
(713) 348-5098
kyusei.tsuno@rice.edu

Keywords:

Experimental petrology, Earth's deep interior, Deep volatiles cycling, Earth's and Planetary differentiation


Angela N. Seligman

Stable Isotope Lab Manager


Room Number: 330B
(713) 348-4054
ans11@rice.edu
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Keywords:

isotope geochemistry, mass spectrometry, volcanology, paleoclimatology, analytical technique and method development, aqueous geochemistry


Xiaodong Gao
Room Number: 201
(713) 348-4114
xdgao@rice.edu

Keywords:

charcoal, carbon cycle & sequestration, aqueous-solid interfacial reactions, contaminant speciation, spectroscopic techniques (e.g., NMR, FTIR).


Research Summary:

Biogeochemical processes controlling carbon cycling in geomedia; biochar soil amendment; surface and colloid chemistry of aqueous systems; multi-faceted approaches to contaminant speciation in environmental media; mineral-contaminants interfacial reactions

Gelu Costin

Dr.


Room Number: 329
713 348 2054
g.costin@rice.edu
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Featured Publication / Poster

Keywords:

EPMA, Mineralogy, Thermodynamic modelling, Mantle petrology, Eclogites, Bushveld Complex


Research Summary:

Mineralogy, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology (basic layered intrusions, mantle petrology and geochemistry, kimberlites, orogenic eclogites)

Min Chen

Research Scientist


Room Number: 318
(713) 348-2515
min.chen@rice.edu
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Keywords:

Geophysics, full waveform tomography, ambient noise, earthquakes, tectonics, lithospheric structure, mantle melt


Research Summary:

Seismic tomography of the crust and the upper mantle. Interpretations of seismic images regarding the formation of tectonic units such as plateaus, basins, and orogens.

Lin Boynton

Research Assistant


lsb3@rice.edu
Research Summary:

Using synthetic biology to develop a microbial biosensor for use in soil systems.