Our Current Group:

Burger Night with the group and friends, 2014

David L. Shuster

Professor
Department of Earth and Planetary Science & BGC

479 McCone Hall
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720

510-642-2607
dshuster@berkeley.edu

 


Interests: Noble gas geochemistry, thermochronometry, and cosmogenic nuclide observations applied to problems involving alpine glacial erosion, chemical weathering, lunar impacts and magnetism, and thermal conditions of Martian meteorites.

Marissa M. Tremblay

Graduate Student
Department of Earth and Planetary Science

413 McCone Hall
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720

mtremblay@berkeley.edu

 


Interests: Low-temperature thermochronometry, geochronology, geomorphology, tectonics, cosmogenic nuclide geochemistry.

Chelsea Willett

Graduate Student
Department of Earth and Planetary Science

307 McCone Hall
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720

chelsea.d.willett@gmail.com

 


Interests: Low-temperature thermochronometry, geomorphology and tectonics.

Anna Clinger

Graduate Student
Department of Earth and Planetary Science

307 McCone Hall
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720

aeclinger@berkeley.edu

 


Interests: The cryosphere, low-temperature thermochronology, radiogenic isotope geochemistry, and sediment transport

Noah Randolph-Flagg

Graduate Student
Department of Earth and Planetary Science

307 McCone Hall
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720

nrflagg@berkeley.edu

 


Interests: Hydrothermal systems, flood basalts, noble gas exposure dating, seasonal earthquakes

Maura Uebner

Undergraduate Student
Department of Earth and Planetary Science

307 McCone Hall
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720

 


Interests: Low-temperature thermochronometry, geochemistry, geomorphology, petrology

Matteo Spagnolo

Visiting Professor
Dept of Geography & Environment School of Geoscience Elphinstone Road AB24 3UF Aberdeen UK

487 McCone Hall
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720

spagnolo@berkeley.edu

 


Interests: glacial geomorphology, ice sheet dynamics, Quaternary alpine glaciations, subglacial landforms, palaeoclimatology, ice-bed interaction

Greg Balco, Ph.D.

Geochronologist
Berkeley Geochronology Center

2455 Ridge Road
Berkeley, CA 94707

(510) 644-9200
balcs@bgc.org

 


Interests: Glaciers; systematics and applications of cosmogenic nuclides.

Alka Tripathy-Lang, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow
Berkeley Geochronology Center

2455 Ridge Road
Berkeley, CA 94707

alka.trip@gmail.com

 


Interests: Noble gas thermochronology, geochronology, detrital studies, Himalayan tectonics, remote sensing, LA-ICPMS

Matthew Fox, Ph.D.

Swiss National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow
Berkeley Geochronology Center

2455 Ridge Road
Berkeley, CA 94707

matthew.fox@berkeley.edu

 


Interests: Using low-temperature thermochronometry, numerical models, and inverse methods to understand Earth's surface dynamics, Grand Canyon

Nick Fylstra

Lab Technicain for (U-Th)/He and cosmogenic noble gases
Berkeley Geochronology Center

2455 Ridge Road
Berkeley, CA 94707

(510) 644-9200
nfylstra@bgc.org

 


Interests: Chemistry, noble gas and ICP mass spectrometry

Former Students, Postdocs and Lab Visitors:

Sonia Tikoo, Ph.D.

Former Postdoctoral Fellow
UCB and Berkeley Geochronology Center

Now Assistant Professor of Planetary Sciences
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Rutgers University

sonia.tikoo [-at-] rutgers.edu

 


Interests: Paleomagnetism, lunar magnetism, meteoritics, planetary differentiation, impact cratering processes, thermochronology, Himalayan tectonics, Precambrian geology

Xiaodong Deng, Ph.D.

Former China Postdoctoral Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow
UCB Department of Earth and Planetary Science



dengxd1983@gmail.com

 


Interests: weathering geochronology, geomorphology, supergene enrichment of ore deposits, U-Th-Pb geochronology of accessory minerals in hydrothermal deposits.

Ben P. Weiss

Former Visiting Miller Professor at UC Berkeley (2014)

Professor of Planetary Science
Department of Earth Atmospheric and Planetary Science
MIT
Cambridge, MA

 


Jingen Dai, Ph.D.

Former Visiting Professor (Fall, 2014)

School of Earth Sciences and Resources
China University of Geosciences(Beijing)

djgtibet@163.com

 


Interests: Using a combination of field observation, geo- and thermochronology, petrology and geochemistry, and sedimentology to understand geological evolution of Himalayan-Tibetan orogen.

Rebecca Reverman, Ph.D.

Former Swiss National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Earth and Planetary Science



rlreverman@berkeley.edu

 


Interests: Thermochronology, tectonics, geomorphology, geochemistry, alpine landscape development, metamorphic petrolog.

Curtis Baden

Former Undergraduate Honors Student
Department of Earth and Planetary Science
UC Berkeley
Read his thesis here

Now a Graduate Student at Stanfurd


 

Interests: Comogenic 21Ne; bedrock erosion in the high Sierra Nevada

Bihai Zheng

Forner Visiting Graduate Student (Nanjing University)
Department of Earth and Planetary Science
UC Berkeley




zhengbihai@gmail.com

 


Interests: Precambrian tectonic evolution of Tarim Craton in Central Asia. Research of foreland basin evolution in North Tarim by apatite fission track, (U-Th)/He and 4He/3He methods.

Trevor Hillebrand

Former Undergraduate Honors Student
Department of Earth and Planetary Science
UC Berkeley
Read his thesis here

Now a Graduate Student at U. Washington
trhille@uw.edu

 


Interests: Glaciology and paleoclimatology; petrology and tectonics; relief and tectonics in the eastern Sierra Nevada from Mt. Whitney to the Mono Lake/Lee Vining area using (U-Th)/He and 4He/3He thermochronometry.

Pierre G. Valla, Ph.D.

Former Visiting Graduate Student Researcher
Geological Institute - Earth Surface Dynamics

Now at: Institute of Earth Surface Dynamics
Universite de Lausanne
Lausanne Switzerland

Pierre.Valla@unil.ch

 


Loraine Gourbet

Former Visiting Student Researcher
Laboratoire de GĂ©ologie de Lyon

CNRS
Lyon, France

loraine.gourbet@ens-lyon.fr

 


Johnny Sanders, Ph.D.

Former EPS Graduate Student

Now Postdoctoral Scholar
USGS Menlo Park


 


Collaborators:

Kurt Cuffey

Professor
Department of Geography

525 McCone Hall
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720


 


Paul Renne

Director
Berkeley Geochronology Center

2455 Ridge Road
Berkeley, CA 94709


 


Bill Cassata, Ph.D.

Former EPS Graduate Student

Now Research Staff
Chemical Sciences Division
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Livermore, CA