Yan Emma Hu
Office: JHN 323
Interests: Non-traditional stable isotope geochemistry and gemology.
Description of Award
|Robert and Nadine Bassett Fellowship||2014/3/15||ESS department|
|Inquisitive Graduate Student Support Fund||2014/3/15||ESS department||$1,053|
|GSA Graduate Student Research Grant||2014/4/11||Geological Society of America||$1,500|
|GSA Graduate Student Research Grant||2015/4/3||Geological Society of America||$1,783|
|George Edward Goodspeed Geology Scholarship||2015/5/20||ESS department|
|Kenneth C. Robbins Fellowship||2015/5/20||ESS department|
|Peter Misch Fellowship||2016/5/27||ESS department|
|ESS Gala Best Geochemistry Talk||2016||ESS department|
2014/10/21 GSA talk: Disequilibrium inter-mineral magnesium isotope partitioning in mantle garnet pyroxenites. 2015/12/17 AGU talk: Magnesium isotopic compositions of subducting marine sediments
Magnesium (Mg) isotope system is a newly-developed geochemical tool that has more and more demonstrated its usefulness in geological studies in recent years. My current research focuses on 1) determining Mg isotopic variation in crustal and mantle-derived rocks and minerals, as well as in marine sediments, and 2) examining the magnitude and mechanism of Mg isotope fractionation during crust-mantle interaction and evolution. These research findings will help to establish the Mg isotopes as a geologic tracer, geothermometer, and geospeedometer.