At Lamont, I have been extending magma migration theory into a more general one that describes the interactions between solids and fluids in the earth. Magma migration provides an important link between large scale mantle convection and petrology geochemistry and my research seeks to close the gap between these two disciplines. This work also lends new insights into other fluid flow problems; current research is attempting to extend this theory to investigate dynamic fluid flow in sedimentary basins and groundwater hydrology. My work is primarily computational and my students, colleagues and I are implementing new techniques and technologies to take advantage of parallel computing. With a quantitative basis for fluid flow research, we hope to integrate this theory with strong observational programs in petrology at Lamont, basin dynamics and groundwater tracer studies.
PhD Cambride, England; BS Harvard
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