301C Olney Hall

Dr. Richard Gaschnig
Assistant Professor
Graduate Coordinator

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.  I specialize in geochemistry, geochronology, and petrology. At UMass Lowell, we have a Q-ICP-MS, laser ablation unit, and ICP-OES, along with a wet lab for sample digestion and column chromatography.    

Interested in doing graduate work in these fields?  Contact me. 

Recent news:

  • I was fortunate to see the ongoing eruption in Iceland.  Videos

  • Undergraduate Ericka Boudreau and I recently traveled to SW Oregon to collect samples for a provenance study.  See photos here.  

  • Coauthored a Nature Geoscience paper on nickel isotopes and the Great Oxidation Event here

  • New paper G-Cubed paper on provenance research and the importance of looking beyond just detrital zircon ages here

  • A blurb was recently posted on some of my past work in the EarthScope IDOR Project here