301C Olney Hall
Dr. Richard Gaschnig
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.
I just received NSF support for a provenance study of Mesoproterozoic basins in the western US. If you are an undergraduate interested in supercontinents, provenance, or geochronology, I have RA support... please contact me!
Shelby Rader (my former postdoc) and I have just received a grant from NSF for a project on Mo and Tl isotopes in metamorphic rocks.
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