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.
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. I have RA support, including summer money, for graduate students. Please contact me if you are interested in graduate work!
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