301C Olney Hall

Dr. Richard Gaschnig
Associate Professor
Graduate Coordinator

I am an Associate 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.    

Recent news:

  • I was fortunate to see the 2021 eruption in Iceland.  Videos

  • Congratulations to Cass Stegner, Sam Marshall, Ericka Boudreau, and Dina Mato for successful MS defenses

  • Recent papers on nontraditional stable isotopes in OIBs: here and here

  • Recent paper co-authored with former postdoc Shelby Rader (now assistant prof at Indiana University) on thallium isotopes in HPLT rocks here

  • Recent paper on detrital zircons in ancient glacial diamictites here

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