Personal profile


Professional Experience:

  • Lecturer. School of Earth, Atmosphere & Environment, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia. June 2015-Present
  • National Science Foundation Division of Earth Sciences Postdoctoral Fellow. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA. Feb. 2014-May 2015
  • Postdoctoral Research Scholar. Department of Geoscience, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, Aug. 2012-Jan. 2014


  • Doctor of Philosophy in Earth and Planetary Sciences, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, May 2012
  • Master of Science in Environmental Science in Civil Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), Urbana, IL, May 2008
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with Highest Distinction in the Curriculum, UIUC, Urbana, IL, May 2006

Research interests

Minerals, microbes and solutions: isotope geochemistry, environmental geochemistry, ore processing, synchrotron geosciences

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Supervision interests

Positions for highly motivated Honours and PhD students with an interest in geochemistry or environmental science are currently available. Students are encouraged to contact me to discuss potential projects.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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