Wei Chen successfully defended her PhD dissertation work on Thursday, May 29th, 2014!
Elizabeth Koeman successfully passed her PhD Candidacy exam on April 25th, 2014!
Dr. Sara Mana has accepted a visiting assistant professor position in the Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Iowa beginning August 1, 2014!
Maria Krug is featured undergraduate research "Student of the Week" by Center of Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE) at ND -Link to article
Chen's co-authored paper reporting on a detailed chemical and mineralogical investigation of melt inclusions within magnetite for carbonatites from the Oka carbonatite complex was published in the October 30th issue of Nature Communications! Link to paper
Undergraduate students Maria Krug and Zack Torrano attended the annual Geological Society of America Meeting in Denver, CO (Oct. 27th - 30th, 2013) in order to present a poster on their research work focused on Trinitite post-detonation materials.
Prof. Antonio Simonetti is invited to give a series of lectures within the Department of Analytical Chemistry, Masaryk University, Czech Republic. A total of four lectures will be presented on Dec. 11th-13th, 2013, which will focus on the application of LA-(MC)-ICP-MS techniques and protocols to investigate geological, anthropological, and environmental research avenues. Professor Simonetti has recently forged collaborative research ties with Prof. Dr. Viktor Kanicky and his research team within the Dept. of Chemistry, Masaryk University as part of a Czech - American Scientific Cooperation Agreement.
Web link of Masaryk University (Bohunice Campus, Brno, Czech): http://www.muni.cz/kampus?lang=en
Prof. Antonio Simonetti has been invited to be a Special Guest Editor for a special issue entitled, "Advances in Mineral Geochronology" for the journal "Minerals". Minerals is an international, open access journal of natural mineral systems, mineral resources, mining, and mineral processing published quarterly online by MDPI.
Journal's Homepage Link: http://www.mdpi.com/journal/minerals
Special Volume Link: http://www.mdpi.com/journal/minerals/special_issues/mineral-geochronology
Prof. Antonio Simonetti has been invited to join the editorial board of the journal 'Lithos' in the role of an Associate Editor. The journal Lithos publishes original research papers on the petrology, geochemistry and petrogenesis of igneous and metamorphic rocks. It is one of the top-cited Earth Sciences-related publications with a 5-year impact factor of 4.3.