Our research group employs a number of radiometric methods to determine the thermal and tectonic evolution of the Earth’s lithosphere and planetary materials. Our interests are broad and include research on:
- the timing and rates of plate boundary processes,
- the evolution of orogenic systems, and
- the timing of planetary processes (e.g. impact events, surface processes).
Laboratory facilities are available in the Department of Earth Sciences for 40Ar/39Ar, fission track, and (U-Th/He) thermochronology studies.