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Associate Research Scientist
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Geochemistry
237 Comer
61 Route 9W - PO Box 1000
Palisades
NY
10964-8000
US
Phone: 
(845) 365-8661
Fax: 
(845) 365-8155

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Professional Experience:

2007-present                      Staff Associate in the Geochemistry Department at Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University – responsibilities: operation and maintenance of the joint Lamont- Museum of Natural History ICP-MS facility

2003 – 2007                         ICP Technician and Laser Ablation Specialist in the Dept. of Earth Sciences at Boston University – responsibilities: operation and maintenance of LA-ICP-MS and ICP-ES

2005 – 2006                         Lecturer in the Dept. of Geological Sciences at Salem State College – responsibilities: designed and teach a new course “Geology of the Solar System”

1997 – 2003                         Teaching Assistant in the Dept. of Geological Sciences at Rutgers University – responsibilities: teach Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology Lab

1997 – 2003                         Research Assistant in the Dept. of Geological Sciences at Rutgers University – responsibilities: operation and maintainance of the TIMS and analytical chemistry lab

1999 – 2002                         Technician in the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences at Rutgers University – responsibilities: operation and maintenance of HR-ICP-MS; 

 1997, 2000                           Teacher at Sylvan Learning Center, Lawrenceville NJ– responsibilities: teach basic mathematics, algebra, trigonometry and geometry to children ranging from grade K to 12

 1994 – 1997                         Teacher in the Math Skills Lab at Rider University – responsibilities: teach basic mathematics and algebra to college students in preparation for their math placement exam

    

Instrument Experience:

Mastery of a V.G. Elemental Axiom Multi-collector Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer (1 year);  Isotopic analyses of Hf, Nd and Pb in solution

Mastery of a V.G. Elemental Plasma Quad Excel Inductively Couple Plasma Mass Spectrometer equipped with a New Wave LUV213 Laser (4 years); Trace element and REE analyses on rocks, sediments, waters, organic compounds in solution; laser ablation of rocks and assorted minerals

Mastery of a JY Horiba Ultima C Inductively Coupled Plasma Emission Spectrometer (4 years); Major and trace element analyses on rocks, sediments, waters, and various organic compounds

Mastery of a V.G. Micromass LTD Thermal Ionization Mass Spectrometer (4 years); Sr, Nd, Pb isotopic analyses on rocks and Sr isotopic analyses on forams and waters

Mastery of a Finningan MAT Element High Resolution Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer (5 years); Trace elements and REEs analyses on rocks, sediments, meteorites, pore waters, surface waters, atmospheric waters, air filters, dust, fossils, materials recovered from crash sites for National Transportation and Safety Board; Mg isotopic ratios for meteorites; Ca isotopic ratios for Osteoporosis studies; Fe isotopic ratios for lake waters; Li isotopic ratios for rocks

Mastery of a Baird 2070 Inductively Coupled Plasma Emissions Spectrometer (2 years); Major and trace element analyses on rocks

Education
List of degrees from highest to lowest:
Ph.D. (Geochemistry) Thesis: Constraining the magmatic sources of Central American and Hawaiian volcanics
Rutgers University - Advisors: Dr. Mark Feigenson and Dr. Michael Carr
10/2005
M.S. (Geochemistry) Thesis: Geochemistry of tephras from Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica: Repeated cycles of explosive volcanism
Rutgers University - Advisors: Dr. Michael Carr and Dr. Mark Feigenson
10/2000
B.S. Summa Cum Laude (major - geology, minor - chemistry) Thesis: Geochemistry of the cupola-like structure and smaller intrusions in the Rocky Hill diabase sheet, South Brunswick, NJ
Rider University Advisor: Dr. Jonathan Husch
05/1997

Selected Publications:

Element fluxes from the volcanic front of Nicaragua and Costa Rica Carr, M.J.;Saginor, I.; Alvarado, G.E.; Bolge, L.L.; Lindsay, F.N.; Milidakis, K.; Turrin, B.D.; Feigenson, M.D.; Swisher III, C.C. Geochemistry. Geophysics. Geosystems Volume: 8 Issue: 6 p.: 6001 doi:10.1029/2006GC001396 (2007)
Geochemical stratigraphy and magmatic evolution at Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica Bolge, L.L., M.J. Carr, M.D. Feigenson and G.E. Alvarado Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research Volume: 157 p.: 34-48 (2006)
The 1968 lateral blast eruption at Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica Alvarado, G.E.; Soto, G.J.; Schminke, H.U.; Bolge, L.L. Sumita, M. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research Volume: 157 p.: 9-33 (2006)
Geochemistry and magmatic evolution of explosive tephra 3 and 4 from Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica. Bolge, L.L.; Carr, M.J.; Feigenson, M.D.; Borgia, A. Revista Geologica de America Central Volume: 30 p.: 127-136 (2004)
Lead isotope composition of Central American volcanoes: Influence of the Galapagos plume Feigenson, M.D.; Carr, M.J.; Maharaj, S.V.; Juliano, S.; Bolge, L.L. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems Volume: 5 Issue: 6 p.: 6001, doi:10.1029/2003GC000621 (2004)
REE inverse modeling of HSDP2 basalts: Evidence for multiple sources in the Hawaiian plume Feigenson, M.D.; Bolge, L.L.; Carr, M.J.; Herzberg, C.T. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems Volume: 4 Issue: 2 p.: 8706, doi:10.1029/2001GC000271 (2003)