Here is what we are all up to.....

Philipp Ruprecht

Lamont Assistant Research Professor

2010-2013, Feodor-Lynen Postdoctoral  

      Fellow, von Humboldt Foundation  (at Lamont)

Ph.D, 2009, University of Washington

Dipl., 2004, University of Göttingen

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Philipp’s webpage

Esteban Gazel

Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech

Post-doctoral Fellow,  2009-2011 Lamont

Ph.D, 2009, Rutgers University

B.S., 2004, University of Costa Rica

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Esteban’s webpage

Elizabeth Ferris

Postdoctoral Fellow

2011-2013: NSF Postdoctoral Fellow

Ph.D, 2009, University of Michigan

B.S., 2004, University of Louisiana

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Elizabeth’s webpage

Elizabeth is working  on the diffusion of water in clinopyroxene

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David Ferguson

Postdoctoral Fellow

2011-2013: Lamont postdoc fellow

Ph.D, 2010, University of Oxford

M.Sc, 2007, University College London

B.S., 2005, Glasgow University

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David’s webpage

David is working  on volcanism in East Africa, the Andes and Hawaii  Read More

Alex Lloyd

Graduate Student

B.A. 2007, Dickinson College

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Alex’s webpage

...besides playing soccer.  So, I threw down the gauntlet last year to challenge any other group at Lamont to noon soccer.  OK, we didn’t win, but really, the other groups consisted of entire buildings of random people. I meant a Research Group, and I toss that gauntlet again, provided Claire and Elizabeth can make it this time.. 

Alex is working on water loss from melt inclusions and crystals, and constraining magma ascent rates from volatile diffusion clocks Read More

Claire Bendersky

Graduate Student

2010-2013: NSF Grad Fellow

2012-2013: LEEF sFellow

2009: Fulbright Fellow

B.A. 2008, Mt. Holyoke College

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Claire’s webpage

Claire is working  on mantle melting beneath the Basin and Range, Western US  Read More

Meghan Crowley

Graduate Student

2007: B.S. California Institute of Technology

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Meghan’s webpage

Meghan is working  on magma ascent and eruption dynamics of Kilauea, Hawaii  Read More

And former students and post-docs:

Katie Kelley

Associate Professor, GSO, Univ. of Rhode Island

Ph.D., 2004, Boston University

B.A., 1997, Macalester College

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Katie’s webpage

Lauren Cooper

Postodoctoral Scientist, ETH, Zurich

Ph.D., 2009, Boston University

M.S., 2005, UCLA,

B.S., 2001, Penn State University

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Lauren’s webpage

Mindy Zimmer

Staff Scientist, Los Alamos National Lab

Postdoc, 2008-2011, Exxon-Mobile, Clinton, NJ

Ph.D., 2008, Boston University

M.S., 2003, University of New Mexico

B.S., 2000, Michigan State University

Jennifer Wade

Associate Program Director, NSF

Research Scientist, 2008-2010, Library of Congress

Ph.D., 2008, Boston University

M.S., 2005, Michigan State University

B.S., 2001, Boston College

Ezra Benjamin

Principal Program Manager, Sustainability, ECM, Boston

M.B.A., 2010, Boston University

M.A, 2004, Boston University, Earth Science

B.A., 1997, Colgate College

Vaughn Balzer

State of Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries

M.S. 1999, University of Kansas

B.A., 1996, Humboldt State University


Linda Farr Ponce (M.S., Boston Univ., 2002)  “Mineral hosts of uranium in the altered oceanic crust and  mechanisms controlling its distribution: a laser ablation-ICPMS study.  Moved to: Miami Dade College, Faculty.

Kefa Wang (Ph.D., Kansas; 1999)  “Crust-mantle interactions and mantle chemical systematics

     during Basin and Range extension, SW USA: Evidence from late Cenozoic volcanic rocks”     

      moved to:  Spring Communications, Kansas City