Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability
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Jood Al Aswad
Ph.D. Student in Geological Sciences, admitted Autumn 2019
BioI am interested in the coevolution of marine invertebrates and their environment, especially in relation to mass extinctions.
Carlos Alvarez Zambrano
Postdoctoral Scholar, Geological Sciences
BioCarlos' research interests include granular matter transport, sand dunes, multiphase flows, and the transport of particles in the atmosphere. At Stanford, Carlos is investigating the formation of eolian bedforms on Mars and Earth.
Director of Finance and Operations, Earth & Planetary Sciences
Current Role at StanfordDirector of Finance and Operations, Department of Geological Sciences, School of Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences.
Professor of Geological Sciences, Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsTheoretical geochemistry of reactions among aqueous solutions and minerals in magma-hydrothermal systems; environmental geochemistry of toxic metals in the Mother Lode Gold region, CA, and the emergence of life in the aftermath of the Moon-forming impact, ca. 4.4Ga.
Research and Development Scientist and Engineer, Earth & Planetary Sciences
Current Role at StanfordI manage the Stable Isotope Biogeochemistry Laboratory in the Mitchell Building, part of the Environmental Measurements Facility 2 (EMF2) at Stanford's School of Earth Sciences. The lab houses 8 analyzer systems interfaced with 5 mass spectrometers which are used for high-precision stable isotope measurements of a wide variety of materials from terrestrial as well as marine environments. My role there is to ensure smooth operation of the instrumentation, to closely monitor the quality of the generated data, and to work with students and researchers to optimize existing or develop new methods for both sample preparation and analysis.
Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences and, by courtesy, of Earth System ScienceOn Leave from 09/01/2023 To 06/30/2024
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsPaleontology/Geobiology; Fossil record of plant physiology and development; Evolution of terrestrial ecosystems including fungi, animals, and environmental feedbacks with the biota