Welcome to the homepages of the Scripps Isotope Geochemistry Laboratory. The laboratory specialises in high-precision isotopic analyses, elemental abundances and petrology. The SIGL seeks qualified and enthusiastic graduate students and would normally aim to support students as research assistants. If you are interested in the research that we conduct and are considering the Scripps graduate program, please feel free to contact me at through the Scripps Institution of Oceanography website. Our main areas of research are in the fields of cosmochemistry and mantle and crustal geochemistry.
About the SIGL
The SIGL comprises six laboratories, including: (1) a metal-free clean laboratory; (2) thermal ionization mass spectrometry laboratory, housing a state-of-the-art ThermoScientific Triton; (3) a highly siderophile element preparation laboratory housing an Anton Paar High-Pressure Asher; (4) a Plasma laboratory housing a ThermoQuest Element 2 high-resolution ICP-MS and an two iCAPq quadropole ICP-MS units, with laser ablation; (5) a general preparation laboratory equipped for sawing and polishing to make thin-sections and to make high-purity sample powders and (6) a reflected/transmitted light microscopy laboratory.
A list of current SIGL personnel can be found on the 'people' page.
Dr. Jasmeet Dhaliwal - PhD Cosmochemistry 2016 - Post-Doctoral Scientist, Penn State University
Dr. Brad Peters - PhD Geochemistry 2016 - Post-Doctoral Fellow, Carnegie Institution for Science
Chris Corder - MS 2015
Jorge Perez - MS 2013
Caitlin Traver - MS 2013
Visiting Scientists and Post-Docs
Dr. Lukas Ackerman - Fulbright Scholar 2016 - Czech Academy of Sciences
Dr. Kim Tait - Visiting Scholar 2014-2015 - Curator, Royal Ontario Museum
Dr. Chris Waters - Post-Doc 2011-2014 - Teaching Professor, Mesa College
Demian Nelson, Bridget Guiza, Allison Kubo, Magaret Deng, Caleb Strom, Kristina Olsen, Courtney Jiskoot, Garrett Stewart