Michael Nguyen (PhD candidate) - University of Massachusetts, Amherst

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Email:
mlnguyen@umass.edu
michaellnguyen09@gmail.com

Education:
Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA, 2008-2012
Bachelor of Science in Geology with honors
Baylor University, Geology PhD program, 2012-2014
University of Massachusetts, Geology PhD program, 2014-present

Advisers:

Boris Lau (UMass)

William Hockaday (Baylor)
Ryan Mathur (Juniata)

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Undergraduate
My research project was titled Modern and paleo-fluid pathways revealed by Cu isotope fractionation in surface waters and ores of the Pebble porphyry Cu-Au-Mo deposit, Alaska. The goal of the project was to use copper isotope fractionation to understand high and low temperature mineralization and weathering processes by measuring ratios in minerals and surface waters. In doing so, I aimed to demonstrate the use of copper isotope fractionation in exploration geology.

Graduate
I am interested in the effects of climate variables on organo-mineral associations. I examine how changes in climate variables, such as warming, affect carbon storage in soil systems.