My research focuses on terrestrial and Martian experimental petrology. The primary goal is to experimentally study the effects of the volatiles F, Cl, and Br on the de-gassing behavior of Martian compositions in an effort to connect magmatic degassing with the acid-fog model of the Martian atmosphere. The research is done by poly-baric experiments in a piston-cylinder apparatus. My research also focuses on investigating terrestrial ferropicrites as analogs to the shergottite meteorites and their implications for Martian magmatic source region composition.
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