Dr. Timmons Erickson
Dr. Erickson obtained his PhD in Applied Geology from Curtin University in Western Australia. His expertise focuses on microstructural, geochemical and geochronological studies of deformed accessory minerals such as zircon, monazite and titanite. By coupling microstructural studies with in situ U – Pb geochronology he has worked to put precise ages on deformation events ranging from ancient terrestrial impact structures to the development of shear zones within the lower crust. As a part of his postdoctoral fellowship at the Lunar and Planetary Institute he is currently undertaking research on the development of shock microstructures within accessory phases and constraining their effects on the isotopic systematics of those minerals. These results will develop new methods and criteria for dating ancient impact events.
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