SIMS Lab Manager
Department of Earth Sciences, University of Manitoba
B.Sc. (Hons.) University of Manitoba (2010) - Geological Sciences
M.Sc. University of Manitoba (2013) - Geological Sciences
My main focus at the University is operating and maintaining a CAMECA 7f Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometer (SIMS). Our instrument is one of only four SIMS instruments in academic institutes in all of Canada. The technique allows access to the entire periodic table (H through U), has very low detection limits (ppm-ppb) and operates in situ at a very high spatial resolution (10-30 microns). The lab specializes in a wide variety of techniques related to both stable and radiogenic isotopes, as well as trace elements. The scope of research conducted at the U of M is multifaceted and research includes the study of uranium deposits, ore fluids, transition metal isotopes, material sciences, archaeology and gemstones among others.
Aside from the duties pertaining to the lab itself I am on the Faculty’s Local Area Safety and Health (LASH) committee and am also the Chief Fire Warden for the Wallace building.
Recently taught courses include Materials Characterization.