We are a group of researchers and students applying cutting edge cosmogenic nuclide techniques to a broad spectrum of questions. Our interests span the Pliocene, Pleistocene, and Holocene with an emphasis on the glacial environment and information we can learn from it about climate, tectonics, and geomorphic processes. We currently have active projects in Antarctica, Alaska, western Canada, California, and Norway. We collaborate with a large network researchers from around the world on an even larger range of topics.
A unique aspect of our lab is the state-of-the-art extraction of the cosmogenic nuclide carbon-14. We are the only laboratory with a fully integrated and automated system to extract carbon-14 from quartz and other mineral phases. We also specialize in the extraction of beryllium-10 and aluminum-26 from quartz. We work closely with accelerator labs to measure our nuclides of interest, most notably the Purdue University Rare Isotope Measurement Laboratory (PRIME Lab) and the Woods Hole National Oceanographic Sciences Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (NOSAMS) Lab.