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We use noble gas geochemistry to study the physical and chemical processes shaping the surfaces of Earth and other planets.

 Some of the scientific problems our work addresses include:

  • how the Earth’s climate changed during the geologic past
  • how tectonic and geomorphic processes interact to shape topography
  • the impact history of the Moon and other planetary bodies in the inner Solar System
  • rates of volcanism and interactions between volcanism and Earth’s climate system

We also conduct basic experimental research on the kinetics of noble gas diffusion in minerals, which has broad significance across both Earth and planetary science disciplines. To learn more about the current and recent research efforts of T@P, check out our Research page.

Recent Lab News

Addison awarded an NSF Graduduate Research Fellowship

April 2024: MS student Addison Curtis has been awarded a Graduate Research Fellowship from the US National Science Foundation. Congrats, Addison!

Marissa receives funding from NSF to study the southeast Australian escarpment

March 2024: PI Marissa Tremblay and Dr. Maggie Currie (NC State) have received funding from the Geomorphology and Land Use Program at the US National Science Foundation to reevaluate the timing and driver of escarpment retreat in southeastern Australia. The team will pair apatite 4He/3He thermochronometry with landscape evolution and thermokinematic models. This grant supports PhD student Wenbo Zhan's research. Hooray!

Moe and Wenbo recieve 2024 Employee Recognition Awards

February 2024: PhD students Moe Mijjum and Wenbo Zhan both received innaugural Employee Recognition Awards from Purdue University this month for their contributions to the Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences Department. Congrats, Moe and Wenbo!


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