Pacific Centre for Isotopic and Geochemical Research
Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences,
The University of British Columbia

People - Research Team

PCIGR Lab Manager

  • Dr. Richard Friedman

    Role: PCIGR lab manager; U-Pb geochronology, EARTHTIME member

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Research Associates/Research Scientists

  • Dr. Marghaleray (Marg) Amini

    Role: Lab manager; LA-ICP-MS and MC-ICP-MS lab, isotope geochemistry, method development

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Research Assistants

  • Dave Daquioag

    Role: Chemical preparation of rock samples for MC-ICP-MS and TIMS analyses.

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  • Vivian Lai

    Role: Analytical chemist; trace element analyses, lab cleanliness (QA/QC, blanks)

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  • Kathy Gordon

    Role: Light stable mass spec specialist, lab assistant

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  • Janet Gabites

    Role: Argon lab; Light stable and common Pb isotopic analyses, instrument specialist

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Research Technicians

  • Taylor Ockerman

    Role: Distillation and distribution of ultra-pure acids to be used in the tracer/CFI clean labs; Maintenance of laboratory equipment in the U-Pb clean lab; Preparation of zircon samples for U-Pb CA-TIMS and laser ablation dating; Waste reagent disposal

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  • Hai Lin

    Role: Mineral separation for geochronology (U-Pb & Ar-Ar), sample preparation for tracer analyses, thermal ionization mass spectrometry (TIMS), analyzing U-Pb zircon samples on the VG 54R, supports TIMS analytical work at PCIGR by welding beads and cleaning hardware

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CFI Project Manager

  • Dr. Alice Chang

    Role: Project management, grant facilitation, communications and public relations, education/outreach

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Finance and Administrative Manager

  • Anita Lam

    Role: Finance, administration, and HR.

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