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

PCIGR Lab Manager

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    Richard Friedman

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

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Research Associates/Research Scientists

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    Bruno Kieffer

    Role: TIMS specialist, radiogenic isotope geochemistry, technique development, reference materials

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    Marghaleray (Marg) Amini

    Role: LA-ICPMS lab, isotope geochemistry, method development, MC-ICP-MS

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    Maureen Soon

    Role: Inorganic geochemical lab manager, 230Th-231Pa analytical scheme

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Research Assistant

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    Janet Gabites

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

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    Kathy Gordon

    Role: Light stable mass spec specialist, lab assistant

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    Vivian Lai

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

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Research Technician

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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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    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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CFI Project Manager

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    Diane Hanano (on leave)

    Role: project management, grant facilitation, industry collaboration and research partnerships, public relations, education/outreach, MAGNET Program Coordinator

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    Kimberly Low

    Role: project management, grant facilitation, industry collaboration and research partnerships, public relations, education/outreach, MAGNET Program Coordinator

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Finance and Administrative Manager

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    Cecilia Li

    Role: In charge of finance, administration and HR; web-master of this web-site.

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