Preston KemenyT.C. Chamberlin Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Focus:
Isotope geochemistry, Earth History, biogeochemical cycles
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-- Joined the University of Chicago in 2022
-- PhD in Geochemistry, California Institute of Technology, 2022
-- AB in Geosciences, Princeton University, 2015

Research Interests

I use isotope geochemistry and modeling to study the chemical reactions and physical processes regulating the carbon, alkalinity, and electron fluxes that keep Earth habitable. I'm broadly interested in next-generation mass spectrometry, marine nutrient budgets, the relationship between weathering and climate, the processes that record geochemical information in sedimentary archives, and interactions between diversification/extinction and seawater chemistry.

Preferred Pronouns: He/Him
Favorite mineral: Calcite
Favorite organism: Acantharia
Favorite authors: N.K. Jemisin, Stephen Jay Gould