Lab

Personnel

Peter C. Lippert

pete (dot) lippert (at) utah (dot) edu


Lab PI

Assistant Professor

Department of Geology & Geophysics

Global Change & Sustainability Center


Research Interests

Continental & Convergent Margin Tectonics

Geochronology & Paleoclimate Transitions

Crustal & Surface Processes

Paleomagnetism & Rock Magnetism


Pete’s CV

Grant Rea-Downing

grant (dot) readowning (at) utah (dot) edu


PhD Student

Department of Geology & Geophysics


Research Interests

Continental Tectonics

Structural Geology & Paleomagnetism

Magnetic Recording Biases in Lavas


Grant’s CV

Facilities

Check back soon for photos and more information about the new Utah Paleomagnetic Center. 2016 was a successful summer for the lab: renovations were completed, new instruments and software were installed, existing instrumentation was brought back to life, and we started collecting data on a number of different projects. If you are interested in using any of this instrumentation, please contact Pete Lippert.


The Utah Paleomagnetic Center hosts:

  1. a 2G/WSGI DC-SQUID Superconducting Rock Magnetometer operated by Michael Wack’s CryoMag software

  2. a new AGICO JR-6A automated spinner magnetometer

  3. an ASC TD-48 thermal demagnetizer with custom-built Kiethley temperature monitor and data logger.

  4. a 2G alternating field demagnetizer with peak fields of 150 mT

  5. a new Magnon AFD300 alternating field demagnetizer with peak fields of 300 mT and ARM capabilities

  6. an ASC IM-10-30 impulse magnetizer

  7. a new AGICO MFK1 multifunction kappabridge with furnace, cryostat, and 3D rotator

  8. a new Lakeshore/PMC Model 3900-4 vibrating sample magnetometer

  9. a PMC Model 2900-2 alternating gradient magnetometer

  10. a Leitz transmitted and reflected light petrographic microscope with a new Leica digital camera

  11. an Applied Physics System 3-axis fluxgate magnetometer

  12. a Sartorius ENTRIS 64-1S analytical balance with computer interface

  13. magnetic separation equipment

  14. sample collection equipment (gas and electric Pomeroy drills)

  15. sample preparation equipment (dedicated saws and drill press)


We routinely work with these labs at Utah:

The University of Utah Petrochron Lab

  1. The Surface Analysis Lab at the University of Utah NanoFab Lab

Courtney Wagner

courtney (dot) wagner (at) utah (dot) edu


PhD Student

Department of Geology & Geophysics


Research Interests

Geobiology

Magnetotactic Bacteria


Courtney’s CV

Postdocs & Long-Term Visitors

Wentao Huang with Pete Reiners (Arizona) with support from the NWO Rubicon Fellowship program; October 2015 - October 2017

   check out Wentao’s GoogleScholar profile here


Research Interests

Asian tectonics, esp. of the India-Asia collision zone

Rock magnetism applied to remagnetization and fluid-rock interactions

(U-Th)/He thermochronology of zircon, apatite, and hematite










Peiping Song since January 2017 with support of the China Scholarship Council

   check out Peiping’s ResearchGate profile here


Research Interests

Paleozoic and Mesozoic tectonics of the Tibetan Plateau

Paleomagnetism

Petrochonology












Jörg Pross May-September 2017 with support from Universität Heidelberg

  check out Jörg’s webpage here

  check out Jörg’s GoogleScholar profile here


Research Interests

Palynology & paleoenvironmental dynamics

Climate & environmental change under icehouse conditions (Quaternary & Oligocene)

Climate & environmental change under greenhous conditions (Triassic, Jurassic, Cretaceous, & Paleogene)

Terrestrial & marine ecosystems

Lab Visitors

Summer 2016

Dr. Frank Brown (Geology & Geophysics, Univ. Utah)

Rachel Darata (undergraduate student from Westminster College, working with Dr. Tiffany Rivera)


Fall 2016

Jiang Yu (PhD student in the Department of Chemistry, Univ. Utah)

Tonya Jensen (graduate student in the Department of Chemistry, Univ. Utah)


Summer 2017

Dr. Ryan Leary (School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability, Northern Arizona University)

USU Blanding undergraduate students working with Dr. Alexis Ault (Department of Geology, USU)

Stacy Henderson (undergraduate student from Westminster College, working with Dr. Tiffany Rivera)


Summer 2017

Gwen Owen Jones (PhD student in the Department of Ocean & Earth Science, National Oceanographic Centre Southampton (UK), working with Dr. Steven Bohaty)