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Cin-Ty A. Lee
Professor
Professor of Earth Science
 
e-mail:ctlee@rice.edu
 
  • PhD Geochemistry (2001) Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
  • BA Geology (1996) University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
 
Primary Department
   Department of Earth, Environmental & Planetary Sciences
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Websites
 Cin-Ty Lee Laboratory
 Whole Earth Systems
 lab website
 Personal Webpage
 
Research Areas
 Geology, geochemistry, economic geology, climate change
 
Geochemical cycles on Earth: from mantle to atmosphere
 C-T A Lee's research focuses on using trace element and isotopic tracers to understand various geochemical processes. Ongoing research includes the following topics: 1) geochemical and dynamic differentiation of the Earth's mantle and crust, 2) trace metal cycling in oceans and the atmosphere, and 4) origin and evolution of weathering and soil horizons.
 
Teaching Areas
 Geochemistry, Petrology, Field Geology
 
Selected Publications
 Abstracts
 

Lee, C-T, Lenardic, A, Cooper, C M, Niu, F, Levander, A "On the possible role of chemical boundary layers in regulating the thermal thickness of continents and oceans." EOS Transactions (American Geophysical Union Spring) (2004)

 
 

Lee, C-T, Lenardic, A, Cooper, C M, Niu, F, Levander, A "The possible role of chemical boundary layers in regulating the thermal thickness of continents and oceans." Geological Society of American Abstracts with Programs (2004)

 
 

Lee, CTA "Fear not the tectosphere - and other spheres."  (2005)

 
 

Lee, CTA, Brill, NE "The role of garnet pyroxenites in making continental crust from arc basalts." EOS Transactions (American Geophysical Union) (2004)

 
 

Lee, CTA, Lenardic A "Lithospheric thickness, preservation of recycled oceanic lithosphere and the importance of water."  (2004)

 
 

Leeman, W, Lee, CTA, Canil, D, Li, ZXA "Similar oxygen fugacities in arc and MORB mantle source regions: evidence from V/Sc systematics." EOS Transactions (American Geophysical Union) (2004)

 
 

Li, ZXA, Lee, CTA "The constancy of upper mantle fO2 through time inferred from V/Sc ratios in basalts: implications for the rise in atmospheric O2." Lunar and Planetary Conference "Oxygen in the terrestrial planets" (2004)

 
 

Li, ZXA, Li, CTA "Geochemical constraints on the origin of serpentinization of oceanic mantle." EOS Transactions (American Geophysical Union) (2004)

 
 

Little, MG, Lee, CTA "Investigating an inverted soil column in Northern Tanzania: Could intense groundwater weathering be the culprit?." EOS Transactions (American Geophysical Union) (2004)

 
 

Niu, F, Levander, Cooper, C M, Lee, C-T, Lenardic, A, James, D "Depth of the tectosphere beneath Kaapvaal craton." EOS Transactions (American Geophysical Union) (2004)

 
 

Thiagarajan, N, Lee, CTA "Trace Element Evidence for a Hydrothermal/Magmatic Origin of Stratiform Magnetite Deposits in the Crystal Spring Formation." EOS Transactions (American Geophysical Union) (2004)

 
 

Brill, N., Lee, C. "The Origin of Continental Crust by Intracrustal Differentiation of Basalt in Magmatic Arcs: Trace and Major Element Evidence From Lower Crustal Eclogites Beneath the Sierra Nevada Batholith." EOS Transactions, 84(47) (2003) : B21F-0777.

 
 

Thiagarajan, N., Lee, C. "Trace-Element Evidence for an Aqueous Atmospheric Origin of Desert Varnish: implications for the aqueous atmospheric input flux into the ocean." EOS Transactions, 84 (47) (2003)

 
 Refereed articles
 

Chin, E. J., Lee, C-T A, Blichert-Toft, J. "Growth of upper plate lithosphere controls tempo of arc magmatism: constraints from Al-diffusion kinetics and coupled Lu-Hf, Sm-ND chronology." Geochemical Perspectives Letters , 1 (2015) : 20-32.

 
 

Ding, S., Dasgupta, R., Lee, C.-T. A., Wadhwa, M., "New bulk sulfur measurements of Martian meteorites and modeling the fate of sulfur during melting and crystallization-Implications for sulfur transfer from Martian mantle to crust-atmosphere system." Earth planetary science letters, 409 (2015) : 157-167.

 
 

Dong, L., Shen, B., Lee, C.-T. A., Shu, X., Peng, Y., Sun, Y., Tang, Z., Rong, H., Lang, X., Ma, H., Yang, F., Guo, W., "Germanium/silicon of the Ediacaran-Cambrian Laobao cherts: Implications for bedded chert formation and paleoenvironment interpretations." Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems (2015) : DOI: 10.1002/2014GC005595.

 
 

Erdman, M. E., Lee, C.-T. A., Levander, A., Jiang, H. "Dual uplift history of the Colorado Plateau due to arc magmatism and lower crustal foundering." Earth and Planetary Science Letters (2016) In Press

 
 

Jiang, H., Lee, C.-T. A., Morgan, J. K., Ross, C. H. "Geochemistry and thermodynamics of an earthquake: a case study of pseudotachylites within mylonitic granitoid." Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 430 (2015) : 235-248.

 
 

Le Roux, V., Dasgupta, R., Lee, C.-T. A. "Recommended mineral-melt partition coefficients for FRTEs (Cu), Ga and Ge during mantle melting ." American Mineralogist (2015)

 
 

Lee, C-T A and Anderson, D "Continental crust formation at arcs, the arclogite “delamination” cycle, and one origin for fertile melting anomalies in the mantle." Science Bulletin (2015)

 
 

Lee, C-T A, Morton, D. M. "High silica granites: terminal porosity and crystal settling, Earth and Planetary Science Letter ." Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 409 (2015) : 23-31.

 
 

Lee, C-T A, Morton, D. M., Farner, M. J., Moitra, P. "Field and model constraints on silicic melt segregation by compaction/hindered settling: The role of water and its effect on latent heat release http://dx.doi.org/10.2138/am-2015-5121.." American Mineralogist (2015)

 
 

Lee, C-T A, Thurner, S., Paterson, S., Cao, W. "The rise and fall of continental arcs: interplays between magmatism, uplift, weathering, and climate.." Earth and Planetary Science Letters (2015)

 
 

Lee, C-T A, and Lackey, J. S. "Global continental arc flare-ups and their relation to long-term greenhouse conditions." Elements, 11 (2015) : 125-130.

 
 

Lee, C.-T A., Yeung, L. Y., McKenzie, N. R., Yokoyama, Y., Ozaki, K., Lenardic, A. "Two-step rise in atmospheric oxygen is an inevitable consequence of the growth of granitic continents and continental carbonates." Nature Geoscience (2016) In Press

 
 

Shu, X-J., Lee, C.-T. A "Sulfur and major element determination by laser ablation high resolution magnetic sector ICP-MS applied to glasses, aphyric lavas, and micro-laminated sediments ." Chinese Journal of Geochemistry (2015)

 
 

Yu, X., Lee, C.-T. A., Chen, L.-H., Zeng, G. "Magmatic recharge in continental flood basalts: insights from the Chifeng igneous province." Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems (2015)

 
 

Zheng, J. P., Lee, C.-T. A., Lu, J. G., Zhao, J. H., Wu, Y. B., Xia, B., Li, X. Y., Zhang, J. F., Liu, Y. S., "Refertilization-driven destabilization of subcontinental mantle and the importance of initial lithospheric thickness for the fate of continents." Earth planetary science letters, 409 (2015) : 225-231.

 
 

Albarede, F., Albalat, E., Lee, C-T A "An intrinsic volatility scale relevant to the Earth and Moon and the status of water in the Moon." Meteoritics and Planetary Sciences , 1-10 (2014)


doi:10.1111/maps.12331
 
 

Barnes, J. D., Beltrando, M., Lee, C.-T. A., Cisneros, M., Loewy, S., Chin, E., "Geochemistry of Alpine serpentinites from rifting to subduction: a view across paleogeographic domains and metamorphic grade." Chemical Geology, 389 (2014) : 29-47.

 
 

Chin, E. J., Lee, C.-T. A., Barnes, J., "Thickening, refertilization, and the deep lithosphere filter in continental arcs: constraints from major and trace elements and oxygen isotopes." Earth planetary science letters, 397 (2014) : 184-200.

 
 

Clausen, B. L., Morton, D. M., Kistler, R. W., Lee, C.-T. A "Low initial-Sr felsic plutons of the northwestern Peninsular Ranges batholith, southern California, and the role of mafic felsic magma mixing in continental crust formation." Geol. Soc. Am. Mem., 211 (2014) : 317-344.

 
 

Erdman, M., Lee, C-T A "Implications and limitations of buoyancy-driven exhumation of high-pressure and ultrahigh-pressure terranes." Earth-Science Reviews , 139 (2014) : 33-46.

 
 

Erdman, M., Lee, C.-T. A., Yang, W., Ingram, L., "Sulfur concentration in rock standard reference materials by solution ICP-MS,." Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research, 38 (2014) : 51-60.

 
 

Farner, M. J., Lee, C.-T. A., Putirka, K. D., "Mafic-felsic magma mixing limited by reactive processes: a case study of biotite-rich rinds on mafic enclaves." Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 393 (2014) : 49-59.

 
 

Huang, S., Lee, C.-T. A., Yin, Q.-Z., "Missing lead and high 3He/4He in ancient sulfides associated with continent formation." Scientific Reports, 4 (2014) : doi:10.1038/srep05314.

 
 

Karlstrom, L., Lee, C-T A, Manga, M "The role of magmatic crustal thickening on arc front migration,." Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems , 15 (2014) : doi:10.1002/2014GC005355.

 
 

Le Roux, V., Dasgupta, R., Lee, C.-T. A "Recommended mineral-melt partition coefficients for FRTEs (Cu), Ga and Ge during mantle melting." American Mineralogist (2015) In Press

 
 

Lee, C-T A "The physics and chemistry of recycling lower continental crust." Treatise of Geochemistry (2014)


http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-095975-7.00314-4.
 
 

Lee, C-T A, Morton, D. M "High silica granites: terminal porosity and crystal settling." Earth planetary science letters, 409 (2015) : 23-31.

 
 

Lee, C.-T. A., Bachmann, O "How important is the role of crystal fractionation in making intermediate magmas? Insights from Zr and P systematics." Earth Planet Sci. Letters, 393 (2014) : 266-274.

 
 

Lee, C.-T. A., Chin, E. J., "Calculating melting temperatures and pressures of peridotite protoliths: implications for the origin of cratonic mantle." Earth planetary science letters (2014)


doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2014.06.048
 
 

Morton, D. M., Miller, F. K., Kistler, R. W., Premo, W. R., Lee-, C.-T. A., Langenheim, V. E., Wooden, J. L., Snee, L. W., Clausen, B. L., Cossette, P., "Framework and petrogenesis of the northern Peninsular ranges batholith, southern California." Geol. Soc. Am. Mem., 211 (2014) : 61-143.

 
 

Nielsen, S. G., Shimizu, N., Lee, C.-T. A., Behn, M. D "Chalcophile behavior of thallium during MORB melting and implications for the sulfur content of the mantle." Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 15 (2014) : doi:10.1002/2014GC005536.

 
 

Thurner, S., Palomeras, I., Levander, A., Carbonell, R., Lee, C.-T "Evidence for ongoing lithospheric removal in the western Mediterranean: Ps receiver function results from the PICASSO project." Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 15 (2014) : 1113-1127.

 
 

Albarede, F., Ballhaus, C., Blichert-Toft, J., Lee, C.-T., Marty, B., Moynier, F., Yin, Q.Z. "Asteroidal impacts and the origin of terrestrial and lunar volatiles. ." Icarus, 222 (2013) : 44-52.

 
 

Barnes, J. D., Eldam, R., Lee, C-T A, Errico, J C, Loewy, S., Cisneros, M "Petrogenesis of serpentinites from the Franciscan complex, western California, USA." Lithos (2013) : dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lithos.2012.12.018.

 
 

Buono, A. S., Dasgupta, R., Lee, C.-T. A., Walker, D. "Siderophile element partitoining between cohenite and liquid in the Fe-Ni-S-C system and implications for geochemistry of planetary cores and mantles." Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta, 120 (2013) : 239-250.

 
 

Chin, E. J., Lee, C.-T. A., Tollstrup, D. L., Xie, L.-W., Wimpenny, J. B., Yin, Q.-Z. "On the origin of hot metasedimentary quartzites in the lower crust." Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 361 (2013) : 120-133.

 
 

Chin, EJ, Lee, C-TA, Barnes, J "Thickening, refertilization, and the deep lithosphere filter in continental arcs: constraints from major and trace elements and oxygen isotopes."  (2014) In Press

 
 

Erdman, M, Lee, C-T A, Yang, W, Ingram, L "Sulfur concentration in rock standard reference materials by solution ICP-MS." Geostandards and geoanalytical reserach (2013) : 10.1111/j.1751-908X.2013.00226.x.

 
 

Farner, M. J., Lee, C-TA, Putirka, KD "Mafic-felsic magma mixing limited by reactive processes: a case study of biotite-rich rinds on mafic enclaves." Earth and Planetary Science Letters (2014) In Press

 
 

Huang, S, Lee, C-TA, Yin, Q-Z "Missing lead and high 3He/4He in ancient sulfides associated with continent formation." Nature Scientific Reports (2014) Submitted

 
 

Lee, C-T A "The physics and chemistry of recycling lower continental crust." Treatise of Geochemistry (2014) : 10.1016/B978-0-08-095975-7.00314-4.

 
 

Lee, C-T A, Lee, T-C, Wu, C-T "Modeling the compositional evolution of recharging, evacuating, and fractionating (REFC) magma chambers: implications for differentiation of arc magmas." Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta (2013) : dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2013.08.009.

 
 

Lee, C-TA "Calculating melting temperatures and pressures of peridotite protoliths: implications for the origin of cratonic mantle." Earth and Planetary Science Letters (2014) Submitted

 
 

Lee, C-TA, Bachmann, O "How important is the role of crystal fractionation in making intermediate magmas? Insights from Zr and P systematics ." Earth and Planetary Science Letters (2014) In Press

 
 

Lee, C-TA, Yang, W, Ingram, L, China, E J, Yu, X, DePaolo, D "Sulfur isotopic compositions of deep arc cumulates and implications for deep sulfur cycling in subduction zones." Earth and Planetary Science Letters (2014) Submitted

 
 

Lee, C.-T. A. "Copper conundrums." Nature (2013) : doi:10.1038/ngeo2039.

 
 

Lee, C.-T. A., Shen, B., Slotnick, B., Liao, K., Dickens, G., Yokoyama, Y., Lenardic, A., Dasgupta, R., Jellinek, M., Lackey, J. S., Schneider, T., Tice, M. "Continental arc-island arc fluctuations, growth of crustal carbonates and long-term climate change." , 9 (2013) : doi:10.1130/GES00822.1.

 
 

Nielsen, S., Lee, C.-T. "Determination of thallium in the USGS glass reference materials BIR-1g, BHVO-2g and BCR2g and application to quantitative Tl concentrations by LA-ICP-MS." Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research (2013) : 10.1111/j.1751-908X.2012.00203.x.

 
 

Shen, B., Wimpenny, J., Yin, Q.-Z., Tollstrup, D., Lee, C.-T. A., "Magnesium isotope systematics of endoskarns: implications for wallrock reaction in magma chambers." Chemical Geology, 356 (2013) : 209-214.

 
 

Shu, X-J, Lee, C-TA, "Simultaneous sulfur and major element determination by laser ablation high resolutio magnetic sector ICP-MS applied to glasses, aphyric lavas, and micro-laminated sediments." Geostandards and geoanalytical reserach (2014) Submitted

 
 

Thurner, S, Palomeras, I, Levander, A, Carbonell, R, Lee, C-T "Evidence for ongoing lithospheric removal in the western Mediterranean: Ps receiver function results from the PICASSO project." Geochemistry, Geophsyics, Geosystems (2014) In Press

 
 

Chin, E. J., Lee, C-T A, Luffi, P, Tice, M, "Deep lithospheric thickening and refertilization beneath continental arcs: case study of the P, T and compositional evolution of peridotite xenoliths from the Sierra Nevada, California." Journal of Petrology, 53 (2012) : 477-511.

 
 

Lee C.-T. A. "Geochemical/petrologic constraints on the origin of cratonic mantle." American Geophysical Union Monograph, 164 (2006) : 89-114.

 
 

Lee C.-T. A., Cheng X., and Horodyskyj U "The development and refinement of continental arcs by primary basaltic magmatism, garnet pyroxenite accumulation, basaltic recharge and delamination: insights from the Sierra Nevada, California." Contrib. Mineral. Petrol, 151 (2006) : 222-242.

 
 

Lee, C.-T. A., Yin, Q.-Z., Lenardic, A., Agranier, A., O'Neill, C. J., Thiagarajan, N. "Do hypothetical Fe-rich residual liquids formed during crystallization of the Hadean magma ocean have the appropriate trace-element compositions to satisfy global geochemical imbalances?." Geochimica Cosmochimica ActaSubmitted

 
 

Levander, A., Niu, F., Lee, C.-T. A., Cheng, X. "Imag(in)ing the continental lithosphere." Tectonophysics, 416 (2006) : 167-185.

 
 

Li, Z-X A, and Lee, C-T A "Geochemical investigation of serpentinized oceanic lithospheric mantle in the Feather River Ophiolite, California: implications for the recycling rate of water by subduction." Chemical Geology, 235 (2006) : 161-185.

 
 

Little, M. G., and Lee, C-T A "On the formation of an inverted weathering profile on Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania: buried paleosol or groundwater weathering?." Chemical Geology, 235 (2006) : 205-221.

 
 

Ott, U., Yin, Q.-Z., Lee, C. T. "s-Process signatures in bulk presolar silicon carbide: a multi-element study." Memorie della Societa Astronomica Italiana, 77 (2006) : 891-896.

 
 

Yin, Q.-Z., Lee, C-T A, Ott, U. "Signatures of the s-process in presolar silicon carbide grains: barium through hafnium." Astrophysical Journal, 647 (2006) : 676-684.

 
 

Lee, C.-T. A "Trace-element evidence for hydrous metasomatism at the base of the North American lithosphere and possible association with Laramide low angle subduction." Journal of Geology, 113 (2005) : 673-685.

 
 

Lee, C.-T. A., Leeman, W. P., Canil, D., Li, Z.X.A. "Similar V/Sc systematics in MORB and arc basalts: implications for the oxygen fugacities of their mantle source regions." Journal of Petrology, 46 (2005) : 2313-2336.

 
 

Lee, C.-T. A., Lenardic, A., Cooper, C., Niu, F., Levander A. "The role of chemical boundary layers in regulating the thickness of continental and oceanic thermal boundary layers." Earth Planet. Sci. Lett, 230 (2005) : 379-395.

 
 

Liu, Y., Shan, G., Lee, C.-T. A., Hu, S., Liu, X., Honglin, Y. "Melt-peridotite interactions: links between garnet pyroxenite and high-Mg# signature of continental crust." Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 234 (2005) : 39-57.

 
 

Li, ZXA, Lee, CTA "The constancy of upper mantle fO2 through time inferred from V/Sc ratios in basalts: implications for the rise in atmospheric O2." Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 228 (2004) : 483-493.

 
 

Niu, F., Levander, A., Cooper, C. M., Lee, C. T. A., Lenardic, A., James D. E. "Seismic Constraints on the Depth and Composition of the Mantle Keel beneath the Kaapvaal Craton." Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 224 (2004) : 337-346.

 
 

Schmitz, B., Peucker-Ehrenbrink, B., Heilmann-Clausen, C., Aberg, G., Asaro, F., Lee, C.-T. A. "Basaltic explosive volcanism, but no comet impact, at the Paleocene-Eocene boundary: high-resolution chemical and isotopic records from Egypt, Spain and Denmark." Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 225 (2004) : 1-17.

 
 

Thiagarajan, N., Lee, C. "Trace-element evidence for the origin of desert varnish by direct aqueous atmospheric deposition: implications for aqueous atmospheric input of metals to the ocean." Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 224 (2004) : 131-141.

 
 

Lee, C. "Compositional variation of density and seismic velocities in natural peridotites at STP conditions: implications for seismic imaging of geochemical heterogeneities in the upper mantle." Journal of Geophysical Research, 108 (2003) : doi:10.1029/2003JB002413.

 
 

Lee, C., Brandon, A. D., Norman, M. D. "Vanadium in peridotites as a proxy for paleo-fO2 during partial melting: prospects, limitations, and implications." Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta, 67 (2003) : 3045-3064.

 
 

Lee, C., Wasserburg, G. J., Kyte, F. T. "Platinum group elements and rhenium in marine sediments across the K-T boundary: constraints on Re-PGE transport in the marine environment." Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta, 67 (2003) : 655-670.

 
 

Lee, C. "Platinum-group element geochemistry of peridotite xenoliths from the Sierra Nevada and the Basin and Range, California." Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta, 66 (2002) : 3987-4005.

 
 

Rudnick, R L, Lee, C. "Osmium isotope constraints on the tectonic evolution of the lithosphere in the southwestern United States." International Geology Review, 44 (2002) : 501-511.

 
 

Lee, C., Rudnick, R L, Brimhall, G. H., Jr. "Deep lithosphere dynamics beneath the Sierra Nevada during the Mesozoic and Cenozoic as inferred from xenolith petrology." Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 2 (2001) : 2001GC000152.

 
 

Lee, C., Yin, Q.-Z., Lee, T.-C. "An internal normalization technique for unmixing total-spiked mixtures with application to MC-ICP-MS." Computers and Geosciences, 27 (2001) : 577-581.

 
 

Lee, C., Yin, Q.-Z., Rudnick, R. L., Jacobsen, S. B. "Preservation of ancient and fertile lithospheric mantle beneath the southwetsern United States." Nature, 411 (2001) : 69-73.

 
 

Yin, Q-Z, Jacobsen, S. B., Lee, C., McDonough, W. F., Horn, I., Rudnick, R. L. "Precise and accurate calibration of Os spike." Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta, 165 (2001) : 2113-2127.

 
 

Lee, C., Rudnick, R. L., McDonough, W. F., Horn, I. "Petrochemical investigation of carbonates in peridotite xenoliths from northeastern Tanzania." Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 139 (2000) : 470-484.

 
 

Lee, C.-T, Yin, Q.-Z., Rudnick, R. L., Chesley, J. T., Jacobsen, S. B. "Os isotopic evidence for Mesozoic removal of lithospheric mantle beneath the Sierra Nevada, California." Science, 289 (2001) : 1912-1916.

 
 

Chesley, J. T., Rudnick, R. L., Lee, C. "Re-Os systematics of mantle xenoliths from the East African Rift: age, structure, and history of the Tanzanian craton." Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta, 63 (1999) : 1203-1217.

 
 Articles
 

Gazel, E., Plank, T., Forsyth, D., Bendersky, C., Lee, C.-T. A., Hauri, E. "Lithosphere versus asthenosphere mantle sources at the Big Pine volcanic field, California." Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 13 (2012) : doi:10.1029/2012GC004060.

 
 

Jenniskens, Fries, Yin, Zolensky, Krot, Sandford, Sears, Beauford, Ebel, Friedrich, Nagashima, Wimpenny,Yamakawa, Nishiizumi, Hamajima, Caffee, Welten, Laubenstein, Davis, Simon, Heck, Young, Kohl, Thiemens, Nunn, Mikouchi, Hagiya, Ohsumi, Cahill, Lawton, Barnes, Steele, Rochette, Verosub, Gattacceca, Cooper, Glavin, Burton, Dworkin, Elsila, Pizzarello, Ogliore, Schmitt-Kopplin, Harir, Hertkorn, Verchovsky, Grady, Nagao, Okazaki, Takechi, Hiroi, Smith, Silber, Brown, Albers, Klotz, Hankey, Matons, Fries, Walker, Puchtel, Lee, Erdman, Eppich, Roeske, Gabelica, Lerche, Nuevo,Girten, Worden, and (the Sutter’s Mill Meteorite Consortium) "Radar enabled recovery of Sutter's Mill, a carbonaceous chondrite regolith breccia." Science, 338 (2012) : 1583-1587.

 
 

Lee, C.-T. A., Grand, S. P. "Intraplate volcanism is a product of plate tectonics." Nature, 482 (2012) : 314-315.

 
 

Lee, C.-T. A., P. Luffi, Chin, E. J., Bouchet, R., Dasgupta, R., Morton, D. M., Le Roux, V., Yin, Q.-Z., Jin, D "Copper systematics in arc magmas and implications for crust-mantle differentiation." Science, 336 (2012) : 64-68.

 
 

Leeman, W. P., MacRae, C. M., Wilson, N. C., Torpy, A., Lee, C.-T. A., Student, J. J., Thomas, J. B., Vicenzi, E. P. "A study of cathodoluminescence and trace element compositional zoning in natural quartz from volcanic rocks: mapping Titanium content in quartz." Microscopy and Microanalysis , 18 (2012) : 1-20.

 
 

Liao, K., Morton, D. M., Lee, C.-T. A "Geochemical Diagnostics of Metasedimentary Dark Enclaves: a Case Study from the Peninsular Ranges Batholith, California." International Geology Review (2012) : doi:10.1080/00206814.2012.753684.

 
 

Mittlefehldt, D. W., Beck, A. W., Lee, C.-T. A., McSween, H. Y., Jr., Buchanan, P. C. "Compositional constraints on the genesis of diogenites." Meteoritics and Planetary Science , 47 (2012) : 72-98.

 
 

Tollstrup, D. L., Xie, L.-W., Wimpenny, J. B., Chin, E. J., Lee, C.-T., Yin, Q.-Z. "A trio of laser ablation in concert with two ICP-MSs: simultaneous, pulse-by-pulse determination of U-Pb discordant ages and a single spot Hf isotope ratio analysis in complex zircons from petrographic thin sections." Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems , 13 (2012) : doi:10.1029/2011GC004027.

 
 

Beck, A. W., Mittlefehldt, D. W., McSween, Jr., H. Y., Rumble, D., Lee, C-T A, Bodnar, R. J. "MIL 03443, a dunite from asteroid 4 Vesta: evidence for its classification and cumulate origin." Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 46 (2011) : 1133-1151.

 
 

Chin, E. J., Lee, C-T A, Luffi, P, Tice, M. "Deep lithospheric thickening and refertilization beneath continental arcs: case study of the P, T and compositional evolution of peridotite xenoliths from the Sierra Nevada, California." Journal of Petrology (2012) In Press

 
 

Danadurai, S. K., Chellam, S., Lee, C.-T., Fraser, M. "Trace elemental analysis of airborne particulate matter using dynamic reaction cell ICP-MS: application to monitoring episodic industrial emission events." Analytica Chimica Acta, 686 (2011) : 40-49.

 
 

Dyer, B., Lee, C.-T. A., Leeman, W. P. "Dyer, B., Lee, C.-T. A., Leeman, W. P., Tice, M., 2011, Open-system behavior during pluton-wallrock interaction as constrained from a study of endoskarns in the Sierra Nevada batholith, J. Petrology, 52(10): 1987-2008; doi:10.1093/petrology/egr037." Journal of Petrology, 52: 1987-2008.

 
 

Dyer, B., Lee, C.-T. A., Leeman, W. P. "Dyer, B., Lee, C.-T. A., Leeman, W. P., Tice, M., 2011, Open-system behavior during pluton-wallrock interaction as constrained from a study of endoskarns in the Sierra Nevada batholith, J. Petrology, 52(10): 1987-2008; doi:10.1093/petrology/egr037." Journal of Petrology, 52: 1987-2008.

 
 

Le Roux, V., Dasgupta, R., Lee, C.-T. A "Mineralogical heterogeneities in the Earth’s mantle: constraints from Mn, Co, Ni and Zn partitioning during partial melting." Earth and Planetary Sciences Letters, 307 (2011) : 395-408.

 
 

Lee, C.-T. A., Luffi, P., Chin, E. "Building and destroying continental mantle." Annual Reviews of Earth and Planetary Sciences, 39 (2011) : 59-90.

 
 

Lee, C.-T. A., P. Luffi, Chin, E. J., Bouchet, R., Dasgupta, R., Morton, D. M., Le Roux, V., Yin, Q.-Z., Albarede, F., Blichert-Toft, J., Jin, D. "Copper systematics in arc magmas and implications for the origin of continents, the Pb-paradox, and copper deposits." Science (2012) In Press

 
 

Lee, C.-T. A., Shen, B., Slotnick, B., Liao, K., Yokoyama, Y., Lenardic, A., Dasgupta, R., Jellinek, M., Lackey, J. S., Tice, M., Schneider, T., Dickens, G "Continent-island arc fluctuations, growth of crustal carbonates and long-term climate change." Proc. National Academy of Sciences (2012) In Press

 
 

Lenardic, A., Moresi, L., Jellinek, A. M., O’Neill, C. J., Cooper, C. M., Lee, C.-T., "Continents, supercontinents, mantle thermal mixing, and mantle thermal isolation: theory, numerical simulations, and laboratory experiments." Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems , 12 (2011) : Q10016.

 
 

Levander, A., Schmandt, B., Miller, M. S., Liu, K., Karlstrom, K. E., Crow, R. S., Lee, C.-T. A., Humphreys, E. D. "Ongoing Colorado Plateau uplift by delamination-style convective lithospheric downwelling." Nature, 472 (2011) : 461-466.In Revision

 
 

Mittlefehldt, D. W., Beck, A. W., Lee, C.-T. A., McSween, H. Y., Jr., Buchanan, P. C. "Compositional constraints on the genesis of diogenites." Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 47 (2012) : 72-98.

 
 

Nielsen, S. G., Goff, M., Hesselbo, S. P., Jenkyns, H. C., LaRowe, D. E., Lee, C.-T. A. "Thallium isotopes in early diagenetic pyrite – a paleoredox proxy? ." Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta, 75 (2011) : 6690-6704.In Revision

 
 

Righter, K., King, C., Danielson, L., Pando, K., Lee, C.-T. A. "Experimental determination of the metal/silicate partition coefficient of Germanium: implications for core and mantle differentiation." Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 304 (2011) : 379-388.In Revision

 
 

Shen, B., Lee, C.-T. A., Xiao, S. "Germanium/silica ratios in diagenetic chert nodules from the Ediacaran Doushantou Formation, South China." Chemical Geology, 280 (2011) : 323-335.

 
 

Tollstrup, D. L., Xie, L.-W., Wimpenny, J. B., Chin, E. J., Lee, C.-T., Yin, Q.-Z. "A Trio of single-spot laser ablation in concert with two ICP-MS: simultaneous determination of U-Pb discordant ages and Hf isotope ratios in complex zircons from petrographic thin sections." Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems (2011) In Press

 
 

Watt, N. J., Bouchet, R., Lee, C.-T. A. "Exploration of tektite formation processes through water and metal content measurements." Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 46 (2011) : 1025-1032.Submitted

 
 

Blichert-Toft, J., Moynier, F., Lee, C.-T. A., Telouk, P., Albarede, F. "The early formation of IVA iron meteorite parent body." Earth and Planetary Sciences Letters, 296 (2010) : 469-480.

 
 

Dasgupta, R., Jackson, M. G., Lee, C.-T. A. "Major element mantle heterogeneity constrained by chemistry of ocean island basalts." Earth Planetary Science Letters, 289 (2010) : 377-392.

 
 

Le Roux, V., Lee, C-T A "Zn/Fe systematics in mafic and ultramafic systems: implications for detecting major element heterogeneities in the Earth’s mantle." Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta, 74 (2010) : 2779-2796.

 
 

Lee, C-T A, Luffi, P, Le Roux, V, Dasgupta, R "Constraining the oxygen fugacity of arc mantle using Zn/Fe systematics." Nature, 468 (2010) : 681-685.

 
 

Lee, C-T A, Luffi, P., Höink, T., Li, J., Dasgupta, R., Hernlund, J. "Upside-down differentiation and generation of a “primordial” lower mantle." Nature, 463 (2010) : 930-933.In Press

 
 

Little, M. G., Lee, C.-T. A. "Distribution of labile elements in an andosol soil profile from Mount Meru, Tanzania." Journal of African Earth Sciences, 57 (2010) : 444-454.

 
 

Righter, K., Pando, K., Danielson, L. R., Lee, C.-T. "Partitioning of Mo, P and other siderophile elements (Cu, Ga, Sn, Ni Co, Cr, Mn, V, W) between metal and silicate melt as a function of temperature and melt composition." Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 291 (2010) : 1-9.

 
 

Debaille, V., Tronnes, R. G., Brandon, A. D., Waight, T. E., Graham, D. W., Lee, C.-T. A. "Four components, pseudo-binary mixing beneath Iceland and Jan Mayen Island revealed by 187Os/188Os." Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 73 (2009) : 3423-3449.

 
 

Horodyskyj, U., Lee, C.-T. A., Luffi, P. "Geochemical evidence for exhumation of eclogite via serpentinite channels in ocean-continent subduction zones." Geosphere, 5 (2009) : 426-438.

 
 

Lee, C.-T. A., Luffi, P., Plank, T., Dalton, H. A., Leeman, W. P. "Constraints on the depths and temperatures of basaltic magma generation on Earth and other terrestrial planets using new thermobarometers for mafic magmas." Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 279 (2009) : 20-33.

 
 

Luffi, P., Saleeby, J., Lee, C.-T. A., Ducea, M. N "Lithospheric mantle duplex beneath the central Mojave Desert revealed by xenoliths from Dish Hill, California." Journal of Geophysical Research, 114 (2009) : doi:10.1029/2008JB005906.

 
 

Savov, I. P., Leeman, W. P., Lee, C.-T. A., Shirey, S. B. "Boron isotopic variations in NW USA rhyolites: Yellowstone, Snake River Plain, Eastern Oregon." Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 188 (2009) : 162-172.

 
 

Shen, B., Jacobsen, B., Lee, C.-T. A., Yin, Q.-Z., Morton, D. M. "The Mg isotopic systematics of granitoids in continental arcs and implications for the role of chemical weathering in crust formation." Proc. National Academy of Sciences, 106 (2009) : 20652-20657.

 
 

Young, H. P., Lee, C.-T. A. "Fluid-metasomatized mantle beneath the Ouachita belt of southern Laurentia: fate of lithospheric mantle in a continental orogenic belt." Lithosphere, 1 (2009) : 370-383.

 
 

Canil, D., Lee, C.-T. A "Were deep cratonic roots hydrated in Archean oceans?." Geology, 37 (2009) : 667-670.Submitted

 
 

Hoeink, T., Lee, C.-T. A., Hawthorne, J., Lenardic, A. "Paleo-viscometry of magma bodies." Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 267 (2008) : 100-106.

 
 

Lee, C-T A, *Oka, M, Luffi, P, Agranier, A. "Internal distribution of Li and B in serpentinites from the Feather River Ophiolite, California based on laser ablation ICP-MS." Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 9 (2008) : doi:10.1029/2008GC002078.

 
 

Lee, C-T A, Morton, D M, Little, M G, Kistler, R, Horodysky, U, Leeman, W P, Agranier, A "Regulating continent growth and composition by chemical weathering." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 105 (2008) : 4981-4985.

 
 

Lee, C.-T. A., Luffi, P., Hoink, T., Li, Z.-X. A., Lenardic, A. "The role of serpentine in preferential craton formation in the late Archean by lithosphere underthrusting." Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 269 (2008) : 10096-104.

 
 

Li, Z-X A, Lee, C-T A, Peslier, A, Lenardic, A, Mackwell, S J "Water contents in mantle xenoliths from the Colorado Plateau and vicinity: implications for the rheology and hydration-induced thinning of continental lithosphere." Journal of Geophysical Research, 113 (2008) : doi:10.1029/2007JB005540.

 
 

Miller, M. S., Lee, C.-T. A "Possible chemical modification of oceanic lithosphere by hotspot magmatism: seismic evidence from the junction of Ninetyeast Ridge and the Sumatra-Andaman arc." Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 265 (2008) : 386-395.

 
 

Nijjer, S., Rogers, W. E., Lee, C.-T. A., Siemann, E. "The effects of soil biota and fertilization on the success of Sapium sebiferum." Applied Soil Ecology, 38 (2008) : 1-11.

 
 

Agranier, A, Lee, C-T A "Quantifying trace-element disequilibria in mantle xenoliths and abyssal peridotites." Earth Planet Sci Lett, 257 (2007) : 290-298.

 
 

Agranier, A., Lee, C.-T. A., Li, Z.-X. A., Leeman, W. P. "Fluid mobile element budgets in serpentinized oceanic lithospheric mantle: insights from B, As, Li, Pb, PGEs and Os isotopes in the Feather River Ophiolite, California." Chem. Geol., 245 (2007) : 230-241.

 
 

Courtier, A. M., Jackson, M. G., Lawrence, J. F., Wang, Z., Lee, C.-T. A., Halama, R., Warren, J. M., Workman, R., Xu, W., Hirschmann, M. M., Larson, A. M., Hart, S. R., Lithgow-Bertelloni, C., Stixrude, L., Chen, W.-P. "Correlation of seismic and petrologic thermometers suggests deep thermal anomalies beneath hotspots, Earth Planet Sci. Lett." Earth Planet. Sci. Lett, 264 (2007) : 308-316.

 
 

Horodyskyj, U., Lee, C-T A, Ducea, M-N "Similarities between Archean high MgO eclogites and Phanerozoic arc-eclogite cumulates and the role of arcs in Archean continent formation." Earth Planet Sci Lett, 256 (2007) : 510-520.

 
 

Lee, C-T A, Chen, W-P "Possible density segregation of subducted oceanic lithosphere along a weak serpentinite layer and implications for compositional stratification of the Earth's mantle." Earth Planet Sci Lett, 255 (2007) : 357-366.

 
 

Lee, C-T A, Harbert, A, Leeman, W P "Extension of lattice strain theory to mineral/mineral rare-earth element partitioning: a tool for assessing disequilibrium and developing internally consistent partition coefficients between olivine, orthoyproxene, clinopyroxene and basaltic melt." Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta, 71 (2007) : 481-496.

 
 

Lee, C-T A, Morton, D M, Kistler, R W, Baird, A "Petrology and tectonics of Phanerozoic continent formation: from island arcs to accretion and continental arc magmatism." Earth Planet Sci Lett, 263 (2007) : 370-387.

 
 

Lee, C-T A, Yin, Q-Z, Lenardic, A., Agranier, A, O'Neill, C J, Thiagarajan, N "Trace-element composition of Fe-rich residual liquids formed by fractional crystallization: implications for the Hadean magma ocean." Geochim Cosmochim Acta, 71 (2007) : 3601-3615.

 
 

O'Neill, C., Lenardic, A., Moresi, L., Torsvik, T. & Lee, C.-T. A "Episodic Precambrian subduction." Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 262 (2007) : 552-562.

 
 Lee, C.-T. A., Are the core and mantle on speaking terms? Science, 306 (2004): 1-17.
 
 Books
 

Lee, C.-T., Wen, Y.-Y. "The Natural History of the Galapagos Islands."  (2009) : 156 pgs.

 
 Book chapters
 

Lee, C., Rudnick, R. L. "Compositionally stratified cratonic lithosphere: petrology and geochemistry of peridotite xenoliths from the Labait tuff cone, Tanzania." Proceedings of the 7th International kimberlite conference (1999) : 503-521.

 
 Book reviews
 

Lee, C.-T. A., N. R. McKenzie "Rise of the continents." Nature Geoscience, 8 (2015) : 506-507.

 
 

Lee, C.-T. "Book Review: Isotope Geology." Elements, 5 (2009) : 331.

 
 

Lee, C.-T. "Book Review: Quantitative Geochemistry." Geochemical Newsletter, 139 (2009)

 
 Other
 

Lee, C.-T. "Lee receives 2008 Hisashi Kuno Award." EOS Transactions, 90 (2009)

 
Creative Works
  Exhibitions - Group - Spring Warblers
 gouache painting of birds, Rice University Insider Art Gallery Competition, Rice University (Spring 2004)
 
Presentations
 Invited Talks
 

"Long-term climate, continental arcs, Vanderbilt University."

 
 

"Rise of Oxygen, University of Minnesota."

 
 

"Rise of oxygen, UC Santa Barbara."

 
 

"Rise of oxygen, University of Oregon."

 
 

"The origin and evolution of cratons, University of Oregon."

 
 

"Long-term climate evolution, UC Santa Barbara

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"Rise and fall of magmatic orogens, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland."

 
 

"Rise and fall of magmatic orogens, UC Riverside."

 
 

"China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China." (Nov)

 
 

"Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China." (Nov)

 
 

"Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Geochemistry, Guangzhou, China." (Nov)

 
 

"Making andesites, Victoria University, British Columbia, Canada." (October)

 
 

"NanjingUniversity, Nanjing, China." (Nov)

 
 

"Peking University, China." (Nov)

 
 

"Tongji University, Shanghai, China." (Nov)

 
 

"University of Science and Technology, Hefei, China." (Nov)

 
 

"Continent formation, long-term climate change and world wars." Agassiz Lecturer, Harvard University. (march, 2012)

 
 

"Copper, redox, and continent formation." UC Berkeley. (Feb, 2012)

 
 

"Long-term climate change, continent formation and world wars." UC Davis. (Feb 2012)

 
 

"Long-term climate change, continent formation and world wars." Scripps Institute of Oceanography, UC San Diego. (Feb, 2012)

 
 

"Long-term climate change, world wars, and continent formation." Southern Methodist University. (April, 2012)

 
 

"8-part lecture series." University of Tokyo. (Feb, 2011)

 
 

"Continent formation." University of California, Los Angeles. (Jan, 2011)

 
 

"Copper and the Lead paradox." Meeting in honor of Adam Dziewonski , Harvard University. (May, 2011)

 
 

"Legacy of continental arcs." University of Oregon. (Jan, 2011)

 
 

"Long-term climate change." Pomona College, CA. (April 2011)

 
 

"Long-term climate change, continent formation and world war II." Mutch Lecture, Brown University. (Oct, 2011)

 
 

"What can basalts tell us about the Earth's interior?." Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. (Feb, 2011)

 
 

"Deep lithosphere dynamics and the arc to continent transition." Cornell University. (april, 2010)

 
 

"Deep lithosphere dynamics and the arc to continent transition." Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University. (april 2010)

 
 

"Deep lithosphere dynamics during arc to continent transition." Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. (march, 2010)

 
 

"Element Cycling." American geophysical union Fall meeting, San Francisco, CA. (Dec, 2010)

 
 

"Life and legacy of continental arcs." ETH, Switzerland. (Oct, 2010)

 
 

"Long-term climate change and continent formation." Texas A&M. (Oct 2010)

 
 

"Long-term climate change and continent formation." California State University, Fresno. (Sep 2010)

 
 

"Long-term climate change and continent formation." Los Alamos National Laboratory. (June, 2010)

 
 

"Long-term climate change and continent formation." University of Texas, Austin. (Nov, 2010)

 
 

"Redox evolution of the Earth." University of Texas, Austin. (Nov, 2010)

 
 

"Basaltic magmatism on Earth." University of Colorado. (Dec, 2009)

 
 

"Geologic forces." Roberts Elementary School, 4th grade. (October, 2009)

 
 

"Insights into planetary interiors from basalt compositions." University of California, Davis. (Feb, 2009)

 
 

"The formation and evolution of continents." University of Iowa. (April, 2010)

 
 

Clarke Medal Lecture.  "The origin and evolution of cratonic mantle." Goldschmidt Conference, Davos, Switzerland. (July 2009)

 
 

"What can basalts tell us about planetary interiors?." University of British Columbia. (march 2009)

 
 

"What can basalts tell us about the interior of our planet?." Stanford University. (Nov, 2009)

 
 

"What can basalts tell us about the interiors of planets?." Lunar and Planetary Institute, Clear Lake, TX. (Nov 2009)

 
 

"What's inside the Earth." Roberts Elementary School. (Jan 9, 2009) With talk for 4th graders

 
 

Donath Gold Lecture.  "Zinc and its magical properties." Geological Society of America Fall Meeting, Portland OR. (October, 2009)

 
 

"The role of serpentine in making cratonic mantle." UC Berkeley. (16 April 2008)

 
 

"Weathering, igneous differentiation, life and the origin of continents." Boston University. (Oct 2008)

 
 

"Weathering, igneous differentiation, life and the origin of continents." University of Southern California. (Nov 17, 2008)

 
 

"Weathering, igneous differentiation, life and the origin of continents." University of Illinois, Urbana-Champgane. (January 2008)

 
 

"Weathering, igneous differentiation, life and the origin of continents." Tulane University. (25 April 2008)

 
 

"Goldilocks problem of making continents." American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco.

 
 

"Igneous and weathering processes in the origin of continents." University of Chicago. (Feb 16, 2007)

 
 

"Life, continents, and weathering." Yale University.

 
 

"Recycling mafic lower crust." American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA. (Dec 2007)

 
 

"Role of weathering in modulating the growth of continents." University of Arizona, Tucson. (Nov 2007)

 
 

"Role of weathering in modulating the growth of continents." UC Berkeley. (Nov 2007)

 
 

"TBA." University of Illinois, Urbana-Champagne UIUC. (Jan 2008)

 
 

"Weathering, igneous differentiation, life and the origin of continents." Harvard University. (Sep 2007)

 
 

"Making continental crust from island arcs." University of Chicago, (Feb, 2007)

 
 

"Making continental crust in arcs." University of Wyoming, (Nov 6, 2006)

 
 

"Making continents and continental crust." Packard Fellows Meeting, Monterey, CA. (7 Sep, 2006)

 
 

"Origin of continental lithospheric mantle." University of Wyoming, (Nov 7, 2006)

 
 

"TBA." Yale University, (April, 2007)

 
 

"The origin of continental crust." Princeton University, (Oct 2006)

 
 

"Constraints on the fO2 of arcs from V/Sc systematics." Goldschmidt Conference, Idaho. (June, 2005)

 
 

"Oceanic balance of redox-sensitive elements - constraining paleo-oxygen contents." University of Oklahoma, Tulsa, OK. (April, 2005)

 
 

"Origin and evolution of continents." University of New Mexico. (Oct 2005)

 
 

"Redox-sensitive elements in the marine environment." University of Oklahoma, (2005)

 
 

"The role of chemical boundary layers in controlling the thickness of oceanic and continental thermal boundary layers." Geological Society of America Fall Meeting, Denver, CO. (2004)

 
 

"Evolution of oxygen in the atmosphere and mantle: the vanadium perspective." Rensselaer Polytechnic University, New York. (3 Nov 2002)

 
 

"Origin of continental crust and deep lithosphere dynamics." University of California at Santa Cruz, CA. (28 Oct 2003)

 
 

"Origin of continental crust and deep lithosphere dynamics." Princeton University, NJ. (18 Nov 2003)

 
 

"An overview of mantle metasomatism." Unmixing the SNCs: chemical, petrologic and isotopic components of Martian meteorites, NASA Johnson Space Center, Clear Lake, TX. (11 October, 2002)

 
 

"Geochemical insights into deep lithospheric dynamics beneath western USA." Seismology Club Seminar, UC Berkeley, University of California, Berkeley. (19 March 2002)

 
 

"Re-Os isotopic studies of mantle xenoliths and implications for deep lithospheric dynamics." Institute of Earth Sciences, Academica Sinica Taiwan, Academica Sinica, Taiwan. (11 April, 2002)

 
 

"The behavior of platinum group elements in the marine environment." Institute of Earth Sciences, Academica Sinica Taiwan, Academica Sinica, Taiwan. (9 April 2002)

 
 

"Transport of platinum group elements in supercritical fluids." Iceland Deep Drilling Project Organizational Meeting, Reykjavik, Iceland. (13 October 2002)

 
 Keynote Speaker
 

"How to be a successful PhD student." Rice University. (Jan, 2011)

 
 

"Intensive variables in the Earth sciences." COMPRES, (June, 2010)

 
 

"Redox of sub-arc mantle from Zn/Fe systematics." Goldschmidt, Knoxville, TN. (July, 2010)

 
 

"Chemical modification of continental lithosphere - implications for the physical evolution of continents." Goldschmidt Conference, Melbourne Australia. (August, 2006)

 
 

"Compositional Controls on seismic velocities." IRIS meeting, Tucson, AZ.

 
 

"Continental crust formation from the Sierra Nevada and Peninsular Ranges." Penrose Conference, Valdez, Alaska. (July 2006)

 
 Lectures
 

"Deep lithosphere filter in continental arcs." University of Iowa. (April, 2010)

 
 

"Legacy of continental arcs." University of Texas, Dallas. (March 2010)

 
 

"Long-term climate change and continent formation." Packard foundation, Monterey. (Sep, 2010)

 
 

"Physics and chemistry of the Earth." Kavli Institute of Theoretical Physics, Santa Barbara, CA. (July, 2010)

 
 

"Volcanoes." Roberts Elementary School, Houston, TX. (Sept, 2010)

 
 

"Lecture series in geochemistry/petrology." Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics. (summer 2008)

 
 

"CIDER Lecture Series." CIDER Workshop, Kavli Institute of Theoretical Physics, Santa Barbara, CA. (July 2006)

 
 

"Lithospheric thickness, preservation of recycled oceanic lithosphere and the importance of water." AGU Fall, San Francisco, CA. (Dec 2004) With Lenardic

 
 

Lead PI.  "Similar oxygen fugacities in arc and MORB mantle source regions: evidence from V/Sc systematics." AGU Fall, San Francisco. (Dec, 2004) With Leeman, Canil, Li

 
 Other
 

convenor and chair of special session.  "Challenging old paradigms on the structure, composition, and evolution of the deep continental lithosphere I." American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA. (6 Dec 2002) With Frederik Simons

 
 Posters
 

"Fear not the tectosphere - and other spheres." AGU Fall, San Francisco, CA. (Dec 2004)

 
 Seminar Speaker
 

"formation of continental lithosphere." Earthscope Lithosphere Institute, (Sep, 2011)

 
Editorial Positions
 Editor, G-cubed. American Geophysical Union. (2013 - 2016)

 Editor, G-cubed. (2012 - 2012)

 Other, Earth and Planetary Science Letters. Elsevier. (2012 - 2013)

 Member of the Editorial Board, Earth and Planetary Science Letters. Elsevier. (2009 - 2009)

 Member of the Editorial Board, Earth and Planetary Science Letters. (2010 - 2010)

 Associate Editor, Journal of Geophysical Research. American Geophysical Union. (2012 - 2012)

Supervised Theses & Dissertations
 D. Grace Castellini, M.S. Barium Cycling in Shallow Sediment Above Active Mud Volcanoes in the Gulf of Mexico. (2004) (Thesis Committee Member)

 Alastair M. John, Master of Science The Deformation History of the Villa de Cura Blueschist Belt, Venezuela: Implications for the Evolution of the Caribbean-South American Plate Boundary Zone. (2006) (Thesis Committee Member)

 Min Hu, Master of Science Exploration on Variations in Cr/Co and V/Co Ratios in Pelagic Sediments. (2006) (Thesis Committee Member)

 Michael David Vinson, Doctor of Philosophy Crystal Dissolution Kinetics: Linking Surface Processes at the Solid-Solution Interface over Multiple Length-Scales. (2006) (Thesis Committee Member)

 Amy Maloy, MSc Lunar granulites. (2007) (Thesis Director)

 Min Hu, MSc Geochemistry of redox-sensitive elements in pelagic sediments. (2007) (Thesis Director)

 Zhengxue Li, PhD Redox state and water content in the upper mantle: linkages to the atmosphere, hydrosphere and continents. (2007) (Thesis Director)

 Mark Gabriel Little, PhD Broadening theories of soil genesis: insights from Tanzania and simple models. (2008) (Thesis Director)

 Mark G. Little, Ph.D. Broadening theories of soil genesis: insights from Tanzania and simple models. (2008) (Thesis Director)

 Hobart Patrick Young, MSc Deep lithosphere dynamics beneath rifted margins. (2009) (Thesis Director)

 Heather Dalton, MSc Martian magmatism from meteorites. (2009) (Thesis Director)

 Nigel Watt, MS Exploration of tektite formation processes through water and metal content measurements. (2011) (Thesis Director)

 Kelley Liao, MSc Origin of mafic enclaves in granitoids. (2012) (Thesis Director)

 Kelley Liao, MS Formation of dark enclaves from wallrock assimilation of metasediments. (2012) (Thesis Director)

 Emily Chin, PhD Deep lithosphere evolution in arcs. (2013) (Thesis Director)

 Emily Chin, PhD Deep lithosphere beneath arcs. (2013) (Thesis Director)

 Emily Joyce Chin, PhD Deep lithosphere dynamics in arcs. (2013) (Thesis Director)

 Monica Erdman, PhD The origin of eclogites in Proterozoic terranes. (2015) (Thesis Director)

 Monica Erdman, PhD Lower crustal dynamics. (2016) (Thesis Director)

 Michael Farner, PhD Magma mixing. (2016) (Thesis Director)

 Michael Farner, PhD Granites. (2017) (Thesis Director)

 Monica Erdman, PhD exhumation of high pressure rocks. (2017) (Thesis Director)

 Anukriti Sharma, PhD Transition metals in olivines with implications for magma dynamics. (2017) (Thesis Director)

 Alexandra Malouta, PhD Serpentinites. (2019) (Thesis Director)

 Hehe Jiang, PhD Long-term climate. (2019) (Thesis Director)

 Mark Little, Doctor Of Philosophy Soil formation, chemical weathering, mass wasting, groundwater weathering. (Thesis Director)

 Amy Maloy, Master of Science Lunar granulites. (Thesis Director)

 Constantin Sandu, PhD TBA. (Thesis Co-Director)

 Zhengxue Li, Doctor of Philosophy Serpentinization and the water content of the mantle. (Thesis Director)

 Emily Chin, PhD Deep lithosphere dynamics beneath arcs. (Thesis Director)

Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
 Mineralogical Society of America Fellow, American Mineralogical Society (2014)

 Shen-su Sun Lectuership, Chinese Geochemical Society (2013)

 Miller Visiting Professor, Miller Foundation, UC Berkeley (Jan-Feb 2012)

 Agassiz Lecturer, Harvard University (March, 2012)

 Shen-Su Sun Lectureship in China, Geochemical Society of China (2013)

 Mutch Lecturer, Brown University (October, 2011)

 Geological Society of America Fellow, Geological Society of America (2010)

 Clarke Medal, Geochemical Society (July 2009)

 GSA Fellow, Geological Society of America (April, 2010)

 Donath Medal, Geological Society of America (October 2009)

 Kuno Award, American Geophysical Union - VGP section (2008)

 Packard Fellowship, David and Lucile Packard Foundation (2005)

 1st place - Upper Texas Coast Great Texas Birding Classic (Loonatics), Texas Parks and Wildlife (2004)

Positions Held
 visiting scientist, Academica Sinica, Taiwan. (2002 - 2002)

 steering committee member, CIDER - Cooperative Institute of Deep Earth Research. (2007 - 2007)

 Steering Committee Member, CIDER - Cooperative Institute of Deep Earth Research. (2008 - 2008)

 Panel Member, NSF - Continental Dynamics. (2008 - 2008)