Laura Bilenker

Postdoctoral Fellow

EOS-Main 306

I use geochemical tools (major and trace elements, stable and radiogenic isotopes) coupled with petrographic observations to elucidate the formation and alteration history of a variety of geological samples. My active projects as a Postdoctoral Fellow of the Multi-Disciplinary Applied Geochemistry Network (MAGNET) and Pacific Centre for Isotopic and Geochemical Research (PCIGR) include: 1) Quantifying and characterizing element mobility and isotope fractionation during the alteration of oceanic crust and mantle using bulk rock and fine scale approaches; 2) Transition metal stable isotope fractionation in layered intrusions (e.g., Kiglapait, Labrador); 3) Fe isotope fractionation in magmatic sulfides with application to sulfide-bearing ore deposits; 4) Investigating the self-induced matrix effect in multi-collector inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (MC-ICP-MS); 5) Optimizing Fe isotope analyses by collision cell MC-ICP-MS (Nu Instruments).