James Metcalf
Research Associate • Lab Manager for The Laboratory for Thermochronology
Geological Sciences

Office: Benson 222D
Faculty ContactRebecca Flowers

Research Interests

My research uses (U-Th)/He, fission-track, and 40Ar/39Ar thermochronology to understand the thermal evolution of the lithosphere and decipher long-term patterns of exhumation, deformation, and erosion. My current research projects include ongoing work in the Basin-and-Range Province, the Pyrenees, the Colorado Rockies, and the moon. I am also involved with noble gas laboratory development and automation, (U-Th)/He technique development, and inter-laboratory calibration efforts.

Education and Training

  • B.Sc., Geology, Beloit College 1998;
  • Ph.D. Geological and Environmental Sciences, Stanford University 2006