Peter Martin
Postdoctoral Associate

Office: Benson 465
Faculty Contact: Becky Flowers

Research Interests

I am a geochronologist and geochemist with a background in planetary geology; I did my PhD working on data returned from the Curiosity rover. My current research focuses on the arc-continent collision which formed the island of New Guinea, and the potential climate effects of this collision. More generally, I am interested in interactions between changing climate and the rock record, and in particular the age of weathering products related to such change. I enjoy using and/or developing creative applications of geochronological techniques and careful manipulation of geochronological data to access questions typically difficult to address using standard techniques.

Education and Training

  • Ph.D., California Institue of Technology 2019 (Geochemistry)
  • B.A., Wesleyan University 2014 (Earth & Environmental Science;┬áChemistry)