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Chip Breier
Adjunct Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering

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Ph.D., Department of Marine Science, The University of Texas at Austin, 2006.
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, TX, 1995.

Research Statement

In short, I am interested in chemical and energy exchange between the lithosphere and the ocean and how this class of processes influences Earth’s biogeochemical cycles. I am particularly interested in dynamic processes including those associated with the mixing of deep-sea hydrothermal fluid and seawater as well as the dynamics of coastal freshwater/seawater mixing. My research is currently focused on the scavenging and transport of trace elements by iron, which involves to varying degrees questions of mineral formation and chemical reactivity, mineral and microbe interactions, and the chemical energy available for chemosynthesis. As both a geochemist and engineer, I am also interested in the development and application of ocean instrumentation and vehicles for the enhanced study of Earth system processes.



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