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Adam Sarafian

Adam Sarafian

Joint Program Student

Joint Program

Marine Geology & Geophysics

Office Phone: +1 508 289 2615

Cell Phone: +1 732 492 1553

asarafian@whoi.edu

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WHOI Mailing Address:

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

266 Woods Hole Rd.

MS# 08

Woods Hole, MA 02543-1050

Education

B.S. University of Georgia (geology)
M.S. University of Georgia (geology)

Research Interests

Apatite geochemistry
Apatite cosmochemistry
Petrology of Apatite
Stable isotope geochemistry  (H, O, S, V)
Trace element geochemistry
Coral fluorescence 

The volatile evolution of Vesta by studying eucrite meteorties
Timeing of apatite saturation
Mixing in the early solar system





Research Statement

I am interested in the mixing of volatiles in the Solar System and how this relates to planetary accretion and the volatile budget of planets. I do this by studying the mineral apatite and various isotope systems.

Skills

Mass spectroscopy:
Large radius SIMS
NanoSIMS
MC-ICP-MS
LA-SC-ICPS

Electron Microscopy:
Cameca and JEOL electron probes
SEM/EDS

ion exchange chromtorgraphy

Awards

2013 NASA Fellow

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