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Jill McDermott

Jill McDermott

Joint Program Student

Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry

Office Phone: +1 508 289 3720


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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

266 Woods Hole Rd.

MS# 04

Woods Hole, MA 02543-1050


Ph.D Candidate in the MIT/WHOI Joint Program in Chemical Oceanography, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, anticipated 2014.

M.S. Earth Science, University of New Hampshire, 2009, Durham, NH USA.

B.S. Chemistry modified with Earth Science, 2006, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH USA.

Research Interests

Organic, inorganic and volatile chemistry of hydrothermal fluids, particularly:

- Carbon system reactions in ultraslow-spreading, high hydrogen systems

- Constraining relative importance of abiotic versus biological carbon sources

- Effect of great depth (>3500 m) on maximum fluid temperatures and resulting transport of metals, organic species, and gases

- Techniques for hydrothermal fluid field sampling and lab-based experimental investigations