Dr. Kurt Kyser
Dr. Kurt Kyser established the Stable Isotope lab at Queen's University in 1997 and the ICPMS lab three years later. His research interests include isotope geochemistry, origin and chemical evolution of the earth, mass spectroscopy, evolution of fluids in basins, low-temperature geochemistry, geochronology, environmental geochemistry, and fluid-rock interactions.
Dr. Dan Layton-Matthews
Dr. Dan Layton-Matthews joined Queen's University as an assistant professor in 2006. His research interests have focused on processes controlling the distribution of trace elements within sedimentary and volcanic-hosted ore deposits in seafloor and terrestrial environments. His current research involves concomitant physical and chemical imaging, isotopic compositions and mineralogical sites of ore forming elements within source and trapping regions. His research is focused on the subtle differentiation of mineral-bound, mineral adsorption and organic-bound processes that lead to the formation, transport and deposition of ore fluids, and the subsequent chemical and mechanical migration of elements from these deposits.
Dr. Don Chipley
Dr. Paul Alexandre
Paul Alexandre obtained his Ph.D. degree in Nancy, France. He worked on the tectonic evolution of the European Variscan Belt (in Limousin and the Pyrenees) using U-Pb and Ar/Ar geochronology and thermochronology.
As a postdoctoral fellow at the Queen's Facility for Isotope Research, Paul is involved in understanding the formation of uranium deposits using petrography, mineral and rock chemistry, stable and radiogenic isotope geochemistry, and geochronology. The emphasis is on understanding the fluid history of the basin and the deposits in order to propose novel exploration guides.
Paul is involved in innovative collaborative research in U-Pb and Ar/Ar geochronology and mineralogy.
Paul teaches Isotopes in the Environment, Geochemical Exploration, and Geostatistics at Queen's.
Christabel received her B.Sc. (Honours) in the Geological Sciences program at Queen’s University in 2012 and her M.Sc. in 2013, also at Queen’s. Her M.Sc. thesis focused on the use of extreme environment brachiopods as environmental proxies. She is currently a Research Associate at the Queens Facility for Isotope Research, where her research interests include stable isotope geochemistry, oceanography and carbonate geochemistry.