Ben Tutolo

Dr. Benjamin Tutolo

Department of Geoscience | University of Calgary
Earth Science 550, 2500 University Dr. NW
Calgary, AB, T2N 1N4 CANADA
Office: (403) 210-7758

Assistant Professor, Department of Geoscience, 2017-Present

Postdoc, University of Oxford, 2015-2017 (In Nick Tosca's Chemical Sedimentology research group)

PhD Geology, University of Minnesota, 2015 (Advised by Bill Seyfried and Martin Saar)

B.S. Environmental Systems Engineering, Pennsylvania State University,  2010

Research interests: Developing experiments and numerical models of a wide range of Earth systems.  Past and ongoing projects have ranged from sedimentary deposition in alkaline lakes, diagenetic, injection, and/or extraction processes in sedimentary reservoirs, and serpentinization at mid-ocean ridges and in igneous intrusions.

Yury Klyukin

Dr. Yury Klyukin

Department of Geoscience | University of Calgary   
Earth Science 570, 2500 University Dr. NW   
Calgary, AB, T2N 1N4 CANADA 

Postdoc, Department of Geoscience, 2019-present

Postdoc, University of Alberta Dept. of Eart and Atmospheric Sciences, 2018-2019

PhD, Virginia Tech, 2017

MEng, Ural State Mining University, 2008

BEng, Ural State Mining University, 2006

Research interests: Hydrothermal systems, Mg-silicate mineral growth in hydrothermal environments.

Adedapo Awolayo

Dr. Adedapo Awolayo

Department of Geoscience | University of Calgary   
Earth Science 557, 2500 University Dr. NW   
Calgary, AB, T2N 1N4 CANADA 

PhD, University of Calgary, 2019

MSc, Khalifa University, 2014

BTech, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology

Research interests: Reactive transport modeling of geologic COstorage in the basaltic oceanic crust.

Qin Zhang

Qin Zhang, PhD student

Department of Geoscience | University of Calgary 
Earth Science 570, 2500 University Dr. NW 
Calgary, AB, T2N 1N4 CANADA 

Research Interests: Qin's PhD research project, which is co-supervised by Dr. Bernhard Mayer (Applied Geochemistry Group), will utilize isotopic tracing techniques to place improved constraints on reactive transport processes in geologic COstorage reservoirs.

Simone Pujatti

Simone Pujatti, PhD Student

Department of Geoscience | University of Calgary  
Earth Science 570, 2500 University Dr. NW  
Calgary, AB, T2N 1N4 CANADA 

Research Interests:  Simone's PhD project will place constraints on fluid flow, Fe oxidation, and reduced gas generation during serpentinization.  He will use an an array of high resolution, novel techniques to quantify these properties on drill core, outcrop, and experimental samples.  

Zhengqiang Che

Zhengqiang Che, MSc student

Department of Geoscience | University of Calgary   
Earth Science 570, 2500 University Dr. NW   
Calgary, AB, T2N 1N4 CANADA 

Research interests: Nontraditional stable isotope (29Si) constraints on Mg-siliciate crystallization

Simone Shelley

Simone Shelley, Undergrad Researcher

Department of Geoscience | University of Calgary  
Earth Science 570, 2500 University Dr. NW  
Calgary, AB, T2N 1N4 CANADA 

 Research Interests: Simone is running a series of hydrothermal batch experiments to examine the solubility of Mg-silicate minerals at elevated temperatures and pressures, as part of the COSIA- and NSERC-funded Collaborative Research and Development project.

Aaron Claeys

Aaron Claeys, Undergrad Researcher

Department of Geoscience | University of Calgary   
Earth Science 557A, 2500 University Dr. NW   
Calgary, AB, T2N 1N4 CANADA 

Research interests: X-ray computed tomography investigations of the biological habitability of vent chimney walls

Hannah Robutka

Hannah Robutka, USRA Undergrad Researcher

Working remotely for summer 2020.

Research interests: Raman spectroscopic constraints on Fe3+/Fe(tot) in minerals.

Calista Brown

Calista Brown, USRA undergrad researcher

Working from home for summer 2020

Research Interests: Sensitivity analysis of kinetic and geochemical parameters for modeling the efficacy of CO2 storage in oceanic basalts.

Jasmine Chase

Jasmine Chase, PURE undergrad researcher

Working from home for summer 2020

Research interests: Mineralogical constraints on the geochemical conditions of alkaline lakes.

Karim

Karim Kandil, undergrad summer researcher

Working from home for Summer 2020.

Research interests: Reactive transport modeling of CO2 storage in submarine basalts.

Former Group Members

-Dr. Sofia Escario, postdoc 2019-2020.  Currently a postdoc at MINES ParisTech
-Maria Arizaleta, GLGY 510 Thesis title: Experimentally constraining rates of sepiolite growth at ambient conditions
-Chujing Zhang, GLGY 701 Thesis title: Quantifying the effects of dissolved sulphate on the rates and mechanisms of siderite precipitation
-Taylor Kirschner, GLGY 509 Thesis title: Precipitation rates of carbonate minerals at 60 C with varying bottom seawater compositions and labradorite
-Daniela Gutierrez Rueda, GLGY 509 Thesis title: Did phyllosilicate minerals control silica concentrations in Precambrian oceans?
-Justin Koerner, GLGY 509 Thesis title: Sorption behaviour of lithium to gibbsite and kaolinite in relation to pH
-Kai Kokemor, GLGY 509 Thesis title: Replacement reactions and magnetic susceptibility of Oman serpentinites
-Yixuan Zhou, GLGY 703 MSc 2019: Mineralogical constraints on sedimentation in the soda lakes of the Cariboo Plateau, BC
-Dilpreet Khehra, summer 2019 undergraduate student, BSc 2020: Early diagenesis in alkaline lakes 
-Karim Kandil, BSc 2020: PURE Project: PFLOTRAN simulations of geothermal energy prospects in western Alberta
-Nolan Mitchell, BSc 2020: PURE Project: Constraining Flow Properties of Sandstones and Dolostones through X -ray Computed Tomography
-Stephen Schroeder, BSc 2019: 510 Thesis title: Laboratory Constraints on the Kinetics of Pyrite Oxidation in Alkaline Waters; NSERC USRA title: Brine Evolution and Major Ion Chemistry Modelling of Saline Lakes in the Cariboo Plateau, British Columbia 
-Adam Mitton, BSc 2019: 509 Thesis title: Experimental Examination of the Coupled Dissolution-Precipitation Kinetics of Ca-feldspar and Calcite at 80°C 
-Lexi Holmes, MSc (course-based) Class of 2018, MSc Thesis title: The characterization and geochemical modeling of black smoker chimney structures from 9°50' N, East Pacific Rise 
-Alicia Perkins, University of Calgary Class of 2018, 610 Thesis Title: Increased Solubility of Quartz: How Organic Compounds Interact with Silica in the Subsurface to Increase Complexation and Dissolution 
-Jenna Helmer, University of Calgary Class of 2018, Undergraduate Honors Thesis title: Experimental reexamination of sorption control on seawater silica concentrations in the Precambrian 
-Lingyan Luo, University of Calgary University of Calgary Class of 2019, GLGY 509 Thesis title: Constraining rates of silica diagenesis using laboratory experiments

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