I am postdoctoral researcher in geochemistry working at the Institute of Earth Sciences at the University of Iceland. My research interests revolve around the interaction of different natural or synthetic materials (such as minerals) with water and different solutions and gases. At the moment, I'm working in the CarbFix2 project, a research project that aims at investigating and developing methods for the permanent storage of CO2 in basaltic rocks.
Other topics that I worked on (in Germany, Canada, and France) are
- The behavior of stable isotopes (e.g. magnesium, strontium) during the interaction of basalt and seawater at mid-ocean ridge conditions and the implications for geochemical and marine cycles
- Thermodynamic properties of the Rare Earth element (REE) carbonate REE(OH)CO3, also known as hydroxylbastnasite, in aqueous solutions, for example its solubility.
- The incorporation of Rare Earth elements into limestone (or calcite, CaCO3) and the implications for the use of REEs in marine limestone as tracers for marine processes in the past and present.
- High-temperature petrological processes that take place below mid-ocean ridges, such as the role of chromium in spinel in mantle rocks
- The effect of chromium on basalt crystallization
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When not working in the lab or analyzing data, I enjoy exploring the outdoors and taking photos of it.