Assistant Professor/Museum Curator
Weiran (aka Alex) studies magmatism and volatile cycling on Earth using petrology, geochemistry, and thermodynamics-kinetics modelling. She is particularly interested in volcanic eruption mechanisms and hazards, subduction-zone magmatism, mantle geochemistry, diffusion chronometry and geochronology, and hydrothermal ore deposit formation. She has worked intensively on volatiles (C-H-S-F-Cl), major elements, and trace elements (including rare earth elements) in volcanic rocks and minerals.
Weiran welcomes self-motivated postgraduate students, RAs, and postdocs to join her group. Feel free to email her for more information.