The Center for Meteorite Studies is pleased to welcome Dr. Jemma Davidson!
Dr. Davidson received her M. Sc. in Geochemistry from Durham University in 2006, followed by a Ph. D. in Cosmochemistry and Planetary Science from the Open University in 2009. She brings considerable expertise in Isotope Cosmochemistry and in a variety of analytical methods such as NanoSIMS.
As an Assistant Research Scientist in the Center, Dr. Davidson will perform correlated analyses of Icelandic basalts as proxies for understanding magmatic processes and water cycling on Mars.
She has also undertaken petrographic and isotopic studies of carbonaceous chondrites (and their organic and presolar grain inventories) that investigate meteorite formation in the early Solar System and subsequent parent body alteration.
Her analytical specialties include SIMS (Secondary Ionization Mass Spectrometry; including NanoSIMS), EPMA (Electron Probe Microanalysis), Raman spectroscopy, and Scanning Transmission X-ray Microscopy (STXM) based X-ray Absorption Near-Edge Spectroscopy (XANES).