My expertise is in Igneous & Metamorphic Petrology, but I consider myself a geologist in the broadest sense.  I am interested primarily in the formation and evolution of the deep lithosphere beneath volcanic arcs.  Much of my research involves unlocking the P-T-X-t (pressure-temperature-composition-time) histories of mantle and lower crustal xenoliths.  My PhD work, supervised by Cin-Ty Lee, at Rice University focused on xenoliths from the Sierra Nevada Batholith in California, a classic type locale to study continental arc evolution.

Currently, I am a Departmental Postdoctoral Research Associate at Brown University working with Greg Hirth and Alberto Saal.


Emily J. Chin’s Research Website