Véronique Le Roux
I am Associate Scientist in the Geology and Geophysics department at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and Faculty member of the MIT/WHOI Joint Program.
I have been fortunate to mentor the following students
Taylor is a 2017 Summer Student Fellow working on the formation of pyroxenites in the Josephine Ophiolite (Oregon). He is using EPMA, LA-ICP-MS, REE closure temperatures and Nd isotopes by MC-ICP-MS to decipher the timing of vein formation in the mantle.
Emmanuel is back and started his PhD in June 2017. He will be working on the role of mélange-peridotite interaction in the generation of arc magmas, and on hydrothermal alteration of ultramafic and mafic rocks. Emmanuel will use a combination of field, experimental and modeling approach to pursue his research.
Ben started his PhD in June 2015 and is working on volatile distribution in hydrous and anhydrous mantle minerals using ion microprobe technique in order to understand fluid cycling in the mantle wedge of subduction zones. Ben is avid of field work and also works on igneous oceanic rocks.
Emma came from Northeastern University (Boston), and was working on calculating temperatures of rocks to understand how our planet Earth has cooled over time.
Emmanuel was a master thesis student from the University of Philippines. For 9 months, he has been working on experiments to decipher how material is transported from subducted slabs to the source of arc lavas.
Marienel came back from San Jose state University (California) as a Summer Student Fellow in the summer of 2015 to take on a new experimental project related to mass transport in the mantle wedge.
Keiji was a Northeastern University’s Co-op program student who worked for 6 months (Jan-June 2015) with V. Le Roux and B. Monteleone at the secondary-ion mass spectrometry facility at WHOI (NENIMF). Keiji’s ambitious project was to measure low concentrations of volatiles in mantle rock minerals to understand fluid cycling and hydrous melt percolation in subduction zones.
Nathasha Garland and Maria Barrera
Tasha and Maria, students at Falmouth Academy, helped with photographing and labeling peridotite rocks from the WHOI rock repository during winter 2015. Their work is used to document our rock collection online.
Chris graduated from Falmouth high school in 2014. He was working in the WHOI Rock repository,
documenting and photographing igneous rocks for three months in the Spring of 2014.
Marienel applied to work in Le Roux’s laboratory with the Partnership Education Program during summer 2014. Her internship was eventually extended with a guest student appointment. She performed high-pressure high-temperature experiments to investigate the fate of seawater in the deep Earth.
Ning was a MIT/WHOI Joint Program student who temporarily abandoned his beloved foraminifera to performed high-pressure high-temperature experiments and ion microprobe analyses for one of his pre-generals projects in 2013.
Jeremy was a guest student working on 3-D x-ray microtomography images using the Avizo software. He came as a guest student during Winter 2013 and is now a graduate student at UT Austin.
I have been fortunate to interact with the following postdocs. Check out their pages to see what they do.
Alicia Cruz Uribe (postdoc at WHOI; now Faculty at University of Maine)
Ayla Pamukcu (Joint postdoc Princeton University-Brown University)
Chenguang Sun (postdoc at WHOI, now postdoc at Brown University)