Javiera Villalobos Orchard

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My PhD research is focused on the study of molybdenum (Mo) isotope variations in magmatic rocks from diverse geological settings, in order to understand Mo isotope systematics in high temperature systems and explore their potential as tracers for mass transfer processes.

In terms of analytical techniques, my research involves carrying out chemical separation procedures for Mo in a clean room and double-spike MC-ICP-MS measurements. During my studies I have been able to collaborate with different research groups and carry out laboratory work at several institutions, including the University of Bristol, University of Cambridge and University of Göttingen (Germany).

I have received funding from the National Agency for Research and Development (ANID) - CHILE Doctoral Scholarship Program to undertake my PhD studies in the UK. Additionally, I received funding from the Society of Economic Geologists' Mc Kinstry Fund and the Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland to cover part of the costs associated with my research and attending Goldschmidt2019 Conference, respectively.

Areas of expertise

  • QE Geology - Geochemistry, Petrology, Mass Spectrometry

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2016 - Bachelor of Science, Geology, Universidad de Chile (2010 - 2016)

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