Alicia (Cici) Cruz-Uribe

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My research focuses on metamorphic petrology and geochemistry, particularly of subduction zone rocks. Some of the overarching questions I pursue include:

  • How does subduction zone metamorphism influence arc magmatism?
  • How do the physical processes occurring at the slab-mantle interface impact the mantle wedge and overlying arc structure?
  • What are the spatial and temporal scales of equilibrium in metamorphic rocks?

I approach these questions using petrography, major element geochemistry, trace element geochemistry, isotope geochemistry, geochronology, field observations, and experimental petrology.  In addition to petrologic questions, I am interested in applying microanalytical techniques to any suitable problem, within or outside the Earth and Climate Sciences.  A list of current projects in on our geodynamics research group page.

I am the head of the MAGIC Laboratory (MicroAnalytical Geochemistry and Isotope Characterization), which consists of a NWR193UC Excimer laser ablation system coupled to an Agilent 8900 triple quadrupole ICP-MS.

I also oversee the Experimental Petrology Laboratory, which houses a Bristol-style end-loaded piston cylinder press.


Courses

ERS330 – Earth Materials

ERS433 – Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology

ERS527 – Isotope Geochemistry

ERS579 – Topics in Structure and Petrology: Geochronology