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Corliss Kin I Sio

corliss sio

 

Assistant Professor (Starting July 2021)
Department of Earth Sciences
University of Toronto

B.S. Geology, University of California, Los Angeles, 2008

Ph.D. Geophyiscal Sciences, University of Chicago, 2014

 

Personal website: https://corlisskinisio.com/

 

 

 

My research lies at the intersection of experimental petrology and isotope geochemistry. My group will establish authoritative use of non-traditional stable isotopes as a tool for petrologic studies, with a focus on improving our understanding of planetary formation and the inner workings of active volcanoes. Non-traditional stable isotopes are stable isotopes of elements other than C, H, O, N, and S. They are powerful discriminators of equilibrium versus kinetic signatures, adding a dimension to petrologic studies that can illuminate processes where chemical analyses have been unable to yield a conclusive interpretation. Sound interpretations of the isotopic signatures observed in nature require experimental calibrations, which are still lacking in this rapidly advancing field. My research program will provide these much-needed experimental data to enable authoritative use of non-traditional stable isotopes as a tool for petrologic studies.

 

I am actively recruiting PhD and Masters students. If you are interested in joining my group, please contact me. corliss@es.utoronto.ca