Corliss Kin I Sio
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 robust use of non-traditional stable isotopes as a tool for petrologic studies.