My PhD work explores the diverse chemical environments generated through water-rock interactions and their implications for the habitability of rock-hosted systems. This interest brought me to the Samail Ophiolite in Oman where I investigated low-temperature peridotite and gabbro-hosted hyperalkaline fluids, and to the Atlantis Bank in the Southwest Indian Ridge (IODP Exp. 360) where I examined high-temperature gabbro-fluid rock interactions. I employ methods in fluid and gas geochemistry, mineralogical analysis and thermodynamic calculations for my research.
Aqueous Geochemistry, Fluid/Rock Interactions, Hydrothermal and Low-Temperature Mineralogy, Thermodynamic Calculations
MacLeod, C.J., Dick, H.J.B., Blum, P., and the Expedition 360 Scientists. (2017). Southwest Indian Ridge Lower Crust and Moho. Proceedings of the International Ocean Discovery Program, 360: College Station, TX (International Ocean Discovery Program). http://dx.doi.org/10.14379/iodp.proc.360.2017