Daniel Sullivan

Grad Research Associate
Graduate Assistant/Associate
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
6004

Student Information

Graduate Student
Geological Sciences
Liberal Arts & Sciences

Biography

I am a Ph.D student working in Ariel Anbar's lab. I am interested in planetary science and understanding/recreating Earth's history using geochemistry. I am particularly interested in the rise of O in Earth's atmosphere and understanding past global warming events (e.g., oceanic anoxic event 2, Paleocene-Eocene thermal maximum) to help calibrate models for the future based on what happened in the past. At ASU I'm developing procedures to measure Re isotopes to determine their potential as a geochemical tracer. 

I have a Master's of Science in geology from the University of Houston advised by Dr. Alan Brandon. My thesis research was on oceanic anoxic event 2 (~95 Ma) where I collected rhenium and platinum group element concentrations and osmium isotope data on sedimentary rocks deposited during the event.

When I'm not in the lab I enjoy playing competitive video games. I currently play Fortnite, Starcraft II, and league of legends. I was also a semi-professional Halo player (halo 2 and 3). 

Education

B. Sc Geology - Ball State University

        Minor: Japanese

M.Sc Geology - University of Houston

Research Interests

My research interests include space exploration and understanding Earth's history using geochemistry. I am particularly interested in the rise of O in Earth's atmosphere and past global warming events (e.g., oceanic anoxic event 2, paleocene-eocene thermal maximum) to help calibrate models for the future climate change based on what happened in the past.

Research Group

Member of Anbar Lab

Research Activity

Isotope geochemistry, reconstructing Earth's history through geologic timescales.