Fedo Lab Group

Chris Fedo, McSween Chair of Earth & Planetary Sciences

2005-present — Assistant, Associate, & Full Professor, University of Tennessee – Knoxville

1996-2005 — Assistant & Associate Professor, George Washington University

1994-1996 — Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Western Ontario

Advisors: Grant M. Young, H. Wayne Nesbitt

1994 — Ph.D., Virginia Tech, Advisor: Kenneth A. Eriksson

1990 — M.S., Vanderbilt University, Advisor: Julia M.G. Miller

1988 — B.S., California State University Fullerton, Advisor: John D. Cooper

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Current Students

Samantha Gwizd, Ph.D. Student
Research on Mars
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Kristan Watkins, M.S. Student
Research on Clastic Petrogenesis
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Morgan Lewis, Ph.D. Student
Research on Mars
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Constance Cooper, M.S. Student
Research on Depositional Systems
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Catherine Trewhella, M.S. Student
Research on Archean rocks
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Lab Group Alumni

Jason Muhlbauer, Ph.D. (2020)
Architectural-element analysis and depositional models for pre-vegetation braidplain and braid-delta environments: Investigation of the Cambrian middle member of the Wood Canyon Formation, southeastern California and modern analogues
Link to dissertation and Data (embargoed through 2021)
Funded by NASA

Mariana Bonich-Wissink, Ph.D. (2017, Syracuse University)
Isotopic characterization of bedrock, sediments, and minerals as provenance tools: Examples from an inselberg in the Mojave Desert of SE California
Link to Dissertation and Data

Mary Eibl, M.S. (2016)
A Textural Image Analysis Study of Mars-Analog Sediment: Comparisons of 2D and 3D Textural Analysis Methods, Image Resolution, and the Effects of Shadows
Link to Thesis and Data
Funded by NASA

Chris Driscoll, M.S. (2016)
Role of sorting on the composition of siliciclastic sediment: implications for fingerprinting provenance after limited transport in an arid climate
Link to Thesis and Data

Jason Muhlbauer, M.S. (2015)
Testing for the effects of sediment sorting on detrital-zircon age spectra by sampling multiple bedforms in single fluvial channels: case studies from the Wood Canyon Formation (Terreneuvian) and Stirling Quartzite (Ediacaran), southeastern CA
Link to Thesis and Data
Funded by NSF

Latisha Brengman, Ph.D. (2015)
Distinguishing Primary from Secondary Geochemical and Silicon Isotope Characteristics of Precambrian Chert and Iron Formation
Link to Dissertation and Data
Funded by NASA

Melissa Hage, Ph.D. (2015)
Examining banded iron formation through petrographic, geochemical, and iron isotope analyses
Link to Dissertation and Data
Funded by NASA

Ian McGlynn, Ph.D. (2012)
Formation and Alteration of Basaltic Soils on Mars
Link to Dissertation and Data
Funded by NASA

Aubrey Modi, M.S. (2012)
Processes controlling the composition of first-cycle sediments deposited in an arid climate, with implications for provenance reconstruction studies
Link to Thesis and Data

Eric Hogan, M.S. (2011)
Sedimentologic and Stratigraphic Analysis of Units Defining the Basal Saul Supersequence Across the Craton Margin Hinge Zone, Southeastern California
Link to Thesis and Data

William Schoenborn, Ph.D. (2010)
Geochemistry of the Neoproterozoic Johnnie Formation and Stirling Quartzite, southern Nopah Range, California: Deciphering the roles of climate, tectonics, and sedimentary process in reconstructing the early evolution of a rifted continental margin
Link to Dissertation and Data
Funded by NSF

Robert Crangle, M.S. (2002)
Paleoenvironmental and Sequence Stratigraphic Analysis of the Middle Member Stirling Quartzite, a Neoproterozoic Mixed Siliciclastic and Carbonate Platform, Southeastern California
Funded by ACS-PRF

Undergraduate Research Students

Robert Labean (current)
Max Miller (2014)
Mattie Friday (2013)
Alex Aust (2013)
David White (2012)
Greg Carlson (2011)
Adam Denton (2011)
Darrin Brager (2010)