Tobias P. Fischer

University of New Mexico, USA


Tobias P. Fischer obtained his Ph.D. degree in geology in 1999 from Arizona State University, Arizona, USA. He was Postdoctoral Researcher at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, USA, working on noble gases in geothermal systems. He joined the University of New Mexico in 2000 as an Assistant Professor and is currently Professor and Director of the Volatiles Laboratory in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences where his team uses mass spectrometry and gas chromatography to analyze the chemistry of volatiles. His research focuses on fluids discharging from active volcanoes and hydrothermal systems. He uses stable isotopes of C, N, S, Cl, H, and O to constrain the sources of volatiles and bulk gas compositions to investigate processes in magmatic and hydrothermal systems related to volcanoes. He and his students also measure diffuse degassing in tectonically active areas such as the East African Rift. His current field areas are volcanoes in the Aleutians, Central America, the East African Rift (Kenya, Tanzania, and Ethiopia), and Antarctica.

Biography Updated on 17 July 2016

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