Bruce Nelson

POSITION
Professor, Earth & Space Sciences
Adjunct Professor, Oceanography

ASTROBIOLOGY RESEARCH AREAS
Origin & Evolution of Life on Earth
Life in Extreme Environments

BOX NUMBER
351510

OFFICE
JHN 433

EMAIL
bnelson@uw.edu

WEBPAGE
http://depts.washington.edu/isochem/

Bruce Nelson is professor in Earth & Space Sciences, and adjunct professor in the School of Oceanography. He is PI of the Isotope Geochemistry Laboratory, which includes mass spectrometry for high-precision analyses of radiogenic and stable isotope ratios, and clean labs for sample processing.

Bruce’s research interests include origin and evolution of continental crust, seafloor hydrothermal processes, and geochemical evolution of the earth’s mantle. He measures variations in trace element concentrations and long-lived radiogenic isotopes (e.g., Pb, Nd, Sr, Hf) to investigate early earth evolution, and fractionation of non-traditional stable isotopes (e.g., Cu, Zn, Fe, Mg) to investigate low temperature geochemical and biological processes.