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Nicolas Randazzo

 
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Who am I?

Hello There! I am a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Alberta who is working with Dr. Chris Herd and is a part of the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover Science Team. 

 

I conducted my Ph.D. research at McMaster University in Geochemistry, Sedimentology, and Astrobiology under the supervision of Dr. Sang-Tae Kim and Dr. Janok Bhattacharya.

 

My Ph.D. projects heavily focused on applying concepts of sequence stratigraphy with paleoclimate reconstruction using both stable isotope and elemental geochemistry.  My research focused on obtaining geochemical data from sedimentary cores and combining this information with sedimentology of the Cretaceous Western Interior Seaway (WIS) and absolute age-dating from sanidines and detrital zircons. I also have a couple smaller projects including a Martian analog study and would like to further explore astrobiological research in the future. I am a big supporter of interdisciplinary collaboration and am always looking for opportunities for innovation.

I am also a fan of the arts and enjoy painting, the art of filmmaking and film critique, writing stories, reading about almost anything, listening to podcasts and audiobooks, the science and art of coffee, and playing the guitar.

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Professional History

My Qualifications

2017 – In Progress

Ph.D in Earth Science and Environmental Sciences (Specialization in Astrobiology)

January 2015 – November 2016

M.Sc in Earth Science (Stable Isotope Geochemistry)

September 2010 - December 2014

H.BSc in Honours Environmental Sciences (Graduated Summa Cum Laude)

September 2010 - December 2014

Minor Degree in Religious Studies

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"There are no facts, only interpretations"

Friedrich Nietzsche

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