Dan Stepner – PhD candidate, uOttawa
Superior Province crustal growth
Dan’s research focuses on crustal growth and recycling in the Archean, using a combination of U-Pb-Hf in zircons, major and trace element analyses, and long- and short-lived isotopic studies, to better understand crustal growth and the consolidation of early cratons. The application of the 146Sm-142Nd isotopic system will yield novel constraints to models of the petrogenesis of Eoarchean and Paleoarchean rocks in the Northern Superior Province.
Dan finished his BSc Hon. at Carleton University in 2013 and his MSc at uOttawa in 2017 before starting his PhD project with Jonathan O’Neil as a CREATE trainee at uOttawa in 2020. Before starting his PhD, he worked as a researcher at the Geological Survey of Canada in Ottawa and also launched a career as geochemical consultant. Dan is joining the CREATE team as a GIT (pending) of the APGO.