AIRIE Mission Statement

To set an example for ethical practices,
To pursue excellence in science and technology,
To seek global applications for fundamental discoveries,
To advance the geosciences for the benefit of Earth and her inhabitants.

We will accomplish these goals by diligence and creativity, by engaging
other disciplines, embracing new ideas, and respecting diverse perspectives.
Re-Os Geochronology and Os Isotope Tracer Studies
Applied to Sulfides, Black Shales, and Hydrocarbons

Scientific Interests

  • All things geochemistry, especially Re-Os isotope systematics
  • Unraveling tectonic histories using geochronology and geochemistry
  • Improving the accuracy, precision, throughput, and quality of measurements, blanks, and sampling procedures

Current Research Interests

  • Improving analytical accuracy and precision of mass spectrometric measurements using total evaporation
  • Extending chemical procedures to include other elements including Cu, Fe, Mo, W, and Ru

Other Interests

  • The stock market and stock trading; retirement planning
  • Improving, maintaining, and enjoying my new home
  • Spending time with my wife, Amanda, and our standard schnauzer, Willow

Contact Information

AIRIE Program
Department of Geosciences
Warner College of Natural Resources, Room 341A
Colorado State University, Ft Collins, CO 80523-1482
E-mail: aaron.zimmerman@colostate.edu
Voice: (970) 491-3789
Fax: (970) 491-6307