Michelle K. Jordan
Geochemistry Laboratory Manager

Michelle

Contact & Links

  • 2024788481
  • mjordan@carnegiescience.edu
  • Earth and Planets Laboratory
    Carnegie Institution for Science
    5241 Broad Branch Road, NW
    Washington, DC 20015-1305

Overview

Michelle Jordan manages the Laboratory Manager. Michelle maintains the clean wet chemistry laboratories. She also trains and mentors Lab new users and postdocs. Her previous research experiences involved the development of chemical techniques used to measure the isotopic and elemental compositions of rocky materials by ICP-MS or TIMS. During her undergraduate education, Michelle worked to develop a method to date detrital garnets using Sm-Nd geochronology. She earned a Ph.D. in geochemistry at UCLA, where she measured stable isotopic compositions of meteorites and their components to understand the formation and evolution of terrestrial planets.