Sarah D. Ward

Laboratory Technician
Thermal Ionization Mass Spectrometer Laboratory (TIMS Lab) and Maloof Research Group
Geochemistry
Phone: 
301-789-3955
Email Address: 
sdward@princeton.edu
Assistant: 
Office Location: 
208 Guyot Hall

Title: Laboratory Technician

Position: Research Staff

Group: Thermal Ionization Mass Spectrometer Laboratory (TIMS Lab) and Maloof Research Group

Area(s): Geochemistry

Research Summary: Sarah Ward received a bachelor's degree in geology from Carleton College in 2019.  Her work encompasses independent research projects and sample processing.  In the Maloof lab, she employs carbon isotope mass spectrometry to retrieve climate data from sedimentary deposits.  She also enjoys finding zircons for dating in the Schoene TIMS lab, performing the extensive mineral separation process on samples from Bolivia, Italy, and the Deccan Traps.  When outside of the lab, Sarah's working on building a convolutional neural network to characterize meteorite textures. 

Keywords: Mass Spectrometer, Geochronology, Carbon Isotopes.