C. Brenhin Keller
Postdoctoral Fellow, Berkeley Geochronology Center and UC Berkeley, Oct. 2016-Present
Visiting Scientist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Nov. 2016-Present
- B.S. summa cum laude, Science of Earth Systems, Cornell University, May 2010
- M.S., Geosciences, Princeton University, May 2012
- Ph.D, Geosciences, Princeton University, Nov. 2016
Keller, C.B. (2010). Chemical Constraints on the Origin of the Frailes Volcanic Complex in the Central Andean Altiplano Plateau, Bolivia. B.S. Thesis, Cornell University. doi: 10.31237/osf.io/y6kv4
Keller, C.B. & Schoene, B. (2012). Statistical geochemistry reveals disruption in secular lithospheric evolution about 2.5 Gyr ago. Nature 485, 490–493.
Keller, C.B., Schoene, B., Barboni, M., Samperton, K.M. & Husson, J.M. (2015). Volcanic–plutonic parity and the differentiation of the continental crust. Nature 523, 301–307.
Samperton, K.M., Schoene, B., Cottle, J.M., Keller, C.B., Crowley, J.L., and Schmitz, M.D. (2015). Magma emplacement, differentiation and cooling in the middle crust: Integrated zircon geochronological–geochemical constraints from the Bergell Intrusion, Central Alps. Chemical Geology 417, 322–340.
Deering, C.D., Keller, C.B., Schoene, B., Bachmann, O., Beane, R., & Ovtcharova, M. (2016). Zircon Record of the Plutonic-Volcanic Connection and Protracted Rhyolite Melt Extraction. Geology 44 (4), 267-270.
Keller, C.B. (2016). Geochemical Evolution of Earth’s Continental Crust. PhD Dissertation, Princeton University. doi: 10.31237/osf.io/q7yra
Barboni, M., Boehnke, P., Keller, C.B., Kohl, I., Schoene, B., Young, E.D., and McKeegan, K.D. (2017). Early Formation of the Moon 4.51 billion years ago. Science Advances 3, e1602365.
Keller, C.B., Boehnke, P., and Schoene, B. (2017) Temporal variation in relative zircon abundance throughout Earth history. Geochemical Perspectives Letters 3, 179-189.
Schaen, A.J., Cottle, J.M., Singer, B.S., Garbaldi, N., Keller, C.B., and Schoene, B. (2017). Complementary crystal accumulation and rhyolite melt segregation in late Miocene Andean plutons. Geology 45 (9), 835-838.
Samperton, K.M., Bell., E.A., Barboni., M., Keller, C.B., and Schoene, B. (2017) Zircon age–temperature–compositional spectra in plutonic rocks. Geology 45 (11), 983–986.
Keller, C.B. & Schoene, B. (2018). Plate tectonics and continental basaltic geochemistry throughout Earth history. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 481, 290-304.
Stolper, D.A. & Keller, C.B. (2018). A record of deep-ocean dissolved O2 from the oxidation state of iron in submarine basalts. Nature 553, 323–327.
Boehnke, P., Bell, E.A., Stephan, T., Trappitsch, R., and Keller, C.B., Pardo, O.S., Davis, A.M., Harrison, T.M, and Pellin, M.J. (2018). Potassic, high-silica Hadean crust. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 115 (25) 6353-6356.
Ratschbacher, B.C. et al. (2018). A New Workflow to Assess Emplacement Duration and Melt Residence Time of Compositionally Diverse Magmas Emplaced in a Sub-volcanic Reservoir. Journal of Petrology egy079, 1-23.
Parsons-Davis, T. et al. (2018). New measurement of the 238U decay constant with inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry 4, 1–11.
Keller, C.B., Schoene, B., & Samperton, K.M. (2018). A Stochastic Sampling Approach to Zircon Eruption Age Interpretation. Geochemical Persectives Letters 8, 31-35
Keller, C.B. (2018). Chron.jl: A Bayesian framework for integrated eruption age and age-depth modelling. https://doi.org/10.17605/osf.io/TQX3F
Grants and Awards
U.S. Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship 2012-2016
Princeton University Centennial Fellowship 2010-2012
Frank H.T. Rhodes Award 2010
CALS Academic Excellence Award 2010
Ann S. and Robert R. Morley Student Research Grant 2009
Other research experience
- Reactive molecular dynamics simulation of silicate sorption on the hematite r-plane, with free energy estimation by umbrella sampling. CSGF practicum, Spring 2014
- Solid-state inorganic chemistry, including synthesis of novel ternary nitrides and conductive transition-metal-doped rutile. Research assistant, 2004-2008.
Service and leadership
- Session chair, “Recent Advances in Precambrian Geology” GSA Annual Meeting, 2017
- Session chair, “Resolving process through geochronology: new techniques, applications and interpretations.” AGU Fall Meeting, 2015.