Matthew Wielicki

Matthew Wielicki

Assistant Professor


  • PhD, Geochemistry, UC Los Angeles
  • MS, Geochemistry, UC Los Angeles
  • BS, Biochemistry and Cellular Biology, UC San Diego

Research Areas

  • High-Temperature Geochemistry & Petrology



Research Interests

Research interests include conditions of early Earth during the initiation of life; constraining the amount of continental lithosphere through time; understanding the flux and timing of asteroids impacting the Earth-Moon system and the association with major extinction events; and the evolution of the Himalaya and the Tibetan Plateau.

Current Research Projects

  • Impact flux to Earth-Moon system through time
  • Early Earth research
  • Global effects due to impact including mass extinction events
  • Evolution of the Himalaya and the Tibetan Plateau

Selected Publications