Matthew Wielicki

Assistant Professor

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BS, Biochemistry and Cellular Biology, UC San Diego

MS, Geochemistry, UC Los Angeles

PhD, Geochemistry, UC Los Angeles

Curriculum Vitae

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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


Representative Publications

  1. Harrison, T.M. and Wielicki, M.M., 2016. From the Hadean to the Himalaya: 4.4 Ga of felsic terrestrial magmatism. American Mineralogist, 101(6), pp.1348-1359.
  2. Wielicki, M.M., Harrison, T.M., 2015. Zircon formation in impact melts: Complications for deciphering planetary impact histories. Geological Society of America Special Paper 518, 127-134.
  3. Tremblay, M.M., Fox, M., Schmidt, J.L., Tripathy-Lang, A., Wielicki, M.M., Harrison, T.M., Zeitler, P.K., Shuster, D.L., 2015. Erosion in southern Tibet shut down at ~10 Ma due to enhanced rock uplift within the Himalaya. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 112, 12030-12035.
  4. Wielicki, M.M., Harrison, T.M., Stockli, D.F., 2014. Dating terrestrial impact structures: U-Pb depth profiles and (U-Th)/He ages of zircon. Geophysical Research Letters 41, 4168-4175.
  5. Wielicki, M.M., Harrison, T.M., Schmitt, A.K., 2012.  Geochemical Signatures and Magmatic Stability of Impact Produced Zircon. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 321-322, 20-31.
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