Jesse B. Walters Personal Information: School of Earth and Climate Sciences 5790 Bryand Global Sciences Center Orono, ME 04469-5790 firstname.lastname@example.org
Research Interests: Investigation of metamorphism and tectonics through a combination of petrography, major and trace element chemistry, stable isotopes, geochronology, vibrational spectroscopy, thermodynamics, kinetics, and computer modeling.
Education: 2021: Ph.D., Earth Science, University of Maine, Orono ME 04469
Dissertation focus: Deep Sulfur Cycling at Convergent Margins
2016: Masters of Science, Geology, Boise State University, Boise ID 83725
Master's Thesis: Titanite Petrochronology of the Greater Himalayan Sequence, Annapurna Region, Central Nepal
2013: Bachelors of Science, Geology, Central Washington University, Ellensburg WA 98926
Science Honors Thesis: Modeling Pressure-Temperature Paths of a High Pressure High Temperature Gneiss, From Western China using Perple_X
3.81 GPA, Magna Cum Laude, Douglas Honors College, Dean's List
2010: Associates of Science, Associates of Arts Oregon Transfer Degree, Associates of General Studies, Portland Community College, Portland, Oregon 97219
3.65 GPA, President's List, Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society
Relevant Courses: Central Washington University: Rocks and Minerals, Optical Mineralogy, Neo-Tectonics, Volcanology Boise State University: Whole Earth Geochemistry, Radiogenic Isotope Geochemistry, Stable Isotope Geochemistry, Crystallography and Crystal Chemistry, Introduction to Electron Microscopy, Geostatistics, Geochemical Kinetics University of Maine: Isotope Geochemistry, Rheology
Skills: Analytical: LA-ICP-MS, EPMA, SEM, Raman Microprobe, ID-TIMS, SIMS, TC/EA isotope ratio mass spectrometry Programming/Software: Perple_X, Thermocalc, Iolite, Matlab, Unix/Linux, Isoplot, Peakfit, Adobe Illustrator Field Experience: Nepal, Norway, Sweden, Oregon, Washington, Idaho
Research and Teaching Positions: 2016-present TA, Metamorphic Petrology, University of Maine 2013-2016 RA/TA, Metamorphic Petrology, Boise State University 2014 Research Internship, Rb-Sr and Sm-Nd dating of LL Chondrites, Pheasant Memorial Laboratory, Institute for the Study of the Earth's Interior, University of Okayama, Japan 2012-2013 Honors Research and TA, Central Washington University
Awards and Grants: 2017: Geological Society of America Travel Grant 2017: Graduate Student Government Travel Grant 2016: Graduate Presentation Award, Boise Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration 2014: Geological Society of America Graduate Research Grant for studying Raman Thermobarometry 2013: Geological Society of America Travel Grant 2013: Don Ringe Award for best undergraduate research, Central Washington University 2012: Bentley Scholarship Winner (full year tuition), Central Washington University 2008: Scholarship (50 % tuition), Columbia Gorge Community College
Outreach: 2017: Judge, STEM symposium, Maine Upward Bound Math Science Program, ME 2017: Panel Discussion, Conducting Graduate Level Research and the Importance of Education, Maine Upward Bound Math Science Program, ME 2017: Panel Discussion, Conducting Scientific Research and Being a Scientist, Newport Elementary School, ME 2016: Presentation, Gold Deposits in the Boise Basin Mining District, Idaho City Elementary and Secondary School, ID 2015-2016: Volcano demonstrations, Boise State Science and Engineering Festival, ID 2014: Commencement Speaker for the Class of 2014, Klickitat Secondary School, WA 2014: Presentation, Himalayan Geology and Culture, Klickitat Secondary School, WA
Conference Abstracts: Crowley, JL, Schmitz, MD, Myers, JS, Walters, JB (2017). CA-TIMS U-Pb dates from Hadean zircon from the Jack Hills, Australia: Improving the accuracy of ages of ancient metamorphosed zircon. GSA Annual Meeting, Seattle, USA.
Walters, JB, Spreitzer, SK, Williams, ML, Yates, MG, Jercinovic, MJ, Grew, ES, Carson, CJ, Cruz-Uribe, AC (2017). Cambrian granulite-facies metamorphism of the Larsemann Hills, Prydz Bay, Antarctica: Using thermodynamic modeling to inform monazite petrochronology. GSA Annual Meeting, Seattle, USA.
Walters, JB, Cruz-Uribe, AC, Marschall, HR, Monteleone, B (2017). A global overview of sulfur isotopes and sulfide-silicate reactions in exhumed terranes. 12th International Eclogite Conference, Åre, Sweden.
Walters, JB, and Kohn, MJ (2015) Titanite petrochronology supports protracted transport along a high-level thrust within the Greater Himalayan Sequence, Central Nepal. AGU Annual Meeting, San Francisco, USA.
Walters, JB, and Kohn, MJ (2014) Examining the temperature range suitable for Quartz-in-Garnet Geoba-Raman-try. 11th International Geo-Raman conference, St. Louis, USA.
Mattinson, CG, Regel, ME, Walters, JB, Zhang, J (2013) Evaluating thermal gradients in a long-lived UHP terrane, North Qaidam, Western China. 10th International Eclogite Conference, Courmayeur, Italy.
Walters, JB and Mattinson, CG (2013). Modeling P-T paths for a Gt-Ky gneiss from the N. Qiadam UHP/HP belt, western China. GSA Cordilleran Section Meeting, Fresno, USA.
Professional Associations: Geological Society of America Mineralogical Society of America American Geophysical Union