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Clay Campbell

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Campbell is a 2017-2021 Self Graduate Fellow pursuing a Ph.D. in geology.  He received a B.S. (2013) in geoscience from the University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona; and M.S. (2017) in geology from KU.  His passion for geology materialized at a young age with simple questions such as why are there mountains in Arizona? His undergraduate research took him to the Tibetan Plateau where he discovered that traces of ancient rivers systems could be used to understand deep-seated interactions related to the Indo-Asian collision. He currently works in Turkey using various geochemical techniques as a proxy for understanding the processes that lead to the demise of ocean basins, contemporaneous mountain building and suturing of continents. 

Mentor: Michael H. Taylor, Professor, Geology 


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