PCIGR CFI Project Manager
MAGNET Program Coordinator
Office: EOS-South 359 Phone: 778-628-1676 (Cell) Fax: 604-822-6088 (shared)
Pacific Centre for Isotopic and Geochemical Research (PCIGR)
The PCIGR is an integrated analytical research centre, equipped with state-of-the-art analytical instrumentation and cleanroom laboratories. The PCIGR provides high-quality analytical services and support for university researchers, government agencies, the mineral exploration industry and the international research community. The PCIGR promotes training and multi-disciplinary research in the earth, environmental, oceanographic, atmospheric and biological sciences.
The new PCIGR-CFI analytical facility
In September 2011, PCIGR completed building a new 2200 ft2 geochemical facility at UBC. The project was funded by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (Leading Edge Fund) and the BC Government (Knowledge Development Fund). With in-kind contributions, PCIGR received a total investment of ~$7.5 million to expand and update its analytical capacity.
The facility currently houses 4 instruments (Nu Plasma II MC-ICP-MS, Nu AttoM HR-ICP-MS, Agilent 7700 ICP-MS & Resonetics M-50 laser system). Two additional instruments (Nu Plasma 1700, Nu TIMS) are expected in 2013.
The new laboratories will become an important testing facility and R&D (research and development) centre in collaboration with Nu Instruments Ltd. (UK) and has been named "nUBC" to commemorate the partnership.
My Role at PCIGR
As Project Manager for the PCIGR-CFI facilty, I helped coordinate the highly specialized renovations and installation of the new instruments. This involved attending weekly design and construction meetings, maintaining close communication with the builders, contractors and architects, assisting with decision-making, coordinating logistics, as well as monitoring the overall progress of the project to ensure it was implemented correctly and efficiently.
I manage the PR (public relations) for the PCIGR, from the Department level to representation at national and international conferences. I am responsible for promoting PCIGR's analytical capabilities, seeking industry collaborators and preparing funding proposals to support the facility. I am working to identify and develop new research partnerships to expand the lab's user community. I am also in charge of coordinating the interface with the Pacific Museum of the Earth and developing outreach materials and activities.
Additionally, I am the Program Coordinator for the Multidisciplinary Applied Geochemistry Network (MAGNET), a Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) program devoted to geochemistry.
radiogenic isotope and trace element geochemistry
composition, evolution, and structure of mantle plumes
Hawaiian post-shield volcanism
The goals of my M.Sc. research were to provide a greater understanding of Hawaiian post-shield volcanism, characterize the geochemical evolution of Hawaiian volcanoes from the shield to post-shield stage, and better define the geochemical structure of the Hawaiian plume. Specifically, my research investigated (a) if the observed isotopic variations can be explained by a radially zoned plume, (b) what variations must be attributed to to longitudinal rather than radial heterogeneity, (c) the relationship between small-scale heterogeneity and large-scale zoning in the plume, (d) how the isotopic compositions correspond to structure at the plume source, and (e) if any of the structure is due to entrained material higher in the mantle.
Articles in peer-reviewed journals
Garcia, M.O., Hanano, D., Flinders, A., Weis, D., Ito, G., and Kurz, M.D. (2012) Age, geology, geophysics, and geochemistry of Mahukona Volcano, Hawaii. Bulletin of Volcanology, 74(6), 1445-1463, doi: 10.1007/s00445-012-0602-4.
Hanano, D., Weis, D., Scoates, J.S., Aciego, S., and DePaolo, D.J. (2010) Horizontal and vertical zoning of heterogeneities in the Hawaiian mantle plume from the geochemistry of consecutive postshield volcano pairs: Kohala-Mahukona and Mauna Kea–Hualalai. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 11, Q01004, doi:10.1029/2009GC002782.
Hanano, D., Scoates, J.S., and Weis, D. (2009) Alteration mineralogy and the effect of acid-leaching on the Pb isotope systematics of ocean island basalts. American Mineralogist, 94, 17-26.
Garcia M., Ito G., Weis D., Geist D., Swinnard L., Bianco T., Ashton F., Appelgate B., Taylor B., Blay C., Hanano D., Nobre Silva I., Naumann T., Maerschalk C., Harpp K., Christensen B., Sciaroni L., Tagami T., and Yamasaki S. (2008) Widespread secondary volcanism near northern Hawaiian Islands. EOS, 89, 542-543.
Weis, D., Kieffer, B., Hanano, D., Nobre Silva, I., Barling, J., Pretorius, W., Maerschalk, C., and Mattielli, N. (2007) Hf Isotope Compositions of USGS Reference Materials. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 8(6), Q06006, doi:10.1029/2006GC001473.
Pretorius, W., Weis, D., Williams, G., Hanano, D., Kieffer, B., and Scoates, J.S. (2006) Complete Trace Elemental Characterization of Granitoid (USGS G-2, GSP-2) Reference Materials by High Resolution Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry. Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research, 30(1), 39-54.
Weis, D., Kieffer, B., Maerschalk, C., Barling, J., de Jong, J., Williams, G.A., Hanano, D., Pretorius, W., Mattielli, N., Scoates, J.S., Goolaerts, A., Friedman, R.M., and Mahoney, J.B. (2006) High-precision isotopic characterization of USGS reference materials by TIMS and MC-ICP-MS. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 7(8), Q08006, doi:10.1029/2006GC001283.
Selected (first author) abstracts
Hanano, D., Garcia, M.O., Weis, D.A., Flinders, A.F., Ito. G., and Kurz, M.D. (2009) Geochronology, geochemistry and geophysics of Mahukona Volcano, Hawai'i. Eos Trans. AGU, 90(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract V43F-2326.
Hanano, D., Weis, D., Aciego, S., Scoates, J.S., and DePaolo, D.J. (2007) Geochemistry of post-shield lavas from paired Loa- and Kea-trend Hawaiian Volcanoes. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 71-15, Supplement 1: A375.
Hanano, D., Weis, D., Aciego, S., Scoates, J.S., and DePaolo, D.J. (2006) Geochemistry of Post-shield Lavas and Submarine Tholeiites from the Kea and Loa Trends of Hawaiian Volcanoes. Eos Trans. AGU, 87(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract V13B-0673.
Hanano, D., Weis, D., Aciego, S., Scoates, J.S., and DePaolo, D.J. (2006) Pb Isotopic Systematics of Mauna Kea, Kohala, and Hualalai Post-shield Lavas: Heterogeneity at the Periphery of the Hawaiian Plume. GAC-MAC Program with Abstracts, v.31, p.63.
Hanano, D., Weis, D., Aciego, S., Scoates, J.S., and DePaolo, D.J. (2005) Geochemical Systematics of Hawaiian Post-shield Lavas: Implications for the Chemical Structure of the Hawaiian Mantle Plume. Eos Trans. AGU, 86(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract V41D-1497.
Hanano, D., Weis, D., Scoates, J.S., and Giret, A. (2005) Small-scale heterogeneities in the enriched component of the Kerguelen mantle plume: Pb-Hf-Sr-Nd isotopic constraints from the Kerguelen Baie Charrier section. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 69-10, Supplement 1: A103.
Hanano, D., Weis, D., Scoates, J.S., and Giret, A. (2004) Geochemistry of the Baie Charrier basaltic section, Courbet Peninsula, Kerguelen Archipelago. Eos Trans. AGU, 85(47), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract V31C-1442.
Hanano, D. (2008) Geochemistry of post-shield lavas from Kea- and Loa-trend Hawaiian volcanoes: Constraints on the origin and distribution of heterogeneities in the Hawaiian mantle plume. Unpublished M.Sc. thesis, University of British Columbia, 138 p.
Hanano, D. (2004) Geochemistry of the Baie Charrier basaltic section, Courbet Peninsula, Kerguelen Archipelago: Implications for the composition of the Kerguelen mantle plume. Unpublished B.Sc. thesis, University of British Columbia, 92 p.