Ethan Baxter is a Boston native and lifelong Red Sox fan. Born in New England, he still has rocks and minerals he collected in his neighborhood as a child. He received his B.S. in Geology and Geophysics from Yale University in 1995 and his Ph.D. in Geology from the University of California, Berkeley in 2000. After a two year post-doctoral fellowship at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), he was a member of the Department of Earth Sciences at Boston University from 2002-2015. In 2011, he was invited for an eight month sabbatical at the ETH Zurich, Switzerland. He joined the faculty at Boston College as associate professor of Earth & Environmental Sciences in July 2015.


In 2005, he led a multi-PI team of BU faculty in the successful acquisition and installation of the new NSF-funded BU TIMS Facility, of which he served as Director until 2015. At Boston College, he Directs the new BC TIMS Facility. In 2007, he was awarded the Clarke Medal by the Geochemical Society for an "outstanding contribution to geochemistry or cosmochemistry by an early career scientist". In 2011, he was named a Mineralogical Society of America Distinguished Lecturer. Prof. Baxter's reseach has taken him and his students to field areas including Austria, Switzerland, Scotland, the Greek Isles, Ontario, California, and throughout New England.


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