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Matthew Loewen

I work as a geologist at the Alaska Volcano Observatory with a background in igneous petrology. I specialize in in-situ geochemistry and tephra textural studies, which I use to understand volcanic eruption style, eruption history, and the origin and evolution of magmas.

Professional Experience

  • Research Geologist, U.S. Geological Survey—Alaska Volcano Observatory, 2017–present

  • Instructor, Oregon State University, January 2017–March 2017

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Oregon, March 2014–June 2016

  • Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant, Oregon State University, 2008–2013

Education and Certifications

  • Ph.D. in Geology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, March 2014

  • M.S. in Geology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, September 2011

  • B.S. in Geology, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA, May 2008

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