Dr. Ricardo Arevalo Jr.

Dr. Ricardo Arevalo Jr.

  • Principal Investigator
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 699
  • Employer: Science Collaborator
  • Brief Bio

    Dr. Arevalo Jr. is a Research Space Scientist at NASA GSFC with expertise in in situ methods of chemical analysis, particularly: magnetic sector, time-of-flight and ion trap mass spectrometry; laser ablation and desorption sample processing; and, electron probe microanalysis (EPMA) of terrestrial and extraterrestrial materials. His scientific research is focused on analyzing geological samples from the Earth and other differentiated rocky objects, and establishing comprehensive models of the chemical compositions of planetary interiors.

    Education

    2005 – 2010 University of Maryland, College Park, MD
    Doctorate of Philosophy, Geochemistry (completed May, 2010)
    Graduate School and Ann G. Wylie Fellow, GPA: 4.00/4.00
    Thesis Title: Quantitative modeling of mantle heterogeneity and structure (314 pp.)
    *Recipient of Inaugural University of Maryland Distinguished Dissertation Award*

    2001 – 2005 University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
    Bachelor of Sciences, Geology (completed August, 2005)
    Summa Cum Laude (Highest Honors), GPA: 3.94/4.00 (major: 4.00/4.00)
    Senior Thesis Title: Investigation into the Pb isotope geochemistry, trace element signatures, and petrography of igneous rocks from the Caribbean (51 pp.)

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Locmelis, M., M. L. Fiorentini, T. Rushmer, et al. R. Arevalo Jr., J. Adam, and S. W. Denyszyn. 2016. "Sulfur and metal fertilization of the lower continental crust." Lithos, 244: 74-93 [10.1016/j.lithos.2015.11.028]

    Arevalo Jr., R., W. B. Brinckerhoff, F. Van Amerom, et al. R. M. Danell, V. T. Pinnick, X. Li, S. A. Getty, L. M. Hovmand, A. Grubisic, P. R. Mahaffy, F. Goesmann, and H. Steininger. 2015. "Design and Demonstration of the Mars Organic Molecule Analyzer (MOMA) on the ExoMars 2018 Rover." IEEE Aerospace,

    Li, X., R. M. Danell, W. B. Brinckerhoff, et al. V. T. Pinnick, F. van Amerom, R. D. Arevalo, S. A. Getty, P. R. Mahaffy, H. Steininger, and F. Goesmann. 2015. "Detection of Trace Organics in Mars Analog Samples Containing Perchlorate by Laser Desorption/Ionization Mass Spectrometry." Astrobiology, 15 (2): 104-110 [10.1089/ast.2014.1203]

    Tang, M., W. F. McDonough, and R. Arevalo Jr.. 2014. "High-precision measurement of Eu/Eu* in geological glasses via LA-ICP-MS analysis." Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, [10.1039/c4ja00155a]

    Archer, P. D., H. B. Franz, B. Sutter, et al. R. D. Arevalo Jr, P. Coll, J. L. Eigenbrode, D. P. Glavin, J. J. Jones, L. A. Leshin, P. Mahaffy, A. C. Mcadam, C. P. McKay, D. W. Ming, R. V. Morris, R. Navarro-González, P. B. Niles, A. Pavlov, S. W. Squyres, J. C. Stern, A. Steele, and J. J. Wray. 2014. "Abundances and Implications of Volatile-bearing Species from Evolved Gas Analysis of the Rocknest Aeolian Deposit, Gale Crater, Mars." Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 119: 237-254 [10.1002/2013JE004493]

    Arevalo Jr., R. 2014. "Laser Ablation ICP-MS and Laser Fluorination Mass Spectrometry." Treatise on Geochemistry 2nd Edition, (Ed. W. McDonough), Elsevier Ltd, Oxford,

    Arevalo Jr., R. 2014. "Laser Ablation ICP-MS and Laser Fluorination GS-MS." Treatise on Geochemistry: Focused Beam Mass Spectrometry III, [DOI:10.1016/B978-0-08-095975-7.01432-7]

    Arevalo, R. D., W. F. McDonough, A. Stracke, et al. M. Willbold, T. J. Ireland, and R. J. Walker. 2013. "Simplified mantle architecture and distribution of radiogenic power." Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, [10.1002/ggge.20152]

    Brinckerhoff, W. B., V. T. Pinnick, F. H. van Amerom, et al. R. M. Danell, R. Arevalo Jr., M. S. Atanassova, X. Li, P. R. Mahaffy, R. J. Cotter, F. Goesmann, and H. Steininger. 2013. "Mars Organic Molecule Analyzer (MOMA) Mass Spectrometer for ExoMars 2018 and Beyond." IEEE Aerospace,

    Arevalo, R. D., W. F. McDonough, and P. M. Piccoli. 2011. "In situ determination of first-row transition metal, Ga and Ge abundances in geological materials via medium-resolution LA-ICP-MS." Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research, 34: [10.1111/j.1751-908X.2010.00099.x]

    Amenov, G. D., M. R. Perfit, J. F. Lewis, et al. A. R. Goss, R. Arevalo Jr, and R. D. Shuster. 2011. "Ancient lithospheric source for Quaternary lavas in Hispaniola.." Nature Geoscience, 10.1038/NGEO1203:

    Onnolly, B. D., I. S. Puchtel, R. J. Walker, et al. R. Arevalo Jr, P. M. Piccoli, G. Byerly, and N. Arndt. 2011. "Highly Siderophile Element systematics of the 3.3 Ga Weltevreden komatiites, South Africa: Implications for early Earth history.." Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 311: 253–263 [10.1016/j.epsl.2011.09.039]

    Arevalo, R. D., and W. F. McDonough. 2010. "Chemical variations and regional diversity observed in MORB." Chemical Geology, 271: 70-85 [10.1016/j.chemgeo.2009.12.013]

    Arevalo, R., J. Bellucci, and W. F. McDonough. 2010. "GGR biennial review: Advances in laser ablation and solution ICP-MS from 2008 to 2009 with particular emphasis on enhancing sensitivity, mitigating fractionation effects and exploring new applications." Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research, 34: 327-341 [10.1111/j.1751-908X.2010.00934.x]

    Ergt, J. M., R. Arevalo, L. P. Bèdard, et al. J. Bellucci, J. Enzweiler, K. P. Jochum, K. L. Linge, W. F. McDonough, R. Mertz-Kraus, M. Wiedenbeck, X. Wang, and J. D. Woodhead. 2010. "GGR Critical Review of Analytical Developments in 2008–2009: An Introduction.." Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research, 34: 325-326 [10.1111/j.1751-908X.2010.00936.x]

    Arevalo, R. D., W. F. McDonough, and M. Luong. 2009. "The K/U ratio of the silicate Earth: Insights into mantle composition, structure and thermal evolution." Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 278: 361-369 [10.1016/j.epsl.2008.12.023]

    McDonough, W. F., and R. D. Arevalo. 2008. "Uncertainties in the composition of Earth, its core and silicate sphere." Journal of Physics, 136: 022006 [10.1088/1742-6596/136/2/022006]

    Arevalo, R. D., and W. F. McDonough. 2008. "Tungsten geochemistry and implications for understanding the Earth’s interior." Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 272: 656-665 [10.1016/j.epsl.2008.05.031]

    Brief Bio

    Dr. Arevalo Jr. is a Research Space Scientist at NASA GSFC with expertise in in situ methods of chemical analysis, particularly: magnetic sector, time-of-flight and ion trap mass spectrometry; laser ablation and desorption sample processing; and, electron probe microanalysis (EPMA) of terrestrial and extraterrestrial materials. His scientific research is focused on analyzing geological samples from the Earth and other differentiated rocky objects, and establishing comprehensive models of the chemical compositions of planetary interiors.

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Locmelis, M., M. L. Fiorentini, T. Rushmer, et al. R. Arevalo Jr., J. Adam, and S. W. Denyszyn. 2016. "Sulfur and metal fertilization of the lower continental crust." Lithos 244 74-93 [10.1016/j.lithos.2015.11.028]

    Arevalo Jr., R., W. B. Brinckerhoff, F. Van Amerom, et al. R. M. Danell, V. T. Pinnick, X. Li, S. A. Getty, L. M. Hovmand, A. Grubisic, P. R. Mahaffy, F. Goesmann, and H. Steininger. 2015. "Design and Demonstration of the Mars Organic Molecule Analyzer (MOMA) on the ExoMars 2018 Rover." IEEE Aerospace

    Li, X., R. M. Danell, W. B. Brinckerhoff, et al. V. T. Pinnick, F. van Amerom, R. D. Arevalo, S. A. Getty, P. R. Mahaffy, H. Steininger, and F. Goesmann. 2015. "Detection of Trace Organics in Mars Analog Samples Containing Perchlorate by Laser Desorption/Ionization Mass Spectrometry." Astrobiology 15 (2): 104-110 [10.1089/ast.2014.1203]

    Tang, M., W. F. McDonough, and R. Arevalo Jr.. 2014. "High-precision measurement of Eu/Eu* in geological glasses via LA-ICP-MS analysis." Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry [10.1039/c4ja00155a]

    Archer, P. D., H. B. Franz, B. Sutter, et al. R. D. Arevalo Jr, P. Coll, J. L. Eigenbrode, D. P. Glavin, J. J. Jones, L. A. Leshin, P. Mahaffy, A. C. Mcadam, C. P. McKay, D. W. Ming, R. V. Morris, R. Navarro-González, P. B. Niles, A. Pavlov, S. W. Squyres, J. C. Stern, A. Steele, and J. J. Wray. 2014. "Abundances and Implications of Volatile-bearing Species from Evolved Gas Analysis of the Rocknest Aeolian Deposit, Gale Crater, Mars." Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets 119 237-254 [10.1002/2013JE004493]

    Arevalo Jr., R. 2014. "Laser Ablation ICP-MS and Laser Fluorination Mass Spectrometry." Treatise on Geochemistry 2nd Edition, (Ed. W. McDonough), Elsevier Ltd, Oxford

    Arevalo Jr., R. 2014. "Laser Ablation ICP-MS and Laser Fluorination GS-MS." Treatise on Geochemistry: Focused Beam Mass Spectrometry III [DOI:10.1016/B978-0-08-095975-7.01432-7]

    Arevalo, R. D., W. F. McDonough, A. Stracke, et al. M. Willbold, T. J. Ireland, and R. J. Walker. 2013. "Simplified mantle architecture and distribution of radiogenic power." Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems [10.1002/ggge.20152]

    Brinckerhoff, W. B., V. T. Pinnick, F. H. van Amerom, et al. R. M. Danell, R. Arevalo Jr., M. S. Atanassova, X. Li, P. R. Mahaffy, R. J. Cotter, F. Goesmann, and H. Steininger. 2013. "Mars Organic Molecule Analyzer (MOMA) Mass Spectrometer for ExoMars 2018 and Beyond." IEEE Aerospace

    Arevalo, R. D., W. F. McDonough, and P. M. Piccoli. 2011. "In situ determination of first-row transition metal, Ga and Ge abundances in geological materials via medium-resolution LA-ICP-MS." Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research 34 [10.1111/j.1751-908X.2010.00099.x]

    Amenov, G. D., M. R. Perfit, J. F. Lewis, et al. A. R. Goss, R. Arevalo Jr, and R. D. Shuster. 2011. "Ancient lithospheric source for Quaternary lavas in Hispaniola.." Nature Geoscience 10.1038/NGEO1203

    Onnolly, B. D., I. S. Puchtel, R. J. Walker, et al. R. Arevalo Jr, P. M. Piccoli, G. Byerly, and N. Arndt. 2011. "Highly Siderophile Element systematics of the 3.3 Ga Weltevreden komatiites, South Africa: Implications for early Earth history.." Earth and Planetary Science Letters 311 253–263 [10.1016/j.epsl.2011.09.039]

    Arevalo, R. D., and W. F. McDonough. 2010. "Chemical variations and regional diversity observed in MORB." Chemical Geology 271 70-85 [10.1016/j.chemgeo.2009.12.013]

    Arevalo, R., J. Bellucci, and W. F. McDonough. 2010. "GGR biennial review: Advances in laser ablation and solution ICP-MS from 2008 to 2009 with particular emphasis on enhancing sensitivity, mitigating fractionation effects and exploring new applications." Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research 34 327-341 [10.1111/j.1751-908X.2010.00934.x]

    Ergt, J. M., R. Arevalo, L. P. Bèdard, et al. J. Bellucci, J. Enzweiler, K. P. Jochum, K. L. Linge, W. F. McDonough, R. Mertz-Kraus, M. Wiedenbeck, X. Wang, and J. D. Woodhead. 2010. "GGR Critical Review of Analytical Developments in 2008–2009: An Introduction.." Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research 34 325-326 [10.1111/j.1751-908X.2010.00936.x]

    Arevalo, R. D., W. F. McDonough, and M. Luong. 2009. "The K/U ratio of the silicate Earth: Insights into mantle composition, structure and thermal evolution." Earth and Planetary Science Letters 278 361-369 [10.1016/j.epsl.2008.12.023]

    McDonough, W. F., and R. D. Arevalo. 2008. "Uncertainties in the composition of Earth, its core and silicate sphere." Journal of Physics 136 022006 [10.1088/1742-6596/136/2/022006]

    Arevalo, R. D., and W. F. McDonough. 2008. "Tungsten geochemistry and implications for understanding the Earth’s interior." Earth and Planetary Science Letters 272 656-665 [10.1016/j.epsl.2008.05.031]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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