Stephen E. Cox

Curriculum Vitae

Stephen E. Cox

Education

  • California Institute of Technology, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences
    • Ph.D., Geochemistry
    • 2010 - 2016
  • Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia College
    • B.A., Earth Science, 20 May 2009
    • Thesis: Gamburtsev Mountain formation, cooling, and exhumation modeling through low-temperature thermochronology of detrital grains from Prydz Bay, East Antarctica
    • Advisor: Professor Sidney Hemming, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Teaching Experience

  • Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Geology and Geochemistry
    • Professor Ken Farley, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences
    • California Institute of Technology
    • September 2015 - December 2015
  • Teaching Assistant, Radiogenic Isotope Geochemistry
    • Professor Ken Farley, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences
    • California Institute of Technology
    • January 2014 - March 2014
  • Teaching Assistant, Nuclear Chemistry
    • Professor Don Burnett, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences
    • California Institute of Technology
    • September 2013 - December 2013
  • Teaching Assistant, Advanced Radiogenic Isotope Geochemistry
    • Professor Ken Farley, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences
    • California Institute of Technology
    • April 2013 - June 2013
  • Teaching Assistant, Chemistry of the Solar System
    • Professor Don Burnett, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences
    • California Institute of Technology
    • September 2012 - December 2012
  • Teaching Assistant, Nuclear Chemistry
    • Professor Don Burnett, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences
    • California Institute of Technology
    • January 2012 - March 2012
  • Teaching Assistant, Optical Mineralogy Lab
    • Professor George Rossman, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences
    • California Institute of Technology
    • September 2011 - December 2011
  • Teaching Assistant, Alternative Energy Resources
    • Professor David Walker, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
    • Columbia University
    • September 2008 - December 2008

Research Experience (non-degree)

  • Postdoctoral Research Scientist, California Institute of Technology
    • Quadrupole ion trap mass spectrometry, noble gas geochemistry, geochronology, thermochronology
    • January 2017 - current
  • Staff Research Assistant, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
    • 40Ar/39Ar dating, mineral separation, mass spectrometer maintenance, MySQL database management, computer systems management, MATLAB, and GIS
    • June 2009 - June 2010
  • Undergraduate Research Assistant, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
    • (U-Th)/He dating, 40Ar/39Ar dating, mineral separation, MATLAB, and GIS
    • April 2007 - May 2009
  • Research Assistant, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
    • mineral separation and sample preparation
    • September 2006 - April 2007

Publications

  • Cox, S.E., K.A. Farley, and D.J. Cherniak (2014), Direct measurement of neon production rates by (α,n) reactions in minerals, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, Volumes 148, Pages 130-144
  • Cox, S.E., K.A. Farley, and S.R. Hemming (2012), Insights into the age of the Mono Lake Excursion and magmatic crystal residence time from (U‐Th)/He and 230Th dating of volcanic allanite, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Volumes 319-320, Pages 178-184
  • Cox, S.E., S.N. Thomson, P.W. Reiners, S.R. Hemming, and T. van de Flierdt (2010), Extremely low long-term erosion rates around the Gamburtsev Mountains in interior East Antarctica, Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 37
  • van de Flierdt, T., S.R. Hemming, S.L. Goldstein, G.E. Gehrels, S.E. Cox (2008), Evidence Against a Young Volcanic Origin of the Gamburtsev Subglacial Mountains, Antarctica, Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 26

Conference Abstracts

  • Cox, S.E., K.A. Farley, D.J. Cherniak (2013), Nucleogenic neon-21 production rates for geochronology, Goldschmidt 2013, Florence, Italy
  • Cox, S.E., S.R. Hemming, B.D. Turrin, and C.C. Swisher (2010), Nonlinearity of argon isotope measurements for samples of different sizes, AGU 2010 Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA
  • Zimmerman, S.H., E.A. Steponaitis, S.R. Hemming, X. Wang, S.E. Cox, and G.A.H. Ali (2010), Improvements on the late Pleistocene chronology at Mono Lake, CA from radiocarbon dating of sequential dissolution steps, GSA 2010 Annual Meeting, Denver, CO
  • Ali S., S. R. Hemming, T. Torgersen, M. Q. Fleisher, S. E. Cox, and M. Stute (2009), K-Ar constraints on fluid-rock interaction and dissolution-precipitation events within the actively creeping shear zones from SAFOD cores, AGU 2009 Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA
  • Cox, S.E., S.R. Hemming, and E.A. Steponaitis (2009), Heavy Mineral Assemblages in volcanic ashes from the Mono Basin, California, GSA 2009 Annual Meeting, Portland, OR
  • Ali, G.A.H., S.H. Zimmerman, S.R. Hemming, S.E. Cox, S.L. LeRoy, E.A. Steponaitis, and X. Wang (2009), Chronology of High Lake Levels During the Last Glacial Cycle, GSA 2009 Annual Meeting, Portland, OR
  • Thomson, S.N., S.R. Hemming, P.W. Reiners, and S.E. Cox (2009), Revealing the Subglacial Erosion and Landscape Evolution History Below the East Antarctic Ice Sheet Using Detrital Thermochronology, GSA 2009 Annual Meeting, Portland, OR
  • Cox, S.E., P.W. Reiners, S.N. Thomson, G.E. Gehrels, S. Nicolescu, S.R. Hemming, T. van de Flierdt, S.L. Goldstein, and S.A. Brachfeld (2008), Triple-Dating of Detrital Apatites and Zircons from Prydz Bay, East Antarctica, Goldschmidt 2008 Conference.
  • van de Flierdt, T., S.R. Hemming, G.E. Gehrels, S.E. Cox, and S.L. Goldstein (2008), Sedimentary Provenance Evidence for the Origin of the Gamburtsev Subglacial Mountains, Antarctica, Goldschmidt 2008 Conference.
  • Cox, S.E., P.W. Reiners, S.N. Thomson, G.E. Gehrels, S. Nicolescu, S.R. Hemming, T. van de Flierdt, S.L. Goldstein, and S.A. Brachfeld (2008), Hints about the formation of the Gamburtsev Subglacial Mountains from triple-dating detrital apatite and zircon, SCAR/IASC IPY Open Science Conference.
  • Cox, S.E., S.R. Hemming, P.W. Reiners, S. Nicolescu, S.N. Thomson, G.E. Gehrels, T. van de Flierdt, S.L. Goldstein, and S.A. Brachfeld (2007), Isotopic and Thermochronological Evidence for Origin and Erosion History of the Gamburtsev Mountains, East Antarctica, Eos Trans. AGU, 88(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract T23C-1543.
  • Cox, S.E., S.R. Hemming, P.W. Reiners, S. Nicolescu, S.N. Thomson, G.E. Gehrels, T. van de Flierdt, S.L. Goldstein, and S.A. Brachfeld (2007), Detrital apatite and zircon (U-Th)/He evidence for early formation and slow erosion of the Gamburtsev Mountains, East Antarctica: in Antarctica: A Keystone in a Changing World – Online Proceedings of the 10th ISAES, edited by A.K. Cooper and C.R. Raymond et al., USGS Open-File Report 2007-1047, Extended Abstract 193, 4 p.