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Will Nachlas

Will Nachlas

Research Associate
Earth Sciences

323 Heroy Geology Laboratory


    PhD 2010-15 

    University of Minnesota

    BSc summa cum laude 2006-10 

    Virginia Tech  


    Nachlas, W.O. (in press) Precise and accurate doping of nanoporous silica gel for the synthesis of trace element microanalytical reference materials. Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research. 

    Nachlas, W. O. and Hirth, G. (2015) Experimental constraints on the role of dynamic recrystallization on resetting the Ti-in-quartz thermobarometer. Journal of Geophysical Research – Solid Earth, 120 (12), 8120-8137. 

    Renedo, R., Nachlas, W. O., Whitney, D.L., Teyssier, C., Piazolo, S., Gordon, S.M., Fossen, H. (2015) Fabric development during exhumation from ultrahigh-pressure in an eclogite-bearing shear zone, Western Gneiss Region, Norway. Journal of Structural Geology, 71, 58-70. 

    Quilichini, A., Siebenaller, L., Nachlas, W. O., Teyssier, C. Vennemann, T., Heizler, M.T., Mulch, A. (2015) Infiltration of meteoric fluids in an extensional detachment shear zone (Kettle dome, WA, USA): How quartz dynamic recrystallization relates to fluid-rock interaction. Journal of Structural Geology, 71, 71-85. 

    Nachlas, W. O., Whitney, D.L., Teyssier, C., Bagley, B., Mulch, A.M. (2014) Titanium concentration in quartz as a record of multiple deformation mechanisms in an extensional shear zone. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 15 (4) 1374-1397. 

    Recent Conference Presentations:

    Nachlas, W.O., Thomas, J.B. (2016) Dynamically- and chemically-induced grain boundary migration of quartz: microstructures, crystallographic fabrics, and trace element contents. EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts, 18, 10771

    Nachlas, W.O., Thomas, J.B. (2016) Synthesis of glass and crystalline reference materials for trace element microanalysis. Microanalysis Society EPMA Topical Conference, Madison, WI. 

    Nachlas, W.O., Thomas, J.B. , Hirth, G., Watson, E.B. (2016 upcoming) Experimental deformation of Ti-saturated and -undersaturated quartz porphyroclasts. AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts

    Research Interests