About Me

I am a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Los Alamos National Laboratory, and I use the isotopic compositions of samples ranging from meteorites and asteroid samples to nuclear materials as forensic tracers to learn about the origins of our Solar System and develop nuclear forensics methods. I have extensive experience developing and performing chemical separation and purification methods in a metal-free clean lab and conducting high-precision isotopic analyses using multi-collector inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (MC-ICPMS) and thermal ionization mass spectrometry (TIMS).

I received my B.S. in Environmental Geosciences from the University of Notre Dame in 2015 and my Ph.D. in Geological Sciences from Arizona State University in 2020. I was a Carnegie Postdoctoral Fellow at the Carnegie Earth and Planets Laboratory from 2020–2022.

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Contact Me

Email: zacharytorrano[at]gmail.com