Matt Steele-MacInnis Awarded NSF CAREER Grant

Matt Steele-MacInnis wears a yellow hard hat and poses for the camera with green fields and mountains in background.Assistant Professor Matt Steele-MacInnis has been awarded an NSF CAREER Grant, a five-year, $500,000 grant for outstanding early-career researchers. Steele-MacInnis's research for the award is "Mass Transport and Fluid-Rock Reactions Driven by Multicomponent Aqueous Fluids."

Steele-MacInnis is Principal Investigator of the UA's Geofluids Laboratory, which studies the properties and roles of fluids (aqueous fluids, gases, silicate melts) in geologic systems, with emphasis on hydrothermal fluids in ore-forming processes and mineral deposits.The laboratory applies field studies, hydrothermal experiments, laboratory analyses and theoretical modeling to decipher fluid processes in hydrothermal ore-forming environments.

Steele-MacInnis joined the UA Geosciences faculty in fall 2015 and this semester is teaching Physical Geology, our introductory course for Geosciences majors as well as students majoring in other science fields.

The NSF CAREER Grant, among the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards, supports junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations.