Adam Sarafian Adam Sarafian
Joint Program Student
Geology & Geophysics
Marine Geology & Geophysics

Office Phone: +1 508 289 2615
Cell Phone: +1 732 492 1553

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WHOI Mailing Address:
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
266 Woods Hole Rd.
MS# 08
Woods Hole, MA 02543-1050


B.S. University of Georgia (geology)
M.S. University of Georgia (geology)

Research Interests

Apatite geochemistry
Apatite cosmochemistry
Petrology of Apatite
Stable isotope geochemistry  (H, O, S, V)
Trace element geochemistry
Coral fluorescence 

The volatile evolution of Vesta by studying eucrite meteorties
Timeing of apatite saturation
Mixing in the early solar system

Research Statement

I am interested in the mixing of volatiles in the Solar System and how this relates to planetary accretion and the volatile budget of planets. I do this by studying the mineral apatite and various isotope systems.


Mass spectroscopy:
Large radius SIMS

Electron Microscopy:
Cameca and JEOL electron probes

ion exchange chromtorgraphy


2013 NASA Fellow