Emily Chin is an assistant professor in the Geosciences Research Division at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. Her research interests include mantle petrology, high-temperature geochemistry, rock deformation, origins of continents and the geology and tectonics of western North America. Together with field studies, geochemical data collected in the lab help place quantitative constraints on the key variables (pressure, temperature, time, composition) that allow Chin to evaluate different hypotheses of continent formation. She has previously received grants from the National Science Foundation Division of Earth Sciences and conducted field work in several areas in the western U.S. and California.

Chin received a B.S. in Geology from Tulane University and a PhD in Earth Science from Rice University.

Read more about Dr. Chin in A Scientist’s Life: Emily Chin

(Updated March 2021)