Research Group for Stable Isotopologues (MRSI)

 

SANG-TAE KIM

                                                               E-mail: sangtae@mcmaster.edu

 EDUCATION

Ph.D.  Earth & Planetary Sciences, McGill University, Canada, October 2006*
M.S.   Geology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, U.S.A., May 1996
B.Sc.  Geology, Korea University, Seoul, Republic of Korea, February 1993

*Only 4.5 years between 1996 and 2006 were spent in residency at McGill University.

CURRENT FACULTY APPOINTMENT 

Associate Professor, The School of Geography and Earth Sciences, McMaster University,       2016 Jul.- Present
                                      Hamilton, Canada

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Early Researcher Awards - Ontario Ministry of Research & Innovation (ERA-MRI), 2015

  • 2006 V.M. Goldschmidt Conference Travel Grant: Geochemical Society, 2006

  • NOAA Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2006 (DECLINED)

  • Alma Mater Student Travel Grant, 2004

  • Special 2-year Carl Reinhardt McGill Major Fellowship, 2000, 2004

  • Geological Society of America Graduate Student Research Grant, 2004

  • Annual GEOTOP Bursary Year 2000-2001, 2001

  • GEOTOP & Chaire de Recherche en Environnement Fellowship, 2000

  • GEOTOP/UQAM Fellowship, 1999, 2000

  • Entrance Scholarship and Differential Fee Waiver Scholarship, McGill University, 1999, 2000

  • Scholarship for Academic Excellence, Korea University, 1991

 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE 

  • Member, McMaster Centre for Climate Change, McMaster University                          2011 Mar. - Present
    Hamilton, Canada

  • Adjunct Member, The Origins Institute, McMaster University, Hamilton,                      2010 Nov. - Present
    Canada

  • Assistant Professor, The School of Geography and Earth Sciences,                          2010 Jan. - 2016-Jun.
    McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Stable Isotope Laboratory,                                   2006 Oct. - 2009 Dec.
    University of Maryland, College Park (Advisor: Prof. James Farquhar)

  • Graduate Student Research Assistant of Professor Alfonso Mucci,                           2004 May - 2006 Oct.
    McGill University, Montreal

  • Visiting Scientist, Light Stable Isotope Laboratory (Dr. Bruce Taylor),                          2004 April - 2006 Oct.
    Mineral Resources Division, Geological Survey of Canada, Ottawa                                                 

  • Visiting Scientist, Light Stable Isotope Laboratory (Dr. Bruce Taylor),                          2000 July -  2001 April
    Mineral Resources Division, Geological Survey of Canada, Ottawa                                              

  • Research Fellow, Stable Isotope Laboratory,                                                                1997 Sep. - 1999 May
    Center for Mineral Resources Research, Korea University, Seoul                                              

  • Research Fellow & Lab. Manager, Stable Isotope Laboratory,                                   1996 Jun. -  1997 Aug.
    Center for Mineral Resources Research, Korea University, Seoul                                               

  • Graduate Student Research Assistant of Professor James R. O’Neil                          1994-1995
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Teaching Assistant, McGill University, Montreal

  •    The Earth System                                                                              2006 Jan. - April

  •     Properties of Minerals                                                                         2005 Sep. - Dec.

  •     Environmental Geology                                                                       2005 Jan. - April

  •     Chemical Oceanography                                                                     2004 Sep. - Dec.

  •     Understanding Planet Earth                                                                 2004 Jan. - April

  •     Understanding Planet Earth                                                                 2001 Jan. - April

  •     Principles of Geochemistry                                                                  2000 Sep. - Dec.

  •     Environmental Geology                                                                        2000 Jan. - April

  •     Principles of Geochemistry                                                                  1999 Sep. - Dec.

                 Assistant Professor, McMaster University, Hamilton

  •  Environmental Reconstruction Using Stable Isotopes                                                
     (Earth Sc 4CC3/Envir Sc 4CC3)

  •  Research Design and Dissemination                                                     
     in Earth & Environmental Sciences (Earth Sc 3RD3)

  •  Earth’s Changing Climate                                                                     
     (Earth Sc 3CC3/Envir Sc 3CC3)

OTHER EXPERIENCE

  • Reviewer: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta (2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014), Quaternary Science Reviews (2013), Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry (2007), and Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research (2007), G-cubed (2005),  National Science Foundation Proposal (2009, 2010) and American Chemical Society - Petroleum Research Fund (2013)

  • Graduate Student Mentoring: Kateryna Klochko (University of Maryland), Heather Franz (University of Maryland), Harry Oduro (University of Maryland), Jung Ok Kang (Korea University, currently at Australian National University), and Christa D. Klein Gebbinck (McMaster University), Jill Wyman (McMaster University), Christopher Spencer (McMaster University) and Mohammed EL-Shenawy (McMaster University)

  • Undergraduate Student Mentoring: Joseph Dominguez (Hamilton College), Yeri Park (University of Maryland), Christa D. Klein Gebbinck, Nicole Conforzi, Andrew Trapp, Rachel Humphrey, Christopher Spencer, Brett Dehay-Turner, Lori vandenEnden, Alyssa Dunbar, Olivia Dennis, Roshni Patel, Hilary Chiu, Jill Wyman, Julianne Bagg, Gabriel Arcuri, Kesia Ie, Nicolas Randazzo, Patsy Lee, and Clark Eom (McMaster University)

  • Mineralogical Society of America Short Course (Geochemistry of Non-traditional Stable Isotopes), Montreal, Quebec (May 15-16, 2004)

  • Mineralogical Society of America Short Course (Biomineralization), Napa Valley, California (December 6-7, 2003)

  • ICP-MS User Training by Perkin Elmer™, Korea (October 13-15, 2003)

  • Official English Interpreter: Mayoral Delegation to SongPa-Gu from Christchurch, New Zealand. (August 10-13, 2003)

  • Participant of the 3rd Interlaboratory Comparison for Stable Isotopes in Water Samples, WICO2002-Part 1, IAEA (2002)

  • Official English Interpreter: The 5th Hansung-BackJe Cultural Festival, SongPa-Gu, Seoul (September 2001)

  • Setting up Stable Isotope Laboratory at Korea University, Seoul (1996 - 1997)

  • On-site User Training for Finnigan MAT 252 Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometer, ISODAT software, H/Device, and H2O-CO2 Equilibration Device (1996, 1997)

  • Operation of GV Isoprime Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometer

  • English for Academic Purposes Program, English Language Institute, University of Michigan (June-August 1993)

  • English as a Second Language Program in Bournemouth, England (January 1990)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Stable Isotope Geochemistry

  • Paleoclimatology

  • Cosmochemistry

  • Aqueous Geochemistry

  • Experimental Geochemistry

  • Biomineralization

  • Low Temperature Geochemistry

  • Analytical Geochemistry

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Member, American Geophysical Union, 2004-present

  • Member, Geochemical Society, 2005-present

PUBLICATIONS

JOURNAL ARTICLES

Spencer, C. and Kim, S.-T. (2015) Carbonate clumped isotope paleothermometry: A review of recent advances in CO2 gas evolution, purification, measurement and standardization techniques. Geosciences Journal 19, 357-374. (Times Cited: 8-Based upon Google Scholar)

Kim, S.-T., Coplen, T. B. and Horita J. (2015) Normalization of stable isotope data for carbonate minerals: Implementation of IUPAC guidelines. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 158, 276-289. (Top 25 hottest articles in GCA between Apr. and Jun. 2015) (Times Cited: 7)

Antonelli, M. A., Kim, S.-T., Peters, M., Labidi, J., Cartigny, P., Walker, R. J., Lyons, J. R., Hoek, J. and Farquhar, J. (2014) An early inner Solar system origin for anomalous sulfur isotopes in differentiated protoplanets. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111, 17749-17754. (Times Cited: 7)

Crowe, S. A., Paris, G., Katsev, S., Jones, C., Kim, S.-T., Zerkle, A., Nomosatryo, S., Fowle, D. A., Adkins, J., Sessions, A., Farquhar, J. and Canfield, D. E. (2014) Sulfate was a trace constituent of Archean seawater. Science 346, 735-739. (Times Cited: 61)

Kim, C. S., Go, J. S., Choi, S.-G and Kim, S.-T. (2014) Geology, mineralization, and age of the Pocheon Fe(-Cu) skarn deposit, Korea. Economic and Environmental Geology 47, 317-333.

Kim, S.-T., Klein Gebbinck, C., Mucci, A. and Coplen, T. B. (2014) Oxygen isotope systematics in the aragonite-CO2-H2O-NaCl system up to 0.7 mol/kg ionic strength at 25 °C. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta. 137, 147-158. (Times Cited: 6)

Franz, H. B., Kim, S.-T., Farquhar, J., Day, J. M. D., Economos, R. C., McKeegan, K. D., Schmitt, A.K., Irving, A. J., Hoek, J. and Dottin III, J. (2014) Isotopic links between atmospheric chemistry and the deep sulphur cycle on Mars. Nature 508, 364-368. (Times Cited: 30)

Klein Gebbinck, C. D., Kim, S.-T., Knyf, M. and Wyman J. (2014) A new online technique for the simultaneous measurement of δ13C of dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC) and δ18O of water from a single solution sample using continuous flow isotope ratio mass spectrometry (CF-IRMS). Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom. 28, 553-562. (Times Cited: 6)

Kim, J.-W., Kogure, T., Yang, K, Kim, S.-T., Jang, Y.-N., Baik, H.-S. and Geesey, G. (2012) The characterization of CaCO3 in a geothermal environment: A SEM/TEM-EELS study. Clays & Clay Minerals. 60, 484-495. (Times Cited: 2)

Kim, S.-T., Park, S.-S. and Yun, S.-T. (2012) Influence of dissolved ions on determination of oxygen isotope composition of aqueous solutions using the CO2-H2O equilibration method. Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom. 26, 2083-2092. (Times Cited: 7)

Kim, J.-S., Woo, K. S., Hong, W., An, D.-I. and Kim, S.-T. (2011) Paleoclimatic reconstruction using bivalves (Veneridae) from the Daejukri (Seosan) and Heohyeonri (Gimhae) shell mounds. Journal of the Geological Society of Korea 47, 485-497.

Wu, N., Farquhar, J., Strauss, H., Kim, S.-T., and Canfield, D. E. (2010) Evaluating the S-isotope fractionation associated with Phanerozoic pyrite burial. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta. 74, 2053-2071. (Times Cited: 40)

Kim, S.-T., Kang, J. O., Yun, S.-T., O'Neil, J. R. and Mucci, A. (2009) Experimental studies of oxygen isotope fractionation between rhodochrosite (MnCO3) and water at low temperatures. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta. 71, 4400-4408. (Times Cited: 8)

Guo, Q., Strauss, H., Kaufman, A. J., Schröder, S., Gutzmer, J., Wing, B., Baker, M. A., Bekker, A., Jin, Q., Kim, S.-T. and Farquhar, J. (2009) Reconstructing Earth’s surface oxidation across the Archean-Proterozoic transition. Geology 37, 399-402. (Times Cited: 152)

Kim, S.-T., Mucci, A. and Taylor, B. (2007) Phosphoric acid fractionation factors for calcite and aragonite between 25 and 75ºC: Revisited. Chem. Geol. 246, 135-146. (Top 25 downloaded articles in Chemical Geology between Oct. and Dec. 2007) (Times Cited: 129)

Farquhar, J., Kim, S.-T. and Masterson, A. (2007) Implications from sulfur isotopes of the Nakhla meteorite for the origin of sulfate on Mars. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 264, 1-8. (Times Cited: 31)

Kim, S.-T., O’Neil, J. R., Hillaire-Marcel, C and Mucci, A. (2007) Oxygen isotope fractionation between synthetic aragonite and water: Influence of temperature and Mg2+ concentration. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta. 71, 4704-4715. (Top 25 downloaded articles in GCA between Oct. and Dec. 2007) (Times Cited: 196)

Kim, S.-T., Hillarie-Marcel, C, and Mucci, A. (2006) Mechanisms of equilibrium and kinetic oxygen isotope effects in synthetic aragonite at 25ºC. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta.70, 5790-5801. (Top 25 downloaded articles in GCA between Oct. and Dec. 2006) (Times Cited: 44)

Kim, S.-T. and O’Neil, J. R. (2005) Comment on “An experimental study of oxygen isotope fractionation between inorganically precipitated aragonite and water at low temperatures” by G.-T. Zhou and Y.-F. Zheng. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta. 69, 3195-3197. (Times Cited: 13)

Choi, S.-G., Kim, S.-T. and Lee, J.G. (2003) Stable isotope systematics of Ulsan Fe-W skarn deposit, Korea. J. Geochem. Explor. 78-79, 601-606. (Times Cited: 5)

Kim, S.-T. and O’Neil, J. R. (1997) Equilibrium and non-equilibrium oxygen isotope effects in synthetic carbonates. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta. 61, 3461- 3475. (Times Cited: 1399)

 

ABSTRACTS

Randazzo, N. and Kim, S.-T. (2016) Carbon and oxygen isotope effects in synthesized calcite
at 25°C American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, USA.

Kim, G.-B., Kim, C. S., Choi, S.-G., Seo, J., Kim, H.-S. and Kim, S.-T. (2016) Oxygen and carbon isotope composition of high-grade limestone from diagenesis, thermal metamorphism and hydrothermal fluid in Joseon Supergroup. Fall Join Conference of Geological Sciences of Korea, Pyeongchang, South Korea

Jo, K.-N., Kim, S.-T. and Cheng, H. (2015) Quasi-cyclic Dry Events in Northeast Asia since the Mid-Holocene. American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, USA.

El-Shenawy, M. I. and Kim, S.-T. (2015) Carbon and oxygen isotope systematics in cave environments: Lessons from an artificial cave. 25th Annual V.M. Goldschmidt Conference, Prague, Czech Republic.

Spencer, C. and Kim, S.-T. (2015) Development and final-stage testing of McMaster’s CO2 clumped isotope facility. Advances in Stable Isotope Techniques and Applications (ASITA) Conference, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Belan, M. A., Brady, A. L., Kim, S. T., Lim, D. S. S. and Slater, G. F. (2015) Preservation and spatial distribution of carbon isotope biosignatures in microbialite carbonate from Pavilion Lake, British Columbia. Astrobiology Science Conference, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Choi, E., Go, J. S., Choi, S.-G., Seo, J., Kim, S.-T. (2014) Origin and evolution of contrasting skarn formations in the Pocheon iron deposit, Korea. The 14th Quadrennial International Association on the Genesis of Ore Deposits Symposium, Kunming, China. Acta Geologica Sinica (English Edition), 88 (supp. 2), 1079-1080.

Kim, S.-T. and Roh, Y. (2014) Stable isotope studies of microbially-induced carbonates. 24th Annual V.M. Goldschmidt Conference, Sacramento, California, USA.

Kang, S., Kim, S.-T. and Roh, Y. (2014) Mineralogy and geochemistry of Rhodolith from Wu do, Jeju, S. Korea. 24th Annual V.M. Goldschmidt Conference, Sacramento, California, USA.

Klein Gebbinck, C, Kim, S.-T., Henehan, M. and Foster, G (2013) Investigation of boron, carbon, and oxygen isotope systematics in the aragonite-CO2-H2O system. 23rd Annual V.M. Goldschmidt Conference, Florence, Italy. Mineralogical Magazine, 77(5), 1475.

Canfield, D., Crowe, S., Jones, C., Paris, G., Adkins, J., Session, A., Farquhar, J., Zerkle, A., Kim, S.-T. and Nomosatryo, S. (2013) Sulfate was a trace constituent in the cceans of the early earth. 23rd Annual V.M. Goldschmidt Conference, Florence, Italy. Mineralogical Magazine, 77(5) 817.

Batsaikhan, B., Yun, S.-T., Kim, K.-H., Mayer, B. and Kim, S.-T. (2013) Delineation of groundwater zones using weighted overlay analysis of hydrochemical and multiple isotopic data, Ulaanbaatar, Mongoila. 23rd Annual V.M. Goldschmidt Conference, Florence, Italy. Mineralogical Magazine, 77(5) 668.

Go, J.-S., Choi, S.-G., Seo, J., Park, J.-W. and Kim, S.-T. (2013) Skarn alteration in iron oxide-copper-gold systems, the Pocheon magnetite deposit, Korea. 12th Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposit Biennial Meeting, Uppsala, Sweden.

Klein Gebbinck, C.D., Kim, S.-T., Henehan, M. and Foster, G.L. (2013) Boron incorporation into synthetic carbonates: Refining the paleo-pH proxy. Current Research in Engineering, Science & Technology Conference, Hamilton, Canada.

Kim, S.-T., Park, S.-S. and Yun, S.-T. (2012) Effect of dissolved Ions on d 18O measurement of saline aqueous solutions: Experimental results. 22nd Annual V.M. Goldschmidt Conference, Montreal, Canada.

Guo, W., Kim, S.-T., Yuan J., Farquhar, J. and Passey, B. H. (2012) 13C-18O bonds in dissolved inorganic carbon: Toward a better understanding of clumped isotope thermometer in biogenic carbonates. 22nd Annual V.M. Goldschmidt Conference, Montreal, Canada.

Eldridge, D. L., Kim, S.-T. and Farquhar, J. (2012) Multiple sulfur isotope effects during sulfite and bisulfite oxidation in aqueous solution. 22nd Annual V.M. Goldschmidt Conference, Montreal, Canada.

Bayartungalag, B., Yun, S.-T., Kim, K.-H., Mayer, B., Kim, S.-T., Nemer, B., Lee, Y.-J. and Jang,  E.-S. (2012) Hydrochemical and multiple isotopic approach to delineate the contamination of urban groundwater in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. 22nd Annual V.M. Goldschmidt Conference, Montreal, Canada.

Kim, S.-T. (2011) Oxygen isotope fractionation between calcium carbonate and water: Influence of ionic strength. 21th Annual V.M. Goldschmidt Conference, Prague, Czech Republic. Mineralogical Magazine, 75, (3), 1186

Kim, S.-T., Guo, W., Coplen, T. B., Farquhar, J. and Eiler, J. M. (2010) Temperature dependence of 13C-18O clumping in synthetic aragonite: Laboratory calibration. 20th Annual V.M. Goldschmidt Conference, Knoxville, USA. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta. 74, (12): A517-A517 Suppl.

Klochko, K., Kim, S.-T., Foster, G.L., Cody, G., Tossell, J.A., Farquhar, J. and Kaufman, A.J. (2010) Boron speciation and isotope systematics in seawater, biological and inorganic carbonates. 20th Annual V.M. Goldschmidt Conference, Knoxville, USA. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta. 74, (12): A517-A517 Suppl.

Guo, W., Kim, S., Thiagarajan, N., Adkins, J. F., and Eiler, J. M. (2009) Mechanisms for “vital effects” in biogenic carbonates: New perspectives based on abundances of 13C-18O bonds. Eos Trans. AGU, 90(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract PP34B-07

Kim, S.-T., Farquhar, J., Gutzmer, J. and Kesler, S. E. (2009) Sulfur isotope systematics of the Paleoproterozoic Bushy Park and Pering MVT deposits. 19th Annual V.M. Goldschmidt Conference, Davos, Switzerland. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta. 73, (13): A654-A654 Suppl.

Wu, N., Farquhar, J., Strauss, H., Kim, S.-T. and Canfield, D. E. (2009) Evaluating the S-isotope fractionation associated with Phanerozoic pyrite burial. 19th Annual V.M. Goldschmidt Conference, Davos, Switzerland. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta. 73, (13): A1454-A1454 Suppl.

Gou, W., Daëron, M., Niles, P., Genty, D., Kim, S.-T., Vonhof, H., Affek, H., Wainer, K., Blamart, D. and Eiler, J. (2008) 13C-18O bonds in dissolved inorganic carbon: Implications for carbonate clumped isotope thermometry. 18th Annual V.M. Goldschmidt Conference, Vancouver, Canada. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta. 72, (12): A336-A336 Suppl.

Kim, S.-T. and Farquhar, J. (2008) Multiple sulfur isotope compositions in Martian meteorite MIL 03346. 39th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Houston, U.S.A.

Franz, H.B., Farquhar, J. and Kim, S.-T. (2008) Sulfur isotopic composition of multiple mineral phases in Shergottites. 39th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Houston, U.S.A.

Farquhar, J., Kim, S.-T. and Masterson, A. (2007) Sulfur isotope analysis of the Nakhla meteorite: Implication for the origin of sulfate and the processing of sulfur in the meteorite parent.  38th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Houston, U.S.A.

Kim, S.-T., Hillaire-Marcel C. and Mucci, A. (2006) Mechanisms of equilibrium and kinetic oxygen isotope effects in synthetic aragonite at 25ºC. 16th Annual V.M. Goldschmidt Conference, Melbourne, Australia. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta. 70, (18): A318-A318 Suppl.

Kim, S.-T., Hillaire-Marcel C. and Mucci, A. (2006) Precipitation mechanism of orthorhombic carbonates: An oxygen isotope perspective. Program with Abstracts, 31, GAC/MAC, 77.

Bullen, T.D., Kim, S.-T. and Paytan, A. (2006) Metal isotope fractionation in biogenic minerals: A view from the mineral-liquid interface. Eos Trans. AGU, 87(36), Ocean Sci. Meet. Suppl., Abstract OS42E-05

Kim, S.-T., O’Neil, J. R., Mucci, A. and Hillaire-Marcel C. (2004) Oxygen isotope fractionation between synthetic aragonite and water: influence of solution chemistry. Eos Trans. AGU, 85(47), Fall Meet. Suppl., 384-384.

Kim, S.-T., Kang, J. O. and Yun S.-T. (2004) Oxygen isotope equilibrium fractionation between inorganic rhodochrosite (MnCO3) and water at low temperatures. 14th Annual V.M. Goldschmidt Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta. 68, (11): A153-A153 Suppl.

Bullen, T.D., Kim, S.-T. and Paytan, A. (2003) Ca isotope fractionation during Ca-carbonate precipitation: there’s more to it than temperature. 13th Annual V.M. Goldschmidt Conference, Kurashiki, Japan. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta. 67, (18): A49-A49 Suppl.

Choi, S.-G., So, C.-S. and Kim, S.-T. (2000) Stable isotope studies of the Ulsan Fe-W skarn deposit, Korea. Abstract with Programs, 31st International Geological Congress.

Choi, S.-G., So, C.-S., Youm, S.-J. and Kim, S.-T. (1999) Stable isotopes and fluid inclusion study of iron-tungsten mineralization at Ulsan skarn deposit, southeastern Korea. Abstract with Programs, Special Symposium. Korea Society of Economic and Environmental Geology. 148-149.

 

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