Sarick Matzen, PhD

2022 AGU SciAct Affiliate

Affiliate Bio

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Storytelling is the part of science I enjoy most. I’m especially interested in science communication as I expand to study astrobiology and oceanography as well as soils and environmental pollutants.

Sarick Matzen, PhD 2022 Awardee

Sarick Matzen, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar

University of Minnesota

Sarick is a soil and environmental geochemist specializing in better understanding trace metal cycling in environmental systems. Sarick received a BA in Environmental Science from Hampshire College and a Ph.D. in Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at the University of California, Berkeley. He is currently a NASA-funded postdoctoral researcher at the University of Minnesota. He draws on diverse research experiences, including nuclear waste disposal at Lawrence Livermore National Lab, community-based soil remediation on urban farms in California, and habitability of extraterrestrial ocean worlds, to investigate how the chemical form of contaminants and nutrients explains their landscape-scale transport.