Marc Mechem

Thesis Topic

Petrography and geochemistry of Apollo 16 impactite samples – implications of geochemical diversity within regolith breccias on the Apollo 16 site’s regolith cover

Current Degree:

  • M.Sc. Student in Geology, Collaborative Specialization in Planetary Science

Past Degrees:

  • B.Sc. Honours Specialization in Geology – For Professional Registration at the University of Western Ontario (2018 – 2022)

Technical Experience:

  • Optical microscopy
  • X-ray Fluorescence (XRF)
  • Electron Probe Microanalysis (energy- and wavelength-dispersive spectroscopy)

Published Conference Abstracts

  • Mechem, M., Hayden, T., Flemming, R., and Osinski, G., (2024). Petrography and Geochemistry of Lithic and Melt Clasts in Apollo 66075. Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC) – oral presentation
  • Mechem, M., Hostrawser, J., and Osinski, G., (2023). Revisiting the Nomenclature of Apollo 16 Impactites. Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC) – oral presentation