The Torres Lab focuses on the biological, chemical, and geologic processes that act to distribute elements across our planet’s surface and interior. While these biogeochemical processes operate across the entire periodic table, the Torres lab is particularly interested in the set of elements and compounds that regulate Earth’s habitability. For example, the Torres Lab is deeply focused on the cycling of water, carbon, and oxygen across a range of surface environments.

Please see the Research Page for some broad descriptions of the Torres Lab's current research interests. While we strive to work across disciplines, our primary tools are geochemical in nature.

Prospective students, post-docs, and collaborators are encouraged to contact Dr. Mark Torres directly at mtorres (at) caltech (dot) edu. Please note that Dr. Torres will not officially start at Rice until Fall 2017