Lee gained his PhD from the University of Portsmouth (UK) in 2017 before accepting his current position as a postdoctoral research fellow at the ROM. His research interests revolve around generating accurate ages for the planetary bodies in our Solar System, helping to untangle the history of Mars, the Moon, and large asteroids like Vesta. He accomplishes this by combining structural data for minerals with targeted dating techniques to better interpret generated ages, and more recently by extracting nanoscale domains of minerals for more refined analysis.
Since moving to Canada, much of Lee's free time is spent adjusting to the Canadian life, principally wondering why poutine is a thing and fighting the urge to say 'eh!' at the end of every sentence.
DR. BRENDT HYDE
PhD Graduate (co-supervised with Desmond Moser, University of Western Ontario)
Project description: Shoots meteorites with lasers, electron beams, and X-rays.
The best part of his project: Gets to shoot meteorites with lasers, electron beams, and X-rays.
Hobbies: Movies, animal care, running, and shooting meteorites with lasers, electron beams, and X-rays.
Former Mineralogy and Geology Technician, Royal Ontario Museum
Ian was a technician at the ROM for over35 years doing a wide variety of work in the Earth Sciences. In the past 20 years, he has been focused mainly on the growth of the mineralogy collection, but also of the ROM's increasingly important collection of meteorites. He also annoys the hell out of his former Boss and is typically grumpy and unreasonable.