Colton joined the Environmental Economic Geology Laboratory group in January 2020 as Ph.D. student. His work focuses on the cycling of trace metal(loid)s during transformation processes of metastable phases. Specifically, Colton’s work integrates complementary laboratory and field studies with synchrotron techniques to compare synthetic and natural biogeochemical processes. He obtained his M.Sc. at the University of Saskatchewan (Saskatoon, Canada) where he studied removal mechanisms of toxic vanadium under anoxic conditions by Fe(III) and Fe(II) bearing phases.