Dr. Chris Galley is a Postdoctoral Fellow for Dr. Mark Hannington’s research group at the University of Ottawa. Dr. Galley studies ancient and modern hydrothermal systems to better understand the fundamental geologic controls on the formation of seafloor massive sulfide deposits and their ancient equivalents, volcanogenic massive sulfide deposits. His work is accomplished primarily through the modelling of geophysical data, where magnetic and/or gravity data can be collected over a region of interest, at a distance, and used to construct 3D physical property models of the Earth. 3D magnetic models can be used to resolve the geometry of hydrothermal alteration in the subsurface. Additionally, 3D gravity models can resolve, at the deposit scale, the geometry of the deposit’s massive sulfide lens or at the crustal scale features such as crustal thickness. Areas of research have included the central Atlantic and Southwest Pacific Oceans.

Dr. Galley received his B.Sc. from the University of Victoria in 2015, and his Ph.D. from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 2022.