• Position: PhD Student
  • Phone: (848) 445-2044
  • Office: 114 Geological Sciences Lab
  • Research Interests: paleomagnetism, hydrothermalism, redox chemisty, impact cratering, mineralogy


  • Rutgers University, NJ, Ph.D. Candidate, anticipated graduation date: Spring 2022 


  • Rutgers University Earth and Planetary Sciences, Dissertation Teaching Assistant,

Honors and Awards

  • Three Minute Thesis Competition- 1st place- 4/2020
  • AGU Outstanding Student Presentation Award (OSPA)-12/2019
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship- 2018-present
  • Rutgers Earth and Planetary Sciences Chair Award- 5/2018
  • Rutgers Off-Campus Dissertation Development Award- 5/2018
  • University of Minnesota, Institute of Rock Magnetism Scholarship- 3/2018
  • Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) Early Career Development Award- 2/2018

Research Interests

  • Paleo/rock magnetism
  • Impact cratering
  • Hydrothermalism
  • Fluid-rock chemistries and redox states in hydrothermal fluids
  • Chicxulub impact crater
  • Rochechouart impact crater

Advisor and Dissertation Committee

  • Dr. Sonia Tikoo
  • Dr. Dennis Kent
  • Dr. Juliane Gross
  • Dr. Jerome Gattacceca

Meetings / Abstracts

    • Verhagen, C.M., Tikoo, S.M., Gross, J., Gattacceca, J., Kring, D.A., Schmieder, M., Morgan, J.V., Gulick, S.P.S. (2019). "Linking Paleomagnetism and Petrographic Observations to Long-lived Hydrothermal Activity at the Chicxulub Crater". U.S. San Francisco, CA, AGU 
    • Verhagen, C. M., Tikoo, S. M. (2018), “Magnetism of the Chicxulub Crater Lower Peak Ring” U.S., The Woodlands, TX, LPSC 49th.