Elements Executive Committee


The Executive Committee is responsible for the management of Elements.

The Executive Committee:

  • provides the financial oversight for Elements and approves the annual budget and cost allocation to the Participating Societies;
  • provides timely information to the appropriate officers, committees and staff of the Participating Societies;
  • approves the appointments of the Principal Editors and Executive Editor of Elements;

The Executive Committee consists of members (one per Participating Society), each of which is appointed annually (preferably on January 1st) by their respective Participating Society. The Participating Societies are responsible for the selection of their representative on the Executive Committee. Representatives are appointed annually for a one-year term, but to insure continuity, appointments should, in most cases, be renewed for periods of at least three years. Affiliated Organizations will not have membership on the Executive Committee.

Ryan Noble
PO Box 1130
Bentley, WA, 6102
E-mail: Ryan.Noble@csiro.au

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Research Interests

Regolith and groundwater geochemistry with a focus on trace metal migration and improving techniques for mineral exploration.

Ryan Noble

Katerina M. Dontsova
University of Arizona
Biosphere 2
Marshall Building Room 526
845 N Park Avenue
Tucson AZ 85721-0158 United States
E-mail: dontsova@email.arizona.edu

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Research Interests

Soil chemistry and mineralogy, inorganic and organic carbon sequestration in the soils during biological weathering, fate and transport of organic contaminants in soils.


Klaus Mezger
University of Bern
Institute of Geological Sciences
Baltzerstrasse 1 +3, CH-3012 Bern Switzerland
E-mail: klaus.mezger@geo.unibe.ch

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Research Interests

Geochemistry and cosmochemistry with a focus on planet formation and the genesis and evolution of Earth’s continental crust, including its metamorphic transformation.


Daniel J. Frost, Chair of Executive Committee
Bayerisches Geoinstitut
University of Bayreuth
DE-95447 Bayreuth, Germany
E-mail: dan.frost@uni-bayreuth.de

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Research Interests

The physical and chemical state of the Earth’s interior. The accretion and differentiation of the Earth and the composition of the core.


Sasha (Alexandra) Turchyn
University of Cambridge
Department of Earth Sciences
Downing Street
Cambridge, CB2 3EQ, UK
E-mail: avt25@cam.ac.uk

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Research Interests

The use of light stable isotopes to elucidate pathways and processes in the sedimentary biosphere and to understand the role of sedimentary diagenesis in the global carbon cycle.


Michael Wiedenbeck
SIMS Laboratory Manager
GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam
Telegrafenberg C161
DE-14473 Potsdam Germany
E-mail: michawi@gfz-potsdam.de

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Research Interests

Interested in geochemical microanalysis, in particular SIMS, including better calibration methods, developing better laboratory instrumentation and improving access to top-end analytical hardware. He has been head of the Potsdam SIMS facility since 1998, which was upgraded to a large geometry instrument in 2013.


Orfan Shouakar-Stash
University of Waterloo
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
E-mail: orfan@uwaterloo.ca

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Research Interests

Interests relate to the development and implementation of isotopic tools in organic and inorganic contaminant investigations, and for studies of water quality analysis.

Orfan Shouakar-Stash

Masaki Enami
Nagoya University
Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research (ISEE)
F3-3 Research Institute Building II
Furo-cho Chikusa-Ku
Nagoya, Aichi-Ken, 464-8601, Japan
E-mail: enami@nagoya-u.jp

Research Interests

Metamorphic petrology and mineralogy focusing on the temperature-pressure pathways of high-pressure and high-temperature metamorphic rocks based on the detailed symbiotic relationship and composition of the rock forming minerals.

Masaki Enami

Catherine (Cari) Corrigan
Smithsonian Institution
National Museum of Natural History
Dept. of Mineral Sciences; MRC-119
10th St. and Constitution Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20560, USA
E-mail: corriganc@si.edu

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Research Interests

Geochemistry of Martian meteorites and impact melts in ordinary chondrites.  She has also worked on the Opportunity Rover PanCam team and on iron meteorites, lunar meteorites and terrestrial impact rocks.


Heather Jamieson
Queen’s University
Geological Sciences & Geological Engineering
Kingston, ON Canada K7L 3N6
E-mail: jamieson@queensu.ca

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Research Interests

Environmental geochemistry and mineralogy with a focus on mine wastes.


Barb Dutrow
Louisiana State University
Department of Geology & Geophysics
E235 Howe-Russell Bldg
Baton Rouge LA 70803-4101 United States
E-mail: dutrow@lsu.edu

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Research Interests

Metamorphic petrology and mineralogy in regards to the development of metamorphic terranes. Her research combines geologic field mapping, geochemical and mineral chemical data, theoretical analyses and experimental work.


Mark E. Hodson
Environment Department
University of York
York YO10 5DD United Kingdom
E-mail: mark.hodson@york.ac.uk

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Research Interests

Low-temperature biogeochemistry with specific focus on mineral dissolution, soil contamination and remediation and earthworm ecology and ecotoxicology


Marek Michalik
Jagiellonian University
Institute of Geological Sciences
ul. Gronostajowa 3a
Krakow PL-30-387
E-mail: marek.michalik@uj.edu.pl

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Research Interests

Mineralogy and geochemistry of low-temperature processes; aerosols (origin and sources); biomass and coal combustion products; utilization of slags and ashes; igneous petrology


Blanca Bauluz
Universidad Zaragoza
Departamento de Ciencias de la Tierra
Edificio de Geológicas
Pedro Cerbuna 12
50009 Zaragoza, Spain
E-mail: bauluz@unizar.es

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Research Interests


Sylvie Demouchy
Géosciences Montpellier
Université Montpellier 2, cc060
Place Eugène Bataillon
34095 Montpellier, FRANCE
E-mail: sylvie.demouchy@gm.univ-montp2.fr

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Research Interests

high-pressure and high-temperature experimental geochemistry and mineral physics

Sylvie DeMouchy

Costanza Bonadiman
Dept. Physics and Earth Sciences
University of Ferrara
Via Saragat, 1
44100 Ferrara, Italy
E-mail: costanza.bonadiman@unife.it

Research Interests

Petrology and geochemistry of mantle xenoliths to understand the composition and evolution in time and space of the Earth’s mantle.

Swiss Society of Mineralogy and Petrology

Bernard Grobéty
Sciences de la Terre, Université de Fribourg
Chemin du Musée 6, Pérolles
CH-1700 Fribourg Switzerland
E-mail: bernard.grobety@unifr.ch

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Research Interests

Material science: structure and properties of ceramic materials; synthesis of synthetic/natural nanotube materials. Health aspects of minerals and rocks, specifically asbestos fibers, mineral dust particles. Structure and evolution of serpentine minerals and serpentinites.