Elements Executive Committee
Matthew I. Leybourne
Bruce Wing/Miller Hall
36 Union Street
Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6, CANADA
Geochemistry of fluids associated with ore deposits (groundwater, marine water and hydrothermal systems), geochemical exploration, and the petrogenesis of igneous rocks. Also develops new analytical methods especially related to laser ablation ICP-MS
Soil chemistry and mineralogy, inorganic and organic carbon sequestration in the soils during biological weathering, fate and transport of organic contaminants in soils.
Geochemistry and cosmochemistry with a focus on planet formation and the genesis and evolution of Earth’s continental crust, including its metamorphic transformation.
The physical and chemical state of the Earth’s interior. The accretion and differentiation of the Earth and the composition of the core.
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.
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.
Thomas D. Bullen
U.S. Geological Survey
345 Middlefield Rd, MS420
Menlo Park CA 94025 United States
Isotope (bio)geochemistry, focusing on the application of radiogenic and stable metal isotope tracers to understand near-surface terrestrial processes in pristine to contaminated systems
Division of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Graduate School of Science
Kyoto University Kitashirakawaoiwake-cho
Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8502, Japan
Mineralogical science of extraterrestrial materials (primitive meteorites, cosmic dust, and returned samples). Multi-scale, multi-dimensional imaging and reproduction experiments to the early Solar System.
Catherine (Cari) Corrigan
National Museum of Natural History
Dept. of Mineral Sciences; MRC-119
10th St. and Constitution Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20560, USA
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.
Environmental geochemistry and mineralogy with a focus on mine wastes.
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.
Low-temperature biogeochemistry with specific foci on mineral dissolution, soil contamination and remediation and earthworm ecology and ecotoxicology
Mineralogy and geochemistry of low-temperature processes; aerosols (origin and sources); biomass and coal combustion products; utilization of slags and ashes; igneous petrology
Th-U-Pb in situ geochronology by LA-ICPMS in métamorphic and magmatic rocks. Monazite as a petrological and geochronological tracer- zircon and other geochronometers. Micro-petrology of the REE-phases in metamorphic rocks. Geochronological constraints in orogenic processes: Alps, Rhodope, Rif belt (Marocco), Hercynian belt, Pyrenean belt...
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.