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) are appointed by their respective Participating Society. The Participating Societies are responsible for the selection of their representative on the Executive Committee.  Affiliated Organizations do 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
European Association of Geochemistry (EAG)

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

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.

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Dan Frost
Geochemical Society (GS)

Ben Tutolo
University of Calgary
Department of Geoscience
Earth Science 550, 2500 University Dr. NW
Calgary, AB, T2N 1N4 CANADA
E-mail: benjamin.tutolo@ucalgary.ca

Research Interests

I study how interactions between water, rocks, and gases affect life on Earth and Mars. To do this, I bring together techniques from the fields of hydrogeology, geochemistry, and mineralogy. Primary research projects currently include developing electrochemical CO2 capture and basalt carbonation as climate change solutions and interpreting the geologic history of Mars as recorded in the sediments of Gale Crater, often with help from studies of analogous systems here on Earth.

International Association of Geoanalysis

Alicia (Cici) Cruz-Uribe
School of Earth and Climate Sciences
5790 Bryand Global Sciences Center
Orono, ME 04469-5790
E-mail: alicia.cruzuribe@maine.edu

Research Interests

Interested in metamorphic petrology and geochemistry, particularly of subduction zone rocks. She is the head of the MAGIC Laboratory and oversees the Experimental Petrology Laboratory at the University of Maine.

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International Association of GeoChemistry

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

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.

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Orfan Shouakar-Stash
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Simon Jowitt

University Nevada Las Vegas
Department of Geoscience
Las Vegas, NV, 89154-4010, USA
E-mail: simon.jowitt@unlv.edu

Research Interests

Use of geochemistry to unravel geological processes in a variety of settings with direct application to understanding mineralizing systems, igneous petrology, mineral exploration, global tectonics and the links between magmatism and metallogeny.

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Simon Jowitt
Japan Association of Mineralogical Sciences

Masaaki Owada

Yamaguchi University
Department of Earth Sciences
1677-1 Yoshida, Yamaguchi 753-8512, Japan
E-mail: owada@yamaguchi-u.ac.jp

Research Interests

Interested in geology and petrology of subduction and collision related igneous and metamorphic rocks to unravel the evolution of continental crust, especially the Phanerozoic geological history of the Asian continent.

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Meteoritical Society

Catherine (Cari) Corrigan, Chair of Executive Committee
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

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.

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Cari Corrigan
Mineralogical Association of Canada (MAC)

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

Research Interests

Environmental geochemistry and mineralogy with a focus on mine wastes.

Mineralogical Society of America

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

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.

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Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland

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

Research Interests

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

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

Research Interests

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


Isabel Abad
Departamento de Geología
Universidad de Jaén
23071 Jaén
E-mail: miabad@ujaen.es

Research Interests

Mineral transformations in low-temperature environments with a special focus on clay minerals in low-grade metamorphism, fault rocks, and hydrothermal processes.

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

Research Interests

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

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Sylvie DeMouchy
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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.


Jörg Hermann

Institute for Geological Sciences
University of Bern
Baltzerstrasse 1+3
3012 Bern Switzerland
E-mail: joerg.hermann@geo.unibe.ch

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Research Interests

Process-oriented, interdisciplinary studies of crystalline rocks; subduction processes in the Alps; deep water and carbon cycles; formation and differentiation of continental crust and orogenic cycles, accessory phases in petrology, and diffusion in minerals.

BERN 16.11.2016 — Portraitserie Exzellenz ist vielfaeltig — Karrierewege an der Universitaet Bern: Joerg Herrmann, Geologe, Ehemann Daniela Rubbatto. Foto: Daniel Rihs / 13 Photo