McCammon, Catherine

McCammon, Catherine
(Ph.D. 1984, ANU)
Tel.:+49 (0)921 55 3709/3753
Fax.:+49 (0)921 55 3769
Building:BGI, University Bayreuth

  • Properties and processes within the mantle (diamond genesis, the water cycle, the oxygen cycle, phase transformations and mantle discontinuities, spin transitions, core formation, transport properties)
  • Mantle geochemistry (iron and carbon isotope fractionation, development of geothermometers and geobarometers, element partitioning, oxygen fugacity, water solubility)
  • Crystal chemistry of minerals (site distribution of iron, magnetic properties, electronic and structural phase transformations)
  • Structure and properties of melts and glasses (coordination of iron and its effects on physical properties, redox relations, application to natural magmatic systems)
  • Material structure and properties (oxygen vacancies, ionic conductivity, iron distribution and concentration)
  • Methodological developments (Mössbauer spectroscopy, X-ray emission spectroscopy using the electron microprobe, X-ray absorption spectroscopy, synchrotron nuclear resonance methods)

  • Ph.D. (Mineral physics) 1984, Australian National University, Australia
  • B.Sc. (Physics) 1979, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Berufliche Erfahrung:
  • 2015 - present: Akademische Direktorin (A15), Bayerisches Geoinstitut
  • 1996 - 2015: Akademische Oberrätin (A14), Bayerisches Geoinstitut
  • 1990 - 1996: Wissenschaftliche Assistentin (C1), Bayerisches Geoinstitut
  • 1986 - 1990: NSERC Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • 1985 - 1986: NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • 1984 - 1985: NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Manitoba, Canada
  • Robert Wilhelm Bunsen Medal
  • AGU Fellow
  • EAG/GS Geochemistry Fellow
  • MSA Fellow
  • MSA Distinguished Lecturer
  • Chief Editor, Physics and Chemistry of Minerals
Neuere Veröffentlichungen:
updated: 01-16-2012
  • Longo M, McCammon C, Jacobsen S (2011) Microanalysis of the iron oxidation state in (Mg,Fe)O and application to the study of microscale processes. Contrib Mineral Petrol 162: 1249-1257
  • Manthilake G, de Koker N, Frost D, McCammon C (2011) Lattice thermal conductivity of lower mantle minerals and heat flux from Earth's core. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 108: 17901-17904
  • Narygina O, Dubrovinsky LS, Samuel H, McCammon CA, Kantor IY, Glazyrin K, Pascarelli S, Aquilanti G, Prakapenka VB (2011) Chemically homogeneous spin transition zone in Earth's lower mantle. Phys Earth Planet Int 185: 107-111
  • Schilling J, Wu F-Y, McCammon C, Wenzel T, Marks MAW, Pfaff K, Jacob DE, Markl G (2011) The compositional variability of eudialyte-group minerals. Mineral Mag 75: 87-115
  • Stagno V, Tange Y, Miyajima N, McCammon CA, Irifune T, Frost DJ (2011) The stability of magnesite in the transition zone and the lower mantle as function of oxygen fugacity. Geophys Res Lett 38: doi:10.1029/2011GL049560, 2011
Bayerisches Geoinstitut, Universität Bayreuth, 95440 Bayreuth, Deutschland
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