Professor - Frost, Dan

Frost, Dan
(Ph.D. 1996, Bristol)
Tel.:+49 (0)921 55 3737
Fax.:+49 (0)921 55 3769
Building:BGI, University Bayreuth
www.:Personal www-page

  • Mineral elastic properties and their use in interpreting seismic data on the Earth's interior.
  • The behaviour of volatile elements in the Earth.
  • The redox state of the mantle.
  • The accretion and differentiation of Earth and the terrestrial planets.
  • The rheology of mantle rocks.
  • Phase transformations.
  • Thermodynamic properties of minerals, fluids and melts.

1992 – 1995 Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol Ph.D.
Berufliche Erfahrung:
1996 – 1997 Post doctoral research associate at the Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Washington D.C., USA
1997 – 2012 Staff Scientist at the Bayerisches Geoinstitut, University of Bayreuth, Germany. Permanent (A13) in 2001, A14 in 2004, Academic Director (A15) in 2007
2012 – Professor of Experimental Geosciences W3, Bayerisches Geoinstitut, University of Bayreuth
2015 – 2018 Director of the Bayerisches Geoinstitut
2002 Max Hey Medal of the Mineralogical Society of Great Britain
2006 MSA award of the Mineralogical Society of America
2006 James B. Macelwane Medal of the American Geophysical Union
2009 European Research Council, Advanced Grant. “Deep Earth Elastic Properties and a Universal Pressure Scale”
2011 Arnold Sommerfeld Prize, Bavarian Academy of Sciences
2016 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz-Prize of the DFG
2018 EAG-GS Geochemistry Fellow
2004 – 2007 Associate editor for Geophysical Research Letters
2010 – 2015 EAG council member and communications committee chair
2015 – 2017 Chair of the joint EAG-GS Geochemical Fellows Award Committee
2015 Science committee member of the 2015 Goldschmidt meeting
2015 – ERC Starting grants review panel
2015 – Chair of the executive committee for ‘Elements Magazine’
2017 – Selection committee for Alexander von Humboldt Professorships
2018 – Chair of the organising committee for the Goldschmidt Meeting 2021
Neuere Veröffentlichungen:
  • Armstrong K, Frost DJ, McCammon CM, Rubie DC, Boffa-Ballaran T (2019) Deep magma ocean formation set the oxidation state of Earth's mantle. Science 365: 903-906.
  • Grüninger H, Liu Z, Siegel R, Boffa Ballaran T, Katsura T, Senker J, Frost DJ (2019) Oxygen vacancy ordering in aluminous bridgmanite in the Earth's lower mantle. Geophysical Research Letters, 46: 8731–8740.
  • Beyer C, Frost DJ (2017) The depth of sub-lithospheric diamond formation and the redistribution of carbon in the deep mantle. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 461: 30-39.
  • Kurnosov A, Marquardt H, Frost DJ, Boffa Ballaran T, Ziberna L (2017) Evidence for a Fe3+-rich lower mantle from Al-Fe-bridgmanite elasticity data. Nature, 543: 543-546.
  • Rubie DC, Laurenz V, Jacobson SA, Morbidelli A, Palme H, Vogel AK, Frost DJ (2016) Highly siderophile elements were stripped from Earth's mantle by iron sulfide segregation. Science, 353: 1141-1144.

Download complete publications list:
Frost_Publications_2020.pdf (March 2020)

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