Research Professor - Rubie, David

Rubie, David
Research Professor
(Ph.D. 1971, Leicester)
Tel.:+49 (0)921 55 3711
Fax.:+49 (0)921 55 3769
Building:BGI, University Bayreuth
www.:Personal www-page

  • Accretion and core formation in terrestrial planets
  • Experimental mineralogy and mineral physics at high pressures
  • Kinetics and mechanisms of mineral reactions
  • Mechanisms of solid-state deformation
  • Dynamics of subduction and the origin of deep earthquakes

  • 1973 Postgraduate Certificate in Education, University College of North Wales, Bangor, UK.
  • Ph.d. 1972 (Geology) University of Leicester, Leicester, U.K.
  • B.Sc. 1967 (Geology) University of Manchester, Manchester, U.K.
Berufliche Erfahrung:
  • 2009-present: Research Professor, Bayerisches Geoinstitut, University of Bayreuth, Germany
  • 1995-1999 and 2002-2006: Director, Bayerisches Geoinstitut, University of Bayreuth, Germany
  • 1993-2009: C4 Professor, Bayerisches Geoinstitut, University of Bayreuth, Germany.
  • 1988-1993: Research Scientist, Bayerisches Geoinstitut, University of Bayreuth, Germany.
  • 5/87-9/87: Visiting Scientist, Tokyo University and Okayama University, Japan.
  • 1985-1988: Senior Research Fellow, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK.
  • 1983-1984: Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Bern, Switzerland.
  • 1980-1983: Postdoctoral Research Associate, ETH, Zürich, Switzerland.
  • 1976-1980: Associate Professor, American College of Switzerland, Leysin, Switzerland.
  • 1974-1976: Assistant Lecturer, University College of North Wales, Bangor, UK.
  • 1973-1974: Instructor, Plas-y-Brenin National Mountaineering Centre, North Wales, UK.
  • 1971: Research Associate, Dept. of Geology and Geophysics, University of Edinburgh, UK.
  • Fellow of the Geochemical Society, 2011
  • Abraham-Gottlob-Werner Medal 2008, German Mineralogical Society
  • Schlumberger Award 2008, Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland
  • Fellow of the American Geophysical Union, 1999
  • Fellow of the Mineralogical Society of America, 1996
Neuere Veröffentlichungen:
updated: 26. July 2017 (a selection of recent publications)
  • Rubie, D.C., Frost, D.J., Mann, U., Asahara, Y., Tsuno, K., Nimmo, F., Kegler, P., Holzheid, A., Palme, H. (2011) Heterogeneous accretion, composition and core-mantle differentiation of the Earth. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 301, 31-42, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2010.11.030
  • Rubie, D.C., Jacobson, S.B., Morbidelli, A., O'Brien, D.P., Young, E.D., de Vries, J., Nimmo, F., Palme, H., Frost, D.J. (2015) Accretion and differentiation of the terrestrial planets with implications for the compositions of early-formed Solar System bodies and accretion of water. Icarus 248, 89-108.
  • Rubie D.C., Nimmo F., Melosh H.J. Formation of the Earth's Core. In: Gerald Schubert (editor-in-chief) Treatise on Geophysics Vol. 9: Evolution of the Earth, 2nd edition, Oxford: Elsevier; 2015. pp. 43-79.
  • Young, E.D., Kohl, I.E., Warren, P.H., Rubie, D.C., Jacobson, S.A., Morbidelli, A. (2016) Oxygen isotopic evidence for vigorous mixing during the Moon-forming giant impact. Science 351, 493-496.
  • Rubie, D.C., Laurenz, V., Jacobson, S.A., Morbidelli, A., Palme, H., Vogel, A.K., Frost, D.J. (2016) Highly siderophile elements were stripped from Earth's mantle by iron sulfide segregation. Science 353, 1141-1144.
  • Posner, E.S., Rubie, D.C., Frost, D.J., Vlcek, V., Steinle-Neumann, G. (2017) High P–T experiments and first principles calculations of the diffusion of Si and Cr in liquid iron. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 203, 323-342.
  • Jacobson, S.A., Rubie, D.C., Hernlund, J., Morbidelli, A. (2017) Formation, stratification and mixing of the cores of Earth and Venus. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett.,
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