McCammon, Catherine

McCammon, Catherine
(Ph.D. 1984, ANU)
Tel.:+49 (0)921 55 3711
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)
  • Environmental geochemistry (redox reactions in solution, reactive intermediate species, in situ monitoring)
  • 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)

  • Dr. habil. (Geochemistry/Mineralogy) 2017, University of Bayreuth
  • 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
  • Science Award of IBAME
  • 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: 19-03-2018
    • Kiseeva ES, Vasiukov DM, Wood BJ, McCammon C, Stachel T, Bykov M, Bykova E, Chumakov A, Cerantola V, Harris JW, Dubrovinsky L (2018) Oxidised iron in garnets from the mantle transition zone. Nature Geoscience 11: 144-147
    • Cerantola V, Bykova E, Kupenko I, Merlini M, Ismailova L, McCammon C, Bykov M, Chumakov A, Petitgirard S, Kantor I, Svitlyk V, Jacobs J, Prescher C, Rüffer R, Dubrovinsky L (2017) Stability of iron-bearing carbonates in the deep Earth's interior. Nature Communications 8(15960): DOI: 10.1038/ncomms15960
    • Duchoslav M, Marks MAW, Drost K, McCammon C, Marschall H, Wenzel T, Markl G (2017) Changes in tourmaline composition during magmatic and hydrothermal processes leading to tin-ore deposition: The Cornubian Batholith, SW England. Ore Geology Reviews 83: 215-234
    • Maeda F, Kamada S, Ohtani E, Hirao N, Mitsui T, Masuda R, Miyahara M, McCammon C (2017) Spin state and electronic environment of iron in basaltic glass in the lower mantle. Amer Mineral 102: 2106-2112
    • Wei Q, McCammon C, Gilder SA (2017) High-pressure phase transition of iron: A combined magnetic remanence and Mössbauer study. Geochem Geophys Geosys 18: doi: 10.1002/2017GC007143
    Bayerisches Geoinstitut, Universität Bayreuth, 95440 Bayreuth, Deutschland
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