Professor of Geology, tel 541-346-3817, fax 541-346-4692 email: bindeman@uoregon.edu

Education, prior employment:
BS, MS Moscow State University, Russia 1988
Ph.D. University of Chicago, 1998
University of Wisconsin, postdoc, Staff Scientist 1998-2003;
CalTech, Staff Scientist, 2003-2004;
University of Oregon, Assistant Professor 2004-2009
Associate (2009-2015), Professor (2015-)

Feature: Ultra-low d18O, dD (-27.3 and -235 permil!) Paleoproterozoic rocks signifying isotopic proof of the Slushball Earth climate model pdf , pdf2
Investigating these rocks is now the major effort in the lab; We completed four field seasons and the results are being published (Bindeman and Serebryakov, 2011 EPSL, Bindeman et all 2014, Geosphere). New graduate student David Zakharov is now leading the efforts [fieldwork]
Supervolcanoes – Link to the Scientific American article and frequently asked questions about large and small volcanic eruptions

Current Students and Postdocs:

Matt Loewen (postdoctoral scholar), Youngest Yellowstone volcanism; Angela Seligman (PhD candidate, D/H studies of tephra, Oregon’s 30-40Ma calderas), Dylan Colon (PhD candidate, post and syn-Columbia River Basalt silicic volcanism by means of micro isotopic investigation and numerical modeling), David Zakharov (PhD student, Investigation of synglacial magmatism 2.4Ga in Karelia Russia, in relations to Snowball Earth)

Current Activities (updated Sept 2014)
We have run two more seminar series in 2012-2013 and associated classes for graduate students. One dealt with “The Origins of Silicic Magma” and the other with “Tectono-Magmatic Processes”. Visitors included best specialists in the field who ranged in expertise from field to analytical and to numerical scientists.
Winter Series Seminar Series 2012 and associated class on Paleoproterozoic glaciations brought together leading specialists in this field including Paul Hoffman, Joe Kirschvink, Andrey Bekker educated us about new developments in this field. This followed my funded NSF grant to investigate uldtra depleted rocks in Karelia, attributed to glaciation near equatorial latitudes 2.4 Ga.

Older posts: 2008 Stable Isotope Lab at the University of Oregon has been constructed [see installation photos 1-2-3]. Mass spectrometer – Finnigan MAT 253 – is installed since July 2006. We built a laser fluorination system and a general purpose vacuum lines, installed TC/EA and GasBench as periferal devices for the mass spectrometer. Jim Palandri is our lab manager.

Former Lab members:
Dana Drew (MS, 2013) Picabo Silicic magmatism at Picabo Center, Snake River Plain, see 2013 EPSL paper, and another paper on melt inclusions in the Tuff of Arbon Valley (being submitted)
Kathryn Watts (PhD 2011) Heise volcanic field, Idaho and its comparison with Yellowstone volcanism. Kathryn published four papers and got very prestigious Mandelhaul postdoc in the Volcano Hazards Team (USGS, Menlo Park)
Gary Nolan (MS 2012) Experimental investigation of interaction of isotopically doped water with volcanic ash, see Gary’s paper
Niccole Shipley (MS 2011) Petrological and isotopic investigation of Karymshina supercaldera, Kamchatka, Russia
Erwan Martin (postdoctoral scholar, 2007-2009), Mass independent sulfate in super volcanic ash layers in Lake Tecopa, CA and isotope geochemistry of Mt Shasta, now an Assistant Professor (Maitre de Conferences) at the Universite de Paris 6
Sara Auer (MS, 2007) is a Museum Curator at the Natural History Museum in Ithaca, New York State