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;
Cal Tech, Staff Scientist, 2003-2004;
University of Oregon, Assistant Professor 2004-2009
Associate Professor (2009-2015), Full Professor (2015-)

Other Appointments:

Visiting Professor at: University of Geneva (2019, 6 months; 2011, 6 months); University of Lausanne (2011, 3 months); Caltech (2011, 3 months); University of Clermont-Ferrand, France (2009, 3 months); University of Toulouse, France (2016, 2 months); Fersman Mineralogical Museum, Moscow, Russia (2018, 2019).


Topics of current research: See Research tab and Publications, also

Google Scholar page


1) Hydration of volcanic glass in nature and experiments to understand fumaroles and as a tool for paleoclimate

2) Triple oxygen systematics of mud rocks through geologic history.

3) Ultra-low d18O, dD (-27.3 and -235 permil!) Paleoproterozoic rocks signifying isotopic proof of the Slushball Earth climate model

4) Volcanism of Yellowstone and Yellowstone Plume interacting with the crust. Long term and continuing effort. Currently Dylan Colon is about to present results of large scale thermomechanical modeling of magma genesis using Taras’s Gerya’s code.
Supervolcanoes – Link to the Scientific American article and frequently asked questions about large and small volcanic eruptions

Current and Recent Students and Postdocs:

Rachel Hampton (BS from Harvard, 2017- on Iceland magmatism), Michael Hudak (MS from Pennstate, O and D investigation of volcanic glass), Dylan Colon (PhD 2018,  isotopic investigation and numerical modeling of Yellowstone plume related volcanics), David Zakharov (PhD 2019, Triple Oxygen isotope Investigation of synglacial magmatism 2.4Ga in Karelia Russia, Iceland, and Scotland in relations to Snowball Earth)

Stable Isotope Lab at the University of Oregon has been in operation since July 2006. We have a laser fluorination system, 17-O line,  TC/EA and GasBench. Dr. Jim Palandri is our lab manager.

Former Lab members:

Dylan Colon (2018 PhD) postdoc in University of Geneva Switzerland

Matt Loewen (postdoctoral scholar 2014-2016), recently relocated to permanent position at Alaska Volcano Observatory as a USGS scientist.

Angela Seligman (PhD, 2016) Oxygen and hydrogen isotope geochemistry of igneous rocks (currently Env Protection Agency in N Dakota)

Dana Drew (MS, 2013) Picabo Silicic magmatism at Picabo Center, Snake River Plain,   Dana is now a researcher at LLNL doing ICPMS Lab work
Kathryn Watts (PhD 2011) after a very prestigious Mandelhaul postdoc in the Volcano Hazards Team (USGS, Menlo Park) she is a permanent staff scientist there
Gary Nolan (MS 2012) Experimental investigation of interaction of isotopically doped water with volcanic ash, Gary is retired but we see him occasionally
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 Sorbonne University in Paris
Sara Auer (MS, 2007)