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 Professor (2009-2015), Full Professor (2015-)


Topics of current research: 1) Hydration of volcanic glass in nature and experiments to understand fumaroles and as a tool for paleoclimate (graduate student Mike Hudak is leading the effort). We use oxygen-18 (laser and TCEA), triple oxygen, hydrogen +H2O measurements by TCEA , FTIR, SIMS and NanoSIMS to investigate what happens to volcanic glass after deposition.  See Bindeman and Lowenstern 2016 paper as the first one on the subject.

2) Triple oxygen systematics of mud rocks through geologic history. With new precise chromatography based continuous flow capability, I work with people here and with collaborators to understand the intricacies of Precambrian geology, Great oxidation events, and continent assembly and breakups. This is an outgrow of the 2016 paper about shales through time published in EPSL.

3) 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] We just published a paper about climatological possibility of ultra-low-d18O precipitation (Bindeman and Lee, 2017)

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), 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 Candidate, Investigation of synglacial magmatism 2.4Ga in Karelia Russia, Iceland, and Scotland in relations to Snowball Earth, using triple oxygen isotope systematics)

Stable Isotope Lab at the University of Oregon has been in operation since July 2006. We built a laser fluorination system and a general purpose vacuum lines, 17-O line, installed TC/EA and GasBench as peripheral devices for the mass spectrometer. Dr. Jim Palandri is our lab manager.

Former Lab members:

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, see 2013 EPSL paper, and another paper on melt inclusions in the Tuff of Arbon Valley in Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology. Dana is now a researcher at LLNL doing ICPMS Lab work
Kathryn Watts (PhD 2011) Heise volcanic field, Idaho and its comparison with Yellowstone volcanism. Kathryn published four papers and after a very prestigious Mandelhaul postdoc in the Volcano Hazards Team (USGS, Menlo Park) she got employed there
Gary Nolan (MS 2012) Experimental investigation of interaction of isotopically doped water with volcanic ash, see Gary’s paper. 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 Universite de Paris 6
Sara Auer (MS, 2007) is a Museum Curator at the Natural History Museum in Ithaca, New York State