Catherine A. Macris Ph.D.
Catherine “Cam” Macris studies the interactions of minerals, melts, and fluids at extreme conditions. She uses laboratory experiments to simulate high temperatures and pressures corresponding to a wide range of planetary processes from crustal melting and vaporization caused by asteroid impacts on Earth’s surface, to the alteration of minerals by melts and fluids in Earth’s interior.
Cam teaches several undergraduate and graduate courses at IUPUI:
Pan, R., Macris, C. A., Menold, A. C. (2022) Multiple Fluid Events During Exhumation of The Tso Morari UHP Eclogite, NW India: Constraints from Mineralogy, Geochemistry, and Thermodynamic Modelling, Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 178 (1). DOI:10.1007/s00410-022-01982-x
Young, E. D., C. A. Macris, H. Tang, A. A. Hogan, and Q. R. Shollenberger (2022) Isotope velocimetry: Experimental and theoretical demonstration of the potential importance of gas flow for isotope fractionation during evaporation of protoplanetary material. Earth and Planetary Science Letters,589, 117575. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2022.117575
Cavosie, A. J., W. D. A. Richard, N. J. Evans, K. Rankenburg, M. Roberts, C. A. Macris, and C. Koeberl (2021) Origin of ß-cristobalite in Libyan Desert Glass‒ the hottest naturally occurring silica polymorph? American Mineralogist,107(7), 1325-1340. https://doi.org/10.2138/am-2021-7922
Ni, P., Macris, C. A., Darling, E. A., & Shahar, A. (2021) Evaporation-induced copper isotope fractionation: Insights from laser levitation experiments. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 298, 131-148. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2021.02.007
Macris, C. A., Robert C. Newton, Jeremy Wykes, Ruiguang Pan, and Craig E. Manning (2020) Diopside, enstatite, and forsterite solubilities in H2O and H2O-NaCl solutions at lower crustal and upper mantle conditions, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 279, 119-142. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2020.03.035
Pan, R., C. A. Macris, C. A. Menold (2020) Thermodynamic Modeling of High-grade Metabasites: A Case Study Using the Tso Morari UHP Eclogite, Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 175,1-28. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00410-020-01717-w
Macris, C. A., J. M. Eiler, P. D. Asimow, Y. Zhang, J. Badro, and E. M. Stolper (2018) Seconds after impact: Insights into the thermal history of impact ejecta from diffusion between lechatelierite and felsic host glass in tektites and experiments, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 241, 69-94. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2018.08.031
Cam also participates in efforts to increase diversity, equity, inclusivity, accessibility, justice, and belonging at IUPUI. Some selected activities and groups that she has contributed to are: