Nicholas Arndt#


Laboratoire de Géodynamique des Chaînes Alpines, UMR 5025-CNRS,
Maison des Géosciences, 1381 rue de la Piscine, 38041 GRENOBLE Cedex, France
Tel: 04 76 63 59 31; Fax: 04 76 51 40 58

Education and Professional Career
  • Telopea Park High School, Canberra, Australia; 1965
  • Australian National University, Canberra, Australia; 1969: BSc (hons) first class, Geology
  • University of Toronto, Canada; 1975 Ph.D., Geology

  • Sept 1998 to present: Professor ‘classe exceptionelle’, Université de Grenoble
  • Jan 2006 to June 2006: Visiting Fellow, CSIRO Perth, Australia
  • 1990-1998: Professor, Géosciences Rennes, Université de Rennes 1, France
  • Oct. 1987 to May 1988: Visiting Fellow, RSES, Australian National University, Canberra
  • 1981-1990: Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, Max-Planck-Institut, Mainz, Germany
  • 1978-1980: Assistant Professor, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada
  • Sept to Dec 1977: Postdoctoral Fellow, Université de Montréal, Canada
  • 1975-1977: Postdoctoral Fellow, Geophysical Laboratory, Washington DC, USA
  • 1969-1970: Geologist, Project Mining Corporation Ltd, Australia

  • Petrology and geochemistry of mafic and ultramafic volcanic rocks, both modern and Archean.
  • Magmatic ore deposits
  • Habitat of life on the early earth

Profession activities
  • Director, Groupement de Recherche 514 “Métallogénie” (1997- 2000)
  • Director of Graduate Studies (Master) in Earth Sciences, Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble (2002-2006)
  • Director of a Research Networking Program of the European Science Foundation “Archean Environment: the Habitat of Early Life” (2005-2010)
  • Vice director of a program of metallogeny of the European Science Foundation (1999-2004)
  • Member of Conseil National des Universités, 35e section (2003-2007)
  • Member of Advisory Committee, Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits (2002 - )
  • Member of IUGS “Commission on Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology” (1990 - )
  • Member of IODP Hotspot Dynamics Detailed Planning Group (2006- )
  • Member of Scientific Advisory Structure Executive Committee (SASEC) of the IODP (2008-2011)
  • Member of the Groupe de Travail Exobiologie du CNES (2008 - )
  • Editor of Chemical Geology (1990-2000);
  • Editor of Journal of Petrology (2002-2005)
  • Editor of eEarth (2006-2008)

  • ISI “Highly cited researcher”
  • Member of Academia Europaea
  • Elected fellow of the Geochemical Society

Organization of Conferences and Sessions at Meetings (selected)


The Habitat of Early Life, Mekrijärvi, Finland, August (co-convenor)

  • “The Earth inside, outside and alive” EGU, Vienna, April (co-convenor)
  • “Peering into the Cradle of Life: Archean Environment. Vienna, April 11-12

  • “Early Earth Evolution” Union Session EGU, Vienna , April
  • “Structure and Origin of the Lithospheric Mantle: the petro-geophysical approach” March Merrickville, Canada
  • “the Mainz years” 2-day workshop, Mainz, Germany
  • Field conference in the Barberton belt, South Africa. 22-29 September

Invited talks (selected)
  • 2009; 5-day short course on Magmatic Ore Deposits given to Vale geologists. Lima, Peru
  • 2008; University of Cambridge (24 January); Short Course – exploration for Platinum deposits, Prospectors and Developers Congress, Toronto, Canada, February; Australian Earth Sciences Congress, Perth, Australia, August.
  • 2007: Bicentenary Geological Society of London August; University of Lausanne; Short Course on Magmatic Sulfides, Laurentian University and INCO Sudbury
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