James K. Russell#

James K. Russell
Membership Number:6110
Membership type:FOREIGN
Main Country of Residence:CANADA

Present and Previous Positions
  • 2019 (3 months) Visiting Fellow, Centre for Advanced Studies, LMU, Germany
  • 2013 - 2014 Sabbatical Visiting Professor (Host Daniele Giordano), University of Torino, Torino, Italy
  • 2006 - 2007 Sabbatical Visiting Professor (Host Ray Cas), Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
  • 1999 - 1992 Sabbatical Visiting Professor (Host Don Dingwell), Bayerische Geoinstitut/ LMU, Germany
  • 1999 - current Full Professor, Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, The University of British Columbia
  • 1991 - 1999 Associate Professor, Geological Sciences, The University of British Columbia
  • 1991 - 1992 Sabbatical Visiting Professor (Host Steve Sparks), Geological Sciences, Bristol University, GB
  • 1986 - 1991 Assistant Professor, Geological Sciences, The University of British Columbia
  • 1984 - 1986 Non-tenure stream Assistant Professor, Geological Sciences, The University of British Columbia
  • 1980 - Cominco Exploration Ltd, Vernon, British Columbia

Fields of Scholarship
  • Volcanism in the Canadian Cordillera
  • Transport, ascent and eruption of kimberlite magmas
  • Thermodynamics of magmatic systems and magmatic processes
  • Glaciovolcanism as probes of paleo-environmental/paleo-climate (over the last 2-4 m.y.)
  • Attrition (mechanical) of solids in volcanic jets
  • Pearce Element Ratios and testing petrological hypotheses
  • Models for transport properties of natural melts and magmas
  • Welding and compaction processes in volcanic systems

Honours and Awards
  • 2022 DAAD Research Stay for Visiting Academics Scholarship (3 months)
  • 2019 Visiting Professorship, University Roma Tre, Lectures on Magma Rheology and Volcanic Eruption. (Host: A. Vona)
  • 2019 Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Advanced studies at University of Munich (Host: Prof. Don Dingwell)
  • 2016 Fellow of Mineralogical Society of America (elected), "number of fellows elected each year <0.5% of MSA membership"
  • 2013 NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplement Award (DAS) (2013-2016; "for established, superior research programs".
  • 2012 High-citation Publication: [2nd highest citations Earth & Planet Sci Letts 2007-2014] Giordano, Russell & Dingwell, 2008.
  • 2010 Career Achievement Medal, Volcanology Division, Geol. Assoc. Canada, "lifetime scientific achievements in volcanology".
  • 2008 Peacock Medal, Mineralogical Association of Canada, "outstanding contributions to mineral sciences in Canada".

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