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A selection of PhD theses published at the Institute of Geochemistry and Petrology.


High-Mg# andesite incipient (intra-oceanic) arc crust: The Khantaishir ophiolite in western Mongolia.
Omar Gianola
Diss., Zürich, ETH Zürich (2016)
Melting of Fe-rich carbonates and application to subducted banded iron-formations (BIFs).
Nathan Kang
Diss., Zürich, ETH Zürich (2016)
Internally consistent thermodynamic database for fluid-rock interaction. Tools, methods and optimization.
George D. Miron
Diss., Zürich, ETH Zürich (2016)
Sources and evolution of carbonatite melts.
Daniel Weidendorfer
Diss., Zürich, ETH Zürich (2016)


Magmatic geochemistry and geochronology in relation to the geodynamic and metallogenic evolution of the Banat Region and the Apuseni Mountains of Romania.
Daniela Gallhofer
Diss., Zürich, ETH-Zürich (2015)
The Prominent Hill iron oxide – Cu – Au deposit in South Australia. A deposit formation model based on geology, geochemistry, stable isotopes and fluid inclusions.
Tobias U. Schlegel
Diss., Zürich, ETH-Zürich (2015)
Fragmentation, eruption dynamics and depositional processes in mixed carbonatite-silicate volcanic eruptions.
Sonja A. Stadlin
Diss., Zürich, ETH-Zürich (2015)


Geodynamics of the Alpine Tethys as traced by detrital zircons. ICP‐MS U‐Pb geochronology and Hf-isotopes geochemistry.
Alejandro I. Beltràn-Triviño
Diss., Zürich, ETH-Zürich (2014)
The Serra Pelada Au - Pd - Pt Deposit (Carajás, Amazon Craton, Brazil). Geology, Minralogy, and Hydrothermal Geochemistry of Ore Formation.
Gabriel V. Berni
Diss., Zürich, ETH-Zürich (2014)
The experimental formation and compaction of chromite cumulates with and without co-precipitating sulfides and application to Layered Mafic Intrusions.
Shahrzad Manoochehri
Diss., Zürich, ETH-Zürich (2014)
Evolution of hydrous mantle-derived calc-alkaline liquids by fractional crystallization at 0.7 and 0.4 GPa. An experimental study.
Rohit H. Nandedkar
Diss., Zürich, ETH-Zürich (2014)
Metamorphic fluid history along a cross section through the central Alps: constraints from LA-ICPMS analysis of fluid inclusions and Ar-Ar geochronology.
Klara Rauchenstein-Martinek
Diss., Zürich, ETH Zürich (2014)


Hf-W chronology of planetary accretion and differentiation at the dawn of solar system history.
Thomas Kruijer
Diss., Zürich, ETH (2013)
Fluid composition and mass transfer processes related to the formation of metamorphic quartz vein systems, Rhenish Massif (Germany).
Achille Marsala
Diss., Zürich, ETH (2013)
Stable silicon isotopes as a tracer for the biological pump.
Florian Wetzel
Diss., Zürich, ETH (2013)


Stable isotope behaviour during planetary differentiation. Implications of mass dependent Fe, Si and Mo isotope fractionation between metal and silicate liquids.
Remco Christiaan Hin
Diss., Zürich, ETH (2012)
Element partitioning between immiscible silicate- and carbonatite melts with application to the Italian Kamafugite-Carbonatite Suite.
Lukas H.J. Martin
Diss., Zürich, ETH (2012)


Kieselkalke der Schweiz. Charakterisierung eines Rohstoffs aus geologischer, petrographischer, wirtschaftlicher und umweltrelevanter Sicht.
Christoph Bärtschi
Diss., Zürich, ETH (2011)
Subsurface hydrology of submarine arc volcanoes. With application to the active hydrothermal system at brothers volcano, Kermadec arc, New Zealand.
Gillian Gruen
Diss., Zürich, ETH (2011)


Numerical modeling of particle suspensions with application to crystal-melt systems.
Yolanda Deubelbeiss
Diss., Zürich, ETH (2010)
Subsolidus and Melting phase relations in the carbonate ternary CaCO3-MgCO3-FeCO3 at pressures to 6 GPa. An experimental study and thermodynamic modeling.
Ettore Franzolin
Diss., Zürich, ETH (2010)
Melting of subducted carbonated pelites from 5 to 23 GPa. Alkali-carbonatites, mantle metasomatism, and element recycling.
Daniele Grassi
Diss., Zürich, ETH (2010)


Centrifuge assisted falling sphere viscometry of rhyolitic melts.
Paola Ardia
Diss., Zürich, ETH (2009)


Numerical simulation of fluid flow in mid-ocean ridge hydrothernal systems.
Dingeman Coumou
Diss., Zürich, ETH (2008)
Sources and evolution of Late Cretaceous magmatism in Eastern Srednogorie, Bulgaria. Constraints from petrology, isotope geochemistry and geochronology.
Svetoslav Georgiev
Diss., Zürich, ETH (2008)
Melt extraction, permeability, and textural development during melting at high pressures experimentation to 1000 g in a centrifuging piston cylinder (max. 1 GPa, 1400 C).
Giulio Solferino
Diss., Zürich, ETH (2008)


Pb-isotope microanalysis of fluid inclusions, with applications to the Miocene Au-Cu ore district of the Apuseni Mountains, Romania.
Caroline R. Harris
Diss., Zürich, ETH Zürich (2007)
Evolution of ore-forming fluids at the porphyry to epithermal transition. the Famatina Cu-Mo-Au district (NW Argentina).
Claudia Pudack
Diss., Zürich, ETH/ Department of earth sciences fluids and mineral deposits group (2007)


Rocking experiments on hydrous phases and high pressure fluid in the MgO-SiO₂-H₂O (MSH) system. phase compositions, stabilities and thermodynamics.
Elena Melekhova
Diss., Zürich, ETH (2006)
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