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Dr Emilie Bruand

Emilie Bruand


After finishing  my Phd in Graz University (Austria), I joined the crustal evolution group of Portsmouth to work on the chemistry of accessory minerals in granitoids from different orogens to trace chemical systematics and use them to understand their petrogenesis, and in turn as tracers of tectonic environment of ancient granitoids (in collaboration with Craig Storey and Mike Fowler). As a metamorphic petrologist, I am also interested in the petrology of high grade rocks (migmatites, blueschists and eclogites). I am currently continuing to work on the Chugach Metamorphic Complex (Alaska) and have interest in metabasite rocks from Yell in Shetland (Scotland).


  • Study of accessory minerals as tracers for granite petrogenesis and crustal evolution.
  • Evolution of the continental crust, style and rate of plate movement and subduction through geological time: Archaean vs modern plate tectonics.
  • Geodynamic evolution and metamorphic petrology of high grade rocks in the context of mountain belt evolution.
  • Thermobarometry and modelling of pseudosections (phase diagrams) of metamorphic rocks.

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