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Member Since 1998
Sebastien Merkel
Professor, Université de Lille
Professional Experience
Université de Lille
Professor
2010 - Present
Education
Doctorate
Honors & Awards
Mineral and Rock Physics Graduate Research Award
Received December 2002
Current Roles
Immediate Past President
Mineral and Rock Physics Executive Committee
Chair
Mineral and Rock Physics Canvassing Committee
Publications
Stress Balance in Synthetic Serpentinized Peridotites Deformed at Subduction Zone Pressures

Weak serpentine minerals affect the mechanical behavior of serpentinized peridotites at depth, and may play a significant role in deformation local...

March 20, 2024
AGU Abstracts
Fabric, connectivity and topology in olivine+serpentine aggregates deformed in torsion, from in-situ X-ray tomography
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF EARTH MATERIALS (PPEM): DEFORMATION ACROSS SCALES II ORAL
mineral and rock physics | 11 december 2023
Nadege Hilairet, Tommaso Mandolini, Julien Chantel...
Serpentines result from the alteration of peridotitic mantle, coexist with olivine in serpentinized peridotite, and are among the weaker minerals in t...
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Multigrain X-ray Diffraction for the Study of Deformation and Phase Transformation Microstructures at Deep Mantle Pressures and Temperatures
ADVANCED EXPERIMENTAL, COMPUTATIONAL AND ANALYTICAL APPROACHES IN EXPLORING DEEP PLANETARY INTERIORS II POSTER
mineral and rock physics | 15 december 2022
Sebastien Merkel, Matthias Krug, Estelle Ledoux, J...
Understanding how microstructures develop in Earths materials is critical to constrain mantle processes from geophysical observations, such as seismic...
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Multigrain X-ray Diffraction, Data Processing Techniques, and Microstructures in Pyrolite at Lower Mantle Conditions
ADVANCED EXPERIMENTAL, COMPUTATIONAL AND ANALYTICAL APPROACHES IN EXPLORING DEEP PLANETARY INTERIORS I ONLINE POSTER DISCUSSION
mineral and rock physics | 13 december 2022
Jeffrey Gay, Sebastien Merkel, Estelle Ledoux, Mat...
Microstructures induced by phase transformations and deformation within pyrolitic materials have been linked to observable seismic reflections within ...
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Volunteer Experience
2024 - 2025
Member
Joanne Simpson Medal Committee
2023 - 2024
Chair
Mineral and Rock Physics Canvassing Committee
2023 - 2024
Immediate Past President
Mineral and Rock Physics Executive Committee
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