Catherine Macris

Department of Earth Sciences, School of Science IUPUI

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Areas of Expertise

Geology, geochemistry, planetary science, asteroid impacts, meteorites, mineralogy, Earth's interior, high-temperature materials in the Earth (fluids, melts, minerals in the mantle), glass synthesis.

Expert Bio

Catherine "Cam" Macris is an assistant professor of earth sciences at IUPUI. Originally from Louisiana, she went to LSU for a B.S. in geology, then on to California for an M.S. and a Ph.D. in geoochemistry from UCLA. She stayed on the West Coast for a postdoc at Cal Tech before moving to the Midwest to start the High Pressure and Temperature Experimental Geochemistry Lab at IUPUI in 2015. Macris researches topics ranging from crustal melting caused by giant impacts on Earth to mineral/melt interactions beneath Earth's crust. She also currently teaches Introduction to Mineralogy and Physical Geology.

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Updated on: January 6, 2020