Dr Paul Savage

Dr Paul Savage
Lecturer; MSc Geochemistry Co-coordinator


My research interests lie in the application of non-traditional stable isotope techniques to planetary sciences. In particular, I am interested in constraining the composition and types of materials which accreted to form planet Earth and the other rocky bodies in our solar system, and how the terrestrial planets evolved from undifferentiated masses to differentiated bodies, with silicate mantles and metallic cores, and in the case of our planet, with liquid water and sentient life.

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Recent publications listed in research@st-andrews
Prytulak, J, Brett, A, Webb, M, Plank, T, Rehkämper, M, Savage, PS & Woodhead, J 2017, 'Thallium elemental behavior and stable isotope fractionation during magmatic processes' Chemical Geology, vol 448, pp. 71-83. DOI: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2016.11.007
Shahar, A, Savage, PS & Moynier, F 2017, Stable isotope evidence for the differentiation and evolution of planetesimals. in L Elkins-Tanton & B Weiss (eds), Planetesimals: Early Differentiation and Consequences for Planets., 12, Cambridge Univ. Press, pp. 246-266.
Prytulak, J, Sossi, PA, Halliday, AN, Plank, T, Savage, PS & Woodhead, JD 2016, 'Stable vanadium isotopes as a redox proxy in magmatic systems' Geochemical Perspectives Letters, vol 3, no. 1. DOI: 10.7185/geochemlet.1708
Savage, PS 2018, Copper Isotopes. in W White (ed.), Encyclopedia of Geochemistry. Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-39193-9_282-1
Savage, PS, Moynier, F, Chen, H, Shofner, G, Siebert, J, Badro, J & Puchtel, IS 2015, 'Copper isotope evidence for large-scale sulphide fractionation during Earth’s differentiation' Geochemical Perspectives Letters, vol 1, no. 1, pp. 53-64. DOI: 10.7185/geochemlet.1506
Savage, PS, Armytage, RMG, Georg, RB & Halliday, AN 2014, 'High temperature silicon isotope geochemistry' Lithos, vol 190-191, pp. 500-519. DOI: 10.1016/j.lithos.2014.01.003
Pringle, EA, Savage, PS, Jackson, MG, Barrat, J-A & Moynier, F 2013, 'Si isotope homogeneity of the solar nebula' Astrophysical Journal, vol 779, no. 2. DOI: 10.1088/0004-637X/779/2/123
Pringle, EA, Savage, PS, Badro, J, Barrat, J-A & Moynier, F 2013, 'Redox state during core formation on asteroid 4-Vesta' Earth and Planetary Science Letters, vol 373, pp. 75-82. DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2013.04.012
Wang, K, Moynier, F, Barrat, J-A, Zanda, B, Paniello, RC & Savage, PS 2013, 'Homogeneous distribution of Fe isotopes in the early solar nebula' Meteoritics & Planetary Science, vol 48, no. 3, pp. 354-364. DOI: 10.1111/maps.12060
Savage, PS, Georg, RB, Williams, HM, Turner, S, Halliday, AN & Chappell, BW 2012, 'The silicon isotope composition of granites' Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, vol 92, pp. 184-202. DOI: 10.1016/j.gca.2012.06.017
Savage, PS, Georg, RB, Williams, HM, Burton, KW & Halliday, AN 2011, 'Silicon isotope fractionation during magmatic differentiation' Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, vol 75, no. 20, pp. 6124-6139. DOI: 10.1016/j.gca.2011.07.043
Armytage, RMG, Georg, RB, Savage, PS, Williams, HM & Halliday, AN 2011, 'Silicon isotopes in meteorites and planetary core formation' Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, vol 75, no. 13, pp. 3662-3676. DOI: 10.1016/j.gca.2011.03.044
Savage, PS, Georg, RB, Armytage, RMG, Williams, HM & Halliday, AN 2010, 'Silicon isotope homogeneity in the mantle' Earth and Planetary Science Letters, vol 295, no. 1-2, pp. 139-146. DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2010.03.035

Contact Details:

Dr Paul Savage
Irvine Building
University of St Andrews
North Street
St Andrews
KY16 9AL

tel: 01334 464013
room: 418
email: pss3@st-andrews.ac.uk



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