Dr Sami Mikhail

Dr Sami Mikhail
Senior Lecturer; Dissertation Co-ordinator


 

The motivation for my research is to understand how the interior of a planet affects and controls the composition of its surface, and how volcanic degassing relates to long-term habitability.

In short, I want to understand the pathways followed by volatile elements subducted into Earth’s mantle over geological timescales, with a strong emphasis on constraining the origin(s) of diamond-forming carbon in the mantle, and the nature of the tectonic volatile cycle(s).

I also work towards understanding the formation and deep-time evolution of extra-terrestrial planetary atmospheres, such as those around Venus and Mars.

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2 (of 2 published available) for sm342 with keyword Deep nitrogen cycle clear keyword filter. (source: University of St Andrews PURE)
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The relationship between mantle pH and the deep nitrogen cycle Sami Mikhail, Peter Barry, Dimitri Sverjensky
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 2017 vol.209 pp.149-160
A petrological assessment of diamond as a recorder of the mantle nitrogen cycle Sami Mikhail, Daniel Howell
American Mineralogist 2016 vol.101 pp.780-787

Contact Details:

Dr Sami Mikhail
Irvine Building
University of St Andrews
North Street
St Andrews
KY16 9AL
Fife
UK

tel: 01334 463915
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room: 425
email: sm342@st-andrews.ac.uk

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