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.

source: symbiosis

 

Recent publications


2  (of 2 published available) for sm342 with keyword Lithosphere clear keyword filter. (source: University of St Andrews PURE)
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2018 (1/10)
Geochemical Perspectives Letters
vol.8 pp.26-30
(Article)
Plume-lithosphere interaction, and the formation of fibrous diamonds
Michael Broadley, H Kagi, Ray Burgess, D Zedgenizov, Sami Mikhail, M Almayrac, A Ragozin, B Pomazansky, H Sumino 
Keywords: Diamond formation, Mantle plume, Halogens, Lithosphere, Subduction, Noble gas
2017 (1/1)
Icarus
vol.281 pp.103-114
(Article)

Contact Details:

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

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

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Personal Website
Centre for Magnetic Resonance
School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
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