Laboratory of petrology

The laboratory of petrology has been formed in 1967 from the group of researchers – followers of prof. N.G. Sudovikov. The main goal is the study of the laws of evolution and tectonic localization of metamorphism and metasomatism. Laboratory staff investigate interaction of fluid flows with metamorphosed rocks and magmas at the level of the lower crust and upper mantle: geology, origin and sources of fluid, its transport properties, physico-chemical parameters and evolution, role in petro- and oreogenesis. The following methods and approaches are used:

  • Structural analysis of igneous and metamorphic rocks and identification of the geodynamic environments and the sequence of events on the basis of exploration and analysis of kinematic indicators.
  • U-Pb isotopic dating of metamorphic processes using accessory (zircon, baddeleyite, monazite, apatite, etc.) and rock-forming (garnet) minerals.
  • Investigation of Sm-Nd, Rb-Sr, Lu-Hf, Re-Os isotope systems in order to reveal sources of magmas and fluid flows and isochronous dating of minerals and whole rock samples.
  • Investigation of the geochemistry of light isotopes (O, H, C, S) which helps to find the deep matter of fluids and magmas. Development of the theory of fractionation of stable isotopes during crystallization of minerals from fluids and melts.
  • Investigation of the laws of crystal/fluid and crystal/melt distribution of rare and ore elements. Development of models of partial melting, of formation of magmatic chambers and magmatic differentiation.
  • Investigation of distribution of ore deposits in zones of shear deformations and metasomatism.
  • Thermometry and barometry of metamorphic rocks using internally consistent bases of thermodynamic data and techniques developed by the laboratory staff.

Staff list

Photo Staff membersort descending Departments and organizations Positions and posts Scientific degree Academic title Room Phone (local) Phone (city)
Akimova E.Yu. Laboratory of petrology, Council of Young Scientists Junior Staff Scientist, Member of CYS 227
Astafiev B.Yu. Laboratory of petrology Senior Staff Scientist Cand. Sci. (Geol.-Min.) 235 162 328-03-62
Azimov P.Ya. Laboratory of petrology Senior Staff Scientist Cand. Sci. (Geol.-Min.) 235 162 328-03-62
Babushkina M.S. Laboratory of petrology Senior Staff Scientist Cand. Sci. (Geol.-Min.) 212, 214 131 328-03-62
Bushmin S.A. Laboratory of petrology, Academic Council Senior Staff Scientist, Member of AC Cand. Sci. (Geol.-Min.) Associate Professor 225 167 328-03-62
Dech V.N. Laboratory of petrology Senior Staff Scientist Cand. Sci. (Geol.-Min.)
Dolivo-Dobrovolsky D.V. Laboratory of petrology Senior Staff Scientist Cand. Sci. (Geol.-Min.) 235 162 328-03-62
Goncharov A.G. Laboratory of petrology, Council of Young Scientists Junior Staff Scientist, Member of CYS Cand. Sci. (Geol.-Min.) 212, 214 131 328-03-62
Gordon F.A. Laboratory of petrology Junior Staff Scientist Cand. Sci. (Geol.-Min.) 109
Ivanov M.V. Laboratory of petrology Leading Staff Scientist Dr. Sci. (Phys.-Math.) 225 167 328-47-01
Kornakov A.S. Laboratory of petrology Engineer 225 167 328-03-62
Krylov D.P. Laboratory of petrology Leading Staff Scientist Dr. Sci. (Geol.-Min.) 118
Lebedeva Yu.M. Directorate, Laboratory of petrology, Academic Council, Council of Young Scientists Academic Secretary, Staff Scientist, Acad. Secretary of AC, Member of CYS Cand. Sci. (Geol.-Min.) 225, 240 159 328-03-62, 328-47-01, 328-48-01 (fax)
Nikitina L.P. Laboratory of petrology, Academic Council, Dissertation Council Principal Staff Scientist Dr. Sci. (Geol.-Min.), 25.00.09 Professor 212, 214 131 328-03-62
Savva E.V. Laboratory of petrology Junior Staff Scientist 235 162 328-03-62
Semyonov S.V. Laboratory of petrology Junior Staff Scientist Cand. Sci. (Geol.-Min.) 223 168 328-53-06
Semyonov V.S. Laboratory of petrology Senior Staff Scientist Cand. Sci. (Geol.-Min.) 223 168 328-53-06