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Alan E. Boudreau

Professor Emeritus of Geology
Earth and Climate Sciences
Box 90328, Durham, NC 27708
9 Circuit Drive, 3101 Grainger Hall, Durham, NC 27708


Boudreau's expertise lies in origins of igneous layering: Numerical modeling of postcumulus processes such as crystal aging and compaction and how they can give rise to the variety of features observed in igneous layering. Petrogenesis of platinum-group element (PGE) deposits in layered intrusions and associated work on degassing of crystal assemblages and evidence for the mixing of igneous fluids with liquid + crystal assemblages.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Professor Emeritus of Geology · 2021 - Present Earth and Climate Sciences, Nicholas School of the Environment

Education, Training & Certifications

University of Washington · 1986 Ph.D.
University of Oregon · 1982 M.S.
University of California, Berkeley · 1976 A.B.