Brice Lacroix

Ph.D., Université de Franche Comté


Brice joined the geology department in October 2015, and will teach our introductory geology, and Structural Geology courses. His main interests are in tectonics, understanding the deformation processes, and particularly the links with crustal strength, fluid transport and ore genesis. For this, he uses a field-based approach coupled to laboratory analysis with a special focus on stable isotope geochemistry in order to understand the P-T conditions of deformation and the associated mechanical processes. His research is field-oriented, sometime in collaboration with exploration companies from East-Africa and Europe.

Brice manages the Petrology and Mineralogy Labs , which contain a wide array of analytical equipment, including an XRD, a high-resolution scanner used to create virtual rock thin sections, and a Raman microscope.

Information about Brice's research publications is available here .

Additional information about Brice's research is available on his personal website .