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Phil Janney

Phil Janney is a geochemist who uses elemental concentrations and isotope ratios to study planetary differentiation processes on the Earth and elsewhere.  He has a long interest in reconstructing  conditions in the early Solar System using short-lived radiogenic and stable isotope systems in chondritic and primitive achondrite meteorites, and he also has a strong background in the geochemistry of rocks derived from the Earth's mantle, such as basalts, kimberlites and mantle xenoliths. He obtained his PhD at the University of California, San Diego and has worked as a researcher at the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism (Carnegie Institution of Washington), the Field Museum of Natural History (in Chicago, IL, USA) and the Center for Meteorite Studies at Arizona State University. He has been an academic staff member in Geological Sciences at UCT since 2012.