Alan E. Boudreau

Alan E. Boudreau


Primary Appointment

Earth & Ocean Sciences Division

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.


Lynne, B. Y., A. Boudreau, I. J. Smith, and G. J. Smith. “Silica accumulation rates for siliceous sinter at Orakei Korako geothermal field, Taupo Volcanic Zone, New Zealand.” Geothermics 78 (March 1, 2019): 50–61.
Li, C., and A. E. Boudreau. “The origin of high-Cu/S sulfides by shallow-level degassing in the Skaergaard intrusion, East Greenland.” Geology 45, no. 12 (December 1, 2017): 1075–78.
Aird, H. M., K. M. Ferguson, M. L. Lehrer, and A. E. Boudreau. “A study of the trace sulfide mineral assemblages in the Stillwater Complex, Montana, USA.” Mineralium Deposita 52, no. 3 (March 1, 2017): 361–82.
Boudreau, A. E. “The Stillwater Complex, Montana - Overview and the significance of volatiles.” Mineralogical Magazine 80, no. 4 (June 1, 2016): 585–637.
Boudreau, A. “Bubble migration in a compacting crystal-liquid mush.” Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 171, no. 4 (April 1, 2016).

Recent Grants


EOS 394: Research Independent Study (EOS 394: Research Independent Study)
EOS 575S: Mineral Resources (EOS 575S: Mineral Resources)
EOS 201L: The Solid Earth: Minerals, Rocks, and Structural Geology (EOS 201L: The Solid Earth: Minerals, Rocks, and Structural Geology)
EOS 791: Independent Study (EOS 791: Independent Study)
EOS 393: Research Independent Study (EOS 393: Research Independent Study)

Contact Information

Box 90328
Durham, NC 27708
9 Circuit Drive, 3101 Grainger Hall
Durham, NC 27708


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