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.


Aird, HM, Ferguson, KM, Lehrer, ML, and Boudreau, AE. "A study of the trace sulfide mineral assemblages in the Stillwater Complex, Montana, USA." Mineralium Deposita 52, no. 3 (March 2017): 361-382.
Boudreau, AE. "The Stillwater Complex, Montana – Overview and the significance of volatiles." Mineralogical Magazine 80, no. 04 (June 2016): 585-637.
Boudreau, A. "Bubble migration in a compacting crystal-liquid mush." Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 171, no. 4 (April 2016).
Schisa, P, Boudreau, A, Djon, L, Tchalikian, A, and Corkery, J. "The Lac Des Iles Palladium Deposit, Ontario, Canada. Part II. Halogen variations in apatite." Mineralium Deposita 50, no. 3 (March 2015): 339-355.

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 90230
Durham, NC 27708-0230
305 Old Chemistry
Durham, NC 27708


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