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Courses Taught

Course #
% Responsible
Autumn 2007ESS55534100%
Winter 2007ESS5023850%
Spring 2008ESS210535100%
Autumn 2008ESS403412100%
Winter 2009ESS55132100%
Spring 2009ESS210535100%
Spring 2009ESS49032867%
Autumn 2009ESS403510100%
Autumn 2009ESS59915433%
Winter 2010ESS59915133%
Spring 2010ESS454318100%
Spring 2010ESS59915633%
Autumn 2010ESS403510100%
Winter 2011ESS412/51236100%
Spring 2010ESS454322100%
Autumn 2011ESS403512100%
Winter 2012A&S Honors 221 & IntSci4035650%
Spring 2012ESS454318100%
Autumn 2012ESS403512100%
Winter 2013ESS212588100%
Winter 2013ESS454312100%
Autumn 2013ESS40358100%
Winter 2014ESS212583100%
Spring 2014ESS454423100%
Autumn 2014ESS40358100%
Winter 2015ESS212570100%
Spring 2015ESS454438100%
Autumn 2015ESS403510100%
Winter 2016ESS212590100%
Spring 2016ESS454418100%

UW Class Seminars and Lectures

Course #
10/22/2015ESS JHNESS Dept Seminar- Geofluids

Awards and Honors

Award Name
Date Bestowed
Awarding Body
Brief Description
Fellow of the American Geophysical Union2000AGU
Fellow of the Mineralogical Society of America2002Mineralogical Society of America
Fellow of the American Physical Society2005American Physical Society
Neel Medalist2002European Geophysical SocietyIn recognition of outstanding achievements in the fertilization of the Earth Sciences by the transfer and application of fundamental theory and/or experimental techniques of solid-state physics

Professional Talks and Presentations

May 2007-HPMPS 7 JapanInvitedTalkElasticity of ferropericlase at high pressure
August 2007University of MinnesotaVLAB workshopInvitedTalkHigh-spin low spin transition in ferropericlase and earth's lower mantle
April 2008European Mineralogical UnionEuropean Mineralogical UnionInvited-Mineral elasticity at high pressures
Fall 2007AGUAGU-2007Contributed-Elasticity of ferropericlase and Earth's lower mantle
Fall 2008AGUAGU-2008InvitedTalkElasticity of Earth's lower mantle
September 2008German Mineralogical SocietyGerman Mineralogical Society, BerlinInvitedtalkElasticity at high pressures
Fall2009AGUContributedtalkElasticity of Amphiboles
Fall2013AGUcontributedtalks and poster
Fall2014AGUcontributed3 presentations
Fall2014GSAcontributedoralThermodynamics of geofluids
Fall2015AGUcontributedposterSpeed of sound in aqueous solutions at sub-GPa pressures: Properties of extra-terrestrial oceans
Fall2015AGUcontributedposterThermodynamics and Interior Structure Measurements of Ocean Worlds
Fall2015AGUcontributedposterPhase Relations in the Carbon Dioxide/Water System at Pressures and Temperatures Relevant to Subducting Slabs

Recent Publications and Manuscripts in the Press

Vance, S, J.M. Brown, Thermodynamic properties of aqueous MgSO4 to 800 MPa at temperatures for -20 to 100°C and concentrations to 2.5 mol/kg from sound speeds with applications to icy world oceans, Geochem. Cosmo. Acta, 110, 176–189, 2013

Brown, J.M., Determination of Hashin-Shtrikman bounds on the isotropic effective elastic moduli of polycrystals of any symmetry, Comp. Geosci. doi:10.1016/j.cageo.2015.03.009

Vance, S.D., J.M. Brown, Acoustic exploration of extraterrestrial oceans, in Proceeding of 22nd International Congress on Sound and Vibrations, Editors: M J. Crocker, M Pawelczyk, F Pedrielli, E. Carletti, S. Luzzi, 6876-6883, 2015

Waeselmann, N, Brown, J.M., Angel, R, Ross, N, Zhao, J., and Kaminsky, W., The elastic tensor of monoclinic alkali feldspars, American Mineralogist, doi:10.2138/am-2015-5583, 2016.

Brown, J. M., R. J. Angel, and N. L. Ross, Elasticity of plagioclase feldspars, J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, 121, doi:10.1002/2015JB012736, 2016

Current Research Interests

Experimental and theoretical mineral physics

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