Skip to content
Dr C. Johan Lissenberg

Dr C. Johan Lissenberg

Senior Lecturer

School of Earth and Ocean Sciences

Email:
lissenbergcj@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 4327
Fax:
+44 (0)29 2087 4326
Location:
2.22, Main Building, Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3AT
Available for postgraduate supervision

Interests

My research focuses on understanding magmatism on Earth, from mantle source composition to eruption, with emphasis on oceanic magmatic systems and the plutonic record of magmatic processes. I approach this from a petrological and geochemical perspective, with a particular focus on in-situ methods applied to the crystal-scale.

  • Programme Director, MESci

Academia

  • M.Sc. Earth Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands (2001)
  • Ph. D. Earth Sciences, University of Ottawa, Canada (2005)
  • NWO Postdoctoral Fellow, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (2005 – 2006)
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (2006 – 2007)

Affiliations

  • AGU
  • EGU

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

I am Programme Director for the MESci Programmes, and repsonsible for the majority of the Year 4 MESci provision. I also lead the first-year module Earth Materials.

Johan is an igneous petrologist who focuses on understanding the time scales and evolution of mafic magmatic systems (particularly at mid-ocean ridges, but also on land). His group addresses this by integrated petrological and geochemical analysis of plutonic and volcanic rocks, developing new analytical techniques where required.

Current projects include:

  • The effect of reactive porous flow on the evolution of magma chambers and their eruptive products. This includes studies of natural samples, as well as experimental studies (CSC-funded postdoctoral project of Alexandra Yang Yang, collaboration with prof. Yan Liang, Brown University)
  • Developing isotopic tracers in cumulate rocks (Postdoctoral Fellowship of Sarah Lambart and MSc project of Max Jansen, in collaboration with VU Amsterdam)
  • An analysis of the crystal cargo in mid-ocean ridge basalt (PhD project of Emma Bennett)
  • The dynamics of the axial melt lens at fast-spreading ridges (PhD project of Matthew Loocke)
  • The use of element mapping to determine the full distribution of compositional variability in igneous rocks (PhD project of Matthew Loocke)
  • The evolution of the Oman and Masirah ophiolites (PhD projects of Max Jansen and Matthew Loocke, and MSc project of Sietze de Graaff)

Current supervision

Maximillian Jansen

Maximiliaan Jansen

Research student

Liam Hoare

Liam Hoare

Research student

Emma Bennett

Emma Bennett

Research student