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Dr. Fred Gaidies

Associate Professor, Department of Earth Sciences

 
 

 

Education

2007
PhD (summa cum laude) Metamorphic Petrology, Basel University, Switzerland
2003
MSc (with distinction) Organic Geochemistry, Technical University Berlin and GFZ Potsdam, Germany

Professional Experience

2016
Visiting Professor Metamorphic and Theoretical Petrology, University of Vienna, Austria
2013 - Present
Associate Professor Earth Sciences, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
2009 - 2013
Assistant Professor Earth Sciences, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
2007 - 2009
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Calgary, Canada
2008
Visiting Professor Metamorphic and Theoretical Petrology, University of Vienna, Austria

Research Funding

2015 - Present
Conditions, rates and mechanisms of fundamental metamorphic processes, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada - Discovery Grant to Fred Gaidies, $ 135'000.
2012
High-energy X-ray micro-computed tomography scanning system for Earth material research, Ontario Research Fund - Research Infrastructure to Fred Gaidies, $ 185'000.
2012
Kinetics of garnet nucleation and growth during metamorphism, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada - Early Career Researcher Supplement to Fred Gaidies (01/2012-03/2015), $ 20'000.
2011
High-energy X-ray micro-computed tomography scanning system for Earth material research, Canadian Foundation for Innovation, Project 29863 to Fred Gaidies, $ 185'000.
2010 - 2015
Kinetics of garnet nucleation and growth during metamorphism, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada - Discovery Grant RGPIN/386491-2011 to Fred Gaidies, $ 100'000.
2007 - 2008
Garnet growth during contact and regional metamorphism: Results from numerical experiments and field observations, Swiss National Science Foundation, Grant number: PBBS2-120550 to Fred Gaidies, $ 70'000.

Publications

2017
Morneau YE, Gaidies F, Ryan JJ, Zagorevski A. Estimates of garnet crystallization and rates of metamorphism for metapelites of the Snowcap assemblage, Yukon-Tanana terrane, Yukon. Geological Survey of Canada, Current Research 2017-2
2017
George FR, Gaidies F. Characterisation of a garnet population from the Sikkim Himalaya: insights into the rates and mechanisms of porphyroblast crystallisation. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 172: 57
2017
Gaidies F, Milke R, Heinrich W, Abart R. Metamorphic mineral reactions. In: Abart, R and Heinrich, W (ed) Mineral Reaction Kinetics: Microstructures, Textures, Chemical and Isotopic Signatures. European Mineralogical Union and the Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland, EMU Notes in Mineralogy, 16, pp 469-540 (pdf here)
2017
Gaidies F. Nucleation in geological materials. In: Abart, R and Heinrich, W (ed) Mineral Reaction Kinetics: Microstructures, Textures, Chemical and Isotopic Signatures. European Mineralogical Union and the Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland, EMU Notes in Mineralogy, 16, pp 347-371 (pdf here)
2017
Mukhopadhyay D, Chakraborty S, Trepmann C, Rubatto D, Anczkiewicz R, Gaidies F, Dasgupta S, Chowdhury P. The nature and evolution of the Main Central Thrust: Structural, geochronological and petrological constraints from the Sikkim Himalaya, NE India. Lithos 282-283: 447-463
2017
Chakraborty S, Mukhopadhyay D, Chowdhury P, Rubatto D, Anczkiewicz R, Trepmann C, Gaidies F, Sorcar N, Dasgupta S. Channel Flow and localized fault bounded slice tectonics (LFBST): Insights from petrological, structural, geochronological and geospeedometric studies in the Sikkim Himalaya, NE India. Lithos 282-283: 464-482
2016
Chakraborty S, Anczkiewicz R, Gaidies F, Rubatto D, Sorcar N, Faak K, Mukhopadhyay D, Dasgupta S. A review of therrmal history and timescales of tectonometamorphic processes in Sikkim Himalaya (NE India) and implications for rates of metamorphic processes. Journal of Metamorphic Geology 34: 785-803
2016
Petley-Ragan A, Gaidies F, Pattison, DRM. A statistical analysis of the distribution of cordierite and biotite in hornfels from the Bugaboo contact aureole: Implications for the kinetics of porphyroblast crystallization. Journal of Metamorphic Geology 34: 85-101
2015
ElAgamy N, Laliberte J, Gaidies F. Quantitative analysis of fatigue cracks in laminated carbon fibre-reinforced polymer composites using micro-computed tomography. Journal of Composite Materials doi:10.1177/0021998315608252
2015
Gaidies F, Petley-Ragan A, Chakraborty S, Dasgupta S, Jones P. Constraining the conditions of Barrovian metamorphism in Sikkim, India: P-T-t paths of garnet crystallization in the Lesser Himalayan Belt. Journal of Metamorphic Geology 33:23-44
2014
McCarron T, Gaidies F, McFarlane CRM, Easton RM, Jones P. Coupling thermodynamic modeling and high-resolution in-situ LA-ICP-MS monazite geochronology: Evidence for Barrovian metamorphism late in the Grenvillian history of southeastern Ontario. Mineralogy and Petrology 108:741-758
2014
ElAgamy N, Laliberte J, Gaidies F, Goldach J. Qualitative characterization of fatigue damage propagation in laminated carbon fibre reinforced polymers by using micro-computed tomography. SAMPE Journal
2011
Pattison DRM, de Capitani C, Gaidies F. Petrologic consequences of variations in metamorphic reaction affinity. Journal of Metamorphic Geology 29:953-977
2011
Gaidies F, Pattison DRM, de Capitani C. Toward a quantitative model of metamorphic nucleation and growth. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 162:975-993
2009
Gaidies F, John T. Conditions and processes during metamorphic and igneous petrogenesis. Mineralogy and Petrology 97:145-147
2008
Gaidies F, Krenn E, de Capitani C, Abart R. Coupling forward modelling of garnet growth with monazite geochronology: an application to the Rappold Complex (Austroalpine crystalline basement). Journal of Metamorphic Geology 26:775-793
2008
Gaidies F, de Capitani C, Abart R, Schuster R. Prograde garnet growth along complex P-T-t paths: results from numerical experiments on polyphase garnet from the Wölz Complex (Austroalpine Basement). Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 155:673-688
2008
Gaidies F, de Capitani C, Abart R. THERIA_G: a software program to numerically model prograde garnet growth. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 155:657-671
2006
Gaidies F, Abart R, de Capitani C, Schuster R, Connolly JAD, Reusser E. Characterization of polymetamorphism in the Austroalpine basement east of the Tauern Window using garnet isopleth thermobarometry. Journal of Metamorphic Geology 24:451-475

Courses Taught

2016 (Fall)
ERTH 3207 Metamorphic Petrology and Processes (Enrolled 13)
2016 (Fall)
ERTH 2102 Mineralogy to Petrology (Enrolled 34)
2016 (Fall)
ERTH 4807/5903 Advanced Field Geology: Central Alps (Enrolled 11)
2015 (Winter)
ERTH 2802 Field Geology (Enrolled 18)
2014 (Fall)
ERTH 3207 Metamorphic Petrology and Processes (Enrolled 26)
2014 (Fall)
ERTH 2102 Mineralogy to Petrology (Enrolled 36)
2014 (Winter)
ERTH 2802 Field Geology (Enrolled 28)
2013 (Fall)
ERTH 3207 Metamorphic Petrology and Processes (Enrolled 33)
2013 (Fall)
ERTH 2102 Mineralogy to Petrology (Enrolled 41)
2013 (Winter)
ERTH 2802 Field Geology (Enrolled 26)
2012 (Fall)
ERTH 3207 Metamorphic Petrology and Processes (Enrolled 21)
2012 (Fall)
ERTH 2102 Mineralogy to Petrology (Enrolled 39)
2012 (Winter)
ERTH 2802 Field Geology (Enrolled 25)
2011 (Fall)
ERTH 3207 Metamorphic Petrology and Processes (Enrolled 30)
2011 (Fall)
ERTH 2102 Mineralogy to Petrology (Enrolled 33)
2011 (Winter)
ERTH 2802 Field Geology (Enrolled 26)
2010 (Fall)
ERTH 2102 Mineralogy to Petrology (Enrolled 40)
2010 (Fall)
ERTH 4507 Advanced Metamorphic Petrology (Enrolled 12)
2010 (Winter)
ERTH 2102 Mineralogy to Petrology (Enrolled 38)
2010 (Winter)
ERTH 2802 Field Geology (Enrolled 19)

Students Advised

2016 - Present
Balie Walker: Timing and conditions of the formation of plagioclase-garnet intergrowth micro-structures in granulites from Dunkelsteiner Wald (Austria) (MSc)
2015 - Present
Yannick Morneau: Metamorphic evolution of the Snowcap Formation of the Stewart River area, Yukon-Tanana terrane, Yukon, Canada (MSc, in collaboration with GSC)
2014 - Present
Freya George: On the rates and conditions of metamorphism of the Lesser Himalayan Belt, Sikkim, India (PhD)
2014 - 2016
Carolyn Dziawa: Conditions and timing of metamorphism of the Montresor metasedimentary belt, Rae Province, Nunavut (MSc, in collaboration with GSC)
2014 - 2015
Yannick Morneau: Analysis of elongated garnets from the Flinton Group of the Grenville Province, Ontario (BScH)
2014 - 2015
Lianna Vice: The texture and mineral chemistry of garnet in polymetamorphic micaschists from the Eastern European Alps: Implications for the mechanisms of metamorphic crystallization (BScH)
2013 - 2014
Neil Prose: A petrographic and geochemical analysis of graphite-bearing metapelites from the Myer Cave Formation, in the Grenville Province of SE Ontario (BScH)
2013 - 2014
Carolyn Dziawa: Characterization of the crystal shape, chemistry and distribution of tabular garnet in schists from the Ore Chimney Mine area, Mazinaw Domain, Grenville Province, SE Ontario (BScH)
2013 - 2015
Arianne Petley-Ragan: Metamorphic processes and rock texture formation in the vicinity of the Bugaboo batholith, British Columbia (MSc)
2011 - 2013
Travis McCarron: On the rates of metamorphic processes associated with the Grenville orogenesis, Mazinaw Domain, Grenville Province, Ontario (MSc)
2012 - 2013
Arianne Petley-Ragan: New P-T estimates for garnet growth within the inverted metamorphic sequence in Sikkim, Himalaya, by isopleth thermobarometry (BScH)
2012 - 2013
Naomi Ceppetelli: Geospeedometry: A study of Fe-Mg diffusion in metapelites of the Grenville orogen, Fernleigh Belt, Ontario (BScH in collaboration with OGS)
2011 - 2012
Ellen Leigh: Petrography and geochemistry of sillimanite-bearing schists from Ardoch-Plevna-Ompah area, Mazinaw Domain, Grenville Province, Ontario (BScH in collaboration with OGS)
2011 - 2012
Josh Simpson: New results on the P-T conditions of metamorphism of the Fernleigh Belt, Mazinaw Domain, Grenville Province, Ontario (BScH in collaboration with OGS)
2011 - 2012
Rebecca Pikor: Geochemistry and petrogenesis of iron oxides in metapelites of the Flinton Group, Mazinaw Domain, Grenville Province, Ontario (BScH in collaboration with OGS)
2010 - 2011
Laura Katz: Petrology of porphyroblastic metapelites from the Fernleigh area, Mazinaw Domain, Grenville Province, Ontario (BScH in collaboration with OGS)
2010 - 2011
Alana Mackinder: Petrology of metabasic and metafelsic rocks in the vicinity of the Robertson Lake Mylonite Zone, Grenville orogen, SE Ontario (BScH in collaboration with OGS)