Etienne Médard
Visiting Scientist
Lunar and Planetary Institute

3600 Bay Area Boulevard
Houston TX 77058, USA
Phone: (+1) 281 486 2148
E-mail: medard(at)




Pictures (geology)

Pictures (vacation)


Since January 2016, I am a Visiting Scientist at the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston, on leave from my Associate Professor position
at Blaise Pascal University (Clermont-Ferrand, France). My research focuses mostly on understanding planetary formation, the origin
of magmatism and the formation of magmatic rocks on Earth and the terrestrial planets through experimental and analytical studies.
I also have strong interests in mineralogy, planetary geology, and field-based magmatic petrology.

You can find more about my research projects on the research page, or look at a list of my publications and at my CV.

This web page also contains a section with field pictures of magmatic processes, and some vacation pictures.











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What's new?

new page on volcanic thermobarometry

updated publication list and CV

new page on Pt partitioning and speciation

starting a Visiting Scientist position at the LPI in Houston

paper on Pt partitioning online at GCA

Last revised 18/05/2016. Send comments to medard(at)