Ingénieur de Recherche, UCA
Équipe de Pétrologie
Axes: Géologie régionale -
Mise en place de la plateforme CARMA
Bureau: 1.45 - LMV Cezeaux
Courriel :

  • Research Interests:

    Magmatic processes, internal Earth dynamics, physical and chemical properties of magmas, rheology, electrical conductivity, crust, mantle, partial melting, experimental petrology, in situ measurements

    Experimental petrology, Microscopy, SEM, FIB, EDS chemical analyses, correlative microscopy, imagery

  • Rang A :
    • Eychenne J., Gurioli L., Damby D., Belville C., Schiavi F., Marceau G., Szczepaniaks C., Blavignacs C., Laumonier M., Gardes E., Le Pennec J.L., Nedelec J.-M., Blanchon L., Sapin V. (2022). Spatial distribution and physicochemical properties of respirable volcanic ash from the 16-17 August 2006 Tungurahua eruption (Ecuador), and alveolar epithelium response in-vitro. GeoHealth - DOI:10.1029/2022GH000680.

    • Dalou C., Füri E., Deligny C., Piani L., Caumon M.C., Laumonier M., Boulliung J., Edén M. (2019). Redox control on nitrogen isotope fractionation during planetary core formation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences - DOI:10.1073/pnas.1820719116.
    • Laumonier M., Karakas O., Bachmann O., Gaillard F., Lukács R., Seghedi L., Menand T., Harangi S. (2019). Evidence for a persistent magma reservoir with large melt content beneath an apparently extinct volcano. Earth and Planetary Science Letters vol.521, p.79-90, - DOI:10.1016/j.epsl.2019.06.004.
    • Laumonier M., Laporte D., Faure F., Provost A., Schiano P., Ito K. (2019). An experimental study ofdissolution andprecipitation offorsterite inathermal gradient: implications orcellular growth ofolivine phenocrysts inbasalt andmelt inclusion formation. Contributions to Mineralogy & Petrology vol.174, p.94, - DOI:10.1007/s00410-019-1627-x.

    Liste google scholar

    XX/ T. Pereira, L. Arbaret, J. Andújar, M. Laumonier, M. Spagnoli, C. Gumiaux, G. Laurent. Incomplete hybridization between trachytic and phonolitic magmas during shallow emplacement of a dyke: the Suc de Sara (Velay volcanic province, France). Submitted to Frontiers

    XX/ X. Ritter, C. Sanchez-Valle, M. Laumonier, A. King, J-P. Perrillat, F. Gaillard, D. Sifré and N. Guignot. Rapid extraction of alkali(ne) carbonate melts from subducting slabs and carbon recycling in the mantle (under revision to Nature Communications).

    20/ J. Eychenne, L. Gurioli, D. Damby, C. Belville, F. Schiavi, G. Marceau, C. Szczepaniak, C. Blavignac, M. Laumonier, E. Gardés, J-L. Le Pennec, J-M. Nedelec, L. Blanchon, V. Sapin (2022). Spatial distribution and physicochemical properties of respirable volcanic ash from the 16-17 August 2006 Tungurahua eruption (Ecuador), and alveolar epithelium response in-vitro. GeoHealth 2022. DOI: ggg

    19/ Morgavi D., Laumonier, M., Petrelli, M., Dingwell, D. B. Decrypting Magma Mixing in Igneous Systems (2022). Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry 87 (1), 607-638

    18/ Schiavi F., Bolfan-Casanova N., Buso R., Laumonier M., Laporte D., Medjoubi K., Venugopal S., Gómez-Ulla A., Cluzel N., Hardiagon M. (2020). Quantifying magmatic volatiles by Ramanmicrotomography of glass inclusion-hosted bubbles. Geochemical Perspectives Letters 16, 17-24. (5). DOI: 10.7185/geochemlet.2038

    17/ Gardes, E., Laumonier, M., Massuyeau, M., Gaillard, F. (2020). Unravelling partial melt distribution in the oceanic low velocity zone, Earth and Planetary Science Letters 540, 116242.

    16/ Laumonier, M., Laporte, D., Faure, F., Provost, A., Schiano, P., Ito, K. (2019). An experimental study of dissolution and precipitation of forsterite in a thermal gradient: implications for cellular growth of olivine phenocrysts in basalt and melt inclusion formation, Contribution to Mineralogy and Petrology 174 (11), 94.

    15/ Laumonier, M., Karakas, O., Bachmann, O., Gaillard, F., Lukács, R., Seghedi, I., Menand, T., Harangi, S. (2019). Evidence for large amounts of melt beneath a supposedly extinct volcano, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 521, 79-90.

    14/ Dalou C., Füri, E., Deligny, C., Piani, L., Caumon, M.C., Laumonier, M., Boulliung, J., Edén M. (2019). Redox control on nitrogen isotope fractionation during planetary core formation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, National Academy of Sciences, 2019, pp.201820719. ⟨10.1073/pnas.1820719116⟩

    13/ Masotta, M., Laumonier, M., & Mccammon, C. (2018). Transport of melt and volatiles in magmas inferred from kinetic experiments on the partial melting of granitic rocks. Lithos, 318, 434-447.

    12/ Chen, J., Gaillard, F., Villaros, A., Yang, X., Laumonier, M., Jolivet, L., Unswprth, M., Hashim, L., Scaillet, B., Richard, G. (2018). Melting conditions in the modern Tibetan crust since the Miocene. Nature communications, 9(1), 3515. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-05934-7

    11/ Schiavi, F., Bolfan-Casanova, N., Withers, A. C., Médard, E., Laumonier, M., Laporte, D., Flaherty, T., Gómez-Ulla, A. (2018). Water quantification in silicate glasses by Raman spectroscopy: Correcting for the effects of confocality, density and ferric iron. Chemical Geology, 483, 312-331.


    10/ Laumonier, M., Farla, R., Frost, D. J., Katsura, T., Marquardt, K., Bouvier, A. S., & Baumgartner, L. P. (2017b). Experimental determination of melt interconnectivity and electrical conductivity in the upper mantle. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 463, 286-297.

    9/ Laumonier, M., Gaillard, F. Muir, D., Blundy, J., Unsworth, M. (2017a). Giant magmatic reservoirs at mid- crustal depth inferred from electrical conductivity and the growth of the continental crust. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 457, 173-180.

    8/ Laumonier, M., Gaillard, F., Sifré, D. (2015c). The Effect of Pressure and Water Concentration on the Electrical Conductivity of Dacitic Melts: Implication for Magnetotelluric Imaging in Subduction Areas. Chemical Geology 418, 66-76.

    7/ Moussallam, Y., Morizet, Y., Massuyeau, M., Laumonier, M., Gaillard, F. (2015b). CO2 Solubility in Kimberlite melts. Chemical Geology 418, 198-205.

    6/ Laumonier, M., Scaillet, B., Arbaret, L., Andújar, J., Champallier, R. (2015a). Experimental mixing of hydrous mafic-felsic crystal-bearing magmas: a microtextural and chemical analysis. Chemical Geology 418, 158-170.

    5/ Laumonier, M., Scaillet, B., Pichavant, M., Champallier, R., Andujar, J., Arbaret, L. (2014b). On the conditions of magma mixing and its bearing on andesite production in the crust. Nature Communications 5.

    4/ Laumonier, M., Scaillet, B., Arbaret, L., Champallier, R. (2014a). Experimental simulation of magma mixing at high pressure. Lithos 196-197, 281-300.

    3/ Yoshino, T., McIsaac, E., Laumonier, M. & Katsura, T. (2012). Electrical conductivity of partial molten carbonate peridotite. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors 194-195, 1-9.

    2/ Laumonier, M., Arbaret, L., Burgisser, A. & Champallier, R. (2011). Porosity redistribution enhanced by strain localization in crystal-rich magmas. Geology 39, 715-718.

    1/ Yoshino, T., Laumonier, M., McIsaac, E. & Katsura, T. (2010). Electrical conductivity of basaltic and carbonatite melt-bearing peridotites at high pressures: Implications for melt distribution and melt fraction in the upper mantle. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 295, 593-602.

  • Parcours

    2022      Assistant Professor at University of Clermont Auvergne / Laboratory Magmas and Volcanoes

    2021      (2 years) Research Engineer on the FIB-SEM Thermofisher Helios 5 apparatus,

    2017      Post doctorate: “mafic magma ascent rate” (D. Laporte; LMV Clermont Ferrand)

    2015      (2 years) Post doctorate: “Dissolution-precipitation mechanisms of olivine and melt inclusion formation(P. Schiano – D. Laporte; LMV Clermont Ferrand)

    2014      (18 months) Post doctorate: “Melt interconnectivity and electrical conductivity in the upper mantle” (Bayerisches GeoInstitüt, Bayreuth, Germany; A. von Humboldt Grant)

    2013      (7 months) Post doctorate: “electrical properties of intermediate magmas” (F. Gaillard; ISTOrléans)

    2009      (3.3 years) PhD: “Magma mixing at HP-HT: experimental constraints and application to arc magmatism“ (supervision: B. Scaillet – L. Arbaret; ISTO)

    2009      (2 months) Non-degree internship: “Effect of silicate and carbonate melt on the electrical conductivity of a partially-molten peridotite” (T. Yoshino; Institute for Study of the Earth’s Interior, Okayama University, Japan)

    2009      (5 months) Master 2 internship: “Experimental constraints on rheological properties of crystal bearing, hydrous magmas” (L. Arbaret; ISTO)

    2008      (2 months) Master 1 internship: “The Neogene Xiyu Formation, a diachronous prograding gravel wedge at the front of the Tianshan: Climatic and tectonic implications (N. Charles – Y. Chen; ISTO)

  • Teaching :

    Analytical Techniques (2022-)

    Magmatic Petrology (2009-2012; 2017; 2022-)

    Field geology (2009-2012)


    Thomas Pereira: “Mixing and emplacement of the Suc de Sara dyke (Velay volcanic province)” (2021, 2022)

    Roxane Buso: “Parental magmas of recent volcanism of Bas-Vivarais (France)…” (2019)

    Clémence Le Lay: “Phosphorus as a tracer for olivine growth” (2018)

    Julien Delaunay: “Quantification of magma ascent rate” (2018)

    Mélissa Drignon: “Mineral fabrics in Santorini basaltic flow” (2012)

    Lucie Labeye: “Magma permeability calculations” (2012)

    Clémence Leroy: “Porosity and permeability of deformed crystal-bearing magmas” (2011)

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