David M. Jenkins

dave at desk

Professor of Geology

PhD, 1980

University of Chicago

Office: Science 1, Room 267

Telephone: (607) 777-2736

Email address:  dmjenks@binghamton.edu


Research Interests:

  • Experimental Petrology
    • Stability of common minerals at crustal and upper-mantle pressures and temperatures
    • Equilibrium chemical reactions between minerals and aqueous solutions
    • Non-equilibrium aspects of mineral formation
      • Reaction mechanisms and rates of mineral growth
      • Diffusion rates of anions and cations
    • Extraction of thermodynamic data derived from experimental mineral equilibria
  • Crystal Chemistry
    • Chemical substitutions in common minerals
    • Distribution of cations within mineral structures
    • Changes in crystal lattice with changes in chemical composition
  • Metamorphic Petrology
    • Geothermometry and geobarometry of metamorphosed mafic rocks
    • Fluid rock interactions at high pressures and temperatures


Graduate Students:

Nanfei Cheng, PhD candidate (expected 2018)

Jared Matteucci, MS student (expected 2018)



GEOL 102 - Geology of the Solar System

GEOL 212 - Earth Materials

GEOL 470/570 - Geochemistry 


Select Publications:

  • Mueller, B. L., Jenkins, D. M., and Dyar, M. D. (2017) Chlorine incorporation in amphiboles synthesized along the magnesio-hastingsite–hastingsite compositional join.  European Journal of Mineralogy, (in press).
  • Holsing, N. A., and Jenkins, D. M. (2016) Gasket temperature:  an alternate technique for estimating sample temperature in a multi-anvil apparatus.  High Pressure Research, 36, 557-563. DOI:10.1080/08957959.2016.1177045
  • Chan, A., Jenkins, D. M., and Dyar, M. D. (2016) Partitioning of chlorine between NaCl brines and ferro-pargasite: Implications for the formation of chlorine-rich amphiboles in mafic rocks.  Canadian Mineralogist, 54, 337-351.
  • Huang, Y., Lin, Y-C., Jenkins, D. M., Chernova, N. A., Chung, Y., Radhakrishnan, B.; Chu, I-H., Fang, J., Wang, Q., Omenya, F., Ong, S. P., Whittingham, M. S. (2016)  Thermal stability and reactivity of cathode materials for Li-ion batteries.  ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 8 (11), 7013–7021. DOI: 10.1021/acsami.5b12081.
  • Jagniecki, E., Lowenstein, T. K., Jenkins, D. M., and Demicco, R. V. (2015) Eocene atmospheric CO2 from the nahcolite proxy.  Geology, 43, 1075-1078.
  • Corona, J. C., Jenkins, D. M., and Dyar, M. D. (2015) The experimental incorporation of Fe into talc: a study using X-ray diffraction, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, and Mössbauer spectroscopy.  Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 170, Article 29, 15 pp.
  • Lei, J., Jenkins, D. M., and Ishida, K. (2015) Experimental study along the magnesio-hornblende–glaucophane join.  American Mineralogist, 100, 495-509.
  • Jenkins, D. M., Carpenter, M. A., and Zhang., M. (2014) Experimental and infrared characterization of the miscibility gap along the tremolite-glaucophane join.  American Mineralogist, 99, 730-741.
  • Corona, J. C., Jenkins, D. M., and Holland, T. J. B. (2013) Constraints on the upper pressure stability of blueschist facies metamorphism along the reaction: glaucophane = talc + 2 jadeite in the Na2O-MgO-Al2O3-SiO2-H2O system.  American Journal of Science, 313, 967-995.

Last Updated: 1/12/17