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Since 2018 – Professor, Massey University, Palmerston North, NZ; 2016 - 2017 – Associate Professor, Massey University, Palmerston North, NZ; 2013 - 2015 – Senior Lecturer, Massey University, Palmerston North, NZ; 2009 - 2013 – Associate Research Fellow, Academia Sinica, Taipei, ROC; 2005 - 2009 – Assistant Research Fellow, Academia Sinica, Taipei, ROC; 2004 – 2005 - Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Hawaii, USA; 2002 - 2004 – Lamont Postdoctoral Fellow, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, New York, USA; 1999 - 2001 – Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Bristol, UK; 1995 – 1999 – PhD Student and Research Assistant, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK
2013 – Smithsonian Institution Visiting Senior Scientist Fellowship, funded by the Global Volcanism Program; 2012 - JAMSTEC grant as invited participant “Ultra-Deep Drilling Into Arc Crust” workshop, Kona, Hawaii, USA; 2010 - Global Centre of Excellence Visiting Professorship, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan; 2009 - Japan Promotion of Science Conference Grant as invited participant, JpGU meeting, Japan; 2002 - Lamont-Doherty Postdoctoral Fellowship, Columbia University, New York, USA; 2000 - Royal Society Conference Grant as invited participant, State of the Arc meeting, New Zealand; 1995 - Graduate Fellowship, The Open University, UK
Recent/Significant Conference/Workshop Roles
Co-organizer, convener, and chair at over a dozen international conferences since 2006, including AGU Fall Meetings, IAVCEI General Assembies, Goldschmidt conferences, and others.
Invited laboratory research postings (1-5 months each): 2017, 2014 - Isotope Imaging Laboratory, University of Hokkaido, Sapporo, Japan; 2015, 2013 - Research Fellow, NMNH, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, USA; 2012 - Department of Geology and Geophysics, SOEST, University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA; 2011 - Isotope Imaging Laboratory, University of Hokkaido, Sapporo, Japan; 2010 - GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Helmholtz Centre Potsdam, Germany; 2009 - Institute for Frontier Research on Earth Evolution, JAMSTEC, Japan; 2007 - GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Helmholtz Centre Potsdam, Germany; 2006 - Centre of Excellence in Ore Deposits, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia
Member of: International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth’s Interior (Life Member); American Geophysical Union (Life Member); Geochemical Society
Roles and Responsibilities
Handling Editor, Journal of Petrology
Books Advisor for the GSL Books Editorial Committee
Review Editor, Frontiers in Earth Science
Editorial Board Member, J Volcanol Geotherm Res
Guest Editor for the Geological Society of London (GSL, 3 volumes of the Special Publication Series), for American Mineralogist (Special Collection on "Rates and Depths of Magma Ascent on Earth"), and for J Volcanol Geotherm Res
Reviewer for many renowned Science Citation Index journals, including Earth Planet Sci Lett, Geochim Cosmochim Acta, Geology, J Petrol, J Geophys Res (Solid Earth and Atmospheres), Contrib Mineral Petrol, Geophys Res Lett, J Metamorph Geol, J Geol Soc, Am Mineral, B Volcanol and J Volcanol Geotherm Res, PLOS One
Reviews for funding agencies: National Science Foundation (USA), National Environmental Research Council (UK), Agence Nationale de la Recherche (France), and several others.
VGP representative of the 2010 AGU Western Pacific Geophysical Meeting, Taipei, ROC
Georg F. Zellmer received his PhD from the Open University (UK) in 1999, and subsequently worked as research fellow at the University of Bristol (UK), the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (USA), the University of Hawaii (USA), and Academia Sinica (ROC). As member of the Volcanic Risk Solutions team at Massey University since 2013, Professor Zellmer investigates the timescales of magmatic processes, volatiles in subduction zones, and other fundamental aspects of igneous systems. He has international laboratory experience and at present devotes time to the development of a spinel-structured oxide hygrometer for a range of applications in the Earth and Planetary Sciences.
SELECTED RESEARCH TOPICS
SELECTED FIELD AREAS
Resource Development and Management, Health and Well-being
Field of research codes
Analytical Chemistry (030100): Chemical Science (030000):
Earth Sciences (040000): Geochemistry (040200): Geochronology (040303): Geology (040300): Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology (040304): Inorganic Geochemistry (040202): Isotope Geochemistry (040203): Mineralogy and Crystallography (040306): Volcanology (040314)
Project Title: Water in spinel: a robust hugrometer for the Earth and Planetary Sciences
Date Range: 2018 - 2021
Funding Body: Royal Society of New Zealand
Project Title: Mitigating volcanic hazards through advanced technologies
Date Range: 2016 - 2019
Funding Body: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
Project Title: Dynamics of magma ascent beneath New Zealand's subduction zone volcanoes: implications for hazard mitigation strategies
Date Range: 2015 - 2016
Funding Body: National Geographic Society
Project Title: Rates and chronologies of mafic magma ascent and eruption triggering in the TVZ
Date Range: 2014 - 2014
Funding Body: Massey University
Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor:
Teaching undergraduate and graduate students at Massey University since 09/2013. See below for details on papers taught and coordinated.
Convergent plate boundary volcanism in the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt, EHaz university consortium graduate-level volcanology course (Spring Semester 2008)
Rates of Magmatic Processes (within 20449070 Geochemistry), Department of Geosciences, National Taiwan University (2006-2008)
W4113 Introduction to Mineralogy, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Columbia University (2003)
G8884 Advanced Geochemistry, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Columbia University (2002)
S236 Geology, Earth Science Summer School, The Open University (1996-1998)
Academia Sinica postdoctoral research fellow Sebastien Jego (2008-2010), now postdoc at the University of Orleans, France.
Doctoral student supervision at Massey University since 2013. See below for details.
Co-supervisor of doctoral candidate Ms. Mai Sas, University of Auckland, since 9/2016.
Co-supervisor of Massey University Honours student Ms. Grace Marcroft, 2016-2017.
Co-supervisor of Massey University Master student Mr. Alexander Greig, 2015-2017.
Instruction of undergraduate and graduate students in micromilling and isotope laboratory work, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University (2003)
Instruction of graduate students in isotope laboratory work, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol (2001)
Papers team-taught since 2014:
Postgraduate co-ordinator of the School of Agriculture and Environment since 2016, currently monitoring the progress of circa 40 PhD students towards successful completion of their candidacy.
PhD convener for Massey University since 2018, chairing PhD defenses from across the university.