IACT Staff

My research relates to the compositional evolution of the Earth’s mantle through the study of mafic and ultramafic terranes and xenoliths. I use in-situ/solution trace-element and isotope geochemistry (Sr-Nd-Hf-Os) and petrological modelling to understand the genesis of mantle-derived magmas, their sources and differentiation processes. I am especially interested in elemental mobility and isotopic fractionation in the sub-arc mantle and the role of melt-peridotite interaction during the formation of pyroxenites.




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Authors Year Title Magazine, volume, pages.
Romain Tilhac, Beñat Oliveira, William L. Griffin, Suzanne Y. O'Reilly, Bruce F. Schaefer, Olivier Alard, Georges Ceuleneer, Juan Carlos Afonso, Michel Grégoire,. 2022 Reworking of old continental lithosphere: Unradiogenic Os and decoupled Hf Nd isotopes in sub-arc mantle pyroxenites Lithos, 354-355, 105346
Beñat Oliveira, Juan Carlos Afonso, Romain Tilhac,. 2021 A Disequilibrium Reactive Transport Model for Mantle Magmatism Journal of Petrology, 61, 34-56
Anastassia Y. Borisova, Romain Tilhac,. 2021 Derivation of Hawaiian rejuvenated magmas from deep carbonated mantle sources: A review of experimental and natural constraints Earth-Science Reviews, 222, 103819
Mallika K. Jonnalagadda, Mathieu Benoit, Shivani Harshe, Romain Tilhac, Raymond A. Duraiswami, Michel Grégoire, Nitin R. Karmalkar,. 2021 Geodynamic evolution of the Tethyan lithosphere as recorded in the Spontang Ophiolite, South Ladakh ophiolites (NW Himalaya, India) Geoscience Frontiers, 13, 101297
Christine Perrin, Romain Tilhac, Laurent Prestimonaco,. 2021 Optimizing subsampling strategies for U/Th dating and geochemical proxies in carbonate speleothems Sedimentary Geology, 389, 91-102
Romain Tilhac, Tomoaki Morishita, Natsumi Hanaue, Akihiro Tamura, Juan Miguel Guotana. 2021 Systematic LREE enrichment of mantle harzburgites: The petrogenesis of San Carlos xenoliths revisited Lithos, 396-397, 106195
Hadrien Henry, Mary-Alix Kaczmarek, Georges Ceuleneer, Romain Tilhac, William L. Griffin, Suzanne Y. O'Reilly, Michel Grégoire, Elisabeth Le Sueur. 2021 The microstructure of layered ultramafic cumulates: Case study of the Bear Creek intrusion, Trinity ophiolite, California, USA Lithos, 388-389, 106047
Zakie Kazemi, Habibollah Ghasemi, Romain Tilhac, William Griffin, Hadi Shafaii Moghadam, Suzanne O'Reilly, Fardin Mousivand,. 2020 Late Cretaceous subduction-related magmatism on the southern edge of Sabzevar basin, NE Iran Journal of the Geological Society, 176, 530-552
Jianggu Lu, Romain Tilhac, William L. Griffin, Jianping Zheng, Qing Xiong, Beñat Oliveira, Suzanne Y. O'Reilly,. 2020 Lithospheric memory of subduction in mantle pyroxenite xenoliths from rift-related basalts Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 544, 116365
Romain Tilhac, Georges Ceuleneer, William L. Griffin, Suzanne Y. O’Reilly, Norman J. Pearson, Mathieu Benoit, Hadrien Henry, Jacques Girardeau, Michel Grégoire,. 2020 Primitive Arc Magmatism and Delamination: Petrology and Geochemistry of Pyroxenites from the Cabo Ortegal Complex, Spain Journal of Petrology, 57, 1921-1954
H. Shafaii Moghadam, Q.L. Li, W.L. Griffin, R.J. Stern, J.F. Santos, F. Lucci, M. Beyarslan, G. Ghorbani, A. Ravankhah, R. Tilhac, S.Y. O'Reilly. 2020 Prolonged magmatism and growth of the Iran-Anatolia Cadomian continental arc segment in Northern Gondwana Lithos, 384-385, 105940
I. Zibra, Y. Lu, F. Clos, R.F. Weinberg, M. Peternell, M.T.D. Wingate, M. Prause, M. Schiller, R. Tilhac,. 2020 Regional-scale polydiapirism predating the Neoarchean Yilgarn Orogeny Tectonophysics, 779, 228375
Hadrien Henry, Romain Tilhac, William L. Griffin, Suzanne Y. O'Reilly, Takako Satsukawa, Mary-Alix Kaczmarek, Michel Grégoire, Georges Ceuleneer,. 2019 Deformation of mantle pyroxenites provides clues to geodynamic processes in subduction zones: Case study of the Cabo Ortegal Complex, Spain Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 472, 174-185
Romain Tilhac, Michel Grégoire, Suzanne Y. O'Reilly, William L. Griffin, Hadrien Henry, Georges Ceuleneer,. 2019 Sources and timing of pyroxenite formation in the sub-arc mantle: Case study of the Cabo Ortegal Complex, Spain Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 474, 490-502
Jianggu Lu, William L Griffin, Romain Tilhac, Qing Xiong, Jianping Zheng, Suzanne Y O’Reilly,. 2019 Tracking Deep Lithospheric Events with Garnet-Websterite Xenoliths from Southeastern Australia Journal of Petrology, 59, 901-930
Romain Tilhac, Damien Guillaume, Francis Odonne,. 2018 Fluid circulation and deformational gradient in north-Pyrenean flyschs: Example from the Saint-Jean-de-Luz basin (France) Tectonophysics, 608, 832-846
C. Perrin, L. Prestimonaco, G. Servelle, R. Tilhac, M. Maury, P. Cabrol,. 2017 Aragonite-Calcite Speleothems: Identifying Original and Diagenetic Features Journal of Sedimentary Research, 84, 245-269

PhD Thesis

  • 2017
    • Doctorado Europeo Petrology and geochemistry of pyroxenites from the Cabo Ortegal Complex, Spain

      Type: Tesis Doctoral
      Date: 27/09/2017
      Autores/as de tesis: Romain Tilhac.
      Directores/as de tesis: Michel Grégoire, Suzanne Y. O'Reilly, Damien Guillaume, William L. Griffin.
      Macquarie University

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