Saswata Hier-Majumder

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Congratulations Dr. Drombosky
April, 2014
Tyler Drombosky successfully defended his thesis on April 4th, 2014. In his doctoral dissertation, Tyler developed a novel technique for modeling microstructure in deforming, partially molten rocks at the base of the Earth's tectonic plates. Tyler will move on to work at Luminal.


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Research papers by saswata hier-majumder

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Published articles
  1. Drombosky, T. W.* and S. Hier-Majumder Development of Anisotropic Contiguity in Deforming Partially Molten Aggregates I: Theory and Fast Multipole Boundary Elements Method, J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, doi:10.1002/2014JB011068 , (prepprint)
  2. Hier-Majumder, S. and T. W. Drombosky* , Development of Anisotropic Contiguity in Deforming Partially Molten Aggregates II: Implications for the Lithosphere-Asthenosphere Boundary, doi:10.1002/2014JB011454 , (prepprint) .
  3. Sifré, D., Gardés, E., Massuyeau, M., Hashim, L., Hier-Majumder, S., & Gaillard, F. (2014). Electrical conductivity during incipient melting in the oceanic low-velocity zone. Nature, 509(7498), 81-85. doi:10.1038/nature13245, Request a reprint.
  4. Hier-Majumder, S. , E. Keel, A. Courtier,(2014) The Influence of Temperature, Bulk Composition, and Melting on the Seismic Signature of the Low Velocity Layer above the Transition Zone, J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, 119, doi:10.1002/2013JB010314 Request a reprint.
  5. Hier-Majumder, S. (2014) Melt redistribution by pulsed compaction within the ultralow velocity zone, Physics of Earth and Planetary Interiors, 229, 134-143, doi:10.1016/j.pepi.2014.01.004,Request a reprint.
  6. Gaeman, J. S. *, S. Hier-Majumder, and J. Roberts, (2012), Sustainability of a subsurface ocean in Triton's interior, Icarus, 220, 339-447, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2012.05.006. Request a reprint.
  7. Wimert, J. * , and S. Hier-Majumder (2012), A three-dimensional microgeodynamic model of melt geometry in the Earth's deep interior, J. Geophys. Res., 117, B04203, doi:10.1029/2011JB009012. Request a reprint.
  8. Hier-Majumder, S. and A. Courtier, ( 2011 ) Seismic signature of small melt fraction atop the transition zone, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 308, 334-342, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2011.05.055 . Request a reprint.
  9. King, D. S. H., S. Hier-Majumder, and D. L. Kohlstedt, ( 2011 ) An experimental study of the effect of surface tension in homogenizing perturbations in melt fraction , Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 307, 735-749, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2011.05.009. Request a reprint.
  10. Hier-Majumder, S. (2011), Development of anisotropic mobility during two-phase flow. Geophysical Journal International, 186:1, 59-68, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2011.05024.x. Request a reprint.
  11. Hier-Majumder, S. and J. Revenaugh, (2010) Relationship between the viscosity and the topography of the ultralow-velocity zone near the core-mantle boundary, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 299,382-386, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2010.09.018. Request a reprint.
  12. Hier-Majumder, S. and M. E. Abbott *, ( 2010) The influence of dihedral angle on seismic velocities of partially molten rocks, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 299, 23-32 doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2010.08.007. Request a reprint
  13. Liu, X.-M. *, R. L. Rudnick, S. Hier-Majumder, and M.-L. C. Sirbescu (2010), Processes controlling lithium isotopic distribution in contact aureoles: A case study of the Florence County pegmatites, Wisconsin, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 11, Q08014, doi:10.1029/2010GC003063. Request a reprint.
  14. Takei, Y. and S. Hier-Majumder, (2009), A generalized formulation of interfacial tension driven fluid migration with dissolution/precipitation, Earth and Planetary Science Letters,288, 138-148, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2009.09.016. Request a reprint
  15. Hier-Majumder, S., (2008), Influence of contiguity on seismic velocities of partially molten aggregates, J. Geophys. Res., 113, B12205, doi:10.1029/2008JB005662. Request a reprint.
  16. Hier-Majumder, S., Y. Ricard, and D. Bercovici (2006), Role of grain boundaries in magma migration and storage, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 248,735-749, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2006.06.015 . Request a reprint.
  17. Hier-Majumder, S., and D. L. Kohlstedt (2006), Role of dynamic grain boundary wetting in fluid circulation beneath volcanic arcs, Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, L08305, doi:10.1029/2006GL025716. Request a reprint.
  18. Heidelbach, F., and B. Holtzman, and S. Hier-Majumder , and D. Kohlstedt (2005), Textures in experimentally deformed olivine aggregates: the effects of added water and melt, TEXTURES OF MATERIALS, PTS 1 AND 2, MATERIALS SCIENCE FORUM, 495-497. Request a reprint.
  19. Hier-Majumder, S., S. Mei, and D. L. Kohlstedt (2005), Water weakening of clinopyroxenite in diffusion creep, J. Geophys. Res., 110, B07406, doi:10.1029/2004JB003414. Request a reprint.
  20. Hier-Majumder, S., I. M. Anderson, and D. L. Kohlstedt (2005), Influence of protons on Fe-Mg interdiffusion in olivine, J. Geophys. Res., 110, B02202, doi:10.1029/2004JB003292. Request a reprint.
  21. Hier-Majumder, S., P. H. Leo, and D. L. Kohlstedt (2004), On grain boundary wetting during deformation, Acta Materialia, 52, 12, 3425-3433, doi:10.1016/j.actamat.2004.03.040 . Request a reprint.