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Professeur, Université de Lorraine

Tel : (33) 3 83 59 42 34 ; Fax : (33) 3 83 51 17 98

e-mail François Faure

Recherche/Research Interests

  • High temperature experimental petrology
  • Crystal morphology, reaction textures in magmatic rocks, CSD
  • Growth rates and dissolution rates of magmatic minerals
  • Crystallisation kinematics of terrestrial and extraterrestrial magmas


  • 2005 - present : Assistant professor at the Université Henri Poincaré, Nancy I
  • 2002 - 2005 : CNRS research engineer at the Laboratoire Magmas et Volcans, Clermont-Ferrand : scanning electron microscopes and development of the magmatic inclusions laboratory
  • 2001 - 2002 : Post-doctoral fellowship at CRPG : experimental study of the origin of spinifex texture in komatiites and the crystallisation of basaltic shergottites (Martian meteorites)
  • 1996 - 2001 : Ph. D (Experimental petrology) at the Université B. Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand. Texture de croissance rapide dans les roches magmatiques basiques et ultrabasiques : étude expérimentale et nanoscopique


Publications CRPG


Faure, F., Tissandier, L., Florentin, L., & Devineau, K. (2017). A magmatic origin for silica-rich glass inclusions hosted in porphyritic magnesian olivines in chondrules: An experimental study. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 204, 19–31.
Tissandier, L., Florentin, L., Lequin, D., Baillot, P., & Faure, F. (2017). A new heating stage for high temperature/low fO2 conditions. Journal of Crystal Growth, 458, 72–79.


Pignatelli, I., Faure, F., & Mosser-Ruck, R. (2016). Self-mixing magma in the Ruiz Peak rhyodacite (New Mexico, USA): A mechanism explaining the formation of long period polytypes of mica. Lithos, 266-267, 332–347.
Tissandier, L., Florentin, L., Lequin, D., Baillot, P., & Faure, F. (2016). A new heating stage for high Temperature/low fO2 conditions. Journal of Crystal Growth, 458, 72–79.


Borisova, A. Y., Faure, F., Deloule, E., Grégoire, M., Béjina, F., de Parseval, P., et al. (2014). Lead isotope signatures of Kerguelen plume-derived olivine-hosted melt inclusions: Constraints on the ocean island basalt petrogenesis. Lithos, 198-199, 153–171.
Bouquain, S., Arndt, N. T., Faure, F., & Libourel, G. (2014). An experimental study of pyroxene crystallization during rapid cooling in a thermal gradient: application to komatiites. Solid Earth, 5, 641–650.
Faure, F., & Tissandier, L. (2014). Contrasted liquid lines of descent revealed by olivine-hosted melt inclusions and the external magma. Journal of Petrology, 55(9), 1779–1798.


Marin-Carbonne, J., Faure, F., Chaussidon, M., Jacob, D., & Robert, F. (2013). A petrographic and isotopic criterion of the state of preservation of Precambrian cherts based on the characterization of the quartz veins. Precambrian Research, 231, 290–300.
Seddiki, A., Moine, B., Cottin, J. Y., Bascou, J., Godard, M., Faure, F., et al. (2013). A mineralogical and geochemical study of polymict eucrite discovered in Sahara of southwest Algeria. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 6(9), 3175–3184.
Welsch, B., Faure, F., Famin, V., Baronnet, A., & Bachèlery, P. (2013). Dentritic crystallization: A single process for all the textures of olivine in basalts? Journal of Petrology, 54(3), 539–574.


Colin, A., Faure, F., & Burnard, P. (2012). Timescales of convection in magma chambers below the Mid-Atlantic ridge from melt inclusions investigations. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 164, 677–691.
Faure, F., Tissandier, L., Libourel, G., Mathieu, R., & Welsch, B. (2012). Origin of glass inclusions hosted in magnesian porphyritic olivines chondrules: Deciphering planetesimal compositions. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 319-320, 1–8.


Khedim, H., Abdelouhab, S., Podor, R., Rapin, C., Vilasi, M., Panteix, P. J., et al. (2011). Kinetic and equilibrium factors affecting saturation of chromium oxide in soda-silicate melts. Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 357, 31–42.
Koepke, J., France, L., Müller, T., Faure, F., Goetze, N., Dziony, W., et al. (2011). Gabbos from IODP site 1256, equatorial Pacific: Insight into axial magma chamber processes at fast spreading ocean ridges. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems G3, 12(9), Q09014.


Bouquain, S., Arndt, N. T., Hellebrand, E., & Faure, F. (2009). Crystallochemistry and origin of pyroxenes in komatiites. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 158, 599–617.
Welsch, B., Faure, F., Bachèlery, P., & Famin, V. (2009). Microcrysts record transient convection at Piton de la Fournaise Volcano (La Réunion Hotspot). Journal of Petrology, 50(12), 2287–2305.


Mathieu, R., Khedim, H., Libourel, G., Podor, R., Tissandier, L., Deloule, E., et al. (2008). Control of alkali-metal oxide activity in molten silicates. Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 254(45-46), 5079–5083.


Faure, F., Schiano, P., Trolliard, G., Nicollet, C., & Soulestin, B. (2007). Textural evolution of polyhedral olivine experiencing rapid cooling rates. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 153(4), 369–492.
Moune, S., Faure, F., Gauthier, P. J., & Sims, K. W. W. (2007). Pele's hairs and tears: natural probe of volcanic plume. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 164(4), 244–253.


Faure, F., Arndt, N., & Libourel, G. (2006). Formation of spinifex texture in komatiites: an experimental study. Journal of Petrology, 47(8), 1591–1610.
Schiano, P., Provost, A., Clocchiatti, R., & Faure, F. (2006). Transcrystalline melt migration and Earth's mantle. Science, 314(5801), 970–974.

Autres publications / Other Publications


Devineau, K., Devouard, B., Villieras, F., Faure, F., Devidal, J. L., & Kohler, A. (2006). Evolution of product phase assemblages during thermal decomposition of muscovite under strong disequilibrium conditions. American Mineralogist, 91(2-3), 413–424.


Faure, F., & Schiano, P. (2005). Experimental investigation of equilibration conditions during forsterite growth and melt inclusion formation. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 236(3-4), 882–898.


Faure, F., & Schiano, P. (2004). Crystal morphologies in pillow basalts : implications for mid-ocean ridge processes. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 220(3-4), 331–344.


Faure, F., Trolliard, G., Nicollet, C., & Montel, J. M. (2003). A developmental model of olivine morphology as a function of the cooling rate and the degree of undercooling. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 145(2), 251–263.

Faure, F., Trolliard, G., & Soulestin, B. (2003). TEM investigation of forsterite dendrites. American Mineralogist, 88(8-9), 1241–1250.


Faure, F., Trolliard, G., Montel, J. M., & Nicollet, C. (2001). Nano-petrographic investigation of a mafic xenolith (maar de Beaunit, Massif Central, France). European Journal of Mineralogy, 13(1), 27–40.


Magmatic petrology, planetology and geological field courses

encadrement de thèse : Benoît Welsch (2009) Signification des océanites dans le fonctionnement du Piton de la Fournaise

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