Pacific Centre for Isotope and Geochemical Research (PCIGR)
Canada Research Chair (Geochemistry of the Earth’s Mantle)
Office: EOS-South 360 Phone: 604-822-1697 Office2: PCIGR Mass Spec. Lab Phone2: 604-827-5002
Personal Website: http://www.eos.ubc.ca/personal/weis/welcome.html
Licence, 1979, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Ph.D., 1982, ULB
Master in Environmental Sciences, 1983, ULB
Post-doctoral fellow in Paris VII, France and CalTech, USA
Agrégation Enseignement Supérieur - Geochemistry, 1992, ULB
Directeur de Recherches, FNRS
UBC Professor, 2002-
Distribution of elements and isotopes in Earth systems with emphasis on the use abundances and isotopic ratios in defining the source and evolution of igneous rocks, the interaction between different reservoirs (mantle, crust and atmosphere) and the role of tectonic settings.
Geochemical constraints on mantle plume dynamics and structure.
- Kerguelen Plateau - Broken Ridge, Ninetyeast Ridge. Role of the Kerguelen Plume.
- Wrangellia flood basalt province (Vancouver Island, Yukon & Alaska)
- NSERC Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) program: MAGNET: Multidisciplinary Applied Geochemistry Network: http://www.magnet.eos.ubc.ca/
- And August 2012, International Innovation, Taking up the Mantle, p116-119.
2011 Geochemical Fellow.
American Geophysical Union Fellow: 2010:"For the elegance, precision and impact of her geochemical studies of the Earth, from Large Igneous Provinces to the Environment".
Daly Lecture: Fall AGU 2010: Geochemical Insights into Mantle Geodynamics and Plume Structure.
2010-12: ECORD Distinguished Lecturer: What do we know about mantle plumes and what more can we learn by IODP drilling.
Canada Research Chair Tier I: 2002, 2009.
UBC Killam Research Fellowship: 2009.
UBC Faculty of Science Award for Research: 2003.
Canada Research Chair Tier I: Oct 2002.
Visiting Fellow, Carnegie Institution of Washington: 1999-present.
Alumni Award: National award to a young scientist, Francqui Foundation, Belgium, 1991.
PDF Grant FNRS (1983-1984).
PhD Grant FNRS (1979-1982).
Special Prize of the Belgian Government (1975).
Research Team / Students:
Honors Students/Undergraduate Trainees
PCIGR Researchers and Staff
Research Team / Students (past)
Post-doctoral Fellows (past)
Graduate Students (past)
University of British Columbia
Université Libre de Bruxelles
Exchange Students, Internships
Honors Students, B.Sc.H. (past, UBC)
PCIGR Researchers and Staff (past, UBC)
And for an overview of the whole research team related to PCIGR, go to PCIGR website