Central Science Laboratory

Sandrin Feig

Sandrin Feig

Dr Sandrin Feig

Laboratory Analyst - Electron Microscopy & X-Ray Microanalysis

Dipl.-Geow., Dr. rer. nat., University of Hannover, Germany

Contact Details

Contact Campus Sandy Bay Campus
Building Chemistry Building
Room Reference Room 254 Level 2
Telephone +61 3 6226 1030
Fax +61 3 6226 2494
Email stfeig@utas.edu.au

Sandrin joined the CSL in 2010 and is working as a laboratory analyst in the Electron Microscopy and X-Ray Microanalysis Facility, housing a Cameca SX100 electron microprobe, a FEI Quanta 600 ESEM, a Hitachi SU-70 FESEM and a Horiba XGT-7000 MicroXRF as major instruments. The facility serves university and external users from the earth sciences, chemistry, plant science, agricultural science, zoology, marine sciences and others.


Kamenetsky, V.S., Charlier, B., Zhitova, L., Sharygin, V., Davidson, P., Feig, S. (2013): Magma chamber–scale liquid immiscibility in the Siberian Traps represented by melt pools in native iron. GEOLOGY 41(10):1091-1094 doi:10.1130/G34638.1

Wolff, P.E., Koepke, J., Feig, S.T. (2013): The reaction mechanism of fluid-induced partial melting of gabbro in the oceanic crust. Eur. J. Mineral. 25: 279–298 DOI: 10.1127/0935-1221/2013/0025-2314

Feig, S.T., Koepke, J., Snow, J.E. (2010): Effect of oxygen fugacity and water on phase equilibria of a hydrous tholeiitic basalt. Contrib Mineral Petrol 160:551-568 DOI:10.1007/s00410-010-0493-3

Koepke, J., Schoenborn, S., Oelze, M., Wittmann, H., Feig, S.T., Hellebrand, E., Boudier, F., Schoenberg, R. (2009) Petrogenesis of crustal wehrlites in the Oman ophiolite: Experiments and natural rocks. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 10, Q10002, doi:10.1029/2009GC002488.

Parat, F., Holtz, F., Feig, S. (2008) Pre-eruptive conditions of the Huerto Andesite (Fish canyon system, San Juan volcanic field, Colorado): Influence of volatiles (C-O-H-S) on phase equilibria and mineral composition. J Petrol49(5):911-935 doi:10.1093/petrology/egn011

Koepke, J., Berndt, J., Feig, S.T., Holtz, F. (2007): The formation of SiO2-rich melts within the deep oceanic crust by hydrous partial melting of gabbros. Contrib Mineral Petrol 153:67-84 DOI 10.1007/s00410-006-0135-y

Feig, S.T., Koepke, J., Snow, J.E. (2006): Effect of water on tholeiitic basalt phase equilibria – an experimental study under oxidizing conditions. Contrib Mineral Petrol 152:611-638 DOI 10.1007/s00410-006-0123-2

Koepke, J., Feig, S.T., Snow, J. (2005): Hydrous partial melting within the lower oceanic crust. Terra Nova, Vol 17, No. 3, 286-291

Koepke, J., S. Feig, and J. Snow (2005), Late stage magmatic evolution of oceanic gabbros as a result of hydrous partial melting: Evidence from the Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) Leg 153 drilling at the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 6, Q02001, doi:10.1029/2004GC000805.

Koepke, J., Feig, S.T., Snow, J., Freise, M. (2004): Petrogenesis of oceanic plagiogranites by partial melting of gabbros: An experimental study. Contrib. Mineral. Petrol., 146: 414-432.

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Sandrin received his MSc (Dipl.-Geow.) from the University of Hannover in 2002 with a thesis about the formation of oceanic plagiogranites by hydrous partial melting of gabbros. In 2007, he completed his PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) at the University of Hannover, where he did experiments investigating the effect of water and oxygen fugacity on phase equilibria of primitive tholeiitic basalt magma chambers at crustal temperatures and pressures. After his PhD, he joined the Centre of Excellence in Ore Deposit Research (CODES) at UTAS, working on improving the understanding of the (pre-) intrusive evolution of mafic/ultramafic parental magmas that form layered magmatic complexes with special emphasis on the timing and causes of sulphide saturation and segregation. In 2010, Sandrin joined the electron microscopy & x-ray microanalysis facility of the CSL at UTAS.