Benoit Cordonnier

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About

Volcanologist, I relentlessly explored Earth gears and clockwork. I specialised myself in experimental geology, mimicking natural processes and observing what is normally hidden by millions of years or kilometers of depth.  
Academic and proud tech-nerd, I always look for new approaches to make progress our understanding in rock mechanics. It naturally pushed me to settle at the European synchrotron (ESRF), this unparalleled laboratory.
 
I performed my PhD at the Ludwig Maximillians Universitat (Germany), before a few post-doctoral studies at the University of California Berkeley (USA), ETH Zurich (Switzerland), Universitet i Olso (Norway).
 
 
I am focussing today at exploring high resolution 4D rock experiments and the best ways to analyse and extract the parameters that will give us the fundamentals to understand our planet.   

 

Publications:

  Creep burst coincident with faulting in marble observed in 4‐D synchrotron X‐ray imaging triaxial compression experiments

F Renard, N Kandula, J McBeck, B Cordonnier

Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth 125 (9), e2020JB020354

  2020
  Permeability Profiles Across the Crust‐Mantle Sections in the Oman Drilling Project Inferred From Dry and Wet Resistivity Data

I Katayama, N Abe, K Hatakeyama, Y Akamatsu, K Okazaki, OI Ulven, ...

Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth 125 (8), e2019JB018698

  2020
  Real Time 3D Observations of Portland Cement Carbonation at CO2 Storage Conditions

EA Chavez Panduro, B Cordonnier, K Gawel, I Børve, J Iyer, SA Carroll, ...

Environmental science & technology 54 (13), 8323-8332

  2020
  Competition between slow slip and damage on and off faults revealed in 4D synchrotron imaging experiments

F Renard, J McBeck, B Cordonnier

Tectonophysics 782, 228437

  2020
  A new plesiosaurian from the Jurassic–Cretaceous transitional interval of the Slottsmøya Member (Volgian), with insights into the cranial anatomy of cryptoclidids using …

AJ Roberts, PS Druckenmiller, B Cordonnier, LL Delsett, JH Hurum

PeerJ 8, e8652

  2020
  Creep burst coincident with faulting in marble observed in 4D synchrotron X-ray imaging triaxial compression experiments

J McBeck, F Renard, N Kandula, BJB Cordonnier

  2020
  Synchrotron X-ray imaging in 4D: multiscale failure and compaction localization in triaxially compressed porous limestone

L Huang, P Baud, B Cordonnier, F Renard, L Liu, T Wong

Earth and Planetary Science Letters 528, 115831

  2019
  Neutron imaging of cadmium sorption and transport in porous rocks

B Cordonnier, A Pluymakers, A Tengattini, S Marti, A Kaestner, F Fusseis, ...

Frontiers in earth science 7, 306

  2019
  Isolating the factors that govern fracture development in rocks throughout dynamic in situ X‐ray tomography experiments

J McBeck, N Kandula, JM Aiken, B Cordonnier, F Renard

Geophysical Research Letters 46 (20), 11127-11135

  2019
  Volumetric and shear processes in crystalline rock approaching faulting

F Renard, J McBeck, N Kandula, B Cordonnier, P Meakin, Y Ben-Zion

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 116 (33), 16234-16239

  2019
  Dynamics of microscale precursors during brittle compressive failure in Carrara marble

N Kandula, B Cordonnier, E Boller, J Weiss, DK Dysthe, F Renard

Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth 124 (6), 6121-6139

  2019
  The evolving energy budget of experimental faults within continental crust: Insights from in situ dynamic X-ray microtomography

J McBeck, B Cordonnier, K Mair, F Renard

Journal of Structural Geology 123, 42-53

  2019
  Mixed‐mode strain localization generated by hydration reaction at crustal conditions

X Zheng, B Cordonnier, J McBeck, E Boller, B Jamtveit, W Zhu, F Renard

Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth 124 (5), 4507-4522

  2019
  Volumetric and shear strain localization in Mt. Etna basalt

JA McBeck, B Cordonnier, S Vinciguerra, F Renard

Geophysical Research Letters 46 (5), 2425-2433

  2019
  Dynamic in situ three-dimensional imaging and digital volume correlation analysis to quantify strain localization and fracture coalescence in sandstone

F Renard, J McBeck, B Cordonnier, X Zheng, N Kandula, JR Sanchez, ...

Pure and Applied Geophysics 176 (3), 1083-1115

  2019
  Volumetric and Shear Strain Localization in Mt. Etna Basalt

MB JA, B Cordonnier, S Vinciguerra, F Renard

  2019
  Understanding strain-accommodating processes in depleted sandstone gas reservoirs through in-situ triaxial testing and X-ray CT imaging.

J Van Stappen, J McBeck, B Cordonnier, R Pijnenburg, F Renard, ...

Geophysical Research Abstracts 21

  2019
  Mixed-mode strain localization generated by hydration reaction at crustal conditions.

F Renard, X Zheng, B Cordonnier, J McBeck, B Jamtveit, W Zhu

Geophysical Research Abstracts 21

  2019
  Compaction localization in porous limestone studied by 4D synchrotron X-ray imaging.

P Baud, L Huang, B Cordonnier, F Renard, L Liu, T Wong

Geophysical Research Abstracts 21

  2019
  In situ dynamic X-ray microtomography reveals the evolving energy budget of faults within continental crust.

J McBeck, B Cordonnier, K Mair, F Renard

Geophysical Research Abstracts 21

  2019
  Investigating the onset of strain localization within anisotropic shale using digital volume correlation of time‐resolved X‐ray microtomography images

J McBeck, M Kobchenko, SA Hall, E Tudisco, B Cordonnier, P Meakin, ...

Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth 123 (9), 7509-7528

  2018
  Effects of confinement on reaction‐induced fracturing during hydration of periclase

X Zheng, B Cordonnier, W Zhu, F Renard, B Jamtveit

Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 19 (8), 2661-2672

  2018
  Critical evolution of damage toward system‐size failure in crystalline rock

F Renard, J Weiss, J Mathiesen, Y Ben‐Zion, N Kandula, B Cordonnier

Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth 123 (2), 1969-1986

  2018
  Microscale characterization of rupture nucleation unravels precursors to faulting in rocks

F Renard, B Cordonnier, M Kobchenko, N Kandula, J Weiss, W Zhu

Earth and Planetary Science Letters 476, 69-78

  2017
  Localized slip controlled by dehydration embrittlement of partly serpentinized dunites, Leka Ophiolite Complex, Norway

KG Dunkel, H Austrheim, F Renard, B Cordonnier, B Jamtveit

Earth and Planetary Science Letters 463, 277-285

  2017
  Rapid laccolith intrusion driven by explosive volcanic eruption

JM Castro, B Cordonnier, CI Schipper, H Tuffen, TS Baumann, Y Feisel

Nature Communications 7 (1), 1-7

  2016
  Rheological flow laws for multiphase magmas: an empirical approach

M Pistone, B Cordonnier, P Ulmer, L Caricchi

Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 321, 158-170

  2016
  A deformation rig for synchrotron microtomography studies of geomaterials under conditions down to 10 km depth in the Earth

F Renard, B Cordonnier, DK Dysthe, E Boller, P Tafforeau, A Rack

Journal of synchrotron radiation 23 (4), 1030-1034

  2016
  Effects of crystallization and bubble nucleation on the seismic properties of magmas

BA Tripoli, B Cordonnier, A Zappone, P Ulmer

Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 17 (2), 602-615

  2016
  Effects of crystallization and bubble nucleation on the seismic properties of magmas

BA Tripoli, B Cordonnier, A Zappone, P Ulmer

Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 17 (2), 602-615

  2016
  Conclusion: recommendations and findings of the RED SEED working group

AJL Harris, S Carn, J Dehn, C Del Negro, MT Guđmundsson, ...

Geological Society, London, Special Publications 426 (1), 567-648

  2016
  Benchmarking lava-flow models

B Cordonnier, E Lev, F Garel

Geological Society, London, Special Publications 426 (1), 425-445

  2016
  The viscous to brittle transition in crystal-and bubble-bearing magmas

M Pistone, B Cordonnier, L Caricchi, P Ulmer, F Marone

Frontiers in Earth Science 3, 71

  2015
  Groundmass crystallisation and cooling rates of lava-like ignimbrites: the Grey’s Landing ignimbrite, southern Idaho, USA

BS Ellis, B Cordonnier, MC Rowe, D Szymanowski, O Bachmann, ...

Bulletin of Volcanology 77 (10), 1-15

  2015
  Gas-driven filter pressing in magmas: Insights into in-situ melt segregation from crystal mushes

M Pistone, F Arzilli, KJ Dobson, B Cordonnier, E Reusser, P Ulmer, ...

Geology 43 (8), 699-702

  2015
  Numerical modeling of shallow non-Newtonian flows: Part I. The 1D horizontal dam break problem revisited

P Saramito, C Smutek, B Cordonnier

International Journal of Numerical Analysis & Modeling, Series B 4 (3), 283-298

  2013
  The viscous-brittle transition of crystal-bearing silicic melt: Direct observation of magma rupture and healing

B Cordonnier, L Caricchi, M Pistone, J Castro, KU Hess, S Gottschaller, ...

Geology 40 (7), 611-614

  2012
  The role of melt-fracture degassing in defusing explosive rhyolite eruptions at volcán Chaitén

JM Castro, B Cordonnier, H Tuffen, MJ Tobin, L Puskar, MC Martin, ...

Earth and Planetary Science Letters 333, 63-69

  2012
  Viscous heating in silicate melts: An experimental and numerical comparison

B Cordonnier, SM Schmalholz, KU Hess, DB Dingwell

Journal of Geophysical Research 117 (B2), B02203

  2012
  An adaptive time-space dual algorithm for shallow non-Newtonian power-law fluids: the horizontal dam break problem revisited

P Saramito, C Smutek, B Cordonnier

submitted

  2011
  Influence of decompression rate on fragmentation processes: An experimental study

S Kremers, B Scheu, B Cordonnier, O Spieler, DB Dingwell

Journal of volcanology and geothermal research 193 (3-4), 182-188

  2010
  The horizontal dam break problem for slow non-Newtonian power-law fluids

P Saramito, C Smutek, B Cordonnier

  2010
  Talc lubrication of faults at seismic velocities

S Boutareaud, T Hirose, ML Doan, M Andréani, DG Calugaru, M Pec, ...

University_of_Basel

  2010
  Viscous heating in rhyolite: An in situ experimental determination

KU Hess, B Cordonnier, Y Lavallée, DB Dingwell

Earth and Planetary Science Letters 275 (1-2), 121-126

  2008
  Seismogenic lavas and explosive eruption forecasting

Y Lavallée, PG Meredith, DB Dingwell, KU Hess, J Wassermann, ...

Nature 453 (7194), 507-510

  2008
  Non-Newtonian rheological law for highly crystalline dome lavas

Y Lavallée, KU Hess, B Cordonnier, D Bruce Dingwell

Geology 35 (9), 843-846

  2007
  High-load, high-temperature deformation apparatus for synthetic and natural silicate melts

KU Hess, B Cordonnier, Y Lavallée, DB Dingwell

Review of Scientific Instruments 78 (7), 075102

  2007