Department of Earth SciencesWestern Science

Dr. Phil McCausland

Meteoritics, Tectonics, Paleomagnetism

Phil McCausland

Assistant Professor & Curator, Meteorites
Ph.D. Western University, 2002
Office: BGS 0187
Phone: 519-661-2111 x.88008
Fax: 519-661-3198
Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Selected Publications

Professional Affiliations

President, Solid Earth Section of the Canadian Geophysical Union  
Secretary-Treasurer, Geophysics Division of the Geological Association of Canada
Fellow, Royal Astronomical Society
Member: GAC, MAC, AGU, GSA, CGU, Meteoritical Society, Atlantic Geoscience Society, RASC 

Check out the Grimsby meteorite fall, Sept 25, 2009

Courses Taught

Earth Sciences 1081A/B
Earth Sciences 2240F/G

(former) Earth Sciences 260A/B (Fall 2007)


Sridhar, Jayashree (September 2013 – present)
M.Sc. Geophysics:
"Quantification of shock metamorphic textures in martian meteorites and achondrites"
Uribe, Diego (B.Sc. Geology in progress):
"Investigation of the mineralogical record of fireball fragmentation events in meteorite fusion crust"
Bramble, Michael (B.Sc.Planetary Science in progress, co-supervised with R. Flemming):
"Quantification of grain size by 2D micro-XRD"
Pol, Joshua (B.Sc. Geology in progress, co-supervised with C. Tsujita):
"Analysis of Middle Devonian coral growth ridges by means of quantitative visual based methods"
Rupert, Alexandra (B.Sc. Geology in progress, co-supervised with R. Flemming):
"Quantification of ordinary chondrite shock metamorphism using micro-XRD"