Brendan Dyck

Adjunct Professor

Areas of interest

Dr Dyck is a petrologist with a keen interest in high-temperature crustal processes and the evolution of planetary lithosphere. My research combines field and electron-beam microscopy techniques with phase-equilibrium modelling to better understand crustal evolution. In particular, I am interested in observing mineral microstructure – the size, shape and orientation of mineral grains – through various modes of optical, electron and laser-based imaging to unlock the secrets of metamorphic and magmatic processes.