Sarah Margaux Figowy

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Visiting address Sem Sælands vei 2A ZEB-bygget 0371 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1028 Blindern 0316 Oslo

Research interests

My research interests focus on studying the partitioning of trace elements and volatiles in minerals, fluids and melts, and understanding the role of crystal chemistry in their distribution. I use ab initio modelling and molecular dynamics. I am currently working on the partitioning of noble gases in melts of various compositions and in silicates to better constrain the deep geochemical cycle of noble gases using molecular dynamics.

Courses taught

  • Sorbonne University (Paris, France): Geosciences for 1st-year students (175h)
  • Sorbonne University (Paris, France): Training of graduate students for the aggregation examination in geosciences (30h)


2016 (Sorbonne University, Paris, France): Undergraduate degrees in Geology and Chemistry

2018 (Sorbonne University, Paris, France): Master's degree in Geosciences
Master's research project: "Partitioning of chromium between garnet and clinopyroxene: first-principle modelling versus metamorphic assemblages"

2022 (Institut des Sciences de la Terre de Paris, Sorbonne University, Paris, France): Ph. D. thesis in Geochemistry and Mineralogy -
"Partitioning of halogens between hydrous silicates in subduction zones: ab initio modelling and in situ LA-ICP-MS/MS measurement"
(supervised by Philippe D'ARCO, Benoît DUBACQ, Benoît VILLEMANT)

Awards and grants

2021: French Society of Mineralogy and Crystallography (SFMC) grant for the Goldschmidt conference (July 4-9th, 2021)


Figowy, S., Dubacq, B., & D’Arco, P. (2021). Crystal chemistry and partitioning of halogens in hydrous silicates. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 176(12), 1-20.

Figowy, S., Dubacq, B., Noel, Y., & d'Arco, P. (2020). Partitioning of chromium between garnet and clinopyroxene: first-principle modelling versus metamorphic assemblages. European Journal of Mineralogy, 32(4), 387-403.


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