Massachusetts Institute of Technology | USA
Frank Dudás is an isotope geochemist and igneous petrologist. He has applied geochemical and isotopic analyses to petrologic, tectonic, archaeological, and environmental problems. After completing undergraduate work (BS, geology, and BS, botany) at Montana State U., he spent 5 years working on fluid inclusion and isotopic studies with a mining company. He completed his PhD in geochemistry and mineralogy at Pennsylvania State U., working on Kuroko deposits and alkalic rocks, and doing predoctoral work at the Dept. of Terrestrial Magnetism of the Carnegie Institution of Washington. During his postdoctoral work at the Geological Survey of Canada in Ottawa, he worked in the Slave Craton, in the Grenville of Ontario, and on the Mackenzie dikes. Subsequently he taught for 8 years at Old Dominion U. From 2000, he worked in the Isotope Geochemistry Laboratory of Dr. Samuel A. Bowring at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, retiring in 2014. He is currently working on Proterozoic amphibolites in core complexes of the northern Rocky Mountains, and on the geochemistry of sedimentary rocks of the Permo-Triassic boundary at Meishan, China.