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Vincent Soustelle
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Vincent Soustelle

Room 205, School of Earth’s Sciences Building, West Campus, CUG Wuhan

Education & Employments

Since 2016: Professor at the School of Earth’s Sciences, China University of Geosciences, China.

2014-2015: Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Geological Sciences Department, Brown University, USA.

2011-2014: Postdoctoral research fellow at Bayerisches Geoinstitut, University of Bayreuth, Germany.

2007-2010: PhD in Geosciences at University of Montpellier 2 (France). Topic: Interactions between deformation and melt or fluids percolation in the mantle above subduction zones. Supervisor: A. Tommasi.

2005-2007: Master (master research degree) in Geosciences, at University of Montpellier 2, France.

2001-2005: License (Bachelor of Sciences degree) in Earth Sciences at University of Montpellier, France.

Research topics

  • SEM-EBSD (Electron BackScattered Diffusion) techniques and data analysis.

  • High pressure experimental rock deformation.

  • Rock mechanics and Rheology.

  • Rock texture analysis.

  • Fluid- and melt-rock interactions under deformation.

  • Physical properties of solid-solid and solid-liquid aggregates


Yang Xiaohan (Sally) - Master student, main advisor. Topic: Effect of partial melting and metasomatism on microstructural evolution of the lithospheric mantle wedge: Example from peridotites from British Columbia, Canada.

Wang Zhenlong (Dragon) - Master student, co-advisor. Topic: Deformation in partially molten

deeply subducted eclogites.


Soustelle V., Tommasi A., Bodinier J.-L., Garrido C.J., Vauchez A (2009). Deformation and reactive melt transport in the mantle lithosphere above a large-scale partial melting domain: the Ronda peridotite massif, Southern Spain. Journal of Petrology, 50(7), 1235-1266.

Soustelle V., Tommasi A., Demouchy S., Ionov D. (2010). Deformation and fluid-rock interactions in supra-subduction mantle: Microstructures and water contents in peridotite xenoliths from the Avacha volcano, Kamchatka, Journal of Petrology, 51(1-2), 363-394.

Soustelle V., Tommasi A. (2010). Seismic properties of the supra-subduction mantle: Constraints from peridotite xenoliths from the Avacha volcano, southern Kamchatka, Geophysical Research Letters, 37, L13307.

Falus G., Tommasi A., Soustelle V. (2011). The effect of dynamic recrystallization on olivine crystal preferred orientations in mantle xenoliths deformed under varied stress conditions, Journal of Stuctural Geology, 33(11), 1528-1540.

Manthilake M. A. G. M., Miyajima N., Heidelbach F., Soustelle V., Frost D.J. (2013). The effect of aluminum and water on the development of deformation fabrics of orthopyroxene, Contribution to Mineralogy and Petrology, 165(3), 495-505.

Soustelle V., Tommasi A., Demouchy S., Franz L. (2013). Melt-rock interactions, deformation, hydration and seismic properties in the sub-arc lithospheric mantle inferred from xenoliths from seamounts near Lihir, Papua New Guinea, Tectonophysics, 608, 330-345.

Soustelle V., Walte N., Manthilake M.A.G.M., Frost D.J. (2014). Melt migration and melt-rock reactions in the deforming Earth’s upper mantle: experiments at high pressure and temperature. Geology, 42 (1), 83-86.

Chin E. J., Soustelle V., Hirth G., Saal A. E., Kuckenberg S. C., Eiler J.M. (2016). Microstructural and geochemical constraints on the evolution of deep arc lithosphere, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 17(7), 2497-2521.

Soustelle V., Manthilake G. (2017). Deformation of olivine-orthopyroxene aggregates at high pressure and temperature: Implications for the seismic properties of the asthenosphere. Tectonophysics, 694, 385-399.

Li W., Soustelle V., Jin ZM., Li HM., Chen T., Tao CH. (2017). Origins of water content variations in the suboceanic upper mantle: Insight from Southwest Indian Ridge abyssal peridotites, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 18(3), 1298-1329.

Awards & fellowship

Since 2016: Grant from “The Recruitment Program of Global Expert (The Thousand Talents Plan)”.

2012-2014: Research fellowship for the postdoctoral researchers from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

2011: Van Straelen Award from the SGF (French Geological Society), which reward the best PhD thesis regarding deep Earth’s processes in France.