Dr. Sirbescu is a member of the Mineralogical Society of America, the American Geophysical Union, the Geological Society of America, and the Mineralogical Society of Canada.
Honors and Awards
- Visiting Researcher Fellowship, Helmholtz Institute - GeoForschungsZentrum, Potsdam, Germany, 2009
- CMU College of Science and Technology Teaching Award, 2005-2009
- Fred Strothman Scholarship, 1999
- W.A. Tarr Scholarship, 1996
- Walter D. Keller Scholarship, 1996-1999
- Donald K. Anderson Graduate Student Teaching Award, 1996-1997
- Program for Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1996
- U.S. Intelligence Agency Scholarship, 1993-1994
- Soros Foundation Travel Fellowship, 1994
- Ph.D., Geological Sciences, University of Missouri - Columbia, 2002
- M.A., Geology, Binghamton University, New York, 1996
- B.S., Geology, University of Bucharest, Romania, 1989
- High-Temperature Geochemistry
- Ore Deposits
- Experimental Petrology
- Physical Geology
Sirbescu, M., Krukowski, E., Schmidt, C., Thomas, R., Samson, I., Bodnar, R. (2013) Quantitative borate analysis of fluid inclusions through Raman spectroscopy. Application to inclusions from San Diego County pegmatites, California, USA. Chemical Geology, 342, p.138-150.
Price, T.J. and Sirbescu, M.-L.C. (2012) Fluid evolution during crystallization of the King's X pegmatite, Florence County, Wisconsin, USA, Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v. 44, p. 249.
Benaway, R.A., Sirbescu, M.-L.C., and Schmidt, C. (2012) Evaluation of water-rich boundary layers formed during partial crystallization of synthetic pegmatite melts, Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v. 44, p. 249.
Sirbescu, M.-L.C., Wilke, M., Veksler, I. and Whittington, A.G. (2012) Effects of water on the nucleation of Li-rich granitic melts, V.M. Goldschmidt Conference 2012 Conference Abstracts, Mineraological Magazine, v. 75, p. 2200.
Nabelek, P.I., Whittington, A.G., and Sirbescu, M.-L.C. (2010) The role of H2O in rapid emplacement and crystallization of granitic pegmatites: resolving the paradox of large crystals in highly undercooled melts. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 160(3), p.313-325.
Liu, X.-M., Rudnick, R.L., Hier-Majumder S., and Sirbescu, M. (2010) Processes controlling lithium isotopic distribution in contact aureoles: a case study of the Florence County pegmatites, Wisconsin. G3-Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 11 Q08014, doi:10.1029/2010GC003063.
Paliewicz, C.C., Hockemeyer, J.A., Sirbescu, M.-L.C., van Hees, E.H. (2010) Possible sources of high boron in McIntyre gold mine tailings, Timmins, Ontario, Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v. 42, p. 246.
Hockemeyer, J.A., Paliewicz, C.C., Sirbescu, M.-L.C.(2010) Textural and mineralogical changes during crystallization of a lithium pegmatite, Florence County, Wisconsin, USA, Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v. 42, p. 246.
Sirbescu, M., Wilke, M., Veksler, I., Whittington, A. (2010) Experimental crystallization of Li-B-pegmatites, Annual Congress of the International Mineralogical Association, Budapest, Hungary.
Nabelek, P.I., Whittington, A.G., Sirbescu, M.C. (2010) Production of large crystals in highly undercooled H2O-rich granite melts, Annual Congress of the International Mineralogical Association, Budapest, Hungary.
Sirbescu, M.-L., Leatherman, M.A., Student, J.J., and Beers, A.R. (2009) Apatite textures and compositions as records of crystallization processes in the Animikie Red Ace pegmatite dike, Wisconsin, USA. The Canadian Mineralogist, 47, p. 725-743.
Sirbescu, M.-L.C., Wilke, M., Veksler, I. (2009) Understanding Pegmatite Texture: Kinetics of Crystallization in the Haplogranite-Li-B-H2O System, Eos Transactions, American Geophysical Union, 90(52), Fall Meeting Supplement, V43B-2233.
Wilson, E., Sirbescu, M.-L., Schmidt, C., Thomas, R., Samson, I., Bodnar, B. (2009) Quantitative borate analysis of fluid inclusions in quartz through Raman spectroscopy, Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v. 41(7), p.255.
Sirbescu, M.-L.C., Hartwick, E., and Student, J. (2008) Rapid crystallization of the Animikie Red Ace Pegmatite, Florence County, Northeastern Wisconsin: Inclusion microthermometry and conductive-cooling modeling. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 156(3), p.289-305.
Sirbescu M., Nabelek P., and Maloney J. (2008) Chemical evolution during undercooled crystallization of granitic pegmatites: boron, lithium, and lithium isotopes, Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v. 40(6), p.335.
Lyter, M. and Sirbescu, M. (2006) Fluid evolution in a gem-bearing pocket pegmatite at the Cryo-Genie Mine, San Diego County, California. A novel method of gemstone exploration, Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v. 38(7),p.55. Geology. 31, p. 685-688.
Sirbescu M.-L. C. and Nabelek P. I. (2003) Dawsonite: an inclusion mineral in quartz from the Tin Mountain pegmatite, Black Hills, South Dakota. American Mineralogist, 88, p.1055-1059.
Sirbescu, M. and Nabelek P.I. (2003) Crystallization conditions and evolution of magmatic fluids in the Harney Peak Granite and associated pegmatites, Black Hills, South Dakota: Evidence from fluid inclusions. Geochimica and Cosmochimica Acta, 67, p.2443-2465.
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