Dr. Eleanor J. Berryman

Research Scientist

I am a research scientist in the Green Mining Innovation division of CanmetMINING. My expertise is in mineralogy, crystal chemistry, mineral physics, and the interaction of minerals and their host environments.

Current research and/or projects

My current focus (2019 - 2020) is on the environmental research projects within the Chromite Research Program. These projects include: 1) investigating Cr and Fe speciation in ferrochrome smelter dusts; 2) the chemical and physical properties of ferrochrome slag; 3) the interaction of Cr-bearing dusts and peatland environments. 

Education and awards

  • Dr. rer. nat. summa cum laude from the Technical University of Berlin via GFZ Potsdam
  • MSc. Earth and Planetary Sciences from McGill University
  • BSc. Honours Planetary Sciences from McGill University

International experience and/or work

  • 2017 - 2019 Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Geosciences Department of Princeton University, USA
  • 2009 Internship at the Institute for Planetary Materials in Misasa, Japan

Key publications

E.J. Berryman, J.M. Winey, Y.M. Gupta, T.S. Duffy (2019) Sound speed in shock-synthesized stishovite to 72 GPa. Geophysical Research Letters, 46(23): 13695-13703. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019GL085301

E.J. Berryman, D. Zhang, B. Wunder, T.S. Duffy (2019) Compressibility of synthetic Mg-Al tourmalines to 60 GPa. American Mineralogist, 104(7): 1005-1015. https://doi.org/10.2138/am-2019-6967

E.J. Berryman, M. Kutzschbach, R.B. Trumbull, A. Meixner, V. van Hinsberg, S.A. Kasemann, and G. Franz (2017) Tourmaline as a petrogenetic indicator in the Pfitsch Formation, Western Tauern Window, Eastern Alps. Lithos, 284-285:138-155.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lithos.2017.04.008

E.J. Berryman, B. Wunder, D. Rhede, G. Schettler, G. Franz, and W. Heinrich (2016) P-T-X controls on Ca and Na distribution between Mg-Al tourmaline and fluid. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 171:31.

E.J. Berryman, B. Wunder, A. Ertl, M. Koch-Müller, D. Rhede, K. Scheidl, G. Giester, and W. Heinrich (2016) Influence of the X-site composition on tourmaline’s crystal structure: investigation of synthetic K-dravite, dravite, oxy-uvite, and magnesio-foitite using SREF and Raman spectroscopy. Physics and Chemistry of Minerals, 43:83-102.

E.J. Berryman, B. Wunder, R. Wirth, D. Rhede, G. Schettler, G. Franz, and W. Heinrich (2015) An experimental study on K and Na incorporation in dravitic tourmaline and insight into the origin of diamondiferous tourmaline from the Kokchetav Massif, Kazakhstan. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 169:28.

E. Berryman, A.E. Williams-Jones, and A.A. Migdisov (2015) Steel slag carbonation in a flow-through system: the role of fluid-flux. Journal of Environmental Sciences, 27, 266-275.

B. Wunder, E. Berryman, D. Rhede, M. Koch-Müller, B. Plessen, and W. Heinrich (2015) Natural and synthetic ammonium-bearing tourmaline. American Mineralogist, 100, 250-256.

E. Berryman, B. Wunder, and D. Rhede (2014) Synthesis of K-dominant tourmaline. American Mineralogist, 99, 539-542.

M. Kanzaki, X. Xue, S. Reibstein, E. Berryman, and S. Namgung (2011) Structures of two new high-pressure forms of AlPO4 by X-ray powder diffraction and NMR spectroscopy. Acta Crystallographica Section B: Structural Science , B67, 30-40.


Deutsche Mineralogische Gesellschaft (DMG)

European Association of Geochemistry (EAG)

American Geophysical Union (AGU)

Mineralogical Society of America (MSA)

Geological Association of Canada (GAC)

Sigma Xi Honour Society

Golden Key Honour Society