Zachary Sudholz

BSc (Monash University, VIC), BSc. Hons (University of Western Australia, WA)
Postdoctoral Fellow

Research interests

I am a postdoctoral research fellow based at the Research School of Earth Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra. My current  research focuses on mantle/experimental petrology, geothermobarometry and diamond exploration. My research aims to improve the understanding of the lithospheric architecture, mantle lithology and geochemistry of the Australian continent using mantle xenoliths and kimberlite indicator minerals recovered from diamond exploration programs. In addition to current research, I also have a broad interest in high-temperature geochemistry, igneous and metamorphic petrology, and mineral exploration.


Sudholz, Z. J., Yaxley, G. M., Jaques, A. L., & Chen, J. (2021). Ni-in-garnet geothermometry in mantle rocks: a high pressure experimental recalibration between 1100 and 1325° C. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 176(5), 1-16.

Sudholz, Z. J., Yaxley, G. M., Jaques, A. L., & Brey, G. P. (2021). Experimental recalibration of the Cr-in-clinopyroxene geobarometer: improved precision and reliability above 4.5 GPa. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 176(2), 1-20.