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Pierre Robin (Emeritus)


 Emeritus Professor

University of Toronto
Department of Earth Sciences

22 Ursula Franklin St., Toronto
Ontario, Canada M5S 3B1

Tel.:  416 978 5080
Fax.: 416 978 3938

e-mail: py.robin@utoronto.ca


Civil and Mining Engineer (1965, Ecole Nationale Supérieure de la Métallurgie et de l’Industrie des Mines, Nancy, France)
M.Sc. (Geology, 1968, University of Toronto)
Ph.D. (Geology, 1974, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Research Interests

Physical chemistry of deformation and phase transitions within minerals:

Physical chemistry of deformation of polymineralic rocks under crustal conditions of temperature, pressure, humidity, etc.:

Measurement of large “paleostrains”, and, more generally, objective, numerical description of the fabrics of rocks:


Fluid flow through porous media: