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Professional Experience:

  • Lecturer. School of Earth, Atmosphere & Environment, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia. June 2015-Present
  • National Science Foundation Division of Earth Sciences Postdoctoral Fellow. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA. Feb. 2014-May 2015
  • Postdoctoral Research Scholar. Department of Geoscience, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, Aug. 2012-Jan. 2014


  • Doctor of Philosophy in Earth and Planetary Sciences, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, May 2012
  • Master of Science in Environmental Science in Civil Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), Urbana, IL, May 2008
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with Highest Distinction in the Curriculum, UIUC, Urbana, IL, May 2006

Research interests

Minerals, microbes and solutions: isotope geochemistry, environmental geochemistry, ore processing, synchrotron geosciences

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Supervision interests

Positions for highly motivated Honours and PhD students with an interest in geochemistry or environmental science are currently available. Students are encouraged to contact me to discuss potential projects.

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Research Output

Iron isotope exchange and fractionation between hematite (α-Fe2O3) and aqueous Fe(II): A combined three-isotope and reversal-approach to equilibrium study

Frierdich, A. J., Nebel, O., Beard, B. L. & Johnson, C. M., 15 Jan 2019, In : Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 245, p. 207-221 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

7 Citations (Scopus)

Nickel Cycling and Negative Feedback on Fe(II)-Catalyzed Recrystallization of Goethite

Frierdich, A. J., McBride, A., Tomkinson, S. & Southall, S. C., 17 Jul 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : ACS Earth and Space Chemistry. 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

3 Citations (Scopus)

Nickel exchange between aqueous Ni(II) and deep-sea ferromanganese nodules and crusts

Hens, T., Brugger, J., Etschmann, B., Paterson, D., Brand, H. E. A., Whitworth, A. & Frierdich, A. J., 5 Dec 2019, In : Chemical Geology. 528, 13 p., 119276.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Changes in Crystallinity and Tracer-Isotope Distribution of Goethite during Fe(II)-Accelerated Recrystallization

Southall, S. C., Micklethwaite, S., Wilson, S. A. & Frierdich, A. J., 20 Dec 2018, In : ACS Earth and Space Chemistry. 2, 12, p. 1271-1282 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

11 Citations (Scopus)

Recrystallization of Manganite (γ-MnOOH) and Implications for Trace Element Cycling

Hens, T., Brugger, J., Cumberland, S. A., Etschmann, B. & Frierdich, A. J., 6 Feb 2018, In : Environmental Science & Technology. 52, 3, p. 1311-1319 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

4 Citations (Scopus)