Pierre Haenecour

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Pierre Haenecour
Laboratory for Space Sciences
Physics Department, CB 1105
Washington University
1 Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130-4899, USA

Compton 469

(314) 935-6243

(314) 935-6219

Pierre Haenecour is currently a PhD candidate in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences and a NASA Earth and Space Sciences Fellow.  He received his Bachelor's degree in Geology (2008) and his Master's degree in Geochemistry (2010) from the Universite Libre de Bruxelles (Brussels, Belgium).


Ph.D., Washington University,


His Master's thesis was mainly focused on the study of zinc isotopic fractionation and in situ trace element variations in terrestrial komatiitic lava flows from the Abitibi Greenstone Belt in Ontario, Canada.

Using a multi-technique approach (e.g., NanoSIMS, Auger Nanoprobe, Electron Microscopy, Raman Spectroscopy), Pierre is currently working with Dr. Christine Floss on the search for and characterization of presolar silicate grains in carbonaceous chondrites, Antarctic micrometeorites and interplanetary dust particles.

Haenecour P., Zhao X., Floss C., Lin Y., and Zinner E. (2013) First laboratory observation of silica grains from core collapse supernovae. Astrophys. J. Lett. 768, doi:10.1088/2041-8205/768/1/L17.

Selected Publications