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Chargé de Recherche CNRS / CNRS Research Scientist

Equipe : Manteau et Interfaces
Localisation : Bt22 409
tel : +33 (0)4 67 14 93 67
email : José Alberto Padrón-Navarta

Professional situation

I am holding a research position (“Chargé de Recherche 2”) at the CNRS since October 2014. Before (from July 2011- July 2014) I held a Marie Curie (International Outgoing Fellowship, EU FP7) postdoctoral position at the CNRS (France). The two first years of the project were undertaken at the Research School of Earth Sciences in the Australian National University and the last part at Géosciences Montpellier (France).

Research Interests

  1. Interplay between fluid and metamorphism.
  2. Phase equilibria and metamorphism of ultramafic rocks.
  3. Incorporation and diffusion of hydrogen in nominally anhydrous minerals.
  4. Rheology of the mantle wedge and the microstructure of exhumed ultramafic rocks.

Scientific skills :

Addressing geological problems by using a combination of natural, experimental and theoretical approaches. I address general issues from a mineralogical-petrological perspective. I also have interests in forward thermodynamic modeling and its eventual incorporation into geodynamic models. I have ten years of research experience that includes regular publications in international journals, regular attending to international conferences, preparation of proposals and management of scientific projects. Part of my time (20 %) is dedicated to mentoring and transferring of knowledge.

Technical skills :

Analytical techniques : Electron Backscattered Diffraction (EBSD), SEM, FTIR spectrometry, Electron microprobe, LA-ICPMS, optical microscopy
Laboratory : High-pressure experiments using piston-cylinder apparatus, 1-atm high temperature gas mixing furnace, double polished section preparation for FTIR.
Specific software : Matlab, Perple_X (phase diagrams, phase equilibria, and thermodynamic data), AZtecHKL/Channel 5 (EBSD software), OPUS 7.0 (FTIR software).
Languages : Spanish : native ; English : fluent ; French : intermediate level

Short CV

Useful files :

Simple excel file to compute structural formulae based on EPMA analyses. User-specified ferric to total iron allowed (red columns).

Book chapters

1. Jabaloy Sánchez, A., Padrón-Navarta, J.A., Gómez-Pugnaire, M.T., López Sánchez-Vizcaíno, V., Garrido, C.J., 2019. Alpine Orogeny : Deformation and Structure in the Southern Iberian Margin (Betics s.l.), in : Quesada, C., Oliveira, J.T. (Eds.), The Geology of Iberia : A Geodynamic Approach : Volume 3 : The Alpine Cycle. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 453-486.

2. Jabaloy Sánchez, A., Martín-Algarra, A., Padrón-Navarta, J.A., Martín-Martín, M., Gómez-Pugnaire, M.T., López Sánchez-Vizcaíno, V., Garrido, C.J., 2019. Lithological Successions of the Internal Zones and Flysch Trough Units of the Betic Chain, in : Quesada, C., Oliveira, J.T. (Eds.), The Geology of Iberia : A Geodynamic Approach : Volume 3 : The Alpine Cycle. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 377-432.

In revision / Submitted

52. Laborda-López, C. Marchesi, C, López Sánchez-Vizcaíno V., Gómez-Pugnaire MT. ; Dale CW, Jabaloy-Sánchez A. ; Padrón-Navarta JA ; Román-Alpiste M.R. Garrido C.J. (submitted 13.01.2020) Geochemical evolution of rodingites during subduction : insights from Cerro del Almirez (southern Spain). Lithos


51. Shen T., Zhang C., Chen J., Hermann J., Zhang L., Padrón-Navarta J.A., Chen Li, Xu J., Yang. Changes of antigorite cell parameters close to the antigorite dehydration reaction at subduction zone conditions. Submitted to American Mineralogist. In press.

50. Clément, M., Padrón-Navarta, J.A., Tommasi, A. Interplay between fluid extraction processes and antigorite dehydration reactions (Val Malenco, Italian Alps). 2019/2020. J. Petrol.,

49. Plissart, G., González-Jiménez, J.M., Garrido, L.N.F., Colás, V., Berger, J., Monnier, C., Diot, H., Padrón-Navarta, J.A., 2019. Tectono-metamorphic evolution of subduction channel serpentinites from South-Central Chile. Lithos 336-337, 221-241.

48. Thoraval, C., Demouchy, S., Padrón-Navarta, J.A., 2019. Relative diffusivities of hydrous defects from a partially dehydrated natural olivine. Phys. Chem. Minerals 46, 1-13.

47. Dilissen, N., Hidas, K., Garrido, C.J., Kahl, W.-A., López Sánchez-Vizcaíno, V., Padrón-Navarta, J.A., 2018. Textural evolution during high-pressure dehydration of serpentinite to peridotite and its relation to stress orientations and kinematics of subducting slabs : Insights from the Almirez ultramafic massif. Lithos 320-321, 470-489.

46. Maurice, J., Bolfan-Casanova, N., Padrón-Navarta, J.A., Manthilake, G., Hammouda, T., Hénot, J.M., Andrault, D., 2018. The stability of hydrous phases beyond antigorite breakdown for a magnetite-bearing natural serpentinite between 6.5 and 11 GPa. Contrib. Mineral. Petrol. 173, 86.

45. Scicchitano, M.R., Rubatto, D., Hermann, J., Shen, T., Padrón-Navarta, J.A., Williams, I.S., Zheng, Y.-F., 2018. In Situ Oxygen Isotope Determination in Serpentine Minerals by Ion Microprobe : Reference Materials and Applications to Ultrahigh-Pressure Serpentinites. Geostand. Geoanal. Res. 42, 459-479.

44. Laborda-López, C., López-Sánchez-Vizcaíno, V., Marchesi, C., Gómez-Pugnaire, M.T., Garrido, C.J., Jabaloy-Sánchez, A., Padrón-Navarta, J.A., Hidas, K., 2018. High-P metamorphism of rodingites during serpentinite dehydration (Cerro del Almirez, Southern Spain) : Implications for the redox state in subduction zones. J. Metamorph. Geol. 36, 1141-1173.

43. Kendrick, M.A., Scambelluri, M., Hermann, J., Padrón-Navarta, J.A., 2018. Halogens and noble gases in serpentinites and secondary peridotites : Implications for seawater subduction and the origin of mantle neon. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 235, 285-304.

42. Clement, M., Padrón-Navarta J.A., Tommasi, A., Mainprice, D.H., 2018. Non-hydrostatic stress field orientation inferred from orthopyroxene (Pbca) to low-clinoenstatite (P21/c) inversion in partially dehydrated serpentinites. Am. Mineral. 103, 993-1001.

41. Urosevic, M., Nebel, O., Padrón-Navarta, J.A., Rubatto, D., 2018. Assessment of O and Fe isotope heterogeneity in garnet from Kakanui (New Zealand) and Erongo (Namibia). Eur. J. Mineral. 30, 695-710.

40. Padrón-Navarta, J.A., Hermann, J., 2017. A Subsolidus Olivine Water Solubility Equation for the Earth’s Upper Mantle. Journal of Geophysical Research : Solid Earth 122, 9862-9880.

39. Tommasi, A., Langone, A., Padrón-Navarta, J.A., Zanetti, A., Vauchez, A., 2017. Hydrous melts weaken the mantle, crystallization of pargasite and phlogopite does not : Insights from a petrostructural study of the Finero peridotites, southern Alps. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 477, 59-72.

38. González-Jiménez, J.M., Plissart, G., Garrido, L.N., Padrón-Navarta, J.A., Aiglsperger, T., Romero, R., Marchesi, C., Moreno-Abril, A.J., Reich, M., Barra, F., Morata, D., 2017. Titanian clinohumite and chondrodite in antigorite serpentinites from Central Chile : evidence for deep and cold subduction. Eur. J. Mineral. 29, 959-970.

37. Langone, A., Padrón-Navarta J.A., Ji, W.-Q., Zanetti, A., Mazzucchelli, M., Tiepolo, M., Giovanardi, T., Bonazzi, M., 2017. Ductile–brittle deformation effects on crystal-chemistry and U–Pb ages of magmatic and metasomatic zircons from a dyke of the Finero Mafic Complex (Ivrea–Verbano Zone, Italian Alps). Lithos 284–285, 493-511.

36. Colás, V., Padrón-Navarta, J.A., González-Jiménez, J.M., Fanlo, I., López Sánchez-Vizcaíno, V., Gervilla, F., Castroviejo, R., 2017. The role of silica in the hydrous metamorphism of chromite. Ore Geol. Rev. 90, 274-286.

35. Jollands MC, Hermann J, O’Neill HSC, Spandler C, Padrón-Navarta JA (2016) Diffusion of Ti and some Divalent Cations in Olivine as a Function of Temperature, Oxygen Fugacity, Chemical Potentials and Crystal Orientation. J Petrol 57 (10):1983-2010.

34. Hidas, K., Konc, Z., Garrido, C. J., Tommasi, A., Vauchez, A., Padrón-Navarta, J. A., Marchesi, C., Booth-Rea, G., Acosta-Vigil, A., Szabó, C., Varas-Reus, M. I. & Gervilla, F. (2016). Flow in the western Mediterranean shallow mantle : Insights from xenoliths in Pliocene alkali basalts from SE Iberia (eastern Betics, Spain). Tectonics 35, 2657-2676.

33. Hidas, K., Tommasi, A., Garrido, C.J., Padrón-Navarta, J.A., Mainprice, D., Vauchez, A., Barou, F., Marchesi, C., 2016. Fluid-assisted strain localization in the shallow subcontinental lithospheric mantle. Lithos 262, 636-650.

32. Jollands, M.C., Padrón-Navarta, J.A., Hermann, J., O’Neill, H.S.C., 2016. Hydrogen diffusion in Ti-doped forsterite and the preservation of metastable point defects. American Mineralogist 101, 1571-1583.

31. Colás, V., Padrón-Navarta, J.A., González-Jiménez, J.M., Griffin, W.L., Fanlo, I., O’reilly, S.Y., Gervilla, F., Proenza, J.A., Pearson, N.J., Escayola, M.P., 2016. Compositional effects on the solubility of minor and trace elements in oxide spinel minerals : Insights from crystal-crystal partition coefficients in chromite exsolution. American Mineralogist 101, 1360-1372.

30. Shen, T., Hermann, J., Zhang, L., Lü, Z., Padrón-Navarta, J. A., Xia, B. & Bader, T. (2015). UHP Metamorphism Documented in Ti-chondrodite- and Ti-clinohumite-bearing Serpentinized Ultramafic Rocks from Chinese Southwestern Tianshan. Journal of Petrology 56, 1425-1458.

29. Turner M, Ireland T, Hermann J, Holden P, Padrón-Navarta JA, Hauri EH, Turner S (2015) Sensitive high resolution ion microprobe - stable isotope (SHRIMP-SI) analysis of water in silicate glasses and nominally anhydrous reference minerals. Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry 30(8):1706-1722

28. Padrón-Navarta JA, Tommasi A, Garrido CJ, Mainprice D. (2015) On topotaxy and compaction during antigorite and chlorite dehydration : an experimental and natural study. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 169(4):1-20

27. Debret N, Bolfan-Casanova N, Padrón-Navarta JA, Martín-Hernández F, Andreani M, Garrido CJ, López-Sánchez Vizcaíno V, Gómez-Pugnaire MT, Muñoz M, Trcera N. (2015). Redox state of iron during high pressure serpentinite dehydration Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 169(4):1-18.

26. Hidas, K., Varas-Reus, M. I., Garrido, C. J., Marchesi, C., Acosta-Vigil, A., Padrón-Navarta, J. A., Targuisti, K. & Konc, Z. (2015). Hyperextension of continental to oceanic-like lithosphere : The record of late gabbros in the shallow subcontinental lithospheric mantle of the westernmost Mediterranean. Tectonophysics 650, 65-79.

25. Jabaloy A, Gómez-Pugnaire MT, Padrón-Navarta JA, López Sánchez-Vizcaíno V, Garrido CJ (2015) Subduction- and exhumation-related structures preserved in metaserpentinites and associated metasediments from the Nevado–Filábride Complex (Betic Cordillera, SE Spain) Tectonophysics 644-645, 40-57.

24. Padrón-Navarta JA, Hermann J, O’Neill HSC (2014) Site-specific hydrogen diffusion rates in forsterite. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 392(0):100-112

23. Koga K, Garrido C, Padrón-Navarta JA, Sanchez-Vizcaino V, Gomez-Pugnaire M (2014) FTIR and Raman spectroscopy characterization of fluorine-bearing titanian clinohumite in antigorite serpentinite and chlorite harzburgite. Earth, Planets and Space 66(1):60

22. Shen T, Hermann J, Zhang L, Padrón-Navarta JA, Chen J (2014) FTIR spectroscopy of Ti-chondrodite, Ti-clinohumite, and olivine in deeply subducted serpentinites and implications for the deep water cycle. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 167(4):1-15

21. Harvey J, Garrido CJ, Savov I, Agostini S, Padrón-Navarta JA, Marchesi C, López Sánchez-Vizcaíno V, Gómez-Pugnaire MT (2014) 11B-rich fluids in subduction zones : The role of antigorite dehydration in subducting slabs and boron isotope heterogeneity in the mantle. Chemical Geology 376(0):20-30

20. Barra F, Gervilla F, Hernández E, Reich M, Padrón-Navarta JA, González-Jiménez J (2014) Alteration patterns of chromian spinels from La Cabaña peridotite, south-central Chile. Miner Petrol:1-18

19. Padrón-Navarta, J.A., López Sánchez-Vizcaíno, V., Hermann, J., Connolly, J.A.D., Garrido, C.J., Gómez-Pugnaire, M.T. and Marchesi, C., 2013, Tschermak’s substitution in antigorite and consequences for phase relations and water liberation in high-grade serpentinites. Lithos 15, 186–196.

18. Marchesi, C., Garrido, C.J., Padrón-Navarta, J.A., López Sánchez-Vizcaíno, V. and Gómez-Pugnaire, M.T., 2013, Element mobility from seafloor serpentinization to high-pressure dehydration of antigorite in subducted serpentinite : Insights from the Cerro del Almirez ultramafic massif (southern Spain). Lithos. 15, 128–142.

17. Alt, J.C., Schwarzenbach, E.M., Fruh-Green, G.L., Shanks Iii, W.C., Bernasconi, S.M., Garrido, C.J., Crispini, L., Gaggero, L., Padrón-Navarta, J.A. and Marchesi, C., 2013, The role of serpentinites in cycling of carbon and sulfur : Seafloor serpentinization and subduction metamorphism. Lithos. 15, 40–54.

16. Hidas, K., Garrido, C.J., Tommasi, A., Padrón-Navarta, J.A., Thielmann, M., Konc, Z., Frets, E. and Marchesi, C., 2013, Strain Localization in Pyroxenite by Reaction-Enhanced Softening in the Shallow Subcontinental Lithospheric Mantle. Journal of Petrology, 54, 1997-2031.

15. Hidas K., Booth-Rea G., Garrido CJ, Martínez-Martínez JM., Padrón-Navarta JA, Konc Z, Giaconia F., Frets E., Marchesi C. Backarc basin inversion and subcontinental mantle emplacement in the crust : Kilometer-scale folding and shearing at the base of the proto-Alborán lithospheric mantle (Betic Cordillera, South Spain) (2012) Journal of the Geological Society, 170 : 47-55.

14. Padrón-Navarta, J.A., Tommasi, A., Garrido, C.J., López Sánchez-Vizcaíno, V. Plastic deformation and development of antigorite crystal preferred orientation in high-pressure serpentinites (2012) Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 349-350, pp. 75-86.

13. Gervilla, F., Padrón-Navarta, J.A., Kerestedjian, T., Sergeeva, I., González-Jiménez, J.M., Fanlo, I. Formation of ferrian chromite in podiform chromitites from the Golyamo Kamenyane serpentinite, Eastern Rhodopes, SE Bulgaria : A two-stage process (2012) Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 164 (4), pp. 643-657.

12. Gómez-Pugnaire, M.T., Rubatto, D., Fernández-Soler, J.M., Jabaloy, A., López-Sánchez-Vizcaíno, V., González-Lodeiro, F., Galindo-Zaldívar, J., Padrón-Navarta, J.A. Late Variscan magmatism in the Nevado-Filábride Complex : U-Pb geochronologic evidence for the pre-Mesozoic nature of the deepest Betic complex (SE Spain) (2012) Lithos, 146-147, pp. 93-111.

11. Frets, E., Tommasi, A., Garrido, C.J., Padrón-Navarta, J.A., Amri, I., Targuisti, K. Deformation processes and rheology of pyroxenites under lithospheric mantle conditions (2012) Journal of Structural Geology, 39, pp. 138-157.

10. Alt, J.C., Garrido, C.J., Shanks, W.C., Turchyn, A., Padrón-Navarta, J.A., López Sánchez-Vizcaíno, V., Gómez Pugnaire, M.T., Marchesi, C. Recycling of water, carbon, and sulfur during subduction of serpentinites : A stable isotope study of Cerro del Almirez, Spain (2012) Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 327-328, pp. 50-60.

9. Marchesi, C., Garrido, C.J., Bosch, D., Bodinier, J.-L., Hidas, K., Padrón-Navarta, J.A., Gervilla, F. A late oligocene suprasubduction setting in the westernmost mediterranean revealed by intrusive pyroxenite dikes in the Ronda peridotite (Southern Spain) (2012) Journal of Geology, 120 (2), pp. 237-247.

8. Garrido, C.J., Gueydan, F., Booth-Rea, G., Precigout, J., Hidas, K., Padrón-Navarta, J.A., Marchesi, C. Garnet lherzolite and garnet-spinel mylonite in the Ronda peridotite : Vestiges of Oligocene backarc mantle lithospheric extension in the western Mediterranean (2011) Geology, 39 (10), pp. 927-930.

7. Padrón-Navarta, J.A., Sánchez-Vizcaíno, V.L., Garrido, C.J., Gómez-Pugnaire, M.T. Metamorphic record of high-pressure dehydration of antigorite serpentinite to chlorite harzburgite in a subduction setting (Cerro del Almirez, Nevado-Filábride complex, Southern Spain) (2011) Journal of Petrology, 52 (10), pp. 2047-2078.

6. Bosch, D., Garrido, C.J., Bruguier, O., Dhuime, B., Bodinier, J.-L., Padrón-Navarta, J.A., Galland, B. Building an island-arc crustal section : Time constraints from a LA-ICP-MS zircon study (2011) Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 309 (3-4), pp. 268-279.

5. Padrón-Navarta, J.A., Tommasi, A., Garrido, C.J., Sánchez-Vizcaíno, V.L., Gómez-Pugnaire, M.T., Jabaloy, A., Vauchez, A. Fluid transfer into the wedge controlled by high-pressure hydrofracturing in the cold top-slab mantle (2010) Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 297 (1-2), pp. 271-286.

4. Padrón-Navarta, J.A., Hermann, J., Garrido, C.J., López Sánchez-Vizcaíno, V., Gómez-Pugnaire, M.T. An experimental investigation of antigorite dehydration in natural silica-enriched serpentinite (2010) Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 159 (1), pp. 25-42.

3. López Sánchez-Vizcaíno, V., Gómez-Pugnaire, M.T., Garrido, C.J., Padrón-Navarta, J.A., Mellini, M. Breakdown mechanisms of titanclinohumite in antigorite serpentinite (Cerro del Almirez massif, S. Spain) : A petrological and TEM study (2009) Lithos, 107 (3-4), pp. 216-226.

2. Padrón-Navarta, J.A., Garrido, C.J., Sánchez-Navas, A., Tommasi, A., Sánchez-Vizcaíno, V.L., Gómez-Pugnaire, M.T., Hussain, S.S. Oriented growth of garnet by topotactic reactions and epitaxy in high-pressure, mafic garnet granulite formed by dehydration melting of metastable hornblende-gabbronorite (Jijal Complex, Kohistan Complex, north Pakistan) (2008) Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 26 (8), pp. 855-870.

1. Padrón-Navarta, J.A., López Sánchez-Vizcaíno, V., Garrido, C.J., Gómez-Pugnaire, M.T., Jabaloy, A., Capitani, G.C., Mellini, M. Highly ordered antigorite from Cerro del Almirez HP-HT serpentinites, SE Spain (2008) Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 156 (5), pp. 679-688.