Marie Jackson, Flagstaff, AZ
  • Research Associate Professor, Geology & Geophysics

Research Keywords

  • Volcanic Glass
  • Volcanic Ash
  • Mineralogy
  • Cement and Concrete Chemistry
  • Fracture Healing
  • Classical Latin Language or Literature


  • Jackson, M. D., J. Moon, H. Chen, Y. Zhang, 2018, Principles of Roman cementitious systems in architectural and marine concretes: Materials Science and Technology 2018, Art and Cultural Heritage: Reverse Engineering Symposium, Columbus, OH, 14-18 October, 2018. Invited Talk/Keynote, Accepted, 03/31/2018.
  • Bergsten, P., V. P. Marteinsson, A. M. Klonowski, P. Vannier, B. Kleine, A. Stefánsson, T. Weisenberger, M. D., Jackson, M. T. Gudmundsson, and the SUSTAIN OnSite Team, 2018, Preliminary results from 1979 and 2017 ICDP SUSTAIN drilling: the sub-terrestrial biosphere of the neo-island Surtsey (abs.): Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 20, EGU2018-17706. EGU General Assembly 2018, 13-18 April, 2018. Conference Paper, Accepted, 03/15/2018.
  • Gudmundsson, M. T., M. D., Jackson, J. D. L. White, C. Gorny, J. McPhie, T. B. Weisenberger, B. Zimanowski, J. M. Rhodes, K. Jónasson, A. Stefánsson, and the SUSTAIN OnSite Team, 2018, The SUSTAIN ICDP 2017 drilling of Surtsey: First results on physical volcanology and island formation (abs.): Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 20, EGU2018-12156, EGU General Assembly 2018, 13-18 April, 2018. Conference Paper, Accepted, 03/15/2018.
  • Jackson, M. D., M. T. Gudmundsson, W. Bach, A. Türke, S. Jørgensen, T. Weisenberger, S. Couper, P. Lippert, V. P. Marteinsson, B. Zimanowski, P. Cappelletti, and the SUSTAIN OnSite Team, 2018, ICDP SUSTAIN drilling at Surtsey Volcano: A time-lapse drill core record and hydrothermal borehole observatory in basalt 50 years after eruption (abs.): Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 20, EGU2018-11324. EGU General Assembly 2018, 13-18 April, 2018. Conference Paper, Accepted, 03/15/2018.
  • Jackson, M. D. and H.-R. Wenk, 2018, Characterization of Cementitious Phases in Mortars of Roman Concretes and Analogies with Volcanic Tuffs. ISA 2018 Symposium, Commission on Crystallography in Art and Cultural Heritage, Recent advances in ancient mortar characterization, Merida, Mexico 20-24 May, 2018. Invited Talk/Keynote, Accepted, 01/31/2018. 
  • Jackson, M. D., 2018, Glass Alteration in Volcanic and Archaeological Materials: Guideposts for Predicting Nuclear Waste Glass Durability. Glass Corrosion Short Course. American Ceramics Society Glass and Optical Materials, Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, 20-24 May, 2018. Invited Talk/Keynote, Accepted, 01/31/2018.

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • SUSTAIN: A New Drill Core at Surtsey Volcano: A Natural Laboratory for Time-Lapse Characterization of Hydrothermal Seawater and Microbial Interactions with Basaltic Tephra. PI: Marie D Jackson. Co-PI(s): M. T. Gudmundsson, A. Stefanson, V. Marteinsson, S. Jorgensen, W. Bach, B. Zimanowski, P. Cappelletti. International Continental Drilling Program, and Iceland, Norwegian, German, Italian funding agencies, 06/01/2014 - 12/31/2018. Total project budget to date: $1,500,000.00


  • French, fluent.
  • Italian, functional.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Iceland
    The SUSTAIN drilling program on Surtsey Volcano, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a focal point of my research.
  • Italy
    Ancient Roman concretes in architectural and marine structures, and there pyroclastic rock components continue to be a focal point of my research.


  • Jackson, M.D., S. R. Mulcahy , H. Chen, Y. Li, P. Cappelletti, Q. Li & H.-R. Wenk (2017). Phillipsite and Al-tobermorite produced by cementitious water-rock reactions in Roman marine concrete. American Mineralogist. Vol. 102, 1435-1450. Published, 01/27/2017.
  • Jackson, M.D., M.T. Gudmundsson & SUSTAIN Scientific Team (2015). Time-lapse characterization of hydrothermal seawater and microbial interactions with basaltic tephra at Surtsey Volcano. Scientific Drilling. Vol. 20, 51-58. Published, 12/17/2015.
  • Jackson, M.D., E.N. Landis, P.F. Brune, M. Vitti, H. Chen, Q. Li, M. Kunz, H.-R. Wenk, P.J.M. Monteiro & A.R. Ingraffea (2014). Mechanical resilience and cementitious processes in Imperial Roman architectural mortar. Proceedings National Academy of Sciences. Vol. 111, 18484–18489. Published, 10/27/2014.
  • Jackson M., Moon J., Gotti E., Taylor R., Chae S., Kunz M., Emwas A., Meral C., Guttmann P., Levitz P., Wenk H.-R. & Monteiro P. (2013). Material and elastic properties of Al-tobermorite in ancient roman seawater concrete. (pp. 2598-2606). Vol. 96. Journal of the American Ceramic Society. Published, 08/01/2013.
  • Jackson M., Ciancio Rossetto P., Kosso C., Buonfiglio M. & Marra F. (2011). Building materials of the Theatre of Marcellus, Rome. (pp. 728-742). Vol. 53. Archaeometry. Published, 08/01/2011.