Research Interests

  • Linking radiometric ages with the pressure-temperature evolution of metamorphic rocks to reconstruct the evolution of mountain belts, mostly by studying high-grade metamorphic rocks

  • Characterization and geotectonic significance of ultrahigh-temperature (T > 900°C) metamorphic rocks

  • Provenance analysis of metasediments and dating the depositional ages of metasediments

  • Formation of magnetite-fluorite ore in the Vergenoeg Mine (South Africa)

  • Working areas: Bushveld Complex (South Africa), Southern Granulite Terrane (India), Epupa Complex & Kaoko Belt (Namibia), Rogaland (Norway), Calabrian Arc (South Italy)

Publications

Brandt, S. & Schenk, V. (submitted). P-T evolution of Hercynian basement units during Alpine nappe stacking in the central Calabrian Arc (southern Italy). Submitted to Journal of Metamorphic Geology.

Drüppel, K., Brandt, S. & Franke, H. (submitted). Contrasting microtextural and P-T-X evolution of regional vs. anorthosite-related contact metamorphic granulite facies rocks of the Rogaland Sector, SW Norway. Submitted to Journal of Metamorphic Geology.

Raith, M. M., Brandt, S., John; T. Berndt, J., Sengupta, P. Srikantappa, C. (submitted). Element mobility and behaviour of zircon during HT-metasomatism of metamonzogabbro at Ayyarmalai, South India: evidence for polyphase Neoarchaean crustal growth and multiple metamorphism in the Palghat-Cauvery-Shear Zone Submitted to Journal of Petrology.

Brandt, S., Raith, M. M., Schenk, V., Sengupta, P. Srikantappa, C. & Gerdes, A. (2014). Crustal evolution of the Southern Granulite Terrane, south India: New geochronological and geochemical data for felsic orthogneisses and granites. Precambrian Research, 246, 91-122.

Jung, S., Brandt, S., Nebel, O., Hellebrand, E., Seth, B. & Jung, C. (2014). The pressure-temperature-time paths of granulite-facies migmatites from the Kaoko Belt (Namibia): Constraints from mineral data, U-Pb allanite and monazite and Sm-Nd/Lu-Hf garnet ages and garnet ionprobe data. Gondwana Research, 25, 775–796.

Drüppel, K., Elsäßer, L., Brandt, S. & Gerdes, A. (2013). Ultrahigh-temperature metamorphism in Rogaland, Norway: New evidence from in-situ LA-ICPMS geochronology and pseudosection modelling of sapphirine-bearing and associated granulites. Journal of Petrology, 54, 305-350.

Brandt, S., Schenk, V., Raith, M. M., Appel, P., Gerdes, A. & Srikantappa, C. (2011). Late Neoproterozoic clockwise P-T evolution of MgAl-rich HP-UHT granulites from the Palni Hills (South India): new constraints from phase diagram modelling and LA-ICP-MS zircon dating combined with in-situ EMP monazite dating. Journal of Petrology, 52, 1813-1856.

Meyer, M. John, T., Brandt, S. & Klemd, R. (2011). Application of zirconium-in-rutile and titanium-in-zircon geothermometry to UHT metamorphism: evidence from the Epupa Complex (NW Namibia). Lithos, 126, 388-401.

Brandt, S. & Klemd, R. (2008). Upper-amphibolite facies partial melting of paragneisses from the Epupa Complex, NW Namibia, and relations to Mesoproterozoic anorthosite magmatism. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 26, 871-893.

Brandt, S., Will, T. M. & Klemd, R. (2007) Magmatic loading in the Proterozoic Epupa Complex, NW Namibia, as evidenced by ultrahigh-temperature sapphirine-bearing orthopyroxene-sillimanite-quartz granulites. Precambrian Research,153, 143-178.

Brandt, S., Klemd, R. & Okrusch, M. (2003). Ultrahigh-temperature metamorphism and multistage evolution of garnet-orthopyroxene granulites from the Proterozoic Epupa Complex, NW Namibia. Journal of Petrology, 44, 1121-1144.

Seth, B., Armstrong, R. A., Brandt, S., Villa, I. M. & Kramers, J. D. (2003). Mesoproterozoic U-Pb and Pb-Pb ages of granulites in NW Namibia: reconstructing a complete orogenic cycle. Precambrian Research, 126, 147-168.