Teaching Assistant Professor

University of Notre Dame




Contact Information

Dr. Stefanie Simonetti
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences
156 Fitzpatrick Hall
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556

TEL: (574) 631-9049
FAX: (574) 631-9236


Office: 106F Cushing Hall


Courses Taught

CE/SC20110 & CE20111 - Planet Earth

CE60381 - Environmental Isotope Geochemistry

CE30500 - Geomorphology for Engineers and Earth Scientists

CE30530 - Sedimentology and Stratigraphy

CE30560 - Dynamic Earth

ENVG30400 - Structural Geology

ENVG20240 - Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology

CE20500 - Engineering Geology

ENVG40340/60340 - Water-Rock Interactions

CE40320/60320 - Environmental Chemistry

EAS 420 - Geochemistry II


Refereed Papers

Dr. Stefanie Simonetti (neé Schmidberger)


Aulbach, S.,Jacob, D.E., Cartigny, P., Stern, R.A., Simonetti, S.S., Worner, G., Viljoen, K.S. (2017). Eclogite xenoliths from Orapa: Ocean crust recycling, mantle metasomatism and carbon cycling at the Western Zimbabwe craton margin. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 213, 574-592.

Smart, K.A., Tappe, S., Simonetti, A., Simonetti S.S., Woodland, A.B., Harris C. (2017). Tectonic significance and redox state of Paleoproterozoic eclogite and pyroxenite components in the Slave cratonic mantle lithosphere, Voyageur kimberlite, Arctic Canada. Chemical Geology 455, 98-119.

Eccles, D.R., Simonetti, S.S., Cox, R. (2010). Garnet pyroxenite and granulite xenoliths from northeastern Alberta: Evidence of ~1.5 Ga lower crust and mantle in western Laurentia. Precambrian Research 177, 339-354.

Aulbach, S., Creaser, R.A., Pearson, N.J., Simonetti, S.S., Heaman L.M., Griffin, W, Stachel, T. (2009). Sulfide and whole rock Re-Os systematics of eclogite and pyroxenite xenoliths from the Slave Craton, Canada. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 283, 48-58.

Schmidberger, S.S., Simonetti, A., Heaman, L.M., Creaser, R.A. and Whiteford, S. (2007). Lu-Hf, in-situ Sr and Pb isotope and trace element systematics for mantle eclogites from the Diavik diamond mine: Evidence for Paleoproterozoic subduction beneath the Slave craton, Canada. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 254, 55-68.

Schmidberger, S.S., Heaman, L.M., Simonetti, A., Creaser, R.A. and Cookenboo, H.O. (2005). Formation of Paleoproterozoic eclogitic mantle, Slave Province (Canada): Insights from in-situ Hf and U-Pb isotopic analyses of mantle zircons. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 240, 621-633.

Schmidberger, S.S., Simonetti, A. and Francis, D. (2003). Small-scale Sr isotope investigation of clinopyroxenes from peridotite xenoliths by laser ablation MC-ICP-MS: Implications for mantle metasomatism. Chemical Geology 199, 317-329.

Schmidberger, S.S., Simonetti, A., Francis, D. and Gariépy, C. (2002). Probing Archean lithosphere using the Lu-Hf istotope systematics of peridotite xenoliths from Somerset Island kimberlites, Canada. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 197, 245-259.

Schmidberger, S.S., Simonetti, A. and Francis, D. (2001). Sr-Nd-Pb isotope systematics of mantle xenoliths from Somerset Island kimberlites: Evidence for lithosphere stratification beneath Arctic Canada. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 65, 4243-4255.

Schmidberger, S.S. and Francis, D. (2001). Constraints on the trace element composition of the Archean mantle root beneath Somerset Island, Arctic Canada. Journal of Petrology 42, 1095-1117.

Schmidberger, S.S. and Francis, D. (1999). Nature of the mantle roots beneath the North American craton: Mantle xenolith evidence from Somerset Island kimberlites. Lithos Special Issue 48: 195-216.

Schmidberger, S.S. and Hegner, E. (1999). Geochemistry and isotope systematics of calc-alkaline volcanic rocks from the Saar-Nahe basin (SW Germany) - Implications for late-Hercynian orogenic development. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 135: 373-385.

Simonetti, A., Goldstein, S.L., Schmidberger, S.S. and Viladkar, S.L. (1998). Geochemical and Nd, Pb, and Sr isotope data of Deccan alkaline complexes - Inferences on mantle sources and plume-lithosphere interaction. Journal of Petrology 39: 1847-1864.