Fordham University



Jon M. Friedrich

Associate Professor

Department of Chemistry, Fordham College at Rose Hill

Research Associate
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, American Museum of Natural History

B.S., University of Minnesota; Ph.D., Purdue University


Department of Chemistry
Fordham Universitypicture
441 East Fordham Road
Bronx, New York  10458



718 817-4446


718 817-4432


Recent Publications:

Friedrich J. M., Ruzicka A., Rivers M. L., Ebel D. S., Thostenson J. O., Rudolph R. A. (2013) Metal veins in the Kernouvé (H6 S1) chondrite: Evidence for pre- or syn-metamorphic shear deformation. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta

Friedrich J. M. and Rivers M. L. (2013) Three-dimensional imaging of ordinary chondrite microporosity at 2.6 micrometer resolution. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2011.08.045

Hezel D. C., Friedrich J. M., Uesugi M. (2013) Looking Inside: 3D Structures of Meteorites. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta

Herd C. D. K., Friedrich J. M., Greenwood R. C., Franchi I. A. (2013) An igneous-textured clast in the Peace River meteorite: Insights into accretion and metamorphism of asteroids in the early Solar System. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences doi: 10.1139/e2012-078

Jenniskens P., Fries M. D., Yin Q.-Z., Zolensky M., Krot A. N., Sandford S. A., Sears D., Beauford R., Ebel D. S., Friedrich J. M., Nagashima K., Wimpenny J., Yamakawa A., Nishiizumi K., Hamajima Y., Caffee M. W., Welten K. C., Laubenstein M., Davis A. M., Simon S. B., Heck P. R., Young E. D., Kohl I. E., Thiemens M. H., Nunn M. H., Mikouchi T., Hagiya K., Ohsumi K., Cahill T. A., Lawton J. A., Barnes D., Steele A., Rochette P., Verosub K. L., Gattacceca J., Cooper G., Glavin D. P., Burton A. S., Dworkin J. P., Elsila J. E., Pizzarello S., Ogliore R., Schmitt-Kopplin P., Harir M., Hertkorn N., Verchovsky A., Grady M., Nagao K., Okazaki R., Takechi H., Hiroi T., Smith K., Silber E. A., Brown P. G., Albers J., Klotz D., Hankey M., Matson R., Fries J. A., Walker R. J., Puchtel I., Lee C.-T. A., Erdman M. E., Eppich G. R., Roeske S., Gabelica Z., Lerche M., Nuevo M., Girten B., and Worden S. P. (2012) Radar-Enabled Recovery of the Sutter’s Mill Meteorite, a Carbonaceous Chondrite Regolith Breccia. Science 338, 1583-1587. doi: 10.1126/science.1227163

Yan L., Zhao J., Toellner T. S., Divan R., Xu S., Cai Z., Boesenberg J. S., Friedrich J. M., Cramer S. P., Alp E. E. (2012) Exploration of synchrotron Mössbauer microscopy with micrometer resolution: forward and a new backscattering modality on natural samples. Journal of Synchrotron Radiation 19, 814-820. doi:10.1107/S0909049512032414

Meier M. M. M., Welten K. C., Caffee M. W., Friedrich J. M., Jenniskens P., Nishiizumi K., Shaddad M. H., Wieler R. (2012) A noble gas and cosmogenic radionuclide analysis of two ordinary chondrites from Almahata Sitta. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 47, 1075-1086. doi: 10.1111/j.1945-5100.2012.01379.x

Friedrich J. M., Rivers M. L., Perlowitz M. A., Meinhart Z., Ramirez, V. V. (2012) Characterization of particle size standard NIST 1019b by synchrotron x-ray microtomography and digital data extraction. Particle and Particle Systems Characterization 29, 35-42. doi: 10.1002/ppsc.201100041

Troiano J., Rumble D. III, Rivers M. L., Friedrich J. M. (2011) Compositions of three low-FeO ordinary chondrites: indications of a common origin with the H chondrites. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 75, 6511-6519. doi:10.1016/j.gca.2011.08.033

Wittmann A., Friedrich J. M., Troiano J., Macke R. J., Britt D. T., Swindle T. D., Weirich J. R., Rumble D. III, Lasue J., Kring D. A. (2011) H /L chondrite LaPaz Icefield 031047 - A feather of Icarus? Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 75, 6140-6159. doi:10.1016/j.gca.2011.07.037

Shaddad M. H., Jenniskens P., Kudoda A. M., Numan D., Elsir S., Riyad I. F., Elkareem A., Alameen M., Alameen N. M., Eid O., Osman A. T., AbuBaker M. I., Albers J., Brown P. G., Kuiper J., Friedrich J. M. (2010) The recovery of asteroid 2008 TC3. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 45, 1557-1589. doi: 10.1111/j.1945-5100.2010.01116.x

Zolensky M. E., Herrin J., Mikouchi T. Ohsumi K., Friedrich J. M., Steele A. Rumble D., Fries M., Sandford S., Milam S., Hagiya K, Takeda H., Satake W., Kurihara T., Colbert M., Hanna R., Maisano J., Ketcham R., Le L, Robinson G. A., Martinez J., Ross K., Jenniskens P., Shaddad M. (2010) Mineralogy and petrology of the Almahata Sitta ureilite. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 45, 1618-1637. doi:10.1111/j.1945-5100.2010.01128.x

Friedrich J. M., Wolf S. F., Rumble D., Troiano J., Gagnon C. J. L., Compton J.R., Jenniskens P., Shaddad M. H. (2010) The elemental composition of Almahata Sitta. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 45, 1718-1727. doi:10.1111/j.1945-5100.2010.01105.x

Rumble D., Zolensky M. E., Friedrich J. M., Jenniskens P., and Shaddad M. H. (2010) The oxygen isotope composition of Almahata Sitta. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 45, 1765-1770. doi:10.1111/j.1945-5100.2010.01099.x

Zaikowski L., Friedrich J. M., Seidel S. R. (Editors) (2009) Chemical Evolution II: From the Origins of Life to Modern Society. American Chemical Society Symposium Series #1025. Oxford University Press.

Sasso M. R., Macke R. J., Boesenberg J. S., Britt D. T., Rivers M. L., Ebel D. S., Friedrich J. M. (2009) Incompletely compacted equilibrated ordinary chondrites. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 44, 1743-1753.

Jenniskens P., Shaddad M. H., Numan D., Elsir S., Kadoda A. M., Zolensky M. E., Le, L., Robinson G. A., Friedrich J. M., Rumble D., Steele A., Chesley S. R., Fitzsimmons A., Duddy S., Hsieh H. H., Ramsay G., Brown P. G., Edwards W. N., Tagliaferri E., Boslough M. B., Spalding R. E., Dantowitz R., Kozubal M., Pravec P., Borovicka J., Charvat Z., Vaubaillon J., Kuiper J., Albers J., Bishop J. L., Mancinelli R. L., Sandford S. A., Milam S. N., Nuevo M., Worden S. P. (2009) The impact and recovery of asteroid 2008 TC3. Nature 458, 485-488. doi:10.1038/nature07920

Jochum K. P., Stoll B., Friedrich J. M., Amini M., Becker S., Dücking M., Ebel D. S., Enzweiler J., Hu M., Kuzmin D., Mertz-Kraus R., Müller W.E.G., Regnery J., Sobolev A., Wang X., Zhan X. (2009) Laser ablation-ICPMS and its application in geochemistry, cosmochemistry and environmental research. Rock and Mineral Analysis 28, 53-68.

Moriarty G. M., Rumble D. III, Friedrich J. M. (2009) Compositions of four unusual CM or CM-related Antarctic chondrites. Chemie der Erde – Geochemistry 69, 161-168. doi:10.1016/j.chemer.2008.12.002

Zaikowski L. and Friedrich J. M. (Editors) (2008) Chemical Evolution Across Space and Time. American Chemical Society Symposium Series #981. Oxford University Press.

Burkhardt C., Kleine T., Bourdon B, Palme H., Zipfel J., Friedrich J. M., Ebel D. S. (2008) Hf-W ages for Ca-Al-rich inclusions and accretion timescales for planetesimals. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 72, 6177-6197. doi:10.1016/j.gca.2008.10.023

Friedrich J. M., Wignarajah D. P., Chaudhary S., Rivers M. L., Nehru C. E., Ebel D. S. (2008) Three-dimensional petrography of metal phases in equilibrated L chondrites – effects of shock loading and dynamic compaction. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 275, 172-180. doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2008.08.024

Friedrich J. M. (2008) Quantitative methods for three-dimensional comparison and petrographic description of chondrites. Computers & Geosciences 34, 1926-1935. doi:10.1016/j.cageo.2008.05.001

Friedrich J. M., Macke R. J., Wignarajah D. P., Rivers M. L., Britt D. T., Ebel D. S. (2008) Pore size distribution in an uncompacted equilibrated ordinary chondrite. Planetary and Space Science 56, 895-900. doi:10.1016/j.pss.2008.02.002



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