Dr. Maria Rosa Scicchitano

Maria Rosa Scicchitano
Dr. Maria Rosa Scicchitano
Scientist
Telegrafenberg
Building E, Room 324
14473 Potsdam
+49 331 288-1497
maria.rosa.scicchitano@gfz-potsdam.de

Function and Responsibilities:

Research Associate in the Potsdam SIMS Laboratory:

  • Development of new analytical methods
  • Characterisation of new reference materials
  • Tuning of the 1280-HR instrument
  • Assistance of internal and external users  

Research Interests:

My research interests span across different areas of metamorphic petrology and isotope geochemistry, such as: (1) the study of migmatisation processes and the differentiation and evolution of the continental crust, (2) the application of experimental petrology techniques to study oxygen diffusion in garnet, (3) the development and application of new SIMS methodologies to trace fluid-rock interactions in metamorphic systems. My current research interests focus on studying hydration and carbonation of ultramafic rocks to better understand the physical and chemical conditions that favour serpentinisation processes in various tectonic settings and that enhance permanent storage of CO2 through mineral carbonation reactions.        

Career:

Since 2021: Research Associate in the Potsdam SIMS Laboratory, GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences

2018-2020: Research Associate, University of Wisconsin and WiscSIMS Laboratory, Madison, WI, USA   

Education:

2018: PhD in Isotope Geochemistry and Experimental Petrology, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

2011: Master in Geological Sciences, University of Calabria, Arcavacata di Rende, Italy

2008: Bachelor in Geological Sciences, University of Calabria, Arcavacata di Rende, Italy

Awards:

2013: Allan White Scholarship, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia 

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