Dr. Maria Rosa Scicchitano

Scientist
Dr. Maria Rosa Scicchitano
Building E, Room 324
Telegrafenberg
14473 Potsdam

Function and Responsibilities:

Scientist in the Potsdam SIMS Laboratory (http://sims.gfz-potsdam.de):

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

Research Interests:

Main Research Areas. Petrography and Metamorphic Petrology, Geochemistry and Isotope Geochemistry, Fluid-Rock Interactions, SIMS

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 applying SIMS techniques to study hydration and carbonation of ultramafic rocks at the microscale, for better understanding the physical and chemical conditions favouring serpentinisation processes in various tectonic settings and enhancing permanent storage of CO2 through mineral carbonation reactions. More details on my research can be found on Google Scholar (https://scholar.google.it/citations?user=K43r418AAAAJ&hl=en), LinkedIn (https://de.linkedin.com/in/maria-rosa-scicchitano-02478898) and ResearchGate (https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Maria-Rosa-Scicchitano). Contact me for discussing students and/or collaborative projects.             

Career:

Since 2021: Scientist 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:

2016: Postgraduate Research Scholarship, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

2013: Australian National University HDR Merit Scholarship, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia 

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

2013: Australian National PhD Scholarship, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

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