Dr. Naira Martirosyan

Naira Martirosyan
Dr. Naira Martirosyan
Gebäude D, Raum 224
14473 Potsdam
+49 331 288-27558

Wissenschaftliche Interessen:

My research interests and contributions have been focused on the deep carbon cycle and specifically on the carbonates stability at high pressures and temperatures. According to the numerous investigation of natural samples along with the experimental studies at high pressures, carbonates play a significant role in the deep mantle melting, metasomatism and diamond formation (Yaxley et al., 1991; Palyanov et al., 1999; Dasgupta and Hirschmann, 2006, 2010b). Therefore, investigation of the stability of Ca- and Mg- carbonates at the high P-T, and at the redox conditions relevant to that of the Earth's mantle is of great importance. My past research project included investigation of the CaCO phase diagram up to 120 GPa, and study of the mechanisms and kinetics of the redox reactions MgCO 3–Fe and CaCO 3–Fe at 6-150 GPa. The research was based on the experiments conducted using multi anvil apparatus and DAC combined with modern methods of analyses such as synchrotron x-ray diffraction (XRD), Raman spectroscopy, EDS and TEM analyses. Currently, my research includes study of structural properties of carbonate solid solutions at high pressures and temperatures by in situ spectroscopy.


10/2018 - present Postdoctoral Associate, GFZ, Potsdam, Germany
6/2013 - 6/2018 Junior Research Fellow, Sobolev Institute of Geology and Mineralogy, Novosibirsk, Russia
6/2015 - 12/2015 Visiting Investigator, Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution for Science, USA
8/2013 - 10/2013, 10/2014-12/2014 Visiting Investigator, Institute for Planetary Materials, Okayama University, Misasa, Japan

Werdegang / Ausbildung:

2013-2017 PhD in mineralogy and crystallography
PhD thesis: " Experimental study of the interaction of calcuim and magnesium carbonates with metallic iron at temperatures and pressures of the Earth's mantle"
2011-2013 M.Sc. in Geology. Department of Geology and Geophysics, Novosibirsk State University, Russia
Diploma title:" Growth of lithium triborate (LiB 3O 5) single crystals in the Li 2O-B 2O 3-MoO 3 system"
2007-2011 B.Sc. in Geology. Department of Geology and Geophysics, Novosibirsk State University, Russia
Diploma title:" Growth of potassium titanyl phosphate crystals iusing polyphosphate solvents with WO 3"