Prof. SANDRO CONTICELLI
Phone number: 06 90672926
Main expertises and field of research interest:
Analytical chemistry on whole rock and mineral samples through X-Ray fluorescence spectrometry (XRF), Atomic Absorption Spectrometry (AAS), Instrumental Neutron Activation Analyses (INAA), Electron Probe Micro Analyses (EPMA).
Isotopic Analyses on whole rock and mineral samples through Thermal Ionisation Mass Spectrometry (TIMS); isotopic systems of expertise: 87Sr/86Sr, 143Nd/144Nd, 206Pb/204Pb, 207Pb/204Pb, 208Pb/204Pb, 230Th/232Th; 238U/232Th.
Petrology, volcanology and geochemistry of volcanic rocks with the aims of elucidating: genetic processes of magmas, mantle composition, pre-eruptive mechanisms in active volcanoes, teprho-stratigraphy in recent and active volcanoes. Some interest has been on petrologic studies of artefacts of cultural heritages.
Volcanic rocks and magmatic systems in Italy, Spain, Greece, Libya, Yemen, Ethiopia, Mexico, and Antarctica have been investigated and they have been the topics of several scientific articles and reports, mainly published on major international journals of the field.
Isotope geochemistry of wine, grapes, olive, and olive oil and their soil and geological substrata aimed to the geographic traceability of agriculture products and wine terroir.