Stagno Awarded Thesis Prize by Italian Society of Mineralogy and Petrology

Vincenzo Stagno was awarded "Best PhD Thesis" by the Italian Society of Mineralogy and Petrology at the 1st European Mineralogical Conference.

Vincenzo StagnoVincenzo Stagno, a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Carnegie Institution of Washington and a Deep Carbon Observatory collaborator, was awarded "Best PhD Thesis" by the Italian Society of Mineralogy and Petrology at the 1st European Mineralogical Conference held in Frankfurt, Germany on 2-6 September 2012.

Stagno performed experiments at the University of Bayreuth in Germany and the Geodynamics Research Center in Japan to investigate the stability of elemental carbon (diamond or graphite) and oxidized carbonate of CO2-bearing species (carbonatitic or kimberlitic melts) at pressures, temperatures and redox conditions representative of Earth's interior. Stagno's research also focused on the calibration of new oxy-thermobarameters for application within eclogite and peridotite natural assemblages. Results from his study improve our understanding regarding the residence time of carbon in the mantle and the extent of the deep carbon cycle. 
 
Stagno's doctoral research was supported by the EU Marie Curie Project "Atomic to Global" and the German Research Foundation (DFG). Stagno's research has strong ties with the Deep Carbon Observatory. His research was featured in a DCO science highlight, "Magnesite as a Deep Carbon Reservoir."

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