About: Maurizio Petrelli

maurizioI am Researcher in Petrology at the Department of Physics and Geology, University of Perugia. I attended the University of Perugia graduating with honour in Geology. In February 2006 I attained my PhD degree discussing a thesis entitled “Non-Linear Dynamics in Magma Interaction Processes and Their Implications on Magma Hybridization”. This work received an award from the Società Italiana di Mineralogia e Petrologia (SIMP) as the best PhD Thesis in Petrology for the year 2006. I focus my research on the characterization of magmatic systems with particular emphasis on magma mixing and time-scales of magma interaction. Since 2002, I’ve carried out an intense laboratory work mainly focused in the development of analytical protocols for laser ablation mass spectrometry. I am currently the head of the research group for the application of Machine Learning techniques in petrology and I am the scientific manager of the LA-ICP-MS laboratory @UNIPG

Mail: maurizio.petrelli@unipg.it
Phone: +39 075 585 2607

Dept. of Physics and Geology
University of Perugia
Piazza dell’Università
06123 PERUGIA (IT)

Selected Publications:

  • Petrelli, M., Perugini, D. (2016) – Solving petrological problems through machine learning: the study case of tectonic discrimination using geochemical and isotopic data. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology,171 (10), 81.
  • Petrelli, M., El Omari, K., Le Guer, Y., Perugini, D. (2016) – Effects of chaotic advection on the timescales of cooling and crystallization of magma bodies at mid crustal levels. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems,doi:10.1002/2015GC006109
  • Perugini, D., De Campos, C.P., Petrelli, M., Dingwell, D.B. (2015) – Concentration variance decay during magma mixing: A volcanic chronometer. Nature Scientific Reports, 5, 14225.
  • Petrelli M., Perugini D. & Poli G. (2011) – Transition to Chaos and Implications for Time-Scales of Magma Hybridization During Mixing Processes in Magma Chambers, Lithos, 125, 211-220.