About: Maurizio Petrelli

maurizioI am a Associate Professor 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 have achieved the habilitation as Associate (II fascia) and Full (I Fascia) professor by the “Ministero dell’Istruzione Ministero dell’Università e della Ricerca (MIUR)” since 2017 and 2021, respectively. I focus my research on the characterization of magmatic systems with particular emphasis on the dynamics and time-scales of magmatic plumbing systems. Since 2002, I’ve carried out an intense laboratory work mainly focused on the development of analytical protocols for Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS). Currently, I lead the research group for the application of Machine Learning techniques in geology, and I am the scientific manager of the LA-ICP-MS laboratory @UNIPG.

H-index: 25
Number of publications: 118
Personal Website – www.mauriziopetrelli.info
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. (2024). Machine Learning in Petrology: State-of-the-Art and Future Perspectives. Journal of Petrology, doi:10.1093/petrology/egae036
  • Viccaro M., Cannata A., Cannavo F., De Rosa R., Giuffrida M., Nicotra E., Petrelli M., Sacco G., (2021). Shallow conduit dynamics fuel the unexpected paroxysms of Stromboli volcano during the summer 2019. Scientific Reports, doi:10.1038/s41598-020-79558-7
  • Petrelli M., , Caricchi, L., Perugini D., (2020). Machine Learning Thermo-Barometry: Application to Clinopyroxene-Bearing Magmas. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, doi:10.1029/2020JB020130
  • Petrelli M., Zellmer G.F., (2020). Rates and Timescales of Magma Transfer, Storage, Emplacement, and Eruption. In Dynamic Magma Evolution, Geophysical Monograph Series, 254, American Geophysical Union and Wiley.
  • Petrelli, M., El Omari, K., Spina L.,Le Guer, Y., La Spina G., Perugini, D. (2018) – Timescales of water accumulation in magmas and implications for short warning times of explosive eruptions. Nature Communications, doi:10.1038/s41467-018-02987-6
  • Petrelli, M., Bizzarri R., Morgavi D., Baldanza A., Perugini D. (2017) – Combining machine learning techniques, microanalyses and large geochemical datasets for tephrochronological studies in complex volcanic areas: New age constraints for the Pleistocene magmatism of central Italy. Quaternary Geochronology, doi: 10.1016/j.quageo.2016.12.003.
  • 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, doi: 10.1007/s00410-016-1292-2.
  • 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

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