Davide Novella


I am interested in global geochemical cycles and magmatic processes to study the formation and evolution of the Earth, with particular attention to the behavior of volatiles, trace elements and non-traditional stable isotopes in the deep mantle.

Currently, I am involved in different projects investigating the formation of primordial fluids in the deep mantle through the study of fluid inclusions in natural diamonds as well as in minerals from ultra-high-pressure metamorphic rocks from Western Alps. In these projects I aim to determine the physico-chemical properties of rare inclusion/host systems combining state-of-the-art techniques including LA-ICPMS, FTIR and Raman spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction and tomography etc. These studies will improve our understanding of the genesis mechanisms of these specimens and their use as geological tools to study the deep and inaccessible Earth.