I am currently a PhD student in mineralogy. During my BSc and MSc thesis I started with a project aimed to the investigation of the thermoelastic properties of garnets (pyrope-almandine-grossular-uvarovite) at high-pressure and temperature (BSc project). Afterwards, my MSc project was focused on the evaluation of the influence of the thermoelastic properties of diamond (host) and inclusions on the determination of the pressure of formation of inclusion-host pairs. This included the development of the formalism to calculate the elastic relaxation on host-inclusion pairs
I am now developing numerical methods (mostly using FEM) to incorporate shape effects and elastic anisotropy to correctly back-calculate the entrapment pressures on host-inclusion systems.