Matteo Di Prima (a.k.a. Matteò)
Now At ENI (Italian Oil company).
Previously: BSc Student at the Dept. of Earth and Environmental Sciences (University of Pavia).
During my BSc thesis I studied the high-temperature behaviour of almandine by single-crystal diffraction methods, using different oxygen fugacity buffers to the aim of testing the efficiency of the different buffers.
The thermal expansion behaviour of this kind of garnets, often occurring as inclusions in diamonds, has been used for the determination of the pressure of formation of the inclusion-host pair using elastic geobarometry.