Mattia Gilio, PhD


My research is field-based and process-oriented and focusses on subduction zone processes, fluid rock interactions and earthquakes dynamics and triggering processes within HP to UHP rocks from orogenic belts as the Western Alps and the Central Scandinavian Caledonides.

I am currently working on stress measurement on host-inclusion systems in natural samples from various HP and UHP localities in the Western and Central Alps (Brossasco-Isasca Unit, Lago di Cignana Unit, Alpe Arami) and from the Western Gneiss Region (Norway) and the Seve-Nappe Complex (Sweden). In my work, I will test new methods of elastic geobarometry of host-inclusion systems and compare it to classic geothermobarometry and thermodynamic modelling. My aim is to reconstruct the P-T-t-σ histories of major HP to UHP terranes, with major implications on differential stresses in subduction zones, depths of burial and earthquake triggering mechanisms.




Scambelluri M., Bebout G.E., Belmonte D., Gilio M., Campomenosi N., Collins N., Crispini L. (2016). Carbonation of subduction-zone serpentinite (high-pressure ophicarbonate; Ligurian Western Alps) and implications for the deep carbon cycling. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 441, 155-166. DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2016.02.034

Scambelluri M., Cannaò E., Gilio M., Godard M. (2015). Petrologic and geochemical role of serpentinite in subduction zones and plate interface domains. Rendiconti Online della Società Geologica Italiana 37, 61-64. DOI: 10.3301/ROL.2015.177

Gilio M., Clos F., van Roermund H.L.M. (2015). The Friningen Garnet Peridotite (central Swedish Caledonides). A good example of the characteristic PTt path of a cold mantle wedge garnet peridotite. Lithos 230, 1-16. DOI: 10.1016/j.lithos.2015.05.003

Clos F., Gilio, M., van Roermund H. L.M. (2014). Fragments of deeper parts of the hanging wall mantle preserved as orogenic peridotites in the central belt of the Seve Nappe Complex, Sweden. Lithos 192, 8-20. DOI: 10.1016/j.lithos.2014.01.004