High Temperature Isotope Geochemistry LaboratoryAntonio Simonetti


Over the past 20 years, I have applied my research expertise and knowledge of various radiogenic (high temperature) isotope systems (Rb-Sr, Sm-Nd, Lu-Hf, Re-Os, Pb-Pb, U-Pb) to a wide variety of Earth Sciences-related disciplines, anthropological investigations, and emerging fields such as nuclear forensics. Examples of research work being conducted within my research group, or with external collaborators include:

- developing innovative microanalytical techniques for investigation of post-detonation materials for accurate and rapid source attribution purposes;
- long-range tracing of atmospheric pollution;
- identifying migration patterns of ancient civilizations for sites of archaeological interest;
- geochronological investigations of igneous rocks and biogenic materials;
- characterizing the chemical and isotopic nature of Earth's upper mantle through the investigation of alkaline complexes (carbonatites, alkali silica-undersaturated rocks) worldwide.