The Fluids Group - Former Members

current members

Dr. Steve Becker is interested in fluids associated with ore forming systems, including porphyry copper, epithermal, and basinal (MVT) deposits. He has used both experimental techniques and natural samples to help solve problems related to these systems. Projects include an experimental study to determine the pressure at final homogenization for fluid inclusions that homogenize by halite disappearance, development of a new model for the distribution of fluids in the porphyry-epithermal transition, improvement on the Raman spectroscopic method for the analysis of oxygen isotope values of calcite, and determination of the metal concentration of MVT ore fluids.

Steve currently works in the Hydrocarbon Systems Division, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company.

Dr. Andras Fall is a proud Transylvanian! His research at the Fluids Research Laboratory was concerned with understanding why homogenization temperatures of fluid inclusions within an FIA vary and developing a combined microthermometric and Raman spectroscopic technique to determine salinity of H2O-CO2-NaCl fluid inclusions. He likes photography, skiing, soccer and culinary experiments!

Andras is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Bureau of Economic Geology, Austin TX.

Massimiliano (Max) Rolandi is an Italian engineer. His research at the Fluids Research Laboratory involved modeling the stability of volcanic soil slopes. He likes participating in sports (soccer above all), reading any kind of books and repairing old classic Italian scooters.

Max is currently employed in soil testing in a geotechnical laboratory in Boston MS.

Dr. Rocky Severs is interested in magmatic activity of all sorts. At the Fluids Research Laboratory, Rocky worked on several projects involving melt inclusions (MI). One study examined laboratory-heating induced water loss in MI using Raman spectroscopy. A second project involved determination of partitioning behavior between silicate melt and pyroxene and plagioclase using natural samples from White Island, New Zealand. A third project involved the definition of melt inclusion assemblages (MIA) . His interests outside of geology include running (5Ks to marathons), soccer, wine, and cooking.

Rocky is currently a visiting assistant professor of geology at Stockton College, NJ

Claudia Cannatelli graduated from the University of Naples (Federico II) where she participated in an International PhD program between Italy and USA. Her project at the Fluids Research Laboratory was focused on the determination of the composition and the pre-eruptive volatile contents of the Campi Flegrei (Italy) magmas by studying melt inclusions. Her interests include volcanic seismology, bradyseismic and deformational events, risk and hazard in volcanic areas. She likes swimming, hiking, playing piano and cooking Italian dishes.

Claudia is currently a post-doctoral researcher at UC Santa Barbara, CA

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