GMPV Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology & Volcanology
The 2015 Division Outstanding Young Scientists Awards is awarded to Omar Bartoli for his innovative investigations of crustal melting using complementary approaches including computational petrology, high-pressure experimental petrology and advanced geochemical characterisation of melt inclusions in migmatites and granulites.
Through an approach that combines sound microstructural descriptions with cutting-edge experimental and analytical techniques, Omar Bartoli has modelled the major element variations, including the H2O contents, of micrometric inclusions of anatectic melts in peritectic minerals. His results, mostly published as first author on high-impact international journals, have opened new frontiers in crustal petrology and geochemistry. He has developed an innovative conceptual framework for the study of melt inclusions from metamorphic rocks, which allows them to be compared to inclusions in magmatic/volcanic rocks. In addition, he has made important contributions to the investigation of sulphide ore deposits and the regional geology of Italy.