This project addresses our fundamental understanding of crystal growth and the development of chemical zonations in magmatic and fluid environments. The main aims of this project are to explore the mechanisms of crystal growth from both magmas and fluids, and the distribution of trace elements in these environments.
The key focus of this project is on the compositional zoning of pyroxene crystals from a range of tectonic environments to gain a better understanding of the chemical changes that occur prior to the onset of volcanic eruptions.
Additionally, exploring calcite zonation and growth will allow for the investigation of oil reservoir prospectivity and cementation processes in carbonate reservoirs.

Advisory Team: Dr Teresa Ubide, Professor Jian-xin Zhao

Funding: Research Training Program

Project members


PhD Candidate