My main research activity focuses on the compositions and sources of mantle fluids and low-degree mantle melts including kimberlites and carbonatites. With my work I aim to improve our understanding of the evolution of the Earth’s mantle and the melting processes affecting it with particular attention to the role of volatiles and recycled crustal material as triggers of melting events.
To achieve these goals I combine detailed textural, petrological and melt inclusion studies of mantle and igneous rocks with measurements of major-trace element concentrations and radiogenic and stable isotopic compositions using state-of-the-art analytical techniques (e.g., field-emission SEM, micro-Raman, single and multi-collector ICP-MS, SIMS, noble-gas mass spectrometry).
In 2015 I established the Kimberlites and Diamonds (KiDs) research group (co-led by Prof David Phillips), which is based at the University of Melbourne, but counts numerous collaborations with other Australian institutes (University of Tasmania, Australian National University, Macquarie University, University of Western Australia) and industry partners (De Beers, Anglo-American). The group currently includes 5 postgraduate students and explore a range of research topic from the petrogenesis and geochronology of kimberlites and related rocks to the isotope geochemistry of metasomatised mantle rocks.
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The final stages of kimberlite petrogenesis: Petrography, mineral chemistry, melt inclusions and Sr-C-O isotope geochemistry of the Bultfontein kimberlite (Kimberley, South Africa)Read more
Andrea Giuliani's selected work
A Methodology To Understand Correlations Between Compositional Features Of Olivine And Dia..
Petrographic and melt-inclusion constraints on the petrogenesis of a magmaclast from the V..
Sulfur isotope composition of metasomatised mantle xenoliths from the Bultfontein kimberli..
In-situ assimilation of mantle minerals by kimberlitic magmas - Direct evidence from a gar..
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The final stages of kimberlite petrogenesis: Petrography, mineral chemistry, melt inclusions and Sr-C-O isotope geochemistry of the Bultfontein kimberlite (Kimberley, South Africa)
Andrea Giuliani, Ashton Soltys, David Phillips, Vadim S Kamenetsky, Roland Maas, Karsten Goemann, Jon D Woodhead, Russell N Drysdale, William L Griffin
Journal article | 2017 | Chemical Geology
Sulfur isotope composition of metasomatised mantle xenoliths from the Bultfontein kimberlite (Kimberley, South Africa): Contribution from subducted sediments and the effect of sulfide alteration on S isotope systematics
Andrea Giuliani, Marco L Fiorentini, Laure AJ Martin, James Farquhar, David Phillips, William L Griffin, Crystal LaFlamme
Journal article | 2016 | Earth and Planetary Science Letters
In-situ assimilation of mantle minerals by kimberlitic magmas - Direct evidence from a garnet wehrlite xenolith entrained in the Bultfontein kimberlite (Kimberley, South Africa)
Ashton Soltys, Andrea Giuliani, David Phillips, Vadim S Kamenetsky, Roland Maas, Jon Woodhead, Thomas Rodemann
Journal article | 2016 | Lithos
LIMA U-Pb ages link lithospheric mantle metasomatism to Karoo magmatism beneath the Kimberley region, South Africa
Andrea Giuliani, David Phillips, Roland Maas, Jon D Woodhead, Mark A Kendrick, Alan Greig, Richard A Armstrong, David Chew, Vadim S Kamenetsky, Marco L Fiorentini
Journal article | 2014 | Earth and Planetary Science Letters
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Honours, Awards and Fellowships
Marie Curie-Sklodowska Grant
J G Russell Award
Discovery Early Career Research Award (DECRA)
European Association of Geochemistry
Geological Society of Australia
PhD in Earth Sciences
University of Melbourne
Master of Geophysics, Geodynamics and Volcanology
University of Rome La Sapienza
Bachelor of Geological Sciences
University of Turin