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Antonio Simonetti

Antonio Simonetti

Email: simonetti.3@nd.edu

Phone: 574-631-6710

Office: 105A Cushing Hall

Education

BSc, McGill University, 1986

MSc, McGill University, 1989

PhD, Carleton University, 1994

Biography

1995-96- NSERC postdoctoral fellow, Max Planck Institute, Mainz (Germany)
1996- NSERC postdoctoral fellow, ENS Lyon (France)
1997-1999- Postdoctorall fellow, GEOTOP-UQAM, Canada
1999-2003- Research Associate, GEOTOP-UQAM, Canada
2003-2008- Faculty Services Officer, University of Alberta, Canada
2008- 2012- Research Associate Professor, University of Notre Dame
2012- Associate Professor, University of Notre Dame

Summary of Activities/Interests

In-situ, high spatial resolution analyses of Earth Materials, Nuclear Forensics, LA-MC-ICP-MS-based research, geochronology, isotope geochemistry, tracing environmental pollution

News

National Security and Nuclear Materials: Using Forensic Science in a Nuclear Age

September 22, 2014

When asked about the role of forensics in society, people might point to TV shows like the CSI series and its offshoots as examples of the type of information that forensics can uncover. At its core forensics takes the adage, “You can’t judge a book by its cover” literally and focuses on understanding materials, processes, and reactions. While the actors in the series usually find their answers within an hour, researchers like Antonio Simonetti, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and earth sciences, and his team are working at a different pace to carefully build foundational research for the nation’s most immediate needs, as well as for its future.

Notre Dame Geologists' Discovery Should Cause Earth Scientists to Rethink Chemical Makeup of Earth's Mantle

November 19, 2013

A new discovery by researchers from the University of Notre Dame’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences could change prevailing assumptions about the chemical makeup of the Earth’s mantle.

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