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Antonio Simonetti

Antonio Simonetti


Phone: 574-631-6710

Office: 105A Cushing Hall


Ph.D, Carleton University, 1994

M.S., McGill University, 1989

B.S., McGill University, 1986


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


Simonetti "What Would You Fight For?" Feature Will Re-Air During Shamrock Series

November 9, 2018

Professor Antonio Simonetti's 2017 "What Would You Fight For?" feature will re-air during the Notre Dame v. Syracuse game on November 17.

How a Uranium Hunter Sniffs Out Nuclear Weapons

June 13, 2018

Simonetti, a geochemist, uses a database of uranium ore to track radioactive material used for "dirty bombs" and nuclear weapons.

Researchers Uncover Most Complex Mineral on Earth

March 7, 2018

Researchers at the University of Notre Dame found that the complexity of a uranium-based mineral, dubbed ewingite, is nearly twice as high as the previous most complex mineral.

What Would You Fight For? Fighting to Protect Our Country

November 20, 2017

Since 1993, the International Atomic Energy Agency has tracked 2,500 trafficking cases of nuclear material. While there has yet to be a detonation of a dirty bomb, the threat remains present. In the unlikely event of a nuclear attack on American soil, Notre Dame engineering professor Antonio Simonetti makes one thing clear: The perpetrator could and would be found.

Professor Antonio Simonetti’s nuclear forensic research to be featured on "What Would You Fight For?" series

November 15, 2017

Professor Antonio Simonetti's nuclear research for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will be featured during half-time of the Notre Dame vs. Navy football game as part of the university's "What Would You Fight For?" series.