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September 2019. SIMP-SGI-SOGEI conference, Parma, Italy. 
Keynote “Volcanic eruptions: a nanoscale perspective” at the session “Experimental and theoretical studies of magmatic processes“. Conveners and Chairpersons Michael R. Carroll (University of Camerino, Italy), Fabio Arzilli (University of Manchester, UK), Paola Stabile (University of Camerino, Italy). 


February 2019. Diamond Light Source (DLS), UK. 

July 2019. Clausthal University of Technology, Germany. 
When experimental volcanologists and materials scientists meet each other: hosting Dr Alessandro Vona and Alex Scarani (PhD candidate) from the Experimental Volcanology and Petrology Laboratory (University of Roma Tre, Italy) at the Institute of Non-Metallic Materials, Clausthal University of Technology.


February 2019. Diamond Light Source (DLS), UK. 
I22 beamline: Small and Wide Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS and WAXS). Link to I22.

In situ observation of incipient crystallisation of volcanic melts.
Proposal SM20447-1 [Principal Investigators Danilo Di Genova and Dr Richard Brooker (University of Bristol, UK)].
Simultaneous in situ acquisition of both SAXS and WAXS from volcanic melts at high temperature during crystallisation in order to probe the melt structure.


September 2018. European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), France.
BM26 – DUBBLE – DUTCH-BELGIAN BEAMLINE beamline: Small and Wide Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS and WAXS) and X-ray Absorption Fine Structure Spectroscopy (XAFS). Link to BM26.

In situ study of nano- and micro-crystallisation in volcanic melt under different fO2.
Proposal ES 793 (Principal Investigator Danilo Di Genova).
Simultaneous in situ acquisition of SAXS, WAXS and XAFS from volcanic melts at high temperature during crystallisation in order to probe the melt structure and iron oxidation state.


February 2018. Diamond Light Source (DLS), UK.
I15 beamline: X-ray diffraction (XRD). Link to I15.

In situ study of crystallisation in molten iron silicate.
Proposal EE17615-1 [Principal Investigators Danilo Di Genova and Dr Richard Brooker (University of Bristol, UK)].
In situ acquisition of XRD from volcanic melts at high temperature during crystallisation in order to explore the timescale of crystal nucleation.


January, September and November 2018. Diamond Light Source (DLS), UK. 
Under the framework of the NERC/NSF Large Grant on “Quantifying Disequilibrium Processes in Basaltic Volcanism” (PI Prof Mike Burton, University of Manchester).
I12 beamline: Time-resolved tomography. Link to I12.

Intermediate-pressure, fugacity controlled crystallisation of basaltic magmas.
Proposal EE20384-1 (Principal Investigator Prof Peter Lee, University College London).
Degassing processes under pressure in basaltic volcanism.
Proposal EE19499-1 (Principal Investigator Prof Mike Burton, University of Manchester).
Capturing the crystallisation of basaltic magmas under controlled redox and thermal conditions.
Proposal EE18204-1 (Principal Investigator Prof Mike Burton, University of Manchester).
Crystallisation kinetics of basaltic magmas in 4D.
Proposal EE12392-2 (Principal Investigator Prof Mike Burton, University of Manchester). Results published in Polacci et al. 2018, Scientific Reports and Arzilli et al. 2019, Nature Geoscience.

In situ tomography of volcanic melts at high temperature and pressure in order to study both the crystallisation and degassing kinetics of magma under realistic conditions.