I study the mechanisms by which biominerals form and transform. My aim to shed light on biomineralisation processes, which are deeply linked to the evolution of past and future ocean chemistry. Also, I study mineral-water reactions that can be applied to remediate polluted waters and soils, to control the mobility and to find new sources of strategic metals.
I have focused most of my research on the understanding of the formation mechanisms of carbonates, phosphates and sulfates, using a series of state-of-the-art, in situ synchrotron methods combined with conventional off-line techniques. More details can be found in the following links: