Dr Corinne Frigo

Microanalytical Engineer

Corinne is an earth scientist qualified in experimental petrology, a discipline that aims to recreate and study minerals, rocks and melts that form at high pressure and temperature conditions. She has longstanding experience in various experimental and analytical techniques, particularly EPMA, SEM, FTIR, Raman and powder XRD.

Along with her BSc degree in Earth Sciences (University of Padua) and MSc in Experimental Geochemistry (University of Bayreuth), Corinne earned her PhD degree in Earth Sciences in 2018 at the University of Innsbruck. Her PhD dissertation examined the incorporation of hydrous defects into quartz and its high-pressure polymorphs at experimental conditions equivalent to various geological processes. In the same year, Corinne started her first post-doctoral fellowship at the Research School of Earth Sciences (ANU) on a project that involved partial melting experiments of the system CaO-MgO-Al2O3-SiO2 (CMAS) and Cr2O3, the simplified composition of a range of Earth’s mantle rocks. During her post-doc, Corinne performed extensive micro-analyses with the JEOL 8530F EPMA at the Centre for Advanced Microscopy (CAM). After concluding her post-doctoral fellowship in 2021, she worked briefly as a spectral geologist for a small mining company in Perth, Western Australia.

Corinne joined CAM in March 2022 as a Microanalytical Engineer. She will support lab users operating the JEOL 8530F EPMA and supplementary scanning electron microscopy techniques.

Mare ER, O’Neill H, Berry A, Frigo C, Glover C (2020) Coordination change of Ge4+ and Ga3+ in silicate melt with pressure. Geochemica et Cosmochimica Acta 303: 184-204

Anenburg M, Mavrogenes JA, Frigo C, Wall F (2020) Rare earth element mobility in and around carbonatites controlled by sodium, potassium and silica. Science Advance 6: eabb6570

Frigo C, Stalder R, Ludwig T (2019) OH-defects in coesite and stishovite during ultra high-pressure metamorphism of continental crust. Physics and Chemistry of Minerals 46: 77–89

Frigo C, Stalder R, Hauzenberger CA (2016) OH defects in quartz in granitic systems doped with spodumene, tourmaline and/or apatite: experimental investigations at 5–20 kbar. Physics and Chemistry of Minerals 43: 717–729