STAGNO Vincenzo

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Short Curriculum Vitae


  • Bayerisches Geoinstitut, Bayreuth (BGI), October 2007 – 31 March 2011
    PhD thesis: “The Carbon/Carbonate equilibrium in the Earth’s interior as function of pressure, temperature and oxygen fugacity”. Supervisor: Prof. D. Rubie, PhD Dan J. Frost, PhD C.A. McCammon. 
  • Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Natural Sciences - Department of Chemistry and Physics of the Earth and applications to Georesources and Natural Hazard, 2006
    Master degree (5yrs) in Earth Science discussing the following thesis “The CO2 diffusive soil degassing from seismic areas in the eastern part of Sicily”. Supervisor: Prof. M. Valenza. Co-supervisor: Prof. A. Aiuppa.


Work experience

  • Department of Earth Sciences, Sapienza University of Rome, December 30, 2018 – present
    Associate Professor of Petrography and Petrology (SSD GEO/07- Department of Earth Sciences).
  • Sapienza University of Rome, December 30, 2015 – December 29, 2018
    Tenure-track assistant professor of Petrography and Petrology (SSD GEO/07, RTDB)
  • Geodynamics Research Center – Ehime University, October 2014 – December 2015
    Research Scientist – ELSI/WPI (affiliated to ELSI Department at Tokyo Institute of Technology).
  • Geophysical Laboratory – Carnegie Institution of Washington, October 2013 – September 2014
    Research Scientist (2years-fixed term position funded by CIW).
  • Geophysical Laboratory – Carnegie Institution of Washington, September 2011 - September2013 


Associate postdoc.

  • Bayerisches Geoinstitut, Bayreuth (BGI), June 2011 – August 2011 
    European Fellowship funded by Universita’ degli Studi di Palermo – Leonardo DaVinci/Europass Project. 




  • European Fellowship “Leonardo DaVinci Project“, Universita’ degli Studi di Palermo 2007.
  • EU Marie Curie (PhD) Fellowship, Atomic to Global - Project n. 019700 (two years);
  • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation, PhD)- Project n.FR1555/5-1 (for one year).
  • Absolventenfeier “Elitenetzwerks Bayern” PhD-Outstanding, 7 October, 2010.
  • Young Scientist Presentation Award from “The GL-GRC Inter-Institutional Science Symposium” - 2011.
  • Best PhD Thesis Prize-2012 by Italian Society of Mineralogy and Petrology (SIMP).
  • DCO-Early Stage Career, workshop, Costa Rica - 17-21 February 2014 ($1000).
  • DCO award for travel support to AGU-2014 meeting ($2250).
  • DCO award for travel support to DCO-Modeling and Visualization workshop-2015, Washington DC ($2500)
  • DCO award ($1000) for travel support to DCO-Thematic Institute “Carbon from the Mantle to the Surface”, Berkeley (2015).
  • DCO funds ($4000) in support of the project “In situ measurements of the viscosity of CO2-rich melts”.
  • ELSI/WPI research funds 2014 (YEN 500,000).
  • ELSI/WPI research funds 2015 (YEN 500,000).
  • co-investigator progetto KAKENHI, Grant-in-Aid (tipo A) JSPS, “Formation and differentiation of proto-planets from melting of chondrites at high-pressure”, ¥15,730,000
  • PI PRIUS projects funded by Geodynamics Research Center (Ehime University) from 2014 to 2021 (research and domestic travel funds).
  • Co-PI DeepCarbon Observatory project on “Investigation of the Fe oxidation state in mantle minerals and the carbon speciation”, $9,500.
  • PI Sloan Funds “DeepCarbon Observatory – Third Early-Career Scientist workshop”, $102,752.50.
  • Fondi di Ateneo Sapienza University 2016 (PI, Euro 5000), 2017 (PI, Euro 32000), 2018 (co-PI Euro 13000), 2019 (PI, euro 15000).



  • “Diamonds and carbonates in the Earth’s interior: the deep carbon cycle”. Absolventenfeier “Elitenetzwerks Bayern” outstanding PhD thesis, 7 October, 2010. Ludwig Maximilian Universität, Munich.
  • “Carbon and carbonates in the Earth’s interior”. Tubingen Universität, Geology Department, 10 February 2011. 
  • “Oxidation of garnet in peridotite assemblage and the speciation of carbon”. AGU Conference 2011, Fall Meeting – San Francisco, USA.
  • “The stability of carbon and carbonate within eclogites”. Goldschmidt Conference 2012, Montreal.
  • “Structural and chemical properties of materials as revealed by multi-anvil experiments”. EFree-DOE Annual Meeting, 11-13 September, 2012- Carnegie Institution of Washington.
  • “Experimental measurement of the oxygen fugacity at which graphite/diamond oxidizes to either solid or melt with implications for the deep carbon cycling”. Deep Carbon Observatory seminar series - Carnegie Institution of Washington- 16 October, 2012.
  • “Carbon/carbonate equilibria within peridotites and eclogites as function of the oxygen fugacity”. Geochemistry Seminars, Department of Geology, University of Maryland - 31 October, 2012.
  • “Carbon speciation in the Earth’s interior”. 11th International Workshop of Water Dynamics, 12-14 March 2014, Sendai (Japan) (invited lecture).
  • “Diamonds, carbonate melts and carbon-bearing aqueous fluids in eclogites”. Goldschmidt Conference 2014, Sacramento.
  • “The redox state of the Earth’s interior”. University of Tokyo, Japan – 16 January 2015. 
  • “Kinetics of carbide rim growth and the diffusion of carbon in the Earth’s upper mantle”. JPGU Meeting 2015, Chiba, Japan (keynote speaker).
  • “Carbonates, diamonds and carbides in the Earth’s interior”. DCO Thematic Institute, 1-3 July 2015 – Berkeley, USA.
  • “In situ viscosity measurements of CO2-rich melts at upper mantle conditions”. Carbon at Extreme Conditions, workshop. 26-30 October 2015, CECAM, Lugano. (withdrawn)
  •  “From Carbon in meteorites to carbonatite rocks on Earth” Goldschmidt Conference 2017, Paris. August 13-18 (keynote speaker) session 5g.
  • “Do Fe-bearing minerals control the deep carbon cycle in the interior of the Earth?” Goldschmidt Conference 2017, Paris. August 13-18 (invited speaker) session 4h.
  • Invited lecturer at the Carbon School, Como Lake. 15-20 October 2017.
  • Invited seminar at International Diamond School 2018, 29/1 – 2/2 2018.
  • DeepCarbon Observatory commitee meeting HPSTAR, 14-16 March 2018, Shangai (Cina).
  • Invited lecturer at the Geological Society of London, Janet Watson meeting. 27 February 2019.
  • Invited lecture at Carnegie Institute for Science, Washington. 15 October 2020.
  • Invited seminar for Geoscience Colloquium organized by Departments of Earth Sciences Sapienza-RomaTre. 27 January 2021.

Additional talks and posters at international conference like American Geophysical Union (AGU, USA), European Geosciences Union (EGU, Vienna, Austria), Societa’ Italiana di Mineralogia e Petrologia (SIMP, Italy), Japan Geoscience Union meeting (JpGU, Japan).



  • Reviewer of Journal Articles: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, American Mineralogist, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, PNAS, Lithos, Journal of Mineralogy and Petrology, AAAS, Annals of Geophysics, Nature Geoscience, Nature, NatureComm, EJM, Scientific Reports.
  • Associate Editor for TerraNova and Minerals journals.
  • (Co-)Convener for Carbon related sessions
  • “Redox controls and C-O-H equilibria in the Earth’s interior”. Session DI10 (AGU 2012-Fall Meeting).
  • “Carbon: Storage, Migration and Outgassing within Earth and other planetary bodies”. Session V11D (AGU 2014-Fall Meeting).
  • “The Earth’s geodynamic carbon cycle: subduction, storage, migration, and outgassing”. Session V032 (AGU 2015-Fall Meeting).
  • “The history of a diamond: insights from melts, fluids and mineral inclusions”. Session V033 (AGU 2015-Fall Meeting).
  • “The Deep Carbon Cycle Through Time: From Experiment to Nature”. Session 4e, Goldschmidt Conference-2016 (Japan).
  • “Cycling of Volatile Elements between Earth’s Interior and Exterior Through Subduction Zones”. Session 7e, Goldschmidt Conference-2016 (Japan).
  • “Slab Processes and Slab-Mantle Interaction”. Session 7d, Goldschmidt Conference-2016 (Japan).
  • “Mineral Physics of the Earth's Interior: Constraints on the Chemistry and Physics of our Planet from Experimental and Computational Studies”. Session 18c, Goldschmidt Conference-2016 (Japan).
  • Session “Terrestrial Planet Evolution: deep carbon cycle and interior/exterior coupling”. EGU 2018, Vienna.
  • Session “Accretion, differentiation and volatiles: constraints on terrestrial planets”. EGU 2018, Vienna.
  • Session ID 78919 “Earth’s volatiles from inside out”. Session V11D (AGU 2019-Fall Meeting).
  • Session T7-S1 “Spotlight on Oxidation State and Other Redox Proxies from Earth’s Surface to Core”. 3rd European Mineralogical Conference, 29 August-2 September 2021.


    • Member of the Mentoring program at the Geology master program of the Earth Sciences department.
    • Supervision of PhD, master and undergraduate students (
    • Member of the Executive Committee of the DeepCarbon Observatory
    • Member of the Committee for the Department of Excellence (
    • Associate Researcher at the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology – INGV Rome.
    • Proponent of the Master User Agreement between Sapienza University and Argonne National Lab (USA).
    • Proponent of the Agreement for Cultural and Scientific Collaboration between Sapienza University and both Chicago University (GSECARS Department, Argonne National Lab) and Ehime University (Japan) since 2020.
    • Junior Research Fellow of the School for Advanced Studies of Sapienza University (2019-2022 term)



Dr. Sonja Aulbach, Goethe Universität, Frankfurt (Germany).
Dr. Andrea Billi, CNR, Rome (Italy)
Prof. Luca Bindi, University of Florence (Italy).
Dr. Yingwei Fei, Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution of Washington (USA).
Prof. Dan J. Frost, Bayerisches Geoinstitut (Bayreuth Universität, Germany).
Dr. Steeve Greaux, Geodynamics Research Center (Ehime University, Japan).
Prof. Tetsuo Irifune, Director of Geodynamics Research Center (Ehime University, Japan).
Prof. Yoko Kebukawa, Yokohama University (Japan).
Prof. Yoshio Kono, Geodynamics Research Center (Ehime University, Japan).
Dr. Catherine McCammon, Bayerisches Geoinstitut (Bayreuth Universität, Germany).
Dr. Ross Hrubiak, beamscientist at Argonne National Lab (Lemont, Illinois, USA).
Dr. Piergiorgio Scarlato, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia INGV, Rome).
Dr. Tange Y., beamscientist at Spring8 (Hyogo, Japan).
Prof. Stefano Lupi, Physics Department, Sapienza University.



Master courses

  • Geology of Diamonds (10589732), 60 hours, starting from 2018-2019 to the present.
  • Physics and Chemistry of Earth and other Planets, 24 hours, starting from 2020-2021 at School for Advanced Studies.

Undergraduate courses

  • Petrography for Cultural Heritage (1052074), 64 hours, starting from 2017-2018 to the present.
Peer-reviewed articles (h-Index GoogleScholar = 13; i10-Index=17; Total citations = 1074)

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