My research focuses on understanding the deformation mechanisms in mafic rocks. I study the microstructures from natural rocks in Northern Norway and shear deformation experiments performed on a Griggs Rig at Université d'Orléans in France. I completed my PhD on “ Microstructures and seismic properties of partial melt shear zones ” at the University of Leeds in 2019 (supervised by Taija Torvela, Geoff Lloyd and Andrew Walker). Where I studied 'frozen' melt microstructures in deformed migmatites and used their crystallographic data to simulate the seismic properties for exhumed sections of crust as if they were presently melting underneath continental collision zones.
My main research field is geochemistry of hydrothermal ore deposits, including mineral chemistry, fluid inclusion studies, stable isotope geochemistry, and thermodynamic modeling. I have been involved in studies of a wide spectrum of ore deposits, including porphyry, hydrothermal-metasomatic, skarn, Carlin-like, SEDEX, MVT and pegmatite deposits along the Dinarides, and epithermal deposits in New Zealand. Recently I am mostly working on recent submarine hydrothermal systems along the Arctic Mid-Ocean Ridges and volcanogenic massive sulfide (VMS) deposits, orogenic gold deposits and sediment hosted Cu deposits in Norway.
I also have interests in environmental geochemistry, particulary in physicochemical processes that control stability of ore and gangue minerals in submarine tailings.