Dr. Niccolò Satta

Dr. Niccolò Satta

Corrensstr. 24, room 126
48149 Münster

T: +49 251 83-33404

Academic Profiles

External Profile

  • Research Areas

    • Physical properties of geomaterials at pressures and temperatures of planetary interiors
  • CV


    Jointly supervised PhD in Experimental Mineral Physics, Bayerisches Geoinstitut, University of Bayreuth (Germany) and Department of Earth Sciences, Tohoku University (Japan)
    Special Research Student, Department of Earth Sciences, Tohoku University (Japan)
    MSc in Exploration Geology, Roma La Sapienza (Italy)
    Visiting student (Traineeship and MSc thesis), Section 3.6: Chemistry and Physics of Earth Materials, GFZ-Potsdam (Germany)
    Erasmus+, Institute of Geosciences, University of Potsdam (Germany)
    BSc in Geological Sciences, Roma La Sapienza (Italy)


    Akad. Rat auf Zeit in Experimental Mineral Physics, Institute for Mineralogy, University of Münster (Germany)
    Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Mineral Physics, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oxford (United Kingdom)
  • Research Articles (Journals)

    • Núñez-Valdez, M., Satta, N., Speziale, S. . ‘Effects of Fe-Ca-Mg substitutions on the equation-of-state of pyrope-rich garnet from ab initio modeling and experiments: Insights and implications for the upper mantle.’ Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors 350: 107171. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pepi.2024.107171.

    • Trautner E. V., Stackhouse S., Turner R. A., Koelemeijer P., Davies D.R., Méndez S. J. A., Satta N., Kurnosov A., Liermann H.-P., Marquardt H. . ‘Compressibility of ferropericlase at high-temperature: Evidence for the iron spin crossover in seismic tomography.’ Earth and Planetary Science Letters 618. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2023.118296.

    • Satta N, Miyahara M, Ozawa S, Marquardt H, Nishijima M, Arai T, Ohtani E. . ‘Apollo 15 regolith breccia provides first natural evidence for olivine incongruent melting.’ American Mineralogist 107: 1661–1667. doi: 10.2138/am-2022-8121.
    • Méndez J. S. A. , Stackhouse S. , Trautner V. , Wang B. , Satta N. , Kurnosov A. , Husband J. R. , Glazyrin K. , Liermann H.‐P. , Marquardt H. . ‘Broad Elastic Softening of (Mg,Fe)O Ferropericlase Across the Iron Spin Crossover and a Mixed‐Spin Lower Mantle.’ Journal of Geophysical Research - Solid Earth 127, No. 8. doi: 10.1029/2021JB023832.
    • Satta N., Morales Grafulha F. L., Criniti G., Kurnosov A., Ballaran Boffa T., Speziale S., Marquardt K., Capitani G. C., Marquardt H. . ‘Single‐Crystal Elasticity of Antigorite at High Pressures and Seismic Detection of Serpentinized Slabs.’ Geophysical Research Letters 49, No. 16. doi: 10.1029/2022GL099411.

    • Satta N., Criniti G., Kurnosov A., Ballaran Boffa T., Ishii T., Marquardt H. . ‘High‐Pressure Elasticity of δ‐(Al,Fe)OOH Single Crystals and Seismic Detectability of Hydrous MORB in the Shallow Lower Mantle.’ Geophysical Research Letters 48, No. 23. doi: 10.1029/2021GL094185.

    • Méndez J. S. A. , Marquardt H. , Husband J. R. , Schwark I. , Mainberger J. , Glazyrin K. , Kurnosov A. , Otzen C. , Satta N. , Bednarcik J. , Liermann H.-P. . ‘A resistively-heated dynamic diamond anvil cell (RHdDAC) for fast compression x-ray diffraction experiments at high temperatures.’ Review of Scientific Instruments 91. doi: 10.1063/5.0007557.
    • Koemets I, Satta N, Marquardt H, Kiseeva ES, Kurnosov A, Stachel T, Harris JW, Dubrovinsky L. . ‘Elastic properties of majoritic garnet inclusions in diamonds and the seismic signature of pyroxenites in the Earth's upper mantle.’ American Mineralogist 105: 984–991. doi: 10.2138/am-2020-7136ccby.

    • Satta N, Marquardt H, Kurnosov A, Buchen J, Kawazoe T, McCammon C, Ballaran TB. . ‘Single-crystal elasticity of iron-bearing phase E and seismic detection of water in Earth's upper mantle.’ American Mineralogist 104: 1526–1529. doi: 10.2138/am-2019-7084.