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Assistant Professor
Università di Trieste, Dipartimento di Matematica e Geoscienze
Scientific Activity: 

Mineralogy, sedimentary petrology, archaeometry
Recent Publications: 

Princivalle F., De Min A., Lenaz D., Scarbolo M., Zanetti A. 2014 – Ultramafic xenoliths from Damaping (Hannuoba region, NE-China): petrogenetic implications from crystal chemistry of pyroxenes, olivine and Cr-spinel and trace element content of clinopyroxene. Lithos, 188, 3-14, DOI 10.1016/j.lithos.2013.10.013.

Bernardini F., Vinci G., Horvat J., De Min A., Forte E., Furlani S., Lenaz D., Pipan M., Zhao W.K., Sgambati A., Potleca M., Micheli R., Fragiacomo A., Tuniz C. 2015 – Early Roman military fortifications and the origin of Trieste (Italy). PNAS, 112, E1520-E1529, DOI 10.1073/pnas.1419175112.

Lenaz D., Princivalle F., Schmitz B. 2015 – First crystal-structure determination of chromites from an acapulcoite and ordinary chondrites. Mineralogical Magazine, 79, 755-765, DOI 10.1180/minmag.2015.079.3.17.

Bernardini F., Vecchiet A., De Min A., Lenaz D., Mendoza Cuevas A., Gianoncelli A., Dreossi D., Tuniz C., Montagnari Kokely M. 2016 – Neolithic pottery from the Trieste Karst (northeastern Italy): a multi-analytical study. Microchemical Journal, 124, 600-607, DOI 10.1016/j.microc.2015.09.019.

Lenaz D., Velicogna M., Hålenius U., O’Driscoll B.  2016 – Structural parameters of Cr-bearing spinels and pleonaste from the Cuillin Igneous Complex (Isle of Skye, Scotland): Implications for metamorphic and cooling history. Mineralogical Magazine, 80,749-764, DOI 10.1180/minmag.2016.080.021.

Lenaz D., Lughi V. 2017 – Raman spectroscopy and the inversion degree of natural Cr-bearing spinels. American Mineralogist, 102, 327-332, DOI  10.2138/am-2017-5814

Lenaz D., Musco M.E., Petrelli M.,  Caldeira R., De Min A., Marzoli A., Mata J., Perugini D., Princivalle F., Boumehdi M.A., Bensaid I.A.A., Youbi N. 2017 - Restitic or not? Insights from trace element content and crystal - structure of spinels in African mantle xenoliths. Lithos, 278-281, 464-476, DOI 10.1016/j.lithos.2017.02.012.

Pavoni E., Petranich E., Adami G., Baracchini E., Crosera M., Emili A., Lenaz D., Higueras P., Covelli S. 2017 – Bioaccumulation of Thallium and other heavy metals in Biscutella laevigata nearby a decommissioned Zn-Pb mine (Salafossa, Northeastern Italian Alps). Journal of Environmental Management, 186, 214-224, DOI 10.1016/j.jenvman.2016.07.022.

Rollinson H., Adetunji J., Lenaz D., Szilas K. 2017 – Archaean chromitites show constant Fe3+/ΣFe in Earth’s asthenospheric mantle since 3.8 Ga. Lithos, 282-283, 316-325, DOI 10.1016/j.lithos.2017.03.020.

Velicogna M., Lenaz D. 2017 – Is 600°C enough to produce air oxidation in Cr-spinels? Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, 194, 125-137, DOI 10.1127/njma/2017/0047.