Dr. Agnese Fazio

Agnese Fazio Agnese Fazio Image: Anne Günther (University of Jena)

Research interest

  • Silica glass structure and formation
  • Impact cratering and shock metamorphism in nature and experiments
  • Space weathering in nature and experiments
  • Meteorite recognition and classification
Professional career
  • Analytical Mineralogy of Micro- and Nanostructures. Institute of Geosciences. Friedrich Schiller University Jena (10.2015 – present)
  • Department of Geosciences. University of Pisa (Italy) (2012-2015)
Academic career
  • 2015 PhD in Geosciences. Title of the dissertation: Shock Metamorphism and Impact Melting in Small Impact Craters on Earth: Evidence from Kamil Crater, Egypt
  • 2012-2015 PhD studies at the Institute of Geosciences, Pisa University (Italy)
  • 2011 Master in Geosciences (summa cum laude). Title of the dissertation: Chemistry and petrography of the anomalous iron meteorite Northwest Africa 6583.
  • 2009-2011 Study of Geosciences at the Institute of Geosciences, Pisa University (Italy)
  • 2009 Bachelor in Geosciences (summa cum laude).
  • 2006-2009 Study of Geosciences at the Institute of Geosciences, Pisa University (Italy)

Fazio, A., Harries, D., Matthaus, G., Mutschke, H., Nolte, S., & Langenhorst, F. (2018). Femtosecond laser irradiation of olivine single crystals: Experimental simulation of space weathering. Icarus, 299, 240-252. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.icarus.2017.07.025External link

Fazio, A., Pollok, K., & Langenhorst, F. (2018). Experimental evidence for mechanical Brazil twins as an indicator of low-pressure shock metamorphism (< 17.5 GPa). Geology, 46(9), 787-790. https://doi.org/10.1130/G40198.1External link

Wilk, J., Hamann, C., Fazio, A., Luther, R., Hecht, L., Langenhorst, F., & Kenkmann, T. (2018). Petrographic investigation of shatter cone melt films recovered from MEMIN impact experiments in sandstone and iSALE modeling of their formation boundary conditions. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 53(8), 1569-1593. https://doi.org/10.1111/maps.13179External link

Hamann. C., Fazio A., Ebert M., Hecht L., Wirth R., Folco L., Deutsch A., and Reimold W. U. (2017). Silicate liquid immiscibility in impact melts. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 53:1594-1632. https://doi.org/10.1111/maps.12907External link

Fazio, A., Mansfeld, U., & Langenhorst, F. (2017). Coesite in suevite from the Ries impact structure (Germany): From formation to postshock evolution. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 52(7), 1437-1448. https://doi.org/10.1111/maps.12849External link

Fazio, A., D'Orazio, M., Cordier, C., & Folco, L. (2016). Target-projectile interaction during impact melting at Kamil Crater, Egypt. Geochimica Et Cosmochimica Acta, 180, 33-50. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2016.02.003External link


Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship (2016)

Travel Grant Brian Mason for the 77th Meeting of the Meteoritical Society (2014)

Barringer Family Fund for Meteorite Impact Research (2014)

Current and finished projects

Experimental simulation of silica melting and amorphization under extreme shock conditions. (Founded by the DFG FA-1599/1-1)

Mineralogical characterization of space weathering on natural and laser-irradiated samples. (Founded by the Alexander von Humboldt foundation; ended March 2018).

Combined micro-Raman and TEM study of high-pressure phases from Kamil Crater (Egypt): implications for their formation in small impact craters on Earth.  (Founded by the Barringer Family Fund for impact for meteorite impact research 2014)