Dr Alessandra Costanzo

Ph.D.

Contact Details

Senior Technical Officer
EARTH & OCEAN SCIENCES
SCHOOL OF NATURAL SCIENCES
NUI GALWAY

T: Ext. 2087
E: alessandra.costanzo@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Dr. Alessandra Costanzo, carried her undergraduate degree in Geology at the University of Calabria and after a short Leonardo da Vinci Project in Ireland she completed her PhD at the National University of Ireland in Galway in 2007.  After 5 years of postdoctoral experience carried out between Galway, the University of Barcelona and the Natural History Museum in London she became Technical officer in Galway in 2012 and she is now Senior Research Technician at the School of Natural Sciences in NUIG.  In this position she also assists with several research contracts for the global Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Sector.  Her primary research interests are in the area of mineralogy, petrology/petrogenesis of carbonatites, economic geology, geofluids and gemmology.  Up to date she produced 25 scientific peer-reviewed publications, 42 scientific reports for the private sector and presented research at more than 50 conferences.  Sources of grant funding obtained include: Italian government; Irish University sector, EU funding agencies such as Marie Curie.   She trained as a Gemmologist and became Fellow of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain in 2011 and further specialized in Diamond grading and identification the following year.  In 2013 she studied Science of Valuation and obtained the Certificate of Appraisal Theory at the Institute of Registered Valuers, National Association of Goldsmiths, London.  She also completed the Coloured Stones Grading Course offered by GEM-A and this year the course on Assessing Mounted Diamonds at the National Association of Jewellers. She is now director and lecturer of the Diploma in Scientific Studies in Gemmology in NUIG.

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2017) 'Deep hydrothermal activity in hydrocarbon reservoirs, South Kuwait'
Al-Hajeri, MM,Parnell, J,Bowden, S,Costanzo, A,Feely, M (2017) 'Deep hydrothermal activity in hydrocarbon reservoirs, South Kuwait'. Arabian Journal Of Geosciences, 10 [DOI] [Details]
(2017) 'Fluid inclusion characteristics and molybdenite Re-Os geochronology of the Qulong porphyry copper-molybdenum deposit, Tibet'
Li, Y,Selby, D,Feely, M,Costanzo, A,Li, XH (2017) 'Fluid inclusion characteristics and molybdenite Re-Os geochronology of the Qulong porphyry copper-molybdenum deposit, Tibet'. Mineralium Deposita, 52 :137-158 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Mapping arsenopyrite alteration in a quartz vein-hosted gold deposit using microbeam analytical techniques'
Gilligan, M,Costanzo, A,Feely, M,Rollinson, GK,Timmins, E,Henry, T,Morrison, L (2016) 'Mapping arsenopyrite alteration in a quartz vein-hosted gold deposit using microbeam analytical techniques'. Mineralogical Magazine, 80 :739-748 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Mapping arsenopyrite alteration in a quartz vein-hosted gold deposit using micro beam analytical techniques'
Gilligan, M., Costanzo, A., Feely, M., A. Rollinson, G.K., Timmins, E., Henry, T. and Morrison, L (2016) 'Mapping arsenopyrite alteration in a quartz vein-hosted gold deposit using micro beam analytical techniques'. Mineralogical Magazine, 80 (5):739-748 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Reconstruction of an Ordovician seafloor volcano-hydrothermal system: a case study from the Copper Coast, southeastern Ireland using field, geochemical and fluid inclusion data'
Breheny, C,Moore, KR,Costanzo, A,Feely, M (2016) 'Reconstruction of an Ordovician seafloor volcano-hydrothermal system: a case study from the Copper Coast, southeastern Ireland using field, geochemical and fluid inclusion data'. Mineralogical Magazine, 80 :157-174 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Silurian-Devonian magmatism, mineralization, regional exhumation and brittle strike-slip deformation along the Loch Shin Line, NW Scotland'
Holdsworth, RE,Dempsey, E,Selby, D,Darling, JR,Feely, M,Costanzo, A,Strachan, RA,Waters, P,Finlay, AJ,Porter, SJ (2015) 'Silurian-Devonian magmatism, mineralization, regional exhumation and brittle strike-slip deformation along the Loch Shin Line, NW Scotland'. Journal Of The Geological Society, 172 :748-762 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'Preservation of Mesoproterozoic age deep burial fluid signatures, NW Scotland'
Parnell, J,Blarney, NJF,Costanzo, A,Feely, M,Boyce, AJ (2014) 'Preservation of Mesoproterozoic age deep burial fluid signatures, NW Scotland'. Marine And Petroleum Geology, 55 :275-281 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'The Piteiras emerald mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil: fluid-inclusion and gemmological perspectives'
Lynch, EP,Costanzo, A,Feely, M,Blamey, NJF,Pironon, J,Lavin, P (2014) 'The Piteiras emerald mine, Minas Gerais, Brazil: fluid-inclusion and gemmological perspectives'. Mineralogical Magazine, 78 :1571-1587 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'Ore-forming Fluid Characterization of Tibet's Largest Porphyry Cu-Mo Deposit, Qulong: Insights into the Super Accumulation of Cu and Mo'
Li, Y,Selby, D,Feely, M,Costanzo, A,Li, JW (2014) 'Ore-forming Fluid Characterization of Tibet's Largest Porphyry Cu-Mo Deposit, Qulong: Insights into the Super Accumulation of Cu and Mo'. Acta Geologica Sinica-English Edition, 88 :1122-1123 [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'Subsolidus processes as a key factor on the distribution of Nb species in plutonic carbonatites: The Tchivira case, Angola'
Melgarejo, JC,Costanzo, A,Bambi, ACJM,Goncalves, AO,Neto, AB (2012) 'Subsolidus processes as a key factor on the distribution of Nb species in plutonic carbonatites: The Tchivira case, Angola'. Lithos, 152 :187-201 [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'Origin of vein-graphite derived from metamorphic fluids in Moine (Glenfinnan Group) rocks, NW Scotland'
Wright, AJ,Blamey, NJF,Conliffe, J,Costanzo, A,Parnell, J (2012) 'Origin of vein-graphite derived from metamorphic fluids in Moine (Glenfinnan Group) rocks, NW Scotland'. Scottish Journal Of Geology, 48 :47-59 [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'Tracing the chemical evolution of primary pyrochlore from plutonic to volcanic carbonatites: the role of fluorine'
Bambi, ACJM,Costanzo, A,Goncalves, AO,Melgarejo, JC (2012) 'Tracing the chemical evolution of primary pyrochlore from plutonic to volcanic carbonatites: the role of fluorine'. Mineralogical Magazine, 76 :377-392 [DOI] [Details]
(2006) 'Fluid inclusions in apatite from Jacupiranga carbonatites: evidence for fluid exsolution in a carbonatite magma chamber'
Costanzo, A., Moore, K., Wall, F. & Feely, M. (2006) 'Fluid inclusions in apatite from Jacupiranga carbonatites: evidence for fluid exsolution in a carbonatite magma chamber'. Lithos, 91 :208-228 [DOI] [Details]
(2006) 'Fluid inclusions in apatite from Jacupiranga calcite carbonatites: Evidence for a fluid-stratified carbonatite magma chamber'
Costanzo, A,Moore, KR,Wall, F,Feely, M (2006) 'Fluid inclusions in apatite from Jacupiranga calcite carbonatites: Evidence for a fluid-stratified carbonatite magma chamber'. Lithos, 91 :208-228 [DOI] [Details]
(2004) 'The occurrence of Burbankite in fluid inclusions from the Pocos de Caldas alkaline massif, Sao Paulo State, Brazil: possible evidence for carbonatite magmatism (abstract)'
Costanzo, A., Moore, K. & Feely, M. (2004) 'The occurrence of Burbankite in fluid inclusions from the Pocos de Caldas alkaline massif, Sao Paulo State, Brazil: possible evidence for carbonatite magmatism (abstract)'. IRISH J. EARTH SCIENCES, 22 [Details]
(2002) 'Studio delle inclusioni fluide in alcune rocce dei complessi carbonatitico-alcalini dello stato di San Paolo, Brasile: risultati preliminari. 82° Convegno SIMP (Società Italiana di MineralogiaePetrologia) (abstract)'
Costanzo, A., Feely, M., Moore, K.R. (2002) 'Studio delle inclusioni fluide in alcune rocce dei complessi carbonatitico-alcalini dello stato di San Paolo, Brasile: risultati preliminari. 82° Convegno SIMP (Società Italiana di MineralogiaePetrologia) (abstract)'. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF MINERALOGY, [Details]

Books

  Year Publication
(2014) Galway City Walks: Building in Stone.
Feely, M., Costanzo, A. (2014) Galway City Walks: Building in Stone. Galway: Dúchas na Gaillimhe - Galway Civic Trust. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2005) The application of laser Raman spectroscopy to fluid inclusion studies: A case study from Pocos de Caldas Alkaline Massif, Sao Paulo State, Brazil
Costanzo, A,Feely, M,Moore, K,Byrne, HJ,Lewis, E,MacCraith, BD,McGlynn, E,McLaughlin, JA,OSullivan, GD,Ryder, AG,Walsh, JE (2005) Opto-Ireland 2005: Optical Sensing and Spectroscopy The application of laser Raman spectroscopy to fluid inclusion studies: A case study from Pocos de Caldas Alkaline Massif, Sao Paulo State, Brazil , pp.110-118 [DOI] [Details]
(2005) Proc. of SPIE
Costanzo, A., Feely, M. & Moore, K. (2005) The application of laser raman spectroscopy to fluid inclusion studies: A case study from Pocos de Caldes alkaline massif, Sao Paulo, Brazil Proc. of SPIE , pp.110-118 [Details]
(2004) Mineralogical Society Winter Meeting, Geothermal Processes
Costanzo, A., Moore, K.R., Feely, M. (2004) Carbonatite mineral signatures in multisolid bearing inclusions from nepheline, Poços de Caldas, São Paulo State, Brazil Mineralogical Society Winter Meeting, Geothermal Processes Assembly Room, Bath, , pp.33-34 [Details]
(2003) IV EUROCARB Workshop
Costanzo, A., Moore, K.R., Feely, M. (2003) Fluid Associated with Emplacement of Carbonatite and Syenite Complexes in São Paulo State, Brazil IV EUROCARB Workshop Canary Islands, Spain, [Details]
(2002) 18th General Meeting of the International Mineralogical Association
Moore, K.R., Costanzo, A., Feely, M. (2002) The Carbonatite-Alkaline Rock Association in São Paulo State, Brazil 18th General Meeting of the International Mineralogical Association Edinburgh, [Details]
(2002) Volcanic and Magmatic Studies Group, Annual Meeting
Costanzo, A., Feely, M., Moore, K.R (2002) The Carbonatite-Alkaline Rock Association in São Paulo State, Brazil: Statistical Analysis of Fluid Inclusions Volcanic and Magmatic Studies Group, Annual Meeting Edinburgh, [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
(2013) 'Welcome to the micro-world of African gemstones'
Feely, M. and Costanzo, A. (2013) 'Welcome to the micro-world of African gemstones' The African Business Review, . [Details]

Conference Paper

  Year Publication
(2007) The Application of Fluid Inclusions to the Study of Petroleum Systems: Research at NUI, Galway. NAPSA (North Atlantic Petroleum Systems Assessment) Group Meeting.
Feely M., Conliffe J., Blamey N., Ryder A., Owens P., Costanzo A., Lynch E. and Naranjo J. (2007) The Application of Fluid Inclusions to the Study of Petroleum Systems: Research at NUI, Galway. NAPSA (North Atlantic Petroleum Systems Assessment) Group Meeting. Memorial University (MUN), St John's, Newfoundland: Conference Paper [Details]
(2005) Fluid rock interactions in alkaline-carbonatite complexes from Sao Paulo State, Brazil: fluid inclusion evidence. ECROFI XVIII.
Costanzo, A., Feely, M. & Moore, K. (2005) Fluid rock interactions in alkaline-carbonatite complexes from Sao Paulo State, Brazil: fluid inclusion evidence. ECROFI XVIII. Siena, Italy: Conference Paper [Details]
(2004) Microthermometry of fluid inclusions from Poços de Caldas Alkaline Massif and Jacupiranga Complex, São Paulo State, Brazil. 32nd IGC.
Costanzo, A., Feely, M, Moore, K.R. (2004) Microthermometry of fluid inclusions from Poços de Caldas Alkaline Massif and Jacupiranga Complex, São Paulo State, Brazil. 32nd IGC. Florence, Italy: Conference Paper [Details]