Manuel Roda PhD
M.Roda@uu.nl
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He is Italian, he is a structural geologist and he is interested in the tectonic processes active on the Earth and Mars. He started his research activity with structural fieldworks on the crustal basements in the Western Alps together with microstructural and petro-chemical analyses.

Afterwards, he approached numerical modelling to study tectonic process at large and medium scale. He studies the subduction dynamics in particular concerning burial and exhumation of crustal material involved in the subduction processes.

Recently he starts exo-Mars researches, in particular the study of Chaotic Terrains origin. He uses numerical thermo-mechanical modeling and physical analogue (sand-box) experiments to understand the role of water and ice in the subsurface martian processes. 

Scientific expertise
numerical modelling - analogue modelling - structural geology - Exo-Mars - alpine geodynamics
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Curriculum vitae

Personal details

Name: Manuel Roda

Address: Utrecht, The Netherlands

Date of birth: 13/06/1979

 

 

Education

  • Master Degree in Geology obtained on 2004, December 17 (110/110), Universita’ degli Studi di Milano, with the thesis titled Meso and microstructural analysis of the Mont Morion granitic-dioritic complex (Dent Blanche nappe, Western Alps): pre-alpine and alpine evolution.
  • PhD in Earth Sciences obtained the 3 February 2011 at the PhD school ”Terra, Ambiente e Biodiversita” (University of Milan) with a thesis titled Integration of natural data within a numerical model for the geodynamic reconstruction of an inner portion of the Alps, tutors Prof.ssa Anna Maria Marotta and Prof.ssa Maria Iole Spalla.
  • Post-Doc in Mars Sciences – Numerical modelling, January2012 - in progress, at Utrecht University - Netherlands with a project titled Chaotic Terrains on Mars: testing the subsurface lake hypothesis, P.I.: Tanja E. Zegers and Rob Govers.

  

 

Working experience

Academic activities

  • April-June2012 Teaching assistance of course Planetology: an introduction - Utrecht ?University.
  • September 2010-July 2011 Co-tutor Master Degree thesis of Irene Borghesan ?titled Phase changes impact on the mantle wedge dynamics - Universita` di Milano.
  • April 2011 Teaching assistance of course Numerical modeling of geodynamics pro- ?cesses - Universita` di Milano.
  • February-July 2010 Co-tutor Bachelor Degree thesis of Luca Ravagnani titled Numerical model of conductive cooling of regular geometry intrusions: the Biella Plutons example - Universita` di Milano.
  • August-September2010 Teaching assistance during geodynamics field trip throughout the Central-Western Alps – Universita’ di Milano.
  • March-June 2010 Teaching assistance of course Numerical modelling of geodynamics processes - Universita` di Milano.
  • July2009 Teaching assistance during the structural geology field trip in the Western Alpi Apuane - Universita` di Milano.
  • December 2008 Teaching assistance of course Microstructural analysis using the microscope - Universita` di Milano.

 

Professional activities

  • From May 2006 to July 2006 training at EVA, Energie Valsabbias.p.a.(Gavardo, ?BS, Italy) of design of hydroelectric plants (mini-hydro)
  • From August 2006 to March 2007 engineering team member at EVA, Energie Valsabbia s.p.a. (Gavardo, BS, Italy) as geologist to support the design and con- struction of hydroelectric plants (mini-hydro).
  • From January 2007 to June 2008 scouting team member at EVA, Energie Valsabbia s.p.a. (Gavardo, BS, Italy) to support the hydroelectric scouting in Italy.
  • From April 2007 to June 2008 scouting team-manager at EVA, Energie Valsab- bia s.p.a. (Gavardo, BS, Italy).

  

 

Projects

  • NWO-NSO: Chaotic Terrains on Mars: testing the subsurface lake hypothesis. P.I: Tanja E. Zegers.

 

 

Publications

Papers

  • Manuel Roda and Michele Zucali (2008), Meso and microstructural evolution of the Mont Morion metaintrusive complex (Dent-Blanche nappe, Austroalpine domain, Valpelline, Western Italian Alps) - Bollettino della Societa’ Geologica Italiana. - ISSN 0037-8763 - 127:1(2008 Feb), pp. 105-123.
  • Manuel Roda, Anna Maria Marotta e Maria Iole Spalla (2010), Numerical simulations of an ocean-continent convergent system: Influence of subduction geometry and mantle wedge hydration on crustal recycling - Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., Volume 11, Number 5, ISSN: 1525-2027, doi:10.1029/2009GC003015.
  • Manuel Roda, Anna Maria Marotta e Maria Iole Spalla (2011), The effects of the overriding plate thermal state on the slab dip in an ocean-continent subduction system - Comptes Rendus Geoscience, Volume 343, pp. 323-330, doi:10.1016/j.crte.2011.01.005.
  • Manuel Roda and Michele Zucali (2011), Tectono-metamorphic map of the Mont Morion Permian metaintrusives (Mont Morion - Mont Collon - Matterhorn Complex, Dent-Blanche Unit), Valpelline - Western Italian Alps - Journal of Maps, Volume 2011, pp. 519-535, doi: 10.4113/jom.2011.1194.
  • Manuel Roda, Maria Iole Spalla and Anna Maria Marotta (2012), Integration of natural data within a numerical model of ablative subduction: A possible interpretation for the Alpine dynamics of the Austroalpine crust. - Journal of Metamorphic Geology, Volume, pp. , doi: 10.1111/jmg.12000.

 

Short notes

  • Raffaele Splendore, Michele Zucali, Glauco Giordano and Manuel Roda (2006), Struttura e metamorfismo Alpino di una zona di taglio crostale: analisi meso e microstrutturale del Complesso del Mont Morion (Falda Dent Blanche, Alpi Occiden- tali, Italia) - Rendiconti della Societa’ Geologica Italiana - ISSN 0392-3037 - (2006), pp 184-185.
  • Manuel Roda, Anna Maria Marotta and Maria Iole Spalla (2009), Influenza della idratazione del cuneo di mantello sull’evoluzione di un sistema di subduzione oceano/ continente : una simulazione numerica - Rendiconti online della Societa’ Geologica Italiana - 5(2009), pp. 184-187.
  • Manuel Roda, Anna Maria Marotta e Maria Iole Spalla (2010), Influence of the thermal state of the overriding plate on the slab dip - Rendiconti online della Societa’ Geologica Italiana - 10(2010), pp. 96-99.
  • Manuel Roda, Maria Iole Spalla and Anna Maria Marotta (2011), Integration of natural data within a numerical model of ablative subduction: the example of the Austroalpine Domain of the Alps - Rendiconti online della Societa’ Geologica Italiana - 15(2011), pp. 109-112.
  • Manuel Roda and Michele Zucali (2011), Kilometre-scale strain partitioning of the Mont Morion Permian metaintrusives during Alpine subduction (Dent-Blanche Unit, Valpelline - Western Italian Alps) - Rendiconti online della Societa’ Geologica Italiana - 15(2011), pp. 113-116.
  • Manuel Roda, Maarten G. Kleinhans and Tanja E. Zegers (2012), Aram Chaos outflow channel: water volume and time scale - EPSC Abstract - 7(2012), pp. 4.
  • Manuel Roda and Tanja E. Zegers (2012), Chaotic Terrains on Mars: testing the subsurface lake hypothesis - Rendiconti online della Societa’ Geologica Italiana - 22(2012), pp. 243-246.

 

 

International activities

  • Reviewer for Geology (GSA Membership) since 2010.
  • Reviewer for Journal of Geodynamics (Elsevier) since 2011.

 

 

Scholarships, prizes and (national) research grants

  • Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research grant (NWO).
  • Netherlands Space Office grant (NSO).
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Papers

  • Manuel Roda and Michele Zucali (2008), Meso and microstructural evolution of the Mont Morion metaintrusive complex (Dent-Blanche nappe, Austroalpine domain, Valpelline, Western Italian Alps) - Bollettino della Societa’ Geologica Italiana. - ISSN 0037-8763 - 127:1(2008 Feb), pp. 105-123.
  • Manuel Roda, Anna Maria Marotta e Maria Iole Spalla (2010), Numerical simulations of an ocean-continent convergent system: Influence of subduction geometry and mantle wedge hydration on crustal recycling - Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., Volume 11, Number 5, ISSN: 1525-2027, doi:10.1029/2009GC003015.
  • Manuel Roda, Anna Maria Marotta e Maria Iole Spalla (2011), The effects of the overriding plate thermal state on the slab dip in an ocean-continent subduction system - Comptes Rendus Geoscience, Volume 343, pp. 323-330, doi:10.1016/j.crte.2011.01.005.
  • Manuel Roda and Michele Zucali (2011), Tectono-metamorphic map of the Mont Morion Permian metaintrusives (Mont Morion - Mont Collon - Matterhorn Complex, Dent-Blanche Unit), Valpelline - Western Italian Alps - Journal of Maps, Volume 2011, pp. 519-535, doi: 10.4113/jom.2011.1194.
  • Manuel Roda, Maria Iole Spalla and Anna Maria Marotta (2012), Integration of natural data within a numerical model of ablative subduction: A possible interpretation for the Alpine dynamics of the Austroalpine crust. - Journal of Metamorphic Geology, Volume, pp. , doi: 10.1111/jmg.12000.

 

Short notes

  • Raffaele Splendore, Michele Zucali, Glauco Giordano and Manuel Roda (2006), Struttura e metamorfismo Alpino di una zona di taglio crostale: analisi meso e microstrutturale del Complesso del Mont Morion (Falda Dent Blanche, Alpi Occiden- tali, Italia) - Rendiconti della Societa’ Geologica Italiana - ISSN 0392-3037 - (2006), pp 184-185.
  • Manuel Roda, Anna Maria Marotta and Maria Iole Spalla (2009), Influenza della idratazione del cuneo di mantello sull’evoluzione di un sistema di subduzione oceano/ continente : una simulazione numerica - Rendiconti online della Societa’ Geologica Italiana - 5(2009), pp. 184-187.
  • Manuel Roda, Anna Maria Marotta e Maria Iole Spalla (2010), Influence of the thermal state of the overriding plate on the slab dip - Rendiconti online della Societa’ Geologica Italiana - 10(2010), pp. 96-99.
  • Manuel Roda, Maria Iole Spalla and Anna Maria Marotta (2011), Integration of natural data within a numerical model of ablative subduction: the example of the Austroalpine Domain of the Alps - Rendiconti online della Societa’ Geologica Italiana - 15(2011), pp. 109-112.
  • Manuel Roda and Michele Zucali (2011), Kilometre-scale strain partitioning of the Mont Morion Permian metaintrusives during Alpine subduction (Dent-Blanche Unit, Valpelline - Western Italian Alps) - Rendiconti online della Societa’ Geologica Italiana - 15(2011), pp. 113-116.
  • Manuel Roda, Maarten G. Kleinhans and Tanja E. Zegers (2012), Aram Chaos outflow channel: water volume and time scale - EPSC Abstract - 7(2012), pp. 4.
  • Manuel Roda and Tanja E. Zegers (2012), Chaotic Terrains on Mars: testing the subsurface lake hypothesis - Rendiconti online della Societa’ Geologica Italiana - 22(2012), pp. 243-246.

 

       Abstracts

  • Manuel Roda, Anna Maria Marotta and Maria Iole Spalla (2009), Influence of hydration in the mantle wedge on the evolution of an ocean/continent system: a numerical simulation - Geophysical Research Abstracts - EISSN 1607-7962. - 11(2009 Apr).
  • Manuel Roda, Anna Maria Marotta and Maria Iole Spalla (2009), Influence of subduction geometry and mantle wedge hydration in ocean/continent convergent systems: a numerical simulation - Epitome. - ISSN 1972-1552. - 5:3(2009).
  • Maria Iole Spalla, Guido Gosso, Anna Maria Marotta, Manuel Roda, Francesca Salvi and Michele Zucali (2009), Tectonic analysis vs numerical modelling: advices from the Alpine belt - 28. Convegno nazionale: Trieste, 16-19 novembre 2009 : riassunti estesi delle comunicazioni / Gruppo Nazionale di Geofisica della Terra Solida. - Trieste : GNGTS, 2009. - ISBN 88-902101-4-1 - pp. 202-203.
  • Manuel Roda, Anna Maria Marotta e Maria Iole Spalla (2009), Numerical simu- lation of ocean/continent convergent systems: influence of subduction geometry and mantle wedge hydration on crustal recycling - 28 Convegno nazionale : Trieste, 16-19 novembre 2009 : riassunti estesi delle comunicazioni / Gruppo nazionale di geofisica della terra solida. - Trieste : Stella Arti Grafiche, 2009 - ISBN 88-902101-4-1 - pp. 190.
  • Manuel Roda, Anna Maria Marotta e Maria Iole Spalla (2010), Which are the driving factors to facilitate exhumation during active subduction? Suggestions by numerical modelling - Rendiconti online della Societa’ Geologica Italiana - 11(2010), pp. 424-425.
  • Manuel Roda, Anna Maria Marotta and Maria Iole Spalla (2010), Deep crustal recycling in orogenic wedges facilitated by mantle hydration: numericalmodeling vs. natural data. - Tectonic Crossroads: Evolving Orogens of Eurasia-Africa-Arabia (GSA), Ankara, 4-8 Ottobre 2010.
  • Maria Iole Spalla, Michele Zucali, Manuel Roda, Anna Maria Marotta and Guido Gosso (2010), Lawsonite-bearing assemblages in continental crust: which tectonic mechanism may produce such a cold continental subduction? - Tectonic Crossroads: Evolving Orogens of Eurasia-Africa-Arabia (GSA), Ankara, 4-8 Ottobre 2010.
  • Manuel Roda, Anna Maria Marotta and Maria Iole Spalla (2011), The effects of the overriding plate thermal state on the slab dip in an ocean-continent subduction system - Epitome. - ISSN 1972-1552. - Vol. 4 (2011).
  • Manuel Roda, Maria Iole Spalla and Anna Maria Marotta (2012), Integration of natural data within a numerical model of ablative subduction: A possible interpretation for the Alpine dynamics of the Austroalpine crust - Geophysical Research Abstracts - Vol. 14, EGU2012-8014, 2012. 
All publications
  2014 - Scholarly publications
Marra, Wouter A., Hauber, Ernst, McLelland, Stuart J., Murphy, Brendan J., Parsons, Daniel R., Conway, Susan J., Roda, Manuel, Govers, Rob & Kleinhans, Maarten G. (2014). Pressurized groundwater outflow experiments and numerical modeling for outflow channels on Mars. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, online first.
Roda, M., Kleinhans, M.G., Zegers, T.E. & Oosthoek, J.H.P. (2014). Catastrophic ice lake collapse in Aram Chaos, Mars. Icarus, 236, (pp. 104-121) (18 p.).
  2014 - Other output
  2013 - Other output
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His research activities are devoted to understanding the tectonic mechanisms active on the Earth and Mars.

During his master degree thesis he studied the pre-Alpine and Alpine evolution of a portion of the Western Austroalpine Domain (Mont-Morion Intrusive Complex, Dent-Blanche Nappe, Valpelline, Italy) integrating detailed structural field work with microstructural and petro-chemical analyses. The main results concern the definition of the tectono- metamorphic units characterizing this crustal portion and the identification of the P-T-t-d path that describes the pre-Alpine and the Alpine evolution of the Intrusive Complex.

During the PhD he has dealt with the burial and exhumation of crustal material involved in the subduction processes: using a FE numerical code he simulated an ocean-continent subduction zone to study the influence of the subduction geometry and the mantle wedge hydration on the crustal recycling and the effects of the overriding plate thermal state on the slab dip. Furthermore, the model results are compared with the natural data coming from the Austroalpine Domain in terms of: (i) P-T peak setting, (ii) prograde and retrograde thermal gradients, (iii) exhumation rates, (iv) P-T-t-paths, (v) peak and exhumation timing.

During the post-doc he studied the validity of sub-ice lake model proposed to explain the chaotic terrains origin. This hypothesis is tested by a combined approach: numerical thermo-mechanical modeling and physical analogue (sand-box) experiments. With this approach is possible to test whether the subsurface lake model is mechanically viable, and whether the process of subsurface lake development and collapse results in the observed chaotic terrain features on Mars. The result of this study has strong implications for life research on Mars. 

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