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Nicolas Luca Celli

Name: Nicolas Luca Celli

Position: PhD student

Email: niscelli-at-cp.dias.ie

Homepage link: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Nicolas_Celli


  • Bachelor degree in Geology In Geology at the University of Trieste, Italy
  • Master Degree in Geosciences – Geophysical Curriculum – at the University of Trieste, Italy, with a thesis on automatic Surface Wave detection algorithms carried out at NORSAR, Oslo, Norway
  • Visit at NORSAR institute in the context of the NERA TA program

Research interests

Nicolas’s main research interests include but are not limited to: the structure evolution of the oceanic and continental lithosphere and upper mantle; the possible interactions between upper- and lower mantle processes; identification and sensitivity of Surface Waves to the Lithosphere-Asthenosphere Boundary; seismic structure of spreading oceans and anomalies within. From a technical point of view, Nicolas is interested in the inversion and treatment of big datasets in the context of computational seismology, especially in the automated identification and treatment of data errors, as well as correlating results of tomographic imaging with independently derived data, e.g. topography, xenoliths and crustal rock ages.

Selected recent publications

  • Celli, N.L., S. Lebedev, A.J. Schaeffer, C. Gaina. African cratonic lithosphere carved by mantle plumes. Nature Communications, In revision.
  • Bonadio, R., W.H. Geissler, S. Lebedev, J. Fullea, M. Ravenna, N.L. Celli, W. Jokat, M. Jegen, C. Sens-Schönfelder, K. Baba. Hot upper mantle beneath the Tristan da Cunha Hotspot, from probabilistic Rayleigh-wave inversion and petrological modeling. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 19, 1412–1428