School of Earth and Environment

Sandra Piazolo Prof Sandra Piazolo

Professorship in Structural Geology and Tectonics

Telephone number: +44(0) 113 34 30010
Email address:
Room: 8.143

Affiliation: Institute of Geophysics and Tectonics


My main scientific interest is the understanding of micro- and mesoscale processes and their link to macro-scale phenomena. To achieve this, it is essential to quantify microstructures and thus micro-structural processes active during a variety of P-T-fluid conditions. In addition, the development of new techniques to observe, interpret and evaluate processes in the Earth and under planets is part of my research.

Fields of research interest include: (i) structural geology and large scale tectonics, (ii) microstructural and-chemical analysis, (iii) microdynamic modelling, (iv) experimental deformation and heating of rocks and analogue materials i.e. metals, (v) field mapping, (vi) rheology and deformation mechamisms in rocks and ice.

Past projects include:

Australian Research Council, Future Fellowship (Advanced), Flow characteristics of lower crustal rocks: Developing a toolbox to improve geodynamic models, (2012-2014)

Australian Research Council, Individual grant, Investigating the fundamental link between deformation, fluids and the rates of reactions in minerals, (2011-2016)

EU Marie Curie Initial Training Network, Delta-Min: Solvent mediated phase transformation (2008-2012)

European Collaboration Network (EUROCORES) EuroMinScI “Substructure Dynamics” (2006-2009)


Oct. 2017 Professor (Chair) in Structural Geologya nd Tectonics, School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds, UK

March. 2010 Professor (Chair) in Structural Geology and Tectonics, Department of Geology and Geochemistry, Stockholm University (SU), Sweden

Dec. 2005 “Docent” in Geology, SU, Sweden (Equivalent to promotion to Associate Professor)

Jan. 2001 PhD in geology at the University of Mainz, Germany.

Oct. 1997 “Diplom” (MSc) in Geology, University of Freiburg, Germany

July 1993 “Vordiplom” (BSc) in Geology, University of Freiburg, Germany


06.2016 – 01.2017 Assoc. Prof., Dept. Earth & Planetary Sciences, Macquarie University (MQ), Australia

01.2012 – 05.2016 ARC Future Fellow Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences, MQ, Australia

08.2010 - 12.2011 Lecturer, Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences, MQ, Australia

03.2010 - 08.2010 Professor of Structural Geology and Tectonics, SU, Sweden

12.2005 - 03.2010 Associate Professor of Structural Geology and Tectonics, SU, Sweden

11.2004 - 11.2005 Senior Lecturer of Structural Geology and Tectonics, SU, Sweden

Teaching Interests

Course Leader in 14 full time courses (undergraduate to PhD Level)
Teacher in additional 5 full time courses (undergraduate to PhD Level)
Course Leader in 3 university short courses (postgraduate level)
Teacher in 7 summer schools / workshops

Past courses include:

Introductory Course to Geology, Field Mapping (all levels), Field techniques, Optical Microscopy, Structural Geology and Tectonics, Atoms to Mountain Belts, Rheology of the Earth, Marine Environments, Advance quantitative tools in microscopy

Current courses at University of Leeds:

SOEE2096 Advanced Fieldwork, Mapwork and Study Skills

SOEE 2095 Research and Career Skills

SOEE3490 Mountain Belt Processes

SOEE3450 Structural Geology

SOEE3073 Independent Mapping Projects

SOEE5309M MGeol Research Project


  • Saxey DW; Moser DE; Piazolo S; Reddy SM; Valley JW (2018) Atomic worlds: Current state and future of atom probe tomography in geoscience, Scripta Materialia, 148, pp.115-121. doi: 10.1016/j.scriptamat.2017.11.014
  • Prakash A; Piazolo S; Saha L; Bhattacharya A; Pal DK; Sarkar S (2018) Deformation behavior of migmatites: insights from microstructural analysis of a garnet-sillimanite-mullite-quartz-feldspar-bearing anatectic migmatite at Rampura-Agucha, Aravalli-Delhi Fold Belt, NW India, International Journal of Earth Sciences, pp.1-28. doi: 10.1007/s00531-018-1598-6
  • Piane CD; Piazolo S; Timms NE; Luzin V; Saunders M; Bourdet J; Giwelli A; Ben Clennell M; Kong C; Rickard WDA; Verrall M (2018) Generation of amorphous carbon and crystallographic texture during low-temperature subseismic slip in calcite fault gouge, Geology, 46, pp.163-166. doi: 10.1130/G39584.1
  • Stuart CA; Meek U; Daczko NR; Piazolo S; Huang JX (2018) Chemical signatures of melt-rock interaction in the root of a magmatic arc, Journal of Petrology, 59, pp.321-340. doi: 10.1093/petrology/egy029
  • Langone A; Zanetti A; Daczko NR; Piazolo S; Tiepolo M; Mazzucchelli M (2018) Zircon U-Pb Dating of a Lower Crustal Shear Zone: A Case Study From the Northern Sector of the Ivrea-Verbano Zone (Val Cannobina, Italy), Tectonics, 37, pp.322-342. doi: 10.1002/2017TC004638
  • Ran H; de Riese T; Llorens MG; Finch MA; Evans LA; Gomez-Rivas E; Griera A; Jessell MW; Lebensohn RA; Piazolo S; Bons PD (2018) Time for anisotropy: The significance of mechanical anisotropy for the development of deformation structures, Journal of Structural Geology, . doi: 10.1016/j.jsg.2018.04.019
  • Piazolo S; Bons PD; Griera A; Llorens MG; Gomez-Rivas E; Koehn D; Wheeler J; Gardner R; Godinho JRA; Evans L; Lebensohn RA; Jessell MW (2018) A review of numerical modelling of the dynamics of microstructural development in rocks and ice: Past, present and future, Journal of Structural Geology, . doi: 10.1016/j.jsg.2018.05.025
  • Cyprych D; Piazolo S; Almqvist BSG (2017) Seismic anisotropy from compositional banding in granulites from the deep magmatic arc of Fiordland, New Zealand, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 477, pp.156-167. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2017.08.017
  • Gardner RL; Piazolo S; Daczko NR (2017) Determining relative bulk viscosity of kilometre-scale crustal units using field observations and numerical modelling, Tectonophysics, 721, pp.275-291. doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2017.10.008
  • Gomez-Rivas E; Griera A; Llorens MG; Bons PD; Lebensohn RA; Piazolo S (2017) Subgrain Rotation Recrystallization During Shearing: Insights From Full-Field Numerical Simulations of Halite Polycrystals, Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 122, pp.8810-8827. doi: 10.1002/2017JB014508
  • Daly L; Bland PA; Dyl KA; Forman LV; Saxey DW; Reddy SM; Fougerouse D; Rickard WDA; Trimby PW; Moody S; Yang L; Liu H; Ringer SP; Saunders M; Piazolo S (2017) Crystallography of refractory metal nuggets in carbonaceous chondrites: A transmission Kikuchi diffraction approach, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 216, pp.42-60. doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2017.03.037
  • Chapman T; Clarke GL; Piazolo S; Daczko NR (2017) Evaluating the importance of metamorphism in the foundering of continental crust, Scientific Reports, 7, . doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-13221-6
  • Chauve T; Montagnat M; Piazolo S; Journaux B; Wheeler J; Barou F; Mainprice D; Tommasi A (2017) Non-basal dislocations should be accounted for in simulating ice mass flow, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 473, pp.247-255. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2017.06.020
  • Piazolo S; Belousova E; La Fontaine A; Corcoran C; Cairney JM (2017) Trace element homogeneity from micron- to atomic scale: Implication for the suitability of the zircon GJ-1 as a trace element reference material, Chemical Geology, 456, pp.10-18. doi: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2017.03.001
  • Spruzeniece L; Piazolo S; Daczko NR; Kilburn MR; Putnis A (2017) Symplectite formation in the presence of a reactive fluid: insights from hydrothermal experiments, Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 35, pp.281-299. doi: 10.1111/jmg.12231
  • La Fontaine A; Piazolo S; Trimby P; Yang L; Cairney JM (2017) Laser-Assisted Atom Probe Tomography of Deformed Minerals: A Zircon Case Study, Microscopy and Microanalysis, 23, pp.404-413. doi: 10.1017/S1431927616012745
  • Gardner R; Piazolo S; Evans L; Daczko N (2017) Patterns of strain localization in heterogeneous, polycrystalline rocks - a numerical perspective, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 463, pp.253-265. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2017.01.039
  • Proust G; Trimby P; Piazolo S; Retraint D (2017) Characterization of ultra-fine grained and nanocrystalline materials using transmission kikuchi diffraction, Journal of Visualized Experiments, 2017, . doi: 10.3791/55506
  • Löhr SC; Murphy DT; Nothdurft LD; Bolhar R; Piazolo S; Siegel C (2017) Maghemite soil nodules reveal the impact of fire on mineralogical and geochemical differentiation at the Earth's surface, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 200, pp.25-41. doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2016.12.011
  • Stuart CA; Daczko NR; Piazolo S (2017) Local partial melting of the lower crust triggered by hydration through melt-rock interaction: an example from Fiordland, New Zealand, Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 35, pp.213-230. doi: 10.1111/jmg.12229
  • Tretiakova IG; Belousova EA; Malkovets VG; Griffin WL; Piazolo S; Pearson NJ; O'Reilly SY; Nishido H (2017) Recurrent magmatic activity on a lithosphere-scale structure: Crystallization and deformation in kimberlitic zircons, Gondwana Research, 42, pp.126-132. doi: 10.1016/
  • Spruzeniece L; Piazolo S; Maynard-Casely HE (2017) Deformation-resembling microstructure created by fluid-mediated dissolution-precipitation reactions, Nature Communications, 8, . doi: 10.1038/ncomms14032
  • Piazolo S; Kaminsky FV; Trimby P; Evans L; Luzin V (2016) Carbonado revisited: Insights from neutron diffraction, high resolution orientation mapping and numerical simulations, Lithos, 265, pp.244-256. doi: 10.1016/j.lithos.2016.09.011
  • Peters CA; Piazolo S; Webb GE; Dutkiewicz A; George SC (2016) In search of early life: Carbonate veins in Archean metamorphic rocks as potential hosts of biomarkers, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 453, pp.44-55. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2016.08.003
  • Cyprych D; Piazolo S; Wilson CJL; Luzin V; Prior DJ (2016) Rheology, microstructure and crystallographic preferred orientation of matrix containing a dispersed second phase: Insight from experimentally deformed ice, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 449, pp.272-281. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2016.06.010
  • Cyprych D; Brune S; Piazolo S; Quinteros J (2016) Strain localization in polycrystalline material with second phase particles: Numerical modeling with application to ice mixtures, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 17, pp.3608-3628. doi: 10.1002/2016GC006471
  • Stuart CA; Piazolo S; Daczko NR (2016) Mass transfer in the lower crust: Evidence for incipient melt assisted flow along grain boundaries in the deep arc granulites of Fiordland, New Zealand, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 17, pp.3733-3753. doi: 10.1002/2015GC006236
  • Daczko NR; Piazolo S; Meek U; Stuart CA; Elliott V (2016) Hornblendite delineates zones of mass transfer through the lower crust, Scientific Reports, 6, . doi: 10.1038/srep31369
  • Gardner RL; Piazolo S; Daczko NR (2016) Shape of pinch and swell structures as a viscosity indicator: Application to lower crustal polyphase rocks, Journal of Structural Geology, 88, pp.32-45. doi: 10.1016/j.jsg.2016.04.012
  • Czertowicz TA; Scott JM; Piazolo S (2016) Coupled extrusion of sub-arc lithospheric mantle and lower crust during orogen collapse: A case study from Fiordland, New Zealand, Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 34, pp.501-524. doi: 10.1111/jmg.12191
  • Jacob DE; Piazolo S; Schreiber A; Trimby P (2016) Redox-freezing and nucleation of diamond via magnetite formation in the Earth's mantle, Nature Communications, 7, . doi: 10.1038/ncomms11891
  • Czertowicz TA; Scott JM; Waight TE; Palin JM; Van der Meer QHA; Le Roux P; Mï nker C; Piazolo S (2016) The anita peridotite, New Zealand: Ultra-depletion and subtle enrichment in sub-arc mantle, Journal of Petrology, 57, pp.717-750. doi: 10.1093/petrology/egw001
  • Kvasnytsya V; Wirth R; Piazolo S; Jacob DE; Trimby P (2016) Surface morphology and structural types of natural impact apographitic diamonds, Journal of Superhard Materials, 38, pp.71-84. doi: 10.3103/S1063457616020015
  • Piazolo S; La Fontaine A; Trimby P; Harley S; Yang L; Armstrong R; Cairney JM (2016) Deformation-induced trace element redistribution in zircon revealed using atom probe tomography, Nature Communications, 7, . doi: 10.1038/ncomms10490
  • Satsukawa T; Griffin WL; Piazolo S; O'Reilly SY (2015) Messengers from the deep: Fossil wadsleyite-chromite microstructures from the Mantle Transition Zone, Scientific Reports, 5, . doi: 10.1038/srep16484
  • Gardner RL; Piazolo S; Daczko NR (2015) Pinch and swell structures: Evidence for strain localisation by brittle-viscous behaviour in the middle crust, Solid Earth, 6, pp.1045-1061. doi: 10.5194/se-6-1045-2015
  • Satsukawa T; Piazolo S; González-Jiménez JM; Colás V; Griffin WL; O'Reilly SY; Gervilla F; Fanlo I; Kerestedjian TN (2015) Fluid-present deformation aids chemical modification of chromite: Insights from chromites from Golyamo Kamenyane, SE Bulgaria, Lithos, 228-229, pp.78-89. doi: 10.1016/j.lithos.2015.04.020
  • Spruzeniece L; Piazolo S (2015) Strain localization in brittle-ductile shear zones: Fluid-abundant vs. fluid-limited conditions (an example from Wyangala area, Australia), Solid Earth, 6, pp.881-901. doi: 10.5194/se-6-881-2015
  • Piazolo S; Montagnat M; Grennerat F; Moulinec H; Wheeler J (2015) Effect of local stress heterogeneities on dislocation fields: Examples from transient creep in polycrystalline ice, Acta Materialia, 90, pp.303-309. doi: 10.1016/j.actamat.2015.02.046
  • Czaplińska D; Piazolo S; Zibra I (2015) The influence of phase and grain size distribution on the dynamics of strain localization in polymineralic rocks, Journal of Structural Geology, 72, pp.15-32. doi: 10.1016/j.jsg.2015.01.001
  • Renedo RN; Nachlas WO; Whitney DL; Teyssier C; Piazolo S; Gordon SM; Fossen H (2015) Fabric development during exhumation from ultrahigh-pressure in an eclogite-bearing shear zone, Western Gneiss Region, Norway, Journal of Structural Geology, 71, pp.58-70. doi: 10.1016/j.jsg.2014.09.012
  • Chapman T; Clarke GL; Daczko NR; Piazolo S; Rajkumar A (2015) Orthopyroxene-omphacite- and garnet-omphacite-bearing magmatic assemblages, Breaksea Orthogneiss, New Zealand: Oxidation state controlled by high-P oxide fractionation, Lithos, 216-217, pp.1-16. doi: 10.1016/j.lithos.2014.11.019
  • Wilson CJL; Luzin V; Piazolo S; Peternell M; Hammes D (2015) Experimental deformation of deuterated ice in 3D and 2D: Identification of grain-scale processes, Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, 127, pp.99-104. doi: 10.1071/RS15011
  • Prior DJ; Lilly K; Seidemann M; Vaughan M; Becroft L; Easingwood R; Diebold S; Obbard R; Daghlian C; Baker I; Caswell T; Golding N; Goldsby D; Durham WB; Piazolo S; Wilson CJL (2015) Making EBSD on water ice routine, Journal of Microscopy, 259, pp.237-256. doi: 10.1111/jmi.12258
  • Howell D; Fisher D; Piazolo S; Griffin WL; Sibley SJ (2015) Pink color in Type i diamonds: Is deformation twinning the cause?, American Mineralogist, 100, pp.1518-1527. doi: 10.2138/am-2015-5044
  • Smith JR; Piazolo S; Daczko NR; Evans L (2015) The effect of pre-tectonic reaction and annealing extent on behaviour during subsequent deformation: Insights from paired shear zones in the lower crust of Fiordland, New Zealand, Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 33, pp.557-577. doi: 10.1111/jmg.12132
  • Godinho JRA; Piazolo S; Evans L (2014) Simulation of surface dynamics during dissolution as a function of the surface orientation: Implications for non-constant dissolution rates, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 408, pp.163-170. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2014.10.018
  • Peternell M; Dierckx M; Wilson CJL; Piazolo S (2014) Quantification of the microstructural evolution of polycrystalline fabrics using FAME: Application to in situ deformation of ice, Journal of Structural Geology, 61, pp.109-122. doi: 10.1016/j.jsg.2013.05.005
  • Wilson CJL; Peternell M; Piazolo S; Luzin V (2014) Microstructure and fabric development in ice: Lessons learned from in situ experiments and implications for understanding rock evolution, Journal of Structural Geology, 61, pp.50-77. doi: 10.1016/j.jsg.2013.05.006
  • Godinho JRA; Piazolo S; Balic-Zunic T (2014) Importance of surface structure on dissolution of fluorite: Implications for surface dynamics and dissolution rates, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 126, pp.398-410. doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2013.11.017
  • Godinho JRA; Putnis CV; Piazolo S (2014) Direct observations of the dissolution of fluorite surfaces with different orientations, Crystal Growth and Design, 14, pp.69-77. doi: 10.1021/cg401119p
  • Venter AM; Luzin V; Andreoli MAG; Piazolo S; Moipolai T (2014) Non-destructive residual stress investigations of natural polycrystalline diamonds, Advanced Materials Research, 996, pp.969-974. doi: 10.4028/
  • Vass A; Koehn D; Toussaint R; Ghani I; Piazolo S (2014) The importance of fracture-healing on the deformation of fluid-filled layered systems, Journal of Structural Geology, 67, pp.94-106. doi: 10.1016/j.jsg.2014.07.007
  • Piazolo S; Jaconelli P (2014) Sillimanite deformation mechanisms within a grt-sil-bt gneiss: Effect of pre-deformation grain orientations and characteristics on mechanism, slip-system activation and rheology, Geological Society Special Publication, 394, pp.189-213. doi: 10.1144/SP394.10
  • Borthwick VE; Piazolo S; Evans L; Griera A; Bons PD (2014) What happens to deformed rocks after deformation? A refined model for recovery based on numerical simulations, Geological Society Special Publication, 394, pp.215-234. doi: 10.1144/SP394.11
  • Piazolo S; Wilson CJL; Luzin V; Brouzet C; Peternell M (2013) Dynamics of ice mass deformation: Linking processes to rheology, texture, and microstructure, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 14, pp.4185-4194. doi: 10.1002/ggge.20246
  • Perdikouri C; Piazolo S; Kasioptas A; Schmidt BC; Putnis A (2013) Hydrothermal replacement of aragonite by calcite: Interplay between replacement, fracturing and growth, European Journal of Mineralogy, 25, pp.123-136. doi: 10.1127/0935-1221/2013/0025-2261
  • Balić-Žunić T; Piazolo S; Katerinopoulou A; Schmith JH (2013) Full analysis of feldspar texture and crystal structure by combining X-ray and electron techniques, American Mineralogist, 98, pp.41-52. doi: 10.2138/am.2013.4124
  • Svahnberg H; Piazolo S (2013) Interaction of chemical and physical processes during deformation at fluid-present conditions: A case study from an anorthosite-leucogabbro deformed at amphibolite facies conditions, Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 165, pp.543-562. doi: 10.1007/s00410-012-0822-9
  • Howell D; Griffin WL; Piazolo S; Say JM; Stern RA; Stachel T; Nasdala L; Rabeau JR; Pearson NJ; O'Reilly SY (2013) A spectroscopic and carbon-isotope study of mixed-habit diamonds: Impurity characteristics and growth environment, American Mineralogist, 98, pp.66-77. doi: 10.2138/am.2013.4179
  • Howell D; Piazolo S; Dobson DP; Wood IG; Jones AP; Walte N; Frost DJ; Fisher D; Griffin WL (2012) Quantitative characterization of plastic deformation of single diamond crystals: A high pressure high temperature (HPHT) experimental deformation study combined with electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD), Diamond and Related Materials, 30, pp.20-30. doi: 10.1016/j.diamond.2012.09.003
  • Piazolo S; Austrheim H; Whitehouse M (2012) Brittle-ductile microfabrics in naturally deformed zircon: Deformation mechanisms and consequences for U-Pb dating, American Mineralogist, 97, pp.1544-1563. doi: 10.2138/am.2012.3966
  • Rubanova EV; Piazolo S; Griffin WL; O'Reilly SY (2012) Deformation microstructures reveal a complex mantle history for polycrystalline diamond, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 13, . doi: 10.1029/2012GC004250
  • Plümper O; Piazolo S; Austrheim H (2012) Olivine pseudomorphs after serpentinized orthopyroxene record transient oceanic lithospheric mantle dehydration (Leka Ophiolite complex, Norway), Journal of Petrology, 53, pp.1943-1968. doi: 10.1093/petrology/egs039
  • Bergman H; Piazolo S (2012) The recognition of multiple magmatic events and pre-existing deformation zones in metamorphic rocks as illustrated by CL signatures and numerical modelling: Examples from the Ballachulish contact aureole, Scotland, International Journal of Earth Sciences, 101, pp.1127-1148. doi: 10.1007/s00531-011-0731-6
  • Godinho JRA; Piazolo S; Evins LZ (2012) Effect of surface orientation on dissolution rates and topography of CaF 2, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 86, pp.392-403. doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2012.02.032
  • Wheeler J; Mariani E; Piazolo S; Prior DJ; Trimby PJ; Drury MR; McNamara D; Pearce MA (2012) Quantitative analysis of EBSD data in rocks and other crystalline materials: Investigation of strain induced recrystallisation and growth of new phases, Materials Science Forum, 715-716, pp.62-71. doi: 10.4028/
  • Piazolo S; Borthwick V; Griera A; Montagnat M; Jessell MW; Lebensohn R; Evans L (2012) Substructure dynamics in crystalline materials: New insight from in-situ experiments, detailed EBSD analysis of experimental and natural samples and numerical modelling, Materials Science Forum, 715-716, pp.502-507. doi: 10.4028/
  • Wheeler J; Mariani E; Piazolo S; Prior DJ; Trimby PJ; Drury MR (2012) The Weighted Burgers Vector: A quantity for constraining dislocation densities and types using electron backscatter diffraction on 2D sections through crystalline materials, Materials Science Forum, 715-716, pp.732-736. doi: 10.4028/
  • Borthwick V; Schmidt S; Piazolo S; Gundlach C; Griera A; Bons PD; Jessell MW (2012) The application of in-situ 3D X-ray diffraction in annealing experiments: First interpretation of substructure development in deformed NaCl, Materials Science Forum, 715-716, pp.461-466. doi: 10.4028/
  • Borthwick VE; Schmidt S; Piazolo S; Gundlach C (2012) Quantification of mineral behavior in four dimensions: Grain boundary and substructure dynamics in salt, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 13, . doi: 10.1029/2012GC004057
  • Brander L; Svahnberg H; Piazolo S (2012) Brittle-plastic deformation in initially dry rocks at fluid-present conditions: Transient behaviour of feldspar at mid-crustal levels, Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 163, pp.403-425. doi: 10.1007/s00410-011-0677-5
  • Hoffmann JE; Svahnberg H; Piazolo S; Scherstén A; Münker C (2012) The geodynamic evolution of Mesoarchean anorthosite complexes inferred from the Naajat Kuuat Complex, southern West Greenland, Precambrian Research, 196-197, pp.149-170. doi: 10.1016/j.precamres.2011.12.002
  • Godinho JRA; Piazolo S; Stennett MC; Hyatt NC (2011) Sintering of CaF2pellets as nuclear fuel analog for surface stability experiments, Journal of Nuclear Materials, 419, pp.46-51. doi: 10.1016/j.jnucmat.2011.08.031
  • Wheeler J; Cross A; Drury M; Hough RM; Mariani E; Piazolo S; Prior DJ (2011) Time-lapse misorientation maps for the analysis of electron backscatter diffraction data from evolving microstructures, Scripta Materialia, 65, pp.600-603. doi: 10.1016/j.scriptamat.2011.06.035
  • Mamtani MA; Piazolo S; Greiling RO; Kontny A; Hrouda F (2011) Process of magnetite fabric development during granite deformation, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 308, pp.77-89. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2011.05.033
  • Montagnat M; Blackford JR; Piazolo S; Arnaud L; Lebensohn RA (2011) Measurements and full-field predictions of deformation heterogeneities in ice, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 305, pp.153-160. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2011.02.050
  • Menegon L; Piazolo S; Pennacchioni G (2011) The effect of Dauphiné twinning on plastic strain in quartz, Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 161, pp.635-652. doi: 10.1007/s00410-010-0554-7
  • Svahnberg H; Piazolo S (2010) The initiation of strain localisation in plagioclase-rich rocks: Insights from detailed microstructural analyses, Journal of Structural Geology, 32, pp.1404-1416. doi: 10.1016/j.jsg.2010.06.011
  • Ebner M; Piazolo S; Renard F; Koehn D (2010) Stylolite interfaces and surrounding matrix material: Nature and role of heterogeneities in roughness and microstructural development, Journal of Structural Geology, 32, pp.1070-1084. doi: 10.1016/j.jsg.2010.06.014
  • Piazolo S; Jessell MW; Bons PD; Evans L; Becker JK (2010) Numerical simulations of microstructures using the Elle platform: A modern research and teaching tool, Journal of the Geological Society of India, 75, pp.110-127. doi: 10.1007/s12594-010-0028-6
  • Borthwick VE; Piazolo S (2010) Post-deformational annealing at the subgrain scale: Temperature dependent behaviour revealed by in-situ heating experiments on deformed single crystal halite, Journal of Structural Geology, 32, pp.982-996. doi: 10.1016/j.jsg.2010.06.006
  • Peternell M; Hasalová P; Wilson CJL; Piazolo S; Schulmann K (2010) Evaluating quartz crystallographic preferred orientations and the role of deformation partitioning using EBSD and fabric analyser techniques, Journal of Structural Geology, 32, pp.803-817. doi: 10.1016/j.jsg.2010.05.007
  • Henkel H; Piazolo S; Wörman A; Jing L (2010) A deep rock laboratory in the Dellen impact crater, GFF, 132, pp.45-54. doi: 10.1080/11035890903469963
  • Wheeler J; Mariani E; Piazolo S; Prior DJ; Trimby P; Drury MR (2009) The weighted Burgers vector: A new quantity for constraining dislocation densities and types using electron backscatter diffraction on 2D sections through crystalline materials, Journal of Microscopy, 233, pp.482-494. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2818.2009.03136.x
  • Piazolo S; Montagnat M; Blackford JR (2008) Sub-structure characterization of experimentally and naturally deformed ice using cryo-EBSD, Journal of Microscopy, 230, pp.509-519. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2818.2008.02014.x
  • Rimša A; Whitehouse MJ; Johansson L; Piazolo S (2007) Brittle fracturing and fracture healing of zircon: An integrated cathodoluminescence, EBSD, U-Th-Pb, and REE study, American Mineralogist, 92, pp.1213-1224. doi: 10.2138/am.2007.2458
  • Lund MD; Piazolo S; Harley SL (2006) Ultrahigh temperature deformation microstructures in felsic granulites of the Napier Complex, Antarctica, Tectonophysics, 427, pp.133-151. doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2006.05.022
  • Piazolo S; Bestmann M; Prior DJ; Spiers CJ (2006) Temperature dependent grain boundary migration in deformed-then-annealed material: Observations from experimentally deformed synthetic rocksalt, Tectonophysics, 427, pp.55-71. doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2006.06.007
  • van Gool JAM; Piazolo S (2006) Presentation and interpretation of structural data from the Nagssugtoqidian orogen using a GIS platform: General trends and features, Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland Bulletin, pp.125-144.
  • Mazur S; Piazolo S; Alsop GI (2006) Structural analysis of the northern Nagssugtoqidian orogen, West Greenland: An example of complex tectonic patterns in reworked high-grade metamorphic terrains, Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland Bulletin, pp.163-178.
  • Schenk O; Urai JL; Piazolo S (2006) Structure of grain boundaries in wet, synthetic polycrystalline, statically recrystallizing halite - Evidence from cryo-SEM observations, Geofluids, 6, pp.93-104. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-8123.2006.00134.x
  • Jessell MW; Siebert E; Bons PD; Evans L; Piazolo S (2005) A new type of numerical experiment on the spatial and temporal patterns of localization of deformation in a material with a coupling of grain size and rheology, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 239, pp.309-326. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2005.03.030
  • Bestmann M; Piazolo S; Spiers CJ; Prior DJ (2005) Microstructural evolution during initial stages of static recovery and recrystallization: New insights from in-situ heating experiments combined with electron backscatter diffraction analysis, Journal of Structural Geology, 27, pp.447-457. doi: 10.1016/j.jsg.2004.10.006
  • Piazolo S; Prior DJ; Holness MD (2005) The use of combined cathodoluminescence and EBSD analysis: A case study investigating grain boundary migration mechanisms in quartz, Journal of Microscopy, 217, pp.152-161. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2818.2005.01423.x
  • Piazolo S; Sursaeva VG; Prior DJ (2005) The influence of triple junction kinetics on the evolution of polycnstalline materials during normal grain growth: New evidence from in-situ experiments using columnar Al foil, Zeitschrift fuer Metallkunde/Materials Research and Advanced Techniques, 96, pp.1152-1157. doi: 10.3139/146.101155
  • Piazolo S; Alsop GI; Nielsen BM; Van Gool JAM (2004) The application of GIS to unravel patterns of deformation in high grade terrains: A case study of indentor tectonics from west Greenland, Geological Society Special Publication, 224, pp.63-78. doi: 10.1144/GSL.SP.2004.224.01.05
  • Piazolo S; Jessell MW; Prior DJ; Bons PD (2004) The integration of experimental in-situ EBSD observations and numerical simulations: A novel technique of microstructural process analysis, Journal of Microscopy, 213, pp.273-284. doi: 10.1111/j.0022-2720.2004.01304.x
  • Piazolo S; Bons PD; Jessell MW; Evans L; Passchier CW (2002) Dominance of microstructural processes and their effect on microstructural development: Insights from numerical modelling of dynamic recrystallization, Geological Society Special Publication, 200, pp.149-170. doi: 10.1144/GSL.SP.2001.200.01.10
  • Piazolo S; Passchier CW (2002) Experimental modeling of viscous inclusions in a circular high-strain shear rig: Implications for the interpretation of shape fabrics and deformed enclaves, Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 107, .
  • Piazolo S; Bons PD; Passchier CW (2002) The influence of matrix rheology and vorticity on fabric development of populations of rigid objects during plane strain deformation, Tectonophysics, 351, pp.315-329. doi: 10.1016/S0040-1951(02)00220-2
  • Ten Grotenhuis SM; Piazolo S; Pakula T; Passchier CW; Bons PD (2002) Are polymers suitable rock analogs?, Tectonophysics, 350, pp.35-47. doi: 10.1016/S0040-1951(02)00080-X
  • Piazolo S; Passchier CW (2002) Controls in lineation development in low to medium grade shear zones: A study from the Cap de Creus peninsula, NE Spain, Journal of Structural Geology, 24, pp.25-44. doi: 10.1016/S0191-8141(01)00045-1
  • Piazolo S; Jessell MW; Bons PD; Evans L (2001) Animations of dynamic recrystallization with the numerical modelling system Elle, Journal of the Virtual Explorer, 4, .
  • Piazolo S; Ten Grotenhuis SM; Passchier CW (2001) New apparatus for controlled general flow modeling of analog materials, Memoir of the Geological Society of America, 193, pp.235-244. doi: 10.1130/0-8137-1193-2.235
  • Gessner K; Piazolo S; Güngör T; Ring U; Kröner A; Passchier CW (2001) Tectonic significance of deformation patterns in granitoid rocks of the Menderes nappes, anatolide belt, Southwest Turkey, International Journal of Earth Sciences, 89, pp.766-780. doi: 10.1007/s005310000106
  • Piazolo S; Markl G (1999) Humite- and scapolite-bearing assemblages in marbles and calcsilicates of Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica: New data for Gondwana reconstructions, Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 17, pp.91-107. doi: 10.1046/j.1525-1314.1999.00179.x
  • Markl G; Piazolo S (1999) Stability of high-Al titanite from low-pressure calcsilicates in light of fluid and host-rock composition, American Mineralogist, 84, pp.37-47. doi: 10.2138/am-1999-1-204
  • Markl G; Piazolo S (1998) Halogen-bearing minerals in syenites and high-grade marbles of Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica: Monitors of fluid compositional changes during late-magmatic fluid-rock interaction processes, Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 132, pp.246-268. doi: 10.1007/s004100050420