Associate Professor Massimo Gasparon

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School of Earth Sciences
Faculty of Science
m.gasparon@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 53454

Overview

Dr Massimo Gasparon's research interests are in the fields of: Environmental geochemistry; Arc volcanism, mantle-crust interactions in subduction zone environments; and Potassic and ultrapotassic volcanic rocks in orogenic environments.

He received his PhD from The University of Hobart. His current Research Projects are in the areas of:

  • Anthropogenic trace metal contamination in Antarctic fresh waters, soils, and organisms
  • Groundwater geochemistry in the Great Artesian Basin
  • Magmatic processes in the west Sunda arc and crust/sediment/mantle interactions in a subduction environment
  • Potassic and ultrapotassic rocks of the Roman Comagmatic Province (Italy)
  • Neogene magmatism of the northern Apenninic Arc (Italy)

Qualifications

  • BSc, University of Florence
  • PhD (Geology), University of Tasmania
  • MSc, University of Florence

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  • Gasparon, M., Ciminelli, V. S. T., Cordeiro Silva, G., Dietze, V., Grefalda, B., Ng, J. C. and Nogueira, F. (2014). A new method for arsenic analysis in Atmospheric Particulate Matter. In: Marta I. Litter, Hugo B. Nicolli, Martin Meichtry, Natalia Quici, Jochen Bundschuh, Prosun Bhattacharya and Ravi Naidu, One Century of the Discovery of Arsenicosis in Latin America (1914-2014): As 2014 - Proceedings of the 5th International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment. 5th International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment, As 2014, Buenos Aires, Argentina, (167-171). 11-16 May 2014.

  • Williams, D. J., Kirsch, P. A., Gasparon, M., Baumgartl, T., Edraki, M., Rowe, D. and Harris, J. (2014). Application of RISKGATE to coal mine tailings dams. In: Life-of-Mine 2014: Delivering sustainable legacies through integrated life-of-mine planning. Life-of-Mine 2014, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, (219-230). 16-18 July 2014.

  • Silva, G. C., Ciminelli, V. S. T., Ng, J. C., Gasparon, M., Duarte, G., Oliveira, A. M. and Paschoali, T. (2014). Determination of arsenic in food from a Brazilian dietary survey. In: Mara I. Litter, Hugo B. Nicolli, Martin Meichtry, Natalia Quici, Jochen Bunsdschuh, Prosun Bhattacharya and Ravi Naidu, Arsenic in the Environment - One Century of the Discovery of Arsenicosis in Latin America (1914-2014. 5th International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment, Buenos Aires, Argentina, (421-423). 11 - 16 May 2014.

  • Ng, J. C., Gasparon, M., Duarte, G., Oliveira, A. M. and Ciminelli, V. S. T. (2014). Health risk assessment of arsenic in a residential area adjoining to a gold mine in Brazil. In: Marta I. Litter, Hugo B. Nicolli, Martin Meichtry, Natalia Quici, Jochen Bundschuh, Prosun Bhattacharya and Ravi Naidu, One Century of the Discovery of Arsenicosis in Latin America (1914-2014): As 2014 - Proceedings of the 5th International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment. 5th International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment, As 2014, Buenos Aires, Argentina, (602-604). 11-16 May 2014.

  • Ng, J. C., Gasparon, M., Silva, G. C. and Ciminelli, V. S. T. (2014). Health risk assessment of arsenic near a gold mine in Brazil. In: Mara I. Litter, Hugo B. Nicolli, Martin Meichtry, Natalia Quici, Jochen Bunsdschuh, Prosun Bhattacharya and Ravi Naidu, One Century of the Discovery of Arsenicosis in Latin America (1914-2014): proceedings of the 5th International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment. 5th International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment, Buenos Aires, Argentina, (607-609). 11 - 16 May 2014.

  • De Mello, J. W. V., Gasparon, M. and Silva, J. (2014). Treatment of As contaminated water from mining industry by precipitation of Al-Fe (hydr)oxides. In: Marta I. Litter, Hugo B. Nicolli, Martin Meichtry, Natalia Quici, Jochen Bundschuh, Prosun Bhattacharya and Ravi Naidu, One Century of the Discovery of Arsenicosis in Latin America (1914-2014): As 2014 - Proceedings of the 5th International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment. 5th International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment, As 2014, Buenos Aires, Argentina, (678-680). 11-16 May 2014.

  • Duarte, G., Ciminelli, V., Gasparon, M. and Mello, J. W. V. (2012). Evaluation of 10 years stability of concentrated arsenic-sulfide tailings. In: Jack C. Ng, Barry N. Noller, Ravi Naidu, Jochen Bundschuh and P. Bhattacharya, Understanding the geological and medical interface of arsenic - As 2012: Proceedings of the 4th International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment. 4th International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment - As 2012, Cairns, Australia, (423-425). 22-27 July 2012.

  • Gasparon, M., Ciminelli, V., Duarte, G. and Ng, J. C. (2012). Hydrogeology of an arsenic-mineralized fractured phyllite and implications for groundwater arsenic dispersion. In: Jack C. Ng, Barry N. Noller, Ravi Naidu, Jochen Bundschuh and P. Bhattacharya, Understanding the geological and medical interface of arsenic - As 2012: Proceedings of the 4th International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment. 4th International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment - As 2012, Cairns, Australia, (74-75). 22-27 July 2012.

  • Zheng, J., Edraki, M., Huynh, T., Gasparon, M., Ng, J., Harris, H. H., Mormon, S., Plumlee, G. S. and Noller, B. N (2012). The role of inhalation pathway in human health risk assessment of lead from mining activities at a semi-arid location. In: 1st International Conference on Contaminated Land, Ecological Assessment and Remediation (CLEAR 2012), Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China, (). 4-8 November 2012.

  • Zheng, Jiajia, Edraki, Mansour, Huynh, Trang, Gasparon, Massimo, Ng, Jack, Harris, Hugh H. and Noller, Barry (2011). Comparison of bioaccessibility using PBET and x-ray absorption techniques for risk assessment of selected lead containing materials. In: GSA Annual Meeting and Exposition (GSA11, 2011), Minneapolis, MN, U.S.A., (). 9-12 October 2011.

  • Duarte, G., Ciminelli, V.S.T, Dantas, M.S.S, Duarte, H.A., Osseo-Asare, K., Kubicki, J.D., Vasconcelos, I.F., Silva, J., Mello, J.W.V and Gasparon, M. (2010). As (III) sorption on iron and aluminum oxy-hydroxide and the implications for arsenic mobility. In: Jiin-Shuh and Jochen Bundschuh, Arsenic in Geosphere and Human Diseases; Arsenic 2010: Proceedings of the Third International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment. As-2010, Tainan, Taiwan, (523-524). 17-21 May, 2010. doi:10.1201/b10548-1

  • Zheng, Jiajia, Edraki, Mansour, Huynh, Trang T., Gasparon, Massimo, Ng, Jack C., Harris, Hugh H. and Noller, Barry N. (2010). Decision process for comparison of partial and complete XANES spectra. In: Richard Garrett, Ian Gentle, Keith Nugent and Steven Wilkins, SRI 2009: 10th International Conference on Synchrotron Radiation Instrumentation. SRI09: The 10th International Conference on Synchrotron Radiation Instrumentation, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, (621-624). 27 September-2 October 2009. doi:10.1063/1.3463283

  • Zheng, Jiajia, Edraki, Mansour, Huynh, Trang, Gasparon, Massimo, Ng, Jack C., Harris, Hugh H . and Noller, Barry N. (2010). Study on heavy metals via ambient air particulates pathway: An example from a historical mining and mineral processing site. In: Online Pacifichem 2010 Technical Program. Pacifichem 2010: International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, (204-204). 15 - 20 December 2010.

  • Uysal, I. Tonguç, Gasparon, Massimo and Feng, Yue-xing (2010). Trace element geochemistry of near-surface quartz deposits as an exploration tool for hot dry rock of geothermal systems. In: Proceedings World Geothermal Congress 2010. World Geothermal Congress 2010, Bali, Indonesia, (1-4). 25-29 April 2010.

  • Poh, Seng-Chee, Gasparon, Massimo and Lockington, David (2010). Tracing temporal variability of groundwater fluxes in tidal wetlands using radon isotopes and electrical conductivity. In: Groundwater 2010: The Challenge of Sustainable Management, Canberra, ACT, Australia, (). 31 October-4 November 2010.

  • Morelli, Guia and Gasparon, Massimo (2009). Human impact recorded in intertidal sediments, Moreton Bay, Australia. In: Goldschmidt 2009 - "Challenges to our volatile planet". 19th Annual V.M. Goldschmidt Conference, Davos, Switzerland, (A903-A903). 21 - 26 June 2009.

  • Livi, L., Benvenuti, M., Costagliola, P., Di Benedetto, F., Gasparon, M., Lattanzi, P., Vettori, S. and Vaselli, O. (2008). Arsenic mobilization driven by seawater intrusion in the Pecora Valley (southern Tuscany, Italy). In: 1st SIMP-AIC Joint Meeting, Sestri Levante, Italy, (). 7-12 September 2008.

  • Rosenbaum, G., Gasparon, M., Lucente, F. P., Peccerillo, A. and Miller, M. S. (2008). Kinematics and magmatism of slab tear faults. In: 2008 Western Pacific Geophysics Meeting, Cairns, Australia, (). 29 July - 1 August 2008.

  • Rosenbaum, G., Gasparon, M., Lucente, F. P., Peccerillo, A. and Miller, M. S. (2008). Kinematics of slab tear faults during subduction segmentation and implications for Italian magmatism. In: 33rd International Geological Congress, Oslo, Norway, (). 6-14 August 2008.

  • Gasparon, M., Smedley, A., Jong, T., Costagliola, P. and Benvenuti, M. (2007). Acid mine drainage at Mount Morgan, Queensland (Australia): Experimental simulation and geochemical modelling of buffering reactions.. In: Cidu, R. and Frau, F., IMWA Symposium 2007: Water in Mining Environments. IMWA Symposium 2007: Water in Mining Environments, Cagliari, Italy, (433-436). 27th - 31st May 2007.

  • Silva, J., Mello, J.W.V., Gasparon, M., Abrahao, W.A.P. and Jong, T. (2007). Arsenate Adsorption onto aluminium and Iron (Hydr)Oxides as an alternative for Water Treatment.. In: Cidu, R. and Frau, F., Proceedings of the IMWA Symposium 2007: Water in Mining Environments. IMWA Symposium 2007: Water in Mining Environments, Cagliari, Italy, (459-462). 27th - 31st May 2007.

  • Castagliola, P, Rimondi, V., Benvenuti, M., Chiarantini, L., Di Benedetto, F., Gasparon, M., Lattanzi, P. and Paolieri, M. (2007). Arsenic uptake by natural calcites: preliminary results from sequential extraction of Italian Travertines.. In: Cidu, R. and Frau, F., Proceedings of IMWA Symposium 2007:Water in mining environments. IMWA Symposium 2007:Water in mining environments, Cagliari, Italy, (415-418). 27th - 31st May.

  • Nguyen, A. D., Gasparon, M. and Baumgartl, T. (2006). Chemical and mechanical stability of waste rock at the Mole River Arsenic Mine, Australia. In: Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre, Fourteenth Annual JKMRC Postgraduate Conference and Second JKMRC International Conference. Fourteenth Annual JKMRC Postgraduate Conference and Second JKMRC International Conference, Brisbane, Australia, (73-88). 7-8 March 2006.

  • Nguyen, A. D. and Gasparon, M. (2005). Arsenic mobility at the Mole River Mine, Australia. In: Dr S L Gargh, Book of Proceedings and Abstracts of second International Congress of Chemistry and Environment. Second International Congress of Chemistry and Environment, Indore, India, (778-786). 24 - 26 December 2005.

  • Comin-Chiaramonti, P., Censi, P., Gasparon, M., Gomes, B. C., Velazquez Fernandez, V. and Antonini, P. (2004). Alkaline complexes from the Alto Paraguay province at the border of Brazil (Mato Grosso do Sul State) and Paraguay. In: Proceedings of: 32nd International Geological Congress. 32nd International Geological Congress, Florence, Italy, (128-128). 20-28 August 2004.

  • Gasparon, M., Crow, M. J. and Barber, A. J. (2004). Cenozoic volcanic geology of Sumatra, Indonesia. In: Proceedings 32nd International Geological Congress. 32nd International Geological Congress, Florence, Italy, (). 20-28 August 2004.

  • Aldighieri, B., Battaglia, A., Borelli, E., Gasparon, M., Groppelli, G., Norini, G., Pasquare, G., Serri, G., Testa, B. and Wijbrans, J. (2004). Geological map of Capraia Island (Italy): Application of UBSU to a Miocene volcano. In: Proceedings of: 32nd International Geological Congress. 32nd International Geological Congress, Florence, Italy, (89-89). 20-28 August 2004.

  • Gasparon, M. (2004). Grain Size, mineralogy, and metal pollution in sediments and soils. In: Proceedings of: 32nd International Geological Congress. 32nd International Geological Congress, Florence, Italy, (144-144). 20-28 August 2004.

  • Borelli, E., Groppelli, G., Aldighieri, B., Battaglia, A., Gamba, A., Gasparon, M., Malara, F., Pasquare, G., Serri, G., Testa, B. and Wijbrans, J. (2003). Evoluzione geologica dell'Isola di Capraia (Arcipelago Toscano) nel quadro della geodinamica del Tirreno settentrionale. In: Geoacta; Proceedings Istituto per la dinamica dei processi ambientali. Istituto per la dinamica dei processi ambientali, Bologna, Italy, (19-22). 2003.

  • Young, E. J., Duck, L. J. and Gasparon, M. (2002). Contaminant Sources and Dispersal at Casey Station & Airstrip, East Antarctica: Atmospheric Monitoring. In: I. Snape and R. Warren, The Third International Conference on Contaminants in Freezing Ground. The 3rd International Conference on Contaminants in Feezing Ground, CSIRO Marine Laboratories, Hobart, Australia, (81-82). 14 April - 18 April 2002.

  • Duck, L. J., Young, E. J. and Gasparon, M. (2002). Examination and Comparative Analysis of 'Natural' and Anthropogenically Influenced Trace Metals: Windmill Islands and Casey Station Airstrip, Wilkes Land, East Antarctica. In: I. Snape and R. Warren, The Third International Conference on Contaminants in Freezing Ground. The 3rd International Conference on Contaminants in Freezing Ground, CSIRO Marine Laboratories, Hobart, Australia, (55-56). 14 April - 18 April 2003.

  • Gasparon, M. (2002). Extraction procedures for exchangeable trace metals in Antarctic sediments. In: I. Snape and R Warren, The Third International Conference on Contaminants in Freezing Ground. The 3rd International Conference on Contaminants in Freezing Ground, CSIRO Marine Laboratories, Hobart, Australia, (58-59). 14 April - 18 April 2002.

  • Gasparon, M. and Matschullat, J. (2002). Lake sediments of the Larsemann Hills, East Antarctica: implications for human impacts. In: I. Snape and R. Warren, The Third International Conference on Contaminants in Freezing Ground. The Third International Conference on Contaminants in Freezing Ground, CSIRO Marine Laboratories, Hobart, Australia, (42-43). 14 April - 18 April 2002.

  • Gasparon, M. (2001). Anthropogenic lead in Antarctic fresh waters. In: Rosa Cidu, Proceedings of the tenth international symposium on water-rock interaction. Water-Rock Interaction 2001, Villasimius, Italy, (1079-1081). 10 - 15 July 2001.

  • Gasparon, M. (2001). Sources, provenance and pathways of lead in Antarctica: implications for global atmospheric circulation. In: European Union of Geosciences EUG XI. EUB XI European Union of Geosciences, Strasbourg, France, (511-511). 8 - 12 April 2001.

  • Comin-Chiaramonti, P., Gasparon, M., Gomes, CB and Antonini, P (2001). Sr-Nd-Pb isotopes of the post-paleozoic magmatism from Eastern Paraguay. In: Revista Comunicaciones Una revista de Geologia Andina. III South American Symposium on Isotope Geology, Pucon, Chile, (78-78). 21 - 24 October 2001.

  • Gasparon, M., Burgess, J. S., Lanyon, R. and Sigurdsson, I. A. (1999). Chemical characteristics of the fresh water lakes of the Larsemann Hills, East Antarctica. In: Journal of Conference Abstracts. European Union of Geoscientists 10, Strasbourg, France, (564). 28 March - 1 April,1999.

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

Completed Supervision