The research focuses on deciphering processes shaping the interior of the Earth. Processes act from the sub-micron to the planetary scale. The major areas of research are on:
- Igneous processes forming the continental and oceanic crust.
- Metamorphism, fluid-rock interaction, kinetics and mineral reactions in orogenic environments.
- In-situ characterization of isotopic compositions of crystals, fluids and melts.
- Continent forming processes such as due to mantle heterogeneity and its consequences on volcanic products.
- Element cycling between the deep Earth, the crust, and the near surface geosphere.
A combination of fieldwork, state-of the art laboratory analysis, experimental and computational approaches is used to solve complex problems in the Earth interior.