University of Granada, started 2015.
Manolis Giampouras is a Greek PhD student at the University of Granada (Spain). He got his BSc degree in Geology and Geo-environment at the University of Athens (Greece), where he elaborated on mineral texture analysis of a hydrothermal ore deposit (Rhodope, NE Greece). He holds an MSc degree from the University of Newcastle (UK) focused on applied geology, geochemistry and environmental sciences. For his MSc thesis, he specialized in biogeochemical processes within cold-water coral carbonate mounds (Rockall Trough, NE Atlantic). His PhD research focuses on carbonate precipitation in alkaline serpentine-hosted hydrothermal vents. He studies carbonation processes in natural samples from various alkaline spring systems (Semail Ophiolite, Oman and Ronda Peridotite, Malaga) and carries out crystallization experiments investigating precipitation in the MgO-CO2-H2O system. His project also includes F/R interaction experiments to examine the effect of hyper-alkaline fluids on different rock types.