Dr. Gianluigi Ortenzi

German Aerospace Center Berlin (DLR)

Rutherfordstrasse 2, 12489 Berlin

Areas of current research:

  • Simulation of volcanic outgassing and volatile chemical speciation of rocky planets.
  • Early Earth evolution. 
  • Interior-surface-atmosphere interactions of terrestrial planets.
  • Application of fractal theory to Earth sciences.


Gaillard F., Bouhifd M.A., Furi E., Malavergne V., Marrocchi Y., Noack L., Ortenzi G., Roskocz M. and Vulpius S. “The diversity of planetary ingassing/outgassing paths produced through billions of years of magmatic activities”. Space Science Reviews volume 217, Article number: 22 (2021). doi: 10.1007/s11214-021-00802-1

Rammelkamp K., Schroeder S., Ortenzi G., Pisello A., Stephan K., Baqué M., Huebers H.W., Forni O., Sohl F., Thomson L., Unnithan V. ”Field investigation of volcanic deposits on Vulcano, Italy using a handheld laser-induced breakdown instrument”. Spectrochimica acta part B: Atomic Spectroscopy. Volume 177 (March 2021). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sab.2021.106067

Guimond, C.M., Noack, L., Ortenzi, G. and Sohl, F.: Low volcanic outgassing rates for a stagnant lid Archean earth with graphite-saturated magmas. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 320 (106788), p. 106788. Elsevier (2021). doing: 10.1016/j.pepi.2021.106788. ISSN 0031-9201. 


Ortenzi G., Noack L., Sohl F., Guimond C.M., Greenfell J.L., Dorn C., Schmidt J.M., Vulpius S., Katyal N., Kitzmann D. and Rauer H. ”Mantle redox state drives outgassing chemistry and atmospheric composition of rocky planets” Scientific reports, 2020, 10.1: 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-67751-7

Katyal N., Ortenzi G., Grenfell J.L., Noack L., Sohl F., Godolt M., Muñoz A.G., Schreier F., Wunderlich F. and Rauer H. “Effect of mantle oxidation state and escape upon the evolution of Earth’s magma ocean atmosphere”. Astronomy and Astrophysics 643, A81 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/202038779


Paredes-Mariño J., Dobson K.J., Ortenzi G., Kueppers U., Morgavi D., Petrelli M., Hess K., Laeger K., Porreca M., Pimental A. and Perugini D. “Enhancement of eruption explosivity by heterogeneous bubble nucleation triggered by magma mingling”. Scientific reports, 7.1: 1-10, (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-17098-3