Debora Berti

Debora Berti

Graduate Student


  • Mineralogy and Clay Mineralogy of fine-grained marine sediments and shale
  • Post-depositional mineral transformation in marine environments
  • Reverse weathering of clay minerals
  • Nano-mineralogy
  • Marine Geology

Selected Publications

Loosli, F., Yi, Z., Berti, D., Baalousha, M., 2018. Toward a better extraction of titanium dioxide engineered nanomaterial from complex environmental matrices. NanoImpact, v 11, p119-127.

Hower,J. C., Berti, D., Hochella, M. F., Mardon, S. M., 2018. Rare earth minerals in a “no tonstein” section of the Dean (Fire Clay) coal, Knox County, Kentucky. International Journal of Coal Geology, v. 193, p.73-86

Hower, J. C., Berti, D., Hochella, M. F., Rimmer, S., Taulbee, D. N., 2018. Submicron-scale mineralogy of lithotypes and the implications for trace element associations: Blue Gem coal, Knox County, Kentucky. International Journal of Coal Geology, v 192, p.73-82.

Schindler, M., Berti, D., Hochella, M. F., 2017. Previously unknown mineral-nanomineral relationships with important environmental consequences: The case of chromium release from dissolving silicate minerals. American Mineralogist, v. 102, p. 2142-2145.

Berti, D., Ellis, A., Holzenburg, A., 2006. Characterization of microfabric and mineralogy of marine sediments by electron microscopy. Microscopy and Microanalysis, v12.


M.S. Geological Oceanography, Texas A&M University, 2003

Laurea Geology, University of Bologna, 1999

Additional Information

Advisor: Dr. Niall Slowey

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