Dr. Victoria Maneta

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Research Scientist - Pegmatites

Geochemical modelling of Li-rich pegmatites

Current research and/or projects

Building on over 15 years of experience in pegmatite research, Dr. Victoria Maneta investigates crystallization processes that lead to rare-element enrichment in critical mineral deposits associated with granitic pegmatites. 

Research and/or project statements

  • Constrain crystallization dynamics and rare-element enrichment in pegmatite-forming melts through experimental simulations
  • Examine Li deportment throughout the life cycle of a pegmatite system
  • Develop geochemical exploration vectors for Li mineralization in pegmatites to support target definition and sustainable mining operations
  • Generate a geochemical database with rare-element concentrations of key pegmatitic minerals to assist exploration for critical minerals in different pegmatite types 

Professional activities / interests

  • Collaborations with partners in the mining industry
  • Advancements in mineral processing and geometallurgy to improve the economic recovery of Li
  • Material science applications

Education and awards

  • Ph.D. Experimental Geochemistry, McGill University, 2015
  • M.Sc. Applied Environmental Geochemistry, University of Athens, 2010
  • B.Sc. (Hons.) Mineralogy and Petrology, University of Athens, 2007

Key publications

Key publications can be found in Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Victoria-Maneta/research

Research facility

601 Booth St.
Ottawa, ON K1A 0G1


  • Mineralogical Association of Canada
  • Mineralogical Society of America
  • Geotechnical Chamber of Greece



Other languages

Greek, Spanish