Dr. Michaël Mintrone

Michaël Mintrone

Michael joined SSEF in 2022 as a research scientist and is now Head of the Diamond Department since April 2024.

He holds a Masters in Earth Sciences from the Jean Monnet University of Saint-Etienne (France). He holds a Ph.D. from ETH Zürich that focused on how high-temperature rocks and minerals formed during the building of mountain belts.

He participated in the ASDI-500 development; the first automated device to screen natural colourless diamonds as small as 0.5 mm.

He is involved in different research projects and teaching activities at the SSEF.