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Structure Department of Geosciences
Telephone 0498279160
Qualification Professore ordinario
Scientific sector GEO/06 - MINERALOGY
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Curriculum Vitae
Research Interests
Investigation on diamond and its mineral inclusions. Compressibility, thermal expansion, physical properties of minerals and crystalline compounds; crystal structure evolution under non-ambient conditions.

Academic record
1999: Degree in Geological Sciences, University of Torino.
2000-2003: Ph.D. position in Mineralogy, University of Modena.
2004: Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship, Bayerisches Geoinstitut (Germany).
2005: Post-doc position, Virginia Tech (USA).
2006-2010: Research position in Mineralogy, University of Padova.
2010-present: Associate Professor in Mineralogy, University of Padova.
2012-2017: ERC Grant 2012. Title: “INDIMEDEA”. Funds: 1,423,000 €.
2015-present: Associate Editor of Frontiers in Earth Sciences.
2015-present: Associate Editor of European Journal of Mineralogy.
2015-present: Head of the Ph.D. School in Earth Sciences, University of Padova.
2015-present: Full Professor in Mineralogy, University of Padova.

Key Figures
H-index = 22
Number of peer-review publications: 196
Average number of papers/year: 13
Total citations: 1707

Organization of conference sessions and international schools
April 2007. Convenor at SMEC conference, Miami (USA).
April 2008. Convenor at EGU General Assembly, Vienna (Austria).
Febr. 2008. Organization of the International School at Bressanone.
Sept. 2009. Convenor at Geoitalia conference 2009, Rimini.
Febr. 2011. Organization of the International School at Bressanone.
Sept. 2011. Convenor at Geoitalia conference 2011, Torino.
April 2012. Convenor at EGU General Assembly 2012, Vienna (Austria).
Aug. 2013. Convenor at Goldschmidt Conference 2013, Firenze.
April 2014. Convenor at EGU General Assembly 2014 Vienna (Austria).
Oct. 2014. Convenor at SGI-SIMP conference 2014, Milano.
Jan. 2015. Organization of the International School at Bressanone.
April 2015. Convenor at EGU General Assembly 2015, Vienna (Austria).

Main invited international seminars
Oct. 2005. University of Copenhagen (Denmark).
July 2009. University of Granada (Spain).
Nov. 2010. ETH Zurich (Switzerland).
Dec. 2010. GFZ, Potsdam (Germany).
May 2011. University of Innsbruck (Austria).
June 2012. University of Salzburg (Austria).
April 2014. University of Arizona (USA).
May 2014. University of La Laguna (Spain).
Oct. 2014. Festival of Science, Genova.
Oct. 2014. Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Roma.
April 2015. University of Salzburg (Austria).

Teaching and supervision activity
Teaching at University of Padova: 12 CFU per year
Supervised Bachelor and Master students: > 30
Supervised Ph.D. students: 2
Supervised post-docs: 4

National and International prizes
2003: Prize for “Ph.D. thesis”, Italian Society of Mineralogy and Petrology.
2010: “Medal for excellence in research”, European Mineralogical Union.
2011: “Mario Nardelli Prize”, Italian Association of Crystallography.

Reviewer for the following international journals:
Nature Communications; Earth and Planetary Science Letters; Lithos; Journal of the American Ceramic Society; International Geology Review; American Mineralogist; European Journal of Mineralogy; Physics and Chemistry of Minerals; Mineralogical Magazine; Acta Crystallographica A; Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie; Canadian Mineralogist; Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids; Inorganic Chemistry; Solid State Communications; Zeitschrift für Kristallographie; Solid State Sciences; Spectrochimica Acta Part A; Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics; Journal of Molecular Stru

Research areas
- Diamond mineralogy
- Mineral physics


Lecturer's Publications (PDF): 2D51ECF0A9DA3DA2B5FB8634930ADE9C.pdf

List of taught course units in A.Y. 2017/18
Degree course code (?) Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Lang. Teacher in charge
Details for students enrolled in A.Y. 2015/16
Current A.Y. 2017/18
6 3rd Year First
Details for students enrolled in A.Y. 2016/17
Current A.Y. 2017/18
6 2nd Year First