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Curriculum Vitae
Main research activity
Investigation of diamonds and their mineral inclusions by crystallographic methods in order to determine the depth of diamond formation and to understand the growth relationships between diamond and inclusions.

Academic record
1999: Degree in Geological Sciences at University of Torino, Italy.
2000 - 2003: Ph.D. in Mineralogy and Crystallography at University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy.
2002: Marie Curie Host Fellowship for Ph.D. students at Bayerisches Geoinstitut, Germany.
2004 - 2005: Post-doc position “Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship” at Bayerisches Geoinstitut, Germany.
2005: Post-doc position at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, (USA).
2006 - 2010: Research position in Mineralogy at University of Padova, Italy.
2010 - 2015: Associate Professor position in Mineralogy at University of Padova, Italy.
2013 - 2018: “European Research Council Starting Grant 2012, IDEAS”; title: “Inclusions in Diamonds: Messengers from the Deep Earth”. Total fund: € 1,423,000 (INDIMEDEA; code: 307322).
2013 - 2017: Secretary for the section “Mineral Physics” of EGU (Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology and Volcanology).
2014 - 2017: Member of the executive board of the Società Italiana di Mineralogia e Petrologia.
2014 - 2017: Member of the executive board of Elements magazine.
2015 al 2017: Associate Editor of the magazine Frontiers in Earth Sciences.
2015-2017: Associate Editor of the magazine European Journal of Mineralogy.
2015 - 2018: Director of the Ph.D. Doctorate School in Earth Sciences at University of Padova.
2015 - present: Permanent Full Professor position in Mineralogy at University of Padova.
2016 - present: Associate Editor of the magazine American Mineralogist.
2017 – present: Vice Head of Department of Geosciences at University of Padova, Italy.
2017 – present: member of the Executive Board of the Scuola Galileiana di Studi Superiori, University of Padova.
2017 – present: Member of the committee for the International Ranking of University of Padova.
2019 – 2021: Supervisor of a Marie Curie Post-doc position (call: H2020-MSCA-IF-2017; title: Sulphide INclusions in DIAmonds: A Window into The Earth’s Interior Through Time; acronym SINDIA; total fund assigned: 168,000 €).

Bibliometric indexes
H-index = 26 (year of first publication: 2001)
Total number of peer-review papers = 230
Total number of citations = 2740
Total number of peer-review papers in 2013-2017 = 108
Average citations per year in 2013-2017 = 373

Organization of more than 30 sessions at national and international conferences; organization of 5 internationals schools

Teaching activity at University of Padova
- Analytical Techniques in Earth Sciences (Geological Sciences).
- Crystallography and Mineral Physics (Geology and Technical Geology).
- Number of Bachelor and Master theses: > 40
- Number of Ph.D. students: 4
- Number of post-docs: 8

National and international prizes
- 2003: Prize for “Ph.D. thesis” awarded by the Società Italiana di Mineralogia e Petrologia.
- 2010: “Medal for Excellence in Research” awarded by the European Mineralogical Union.
- 2011: Prize “Mario Nardelli” awarded by the Associazione Italiana di Cristallografia.
- 2016: Prize "MARIA TERESA MESSORI RONCAGLIA E EUGENIO MARI" awarded by the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei in the presence of the President of the Italian Republic, Mr. Sergio Mattarella.

Reviewer for 37 peer-review international journals.

Aree di ricerca
- Diamond mineralogy
- Mineral physics

Insegnamenti dell'AA 2019/20
Corso di studio (?) Curr. Codice Insegnamento CFU Anno Periodo Lingua Responsabile
SC1162 COMUNE SCN1036816 6 III Primo