November 10, 1959 Born in Azzano Decimo (PN), Italy.
June 1993, Geology Degree, University of Bologna, 110/110 cum
1997-2005 : researcher at Dipartimento di Scienze della
Terra e Geologico-Ambientali, University of Bologna.
2005 – today: associate professor of mineralogy at at
Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra e Geologico-Ambientali,
University of Bologna.
Member of Società Italiana di Mineralogia e Petrologia
(SIMP) and Gruppo nazionale di Mineralogia (GNM).
Author of the Italian translation of the book Mineral
Science by C. Klein.
The first stage of scientific activity mainly deals with
mineralogy and petrology of volcanic rock in the Alps,
Mediterranean region, Central America.
At present activity research deals with applications of
mineralogy to cultural heritage and archaeometry