Doctor of Physics (Structure of Matter), University of
M.Phil. (Physics) University of Cambridge, UK.
C.Engineer, Engineering Council, London UK.
PhD (Physics), University of Cambridge, UK.
Geological Studies, University of Bologna, Italy.
Fields of research in microstructural analysis of minerals,
synthetic materials and biominerals. Development and applications
of Electron Microscopy and Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM), Mineral
Nanotechnology and Biomaterials. Study and applications of
Mineralogy in various fields (Biology, Environment, Geotechnics,
Cultural Heritage, Archeometry).
Author and co-author of more than 170 papers in international
journals and about 200 conference presentations, among which about
40 invited, (ca 175 records, ca 1700 citations, h-index
=26, i10-index=73 - WEB of Knowledge - Scopus -
Publish or Perish, Google Scholar 2014). Co-editor and Author
of various books on Electron Microscopy, Scanning Probe and of an
Italian University Text Book on Measures and Methodologies.
Co-authos of various patents.
Associate Editor of three international journals.
Visiting Scientist at the European Communities' JCR, at Cavendish
Laboratory, Cambridge (UK) and UIC (USA).
Contract and Visiting Professor at the University of Sassari (I),
Chieti (I) and Modena (I).
Head of the "Centre of Biomineralogy, Crystallography and
Biomaterials" of the University of Bologna "Alma Mater
National Coordinator of the Commission for Instrumentation and
Calculus (Italian Association of Crystallography), 2012-2014.
Board Member of the European Microbeam Analysis Society
Resp. of The Electron Microscopy Centre of the BiGeA Department - UNIBO.