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Maria Pia Morigi

Associate Professor

Department of Physics and Astronomy "Augusto Righi"

Academic discipline: FIS/07 Applied Physics

Curriculum vitae

Date of birth : April 10th, 1963

Place of birth : Fusignano (RA)

Work address : Department of Physics and Astronomy "Augusto Righi", University of Bologna, Viale Berti pichat, 6/2 - 40127 Bologna (Italy)

Telephone : +39 051 2095085, +39 051 2095132

 

EDUCATION

12.1987 - University of Bologna, Italy: Degree in Physics. Thesis work: "Determination of aerosol particle size by means of radiometric techniques: applications in the field of health and environment", Final mark: 110/110 cum laude.

07.1992 - University of Bologna, Italy: Ph.D. in Physics. Thesis work: "Setting-up of a Millikan-type experiment for the search of fractional charges (i.e. quarks) in the stable matter".

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

01.1988 - Nine month research fellowship, Biomedical Research Group, Physics Department of Bologna University

03.1991 - Winner  of a public selection for graduate technician, Physics Department of Bologna University.

07.2001 - 04.2021 Assistant Professor (SSD: FIS/07), Faculty of Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences, University of Bologna. 

04.2021: Associate Professor (SSD: FIS/07), Department of Physics and Astronomy "Augusto Righi", University of Bologna.

 

RESEARCH WORK

  • Sampling and characterization of airborne particulate matter. From 1998 until to 2002 Maria Pia Morigi was a member of the Steering Commitee of a research Project funded by the European Union under the Fourth Framewok Programme for Research and Technological Development (“Feasibility of a new generation of test apparatus for airborne particulate systems” - Contract No. SMT4-CT98-2234).
  • Development of innovative acquisition systems for X-ray digital radiography and 3D computed tomography, with applications in different fields, from medical diagnostics to Cultural Heritage non-destructive testing. With regard to the research in the Cultural Heritage field, in the last few years collaborations have been activated with important italian museums and restoration institutes, such as “Opificio delle Pietre Dure” in Florence and “Venaria Reale” in Turin. The developed  tomographic systems have been used for the investigation (both on site and in the laboratory) of archeological findings and works of art of different size and composition. High resolution micro-tomography of small objects (voxel size of few microns) as well as CT of large objects (more than 2 m of size) have been successfully performed. It is worth mentioning for example the CT investigation carried out in 2004 on a large ancient globe (220 cm in diameter) created by the Dominican monk Egnazio Danti in 1567 and located at Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, the CT of the famous "Goldfinch Madonna" by Raffaello and the analysis of two big wooden statues from Japan at the Conservation and Restoration Center of Venaria Reale.
  • Partecipation in the EU funded Project DETECT (“New Product Design and En gineering Technologies based on next Generation Computer Tomography” - Contract No. NMP2-CT-2003-505914), which aimed at the development of a high energy tomographic system for industrial applications.
  • Development of a tomographic systems for dental imaging, in collaboration with CEFLA Dental Group (Imola, Italy).
  • Development of innovative dosimetric systems devoted to Intra Operative Radiation Theraphy (I.O.R.T.), a particular therapeutic technique based on the delivery of a high dose of ionising radiation to the cancer tissue, after tumour ablation, during surgery

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2002 - 2008 : Lecturer of “Physics Methods for Cultural Heritage” at the 1st  level degree course “Technologies for the conservation and restoration of Cultural Heritage” of the University of Bologna.

2009: Lecturer of “Physics applied to Cultural Heritage knowledge and diagnostics” at the 2nd level degree course “Science for Conservation and Restoration” of the University of Bologna.

2007 - 2010: Lecturer of “Health Physics with laboratory” at the 2nd level degree course “Physics” of the University of Bologna.

2011 - present: Lecturer of “Health Physics” at the 2nd level degree course “Physics” of the University of Bologna.

2010 - present: Lecturer of "Archaeometry" at the 1st  level degree course “Technologies for the conservation and restoration of Cultural Heritage” of the University of Bologna.

2010 - present: Lecturer of "Physical method of examining cultural property: X-ray digital radiography and Computed Tomography", at the 2nd level degree course “Science for Conservation-Restoration of Cultural Heritage” of the University of Bologna.

 


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