Born in Piacenza and grew up in Castel San Giovanni, I earned my PhD in Earth Sciences at the Pavia University. Since 2007 I am ricercatore at the University of Bologna. My research deals with the origin and evolution of the Earth's crust by studying crystalline basements of the Alps and Northern Apennines, or xenoliths brought to the surface by alkali basalts.
I enjoy to work in the field and I don't dislike the lab. I also like a lot the creation of petrogenetic scenarios by thermodynamic modelling. I learned a lot on metamorphic rocks from visiting periods in France, Germany and Japan.
Recently part of my efforts are relative to apply my base knowledge to the prospecting of secondary raw materials in the "Urban Mines".
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