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Born in Como, Italy, on September, 30th
Resident in Como, Italy.
Spoken Foreign Languages: English: fluent; French: fluent; German: good;
Spanish: fluent, Arabic: basic.
Training (High Schools and Academy):
July 1978: Classic Gymnasium (State College A.Volta,
July 1983: Doctor Degree in Chemistry (University of Milan).
November 1983: State Examination for Professional Habilitation.
November 1985 - October 1988: Ministerial grant for a
(Research Doctorate in Chemical Sciences), performed
di Chimica di Strutturistica Inorganica [University of Milan].
October 1989: Final examination
for the Research Doctorate Title.
Scientific appointments and awards:
Member of the International Center
for Diffraction Data
* Member of the American Crystallographic Association
* Member of the Italian Crystallographic Association
* Member of the Italian Chemical
* Member of the Italian Chemical Engineering Association
* European Editor for the Powder Diffraction Journal
* Member of the Commission on Powder
Diffraction of the IUCr
* Awardee of the Nasini Prize (1999) of the Italian
Past Research Activities:
July 1984 - February 1985: X-ray single-crystal
studies on structural problems of transition metal complexes.
1985: Visiting Scientist position
(14 months) at the IBM
Almaden Research Center, San Jose, California, under supervision
of the late Bill Parrish [development of instrumentation and
methodologies for the measure and interpretation of X-ray powder
diffraction patterns of inorganic samples with synchrotron radiation
(SSRL, Stanford, CA)].
1985 -1988: Research Doctorate Thesis: structural studies
of transition metal carbonyl clusters containing up to six interstitial
atoms (C, Ge and Sn) in the same metallic cage.
Spring 1987: 9 weeks at the Research Center KFA
Juelich (Kernforschungsanlage), Germany,
under the supervision of Prof. Georg Will, University of Bonn,
and in cooperation with the Institute for Solid State Physics
of KFA (neutron diffraction) [Modelling of inorganic structures
from neutron and synchrotron radiation data].
November 1988: Visiting scientist (9 months) at the IBM Almaden
Research Center, developing unconventional (non ambient) diffraction
techniques for high-tech materials (organic polymers, HTC's and
solid state proton conductors).
September 1989: structural studies and stereochemical correlations
for mono and polynuclear complexes of Ir, Ni, Co, Cu, Re and Cd.
February 1990: Permanent Position (Researcher) at the faculty of Sciences
of University of Milan, Dipartimento
di Chimica Strutturale e Sterochimica Inorganica.
September 1991: Beginning of a project on ab-initio
XRPD methods from conventional laboratory equipment applied
to coordination and organometallic compounds.
March 1995: Organisation of the Workshop: 'The
contribution of Powder
Diffraction to Structural Chemistry:
Ab-initio and Rietveld Techniques' in Gargnano sul Garda,
BS, Italy; a 250 pages book (in English) has been published on
the subject as Supplement 98 to the Journal 'Ricerca Scientifica
ed Educazione Permanente' 1995, (University of Milano, Ed.).
November 1998: Permanent Position (Associate Professor)
at the Faculty of
Sciences of University of Insubria - Como
October 2006: Director of the
Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche e Ambientali of University of Insubria - Como