My scientific background is high-temperature and high-pressure crystallography using single-crystal X-ray diffraction methods. I currently manage and run the laboratories for X-ray fluorescence and single-crystal X-ray diffraction at the Department of Geosciences of the University of Padova.
I spent 1 year at the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences of the University of Pavia to help in setting up the X-ray diffraction laboratory. My work was mainly dedicated to fine alignment of the Huber 4-circle diffractometer equipped with point detector and Mo microfocus source (together with R.J. Angel), and subsequently to develop the procedure for the measurement of inclusions in thin sections. I then trained undergraduate and PhD students in performing such measurements.