ANDREOZZI Giovanni B.

English
Professore associato
Associate Professor
telefono: 
(+39)064991 4686
edificio: 
Geologia-Mineralogia
stanza: 
113
 
 
Short Curriculum Vitae

Graduated in Geological Sciences at the University of Rome "la Sapienza" in 1993, PhD in Earth Sciences in 1997, post-doc at the Department of Mineralogy, Natural History Museum, Stockholm, and then at the Department of Mineralogy and Petrology, University of Padova. He got the position of permanent researcher in Mineralogy in 2000 at the Department of Earth Sciences (DST), Sapienza University of Rome, and the position of Associate Professor in 2012. Since 2021 is winner of a position as Full Professor at DST. At DST, he is responsible of the laboratories of Mössbauer spectroscopy and of Experimental mineralogy. In Sapienza, he served as Coordinator of the PhD in Earth Sciences from 2012 to 2018 and Director of the PhD School in Sciences from 2017 to 2018, and he has been member of several commissions and panels with managing and organizational roles. 
Since 2018 is member of the Executive board of the Italian Society of Mineralogy and Petrology (SIMP) and delegate in the European Journal of Mineralogy (EJM) Managing Committee. Since 2000 is reviewer for the highest-ranking international journals in Mineralogy and Materials Sciences. Since 2010 served as Expert Evaluator of research projects for the Italian Ministry of University and Research, for several national research agencies at European level, and for the Research Executive Agency - European Union (REA-EU), Marie Curie calls, panel Environment, FP7 and H2020 programmes. He was Visiting Professor in 2001, 2003 and 2007 at the Department of Mineralogy, Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, and in 2018 at the Institut de Minéralogie, de Physique des Matériaux et de Cosmochimie (IMPMC), Sorbonne Université, Paris. He has been organizer and co-chairman of ECMS 2015 (8th European Conference on Mineralogy and Spectroscopy, Rome 2015), and of TUR2021 (3rd International Conference on Tourmaline, Elba Island, 9-11 September 2021). 
The research activity is focused on minerals and their synthetic analogues with the aim of developing interpretation models able to clarify the relationships among a) genetic conditions (P, T, X, fO2, etc.), b) crystal structure, crystal chemistry and cation distribution, c) associate physical properties, and d) potential applications in Earth Sciences, Planetary Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Materials Sciences, and Gemology. Results have been presented in the most relevant conferences in the field and are published in highest-ranking international journals.

Training 

  • 1993    University graduation in Geological Sciences (M.Sc., 110/110 cum Laude), Sapienza University of Rome
  • 1997    PhD in Earth Sciences (Mineralogy, thesis title “Crystal chemistry of axinites), Sapienza University of Rome     
  • 2005    Diploma as "Evaluator of European projects on Energy and Environment”, CIRPS, Sapienza University of Rome
     

Professional experience

  • 1997-1999    Post-doc, Department of Mineralogy, Natural History Museum, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1999-2000    Temporary researcher, Department of Mineralogy and Petrology, University of Padova
  • 2000-2012    Permanent researcher in Mineralogy, Department of Earth Sciences, Sapienza University of Rome
  • 2001    Visiting Scientist, Department of Mineralogy, Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2007    Visiting Scientist, Department of Mineralogy, Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2012-2021    Associate Professor in Mineralogy, Department of Earth Sciences, Sapienza University of Rome
  • 2018    Visiting Professor, Institut de Minéralogie, de Physique des Matériaux et de Cosmochimie (IMPMC), Sorbonne Université, Paris, France 
  • 2021    Winner of a position as Full Professor in Mineralogy, Department of Earth Sciences, Sapienza University of Rome
     

Ricerca

Research Topics

 

  1. Oxides (spinels and synthetic analogues)
  2. Borosilicates (tourmalines and axinites)
  3. Fibrous and porous minerals (amphiboles and zeolites)
  4. Crystal synthesis (flux growth)
  5. Crystal chemistry and systematic mineralogy
  6. Mineral spectroscopy (Mössbauer, UV-VIS-NIR, IR, Raman, Brillouin, XPS)
  7. Mineral physical properties and behavior (HT, HP, fO2, etc.)
  8. Application of mineral properties to Earth Sciences, Planetary Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Materials Sciences, and Gemology

Awards and honors

  • 1997-1998    Sapienza bursary to study abroad on “Crystal synthesis by flux growth”, Department of Mineralogy, Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm
  • 1998-1999    CNR grant to do research abroad on “Spinel synthesis and spectroscopic characterization”, Department of Mineralogy, Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm
  • 1998    NATO Advanced Study Institute grant to participate to the Summer school "Microscopic Properties and Processes in Minerals", Castelvecchio Pascoli, Lucca
  • 2002    “Ugo Panichi” SIMP prize of best young researcher in Mineralogy
  • 2010    Attainment of the National habilitation as Associate Professor in Mineralogy
  • 2014    Attainment of the National scientific habilitation (ASN) as Full Professor in Mineralogy

Institutional roles

  • Since 2001    Responsible for the Mössbauer Spectroscopy laboratory, DST, Sapienza University of Rome
  • Dal 2004    Responsible for the Experimental Mineralogy laboratory, DST, Sapienza University of Rome
  • 2008-2009    Member of the University Research Grants Commission, Sapienza University of Rome
  • 2010    Italian delegate to the Working Group on Environmental Mineralogy and Geochemistry, International Mineralogical Association (IMA)
  • 2010-2020    Expert Evaluator of research projects, Marie Curie calls, panel Environment, FP7 and H2020 programmes, Research Executive Agency - European Union (REA-EU)
  • 2011-2020    Expert Evaluator of research projects for the Italian Ministry of University and Research and for other national research agencies at European level  (UIF, OSF, UEFISCDI)
  • 2012-2018    Coordinator of the Ph.D. Programme Committee in Earth Sciences, Sapienza University of Rome
  • 2017-2018    Director of the Ph.D. School “Vito Volterra” in Astronomy, Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry and Earth Sciences, Sapienza University of Rome
  • dal 2018    Member of the IMA Working Group “Asbestos, asbestiform minerals, and other respirable minerals that pose potential negative health risks”
  • dal 2018    Member of the SIMP Executive board, Italian delegate in the EJM Managing Committee
  • 2019-2020    Member of the University Research Grants Commission, Sapienza University of Rome

Memberships

  • Italian Society of Mineralogy and Petrology (SIMP)
  • Italian Society of Crystallography (AIC)
  • European Geosciences Union (EGU)
  • Mineralogical Society of America (MSA)
  • Deep Carbon Observatory (DCO)

Active Research Project 

  • 2018-2022 – Crystal chemical modifications and stability fields of cyclosilicates rich in B-Fe-(OH)

Editorial Activities
 

  • Since 2000    Reviewer for the highest-ranking international journals in Mineralogy and Materials Sciences (American Mineralogist, Canadian Mineralogist, Ceramics International, European Journal of Mineralogy, J. of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena, Lithos, Materials Chemistry and Physics, Minerals, Mineralogical Magazine, Mineralogy and Petrology, Nature Communications, Physics and Chemistry of Minerals, etc.)
  • 2004-2015    Editorial Assistant of the international journal "Periodico di Mineralogia" (established in 1930, with IF since 2009)
  • 2011    Guest Editor of the “Special Issue in memory of Sergio Lucchesi”, Periodico di Mineralogia, Vol. 80(1)
  • 2016    Guest Editor of the “Special Issue ECMS 2015”, European Journal of Mineralogy, Vol. 28(3)
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Teaching
 

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