PACELLA Alessandro

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Ricercatore a tempo determinato
Researcher
telefono: 
(+39)064991 4926
edificio: 
Geologia-Mineralogia
stanza: 
336
 
 
Short Curriculum Vitae

2003: Graduated in Geological Sciences from Sapienza University of Rome.
2009: Ph.D. in Earth Sciences and Physics and Chemistry of Materials.
2018-ongoing: Fixed-term research assistant for Sapienza University of Rome.
2020-ongoing: Member of the CERI Research Centre.

 

Training 

  • 2003 Master degree (110/110 cum laude) in Geological Sciences. Thesis in Mineralogy “Mineralogical applications for the environmental study in the area of Biancavilla Town (CT, Italy): characterization of the fibrous amphiboles”.
  • 2009 PhD in Earth Sciences and Physics and Chemistry of Materials. Cotutelle PhD between the Department of Earth Sciences, Sapienza University of Rome, and the Laboratoire de Réactivité et Chimie de Surface. University Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris V. Thesis: “Crystal chemistry and reactivity of fibrous amphiboles of environmental and health interest”.

 

Professional experience

  • 2018-ongoing Fixed-term research assistant, Department of Earth Sciences, Sapienza University of Rome.
  • 2016-2017 Research fellowship, CNR-IGAG.
  • 2015-2016 Research fellowship, Department of Earth Sciences, Sapienza University of Rome.
  • 2014 Scholarship (5 months), Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience, University of Durham (UK).
  • 2013-2014 Research fellowship, Department of Earth Sciences, Sapienza University of Rome.
  • 2011-2012 Research fellowship, Department of Earth Sciences, Sapienza University of Rome.
  • 2011 Scholarship, Laboratoire de Réactivité et Chimie de Surface, University Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris VI.
  • 2010-2011 Research fellowship, Department of Earth Sciences, Sapienza University of Rome.

 

Research

Research Topics

  1. Crystal-chemical characterization of mineral fibers.
  2. Investigation of the surface of mineral fibers.
  3. Chemical reactivity studies of mineral fibers. Possible correlations between the physical-chemical parameters of the mineral fibers and their toxicity.
  4. Hazards and risks due to the presence of mineral fibers in the environment.

Awards and honors

  • Scholarship from Royal Society 2014 for research in UK.
  • Scholarship from SIMP 2011 for research abroad.

Membership

  • SIMP, Italian Society of Mineralogy and Petrology.

Active Research Project

  • 2020-2022 BRIC INAIL 2019: “Crystal-chemical characterization and study of the surface reactivity of mineral fibers of environmental and health interest for risk assessment”.
  • 2020 Ateneo 2020: “Thermal inertization of amphibole asbestos modulates Fe topochemistry and surface reactivity”.  
  • 2019-2023 Prin 2017: “FIBRES: a multidisciplinary mineralogical, crystal-chemical and biological project to amend the paradigm of toxicity and cancerogenicity of mineral fibres”.

Editorial Activities

  • 2010-ongoing: Reviewer for international journals.
  • 2018-ongoing: Periodico di Mineralogia – Editorial Board.
 
 
Teaching

Courses

 

 
Papers

List of papers in Google Scholar (https://scholar.google.com/scholar?hl=it&as_sdt=0%2C5&q=alessandro+pacel...)

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Citations: 489; h-index 15 (from Scopus May 2021).
 
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7365-588X
SCOPUS: https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=25643047400 

Website of the Professor:
http://www.dst.uniroma1.it/en/Pacella

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