ALESSANDRA GIANONCELLI

Head of TwinMic Beamline, PhD



Interests

X-ray spectroscopy, X-ray Imaging, Ptychography, Archaeometry

Formal education

  • 2003 - PhD in in Electronic Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy. Thesis: "Development of innovative XRF instrumentation for microanalysis of materials".
  • 1999 - Laurea in Electronic Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy. Final grade: 100/100. Thesis: "X-ray spectroscopy: New applications with portable instrumentation".

Professional Experience

2007-today
Beamline scientist at the TwinMic beamline, ELETTRA synchrotron, Trieste, Italy. Head of it since 2011.
Contribution: Development of a low energy X-ray fluorescence system for the TwinMic microscope, User support, Maintenance and further development of TwinMic microscope.

2005-2007
Postdoctoral Researcher at the Centre de Recherche et de Restauration des Musées de France (C2RMF), Louvre Museum, Paris, France, in the frame of the EC RT&D project “EuArtech” (Access, Research and Technology for the conservation of the European Cultural Heritage), contract number RII3-CT-2004-506171.
Contribution: Development of a portable XRF and XRD instrumentation for Cultural Heritage materials and development of a laboratory x-ray micro-diffraction instrumentation.

2003-2005
Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Department of Physics, King's College, University of London, London, UK, in the frame of the EC RT&D project "TwinMic" (HPRI-2001-RTD-50024): multipurpose twin X-ray microscopy station.
Contribution: Development of the fast readout detector system (to be used as a configurable detector system) for the Scanning Transmission Operation Mode of the TwinMic microscope.

Patents

Co-authors of the Patent application V/ref.: 01169-01; N/ref.: 243210 D 25018ST, deposited in November 2006 from CNRS (Centre Nationale de la Recherche Scientifique, France) for a novel system of chromatic and angular filtering for X-ray diffraction.

Publications

Author and co-author of more than 150 papers on peer-reviewed journals. The most recent ones appear at http://www.elettra.trieste.it/lightsources/elettra/elettra-beamlines/twinmic/publications.html?showall=


Academic teaching

* 2007-2011: Faculty of Letters and Philosophy, University of Trieste. Lecturer. Subject: Archaeometry.
* Spring 2005: Dept. of Physics, King’s College, University of London, Lecturer. Subject: Basic Physics III.
* 2003-2005: Dept. of Physics, King’s College, University of London. Supervision of Laboratory sessions and tutoring. Subject: Laboratory Physics.
* 2000-2003: Dept. of Electronics Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy. Teaching assistant for the subjects: Electronics, Electronic Devices (Semiconductor Physics), Physics II.

Other teaching activities

* School on Synchrotron and Free-Electron-Laser Methods for Multidisciplinary Applications, 7-18 May 2018, ICTP, Trieste, Italy. Lecturer.
* School on Synchrotron and Free-Electron-Laser Based Methods: Multidisciplinary Applications and Perspectives, 4-15 April 2016, ICTP, Trieste, Italy. Lecturer.
* Joint ICTP/IAEA School on Novel Experimental Methodologies for Synchrotron Applications in Nano-Science and Environmental Monitoring, 17-28 November 2014, ICTP, Trieste, Italy. Lecturer.
* Workshop on Portable X-ray Analytical Instruments for Cultural Heritage, 19-29 April - 3 May 2013, ICTP, Trieste, Italy. Lecturer.
* Advanced School on Synchrotron Techniques in Environmental Scientific Projects, ICTP, Trieste, Italy, 15-26 April 2013, ICTP, Trieste, Italy. Lecturer.
* School on Synchrotron Radiation and FEL Based Methods and their Multidisciplinary Applications, 19-26 March 2012, ICTP, Trieste, Italy. Lecturer.
* Synchrotron Radiation Applications in Cultural Heritage and Environmental Sciences - Multidisciplinary Aspects of Imaging Techniques, 21-25 November 2011, ICTP, Trieste, Italy. Lecturer.
* XI School on Synchrotron Radiation: Fundamentals and Applications, 5-16 september 2011, Duino Castle, Trieste, Italy. Lecturer.
* ICTP school on Development and characterisation of materials for hydrogen based energy systems: role of nuclear technology, 16-18 June 2011, ICTP, Trieste, Italy. Lecturer.
* COST training school: "Wood Cultural Heritage conservation: advanced X-Ray and optical techniques", 16-21 May 2011, Florence - Pisa, Italy. Lecturer.
* School on Cultural Heritage, 25-26 November 2009, INFN, Torino, Italy. Lecturer.
* Advanced School on Synchrotron and Free Electron Laser Sources and their Multidisciplinary Applications, 7 April - 25 April 2008, ICTP, Trieste, Italy. Lecturer.
* Nanotechnologies applied to the aquatic environment workshop, April, 3-4 2008, Trieste, Italy. Lecturer.


Accredited courses

Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice (2 years, equivalent to level three of an undergraduate degree and at Honours level)- King’s College London (UK) Institute of Learning and Teaching.

Languages

Italian: Native
English: Fluent
French: Fluent
Greek: Fluent


last update November 17, 2020, at 02:24 PM by Alessandra Gianoncelli