Dettaglio Docente


Professore associato non confermato

Dipartimento di Geoscienze


via Gradenigo 6 - 35131 Padova


Curriculum Scientifico

1999: Degree in Geological Sciences (University of Torino). 2000: Ph.D. position at University of Modena and Reggio Emilia in Mineralogy. 2001: Ph.D. Training Marie Curie Fellowship at Bayerisches Geoinstitut (Germany). 2003: Ph.D. prize in Earth Sciences by the Italian Society of Mineralogy and Petrology. 2004: Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship at Bayerisches Geoinstitut. 2005: Associate post-doc at Virginia Tech. 2006 to 2010: Researcher position in Mineralogy at University of Padova. 2010 to present: Professor in Mineralogy at University of Padova. 2010: Silver Medal for Excellence in Research by the European Mineralogical Union. Research: compressibility, thermal expansion, physical properties of minerals, crystal structure evolution under non ambient conditions. Techniques: X-ray diffraction, Raman spectroscopy, SEM-EDS and WDS, diamond-anvil cell, microfurnace, piston-cylinder, multi-anvil press.

Pubblicazioni più Rilevanti

Nestola F., Boffa Ballaran T., Liebske C., Bruno M., Tribaudino M. (2006) High-pressure behaviour along the jadeite NaAlSi2O6 - NaFeSi2O6 solid solution up to 10 GPa. Physics and Chemistry of Minerals, 33, 417-425. Nestola F., Boffa Ballaran T., Liebske C., Thompson R.M., Downs R.T. (2008) The effect of the hedenbergitic substitution on the compressibility of jadeite. American Mineralogist, 93, 1005-1013. Nestola F., Smyth J.R., Parisatto M., Secco L., Princivalle F., Bruno M., Prencipe M., Dal Negro A. (2009) The effect of non-stoichiometry at high-pressure on spinel structure: implications for the Earths mantle mineralogy. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 73, 489-492. Nestola F., Angel R.J., Zhao J., Garrido C.J., Lpez Snchez-Vizcano V., Capitani G., Mellini M. (2010) Antigorite equation of state and anomalous softening at 6 GPa: an in-situ single-crystal X-ray diffraction study. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 160, 33-43. Nestola F., Boffa Ballaran T., Koch-Mller M., Balic-Zunic T., Taran M., Olsen L., Princivalle F., Secco L. (2010) New accurate elasticity data for Fe2SiO4 ringwoodite. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 183, 421-425.