Dr. Filippo Ridolfi
Website for publications: https://scholar.google.it/citations?hl=it&pli=1&user=q7p6-_IAAAAJ
Education and short career description
Born in Pesaro (Italy) on 23/02/1974, Filippo Ridolfi is a Postdoctoral Researcher in Petrology at the Leibniz Universität Hannover conducting studies on the crystallization of amphibole thanks to an 18-months Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) fellowship as Experienced Researcher (01-06/2017, 10/2017-06/2018, 08-10/2018). He recently got the Italian Scientific Habilitation of Academic Professor (Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale, professore di IIa fascia) valid from 04/2017 to 04/2023.
He obtained a high school diploma in Chemistry at Istituto Tecnico Industriale Statale (Technical Industrial State Institute) "E. Mattei" of Urbino and a 5-years degree in Geological Sciences (MS equivalent) at the University of Urbino. He conducted his PhD studies (from 11/2000 to 03/2004) at the same University, carrying out research on Igneous Petrology and Mineralogical Applications. In 2002, his MS equivalent thesis "Petrographic and geochemical study of the syenite clasts included in the volcanic products of São Miguel (Azores) and Tenerife (Canary)" received the Giuseppe Schiavinato Prize for the best Italian thesis in Mineralogical Sciences and Petrogenetic Applications (Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei), presented by the President of the Italian Republic, Carlo Azeglio Ciampi. During his PhD he was rewarded with a 1-year studentship by Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR) to study "Minerals containing rare earth elements (REE) and high field strength elements (HFSE) of peralkaline syenites: crystal-chemistry and petrogenetic significance".
After his PhD dissertation he got the position of Postdoctoral Researcher (Assegno di Ricerca) at the University of Urbino working on the "Characterization of the magmatic plumbing system of subduction-related active volcanoes through petrological and geo-thermobarometric investigations" (06/2005-08/2013). In 2008-2011 he was Research Associate at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York (USA) where occasionally worked (about 2 months in total) on the project "Stability of amphibole in andesite and basaltic andesite magmas". In 2010-2014 he held the post of Contract Lecturer of Geochemistry and Applied Geochemistry for Geological Science majors of Urbino University.
In 2013-2014 he was employed for 12 months by Baioni Crushing Plant S.p.a. (Monte Porzio, PU, Italy) as Experienced Researcher working on the "Pre-treatment of asbestos for its high-temperature flameless vetrification".
In 2014-2016 Filippo Ridolfi was a Postdoctoral Researcher in Petrology and Applied Mineralogy at the University of Urbino (Italy) conducting studies on "Precious metals and Rare Earth Elements (REE): ore-forming processes, mining industry and environmental sustainability". He collaborated from 03/2016 to 08/2016 with CLM Consulting s.r.l. (Arezzo, Italy) and a spin-off of the University of Urbino (GEOinTECH s.r.l.) in the geochemical analyses of Au-ore deposits and waste reuse of Aluminium recycling plants.
From 09/2016 to 08/2017, he got a 1-year Postdoctoral position (Assegno di Ricerca) of the University of Perugia (Italy) where he participated actively to the CoG ERC project CHRONOS: A geochemical clock to measure timescales of volcanic eruptions (Consolidator Grant ERC-2013- CoG Proposal No. 612776. Principal Investigator: Perugini D).