Dr.
Lidia Pittarello

Staff scientist, curator of the rock collection
  • Curation of the rock collection
  • Petrographic and petrologic research (e.g., shock metamorphic effects in minerals, tectonic deformation, microstructures)
  • Public outreach
Lidia Pittarellos ORCID record:
lidia.pittarello@nhm-wien.ac.at
Phone: +43 1 52177-270


  • "Shock metamorphism in plagioclase" (FWF V505-N29), PI, Departement of Lithospheric Research, University of Vienna, 09/2016-08/2019
  • "Belgian Antarctic Meteorites: curation and research (BELAM), funded by BELSPO, at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Université Libre de Bruxelles, and Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium, 04/2013-05/2016
  • "Studies of the El’gygytgyn Impact Crater" (FWFP 21821), Departement of Lithospheric Research, University of Vienna, 03/2010-02/2013
  • "Rivelare i segreti di un terremoto: vincoli fisico – chimici da uno studio multidisciplinare della riesumazione delle faglie", funded by CaRiPaRo, Dipartimento di Geoscienze, University of Padova, Padua, Italien, 01/2009-02/2010

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Born on 8th April 1980 in Padua (Italy)

 Education

  • 2018 Italian Academic Habilitation (Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale) for Petrography and Petrology, Ministry for University and Research (MIUR), Italy.
  • 2005-2009 Dottorato di Ricerca (PhD) in Earth Science, University of Padua, Padua, Italy. Thesis: Study of exhumed paleo-seismic faults as a gauge to estimate earthquake source parameters. Supervisors: Prof. G. Pennacchioni and Prof. G. Di Toro.
  • 2007 Diploma (MMus) in Organ und organ composition, Conservatorium A. Steffani, Castelfranco Veneto, Italy.
  • 1999-2004 Laurea in Geological Science (MSc), Specialization in Mineralogy, Petrography, and Geochemistry, 110/110 with honors, University of Padua, Padua, Italy. Thesis: Microstructural study of Arolla mylonites, Aosta Valley (Italy). Supervisor: Prof. G. Pennacchioni.
 

Professional Experience

  • Since 09/2019 Scientist and curator in the Department of Mineralogy and Petrography of the Natural History Museum Vienna, Austria.

  • 2016-2019 Research Associate, FWF Elise Richter grant, at the Department of Lithospheric Research, University of Vienna, Austria.

  • 2013-2016 Postdoc and curator, Analytical, Environmental, and Geo-Chemistry, Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Brussel, Belgium.

  • 2010-2013 Postdoc, Department of Lithospheric Research, University of Vienna, Austria.

  • 2009-2010 Research Assistant, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Padua, Padua, Italy.


Teaching Activity

  • 2020 Lectures at the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Pavia, Italy

  • SS2020 450007 VU "Meteorites and impacts under the magnifier" Dept. of Lithospheric Research, University of Vienna, Austria

  • 2019 Lectures at the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Pavia, Italy

  • SS2018 450007 VU "Petrography of meteorites and shock metamorphism" Dept. of Lithospheric Research, University of Vienna, Austria

  • 2018 Erasmus+ Teaching Mobility, Lecture series "Meteorites: curation, classification, and origin" and "Impact cratering, a planetary process" School of Science and Technology, University of Camerino, Italy

  • WS2017 The use of the U-stage in microstrucural analysis, within the course 280089 VU Microstructures in Gematerials, Dept. of Geodynamics and Sedimentology, University of Vienna, Austria

  • WS 2017 Meteorite classification and impact cratering, Seminars in the LV: Properties of small bodies in the Solar System, led by Dr. Mattia Galiazzo, Institute of Astrophisics, University of Vienna, Austra
  • SS2017 450005 SE "Petrography of meteorites and shock metamorphism" Dept. of Lithospheric Research, University of Vienna, Austria

  • 05.2016 assistant during a field trip to the Ries crater, Germany

  • 03.2016 "Shock metamorphism in rock forming minerals" UGent, Belgium

  • 05.2014 "Impact cratering and shock metamorphism" UGent, Belgium

  • 2007-2010 Sol-Fa, Music theory, and basic piano at CLAMAT, Abano T., Italy

Microstructures, petrography, petrology, deformation mechanisms, shock metamorphism, pseudotachylytes, achodrite meteorites

  • Aeolina Islands + Etna 2017 with Prof. Th. Ntaflos and Prof. R. Abart
  • Barringer (Meteor) Crater + Grand Canyon 2017 with Dr. D. Kring
  • Ries Krater 2010 with Prof. C. Köberl und 2016 with Prof. Ph. Claeys
  • Chemnitzer Hütte 2006, South Tyrol, about "Structural analysis of the Lago di Neves area" with Prof. G. Pennacchioni and Prof. N. Mancktelow
  • Ivrea Zone 2005 with Prof. G. Pennacchioni and Prof. G. Di Toro

Awards:

  • 2018 Erasmus+ Teaching Mobility
  • 2016–2019 Elise Richter Programm, FWF Project V505-N29 (€246 991,50)
  • 2014 FWO (Flanders Science Fund) Travel Grant for attending a course at the GFZ Potsdam, Germany
  • 2013-2016 BELSPO Research grant, Belgium
  • 2011 ICDP Grant for attending a training course on scientific drilling, Windischeschenbach, Germany
  • 2010-2013 FWF Research grant, Austria
  • 2009 CaRiPaRo Research grant, Italy
  • 2008 Geological Society of London Travel Grant for attending a conference, UK
  • 2005–2008  PhD Grant of the University of Padova, Italy

Reviewing activity:

  • Earth and Planetary Science
  • Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta
  • GSA Bulletin
  • Journal of the Geological Society
  • Journal of Structural Geology
  • Meteoritics & Planetary Science
  • Nature Communication
  • Tectonophysics
 

Languages: 

Italian (mother tongue), German (good), English (professional proficiency), French (basic knowledge), Dutch (basic knowledge).

Others:

Since 2000- Organist in several churches in Italy, Belgium, and Vienna (Austria)
2000-2003 Volunteer service for the Civil Guard in Montegrotto Terme, Italy.

Mineralogy

Batic Goran
Preparator
Berger Anna
Collection manager
Brandstätter Franz
Associated scientist
Ferrière Ludovic
Staff scientist, curator of the meteorite collection, curator of the impactite collection
Hammer Vera M. F.
Staff scientist, head of the mineral collection, head of the State Gem Institute
Kolitsch Uwe
Head of the Department for Mineralogy & Petrography, curator of the ore deposit collection
Mayr Nina
Secretary
Schalko Clemens
Collection assistant
Topa Dan
Associated scientist
Walter-Roszjár Julia
Staff scientist, co-curator of the meteorite collection
  
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