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Ruggero Vigliaturo

Post Doctoral Researcher


Ph.D. in Earth Sciences (2015), University of Torino, Italy

M.S. in Environmental Analysis and Management (2011), University of Torino and University of Eastern Piedmont, Italy

B.S. in Environmental Sciences and Landscape Management (2009), University of Eastern Piedmont


Postdoctoral researcher in Transmission Electron Microscopy (2016 – 2017), National Institute of Chemistry, Slovenia

Postdoctoral researcher in Physics (2015 – 2016), University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa


Research Interests

Advanced transmission electron microscopy techniques applied to medical mineralogy and biogeochemistry related problems

Atomic-/nano-scale transformation of minerals within cell cultures and ultrastructural localization of nano- and micro-particles within immortalized cells

Mineral characterization in health and environmental related contests (Mainly SEM and PXRD)




Rotary Honorary Member (2017)

Rotary Global Grant Fellow (2016)

Falling Walls Scholar (Top 100 “Under 35” Global Innovator, 2015)

DAAD Scholar (2014)


Department of Earth and Environmental Science / University of Pennsylvania, 251 Hayden Hall, 240 South 33rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6316