Prof. Lidia Pittarello
Post-doc AMGC from 2013 to 2016 working on meteorites and impact materials.
After a MSc and a PhD obtained at the University of Padova (Italy) in Earth Sciences working on microstructural analysis of tectonically deformed granitoids and gabbros, I gained interest for impact cratering, shock metamorphism, and meteorites. This brought me to Vienna (2010-2013), Brussels (2013-2016), and back to Vienna (since 2016). As a BELSPO post-doc at the VUB, I worked in cooperation with the ULB and the RBINS on the Belgian collection of meteorites from Antarctica (BELAM Project). Since 2019, I am in charge of the rock collection at the Natural History Museum Vienna. My current research focuses on deformation processes in both achondrite meteorites and terrestrial (mostly Austrian) samples, combining field work, optical and electron microscopy, and geochemistry. On parallel, I continue offering classes at the University of Vienna and as guest teacher at the University of Camerino and Pavia. Lidia is also a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Vienna.