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Mauro Gemmi

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Electron Crystallography
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Mauro Gemmi is a physicist. He has got his PhD in physics from Bologna university with a thesis on "Crystal structure analysis by electron diffraction: strategies and applications" in 2000. Since 2001 he has worked in several electron microscopy labs in Europe (Stockholm University, Milan University, Institut Néel Grenoble) becoming one of the maximum experts in the application of electron diffraction to structure solution problems. Since the end of 2010 he has been  responsible of the TEM laboratory of the Center of Nanotechnology Innovation@NEST a center of the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia network in Pisa Italy. From august 2015 to august 2021 he has been coordinator of the center.  He is now principal investigator of the Electron Crystallography reasearch line of IIt at the Center for Materials Interfaces in Pontedera, Italy.

He has been among the first to extensively use precession electron diffraction for solving crystal structures and is now leading a TEM laboratory which is a reference center for 3D electron diffraction. His main research goal has always been to apply electron diffraction to structural problems in any field of crystallography. At the moment he is developing low dose 3D ED methods to investigate beam sensitive materials like organics, hybrid crystals and proteins. His scientific dream is to see electron diffractometers entering in every crystallographic lab. From 2015 to 2018 he has been chairman of the SIG04 on Electron Crystallography of the European Crystallographic Association. He is member of the Italian Crystallography Association (AIC) and of the Mineralogical Society of America.

Education

Title: Laurea in Fisica
Institute: Università di Bologna
Location: Bologna
Country: Italy
From: 1989 To: 1995

Title: PhD in Physics
Institute: Università di Bologna
Location: Bologna
Country: Italy
From: 1997 To: 2000

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Title: Chair of the Commission on Electron Crystallography of IUCr
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Date: 01-09-2021

Experience External

Title: Invited Scientist
Institute: Institut Néel CNRS
Location: Grenoble
Country: France
From: 2008 To: 2008

Title: Tecnico EP
Institute: Università degli Studi di Milano
Location: Milano
Country: Italy
From: 2001 To: 2010

Title: Post Doc
Institute: Stockholm University
Location: Stockholm
Country: Sweden
From: 2001 To: 2001

Top Publications
2021
Andrusenko I., Hamilton V., Lanza A.E., Hall C.L., Mugnaioli E., Potticary J., Buanz A., Gaisford S., Piras A.M., Zambito Y., Hall S.R., Gemmi M.
Structure determination, thermal stability and dissolution rate of δ-indomethacin
International Journal of Pharmaceutics, vol. 608
2020
Mugnaioli E., Lanza A.E., Bortolozzi G., Righi L., Merlini M., Cappello V., Marini L., Athanassiou A., Gemmi M.
Electron Diffraction on Flash-Frozen Cowlesite Reveals the Structure of the First Two-Dimensional Natural Zeolite
ACS Central Science, vol. 6, (no. 9), pp. 1578-1586
2019
Gemmi M., Lanza A.E.
3D electron diffraction techniques
Acta Crystallographica Section B: Structural Science, Crystal Engineering and Materials, vol. 75, pp. 495-504
Article Journal
2019
Gemmi M., Mugnaioli E., Gorelik T.E., Kolb U., Palatinus L., Boullay P., Hovmoller S., Abrahams J.P.
3D electron diffraction: The nanocrystallography revolution
ACS Central Science, vol. 5, (no. 8), pp. 1315-1329
2019
Lanza A., Margheritis E., Mugnaioli E., Cappello V., Garau G., Gemmi M.
Nanobeam precession-Assisted 3D electron diffraction reveals a new polymorph of hen egg-white lysozyme
IUCrJ, vol. 6, pp. 178-188
All Publications
2022
Andrusenko I., Gemmi M.
3D electron diffraction for structure determination of small-molecule nanocrystals: A possible breakthrough for the pharmaceutical industry
Wiley interdisciplinary reviews. Nanomedicine and nanobiotechnology
Review Journal
2022
Mugnaioli E., Zucchini A., Comodi P., Frondini F., Bartolucci L., Di Michele A., Sassi P., Gemmi M.
3D electron diffraction study of terrestrial iron oxide alteration in the Mineo pallasite
Mineralogical Magazine
Article Journal
2022
Del Turco S., Cappello V., Tapeinos C., Moscardini A., Sabatino L., Battaglini M., Melandro F., Torri F., Martinelli C., Babboni S., Silvestrini B., Morganti R., Gemmi M., De Simone P., Martins P.N., Crocetti L., Peris A., Campani D., Basta G., Ciofani G., Ghinolfi D.
Cerium oxide nanoparticles administration during machine perfusion of discarded human livers: A pilot study
Liver Transplantation
Article Journal
2022
Hamon L., Andrusenko I., Borzi A., Stiefel M., Carl S., Frison R., Cervellino A., Gemmi M., Santiso-Quinones G., Hovestreydt E., Neels A., Collings I.E.
Competing phases in the room-temperature M2(2,6-ndc)2(dabco) metal-organic framework thin film synthesis
Materials Advances
Article Journal
2022
Toso S., Imran M., Mugnaioli E., Moliterni A., Caliandro R., Schrenker N.J., Pianetti A., Zito J., Zaccaria F., Wu Y., Gemmi M., Giannini C., Brovelli S., Infante I., Bals S., Manna L.
Halide perovskites as disposable epitaxial templates for the phase-selective synthesis of lead sulfochloride nanocrystals
Nature Communications, vol. 13, (no. 1)
Dissemination
2020
Gemmi M.
From inorganic nanoparticles to protein nanocrystals
Online Seminar organized by Amsterdam Scientific Instrument - Amsterdam - Netherlands
Outreach
2020
Gemmi M.
The nanocrystallography revolution
Invited webminar by Eldico
Outreach
2020
Gemmi M.
XRD and 3D ED partners in structure solution and refinement
Invited webminar by STOE & Cie GmbH
Outreach
2018
Gemmi M.
An introduction to electron microscopies
Lions of Science
Public Event
2017
Gemmi M.
An introduction to electron microscopies
Boost-Up The New Generation of Materials Scientists
Public Event
Scientific Talks
2022
Gemmi M.
3D Electron Diffraction
Summer School on Neutron, Electrons and X-ray Techniques, Universidad de Almeria, Spain
School (Summer school, ...)
2022
Gemmi M.
3D electron diffraction for structure determination: the state of the art
Physics Department, Universidad de La Laguna, Tenerife Spain.
Institute
2022
Gemmi M.
3D electron diffraction of beam sensitive samples of biological interest: proteins and pharmaceuticals
4th joint AIC-SILS Conference
Conference
2022
Gemmi M.
3D electron diffraction (on pharma and other things)
Biopharm training school - Pisa university
School (Summer school, ...)
2022
Gemmi M.
Data Collection of 3D ED Data: Introduction to the instruments
Electron Crystallography School, Caen, France
School (Summer school, ...)
Oral presentations
2021
Gemmi M., Mugnaioli E., Kaiukov R., Toso S., De Trizio L., Manna L.
3D electron diffraction on nanoparticles with a complex structure
25th IUCr congress
Conference
2019
Gemmi M., Andrusenko I., Lanza A., Mugnaioli E.
Crystal Structure of New and Highly Complex Organic Molecules Solved by 3D Electron Diffraction
32nd European Crystallographic Meeting
Conference