Giulia joins the CCHT as post doc researcher in the Cultural Heritage (CH) Materials Characterization and Protection group. She is an expert of material chemistry and solid state physics, with a focus on the synthesis of nanomaterials and the study of complex and heterogeneous microstructures, such those found in CH materials.
After a master degree in Materials Engineering at the University of Padua (2014), she obtained a PhD degree at the University of Paris Diderot (France) in Surfaces, Interfaces and Functional Materials (2017), funded by the French National Research Agency (ANR). She worked in collaboration with the École Normale Supérieure of Paris – Saclay on the design and preparation of novel nanostructured composite materials to be applied as permanent magnets. After her PhD, she had been collaborating for 2 years with the European Research Platform on Ancient Material (IPANEMA) in SOLEIL synchrotron (Paris) as a post doc researcher. She focused on the study of archeological ceramics and corroded metals by mean of advanced and synchrotron-based techniques. In this period she worked in collaboration with the Centre de Recherche et de Restauration des Musées de France (C2RMF) and the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource of the Stanford University (US), to implement the full field-XANES technique in the PUMA beamline in SOLEIL and obtain important information on the exceptional preservation of the archeological Mehrgarh amulet. Lecturer in Materials Characterization Techniques and Materials Properties Modification at the Institut Universitaire de Technologie of Paris University (2015-2017), she participated to national and international congresses on material science and publishes in peer-reviewed international journals in the field of material science and nanomaterials. In 2020 she obtained the grade of Associate Professor at the University of Paris, after the evaluation of the French Ministry of National Education.