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Andrea Aquino

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andrea.aquino@phd.unipi.it

Geologist and wanderer, passionate mountain climber and (occasionally) freelance glacier guide in Iceland. I started my studies in geology with a focus on applied and engineering geology, shifting to ore deposits and environmental mineralogy. Currently applying my skills to studying the influence of mineralogy and microstructures, specifically focusing on the decay of various natural stones used in Architecture, as well as the artificial stones (mortars) used in Cultural Heritage since Ancient Times.
B.Sc. in Geological Sciences at the University of Florence, 2014. Thesis Title: “Monitoring activities of Volterra Historical Center: Data Processing and Interpretation”.
M.Sc. in Geological Sciences and Technologies at the University of Florence, 2016. Thesis Title: “Mineralogy and fluid inclusion investigations of the Pb-Zn Montevecchio deposit, Sardinia, Italy”.
Junior Researcher at the University of Florence – Department of Earth Sciences, 2017. Study of rock samples of Fe-oxides and hydroxides from Mali.
Junior Researcher at the University of Siena - Department of History and Cultural Heritage, 2018. Archaeometry - Study and analyses of slags coming from Vetricella Area, Siena, Italy.
Ph.D. Student in Earth Sciences at the University of Pisa, 2018 – 2021. Thesis Title: “Decay of natural and artificial stones used in historical buildings: influence of mineralogy and microstructure and new restoration methods.”

RESEARCH INTEREST 
  • Environmental Mineralogy and Petrography
  • Georesources
  • Decay of Natural and Artificial Stones
  • Stone Conservation & Cultural Heritage

Research project: Decay of natural and artificial stones used in historical buildings: influence of mineralogy and microstructure and new restoration methods.

Supervisor:

Professor Marco Lezzerini


Andrea Aquino

Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra
Università di Pisa
Via Santa Maria 53
56126 Pisa
Italia