Short CV/Education and training

  • 1967

    1982 – 1986
    Liceo Scientifico "A. Avogadro", Biella, Italy

  • 1986
    Maturita' scientifica (A-levels) 60/60

  • 1987 – 1993
    Laurea (undergraduate degree) in chemistry, University of Pavia, Italy (110/110)

  • 1991
    Erasmus Programme, University of Aveiro, Portugal (6 months)

  • 1992
    Erasmus Programme, University of Aarhus, Denmark (6 months)

  • 1993
    TEMPUS Programme, University of Wroclaw, Poland (3 months)

  • 1993 – 1996
    Doctorate in mineralogy and crystallography, University of Pavia

  • 1997 – 1999
    Post-doctoral research associate, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge, UK

  • 2000 – 2001
    Marie Curie individual fellowship, Bavarian Geoinstitute, University of Bayreuth, Germany

  • 2001 – 2004
    Sofja Kovalevskaja Award, Bavarian Geoinstitute, Bayreuth

  • Since 2004
    Academic councillor, Bavarian Geoinstitute, University of Bayreuth

Selected publications

  • Boffa Ballaran, T. et al.: The structure of a super-aluminous version of the dense hydrous magnesium silicate phase D. In: American Mineralogist 95, 2010. pp. 1113-1116.

  • Gavrilenko, P., Boffa Ballaran, T., Keppler, H.: The effect of Al and water on the compressibility of diopside. In: American Mineralogist 95, 2010. pp. 608-616.

  • Boffa Ballaran, T. et al.: High-pressure ferroelastic phase transition in aluminosilicate hollandite. In: Physical Review B 80, 2009. p. 214104.

  • Saikia, A., Boffa Ballaran, T., Frost, D.J.: The effect of Fe and Al substitution on the compressibility of MgSiO3 perovskite determined through single-crystal X-ray diffraction. In: Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors 173, 2009. pp. 153-161.

  • Nestola, F., Boffa Ballaran, T., Ohashi, H.: The high-pressure C2/c-P21/c phase transition along the LiAlSi2O6-LiGaSi2O6 solid solution. In: Physics and Chemistry of Minerals 35, 2008. pp. 477-484.

  • Boffa Ballaran, T., Trønnes, R.G., Frost, D.J.: Equation of state of CaIrO3 perovskite and post-perovskite phases. In: American Mineralogist 92, 2007. pp. 1760-1763.

  • Bromiley, F. et al.: Order and miscibility in the otavite-magnesite solid solution. In: American Mineralogist 92, 2007. pp. 829-836.

  • Boffa Ballaran, T., Woodland, A.B.: Local structure of ferric iron-bearing garnets deduced by IR-spectroscopy. In: Chemical Geology 225, 2006. pp. 360-372.

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Life fellow, Mineralogical Society of America

  • Societa' Italiana di Mineralogia e Petrologia

  • American Geophysical Union

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Other activities and achievements/family

  • Three children


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