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Senior Post-Doc

Research interests:

  • Shock metamorphic effects in silicates
  • Deformation mechanisms
  • Microstructure and texture analysis
  • Impact cratering
  • Shatter cones formation
  • Meteorite classification
  • Deformation-related diffusion processes
  • Spectroscopic techniques
  • Paleo-seismic faults and pseudotachylytes


Recent and current projects:

FWF Elise-Richter Project V505-N29 "Shock metamorphic effects in plagioclase" Department of Lithospheric Research, University of Vienna, Austria (PI)

BELSPO Project: BELAM (Belgian Anttarctic Meteorites: curation and research)
Analytical, Environmental, and Geo-Chemistry, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

FWF Project P21821-N19 "Study of drill cored of the El'gygytgyn meteorite impact crater"
Department of Lithospheric Research, University of Vienna, Austria

CaRiPaRo Project: "Revealing the secrets of an earthquake: physico-chemical constraints from a multidisciplinary study of exhumed faults"
Department of Geosciences, University of Padova, Italy



2009: Dottorato di Ricerca (PhD equivalent), University of Padova, Italy
Title: Study of exhumed paleo-seismic faults as a gauge to estimate earthquake source parameters

2007: Diploma (MMus equiv.) in Organ and organ composition, Conservatorio A. Steffani, Castelfranco V.to, Italy

2004: Laurea (MSc equivalent) in Geological Science, University of Padova, Italy (summa cum laude)
Title: Microstructural study of Arolla mylonites, Aosta Valley (Italy)



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Van Roosbroek, N., Hamann, C., McKibbin, S., Greshake, A., Wirth, R., Pittarello, L.,... Debaille, V. (2017). Immiscible silicate liquids and phosphoran olivine in Netschaëvo IIE silicate: Analogue for planetesimal core–mantle boundaries. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 197, 378-395. DOI: 10.1016/j.gca.2016.10.042
Dehant, V., Asael, D., Baland, R. M., Baludikay, B. K., Beghin, J., Belza, J.,... the Planet TOPERS group (see, H. P. T. O. B. P. (2016). PLANET TOPERS: Planets, Tracing the Transfer, Origin, Preservation, and Evolution of their ReservoirS. Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres, 46(4), 369-384. DOI: 10.1007/s11084-016-9488-z
Van Roosbroek, N., Pittarello, L., Greshake, A., Debaille, V., & Claeys, P. (2016). First finding of impact melt in the IIE Netschaëvo meteorite. Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 51(2), 372-389. DOI: 10.1111/maps.12596
Pittarello, L., Roszjar, J., Mader, D., Debaille, V., Claeys, P., & Koeberl, C. (2015). Cathodoluminescence as a tool to discriminate impact melt, shocked and unshocked volcanics. A case study of samples from the El'gygytgyn impact structure. Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 50(11), 1954-1969. DOI: 10.1111/maps.12559
Pittarello, L., Baert, K., Debaille, V., & Claeys, P. (2015). Screening and classification of ordinary chondrites by Raman spectroscopy. Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 50(10), 1718-1732. DOI: 10.1111/maps.12506
Van Roosbroek, N., Debaille, V., Pittarello, L., Goderis, S., Humayun, M., Hecht, L.,... Claeys, P. (2015). The formation of IIE iron meteorites investigated by the chondrule-bearing Mont Dieu meteorite. Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 50(7), 1173-1196. DOI: 10.1111/maps.12463
Pittarello, L., Ji, G., Yamaguchi, A., Schryvers, D., Debaille, V., & Claeys, P. (2015). From olivine to ringwoodite: A TEM study of a complex process. Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 50(5), 944-957. DOI: 10.1111/maps.12441
Pittarello, L., Habler, G., Abart, R., & Rhede, D. (2015). Garnet growth in frictional melts of the Ivrea Zone (Italy). Italian journal of geosciences, 134(1), 149-161. DOI: 10.3301/IJG.2014.53
Pittarello, L., Nestola, F., C., V., Crosta, A. P., & Koeberl, C. (2015). Melting and cataclastic features in shatter cones in basalt from the Vista Alegre impact structure, Brazil. Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 50, 1228-1243.
Raschke, U., Reimold, W. U., Zaag, P. T., Pittarello, L., & Koeberl, C. (2013). Lithostratigraphy of the impactite and bedrock section of ICDP drill core D1c from the El'gygytgyn impact crater, Russia. Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 48(7), 1143-1159. DOI: 10.1111/maps.12072
Pittarello, L., Schulz, T., Koeberl, C., Hoffmann, J. E., & Muenker, C. (2013). Petrography, geochemistry, and Hf-Nd isotope evolution of drill core samples and target rocks from the El'gygytgyn impact crater, NE Chukotka, Arctic Russia. Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 48(7), 1160-1198. DOI: 10.1111/maps.12088
Pittarello, L., & Koeberl, C. (2013). Petrography of impact glasses and melt breccias from the El'gygytgyn impact structure, Russia. Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 48(7), 1236-1250. DOI: 10.1111/maps.12048
Pittarello, L., & Koeberl, C. (2013). Clast size distribution and quantitative petrography of shocked and unshocked rocks from the El'gygytgyn impact structure. Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 48(7), 1325-1338. DOI: 10.1111/maps.12070
Hellevang, H., Dypvik, H., Kalleson, E., Pittarello, L., & Koeberl, C. (2013). Can alteration experiments on impact melts from El'gygytgyn and volcanic glasses shed new light on the formation of the Martian surface? Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 48(7), 1287-1295. DOI: 10.1111/maps.12046
Koeberl, C., Pittarello, L., Reimold, W. U., Raschke, U., Brigham-Grette, J., Melles, M., & Minyuk, P. (2013). El'gygytgyn impact crater, Chukotka, Arctic Russia: Impact cratering aspects of the 2009 ICDP drilling project. Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 48(7), 1108-1129. DOI: 10.1111/maps.12146
Crosta, A. P., Kazzuo-Vieira, C., Pitarello, L., Köberl, C., & Kenkmann, T. (2012). Geology and impact features of Vargeão Dome, southern Brazil. Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 47(1), 51-71. DOI: 10.1111/j.1945-5100.2011.01312.x
Pittarello, L., Pennacchioni, G., & Di Toro, G. (2012). Amphibolite-facies pseudotachylytes in Premosello metagabbro and felsic mylonites (Ivrea Zone, Italy). Tectonophysics, 580(0), 43-57. DOI: 10.1016/j.tecto.2012.08.001
Menegon, L., Pennacchioni, G., Heilbronner, R., & Pittarello, L. (2008). Evolution of quartz microstructure and c-axis crystallographic preferred orientation within ductilely deformed granitoids (Arolla unit, Western Alps). Journal of Structural Geology, 30(11), 1332-1347. DOI: 10.1016/j.jsg.2008.07.007
Pittarello, L., Di Toro, G., Bizzarri, A., Pennacchioni, G., Hadizadeh, J., & Cocco, M. (2008). Energy partitioning during seismic slip in pseudotachylyte-bearing faults (Gole Larghe Fault, Adamello, Italy). Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 269(1-2), 131-139. DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2008.01.052
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