The successful Italian story of Professor Fabrizio Nestola

Feb 14, 2017 595

Fabrizio Nestola, 44 years old, is a Professor of Mineralogy at the University of Padua. He has worked hard not only for his academic career but also to carry on his research on diamonds. Prof Nestola’s aim is the one of finding out what lays behind the diamonds, even studying the super-giant ones (3000 carats), the super-deep and rare ones to be found at 300 km of depth.

As reported by the Italian daily Corriere della Sera, without fearing the bureaucratic obstacles, Fabrizio Nestola was able to get conspicuous funds and to set up a smart team with the types of machinery he needed. In fact, the young Italian professor was able to convince the European Union to fund his project (giving a contribution of 1 million and 400 thousand Euros in 5 years) and also two companies, a Japanese and a Swiss one. Both corporations are involved in the construction of an X-ray diffractometer, which will be unique in the world.

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