Initial Publication Date: March 8, 2024

Mattia Pistone, Assistant Professor, University of Georgia

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Describe your current research or work assignment. What topics are you working on? What does a typical work day look like—what would a student expect to do if they followed your career path?

I am conducting two lines of research: understanding the pre-eruptive conditions leading to explosive volcanism, and geochemistry and architecture of the lower crust and transition towards the upper mantle.

What motivated or inspired you to pursue a career in Nanoscience?

Understanding the nucleation of minerals and gas bubbles in silicate melts.

What graduate experiences/activities were essential for your professional development in Nanoscience? What experiences made a difference in your own career path (e.g., attended a conference, short course, had an opportunity to work in a lab, a key mentor in your life...)?

MELTS Workshop at Ludwig Maximilian Universität (Munich, Germany) and in situ, time-resolved X-ray microtomography of magma vesiculation at synchrotron facilities.

Any other advice to help an aspiring Nanoscience student?

Upscaling the processes from nanoscale to large scales.