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Dipartimento di Fisica e Scienze della Terra




Full Professor


Telephone: +30 0521 905





Mario TRIBAUDINO was born in Torino on 13.11.1960; he got a degree in Geological Sciences at the Torino University on 21.3.1985. On 1986-1989 Ph.D. in Mineralogy and Crystallography. Post doc on 1989-1990 for the CNR- Progetto Nazionale di Ricerca Antartica. Permanent position as a researcher at the Torino University from 1.8.1990.
On 1.10.2001 Associate Professor in Mineralogy at the Torino University; Full Professor at the Parma University from 19.1.2005-today. He has been responsible for several Ph.D. and Bc. Sc. theses, and for CNR and PRIN projects.

Experimental investigation was done on rock forming minerals (mainly pyroxenes and feldspars), involving mainly the experimental modelling of crystal chemical and microtextural behaviour of minerals, and of the related phase transitions. Synthetic analogues of the studied phases were used; the retrieved results were used in constraining the thermal behaviour of natural samples, but also in material sciences, mostly ceramics

As a result of the above investigation nearly 70 papers on international journals were published. Mario TRIBAUDINO was repeatedly invited as a lecturer at postgraduate schools, and acted as a reviewer in several papers submitted for publication in international journals





  • Gatta G.D., Bersani D., Lottici P.P. &  Tribaudino M. 2014. High-pressure Raman study of CH4 in melanophlogite (type I clathrate). Mineral. Mag. in press
  • Mantovani L., Tribaudino M., Aliatis I., Lambruschi E., Bersani D. & Lottici P.P. 2014. Raman spectroscopy of CaCoSi2O6-Co2Si2O6 clinopyroxenes, submitted to Phys. Chem. Miner.
  • Tribaudino M. & Mantovani L. 2014. Thermal expansion in C2/c pyroxenes: a review and new high-temperature structural data for a pyroxene of composition (Na0. 53Ca0. 47)(Al0. 53Fe0. 47) Si2O6 (Jd53Hd47). Mineral. Mag. 78, 311-324.
  • Mantovani, L., Tribaudino, M., Bertoni, G., Salviati, G., & Bromiley, G. 2014. Solid solutions and phase transitions in (Ca,M2+)M2+Si2O6 pyroxenes (M2+ = Co, Fe, Mg). Am. Mineral., 99, 704-711.


  • D’Ippolito V., Andreozzi G.B., Bosi F., Halenius U., Mantovani L., Bersani D. & Fregola R.A. 2013. Crystallographic and spectroscopic characterization of a natural Zn-rich spinel approaching the end-member gahnite (ZnAl2O4) composition. Mineral. Mag., 77, 2941-2953.
  • Dondi, M., Zanelli C., Ardit M., Cruciani G., Mantovani L., Tribaudino M. & Andreozzi G.B. 2013. Ni-free, black ceramic pigments based on Co-Cr-Fe-Mn spinels: a reappraisal of crystal structure, colour and technological behaviour. Ceramics Intern. 39, 9533-9547
  • Mantovani L., Tribaudino M., Mezzadri F., Calestani G. & Bromiley G. 2013. The structure of (Ca,Co)CoSi2O6 pyroxenes and the Ca-M2+ substitution in (Ca,M2+)M2+Si2O6 pyroxenes (M2+=Co, Fe, Mg) Am. Mineral. 98, 1241-1252


  • Tribaudino M., Mantovani L., Bersani D. & Lottici P. P. 2012 . Raman spectroscopy of (Ca, Mg)MgSi2O6 pyroxenes” Am. Mineral., 97, 1339–1347
  • Prencipe M., Mantovani L., Tribaudino M., Bersani., D. & Lottici P.P. 2012. The Raman spectrum of diopside: a comparison between ab initio calculated and experimentally measured frequencies. Europ. J. Mineral., 24, 457-464
  • Angel R.J., Sochalski-Kolbus L.M., & Tribaudino M. 2012. Tilts and tetrahedra: the origin of anisotropy of feldspars. Am. Mineral., 97, 765-778
  • Tribaudino M. &Angel R.J. 2012. The thermodynamics of the I1-P1 phase transition in Ca-rich plagioclase from an assessment of the spontaneous strain. Phys. Chem. Miner., 39, 699-712.


  • Tribaudino M., Mantovani L., Bersani D., & Lottici P.P. 2011. Raman Investigation on Pigeonite in Ureilite, Spectr. Letters 44, 480-485
  • Lendini M., Rigolone M., Tribaudino M., Coda Zabetta F., Mazza D. & Berruti E. 2011. Caratterizzazione in microscopia SEMā€EDS del cemento endodontico MTA: un confronto tra diversi prodotti. Giornale italiano di Endodonzia, 25, 33-40.
  • Iezzi G., Tribaudino M., Della Ventura G.&Margiolaki I. 2011The high temperature P21/m C2/m phase transitions in synthetic amphiboles along the richterite - (BMg)-richterite join. Am. Mineral., 96, 353-363
  • Del Moro S., Renzulli A. & Tribaudino M. 2011. Pyrometamorphic processes at the interface between magmas and hydrothermally-altered products: evidence from buchite ejecta of Stromboli volcano (Aeolian Islands, italy). J. Petr., 52, 541-563.
  • Tribaudino M., Bruno M.,  Nestola F., Pasqual D. & Angel R.J. 2011. Thermoelastic and thermodynamic properties of plagioclase feldspars from thermal expansion measurements. Am. Mineral., 96, 992-1002
  • Tribaudino M. & Ohashi H. 2011.  High temperature structure and thermal expansion of Co3Al2Si3O12 garnet. Periodico di Mineralogia, 80, 135-144


  • Tribaudino M., Gatta G. D. & Lee Y. 2010. A high-pressure cubic-to-tetragonal phase-transition in melanophlogite, a SiO2 clathrate phase. Micropor. and Mesopor. Mat., 129, 267-273
  • Iezzi G., Della Ventura G., Tribaudino M.,  Németh P., Margiolaki I., Cavallo A., Gaillard F. & Behrens H. 2010. Phase transitions induced by solid-solution: the BCa - BMg substitution in richteritic amphiboles. Am. Mineral., 95, 369-381
  • Tribaudino M., Angel R.J., Cámara F., Nestola F., Pasqual D. & Margiolaki I. 2010. Thermal expansion of plagioclase feldspars. Contrib. Mineral. Petr., 160, 899-908.
  • Bersani D., Lottici P.P., Virgenti S., Sodo A., Malvestuto G.Botti A., Salvioli-Mariani E., Tribaudino M.,Ospitali F., & Catarsi M. 2010. Multi-technique investigation of archaeological pottery from Parma (Italy). J. Raman Spectr., 41, 1266-1271.
  • Casoli A., Berzioli M., Darecchio M. E., Medeghini L.,Lottici P.P., Bersani D., Bolpagni R., Tribaudino M., Zannini P., Caglio S., Poldi G.&Cauzzi D. 2010.  Indagini scientifiche su dipinti murali del Correggio:la cupola del duomo di Parma, 263-272.


  • Tribaudino M.,  Bromiley G., Nestola F. & Ohashi H. 2009. Synthesis, TEM characterization and high temperature behaviour of LiNiSi2O6 pyroxene. Phys. Chem. Miner., 36, 527-536.
  • Boffa Ballaran T., Nestola F., Tribaudino M. & Ohashi H. 2009. Bulk modulus variation along the diopside–kosmochlor solid solution. Eur. J. Mineral., 21, 591-597
  • Tribaudino M., Zhang M.&Salje E.K.H.2009. Cation ordering and phase transitions in feldspars along the join CaAl2Si2O8-SrAl2Si2O8: a TEM, IR and XRD investigation. Mineralogical Magazine, 73, 119-130.


  • Tribaudino M., Artoni A., Mavris C., Bersani D., Lottici P.P.& Belletti D. 2008. Single crystal X-ray and Raman investigation on melanophlogite from Varano Marchesi (Parma, Italy). Am. Mineral.,  93, 88-94.
  • Menna M., Tribaudino M.& Renzulli A. 2008. Al-Si order and spinodal decomposition texture of a sanidine from igneous clasts of Stromboli (Aeolian Arc, Southern Italy): insights into the timing between the emplacement of a shallow basic sheet intrusion and the eruption of related ejecta. Eur. J. Mineral., 20, 183-190.
  • Tribaudino M., Nestola F., Bruno M., Boffa Ballaran T.& Liebske, C. 2008. Thermal expansion along the NaAlSi2O6 - NaFe3+Si2O6 and NaAlSi2O6 - CaFe2+Si2O6 solid solutions. Phys. Chem. Miner., 35, 241-248.
  • TribaudinoM., BrunoM., IezziG., Della Ventura G. & MargiolakiI. 2008. The thermal behavior of richterite. Am. Mineral., 93, 1659-1665.
  • Nestola F., Madsen A., Tribaudino M., Balic-Zunic, T., Ohashi H., Secco L. & Dal Negro A. 2008.  Low-temperature crystal structure evolution of (Na,Ca)(Cr,Al)Si2O6 C2/c silicate. Mineral. Mag., 72, 809-816.


  • Nestola F., Rotiroti N., Bruno M., Tribaudino M., Van Smaalen S., Ohashi H.& Redhammer G. 2007. Low-temperature behavior of NaGaSi2O6. Am. Mineral., 92, 560-569.
  • Németh P.,Tribaudino M., Bruno E.,& Buseck P.R. 2007. TEM investigation of Ca-rich plagioclase: Structural fluctuations related to the I-P phase transition. Am. Mineral., 92, 1080-1086
  • Nestola F., Tribaudino M., Boffa Ballaran T., Liebske C.& Bruno M. 2007. The crystal structure of pyroxenes along the jadeite - hedenbergite and jadeite - aegirine joins. Am. Mineral., 92, 1492-1501.


  • Iezzi G., Della Ventura G. & Tribaudino M. 2006. Synthetic P21/m amphiboles in the system Li2O-Na2O-MgO-SiO2-H2O (LNMSH).  Am. Miner., 91,  425-429
  • Nestola F., Boffa Ballaran T., Liebske C., Bruno M.& Tribaudino M. 2006. High-pressure behaviour along the jadeite NaAlSi2O6 – aegirine NaFeSi2O6 solid solution up to 10 GPa. Phys. Chem. Miner., 33, 417-425.
  • Tribaudino M. 2006. Microtextures and crystal chemistry of pigeonite in the ureilites ALHA77257, RKPA80239, Y-791538 and ALHA81101. Meteorit. Planet. Sci., 41, 979-988.