Tenured Assistant Professor
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U04, Piano: P01, Stanza: 1027
Piazza della Scienza 4 - 20126 MILANO


Alessandro Cavallo is Researcher of the S.S.D. GEO-09 (MINERAL GEORESOURCES AND MINERALOGIC-PETROGRAPHIC APPLICATIONS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND CULTURAL HERITAGE) since 2008. In possession of the national scientific qualification (ASN) for associate professor of SSD 04/A1- GEO-09 scientific sector. He got his degree in Geological Sciences at the University of Milan in 2001, and his PhD in Earth Sciences in 2005 at the University of Milan. From 2001 to 2005 he has been employed as technician in applied geology and geophysics studies.

In particular, he worked on:

  • Research and characterization of Critical Raw Materials (CRM)
  • Sustainable mining & circular economy
  • Characterization of ore & industrial minerals
  • Quarries and mines
  • Recovery of tailings and mining wastes
  • Dimension stones (stones, marbles and granites)
  • Naturally-occurring asbestos (NOA)
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Construction and building materials (lime, cement)

Participant of research unit in the PRIN 2010-11 "Mineralogical and physico-chemical characteristics of mineral fibers, reactivity and impact on human health". Collaboration in several national and international research projects: (INTERREG PIC-IIIA Val d'Ossola - Italy/Canton Ticino - Switzerland; INAIL-Direzione Regionale Lombardia, INAIL-Direzione Generale; INTERREG IIIA (Val d'Ossola - Italy/Canton Ticino - Switzerland O. S.M.A.T.E.R. - Osservatorio Subalpino Materiali Territorio Restauro; Universidad Nacional de Salta - Facultad de Ciencias Naturales (Argentina): relations between tectonics and volcanism along the Calama-Olacapato-El Toro tectonic line - Argentina; Fondazione Lombardia per l'Ambiente (FLA); Round Robin mining dumps Val d'Aosta; FIBERS: the UNIMORE research group on mineral fibres; CARIPLO ANTICARB project; CARIPLO A-FIRE project.

He has published more than 47 papers in national and international journals and has a Scopus h-index of 11 (@ 2021).

He actively collaborates with several research institutions including University of Torino, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Department of Geological Engineering, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey, as well as scientific referee for commissioned research contracts with many private companies of the mining, quarrying, construction and environmental sector.

Scientific head of the SEM-EDS and XRD laboratory for the analysis of asbestos-containing materials, with accreditation from the Ministry of Health in accordance with Ministerial Decree 14/5/96 and the State-Regions agreement CSR 80 of 07/05/2015.


  • Marian, N., Giorgetti, G., Magrini, C., Capitani, G., Galimberti, L., Cavallo, A., et al. (2021). From hazardous asbestos containing wastes (ACW) to new secondary raw material through a new sustainable inertization process: a multimethodological mineralogical study. JOURNAL OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, 413(5 July 2021).
  • Petriglieri, J., Bersani, D., Laporte-Magoni, C., Tribaudino, M., Cavallo, A., Salvioli-Mariani, E., et al. (2021). Portable Raman Spectrometer for In Situ Analysis of Asbestos and Fibrous Minerals. APPLIED SCIENCES, 11(1), 1-14 [10.3390/app11010287].
  • Grieco, G., Sinojmeri, A., Bussolesi, M., Cocomazzi, G., & Cavallo, A. (2021). Environmental Impact Variability of Copper Tailing Dumps in Fushe Arrez (Northern Albania): The Role of Pyrite Separation during Flotation. SUSTAINABILITY, 13(17) [10.3390/su13179643].
  • Eslami, A., Malvoisin, B., Grieco, G., Aradi, L., Marchesi, C., Cavallo, A., et al. (2021). Native copper formation associated with serpentinization in the Cheshmeh-Bid ophiolite massif (Southern Iran). LITHOS, 382-383(February 2021) [10.1016/j.lithos.2020.105953].
  • Vola, G., Ardit, M., Sarandrea, L., Brignoli, G., Natali, C., Cavallo, A., et al. (2021). Investigation and prediction of sticking tendency, blocks formation and occasional melting of lime at HT (1300 °C) by the overburning test method. CONSTRUCTION AND BUILDING MATERIALS, 294 [10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2021.123577].