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Excelsus Structural Solutions' Team

 

 

Fabia Gozzo, PhD

 

CEO and Founder

Excelsus Structural Solutions SPRL
Excelsus Structural Solutions (Swiss) AG

 

fabia.gozzo@excels.us

  • M.S. in Physics, Universita' degli Studi, Bari, Italy
  • Ph.D. in Physics, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Postdoctoral fellow, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories, Berkeley, California, USA
  • Research scientist, Intel Corp., Santa Clara, California, USA
  • Project Leader of the spin-off company "Swiss Light Source Techno-Trans AG", Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland
  • Senior Researcher and beamline scientist, Swiss Light Source, Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland
  • CEO and Founder of Excelsus Structural Solutions S.P.R.L.
  • CEO and Founder of Excelsus Structural Solutions (Swiss) AG

 

Dr Gozzo has more than 25 years of practical experience with synchrotron facilities, in developing complex instrumentation and using it for the study of pharmaceuticals, pigments, food components, concrete and semiconductors. At the Paul Scherrer Institute, she has contributed to the growth of the Swiss Light Source synchrotron facility where she has developed for more than 10 years a state-of-the-art powder diffractometer, recently acknowledged in several scientific publications as one of the best ones in the world. Dr Gozzo has built there a substantial industrial and academic user community, including some large pharmaceutical companies. She is recognized as a synchrotron- and powder diffraction expert and as such, is regularly invited at the international level as a speaker, lecturer and scientific advisor. She is author and co-author of more than 80 scientific articles and book chapters. More on Linkedin.

 

 

 

 

Pamela Whitfield, PhD

 

Leading scientist
Excelsus Structural Solutions (Swiss) AG

pamela.whitfield@excels.us

  • B.Sc. in Chemistry, University of York, UK
  • M.Sc. in New Materials, University of Aberdeen, UK
  • Ph.D. in Materials Chemistry, University of Birmingham, UK
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, National Research Council Canada, Ottawa, Canada
  • Assistant/Associate/Senior Research Officer, National Research Council Canada, Ottawa, Canada
  • Instrument Scientist, Spallation Neutron Source, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
  • Chemist/Materials Scientist, Excelsus Structural Solutions (Swiss) AG, Villigen, Switzerland

Dr Whitfield has over 25 years of practical experience with powder diffraction using both X-rays (laboratory and synchrotron) and neutrons (constant wavelength and time-of- flight). She developed and managed the largest XRPD facility at the National Research Council, supporting groups across Canada, developing custom sample environments and new analytical methodologies with samples ranging from battery materials and cements, to polymers and organic molecules. Later she was an instrument scientist on the POWGEN time-of- flight neutron powder diffractometer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA.

Dr Whitfield is known internationally as an expert in powder diffraction techniques and instrumentation. She has served on numerous national and international bodies, including as chair of the International Union of Crystallography Commission on Powder Diffraction for 9 years. She is a frequent instructor at schools and workshops, and regularly invited to present at international meetings. She is author and co-author of more than 80 scientific publications.

 

 

 

Mathilde Reinle-Schmitt, PhD

 

Scientist
Excelsus Structural Solutions (Swiss) AG

 

m.reinle-schmitt@excels.us

o M. S. in Physics, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland
o Ph.D. in Experimental Physics, University of Zurich and Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen, Switzerland
o Postdoctoral fellow, Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen, Switzerland
o Scientist, Excelsus Structural Solutions (Swiss) AG, Villigen, Switzerland

Dr Reinle-Schmitt has more than 9 years of practical experience with synchrotron radiation instrumentation and technique, particularly in the field of powder and surface diffraction. She is involved in the development of methods and measurement strategies mostly related to quantitative phase analysis and pair distribution function measurements of pharmaceuticals via synchrotron-radiation x-ray powder diffraction.
During her postdoctoral appointment at the Swiss Light Source Materials Science beamline she contributed to the automatization of the powder diffraction endstation by programming a graphical user interface that allows one to execute a variety of remote controlled measurements. At Excelsus, besides her everyday involvement in several industrial projects in collaboration with Excelsus' customers, Dr Reinle-Schmitt contributes at several long term R&D projects. She is also the radiation safety reference person as well as responsible for the quality management system in place at Excelsus Stuctural Solutions. More on Linkedin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mickaël Morin, PhD

Scientist
Excelsus Structural Solutions (Swiss) AG

mickael.morin@excels.us

  • M. S. in Geomaterials and Geochemistry, Ludwig-Maximilian Universität, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany
  • M. S. in Physics, Université de Rennes 1, Rennes, France
  • Ph.D. in Materials Science, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ) and Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen, Switzerland
  • Materials Scientist, Excelsus Structural Solutions (Swiss) AG, Villigen, Switzerland

Dr Morin has more than 8 years of experience in Neutron and X-ray powder diffraction techniques. He also has experience in crystal growth, solid state chemistry of complex oxides and bulk characterization. During his Ph.D. he was investigating the high-Tc multiferroic materials RBaCuFeO5 (R= Rare earth and Y). More on linkedin.

Mauro Povia, PhD

 

Scientist
Excelsus Structural Solutions (Swiss) AG

 

mauro.povia@excels.us

  •  B.Sc. in Materials Science, University of Bari, Italy
  •  Laboratory technician, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genova, Italy
  •  M.Sc. in Materials Science, Energy, and Nanotechnology, University of Oslo, Norway
  • Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry, ETH Zurich and Paul Scherrer Institute, Villigen, Switzerland
  • Scientist, Excelsus Structural Solutions (Swiss) AG, Villigen, Switzerland

Dr. Povia is an expert in x-ray characterization of materials under operando and in-situ conditions. The characterization experiments were mainly applied for the study of materials for energy applications such as anode for rechargeable batteries and catalysts for hydrogen fuel cell and water electrolyzer. As part of his Ph.D. project at the Paul Scherrer Institute, he has developed for the Swiss Light Source synchrotron a unique experimental apparatus that combines XAS and SAXS simultaneously connected to an electrochemical flow cell for the study of electrode degradation under operando condition. More on LinkedIn and Google Scholar.

Kim von Allmen, PhD

 

Scientist
Excelsus Structural Solutions (Swiss) AG

 

kim.von.allmen@excels.us

  • B. Sc. Chemistry, University of Basel, Switzerland
  • M. Sc. Chemistry and Molecular Biology, EPF Lausanne, Switzerland
  • PhD, Inorganic Chemistry & Crystallography, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Empa, Center for X-ray Analytics, Dübendorf, Switzerland
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Lund University, Division for Synchrotron Radiation Research, Sweden

Dr. von Allmen has more than 8 years of experience in using X-ray diffraction methods for structure determination from inorganic single crystals (SC-XRD) and the characterization of powders and polycrystalline coatings (PXRD). He has used synchrotron radiation in surface X-ray diffraction (SXRD) and X-ray absorption (XAS) studies for the determination of catalytic reaction mechanisms. To bring the technique of surface X-ray diffraction from the synchrotron to the lab he has worked on an X-ray setup that was optimized to measure CTRs from metallic single crystals with a conventional microfocus source and a hybrid photon counting X-ray detector.

 
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