Angela Altomare

 

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Angela Altomare


Tel +390805929155
Fax +390805929170
E-mail angela.altomareATic.cnr.it
Address via Amendola 122/o

 

 

 

Present position :


- Senior Researcher

 

Short CV :

1988 : Degree in Physics cum laude
1989 - 1994 : Five years contract as Researcher at IRMEC (now IC), Bari - CNR
1994 - 1999 : Five years contract as Research at IRMEC (now IC), Bari - CNR
1999 : AIC Prize for "The Activity and The Original and Innovative Research Results in the Field of Crystallographic Methodologies, either Theoretical or Applicative and for the Work on the Association Activities".
1999 - 2001 : Two years contract as Research at IRMEC (now IC), Bari - CNR
2001 - 2006 : Staff Researcher at IRMEC (now IC) - CNR
2006 - : Staff Senior Researcher at IC, Bari - CNR
Since 1989 dr. Altomare has scientifically collaborated with Prof. Carmelo Giacovazzo, scientist of great renown in Crystallography, so gaining great and proven experience, both theoretical and applied, in the field of crystal structure solution by diffraction data.

 

Research Activity :

Dr. Altomare research activity is mainly devoted to the development of innovative theoretical and computational approaches aimed at the structural characterization of materials of varying complexity by using microcrystalline powder X-ray diffraction data. It regards the full pathway of the crystal structure solution process: determination of cell parameters, space group identification, intensity estimate, structure solution by Direct Methods and/or Patterson Methods and/or Direct Space Methods, model optimization and refinement. The new developed methodologies are implemented in software: EXPO2009 is a computing program able to carry out the ab-initio crystal structure solution process (it needs only the information on the chemical formula and the experimental diffraction data); QUALX is adopted for the qualitative analysis of multiphase mixture. EXPO2009 and QUALX are developed according to the most modern and efficient computing rules and graphical performances. They are widely used by the national and international scientific community involved in different fields: chemical, pharmaceutical, of material science as well as mineralogical, artistic. Structure solution of small molecules, in particular of pharmaceutical interest, is executed by using single crystal or powder X-ray diffraction technique: diffraction data are collected by diffractometers (two for powders, 12KW and 18 KW; one for single crystal) at IC.

 

Selected publications :

A. Altomare, C. Cuocci, C. Giacovazzo, A. Moliterni & R. Rizzi (2010)
The dual-space resolution bias correction algorithm: applications to powder data
J. Appl. Cryst. 43, 798-804.
A. Altomare, M. Camalli, C. Cuocci, C. Giacovazzo, A. Moliterni & R. Rizzi (2009)
EXPO2009: structure solution by powder data in direct and reciprocal space.
J. Appl. Cryst. 42, 1197-1202.
A. Altomare, C. Cuocci, C. Giacovazzo, A. Moliterni & R. Rizzi (2008)
Correcting resolution bias in electron density maps of organic molecules derived by direct methods from powder data.
J. Appl. Cryst. 41, 592-599.
A. Altomare, M. Camalli, C. Cuocci, C. Giacovazzo, A.G.G. Moliterni & R. Rizzi (2007)
Advances in space-group determination from powder diffraction data
J. Appl. Cryst. 40, 743-748.
A. Altomare, C. Cuocci, C. Giacovazzo, A.G.G. Moliterni & R. Rizzi (2006)
Powder diffraction: the new automatic least squares Fourier recycling procedure in EXPO2005
J. Appl. Cryst. 39, 558-562.

 

 

 

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