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Institut de minéralogie, de physique des matériaux et de cosmochimie

Daniele Antonangeli



  • structural and dynamical properties of condensed matter at extreme thermodynamic conditions
  • high pressure and high temperature, phonon dispersion, sound wave propagation
  • elasticity
  • phase transition and transition mechanisms
  • melting and structure of liquids
  • electron-phonon coupling
  • elastic and thermal properties of Earth and planetary materials
  • Earth’s deep interior


  • inelastic x-ray scattering
  • x-ray diffraction
  • Raman and Brillouin spectroscopy
  • light scattering
  • picosecond acoustics
  • ultrasonic techniques


  • high pressure and high temperature generating devices
  • diamond anvil cells
  • radial diamond anvil cells
  • resistively heated and laser heated diamond anvil cells
  • piston cylinder presses

Contact Informations

Phone : 33 (0)1 44 27 98 19
Mail(s) : daniele.antonangeli@upmc.fr

Function and attachment

 Chargé de recherche CNRS


Administration of research

  • Since September 2011: member of the “comité d'experts 28ème section, Université Pierre et Marie Curie” (recruitment panel, condensed matter physics)
  • Since March 2012: member of the beam time allocation panel 05 (former HS) of the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility.


  • Since 2012, Master SMNO (material science), Université Pierre et Marie Curie, “Extreme conditions: applications to Earth and planetary science”.
  • Since 2012, L3 Sciences de la Terre (3rd year students, Earth science), Université Pierre et Marie Curie, “Structure and physical properties of minerals”.


  • Since November 2011: Researcher (CR1) at the Institut de Minéralogie et de Physique des Milieux Condensés (IMPMC), CNRS UMR 7590, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France.
  • November 2007 – November 2011: Researcher (CR2) at the Institut de Minéralogie et de Physique des Milieux Condensés (IMPMC), CNRS UMR 7590, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (IPGP), Université Pierre er Marie Cuire - Paris 6, Université Paris Diderot – Paris 7, Paris, France.
  • April 2005 – November 2007: Post Doctoral Research Staff Member at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Livermore, CA-USA.
  • February 2002 – January 2005: PhD program work at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), Grenoble, France.



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Awards and Distinctions

  • Competitive student fellowships in school years: 1992/93, 1993/94, 1994/95 and 1995/96
  • Cited by the mayor of Rome, Italy, as one of the best diploma students of 1996 graduation
  • Winner of “Carla Cauletti” student fellowship (September 2001)
  • Best poster award, HERCULES 2003, 13th session, session A
  • CNRS, “prime d’excellence scientifique” (2011-2014)

French and foreign diplomas

  •  July 1996    High school diploma, Liceo Scientifico Statale G.B. Moragni, Rome, Italy, final grade 60/60, with mention by the school and the examining committee.
  • 18/07/2001    Laurea in Fisica (master in Physics), Università degli Studi di Roma Tre, with a final grade of 110/110 “summa cum laude”, defending an experimental thesis entitled “Vibrational spectroscopy of fluid halogens at high pressure”, supervised by prof. Michele Nardone. All exams passed on time, on a curriculum emphasizing Condensed Matter Physics, average mark of 29.4/30, passing the exam for nine subjects “cum laude”.
  • 14/01/2005    Diplôme de Docteur de l’Université Pierre et Marie Curie Paris 6 (PhD) in Physics and Chemistry of Materials, defending the thesis entitled “Elasticity and sound wave anisotropy of hcp metals at high pressure” into the presence of dr. P. Loubeyre, Dr. H.K. Mao, prof. A. Shukla, prof. H.C. Nataf, dr. G. Steinle-Neumann, dr. G. Fiquet (advisor) and dr. M. Krisch (advisor).


Clubs, learned societies and associations

American geophysical union 


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