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Dr. Andrea Testino received his master’s degree in Industrial Chemistry (2000) and PhD in Material Science (2004) from the University of Genoa (Italy). He did post-doctoral studies at EPFL (CH), University College London (UK), and University of Milan (Italy) working on ceramic nanoparticles synthesis and characterization. In 2007 he joined the company TDK-EPC in Austria as Senior Development Engineer working in the Ceramic Components Division on Innovative Themes. In 2011 he joined the Paul Scherrer Institut, establishing the Advanced Nanopowders Synthesis Laboratory. The actual activity is devoted to the continuous synthesis of nanoparticles for catalytic, optical, and biomedical applications. A parallel research activity is focused on the study of the nucleation and growth mechanisms of inorganic materials by means of mathematical models. In addition, a laboratory for synthesis, processing, and characterization of ceramic materials has been recently established under his leadership. This laboratory is mainly focused on projects with industrial partners. His scientific activity is summarized in about 70 peer-reviewed scientific publications, more than 2700 citations, and about 10 patents, some of them worldwide granted.