Pietro Colombo

Senior Qualified Technician at CNR-ISTM

Expertise: TDS, XPS, NMR, Mass Spectrometry and design and maintenance of high vacuum systems.


Pietro Colombo got his high-school diploma in 1983, as Perito industriale capotecnico, specialization Elettrotecnica e Automazione. Since 1988 he has been working within the Italian CNR, initially within the Centro per lo Studio delle Relazioni tra Struttura e Reattività Chimica, then, from 2000 at the Institute of Molecular Science and Technologies in Milano where he is in charge as Senior Qualified Technician. His espertise spans the following fields:

–          Design, assembling and control of ultra high vacuum systems

–          TDS and XPS Analysis

–          Support in X-ray laboratory (Syntex P1, Siemens P4, Smart Apex)

–          Measurements on MALDI ToF/ToF instrumentation

–          NMR analysis




1. R. Destro, E. Sartirana, L. Loconte, R. Soave, P. COLOMBO, C. Destro, L. Lo Presti, Competing C=O···C=O, C−H···O, Cl···O, and Cl···Cl Interactions Governing the Structural Phase Transition of 2,6-Dichloro-p-benzoquinone at Tc = 122.6 K, Cryst. Growth & Design, Just Accepted Manuscript, DOI: 10.1021/cg401123s