Dr. Vittoria Pischedda is professor at the Institut Lumière Matière, a joint research laboratory in chemistry and physics of the University Claude Bernard Lyon 1 and the CNRS (UMR5306) in France. She holds a PhD in mineralogy and crystallography from the University of Turin in Italy. After post-doctoral years at CeSMEC, Florida International University, USA and at the School of Physics, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, she obtained her permanent position in Lyon, France. She has extensive experience in high pressure techniques, Raman spectroscopy, neutron and X-ray scattering. Her main research interests are the study of thermodynamic stability of nanomaterials and carbon-based materials (fullerene, graphite, diamond, carbon nanotubes) to develop new materials with improved physical and mechanical properties for energy applications. In 2020, she spent a sabbatical year at the School of chemistry, UNSW, Sydney, where she started the collaboration with Prof. N. Sharma. She has more than 47 publications in international peer-reviewed journals and 1 book chapter. She is an active member of the scientific committee of the high pressure instrumental platform PLECE in Lyon and of the high pressure technology network in France.