Author Archives: Fabio Masiello


Fabio Masiello studied Physics at the University of Turin (Italy), followed by PhD in Physics and Material Science obtained from the Universities of Grenoble and Turin respectively while working at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility in Grenoble (France). He joined PANalytical in 2011 as application specialist XRD, in Almelo (the Netherlands). Since 2012 he is the product manager responsible for the Empyrean diffractometer.

Published 20 Feb 2020

Empyrean used to estimate the shooting distance of a gunshot

In this interesting study, researchers from Chile and Spain have been able to use X-ray diffractograms of gunshot residues (GSR) to infer shooting distance. The shooting distance is a crucial parameter in solving criminal cases since it provides indications, for example,…READ MORE >

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Published 26 Jun 2018

Preparing for the launch of the new Empyrean

Unveiling a revolution in the world of X-ray diffraction!   The excitement is growing – in one week’s time (July the 2nd) I will be in Edinburgh (Scotland) at the 16th European Powder Diffraction Conference (EPDIC), introducing the third generation Empyrean system during…READ MORE >

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