Enrico Mugnaioli attended Degree and PhD studies at the Department of Earth Sciences of the University of Siena, Italy. During his PhD, he worked on applied Electron Crystallography for the structure characterization of asbestos. From 2007 to 2014 he worked at the Electron Microscopy Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany. He collaborated with several public and private research institutions providing crystallographic and TEM expertise. He was one of the first developers and users of the Automated Diffraction Tomography (ADT) method, for the acquisition of 3D electron diffraction data from single nanocrystals. From 2013 to 2017 he was PI of the Italian national project FIR2013 'Exploring the nanoworld', coordinating two research units located at the University of Siena and University of Pisa.
Since April 2017 he is collaborating with CNI@NEST, Pisa. He is involved in the development and application of electron crystallography methods for the structural characterization of nanocrystalline and beam-sensitive materials, with a special focus on nanoparticles, minerals, porous materials, pharmaceuticals and macromolecules.
He is a member of the Italian Crystallographic Association, the Italian Society of Mineralogy and Petrology and the Italian Society of Microscopic Sciences.