Dr. Maria Betti was born in 1960 and had her doctorate in Chemistry from the University of Pisa (Italy) in 1984 where since 1998 she is lecturing as Contract Professor in Instrumental Analytical Chemistry field.
From 1985 to 1991 she worked at the University of Pisa and at the Italian National Research Council as researcher.
Since 1991 she is head of Analytical Chemistry section (Nuclear Chemistry division) at the Institute for Transuranium Elements (EC-JRC) in Karlsruhe. Her main field of research deals with development and implementation of instrumental analytical methods for detection of traces of radioisotopes and characterisation of radioactive microparticles (hot particles) by plasma mass spectrometric techniques.
She is author of more than 70 publications in peer-reviewed international scientific journals in the field of analytical, radioanalytical and environmental chemistry.