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Telephone 0498277175
Qualification Professore ordinario
Scientific sector FIS/03 - MATERIAL PHYSICS
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Office hours
Monday from 14:00 to 15:00 Stanza 328 del dip. di Fisica e Astronomia Si prega di avvertire per e-mail che si desidera un appuntamento. Eventualmente anche in altri giorni e/o orario
(updated on 15/04/2014 12:16)

Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D. in Physics (G. Parisi thesis advisor) at SISSA, Trieste, Italy (1983).
MSP at the University of Padova, Italy (1979);
Current positions
2003- Full Professor, Padova University, Physics & Astronomy Department, Padova, Italy
2014- Visiting Scientist, at the College of Computer, Math. and Nat. Sciences, Maryland University, USA
Previous positions
1994 -2003 Full Professor, SISSA, Trieste – Italy
1991 – 1994 Associate Professor, Padova University, Physics Department, Padova, Italy
1987 – 1991 Associate Professor, Bari University, Physics Department, Bari, Italy
1983 - 1987 Assistant Professor, Padova University, Physics Department, Padova– Italy
Supervision of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows
14 Postdocs: University of Padova, and SISSA, Trieste, Italy
34 PhD students: University of Bari, University of Padova, and SISSA, Trieste, Italy
About 50 Master students

Mentoring of PhD students and post-docs,
25 of my PhD’s and Postdocs now hold faculty positions, mostly abroad.

Teaching activities
Quantum Physics, Statistical Mechanics, Electromagnetism, Statistical Mechanics of Complex Systems, Thermodynamics, Natural Forms, Interaction network of living systems, Stochastic processes with applications.
Institutional responsibilities
2015- Member of the strategic committee, Univ. of Padova, Physics department, Padova, Italy
2015- Member of committee for the scientific research, Univ.of Padova, Physics department, Padova, Italy
2004 – 2010 Dean of the Excellence “Scuola Galileiana di Studi Superiori”, Univ. of Padova, Padova, Italy
1997-2003, Scientific consultant of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) Trieste – Italy
Major collaborations
Azaele S., Department of Mathematics, Leeds University, UK
Banavar J.R., College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences, Maryland University, USA
Hoang TX, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Institute of Physics, Hanoi, Vietnam
Munoz M., Departamento de Electromagnetismo y F́ısica de la Materia e Instituto Carlos I de Fısica Teorica y Computacional, Universidad de Granada, Spain
Rinaldo A., EPFL, Lausanne, Swiss and University of Padova, Environmental Engineering, Padova, Italy
Seno F, University of Padova, Physics, Padova, Italy
Suweis S, University of Padova, Physics, Padova, Italy
Tommaso Anfodillo, “Dipartimento Territorio e Sistemi Agro-Forestali, Università di Padova”.
Publications and citation statistics
Index Scholar Scopus
Citations 14984 9480
h-index 59 48
More than 330 original publications in refereed journals. They include: 10 in Nature (with 3 News and Views), 2 in Science, 1 Nature Biotechnology, 2 Nature Communications, 32 in Proceedings of the National Academy of the United States, 53 in Physical Review Letters, 3 in Review of Modern Physics.
Commissions of trust
2012- 2016 Member of the evaluation committee, SISSA, Trieste, Italy
2013- Editorial Board, JSTAT
Reviewers for many journals, including Science, Nature, Nature Communications, PNAS and PRL.

Granted patents
Patent S.I.S.S.A. n. RM2001A000633 dd. 25.10.2001; Title: “Method of identifying a consensus sequence for intracellular antibody”. Inventors: Cattaneo, Visintin, Maritan and Settanni.

Research areas


List of taught course units in A.Y. 2018/19
Degree course code (?) Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Lang. Teacher in charge
SC2382 002PD SCP8083597 6 1st Year First
SC2443 COMMON SCP8083597 6 1st Year First
IN0527 COMMON INP7081057 9 1st Year Second
IN2191 001PD INP5070381 9 1st Year Second