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Structure Department of Physics and Astronomy
Qualification Professore associato confermato
Scientific sector FIS/03 - MATERIAL PHYSICS
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Curriculum Vitae
• 2008 - present. Associate professor at the Dep. of Physics “Galileo Galieli” of Padua Univ., leader of Nanodevices group.
• 2008 - present. Director of Laboratory for Nanofabrication of Nanodevices (LaNN).
• 2014- present. Group leader of the biomedical characterization group at the Institute of Pediatric Research - Fondazione Città della Speranza (Padova)
• 1998 Senior researcher and member of IOM-CNR, and member of scientific committee of the Facility of Nanofabrication.

• graduated in Physics from the University of Padua in 1989,
• 1994 PhD in Physics at Dep. of Physics in Padua
• 1994-1996 Postdoc at Padua University.
• 1996-97 Postdoc at MIT at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.
• 1997 Postdoc at the beamline of Materials Science at the European Synchrotron ESRF.
• 1998-2007 Researcher at TASC- CNR , beam line scientistst and responsible
• 2005-2009 Professor at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.
Scientific production
212 scientific papers published in international journals and refereed conference proceedings. 
6330+ citations, H-index 29 (source Google Scholar, Feb 2018);    
60 + invited talks at international conferences, conferences, workshops, universities and research centers.    
Director/organizer/committee of 8 scientific conferences&workshops.  
He is co-author of 13 international patents.

Scientific interests
• High resolution lithographic and fabrication techniques for the realization of 3D nano structures for photonics, plasmonics, and for the development of nanodevices.
• Foundation and managing of facilities of nanofabrication.
• Development of photonic devices based on the orbital angular momentum (OAM) of the light.
• Development of bio-plasmonic sensors.
• Design and simulation of photonic and nano-optical devices.
• Semiconductor epitaxial heterostructures.
• Synchrotron based techniques and design of beam lines.

Teaching experience

• 2002-2009 Lecturer of Material Science at NTU - Nanyang Technological University of Singapore.
• 2008-at present Lecturer of Nanofabrication at Material Science - Laurea Magistrale - at Univ. of Padua
• 2008- at present Lecturer of Laboratory of Material Physics - Laurea Triennale - at Univ. of Padua
• 2009-2010 course for “development and Management of Projects”.
• 2004- Course for PhD in nanotechnologies at Univ. of Trieste “Nanofabrication methods and techniques” 2004.
• 1994-1995 Assistant professor at Univ. of Padua “Laboratory of Physics “
• 2008- present Tutor of 24 students - master degree- Padova University
• 2008- present Tutor of 13 PhD students- Physics and material Science - Padova University
• 2009-2011 tutor of 1 PhD student at Nanotechnology
• 2002-2008 tutor of 3 PhD students at - Nanyang technological University- NTU- Singapore

Other professional activities
• 2012 of spin-off company "Twist-off" for the development of the OAM radio technology,
• 2008 of ThunderNIL srl, Nanochallenge award for the best nanotechnology spin-off.
• 2009 of Protolab srl. spin-off for advanced materials and electronic devices
• 2010 Twist-off, university spin-off for wireless telecommunications.
• 2014scientific advisor of STRAND srl for fiber telecommunication
• Expert reviewer for international funding agencies: Israeli Ministry of Science, ETH Zurich;The Austrian Science Fund;
• Member of PhD committee

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
SC1163 COMMON SCP3049604 6 3rd Year Second
SC1174 COMMON SCL1000406 6 2nd Year First