- Education: Degrees in Nuclear Engineering (cum laude; Rome, 28/5/1984); Degree in Physics (cum laude; Rome 22/6/1989)
- Research Fellowships:
• Researcher (temporary position) at Istituto di Chimica dei Materiali of CNR since 1995;
• Researcher (permanent position) at Istituto di Struttura della Materia (ISM) -CNR since 11-9-2001
• Senior researcher since 31-1-2001
• Head of the Magnetometry Laboratory (since February 2002) of ISM (Unità Staccata di Montelibretti – Area della Ricerca di Roma 1)
- Teaching Positions
Associate Professor (AA 1993-1994) of General Physics for Biology at Benevento S.M.F.N Faculty
Associate Professor (AA 1994-1995) of Laboratory of Physics for Biology at Benevento S.M.F.N Faculty
• 2001-2003: MURST Research Program “Application of high temperature superconductivity” Legge 95/95, responsible for ISM R.U.
• MURST Research Program PRIN2007 “Magnetic nanostructures with coexistence of Magnetoresistive e Magnetostrictive properties”
• 2000-2002: Bilateral Scientific Cooperation CNR- CONICET (Argentina): Responsible for ISM R.U.
• 2002-2005: EC Project (N. GRD1-2001-40316) “Self assembled nanoparticles and nanopatterned arrays for high density magnetorecording” (Number of partners : 8) Responsible for Workpackage “Study of magnetization processes” (numero totale dei Workpackages : 8)
• 2004-2005 Accordo di cooperazione scientifica e tecnologica tra Italia e Argentina – progetti congiunti (Ministero degli Affari Esteri) ; Project “Magnetization processes in high anisotropy nanostructured materials” Responsible for ISM R.U.
- Research activity
Expertise in the study of magnetization processes in nanostructured materials and High Tc superconductors by magnetometry and numerical methods. Author of 120 papers in international scientific journals on :
• High Tc superconductors : dissipative phenomena (flux pinning; quantum tunneling) by SQUIID magnetometry, Ac suscpetibility and numeric simulation.
• Fe and FeO based nanostructures, high anisotropy metallic films: correlation between microstructure and magnetization processes
• Diluted disordered systems (ferrites) and spin-glasses