- Personal Information
Education: Graduated in Chemistry (110/110 cum laude) at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Italy in 2004 and PhD in Material Science at the Rome University “La Sapienza”, Italy in 2007 .
- Current Occupation: Scientist at the Istituto di Struttura della Materia, CNR, Rome
- Scientific Background
Pulsed Laser Deposition of nanostructured thin films (Pt,Cr, CoxPt1-x) for applications in high density magneto-recording (perpendicular and longitudinal media). Correlation between the experimental deposition and post-deposition parameters (thermal annealing) with the structural and microstructural properties of the films. Deposition of antiferromagnetic oxides (CoO, NiO, CoNiO) by oxygen assisted PLD. Fabrication of metallic films and exchange coupled bilayer by Sputtering and E-Beam Evaporation. Experience in optical (UV) and electron beam lithography (EBL) for fabrication of micro- and nano-patterned exchange coupled systems. Experience in magnetic measurements techniques (SQUID, VSM) for characterization of magnetic thin films and nanocomposites. Scanning probe characterization of topographic properties (AFM) and magnetic properties (MFM) of continuous and nano-patterned films.
- Current Research Activity
Syntesis and characterization of ferromagnetic thin films with high magnetic anisotropy. Deposition of FM/AFM bilayer and study of the exchange coupling properties. Magnetic characterization of metallic nanoparticles (CoPt, FePt) and ferrimagnetic oxides. Investigation of exchange interactions in ferri/antiferromagnet composites.
- Additional InformationInternational Experiences:
-Institut Néel- CNRS – Grenoble, Francia (Erasmus Fellowship 2006; Short Term Mobility 2008)
– Instituto de Microelectrónica de Madrid, CNM-CSIC-Madrid, Spain (feb 2007; dec 2007)Main National and International schools and conferences attendance:
Joint European Magnetic Symposia (Dublin, September 14-19, 2008) poster presentation
14th General Conference of the European Physical Society (Rome, August 25-29 2008), oral presentation
International Conference of fine particle magnetism, (Rome, October 09-12 , 2007), oral presentation
VIII Convegno Nazionale Materiali Nanofasici, (Rome, October 03-04, 2006), oral presentation
School on “Nanomagnetism and Spintronics”, (May 23rd –June 4th, 2005), Cargese (Corsica)
School on “Supramolecular chemistry”, (April 11-15, 2005), Loewenberg (Svizzera)