Stefano Colonna CV

ORC ID: 0000-0001-9994-4287
ResearcherID: G-5629-2013

  • Degree Degree in physics (marks 110/110) at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” on 22/03/1991.
  • PhD in physics at the Joseph Fourier University in Grenoble (France) on 16/09/1999 discussing the thesis “X-ray absorption spectroscopy study of superconducting superlattices and metallic thin films”, thesis supervisor Prof. S. Mobilio
  • April – September 91:
    Research fellowship at the Centro Sviluppo Materiali, to continue the study of coated steel by X-ray diffraction techniques and Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM).
  • January 93 – October 95:
    Research fellowship of Istituto Nazionale per la Fisica della Materia” (INFM) to work at the department of Physics  of University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, in the group directed by Prof. A. Balzarotti. During this time he works on III-V semiconductors surfaces studied by electron spectroscopy techniques.
  • November 95 – December 2001:
    Research contract of the Italian Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR) to work as beam line scientist on the Italian CRG beam line at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) in Grenoble (France). During this time he worked in the field of X-ray absorption spectroscopy. Using this technique he studied different nanostructured system for catalysis and semiconductor technology.
  • December 2001 – present time:
    Permanent position as researcher at the Istituto di Struttura della Materia (ISM) of the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR) in Rome to work in the domain of surface physics, interfaces and nanostructured systems by scanning tunneling microscopy, synchrotron radiation and optical techniques.

Current research activity:
He is responsible for the CNR project DFM.AD003.115.
He studies surfaces and self-organized systems produced by deposition of metals or organic molecules on metallic and semiconducting substrates. The principal systems recently investigated are: the electron correlated surface of TaSe2: the magnetic semiconductor GaMnAs; sub-monolayer deposition of organic molecules (alaninol, TiO phthalocyanine) on metal substrates like Cu(100) and Ag(100); sub-monolayer deposition of metals on semiconductor substrates [Sn/Ge(111), Sn/Si(111)] and semiconductors on metal substrates [Si/Ag(110), Si/Ag(111)].

Teaching activity:
Course “X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy” at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” term 2000-01 Master degree.
From the academic term 2003-04 “Electronic Spectroscopy” lectureship at the Material Science Department of the University of Rome Tor Vergata.
He has supervised several, Bachelor, Master Degree and PhD thesis.

Referee for Physical Review Letters, Physical Review B, Surface Science journals and ACS journals.

Bibliometric indicators
Coauthor of 76 peer-reviewed scientific publications. Sum of the times cited: 845. H-index: 16
ISI updated 12/12/2015

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