Andrea Lausi


coordinator of the Xpress beamline at Elettra.

  • 70 co-authored publications in international refereed journals;
  • more than 50 oral presentations at international workshops and conferences, 20 as invited speaker, as well as in various universities and research centers.
  • Organizer and chair of the I and II ARS Schools (Trento, 13-17 June 2005, Trieste, April 22-11, 2007); Member of Commission for Instrumentation and Calculus of the Italian Crystallographic Association.
  • In the editoral board of Elettra Highlights 2012,2013.

Brief CV

Born in Trieste, Andrea Lausi got the “Laurea” degree in physics at the University of Trieste in 1991 with a research on phase transition in two-dimensional systems. After a short period at the University of Genova he spent two years at "Tecnologie Avanzate Superfici e Catalisi" (TASC) national laboratory, working in the group of prof. Fernando Tommasini on diffraction and inelastic scattering from surfaces. In 1993 he obtained a grant from "Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche" (CNR) for Chemical Studies, attended at the "Istituto di Strutturistica Chimica - CNR - Rome", Section of Trieste, involved in the design and test of components for the Hard X-ray Diffraction Beamline at the Elettra national synchrotron radiation facility, and in 1994 he was appointed a permanent position as staff member of the XRD1 beamline at Elettra. From 1998 to 2003 he was also a member of the Hard X-ray Optics Laboratory at Elettra. In 2003 he became the project leader of the construction of a new beamline for Powder Diffraction (MCX), open to users in September 2008. This included designing and testing of the various hardware components, such as the collimating and focusing mirrors, all vacuum components, the X-ray diffractometer. Furthermore software was developed for fully automated data collection. Andrea Lausi’s main scientific activity is in the field of x-ray scattering optics and methods (including high pressure powder diffraction, atomic x-ray holography and diffuse scattering).

last update November 23, 2016, at 02:14 PM by Andrea Lausi