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Academic Qualification

1994 - Major in Solid State Physics at the Università degli Studi di Trieste, Trieste, Italy; final grade: 110/110. Thesis subject: Structural effects of adsorbates on the catalytic activity of a Rh (100) surface: CO+O and H+O reactions.

2003 - PhD in Physics at the King’s College London, London, UK. Thesis title: Scanning Photoemission Microscopy of the silicide phases formed in Ni/Si(111) and Ni+Au/Si(111) systems.

Working Experience

1995-2000: Elettra - Sincrotrone Trieste SCpA: scientist.

2001-present: Elettra - Sincrotrone Trieste SCpA: senior scientist, head of the ESCAmicroscopy beamline.

2011-2019: Coordinator of the Microscopy/Diffraction Beamlines.

2019-present: within the Elettra 2.0 project member of the beamlines upgrade plan coordination team.

Teaching Activities

- ICTP School on Synchrotron Radiation and Applications 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2010 editions.
- ICTP School on Oxides 2011
- XIII National School of Material Science, Bressanone, Italy 2007.

Publications, Public Presentations and Patents

- Author and co-author of more than 200 reviewed papers on peer review journals.
- Co-inventor of a patent (PCT) on a new anticounterfeiting technology. Attach:flyer.pdf

- Talks at international Conferences and Workshops: <45. Several at Universities, Companies and Research Centers.

For a more complete list of publications, conferences and activities of the ESCAmicroscopy beamline at Elettra please visit: http://www.elettra.trieste.it/escamicroscopy/home/home.html

Experimental Skills

My experience ranges from traditional surface and interface characterization spectroscopies (XPS, LEED, AES, TPD, UPS, EDX, PEEM) to conventional and synchrotron based spectroscopies and microscopies (XPS, SAM, SPEM). I routinely coordinate national and international projects on specific issues.

Current Research Tasks

  • Investigation by photoemission spectromicroscopy of the catalytic-sensing properties of nano-materials by size, band-gap, and selective defects.
  • Development of chemical and imaging multivariant techniques to investigate nano- materials under operating conditions.
  • Development the photoemission spectromicroscopy methodology of studies of electrochemical processes in particular incorporating the effects of real electrochemical potentials on surface composition and reactivity.
  • Design and application of the first near ambient pressure cell for laterally resolved X-ray photoemission spectroscopy experiments.
  • Co-author of the first worldwide sub-micron resolution XPS characterization of samples at near ambient pressure.
  • Define market solutions of an innovative anticounterfeiting technology.

last update October 28, 2021, at 03:56 PM by Luca Gregoratti