• EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENTS
-Degree in Physics with honours (110/110 e Lode) in 1980, Univ. of Parma.
-1981-2003 Institute for Electronic and Magnetic Materials of CNR; Research Scientist, Senior Scientist (from 1999), Research Director (from 2001).
-2003-2013 Director Leibniz Institute for Crystal Growth (IKZ) and Full Professor at Institute of Physics, Humboldt University Berlin (joint employment).
-From October 2013 Full Professor at University of Parma,Dept. of Mathem. Physical and Computer Sciences
• MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE
-Director Leibniz Institute for Crystal Growth, Berlin (Germany); 2003-13
-Vorstand Forschungsverbund Berlin eV: (Executive Board of Berlin Research Alliance, administrates eight Leibniz Institutes in Berlin; total budget 140 million Euro, staff about 1800); CEO 2009-11, Councilor 2003-09 and 2011–13
-Scientific Council of MIST-ER (Regional Laboratory of micro-technologies, Region Emilia-Romagna); 2014 – 2020
- Coordinator of the Physical Unit of Dept. Mat.Phys.Computer Sci., Jan. 2017 - April 2018
- Vice-rector for Research Univ. Parma, Nov 2017 - Oct 2023
-He has essentially worked in the area of advanced materials, in particular semiconductors, for applications in electronics, sensor devices and energetics.
-Direct responsible of research projects for about 3 million Euro.
Author/co-author of over 250 papers, about 190 in international journals and about 60 in proceedings; 12 book chapters and invited reviews; holds ten patents. He gave about 60 invited and plenary talks.
-Recipient of Premio Mammi 2017 of Italian Crystallographic Association (AIC).
-Invited twice to present his results in USAF labs in the frame of "Window-on-Science" programme of AFOSF, for "distinguished foreign researchers”; 1992, 1995
-GIAN 2017(Global Initiative for Academic Networks), as faculty of Higher Education initiatives at India’s primary universities.
-From 2013 he teaches “Physics and Technology of Materials” to Master students of Physics -From 2023 he teaches "Science and Technology of Functional Materials" to Bachelor students of Materials Science -2013 -2020 he tought “Classical Mechanics” to Bachelor students of Chemistry, Univ. Parma.
-2003-2013 he taught “Fundamentals and methods of crystal growth” at TU Cottbus and Humboldt University Berlin.
-Lecturer at the European School of Advanced Studies in Materials Science, College of Pavia, 1998-2004.
-Lecturer and Faculty member at Master on Crystallography and Crystallisation, Univ. Intern. Menendez Pelayo, Madrid. Course held at Univ. of Granada and Sevilla (Spain), 2008-2011
-Lecturer at about 30 international/national schools on materials science, crystal growth, and semiconductor physics.
-Overseas Visiting Professor, Anna University, Chennai, India 2010 - to date
-Supervised the theses of 37 undergraduate and PhD students
• ACTIVITY IN SCIENTIFIC ASSOCIATIONS AND CONFERENCE COMMITTEES
-European Materials Research Society (E-MRS); Member Executive Committee 2011-17
-Intern. Organization for Crystal Growth (IOCG): President 2010-16; Vice-president 2007-10, Member Executive Comm. 2001-06 and 2016 - 2023
-International Union of Crystallography (IUCR) - Commission of Crystal Growth and Characterisation of Materials: Chairman 1999-2005; Councillor 2005-08
-Crystal Growth Section, Società Italiana di Cristallografia (AIC): Elected member 1994-2000; Chair 2000-03
-IUCR Representative to Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) of Intern. Council for Science (ICSU), 2000 – 05
-Member Programme/Advisory Committee of over70 international conferences.
-Chair or Cochair of 13 international conferences and 5 schools.
Presently Associate Editor of J. Crystal Growth; Discover Materials; J.Mater. Sci. Eng. B; Crystal Research and Technol., J. Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials.
Edited 9 books and proceedings. The major work is "Comprehensive Semiconductor Science and Technology", six volumes, co-edited with P. Bhattacharya and H. Kamimura, Elsevier, 2011. Last book "Single Crystals of Electronic Materials", Woodhead Publ., 2018