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-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

-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 – to date
- Coordinator of the Dept. Mat.Phys.Computer Sci., Jan. 2017 - April 2018
- Prorector for research Univ. Parma, Nov 2017 - to date

-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 total 2.7 million Euro.

Author/co-author of over 230 papers, over 170 on international journals and about 60 in proceedings; 12 book chapters and invited reviews; holds ten patents. He gave some 50 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, and “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 27 undergraduate and PhD students

-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 - to date
-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 about 70 international conferences.
-Chair of 12 international conferences and 4 schools.

Presently editor of  Crystal Research and Technology, J. Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials.

-1995 to 2008 Editor of J. Mater. Sci. Eng. B.

- 2004-2020 J. Crystal Growth

Edited 9 books and proceedings. The major work is "Comprehensive Semiconductor Science and Technology", co-edited with P. Bhattacharya and H. Kamimura, Elsevier, 2011; six volumes. Last book "Single Crystals of Electronic Materials", Woodhead Publ., 2018

Available for students every day outside teaching and institutional duties. Please call or send e-mail for appointment.

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2020/2021

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2019/2020

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2018/2019

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2017/2018

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2016/2017

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2015/2016

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2014/2015


  • Second cycle degree PHYSICS A.Y. 2020/2021
  • Second cycle degree PHYSICS A.Y. 2019/2020
  • Second cycle degree PHYSICS A.Y. 2018/2019
  • Second cycle degree PHYSICS A.Y. 2017/2018
  • Second cycle degree Physics A.Y. 2016/2017
  • Second cycle degree PHYSICS A.Y. 2015/2016
  • First cycle degree (DM 270) CHEMISTRY A.Y. 2014/2015

Other appointments

Vice-Rector for Research

Member Board Doctorate in Physics

Lines of research

- Semiconductor Physics and Technology - Wide bandgap semiconductors




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Dept. of Mathematical, Physical and Computer Sciences

Viale delle Scienze 7/A

43124 Parma