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Curriculum Vitae of prof. Luigi Cristofolini


Birth: October 4th 1966, in Trieste - Italy



1985      “Maturità” with full marks (60/60) Liceo Scientifico E. Fermi, Bologna

1989      Summer Student at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, IL (USA)

1990      Degree in Physics (110 cum laude) at the University of Parma

1994      Ph.D. in Physics




Civil Service helping schoolchildren with disabilities


Research Fellow at the School of Chemistry, Sussex University (UK)


Post Doc at the Physics Department, University of Parma


Research Associate in Solid State Physics, Physics Department, University of Parma


Associate Professor in Physics, University of Parma


Qualifications- Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale


Prima Fascia SSD 02/B1 “Fisica sperimentale della materia”


Prima Fascia SSD 02/D1 “Fisica Applicata”


Academic commitments, UNIPR

  • Head of the “Laboratory for Molecular Nanotechnologies”
  • Member of the Doctoral Studies Committee in Physics
  • Delegate for “applied research and technology transfer” of my Department
  • Member of “Commissione Paritetica Docenti Studenti” of my Department
  • Advisor for several undergraduate, master and PhD thesis in physics
  • Teaching
    • "Laboratory of Physics 3" for the degree in Physics,
    • "Physical Methods" in the degree in Biotechnology,
    • "Soft Matter and Interfaces" in the PhD course in Physics.


Research interests:

I am an experimental physicist, I investigate complex interfacial systems such as foams and emulsions, and nanostructures, with an eye to applications in technology and nanomedicine. At the same time, I keep a curious eye on fundamental problems, as the behaviour of colloids, drugs and proteins near or at interfaces, understanding of arrest phenomenology and glass transition.

I employ different techniques: spectroscopies (diffusing wave spectroscopy, X-ray photon correlation spectroscopy and DLS) microscopy, surface and interfacial rheology. I have been among the first to perform XPCS in grazing incidence geometry on a Langmuir monolayer, and was invited to contribute reviews and talks on this subject.

Typically in my office on Tuesday afternoons (4:30pm -6:30 pm).

It is advisable to send an email ( for confirmation and/or to choose other times/days.

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2021/2022

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


  • First cycle degree (DM 270) PHYSICS A.Y. 2021/2022
  • PHYSICS A.Y. 2021/2022
  • PHYSICS A.Y. 2020/2021
  • First cycle degree (DM 270) PHYSICS A.Y. 2020/2021
  • First cycle degree (DM 270) PHYSICS A.Y. 2019/2020
  • First cycle degree (DM 270) PHYSICS A.Y. 2018/2019
  • First cycle degree (DM 270) Physics A.Y. 2017/2018
  • First cycle degree (DM 270) Physics A.Y. 2016/2017
  • First cycle degree (DM 270) PHYSICS A.Y. 2015/2016
  • First cycle degree (DM 270) PHYSICS A.Y. 2014/2015


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Office location

My office is at the floor of the Physics builiding  of the Department of Mathematical, Physical and Computer Sciences,
Parco Area delle Scienze 7/A, 43124 PARMA,

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