DE RENZI Roberto

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Roberto De Renzi

Born in Pavia (Italy), 25 July 1955, married, two children.
Full Professor of Physics since 2002, Univ. of Parma.
Researcher ID F-9182-201
ORCHID 0000-0002-5015-0061
Selected publications:
see Google Scholar profile

Author of 202 papers in international journals , 25 invited lectures over the past 5 years at international conferences, schools and workshops. Coauthor of a condensed matter textbook.

Scientific interests
Superconductivity and magnetism in highly correlated electron systems by NMR and MuSR: pnictides, transition metal oxides, among which notably cuprates, manganites, cobaltites, half metals for spintronic applications; MgB2; fullerides. Magnetic phase transitions. Molecular dynamics in liquid and plastic crystals.

Development of instruments and facilities
Condensed matter NMR laboratory of the Department of Physics in Parma. Development of polarized muon sources for MuSR at CERN, ISIS, PSI. Design, construction and commissioning of the first ISIS spectrometer (MUSR), still in use (refurbished). Author of MuSR analysis programs (muzen, mulab, mujpy, muesr). Developer of DFT+Mu, DFT in aid of muon spin spectroscopy.


2014 Yamazaki Prize of the International Society for MuSR Spectroscopy (ISMS).
2013 APS Outstanding Referee.

Competitive Projects
Principal Investigator

1997 PRIN Polaroni magnetici e separazione di fase elettronica in perovskiti distorte che presentano magnetoresistenza colossale, 250 kEuro - 2 years
2000 PRIN Polaroni magnetoelastici, ordine magnetico, orbitale e di carica in perovskiti del manganese e sistemi affini, 332 kEuro - 2 years
2002 INFM-PRA UMBRA Understanding MgB2: Research and Applications 500 kEuro - 2 years
2006 PRIN Ricerca di parametri critici universali per la superconduttività ad alta temperatura. 127.8 kEuro - 2 years

Local Coordinator

1992 EEC Human Capital and Mobility High Tc cuprate network
2002 WP Microelectronics in FIRB Magnetic microsystems, PI G. Asti, 7.5MEuro, 6 years
2002 PRIN Effetto dello strain sulla transizione metallo isolante e sulla fase metallica di FILM sottili ed eterostrutture di manganiti, PI L. Maritato, 337 kEuro - 2 years
2005 Nanofaber Regional Project
2006 FP7 STREP OFSPIN Organic-Ferromagnetic Hybrid Interfaces for Spintronic Applications PI V. Dediu – 1.78 MEuro 3 years
2008 PRIN Alta Tc nei superconduttori a base di Fe: una nuova sfida per la ricerca, PI M. Putti, 139.7 kEuro - 2 anni
2008 Prominer Regional Project
2008 FP7 NMI3 - Integrated Infrastructure Initiative for Neutron Scattering and Muon Spectroscopy, PI Helmut Schober, 15.0 MEuro - 4 years
2011 MIST-ER (2011-13) Regional Project
2012 PRIN Uso controllato del disordine per investigare i meccanismi dei superconduttori a base di ferro. PI M. Putti 108.3 kEuro 3 years
2015 H2020 SINE2020 - Science & Innovation with Neutrons in Europe in 2020 PI Mark Boehm 12 MEuro - 4 years
2019 POR FESR SUPER - Supercomputing Unified Platform Emilia Romagna

Teaching and PhD supervision
Electromagnetism and Optics Mechanical Engineering Degree 1992-2002
Physics Lab Mechanical Engineering Master Degree 2002-2009
Mechanics, Waves and Thermodynamics Mechanical Engineering Degree 2002-present
Magnetic Resonance Lab Physics Master Degree 2009-2014
Introduction to Nuclei Particles and Atoms, Physics BS Degree 2015-2017
Condensed Matter Physics MS Degree 2018-19
Condensed Matter Physics, BS Degree 2019-present
Magnetic Resonance PhD course in Physics 2010-2013
Supervisor of 12 PhD and Final examiner of 12 PhD across Europe and Italy

2020-present Experiments Evaluation Committee Member for the Center for Molecular and Material Science, TRIUMF, Vancouver, Canada
2019-present SAB Member for IFW Dresden Germany
2019-present University of Parma delegate in Associazione Big Data, Bologna
Head of Department, Mathematical, Physical and Computer Sciences, 2017- 2019
Head of Department, Physics and Earth Sciences, 2012-2016
Member of the Academic Senate 2012-2019
Head of Department, Physics, 2011-2012
2017 Panel Member for DFG TRR project From Electronic Correlations to Functionality
2016-2021 SAC Member for EPSRC project Skyrmionics
2016 ISAC Member for the RIKEN-RAL Facility
2011-present Steering Committee member in I2CAM (NSF)
2009-2012 Selection Panel member for DFG Priority Programme SPP 1458
2008- Member of the Muon Selection Panel, J-Parc Facilities, Tokai, Japan;
2007-10 Member of the FP4 (excitation) neutron selection panel at ISIS;
2005-7 Member of the Scientific Counsel of CNISM (Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario Scienze Fisiche della Materia);
2005-7 Vice-President of the International Society for Muon Spectroscopy for Europe;
2004-8 Member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Neutron Muon Infrastructure NMI3 Initiative (FPVI);
2001-13 Member of the muon selection panel at the Paul Scherrer Institut;
1997-2000 Chairman of muon ISIS experiment selection panel;
1994-7 Member of the ISIS experiment selection panels.

Referee for several journals and for many national funding agencies, NSF(USA) , Research Councils (UK), DFG (D), Israel Science Foundation, Pazi Foundation (IL), Czech Science Foundation, BSF(USA-IL), GIF (D-IL), CNR (I), Swiss Science Foundation, FWF (Austria), ESF (Europe), RIKEN (JPN)

International conferences
Chair of next MuSR2020 International Conference, Parma moved to 2022 for covid
Programme Committee member of six MuSR International Conferences (Sapporo 2017, Grindelwald 2014, Cancun 2010, Tsukuba 2007, Oxford 2004, Les Diablerets 2001)
Program Committee of CIMTEC2018, 14th International Ceramics Conference, Perugia and CIMTEC2014, 12th International Ceramics Conference, Montecatini.
Co-chair of JEMS2012, Joint European Magnetic Symposia, Parma. 2012

National Conferences
Program Committee member of several Italian SATT Superconductivity Conferences, and FOXE Functional Oxides Conferences.
Chair: SATT14 Superconductivity Conference, Parma (March 2008).
Secretary of the LXXXIX National Congress of the Italian Physical Society, Parma (SIF 2003).
Chair of the local Organizing Committee of the SATT4 National Conference on High Tc Superconductivity, Parma (1991)

Tuesday, 16:30-18:30

(please, request appointments by e-mail)

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

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2014/2015

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2013/2014


Other appointments

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Member of the Academic Senate

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Dipartimento di Scienze Matematiche, Fisiche e Informatiche
Parco Area delle Scienze, 7/A
43124 PARMA