Giuseppe Romano COMPAGNINI

Professor of [CHIM/02]
Office: Cittadella Universitaria, V.le A. Doria 6, 95125 Catania. Edificio 1 corpo B piano 0 Stanza 10 (B0/10)
Phone: +39 095 738 5077
Office Hours: Monday from 09:00 to 10:00 | Tuesday from 09:00 to 10:00 A causa della possibile sovrapposizione con impegni istituzionali e non, è consigliabile inviare una mail di preavviso.

Full Professor of Physical Chemistry (CHIM02)

CoursesPhysical Chemistry II at the B.D. course in Industrial Chemistry, Physical Chemistry of Materials and Laboratory at the M.D. course in Materials Chemistry.

Main research topics:

  1. Nanomaterials and plasmonics
  2. Photocatalysis
  3. Laser ablation

ORCID ID: 0000-0002-5321-5502

Giuseppe Compagnini obtained his Master's Degree in Physics in 1989 at the University of Catania. In 1993 he got the Ph.D. in Solid State Physics, working at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology on Raman spectroscopy in Rare Earth compounds and semiconductor thin films.

After some post-doc research experiences at the Italian National Council for Research (CNR) and the National Institute for the Physics of Matter, he was consultant of ST-Microelectronics from 1995 to 1996. Assistant Professor and associate Professor in the first decade of 2000, he is actually Full Professor of Physical Chemistry at the University of Catania and Head of the PhD School in Materials Science and Nanotechnology.

Giuseppe Compagnini is author of more than 160 papers on international peer reviewed journals devoted to the fields of ion-matter interaction, carbon based nanomaterials, plasmonics and optics. The papers have received more than 6000 citations with an h-index of 40. He has obtained relevant awards from scientific societies such as the Italian Physical Society (SIF) and the Materials Research Society (MRS) over the past 25 years.

In his career, he has explored several fields in materials science and spectroscopy and has gained experience on surface science, nanoscience and the related applications to nanotechnology. His research group is actually involved in the fabrication and modification of nanostructured materials by using laser beams with applications to catalysis and sensing.

Giuseppe Compagnini regularly acts as committee member or referee for the selection of faculty members and research projects in Italy as well as for a number of different foreign agencies and governments such as Canada, Germany, Czech Republic, United Kingdom, Belgium, Switzerland. He actually collaborates with the European Space Agency (ESA) with selected experiments on functinal materials for space applications.

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