Giuseppe Romano COMPAGNINI

Full Professor of Physical chemistry [CHIM/02]

Full Professor of Physical Chemistry (CHIM02)

Courses: Fundamentals of Physical Chemistry at the B.D. course in Industrial Chemistry, Physical Chemistry of Materials 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 200 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 7000 citations with an h-index of 44. 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.

Prof. Compagnini is actually Editor of the Elsevier journal "Surfaces and Interfaces"

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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