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2021-2022

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President

Espedito Vassallo

CNR-ISTP, Milano

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He is researcher (from 2001) at IFP-CNR (Institute for Plasma Physics - National Research Council of Italy). His research is focused on low and high pressure plasma processes for the modification of materials. He is expert in radio-frequency plasma sources (MHz) and cold plasma diagnostics. Thesis supervisor for University of Milan and Polytechnic of Milan. He is the Author or co-Author of more than 50 papers on international journals and conference proceedings. He edited one international proceeding and 3 Patents. He has co-ordinated many research contracts in the industrial applications of plasma. He has served member (2004 - today) of the Board of Directors of the Italian Vacuum Society (AIV), vice-president (2009-2012) and President (2013-2015). On an international level, he is part of a group of experts on topic “Plasma Wall Interaction” for future fusion devices, moreover, he his is member of Plasma Science Technique Division of International Union for Vacuum Science, Technique and Application (IUVSTA) (2007-2010, 2016-2019).

Vice-President 

Sergio Ferrero

Politecnico Torino

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Sergio Ferrero is currently Assistant Professor at the Politecnico di Torino and was/ is lecturer / assistant of courses of General Physics, Characterization and Processes for Micro-and Nanotechnology, Solid state Physics. S. Ferrero is one of the researchers working at the Materials and Microsystems Laboratory (Chi-lab) of the Polytechnic of Turin. His research mainly focused on the development and characterization of power electronic devices, characterization of micro and nano structures and the design and manufacture of solid-state lasers for micro processes. The professional activity of S. Ferrero is evidenced by the presence of more than 80 papers in international journals as well as the author of which is involved in several projects with companies, research centers and universities

Secretary / Treasurer

Angela Riggio

AIV Staff/Segreteria

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Angela Riggio was hired at the CNR’s Plasma Physics Institute of Milan in 1988 with responsibilities on the management of the Secretary Office of the Direction. She joined the association AIV in 2000 as a support to the Secretary and since 2002 with an active role in the organization to the Congress and the workshops held by AIV. She was appointed Secretary and Treasurer in the 2014.

He is researcher (from 2001) at IFP-CNR (Institute for Plasma Physics - National Research Council of Italy). His research is focused on low and high pressure plasma processes for the modification of materials. He is expert in radio-frequency plasma sources (MHz) and cold plasma diagnostics. Thesis supervisor for University of Milan and Polytechnic of Milan. He is the Author or co-Author of more than 50 papers on international journals and conference proceedings. He edited one international proceeding and 3 Patents. He has co-ordinated many research contracts in the industrial applications of plasma. He has served member (2004 - today) of the Board of Directors of the Italian Vacuum Society (AIV), vice-president (2009-2012) and President (2013-2015). On an international level, he is part of a group of experts on topic “Plasma Wall Interaction” for future fusion devices, moreover, he his is member of Plasma Science Technique Division of International Union for Vacuum Science, Technique and Application (IUVSTA) (2007-2010, 2016-2019).

Sergio Ferrero is currently Assistant Professor at the Politecnico di Torino and was/ is lecturer / assistant of courses of General Physics, Characterization and Processes for Micro-and Nanotechnology, Solid state Physics. S. Ferrero is one of the researchers working at the Materials and Microsystems Laboratory (Chi-lab) of the Polytechnic of Turin. His research mainly focused on the development and characterization of power electronic devices, characterization of micro and nano structures and the design and manufacture of solid-state lasers for micro processes. The professional activity of S. Ferrero is evidenced by the presence of more than 80 papers in international journals as well as the author of which is involved in several projects with companies, research centers and universities

Angela Riggio was hired at the CNR’s Plasma Physics Institute of Milan in 1988 with responsibilities on the management of the Secretary Office of the Direction. She joined the association AIV in 2000 as a support to the Secretary and since 2002 with an active role in the organization to the Congress and the workshops held by AIV. She was appointed Secretary and Treasurer in the 2014.

Members

Assistant Professor Luciano Scaltrito, Ph.D, is a researcher devoted to 3D printing technologies for multifunctional micro and nanocomposites polymers at the Politecnico of Turin. He received the Master Degree in Electronics Engineering at the Politecnico of Torino in 1999 and Doctorate in Electronics and Communications at the Politecnico of Torino in 2004.

He is currently involved in coordinating scientific, technical and managerial activities dedicated to technological transfer mainly in laser applications for polymers additive manufacturing. He was cofounder of the academic spin-off, Microla Optoelectronics Srl where he is scientific councillor. Microla realizes laser sources, developing and designing optical components, mechanical and electronic equipments. On December 2015 he was elected Vice President of AIV.

On January 2016 he was appointed councillor of the International Union for Vacuum Science Technique and Applications – IUVSTA. On December 2016 he was elected President of AIV. From 2018 he is Scientific Coordinator of  3DSP - 3D Smart Polymers project (Call for applications: "IR2" Industrialization of Research Results) lead partner SPEA SpA. This project has among its objectives the realization of a prototype of Automatic Test Equipment dedicated to three-dimensional electronic boards based on polymers.

He is a Scientific Attaché at the Embassy of Italy in Vietnam since September 2015, research director in the roles of the Autonomous Province of Trento, President of IUVSTA in the three-year period 2013 - 2016, AIV President for 4 biennials, Fellow of the AVS and Paul Harris Fellow of Rotari International. He deals with research and development in the fields of analysis and engineering of surfaces, materials and processes for microelectronics, combinatorial materials science, biomaterials and biointerfaces. He is the author of 145 publications in journals with international peer review and holds 3 international patents.

Assistant Professor Luciano Scaltrito, Ph.D, is a researcher devoted to 3D printing technologies for multifunctional micro and nanocomposites polymers at the Politecnico of Turin. He received the Master Degree in Electronics Engineering at the Politecnico of Torino in 1999 and Doctorate in Electronics and Communications at the Politecnico of Torino in 2004.

He is currently involved in coordinating scientific, technical and managerial activities dedicated to technological transfer mainly in laser applications for polymers additive manufacturing. He was cofounder of the academic spin-off, Microla Optoelectronics Srl where he is scientific councillor. Microla realizes laser sources, developing and designing optical components, mechanical and electronic equipments. On December 2015 he was elected Vice President of AIV.

On January 2016 he was appointed councillor of the International Union for Vacuum Science Technique and Applications – IUVSTA. On December 2016 he was elected President of AIV. From 2018 he is Scientific Coordinator of  3DSP - 3D Smart Polymers project (Call for applications: "IR2" Industrialization of Research Results) lead partner SPEA SpA. This project has among its objectives the realization of a prototype of Automatic Test Equipment dedicated to three-dimensional electronic boards based on polymers.

He is a Scientific Attaché at the Embassy of Italy in Vietnam since September 2015, research director in the roles of the Autonomous Province of Trento, President of IUVSTA in the three-year period 2013 - 2016, AIV President for 4 biennials, Fellow of the AVS and Paul Harris Fellow of Rotari International. He deals with research and development in the fields of analysis and engineering of surfaces, materials and processes for microelectronics, combinatorial materials science, biomaterials and biointerfaces. He is the author of 145 publications in journals with international peer review and holds 3 international patents.

Matteo Cocuzza graduated in Electronic Engineering at the Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy in 1997 and received his PhD in Electronic Devices in 2003. Since 2004 he is a researcher of the IMEM-CNR. In 1998 he was one of the founder of the Chilab - Materials and Microsystems Laboratory of Politecnico di Torino. He is lecturer of master degree courses related to MEMS, micro- and nano-technologies, also in the framework of the International Master Degree in "Nanotechnologies for ICT" (joined master between Politecnico di Torino, INPG Grenoble and EPFL Lausanne). His research activity is focused on MEMS and microsensors for industrial applications, on the development of microfluidics and Lab-on-a-chip for biomedical applications and, more recently, on the development and application of polymeric 3D printing technologies.

Matteo Cocuzza graduated in Electronic Engineering at the Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy in 1997 and received his PhD in Electronic Devices in 2003. Since 2004 he is a researcher of the IMEM-CNR. In 1998 he was one of the founder of the Chilab - Materials and Microsystems Laboratory of Politecnico di Torino. He is lecturer of master degree courses related to MEMS, micro- and nano-technologies, also in the framework of the International Master Degree in "Nanotechnologies for ICT" (joined master between Politecnico di Torino, INPG Grenoble and EPFL Lausanne). His research activity is focused on MEMS and microsensors for industrial applications, on the development of microfluidics and Lab-on-a-chip for biomedical applications and, more recently, on the development and application of polymeric 3D printing technologies.

Andrea Lamberti received the PhD degree in Electronic Devices with a thesis entitled “Metal-oxide nanostructures for energy applications” from Politecnico di Torino in 2013. He worked as post-doc researcher at Italian Institute of Technology on the in synthesis and characterization of innovative metal-oxide nanostructured materials and their integration into energy conversion and storage devices.

Currently, he is working as Assistant Professor at Department of Applied Science and Technology in Politecnico di Torino on the study of innovative graphene-based nanostructures, metal-oxide nanomaterials and technological processes for the fabrication of energy harvesting and storage devices. He is author and co-author of more than 80 publications on international peer-reviewed journals, three book chapter and three patents.

He acts as editor for the Journal of Advances in Materials Science and Engineering (Hindawi), guest editor for Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B (AVS), guest editor for the journal Nanomaterials (MDPI) and He is member of the executive committee of the Italian Association of Science and Technology (AIV).

Associate professor of experimental physics of the matter, qualified as full professor. He deals with the synthesis of nanoparticles in laser ablation plasmas, plasmonic surfaces for dosage of drugs in biological fluids, interaction between solar radiation and snow, natural and artificial, innovative materials for skiing (alpine skiing). He is a ski instructor and an athletic trainer. He is part of the Italian Alpine Club, Sec. Gressoney; he is a member of the “Club dei 4000”.

Andrea Lamberti received the PhD degree in Electronic Devices with a thesis entitled “Metal-oxide nanostructures for energy applications” from Politecnico di Torino in 2013. He worked as post-doc researcher at Italian Institute of Technology on the in synthesis and characterization of innovative metal-oxide nanostructured materials and their integration into energy conversion and storage devices.

Currently, he is working as Assistant Professor at Department of Applied Science and Technology in Politecnico di Torino on the study of innovative graphene-based nanostructures, metal-oxide nanomaterials and technological processes for the fabrication of energy harvesting and storage devices. He is author and co-author of more than 80 publications on international peer-reviewed journals, three book chapter and three patents.

He acts as editor for the Journal of Advances in Materials Science and Engineering (Hindawi), guest editor for Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B (AVS), guest editor for the journal Nanomaterials (MDPI) and He is member of the executive committee of the Italian Association of Science and Technology (AIV).

Associate professor of experimental physics of the matter, qualified as full professor. He deals with the synthesis of nanoparticles in laser ablation plasmas, plasmonic surfaces for dosage of drugs in biological fluids, interaction between solar radiation and snow, natural and artificial, innovative materials for skiing (alpine skiing). He is a ski instructor and an athletic trainer. He is part of the Italian Alpine Club, Sec. Gressoney; he is a member of the “Club dei 4000”.

He was born in Genoa on June 27th, 1956; he has been Full Professor of experimental physics of the matter at the University of Genoa (UNIGE) since 2001. He is a member of Board of Director of AIV.
He was first secretary and then vice-director of Surface division of IUVSTA. His scientific interests concern the experimental physics of surfaces studied with nanoscopic microscopy and vibrational and electronic spectroscopy methods. He directs the joint laboratory IMEM-UNIGE of surfaces physics.
He published more than 180 scientific articles on international journals and he has an H index of 34. He is responsible for the International Master Erasmus Mundus SERP+ and for the internalization of the UNIGE School of Sciences. He was chairman of some of the major international conferences in his research’s sector. He is editor of the Surface Science Reports, Applied Surface Science and Springer Series magazines in Surface Science, as well as the Springer Handbook of Surface Science.

He was born in Genoa on June 27th, 1956; he has been Full Professor of experimental physics of the matter at the University of Genoa (UNIGE) since 2001. He is a member of Board of Director of AIV.
He was first secretary and then vice-director of Surface division of IUVSTA. His scientific interests concern the experimental physics of surfaces studied with nanoscopic microscopy and vibrational and electronic spectroscopy methods. He directs the joint laboratory IMEM-UNIGE of surfaces physics.
He published more than 180 scientific articles on international journals and he has an H index of 34. He is responsible for the International Master Erasmus Mundus SERP+ and for the internalization of the UNIGE School of Sciences. He was chairman of some of the major international conferences in his research’s sector. He is editor of the Surface Science Reports, Applied Surface Science and Springer Series magazines in Surface Science, as well as the Springer Handbook of Surface Science.

Senior Researcher at Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Associate Researcher of IFN-CNR unit of Trento.
1985: Degree in Physics
1986: Young researcher at University of Trento;
1989: Researcher at ITC-IRST - Trento.
2008: Senior researcher at the Fondazione Bruno Kessler.

Research interests 
Carbon based materials, carbon nanostructures including diamond color centers, graphene mechanical properties, graphene chemical properties, graphene 3D sponges for hydrogen storage, graphene based scaffolds for tissue regeneration; surface decoration transition metal nanostructures; plasma treatments: surface functionalization and engineering, thin bio-film coatings, plasma surface polymerization. Expert in photoelectron spectroscopies (X, UV) for material chemical characterization.

He graduated in Physics at University of Genoa in 1992. In 2000 he obtained the qualification for teaching in secondary schools for the A049 Mathematics and Physics competition class. In 2017 he obtains the National Scientific Qualification as a second level professor for the competition sector 02 / B1 "Experimental Physics of Matter".
He is currently EP at the Department of Physics of the University of Genoa.
Professional and research experiences
Vacuum Science and Technology - Experimental Physics of Condensed Matter - Nanofabrication and characterization of materials with CrossBeam 1540 XB Zeiss - Permeability of ultra-thin polymer membranes - Nano fabrication for applications in biosensoristics - Vacuum metrology.
Framework of citations of scientific production
Data from Google Scholar (https://scholar.google.it/citations?hl=en&user=VlMMpqAAAAAJ) Citations 598 - Index H 14 - i10-index 16 Technology Transfer and Patents
Review of scientific articles for Elsevier journals: Journal of Membrane Science - Journal of Pharmaceutical Analysis – Vacuum

Senior Researcher at Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Associate Researcher of IFN-CNR unit of Trento.
1985: Degree in Physics
1986: Young researcher at University of Trento;
1989: Researcher at ITC-IRST - Trento.
2008: Senior researcher at the Fondazione Bruno Kessler.

Research interests 
Carbon based materials, carbon nanostructures including diamond color centers, graphene mechanical properties, graphene chemical properties, graphene 3D sponges for hydrogen storage, graphene based scaffolds for tissue regeneration; surface decoration transition metal nanostructures; plasma treatments: surface functionalization and engineering, thin bio-film coatings, plasma surface polymerization. Expert in photoelectron spectroscopies (X, UV) for material chemical characterization.

He graduated in Physics at University of Genoa in 1992. In 2000 he obtained the qualification for teaching in secondary schools for the A049 Mathematics and Physics competition class. In 2017 he obtains the National Scientific Qualification as a second level professor for the competition sector 02 / B1 "Experimental Physics of Matter".
He is currently EP at the Department of Physics of the University of Genoa.
Professional and research experiences
Vacuum Science and Technology - Experimental Physics of Condensed Matter - Nanofabrication and characterization of materials with CrossBeam 1540 XB Zeiss - Permeability of ultra-thin polymer membranes - Nano fabrication for applications in biosensoristics - Vacuum metrology.
Framework of citations of scientific production
Data from Google Scholar (https://scholar.google.it/citations?hl=en&user=VlMMpqAAAAAJ) Citations 598 - Index H 14 - i10-index 16 Technology Transfer and Patents
Review of scientific articles for Elsevier journals: Journal of Membrane Science - Journal of Pharmaceutical Analysis – Vacuum

He graduated in Physics at University of Catania in 1986. He obtained the PhD in Physics in 1990. After the PhD period, he obtained numerous grants research from CNR. He was a researcher at the CNR from 1995 to 1997 at IMETEM CNR of Catania.
He was a university researcher at University of Catania from 1997 to 2005. He was a professor at the same university from 2005 to 2018. He is a full professor from 2018.
He spent times working abroad, especially at the Synchrotron Radiation Center of the University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA) in the years 1988-1989 and as Scientific Officer at the EPFL (CH) for the whole 1994
He was Coordinator of the PhD in Materials Science and he is a member of the teachers’ board of the same course. In the 2005-2006 period he was the Head of office of the CNR-IMM Institute. Director of a permanent School on Materials for Sustainable Development and Energy at the "Ettore Majorana" Center in Erice. Delegate of the Rector for various activities including the University reports with ENEL, the Strategic Table on Energy at the Department of Productive Activities of the Sicily Region, the "Blue Italian Growth" National Technological Cluster. Academic Senator in the period 2016-2018. Holder of the General Physics Courses for the Degree Course in Mathematics and Physics of Materials for the Cdl in Physics.
He is the author of more than 100 publications indexed on WoS and SCOPUS. Research activity in the field of materials and nanotechnologies for microelectronics, photonics and photovoltaics. Expert in PVD growth techniques of thin films and spectroscopic analysis with X-rays and synchrotron light.

He graduated in Physics at University of Catania in 1986. He obtained the PhD in Physics in 1990. After the PhD period, he obtained numerous grants research from CNR. He was a researcher at the CNR from 1995 to 1997 at IMETEM CNR of Catania.
He was a university researcher at University of Catania from 1997 to 2005. He was a professor at the same university from 2005 to 2018. He is a full professor from 2018.
He spent times working abroad, especially at the Synchrotron Radiation Center of the University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA) in the years 1988-1989 and as Scientific Officer at the EPFL (CH) for the whole 1994
He was Coordinator of the PhD in Materials Science and he is a member of the teachers’ board of the same course. In the 2005-2006 period he was the Head of office of the CNR-IMM Institute. Director of a permanent School on Materials for Sustainable Development and Energy at the "Ettore Majorana" Center in Erice. Delegate of the Rector for various activities including the University reports with ENEL, the Strategic Table on Energy at the Department of Productive Activities of the Sicily Region, the "Blue Italian Growth" National Technological Cluster. Academic Senator in the period 2016-2018. Holder of the General Physics Courses for the Degree Course in Mathematics and Physics of Materials for the Cdl in Physics.
He is the author of more than 100 publications indexed on WoS and SCOPUS. Research activity in the field of materials and nanotechnologies for microelectronics, photonics and photovoltaics. Expert in PVD growth techniques of thin films and spectroscopic analysis with X-rays and synchrotron light.

Fabrizio Giorgis is Full Professor of Physics of Matter at the Department of Applied Science and Technology (DISAT) of the Polytechnic of Turin, where in the recent past he held positions
institutional as Delegate for Research and Technology Transfer; currently he is Deputy Director of DISAT.
F.G. he is currently Italian Councilor IUVSTA (International Union for Vacuum Science, Technique and Applications). His research activities consist in the growth and characterization of silicon and carbon based nanostructured materials with physical and chemical-physical methods (in particular CVD and plasma-assisted sputtering), fabrication and analysis of photonic crystals and plasmonic nanostructures, realization and application sensor platforms with the use of microfluidic modules. F.G. he is author / co-author of over 200 papers in international scientific journals (Scopus h-index = 34, Google Scholar h-index = 38), co-inventor of 3 patents concerning advanced optical sensors. He is involved as a national and / or international coordinator in numerous scientific projects with universities, research centers and industries.

Michele Mura has been in charge of the Development Laboratories of the Vacuum Technology Division of Saes Getters SpA since 2017. Graduated in Physics in 2003 at the University of Turin, he
undertaken and extended his professional career in the field of high and ultra-high vacuum.
For more than ten years he worked at Agilent Technologies, mainly in the R&D, Manufacturing Engineering and Production sectors, gaining solid experience and skills in the field UHV, as well as in production processes and materials technologies.
At SAES he deals with the development of new products, integrated systems and services in the high and ultra-high vacuum branch for the fields of scientific instrumentation, particle accelerators and fusion nuclear. He is also the coordinator of research and development projects and activities focused on analytical systems in the semiconductor, life science and material science fields. It is also responsible for the NEG coating Research and Production Laboratory, where new deposition processes are tested and developed in complex vacuum chambers.
Through his team's research and development projects, he participates in international research programs, particularly aimed at large pumping systems in the field of accelerators.
particles and nuclear fusion. It is constantly interfaced with high-profile public and private organizations specializing in research and technological innovation. During his professional experience, he has been the author of patents, has published as author or co-author several scientific articles in specialized journals and has participated, also as a speaker, in congresses and conferences of the sector.

Fabrizio Giorgis is Full Professor of Physics of Matter at the Department of Applied Science and Technology (DISAT) of the Polytechnic of Turin, where in the recent past he held positions
institutional as Delegate for Research and Technology Transfer; currently he is Deputy Director of DISAT.
F.G. he is currently Italian Councilor IUVSTA (International Union for Vacuum Science, Technique and Applications). His research activities consist in the growth and characterization of silicon and carbon based nanostructured materials with physical and chemical-physical methods (in particular CVD and plasma-assisted sputtering), fabrication and analysis of photonic crystals and plasmonic nanostructures, realization and application sensor platforms with the use of microfluidic modules. F.G. he is author / co-author of over 200 papers in international scientific journals (Scopus h-index = 34, Google Scholar h-index = 38), co-inventor of 3 patents concerning advanced optical sensors. He is involved as a national and / or international coordinator in numerous scientific projects with universities, research centers and industries.

Michele Mura has been in charge of the Development Laboratories of the Vacuum Technology Division of Saes Getters SpA since 2017. Graduated in Physics in 2003 at the University of Turin, he
undertaken and extended his professional career in the field of high and ultra-high vacuum.
For more than ten years he worked at Agilent Technologies, mainly in the R&D, Manufacturing Engineering and Production sectors, gaining solid experience and skills in the field UHV, as well as in production processes and materials technologies.
At SAES he deals with the development of new products, integrated systems and services in the high and ultra-high vacuum branch for the fields of scientific instrumentation, particle accelerators and fusion nuclear. He is also the coordinator of research and development projects and activities focused on analytical systems in the semiconductor, life science and material science fields. It is also responsible for the NEG coating Research and Production Laboratory, where new deposition processes are tested and developed in complex vacuum chambers.
Through his team's research and development projects, he participates in international research programs, particularly aimed at large pumping systems in the field of accelerators.
particles and nuclear fusion. It is constantly interfaced with high-profile public and private organizations specializing in research and technological innovation. During his professional experience, he has been the author of patents, has published as author or co-author several scientific articles in specialized journals and has participated, also as a speaker, in congresses and conferences of the sector.

Andrea Liedl was born in Rome on 18/06/1987 and is currently part of the staff of the Vacuum Service of the National Laboratories of Frascati-INFN. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering (2010) and Specialist in Nanotechnology Engineering (2013) at the La Sapienza University of Rome and a PhD (2016) at Roma3 for the study of polycapillary / x-ray optics in imaging techniques. It deals with the design, assembly and testing of vacuum systems for particle accelerators, and actively participates in research collaborations in the field of materials for both vacuum technology and photovoltaics. In the three-year period 2017-2020 he worked on the European project AMICI focused on the transfer of technology between large research infrastructures and European industry, with attention to issues of intellectual property and sharing of know-how. He was a member of the organizing committee of international conferences, national workshops and a member of the award commission of the vacuum technology part of the LATINO regional project.

Andrea Liedl was born in Rome on 18/06/1987 and is currently part of the staff of the Vacuum Service of the National Laboratories of Frascati-INFN. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering (2010) and Specialist in Nanotechnology Engineering (2013) at the La Sapienza University of Rome and a PhD (2016) at Roma3 for the study of polycapillary / x-ray optics in imaging techniques. It deals with the design, assembly and testing of vacuum systems for particle accelerators, and actively participates in research collaborations in the field of materials for both vacuum technology and photovoltaics. In the three-year period 2017-2020 he worked on the European project AMICI focused on the transfer of technology between large research infrastructures and European industry, with attention to issues of intellectual property and sharing of know-how. He was a member of the organizing committee of international conferences, national workshops and a member of the award commission of the vacuum technology part of the LATINO regional project.

Gianluca Melis is a management engineer, trained at the Polytechnic of Turin, where he obtained both the bachelor's and master's degrees. After an interlude in the world of entrepreneurship, with a stint in the startup Smartv srl, where he dealt with marketing for the company's market launch, he decided to devote himself to academic research.
He is conducting a PhD at the Polytechnic of Turin in management and production engineering. His research concerns the economic opportunities related to the recycling processes of materials in the field of additive manufacturing. Conducts life cycle assessments and analyzes on materials, mainly polymers, to understand any commercial opportunities related to recycling processes.
For three years he has been collaborating with AIV, in the position of communication manager, managing the communication part of the association, with reference to the organization of courses, events and conferences.

Gianluca Melis is a management engineer, trained at the Polytechnic of Turin, where he obtained both the bachelor's and master's degrees. After an interlude in the world of entrepreneurship, with a stint in the startup Smartv srl, where he dealt with marketing for the company's market launch, he decided to devote himself to academic research.
He is conducting a PhD at the Polytechnic of Turin in management and production engineering. His research concerns the economic opportunities related to the recycling processes of materials in the field of additive manufacturing. Conducts life cycle assessments and analyzes on materials, mainly polymers, to understand any commercial opportunities related to recycling processes.
For three years he has been collaborating with AIV, in the position of communication manager, managing the communication part of the association, with reference to the organization of courses, events and conferences.

2019 - 2020

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President

Luciano Scaltrito

Politecnico Torino

Assistant Professor Luciano Scaltrito, Ph.D, is a researcher devoted to 3D printing technologies for multifunctional micro and nanocomposites polymers at the Politecnico of Turin. He received the Master Degree in Electronics Engineering at the Politecnico of Torino in 1999 and Doctorate in Electronics and Communications at the Politecnico of Torino in 2004.

He is currently involved in coordinating scientific, technical and managerial activities dedicated to technological transfer mainly in laser applications for polymers additive manufacturing. He was cofounder of the academic spin-off, Microla Optoelectronics Srl where he is scientific councillor. Microla realizes laser sources, developing and designing optical components, mechanical and electronic equipments. On December 2015 he was elected Vice President of AIV.

On January 2016 he was appointed councillor of the International Union for Vacuum Science Technique and Applications – IUVSTA. On December 2016 he was elected President of AIV. From 2018 he is Scientific Coordinator of  3DSP - 3D Smart Polymers project (Call for applications: "IR2" Industrialization of Research Results) lead partner SPEA SpA. This project has among its objectives the realization of a prototype of Automatic Test Equipment dedicated to three-dimensional electronic boards based on polymers.

Vice-President 

Espedito Vassallo

CNR-ISTP, Milano

He is researcher (from 2001) at IFP-CNR (Institute for Plasma Physics - National Research Council of Italy). His research is focused on low and high pressure plasma processes for the modification of materials. He is expert in radio-frequency plasma sources (MHz) and cold plasma diagnostics. Thesis supervisor for University of Milan and Polytechnic of Milan. He is the Author or co-Author of more than 50 papers on international journals and conference proceedings. He edited one international proceeding and 3 Patents. He has co-ordinated many research contracts in the industrial applications of plasma. He has served member (2004 - today) of the Board of Directors of the Italian Vacuum Society (AIV), vice-president (2009-2012) and President (2013-2015). On an international level, he is part of a group of experts on topic “Plasma Wall Interaction” for future fusion devices, moreover, he his is member of Plasma Science Technique Division of International Union for Vacuum Science, Technique and Application (IUVSTA) (2007-2010, 2016-2019).

Secretary / Treasurer

Angela Riggio

AIV Staff/Segreteria

Angela Riggio was hired at the CNR’s Plasma Physics Institute of Milan in 1988 with responsibilities on the management of the Secretary Office of the Direction. She joined the association AIV in 2000 as a support to the Secretary and since 2002 with an active role in the organization to the Congress and the workshops held by AIV. She was appointed Secretary and Treasurer in the 2014.

Assistant Professor Luciano Scaltrito, Ph.D, is a researcher devoted to 3D printing technologies for multifunctional micro and nanocomposites polymers at the Politecnico of Turin. He received the Master Degree in Electronics Engineering at the Politecnico of Torino in 1999 and Doctorate in Electronics and Communications at the Politecnico of Torino in 2004.

He is currently involved in coordinating scientific, technical and managerial activities dedicated to technological transfer mainly in laser applications for polymers additive manufacturing. He was cofounder of the academic spin-off, Microla Optoelectronics Srl where he is scientific councillor. Microla realizes laser sources, developing and designing optical components, mechanical and electronic equipments. On December 2015 he was elected Vice President of AIV.

On January 2016 he was appointed councillor of the International Union for Vacuum Science Technique and Applications – IUVSTA. On December 2016 he was elected President of AIV. From 2018 he is Scientific Coordinator of  3DSP - 3D Smart Polymers project (Call for applications: "IR2" Industrialization of Research Results) lead partner SPEA SpA. This project has among its objectives the realization of a prototype of Automatic Test Equipment dedicated to three-dimensional electronic boards based on polymers.

He is researcher (from 2001) at IFP-CNR (Institute for Plasma Physics - National Research Council of Italy). His research is focused on low and high pressure plasma processes for the modification of materials. He is expert in radio-frequency plasma sources (MHz) and cold plasma diagnostics. Thesis supervisor for University of Milan and Polytechnic of Milan. He is the Author or co-Author of more than 50 papers on international journals and conference proceedings. He edited one international proceeding and 3 Patents. He has co-ordinated many research contracts in the industrial applications of plasma. He has served member (2004 - today) of the Board of Directors of the Italian Vacuum Society (AIV), vice-president (2009-2012) and President (2013-2015). On an international level, he is part of a group of experts on topic “Plasma Wall Interaction” for future fusion devices, moreover, he his is member of Plasma Science Technique Division of International Union for Vacuum Science, Technique and Application (IUVSTA) (2007-2010, 2016-2019).

Angela Riggio was hired at the CNR’s Plasma Physics Institute of Milan in 1988 with responsibilities on the management of the Secretary Office of the Direction. She joined the association AIV in 2000 as a support to the Secretary and since 2002 with an active role in the organization to the Congress and the workshops held by AIV. She was appointed Secretary and Treasurer in the 2014.

Members

Enrico Maccalini

Dr. Enrico Maccallini works at SAES GETTERS S.p.A. as Business Manager of  vacuum System business area. He is in charge for the sale network of this business area, the development of new products, new markets and new type of businesses. In the past, Dr. Enrico Maccallini have been academic researcher for 12 years. This activity has been finalized with more than 30 publications in international peer-reviewed journals, participation to international projects and co-author of more than 40 presentations in international conferences. During the academic activity, the main field of interest of Dr. Enrico Maccallini have been
-growth and characterization of Dye synthesized solar cells
-storage of hydrogen and methane in highly porous material
-composite based on nanostructures and clays
-growth and characterization of carbon nanostructures
He is also reviewer of international journals.

Mariano Anderle

He is a Scientific Attaché at the Embassy of Italy in Vietnam since September 2015, research director in the roles of the Autonomous Province of Trento, President of IUVSTA in the three-year period 2013 - 2016, AIV President for 4 biennials, Fellow of the AVS and Paul Harris Fellow of Rotari International. He deals with research and development in the fields of analysis and engineering of surfaces, materials and processes for microelectronics, combinatorial materials science, biomaterials and biointerfaces. He is the author of 145 publications in journals with international peer review and holds 3 international patents.

Roberto Cimino

Dr. Enrico Maccallini works at SAES GETTERS S.p.A. as Business Manager of  vacuum System business area. He is in charge for the sale network of this business area, the development of new products, new markets and new type of businesses. In the past, Dr. Enrico Maccallini have been academic researcher for 12 years. This activity has been finalized with more than 30 publications in international peer-reviewed journals, participation to international projects and co-author of more than 40 presentations in international conferences. During the academic activity, the main field of interest of Dr. Enrico Maccallini have been
-growth and characterization of Dye synthesized solar cells
-storage of hydrogen and methane in highly porous material
-composite based on nanostructures and clays
-growth and characterization of carbon nanostructures
He is also reviewer of international journals.

He is a Scientific Attaché at the Embassy of Italy in Vietnam since September 2015, research director in the roles of the Autonomous Province of Trento, President of IUVSTA in the three-year period 2013 - 2016, AIV President for 4 biennials, Fellow of the AVS and Paul Harris Fellow of Rotari International. He deals with research and development in the fields of analysis and engineering of surfaces, materials and processes for microelectronics, combinatorial materials science, biomaterials and biointerfaces. He is the author of 145 publications in journals with international peer review and holds 3 international patents.

Roberto Cimino is a senior researcher at the National Laboratories of Frascati of the National Institute of Nuclear Physics. At the LNF he is responsible for several national and international projects and for a materials and surface science laboratory. His main field of research concerns the use of several surface analysis techniques with many spectroscopies, including those using Synchroton’s radiation on themes of interest for the r&d in the field of accelerators physics.
Recently one of the main important fields of interest was about the surface’s properties (Desorption, Reflectivity, "Photon and Electron Yield") of materials candidates to be used inside UHV systems in the most modern accelerator machines. For this activity he spent long periods with the “Vacuum, Surfaces & Coatings” group of the Technology department of Cern in Geneva. He participated at the organization of many international conferences. He is a coauthor of more than 120 articles in international journals.

Roberto Cimino is a senior researcher at the National Laboratories of Frascati of the National Institute of Nuclear Physics. At the LNF he is responsible for several national and international projects and for a materials and surface science laboratory. His main field of research concerns the use of several surface analysis techniques with many spectroscopies, including those using Synchroton’s radiation on themes of interest for the r&d in the field of accelerators physics.
Recently one of the main important fields of interest was about the surface’s properties (Desorption, Reflectivity, "Photon and Electron Yield") of materials candidates to be used inside UHV systems in the most modern accelerator machines. For this activity he spent long periods with the “Vacuum, Surfaces & Coatings” group of the Technology department of Cern in Geneva. He participated at the organization of many international conferences. He is a coauthor of more than 120 articles in international journals.

Sergio Ferrero

Sergio Ferrero is currently Assistant Professor at the Politecnico di Torino and was/ is lecturer / assistant of courses of General Physics, Characterization and Processes for Micro-and Nanotechnology, Solid state Physics. S. Ferrero is one of the researchers working at the Materials and Microsystems Laboratory (Chi-lab) of the Polytechnic of Turin. His research mainly focused on the development and characterization of power electronic devices, characterization of micro and nano structures and the design and manufacture of solid-state lasers for micro processes. The professional activity of S. Ferrero is evidenced by the presence of more than 80 papers in international journals as well as the author of which is involved in several projects with companies, research centers and universities

Matteo Cocuzza

Matteo Cocuzza graduated in Electronic Engineering at the Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy in 1997 and received his PhD in Electronic Devices in 2003. Since 2004 he is a researcher of the IMEM-CNR. In 1998 he was one of the founder of the Chilab - Materials and Microsystems Laboratory of Politecnico di Torino. He is lecturer of master degree courses related to MEMS, micro- and nano-technologies, also in the framework of the International Master Degree in "Nanotechnologies for ICT" (joined master between Politecnico di Torino, INPG Grenoble and EPFL Lausanne). His research activity is focused on MEMS and microsensors for industrial applications, on the development of microfluidics and Lab-on-a-chip for biomedical applications and, more recently, on the development and application of polymeric 3D printing technologies.

Andrea Lamberti

Sergio Ferrero is currently Assistant Professor at the Politecnico di Torino and was/ is lecturer / assistant of courses of General Physics, Characterization and Processes for Micro-and Nanotechnology, Solid state Physics. S. Ferrero is one of the researchers working at the Materials and Microsystems Laboratory (Chi-lab) of the Polytechnic of Turin. His research mainly focused on the development and characterization of power electronic devices, characterization of micro and nano structures and the design and manufacture of solid-state lasers for micro processes. The professional activity of S. Ferrero is evidenced by the presence of more than 80 papers in international journals as well as the author of which is involved in several projects with companies, research centers and universities

Matteo Cocuzza graduated in Electronic Engineering at the Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy in 1997 and received his PhD in Electronic Devices in 2003. Since 2004 he is a researcher of the IMEM-CNR. In 1998 he was one of the founder of the Chilab - Materials and Microsystems Laboratory of Politecnico di Torino. He is lecturer of master degree courses related to MEMS, micro- and nano-technologies, also in the framework of the International Master Degree in "Nanotechnologies for ICT" (joined master between Politecnico di Torino, INPG Grenoble and EPFL Lausanne). His research activity is focused on MEMS and microsensors for industrial applications, on the development of microfluidics and Lab-on-a-chip for biomedical applications and, more recently, on the development and application of polymeric 3D printing technologies.

Andrea Lamberti received the PhD degree in Electronic Devices with a thesis entitled “Metal-oxide nanostructures for energy applications” from Politecnico di Torino in 2013. He worked as post-doc researcher at Italian Institute of Technology on the in synthesis and characterization of innovative metal-oxide nanostructured materials and their integration into energy conversion and storage devices.

Currently, he is working as Assistant Professor at Department of Applied Science and Technology in Politecnico di Torino on the study of innovative graphene-based nanostructures, metal-oxide nanomaterials and technological processes for the fabrication of energy harvesting and storage devices. He is author and co-author of more than 80 publications on international peer-reviewed journals, three book chapter and three patents.

He acts as editor for the Journal of Advances in Materials Science and Engineering (Hindawi), guest editor for Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B (AVS), guest editor for the journal Nanomaterials (MDPI) and He is member of the executive committee of the Italian Association of Science and Technology (AIV).

Andrea Lamberti received the PhD degree in Electronic Devices with a thesis entitled “Metal-oxide nanostructures for energy applications” from Politecnico di Torino in 2013. He worked as post-doc researcher at Italian Institute of Technology on the in synthesis and characterization of innovative metal-oxide nanostructured materials and their integration into energy conversion and storage devices.

Currently, he is working as Assistant Professor at Department of Applied Science and Technology in Politecnico di Torino on the study of innovative graphene-based nanostructures, metal-oxide nanomaterials and technological processes for the fabrication of energy harvesting and storage devices. He is author and co-author of more than 80 publications on international peer-reviewed journals, three book chapter and three patents.

He acts as editor for the Journal of Advances in Materials Science and Engineering (Hindawi), guest editor for Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B (AVS), guest editor for the journal Nanomaterials (MDPI) and He is member of the executive committee of the Italian Association of Science and Technology (AIV).

Giorgio Speranza

Senior Researcher at Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Associate Researcher of IFN-CNR unit of Trento.
1985: Degree in Physics
1986: Young researcher at University of Trento;
1989: Researcher at ITC-IRST - Trento.
2008: Senior researcher at the Fondazione Bruno Kessler.

Research interests 
Carbon based materials, carbon nanostructures including diamond color centers, graphene mechanical properties, graphene chemical properties, graphene 3D sponges for hydrogen storage, graphene based scaffolds for tissue regeneration; surface decoration transition metal nanostructures; plasma treatments: surface functionalization and engineering, thin bio-film coatings, plasma surface polymerization. Expert in photoelectron spectroscopies (X, UV) for material chemical characterization.

Giuseppe Firpo

He graduated in Physics at University of Genoa in 1992. In 2000 he obtained the qualification for teaching in secondary schools for the A049 Mathematics and Physics competition class. In 2017 he obtains the National Scientific Qualification as a second level professor for the competition sector 02 / B1 "Experimental Physics of Matter".
He is currently EP at the Department of Physics of the University of Genoa.
Professional and research experiences
Vacuum Science and Technology - Experimental Physics of Condensed Matter - Nanofabrication and characterization of materials with CrossBeam 1540 XB Zeiss - Permeability of ultra-thin polymer membranes - Nano fabrication for applications in biosensoristics - Vacuum metrology.
Framework of citations of scientific production
Data from Google Scholar (https://scholar.google.it/citations?hl=en&user=VlMMpqAAAAAJ) Citations 598 - Index H 14 - i10-index 16 Technology Transfer and Patents
Review of scientific articles for Elsevier journals: Journal of Membrane Science - Journal of Pharmaceutical Analysis – Vacuum

Sonia De Angelis

Senior Researcher at Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Associate Researcher of IFN-CNR unit of Trento.
1985: Degree in Physics
1986: Young researcher at University of Trento;
1989: Researcher at ITC-IRST - Trento.
2008: Senior researcher at the Fondazione Bruno Kessler.

Research interests 
Carbon based materials, carbon nanostructures including diamond color centers, graphene mechanical properties, graphene chemical properties, graphene 3D sponges for hydrogen storage, graphene based scaffolds for tissue regeneration; surface decoration transition metal nanostructures; plasma treatments: surface functionalization and engineering, thin bio-film coatings, plasma surface polymerization. Expert in photoelectron spectroscopies (X, UV) for material chemical characterization.

He graduated in Physics at University of Genoa in 1992. In 2000 he obtained the qualification for teaching in secondary schools for the A049 Mathematics and Physics competition class. In 2017 he obtains the National Scientific Qualification as a second level professor for the competition sector 02 / B1 "Experimental Physics of Matter".
He is currently EP at the Department of Physics of the University of Genoa.
Professional and research experiences
Vacuum Science and Technology - Experimental Physics of Condensed Matter - Nanofabrication and characterization of materials with CrossBeam 1540 XB Zeiss - Permeability of ultra-thin polymer membranes - Nano fabrication for applications in biosensoristics - Vacuum metrology.
Framework of citations of scientific production
Data from Google Scholar (https://scholar.google.it/citations?hl=en&user=VlMMpqAAAAAJ) Citations 598 - Index H 14 - i10-index 16 Technology Transfer and Patents
Review of scientific articles for Elsevier journals: Journal of Membrane Science - Journal of Pharmaceutical Analysis – Vacuum

Work experiences 

2010-Present She is Key account manager at Air Liquide Italia Elettronica S.r.l.

2002-2009 Product manager/ industrial researcher/ Process engineer at LPE S.p.A.

Academic experience

PhD in Electronic Devices at the Politecnico di Torino (2007)

Degree in Chemistry at the University of Catania (2001)

Work experiences 

2010-Present She is Key account manager at Air Liquide Italia Elettronica S.r.l.

2002-2009 Product manager/ industrial researcher/ Process engineer at LPE S.p.A.

Academic experience

PhD in Electronic Devices at the Politecnico di Torino (2007)

Degree in Chemistry at the University of Catania (2001)

Antonio Terrasi

He graduated in Physics at University of Catania in 1986. He obtained the PhD in Physics in 1990. After the PhD period, he obtained numerous grants research from CNR. He was a researcher at the CNR from 1995 to 1997 at IMETEM CNR of Catania.
He was a university researcher at University of Catania from 1997 to 2005. He was a professor at the same university from 2005 to 2018. He is a full professor from 2018.
He spent times working abroad, especially at the Synchrotron Radiation Center of the University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA) in the years 1988-1989 and as Scientific Officer at the EPFL (CH) for the whole 1994
He was Coordinator of the PhD in Materials Science and he is a member of the teachers’ board of the same course. In the 2005-2006 period he was the Head of office of the CNR-IMM Institute. Director of a permanent School on Materials for Sustainable Development and Energy at the "Ettore Majorana" Center in Erice. Delegate of the Rector for various activities including the University reports with ENEL, the Strategic Table on Energy at the Department of Productive Activities of the Sicily Region, the "Blue Italian Growth" National Technological Cluster. Academic Senator in the period 2016-2018. Holder of the General Physics Courses for the Degree Course in Mathematics and Physics of Materials for the Cdl in Physics.
He is the author of more than 100 publications indexed on WoS and SCOPUS. Research activity in the field of materials and nanotechnologies for microelectronics, photonics and photovoltaics. Expert in PVD growth techniques of thin films and spectroscopic analysis with X-rays and synchrotron light.

He graduated in Physics at University of Catania in 1986. He obtained the PhD in Physics in 1990. After the PhD period, he obtained numerous grants research from CNR. He was a researcher at the CNR from 1995 to 1997 at IMETEM CNR of Catania.
He was a university researcher at University of Catania from 1997 to 2005. He was a professor at the same university from 2005 to 2018. He is a full professor from 2018.
He spent times working abroad, especially at the Synchrotron Radiation Center of the University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA) in the years 1988-1989 and as Scientific Officer at the EPFL (CH) for the whole 1994
He was Coordinator of the PhD in Materials Science and he is a member of the teachers’ board of the same course. In the 2005-2006 period he was the Head of office of the CNR-IMM Institute. Director of a permanent School on Materials for Sustainable Development and Energy at the "Ettore Majorana" Center in Erice. Delegate of the Rector for various activities including the University reports with ENEL, the Strategic Table on Energy at the Department of Productive Activities of the Sicily Region, the "Blue Italian Growth" National Technological Cluster. Academic Senator in the period 2016-2018. Holder of the General Physics Courses for the Degree Course in Mathematics and Physics of Materials for the Cdl in Physics.
He is the author of more than 100 publications indexed on WoS and SCOPUS. Research activity in the field of materials and nanotechnologies for microelectronics, photonics and photovoltaics. Expert in PVD growth techniques of thin films and spectroscopic analysis with X-rays and synchrotron light.

Alternate members

Paolo Ossi

Associate professor of experimental physics of the matter, qualified as full professor. He deals with the synthesis of nanoparticles in laser ablation plasmas, plasmonic surfaces for dosage of drugs in biological fluids, interaction between solar radiation and snow, natural and artificial, innovative materials for skiing (alpine skiing). He is a ski instructor and an athletic trainer. He is part of the Italian Alpine Club, Sec. Gressoney; he is a member of the “Club dei 4000”.

Mario Rocca

He was born in Genoa on June 27th, 1956; he has been Full Professor of experimental physics of the matter at the University of Genoa (UNIGE) since 2001. He is a member of Board of Director of AIV.
He was first secretary and then vice-director of Surface division of IUVSTA. His scientific interests concern the experimental physics of surfaces studied with nanoscopic microscopy and vibrational and electronic spectroscopy methods. He directs the joint laboratory IMEM-UNIGE of surfaces physics.
He published more than 180 scientific articles on international journals and he has an H index of 34. He is responsible for the International Master Erasmus Mundus SERP+ and for the internalization of the UNIGE School of Sciences. He was chairman of some of the major international conferences in his research’s sector. He is editor of the Surface Science Reports, Applied Surface Science and Springer Series magazines in Surface Science, as well as the Springer Handbook of Surface Science.

Siviero Fabrizio

Associate professor of experimental physics of the matter, qualified as full professor. He deals with the synthesis of nanoparticles in laser ablation plasmas, plasmonic surfaces for dosage of drugs in biological fluids, interaction between solar radiation and snow, natural and artificial, innovative materials for skiing (alpine skiing). He is a ski instructor and an athletic trainer. He is part of the Italian Alpine Club, Sec. Gressoney; he is a member of the “Club dei 4000”.

He was born in Genoa on June 27th, 1956; he has been Full Professor of experimental physics of the matter at the University of Genoa (UNIGE) since 2001. He is a member of Board of Director of AIV.
He was first secretary and then vice-director of Surface division of IUVSTA. His scientific interests concern the experimental physics of surfaces studied with nanoscopic microscopy and vibrational and electronic spectroscopy methods. He directs the joint laboratory IMEM-UNIGE of surfaces physics.
He published more than 180 scientific articles on international journals and he has an H index of 34. He is responsible for the International Master Erasmus Mundus SERP+ and for the internalization of the UNIGE School of Sciences. He was chairman of some of the major international conferences in his research’s sector. He is editor of the Surface Science Reports, Applied Surface Science and Springer Series magazines in Surface Science, as well as the Springer Handbook of Surface Science.

Dr. Fabrizio Siviero graduated in Physics at the University of Milan in 2000. At the same University, he obtained the title of Doctor in Physics, Astrophysics and Applied Physics (tutor Prof. Paolo Milani) in 2003.
Between 2004 and 2008 he worked at the Institute of Photonics and Nanotechnology of the CNR, Trento section, with Dr. Salvatore Iannotta, and later at the Polytechnic of Milan with the group of Prof. Bottani. During his academic research activity, Dr. Siviero dealt with the synthesis and characterization of nanostructured thin films of carbon and metal oxides functionalized with organic molecules, for applications that vary from sensor to photovoltaic.
Since 2008 he has worked at the research and development laboratories of SAES GETTERS S.p.A., exploiting his background in vacuum technology and gas-surface interaction for the development of getter materials and pumps, as well as for the analysis of vacuum systems. Dr. Siviero is the author of more than 20 publications in international scientific journals and has presented more than 10 oral contributions to international conferences (over 30 as a co-author).

Dr. Fabrizio Siviero graduated in Physics at the University of Milan in 2000. At the same University, he obtained the title of Doctor in Physics, Astrophysics and Applied Physics (tutor Prof. Paolo Milani) in 2003.
Between 2004 and 2008 he worked at the Institute of Photonics and Nanotechnology of the CNR, Trento section, with Dr. Salvatore Iannotta, and later at the Polytechnic of Milan with the group of Prof. Bottani. During his academic research activity, Dr. Siviero dealt with the synthesis and characterization of nanostructured thin films of carbon and metal oxides functionalized with organic molecules, for applications that vary from sensor to photovoltaic.
Since 2008 he has worked at the research and development laboratories of SAES GETTERS S.p.A., exploiting his background in vacuum technology and gas-surface interaction for the development of getter materials and pumps, as well as for the analysis of vacuum systems. Dr. Siviero is the author of more than 20 publications in international scientific journals and has presented more than 10 oral contributions to international conferences (over 30 as a co-author).

2017 - 2018

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President

Luciano Scaltrito

Politecnico Torino

Assistant Professor Luciano Scaltrito, Ph.D, is a researcher devoted to 3D printing technologies for multifunctional micro and nanocomposites polymers at the Politecnico of Turin. He received the Master Degree in Electronics Engineering at the Politecnico of Torino in 1999 and Doctorate in Electronics and Communications at the Politecnico of Torino in 2004.

He is currently involved in coordinating scientific, technical and managerial activities dedicated to technological transfer mainly in laser applications for polymers additive manufacturing. He was cofounder of the academic spin-off, Microla Optoelectronics Srl where he is scientific councillor. Microla realizes laser sources, developing and designing optical components, mechanical and electronic equipments. On December 2015 he was elected Vice President of AIV.

On January 2016 he was appointed councillor of the International Union for Vacuum Science Technique and Applications – IUVSTA. On December 2016 he was elected President of AIV. From 2018 he is Scientific Coordinator of  3DSP - 3D Smart Polymers project (Call for applications: "IR2" Industrialization of Research Results) lead partner SPEA SpA. This project has among its objectives the realization of a prototype of Automatic Test Equipment dedicated to three-dimensional electronic boards based on polymers.

Vice-President 

Enrico Maccalini

SAES Getters Spa, Lainate

Dr. Enrico Maccallini works at SAES GETTERS S.p.A. as Business Manager of  vacuum System business area. He is in charge for the sale network of this business area, the development of new products, new markets and new type of businesses. In the past, Dr. Enrico Maccallini have been academic researcher for 12 years. This activity has been finalized with more than 30 publications in international peer-reviewed journals, participation to international projects and co-author of more than 40 presentations in international conferences. During the academic activity, the main field of interest of Dr. Enrico Maccallini have been
-growth and characterization of Dye synthesized solar cells
-storage of hydrogen and methane in highly porous material
-composite based on nanostructures and clays
-growth and characterization of carbon nanostructures
He is also reviewer of international journals.

Secretary / Treasurer

Angela Riggio

AIV Staff/Segreteria

Angela Riggio was hired at the CNR’s Plasma Physics Institute of Milan in 1988 with responsibilities on the management of the Secretary Office of the Direction. She joined the association AIV in 2000 as a support to the Secretary and since 2002 with an active role in the organization to the Congress and the workshops held by AIV. She was appointed Secretary and Treasurer in the 2014.

Assistant Professor Luciano Scaltrito, Ph.D, is a researcher devoted to 3D printing technologies for multifunctional micro and nanocomposites polymers at the Politecnico of Turin. He received the Master Degree in Electronics Engineering at the Politecnico of Torino in 1999 and Doctorate in Electronics and Communications at the Politecnico of Torino in 2004.

He is currently involved in coordinating scientific, technical and managerial activities dedicated to technological transfer mainly in laser applications for polymers additive manufacturing. He was cofounder of the academic spin-off, Microla Optoelectronics Srl where he is scientific councillor. Microla realizes laser sources, developing and designing optical components, mechanical and electronic equipments. On December 2015 he was elected Vice President of AIV.

On January 2016 he was appointed councillor of the International Union for Vacuum Science Technique and Applications – IUVSTA. On December 2016 he was elected President of AIV. From 2018 he is Scientific Coordinator of  3DSP - 3D Smart Polymers project (Call for applications: "IR2" Industrialization of Research Results) lead partner SPEA SpA. This project has among its objectives the realization of a prototype of Automatic Test Equipment dedicated to three-dimensional electronic boards based on polymers.

Dr. Enrico Maccallini works at SAES GETTERS S.p.A. as Business Manager of  vacuum System business area. He is in charge for the sale network of this business area, the development of new products, new markets and new type of businesses. In the past, Dr. Enrico Maccallini have been academic researcher for 12 years. This activity has been finalized with more than 30 publications in international peer-reviewed journals, participation to international projects and co-author of more than 40 presentations in international conferences. During the academic activity, the main field of interest of Dr. Enrico Maccallini have been
-growth and characterization of Dye synthesized solar cells
-storage of hydrogen and methane in highly porous material
-composite based on nanostructures and clays
-growth and characterization of carbon nanostructures
He is also reviewer of international journals.

Angela Riggio was hired at the CNR’s Plasma Physics Institute of Milan in 1988 with responsibilities on the management of the Secretary Office of the Direction. She joined the association AIV in 2000 as a support to the Secretary and since 2002 with an active role in the organization to the Congress and the workshops held by AIV. She was appointed Secretary and Treasurer in the 2014.

Members

Mariano Anderle

He is a Scientific Attaché at the Embassy of Italy in Vietnam since September 2015, research director in the roles of the Autonomous Province of Trento, President of IUVSTA in the three-year period 2013 - 2016, AIV President for 4 biennials, Fellow of the AVS and Paul Harris Fellow of Rotari International. He deals with research and development in the fields of analysis and engineering of surfaces, materials and processes for microelectronics, combinatorial materials science, biomaterials and biointerfaces. He is the author of 145 publications in journals with international peer review and holds 3 international patents.

Gero Bongiorno

He graduated in Physics in 2001, with address in Material Physics. He obtained the PhD in Physics, Astro-Physics  and Applied Physics at the University of Milan in the 2004; he obtained the Executive Master in Business Administration at SDA Bocconi in 2012. He improved his technical and scientific skills in the field of vacuum systems and   technologies of thin film deposition at the University of Milan as a Research Fellow and subsequently from 2008 to 2012 as a researcher at Fondazione Filarete.
He worked in SAES Getters as responsible for the R&D activity for the Vacuum Systems Business Unit from 2012 to 2016. From 2016 he has worked at Satisloh Italy (EssilorLuxottica Group) as the director of R&D for the Coating Technologies Division; he deals with the technological development and the engineering of the industrial systems for the optical film deposition on ophthalmic lenses and for precision optics.

Simonetta Cerdonio

He is a Scientific Attaché at the Embassy of Italy in Vietnam since September 2015, research director in the roles of the Autonomous Province of Trento, President of IUVSTA in the three-year period 2013 - 2016, AIV President for 4 biennials, Fellow of the AVS and Paul Harris Fellow of Rotari International. He deals with research and development in the fields of analysis and engineering of surfaces, materials and processes for microelectronics, combinatorial materials science, biomaterials and biointerfaces. He is the author of 145 publications in journals with international peer review and holds 3 international patents.

He graduated in Physics in 2001, with address in Material Physics. He obtained the PhD in Physics, Astro-Physics  and Applied Physics at the University of Milan in the 2004; he obtained the Executive Master in Business Administration at SDA Bocconi in 2012. He improved his technical and scientific skills in the field of vacuum systems and   technologies of thin film deposition at the University of Milan as a Research Fellow and subsequently from 2008 to 2012 as a researcher at Fondazione Filarete.
He worked in SAES Getters as responsible for the R&D activity for the Vacuum Systems Business Unit from 2012 to 2016. From 2016 he has worked at Satisloh Italy (EssilorLuxottica Group) as the director of R&D for the Coating Technologies Division; he deals with the technological development and the engineering of the industrial systems for the optical film deposition on ophthalmic lenses and for precision optics.

Roberto Cimino

Roberto Cimino is a senior researcher at the National Laboratories of Frascati of the National Institute of Nuclear Physics. At the LNF he is responsible for several national and international projects and for a materials and surface science laboratory. His main field of research concerns the use of several surface analysis techniques with many spectroscopies, including those using Synchroton’s radiation on themes of interest for the r&d in the field of accelerators physics.
Recently one of the main important fields of interest was about the surface’s properties (Desorption, Reflectivity, "Photon and Electron Yield") of materials candidates to be used inside UHV systems in the most modern accelerator machines. For this activity he spent long periods with the “Vacuum, Surfaces & Coatings” group of the Technology department of Cern in Geneva. He participated at the organization of many international conferences. He is a coauthor of more than 120 articles in international journals.

Sergio Ferrero

Sergio Ferrero is currently Assistant Professor at the Politecnico di Torino and was/ is lecturer / assistant of courses of General Physics, Characterization and Processes for Micro-and Nanotechnology, Solid state Physics. S. Ferrero is one of the researchers working at the Materials and Microsystems Laboratory (Chi-lab) of the Polytechnic of Turin. His research mainly focused on the development and characterization of power electronic devices, characterization of micro and nano structures and the design and manufacture of solid-state lasers for micro processes. The professional activity of S. Ferrero is evidenced by the presence of more than 80 papers in international journals as well as the author of which is involved in several projects with companies, research centers and universities

Matteo Cocuzza

Roberto Cimino is a senior researcher at the National Laboratories of Frascati of the National Institute of Nuclear Physics. At the LNF he is responsible for several national and international projects and for a materials and surface science laboratory. His main field of research concerns the use of several surface analysis techniques with many spectroscopies, including those using Synchroton’s radiation on themes of interest for the r&d in the field of accelerators physics.
Recently one of the main important fields of interest was about the surface’s properties (Desorption, Reflectivity, "Photon and Electron Yield") of materials candidates to be used inside UHV systems in the most modern accelerator machines. For this activity he spent long periods with the “Vacuum, Surfaces & Coatings” group of the Technology department of Cern in Geneva. He participated at the organization of many international conferences. He is a coauthor of more than 120 articles in international journals.

Sergio Ferrero is currently Assistant Professor at the Politecnico di Torino and was/ is lecturer / assistant of courses of General Physics, Characterization and Processes for Micro-and Nanotechnology, Solid state Physics. S. Ferrero is one of the researchers working at the Materials and Microsystems Laboratory (Chi-lab) of the Polytechnic of Turin. His research mainly focused on the development and characterization of power electronic devices, characterization of micro and nano structures and the design and manufacture of solid-state lasers for micro processes. The professional activity of S. Ferrero is evidenced by the presence of more than 80 papers in international journals as well as the author of which is involved in several projects with companies, research centers and universities

Matteo Cocuzza graduated in Electronic Engineering at the Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy in 1997 and received his PhD in Electronic Devices in 2003. Since 2004 he is a researcher of the IMEM-CNR. In 1998 he was one of the founder of the Chilab - Materials and Microsystems Laboratory of Politecnico di Torino. He is lecturer of master degree courses related to MEMS, micro- and nano-technologies, also in the framework of the International Master Degree in "Nanotechnologies for ICT" (joined master between Politecnico di Torino, INPG Grenoble and EPFL Lausanne). His research activity is focused on MEMS and microsensors for industrial applications, on the development of microfluidics and Lab-on-a-chip for biomedical applications and, more recently, on the development and application of polymeric 3D printing technologies.

Matteo Cocuzza graduated in Electronic Engineering at the Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy in 1997 and received his PhD in Electronic Devices in 2003. Since 2004 he is a researcher of the IMEM-CNR. In 1998 he was one of the founder of the Chilab - Materials and Microsystems Laboratory of Politecnico di Torino. He is lecturer of master degree courses related to MEMS, micro- and nano-technologies, also in the framework of the International Master Degree in "Nanotechnologies for ICT" (joined master between Politecnico di Torino, INPG Grenoble and EPFL Lausanne). His research activity is focused on MEMS and microsensors for industrial applications, on the development of microfluidics and Lab-on-a-chip for biomedical applications and, more recently, on the development and application of polymeric 3D printing technologies.

Andrea Lamberti

Andrea Lamberti received the PhD degree in Electronic Devices with a thesis entitled “Metal-oxide nanostructures for energy applications” from Politecnico di Torino in 2013. He worked as post-doc researcher at Italian Institute of Technology on the in synthesis and characterization of innovative metal-oxide nanostructured materials and their integration into energy conversion and storage devices.

Currently, he is working as Assistant Professor at Department of Applied Science and Technology in Politecnico di Torino on the study of innovative graphene-based nanostructures, metal-oxide nanomaterials and technological processes for the fabrication of energy harvesting and storage devices. He is author and co-author of more than 80 publications on international peer-reviewed journals, three book chapter and three patents.

He acts as editor for the Journal of Advances in Materials Science and Engineering (Hindawi), guest editor for Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B (AVS), guest editor for the journal Nanomaterials (MDPI) and He is member of the executive committee of the Italian Association of Science and Technology (AIV).

Paolo Ossi

Associate professor of experimental physics of the matter, qualified as full professor. He deals with the synthesis of nanoparticles in laser ablation plasmas, plasmonic surfaces for dosage of drugs in biological fluids, interaction between solar radiation and snow, natural and artificial, innovative materials for skiing (alpine skiing). He is a ski instructor and an athletic trainer. He is part of the Italian Alpine Club, Sec. Gressoney; he is a member of the “Club dei 4000”.

Mario Rocca

Andrea Lamberti received the PhD degree in Electronic Devices with a thesis entitled “Metal-oxide nanostructures for energy applications” from Politecnico di Torino in 2013. He worked as post-doc researcher at Italian Institute of Technology on the in synthesis and characterization of innovative metal-oxide nanostructured materials and their integration into energy conversion and storage devices.

Currently, he is working as Assistant Professor at Department of Applied Science and Technology in Politecnico di Torino on the study of innovative graphene-based nanostructures, metal-oxide nanomaterials and technological processes for the fabrication of energy harvesting and storage devices. He is author and co-author of more than 80 publications on international peer-reviewed journals, three book chapter and three patents.

He acts as editor for the Journal of Advances in Materials Science and Engineering (Hindawi), guest editor for Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B (AVS), guest editor for the journal Nanomaterials (MDPI) and He is member of the executive committee of the Italian Association of Science and Technology (AIV).

Associate professor of experimental physics of the matter, qualified as full professor. He deals with the synthesis of nanoparticles in laser ablation plasmas, plasmonic surfaces for dosage of drugs in biological fluids, interaction between solar radiation and snow, natural and artificial, innovative materials for skiing (alpine skiing). He is a ski instructor and an athletic trainer. He is part of the Italian Alpine Club, Sec. Gressoney; he is a member of the “Club dei 4000”.

He was born in Genoa on June 27th, 1956; he has been Full Professor of experimental physics of the matter at the University of Genoa (UNIGE) since 2001. He is a member of Board of Director of AIV.
He was first secretary and then vice-director of Surface division of IUVSTA. His scientific interests concern the experimental physics of surfaces studied with nanoscopic microscopy and vibrational and electronic spectroscopy methods. He directs the joint laboratory IMEM-UNIGE of surfaces physics.
He published more than 180 scientific articles on international journals and he has an H index of 34. He is responsible for the International Master Erasmus Mundus SERP+ and for the internalization of the UNIGE School of Sciences. He was chairman of some of the major international conferences in his research’s sector. He is editor of the Surface Science Reports, Applied Surface Science and Springer Series magazines in Surface Science, as well as the Springer Handbook of Surface Science.

He was born in Genoa on June 27th, 1956; he has been Full Professor of experimental physics of the matter at the University of Genoa (UNIGE) since 2001. He is a member of Board of Director of AIV.
He was first secretary and then vice-director of Surface division of IUVSTA. His scientific interests concern the experimental physics of surfaces studied with nanoscopic microscopy and vibrational and electronic spectroscopy methods. He directs the joint laboratory IMEM-UNIGE of surfaces physics.
He published more than 180 scientific articles on international journals and he has an H index of 34. He is responsible for the International Master Erasmus Mundus SERP+ and for the internalization of the UNIGE School of Sciences. He was chairman of some of the major international conferences in his research’s sector. He is editor of the Surface Science Reports, Applied Surface Science and Springer Series magazines in Surface Science, as well as the Springer Handbook of Surface Science.

Giorgio Speranza

Senior Researcher at Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Associate Researcher of IFN-CNR unit of Trento.
1985: Degree in Physics
1986: Young researcher at University of Trento;
1989: Researcher at ITC-IRST - Trento.
2008: Senior researcher at the Fondazione Bruno Kessler.

Research interests 
Carbon based materials, carbon nanostructures including diamond color centers, graphene mechanical properties, graphene chemical properties, graphene 3D sponges for hydrogen storage, graphene based scaffolds for tissue regeneration; surface decoration transition metal nanostructures; plasma treatments: surface functionalization and engineering, thin bio-film coatings, plasma surface polymerization. Expert in photoelectron spectroscopies (X, UV) for material chemical characterization.

Espedito Vassallo

He is researcher (from 2001) at IFP-CNR (Institute for Plasma Physics - National Research Council of Italy). His research is focused on low and high pressure plasma processes for the modification of materials. He is expert in radio-frequency plasma sources (MHz) and cold plasma diagnostics. Thesis supervisor for University of Milan and Polytechnic of Milan. He is the Author or co-Author of more than 50 papers on international journals and conference proceedings. He edited one international proceeding and 3 Patents. He has co-ordinated many research contracts in the industrial applications of plasma. He has served member (2004 - today) of the Board of Directors of the Italian Vacuum Society (AIV), vice-president (2009-2012) and President (2013-2015). On an international level, he is part of a group of experts on topic “Plasma Wall Interaction” for future fusion devices, moreover, he his is member of Plasma Science Technique Division of International Union for Vacuum Science, Technique and Application (IUVSTA) (2007-2010, 2016-2019).

Senior Researcher at Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Associate Researcher of IFN-CNR unit of Trento.
1985: Degree in Physics
1986: Young researcher at University of Trento;
1989: Researcher at ITC-IRST - Trento.
2008: Senior researcher at the Fondazione Bruno Kessler.

Research interests 
Carbon based materials, carbon nanostructures including diamond color centers, graphene mechanical properties, graphene chemical properties, graphene 3D sponges for hydrogen storage, graphene based scaffolds for tissue regeneration; surface decoration transition metal nanostructures; plasma treatments: surface functionalization and engineering, thin bio-film coatings, plasma surface polymerization. Expert in photoelectron spectroscopies (X, UV) for material chemical characterization.

He is researcher (from 2001) at IFP-CNR (Institute for Plasma Physics - National Research Council of Italy). His research is focused on low and high pressure plasma processes for the modification of materials. He is expert in radio-frequency plasma sources (MHz) and cold plasma diagnostics. Thesis supervisor for University of Milan and Polytechnic of Milan. He is the Author or co-Author of more than 50 papers on international journals and conference proceedings. He edited one international proceeding and 3 Patents. He has co-ordinated many research contracts in the industrial applications of plasma. He has served member (2004 - today) of the Board of Directors of the Italian Vacuum Society (AIV), vice-president (2009-2012) and President (2013-2015). On an international level, he is part of a group of experts on topic “Plasma Wall Interaction” for future fusion devices, moreover, he his is member of Plasma Science Technique Division of International Union for Vacuum Science, Technique and Application (IUVSTA) (2007-2010, 2016-2019).

Alternate members

Marsico Roberto

Siviero Fabrizio

Dr. Fabrizio Siviero graduated in Physics at the University of Milan in 2000. At the same University, he obtained the title of Doctor in Physics, Astrophysics and Applied Physics (tutor Prof. Paolo Milani) in 2003.
Between 2004 and 2008 he worked at the Institute of Photonics and Nanotechnology of the CNR, Trento section, with Dr. Salvatore Iannotta, and later at the Polytechnic of Milan with the group of Prof. Bottani. During his academic research activity, Dr. Siviero dealt with the synthesis and characterization of nanostructured thin films of carbon and metal oxides functionalized with organic molecules, for applications that vary from sensor to photovoltaic.
Since 2008 he has worked at the research and development laboratories of SAES GETTERS S.p.A., exploiting his background in vacuum technology and gas-surface interaction for the development of getter materials and pumps, as well as for the analysis of vacuum systems. Dr. Siviero is the author of more than 20 publications in international scientific journals and has presented more than 10 oral contributions to international conferences (over 30 as a co-author).

Stara Daniele

Dr. Fabrizio Siviero graduated in Physics at the University of Milan in 2000. At the same University, he obtained the title of Doctor in Physics, Astrophysics and Applied Physics (tutor Prof. Paolo Milani) in 2003.
Between 2004 and 2008 he worked at the Institute of Photonics and Nanotechnology of the CNR, Trento section, with Dr. Salvatore Iannotta, and later at the Polytechnic of Milan with the group of Prof. Bottani. During his academic research activity, Dr. Siviero dealt with the synthesis and characterization of nanostructured thin films of carbon and metal oxides functionalized with organic molecules, for applications that vary from sensor to photovoltaic.
Since 2008 he has worked at the research and development laboratories of SAES GETTERS S.p.A., exploiting his background in vacuum technology and gas-surface interaction for the development of getter materials and pumps, as well as for the analysis of vacuum systems. Dr. Siviero is the author of more than 20 publications in international scientific journals and has presented more than 10 oral contributions to international conferences (over 30 as a co-author).

2016 - 2017

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President

Enrico Maccalini

SAES Getters Spa, Lainate

Dr. Enrico Maccallini works at SAES GETTERS S.p.A. as Business Manager of  vacuum System business area. He is in charge for the sale network of this business area, the development of new products, new markets and new type of businesses. In the past, Dr. Enrico Maccallini have been academic researcher for 12 years. This activity has been finalized with more than 30 publications in international peer-reviewed journals, participation to international projects and co-author of more than 40 presentations in international conferences. During the academic activity, the main field of interest of Dr. Enrico Maccallini have been
-growth and characterization of Dye synthesized solar cells
-storage of hydrogen and methane in highly porous material
-composite based on nanostructures and clays
-growth and characterization of carbon nanostructures
He is also reviewer of international journals.

Vice-President 

Luciano Scaltrito

Politecnico Torino

Assistant Professor Luciano Scaltrito, Ph.D, is a researcher devoted to 3D printing technologies for multifunctional micro and nanocomposites polymers at the Politecnico of Turin. He received the Master Degree in Electronics Engineering at the Politecnico of Torino in 1999 and Doctorate in Electronics and Communications at the Politecnico of Torino in 2004.

He is currently involved in coordinating scientific, technical and managerial activities dedicated to technological transfer mainly in laser applications for polymers additive manufacturing. He was cofounder of the academic spin-off, Microla Optoelectronics Srl where he is scientific councillor. Microla realizes laser sources, developing and designing optical components, mechanical and electronic equipments. On December 2015 he was elected Vice President of AIV.

On January 2016 he was appointed councillor of the International Union for Vacuum Science Technique and Applications – IUVSTA. On December 2016 he was elected President of AIV. From 2018 he is Scientific Coordinator of  3DSP - 3D Smart Polymers project (Call for applications: "IR2" Industrialization of Research Results) lead partner SPEA SpA. This project has among its objectives the realization of a prototype of Automatic Test Equipment dedicated to three-dimensional electronic boards based on polymers.

Secretary / Treasurer

Angela Riggio

AIV Staff/Segreteria

Angela Riggio was hired at the CNR’s Plasma Physics Institute of Milan in 1988 with responsibilities on the management of the Secretary Office of the Direction. She joined the association AIV in 2000 as a support to the Secretary and since 2002 with an active role in the organization to the Congress and the workshops held by AIV. She was appointed Secretary and Treasurer in the 2014.

Dr. Enrico Maccallini works at SAES GETTERS S.p.A. as Business Manager of  vacuum System business area. He is in charge for the sale network of this business area, the development of new products, new markets and new type of businesses. In the past, Dr. Enrico Maccallini have been academic researcher for 12 years. This activity has been finalized with more than 30 publications in international peer-reviewed journals, participation to international projects and co-author of more than 40 presentations in international conferences. During the academic activity, the main field of interest of Dr. Enrico Maccallini have been
-growth and characterization of Dye synthesized solar cells
-storage of hydrogen and methane in highly porous material
-composite based on nanostructures and clays
-growth and characterization of carbon nanostructures
He is also reviewer of international journals.

Assistant Professor Luciano Scaltrito, Ph.D, is a researcher devoted to 3D printing technologies for multifunctional micro and nanocomposites polymers at the Politecnico of Turin. He received the Master Degree in Electronics Engineering at the Politecnico of Torino in 1999 and Doctorate in Electronics and Communications at the Politecnico of Torino in 2004.

He is currently involved in coordinating scientific, technical and managerial activities dedicated to technological transfer mainly in laser applications for polymers additive manufacturing. He was cofounder of the academic spin-off, Microla Optoelectronics Srl where he is scientific councillor. Microla realizes laser sources, developing and designing optical components, mechanical and electronic equipments. On December 2015 he was elected Vice President of AIV.

On January 2016 he was appointed councillor of the International Union for Vacuum Science Technique and Applications – IUVSTA. On December 2016 he was elected President of AIV. From 2018 he is Scientific Coordinator of  3DSP - 3D Smart Polymers project (Call for applications: "IR2" Industrialization of Research Results) lead partner SPEA SpA. This project has among its objectives the realization of a prototype of Automatic Test Equipment dedicated to three-dimensional electronic boards based on polymers.

Angela Riggio was hired at the CNR’s Plasma Physics Institute of Milan in 1988 with responsibilities on the management of the Secretary Office of the Direction. She joined the association AIV in 2000 as a support to the Secretary and since 2002 with an active role in the organization to the Congress and the workshops held by AIV. She was appointed Secretary and Treasurer in the 2014.

Members

Enrico Maccalini

Dr. Enrico Maccallini works at SAES GETTERS S.p.A. as Business Manager of  vacuum System business area. He is in charge for the sale network of this business area, the development of new products, new markets and new type of businesses. In the past, Dr. Enrico Maccallini have been academic researcher for 12 years. This activity has been finalized with more than 30 publications in international peer-reviewed journals, participation to international projects and co-author of more than 40 presentations in international conferences. During the academic activity, the main field of interest of Dr. Enrico Maccallini have been
-growth and characterization of Dye synthesized solar cells
-storage of hydrogen and methane in highly porous material
-composite based on nanostructures and clays
-growth and characterization of carbon nanostructures
He is also reviewer of international journals.

Mariano Anderle

He is a Scientific Attaché at the Embassy of Italy in Vietnam since September 2015, research director in the roles of the Autonomous Province of Trento, President of IUVSTA in the three-year period 2013 - 2016, AIV President for 4 biennials, Fellow of the AVS and Paul Harris Fellow of Rotari International. He deals with research and development in the fields of analysis and engineering of surfaces, materials and processes for microelectronics, combinatorial materials science, biomaterials and biointerfaces. He is the author of 145 publications in journals with international peer review and holds 3 international patents.

Paolo Ossi

Dr. Enrico Maccallini works at SAES GETTERS S.p.A. as Business Manager of  vacuum System business area. He is in charge for the sale network of this business area, the development of new products, new markets and new type of businesses. In the past, Dr. Enrico Maccallini have been academic researcher for 12 years. This activity has been finalized with more than 30 publications in international peer-reviewed journals, participation to international projects and co-author of more than 40 presentations in international conferences. During the academic activity, the main field of interest of Dr. Enrico Maccallini have been
-growth and characterization of Dye synthesized solar cells
-storage of hydrogen and methane in highly porous material
-composite based on nanostructures and clays
-growth and characterization of carbon nanostructures
He is also reviewer of international journals.

He is a Scientific Attaché at the Embassy of Italy in Vietnam since September 2015, research director in the roles of the Autonomous Province of Trento, President of IUVSTA in the three-year period 2013 - 2016, AIV President for 4 biennials, Fellow of the AVS and Paul Harris Fellow of Rotari International. He deals with research and development in the fields of analysis and engineering of surfaces, materials and processes for microelectronics, combinatorial materials science, biomaterials and biointerfaces. He is the author of 145 publications in journals with international peer review and holds 3 international patents.

Associate professor of experimental physics of the matter, qualified as full professor. He deals with the synthesis of nanoparticles in laser ablation plasmas, plasmonic surfaces for dosage of drugs in biological fluids, interaction between solar radiation and snow, natural and artificial, innovative materials for skiing (alpine skiing). He is a ski instructor and an athletic trainer. He is part of the Italian Alpine Club, Sec. Gressoney; he is a member of the “Club dei 4000”.

Associate professor of experimental physics of the matter, qualified as full professor. He deals with the synthesis of nanoparticles in laser ablation plasmas, plasmonic surfaces for dosage of drugs in biological fluids, interaction between solar radiation and snow, natural and artificial, innovative materials for skiing (alpine skiing). He is a ski instructor and an athletic trainer. He is part of the Italian Alpine Club, Sec. Gressoney; he is a member of the “Club dei 4000”.

Mario Rocca

He was born in Genoa on June 27th, 1956; he has been Full Professor of experimental physics of the matter at the University of Genoa (UNIGE) since 2001. He is a member of Board of Director of AIV.
He was first secretary and then vice-director of Surface division of IUVSTA. His scientific interests concern the experimental physics of surfaces studied with nanoscopic microscopy and vibrational and electronic spectroscopy methods. He directs the joint laboratory IMEM-UNIGE of surfaces physics.
He published more than 180 scientific articles on international journals and he has an H index of 34. He is responsible for the International Master Erasmus Mundus SERP+ and for the internalization of the UNIGE School of Sciences. He was chairman of some of the major international conferences in his research’s sector. He is editor of the Surface Science Reports, Applied Surface Science and Springer Series magazines in Surface Science, as well as the Springer Handbook of Surface Science.

Espedito Vassallo

He is researcher (from 2001) at IFP-CNR (Institute for Plasma Physics - National Research Council of Italy). His research is focused on low and high pressure plasma processes for the modification of materials. He is expert in radio-frequency plasma sources (MHz) and cold plasma diagnostics. Thesis supervisor for University of Milan and Polytechnic of Milan. He is the Author or co-Author of more than 50 papers on international journals and conference proceedings. He edited one international proceeding and 3 Patents. He has co-ordinated many research contracts in the industrial applications of plasma. He has served member (2004 - today) of the Board of Directors of the Italian Vacuum Society (AIV), vice-president (2009-2012) and President (2013-2015). On an international level, he is part of a group of experts on topic “Plasma Wall Interaction” for future fusion devices, moreover, he his is member of Plasma Science Technique Division of International Union for Vacuum Science, Technique and Application (IUVSTA) (2007-2010, 2016-2019).

Michele Fincato

He was born in Genoa on June 27th, 1956; he has been Full Professor of experimental physics of the matter at the University of Genoa (UNIGE) since 2001. He is a member of Board of Director of AIV.
He was first secretary and then vice-director of Surface division of IUVSTA. His scientific interests concern the experimental physics of surfaces studied with nanoscopic microscopy and vibrational and electronic spectroscopy methods. He directs the joint laboratory IMEM-UNIGE of surfaces physics.
He published more than 180 scientific articles on international journals and he has an H index of 34. He is responsible for the International Master Erasmus Mundus SERP+ and for the internalization of the UNIGE School of Sciences. He was chairman of some of the major international conferences in his research’s sector. He is editor of the Surface Science Reports, Applied Surface Science and Springer Series magazines in Surface Science, as well as the Springer Handbook of Surface Science.

He is researcher (from 2001) at IFP-CNR (Institute for Plasma Physics - National Research Council of Italy). His research is focused on low and high pressure plasma processes for the modification of materials. He is expert in radio-frequency plasma sources (MHz) and cold plasma diagnostics. Thesis supervisor for University of Milan and Polytechnic of Milan. He is the Author or co-Author of more than 50 papers on international journals and conference proceedings. He edited one international proceeding and 3 Patents. He has co-ordinated many research contracts in the industrial applications of plasma. He has served member (2004 - today) of the Board of Directors of the Italian Vacuum Society (AIV), vice-president (2009-2012) and President (2013-2015). On an international level, he is part of a group of experts on topic “Plasma Wall Interaction” for future fusion devices, moreover, he his is member of Plasma Science Technique Division of International Union for Vacuum Science, Technique and Application (IUVSTA) (2007-2010, 2016-2019).

Mauro Cavazzoni

Monica Ferraris

Claudio Longhi

Paolo Michelato

Fiorenzo Ammendola

2015 - 2016

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President

Espedito Vassallo

CNR-ISTP, Milano

He is researcher (from 2001) at IFP-CNR (Institute for Plasma Physics - National Research Council of Italy). His research is focused on low and high pressure plasma processes for the modification of materials. He is expert in radio-frequency plasma sources (MHz) and cold plasma diagnostics. Thesis supervisor for University of Milan and Polytechnic of Milan. He is the Author or co-Author of more than 50 papers on international journals and conference proceedings. He edited one international proceeding and 3 Patents. He has co-ordinated many research contracts in the industrial applications of plasma. He has served member (2004 - today) of the Board of Directors of the Italian Vacuum Society (AIV), vice-president (2009-2012) and President (2013-2015). On an international level, he is part of a group of experts on topic “Plasma Wall Interaction” for future fusion devices, moreover, he his is member of Plasma Science Technique Division of International Union for Vacuum Science, Technique and Application (IUVSTA) (2007-2010, 2016-2019).

Vice-President 

Fiorenzo Ammendola

Kenosistec Srl, Binasco

Secretary / Treasurer

Angela Riggio

AIV Staff/Segreteria

Angela Riggio was hired at the CNR’s Plasma Physics Institute of Milan in 1988 with responsibilities on the management of the Secretary Office of the Direction. She joined the association AIV in 2000 as a support to the Secretary and since 2002 with an active role in the organization to the Congress and the workshops held by AIV. She was appointed Secretary and Treasurer in the 2014.

He is researcher (from 2001) at IFP-CNR (Institute for Plasma Physics - National Research Council of Italy). His research is focused on low and high pressure plasma processes for the modification of materials. He is expert in radio-frequency plasma sources (MHz) and cold plasma diagnostics. Thesis supervisor for University of Milan and Polytechnic of Milan. He is the Author or co-Author of more than 50 papers on international journals and conference proceedings. He edited one international proceeding and 3 Patents. He has co-ordinated many research contracts in the industrial applications of plasma. He has served member (2004 - today) of the Board of Directors of the Italian Vacuum Society (AIV), vice-president (2009-2012) and President (2013-2015). On an international level, he is part of a group of experts on topic “Plasma Wall Interaction” for future fusion devices, moreover, he his is member of Plasma Science Technique Division of International Union for Vacuum Science, Technique and Application (IUVSTA) (2007-2010, 2016-2019).

Angela Riggio was hired at the CNR’s Plasma Physics Institute of Milan in 1988 with responsibilities on the management of the Secretary Office of the Direction. She joined the association AIV in 2000 as a support to the Secretary and since 2002 with an active role in the organization to the Congress and the workshops held by AIV. She was appointed Secretary and Treasurer in the 2014.

Members

Enrico Maccalini

Dr. Enrico Maccallini works at SAES GETTERS S.p.A. as Business Manager of  vacuum System business area. He is in charge for the sale network of this business area, the development of new products, new markets and new type of businesses. In the past, Dr. Enrico Maccallini have been academic researcher for 12 years. This activity has been finalized with more than 30 publications in international peer-reviewed journals, participation to international projects and co-author of more than 40 presentations in international conferences. During the academic activity, the main field of interest of Dr. Enrico Maccallini have been
-growth and characterization of Dye synthesized solar cells
-storage of hydrogen and methane in highly porous material
-composite based on nanostructures and clays
-growth and characterization of carbon nanostructures
He is also reviewer of international journals.

Mariano Anderle

He is a Scientific Attaché at the Embassy of Italy in Vietnam since September 2015, research director in the roles of the Autonomous Province of Trento, President of IUVSTA in the three-year period 2013 - 2016, AIV President for 4 biennials, Fellow of the AVS and Paul Harris Fellow of Rotari International. He deals with research and development in the fields of analysis and engineering of surfaces, materials and processes for microelectronics, combinatorial materials science, biomaterials and biointerfaces. He is the author of 145 publications in journals with international peer review and holds 3 international patents.

Paolo Ossi

Dr. Enrico Maccallini works at SAES GETTERS S.p.A. as Business Manager of  vacuum System business area. He is in charge for the sale network of this business area, the development of new products, new markets and new type of businesses. In the past, Dr. Enrico Maccallini have been academic researcher for 12 years. This activity has been finalized with more than 30 publications in international peer-reviewed journals, participation to international projects and co-author of more than 40 presentations in international conferences. During the academic activity, the main field of interest of Dr. Enrico Maccallini have been
-growth and characterization of Dye synthesized solar cells
-storage of hydrogen and methane in highly porous material
-composite based on nanostructures and clays
-growth and characterization of carbon nanostructures
He is also reviewer of international journals.

He is a Scientific Attaché at the Embassy of Italy in Vietnam since September 2015, research director in the roles of the Autonomous Province of Trento, President of IUVSTA in the three-year period 2013 - 2016, AIV President for 4 biennials, Fellow of the AVS and Paul Harris Fellow of Rotari International. He deals with research and development in the fields of analysis and engineering of surfaces, materials and processes for microelectronics, combinatorial materials science, biomaterials and biointerfaces. He is the author of 145 publications in journals with international peer review and holds 3 international patents.

Associate professor of experimental physics of the matter, qualified as full professor. He deals with the synthesis of nanoparticles in laser ablation plasmas, plasmonic surfaces for dosage of drugs in biological fluids, interaction between solar radiation and snow, natural and artificial, innovative materials for skiing (alpine skiing). He is a ski instructor and an athletic trainer. He is part of the Italian Alpine Club, Sec. Gressoney; he is a member of the “Club dei 4000”.

Associate professor of experimental physics of the matter, qualified as full professor. He deals with the synthesis of nanoparticles in laser ablation plasmas, plasmonic surfaces for dosage of drugs in biological fluids, interaction between solar radiation and snow, natural and artificial, innovative materials for skiing (alpine skiing). He is a ski instructor and an athletic trainer. He is part of the Italian Alpine Club, Sec. Gressoney; he is a member of the “Club dei 4000”.

Mario Rocca

He was born in Genoa on June 27th, 1956; he has been Full Professor of experimental physics of the matter at the University of Genoa (UNIGE) since 2001. He is a member of Board of Director of AIV.
He was first secretary and then vice-director of Surface division of IUVSTA. His scientific interests concern the experimental physics of surfaces studied with nanoscopic microscopy and vibrational and electronic spectroscopy methods. He directs the joint laboratory IMEM-UNIGE of surfaces physics.
He published more than 180 scientific articles on international journals and he has an H index of 34. He is responsible for the International Master Erasmus Mundus SERP+ and for the internalization of the UNIGE School of Sciences. He was chairman of some of the major international conferences in his research’s sector. He is editor of the Surface Science Reports, Applied Surface Science and Springer Series magazines in Surface Science, as well as the Springer Handbook of Surface Science.

Michele Fincato

Mauro Cavazzoni

He was born in Genoa on June 27th, 1956; he has been Full Professor of experimental physics of the matter at the University of Genoa (UNIGE) since 2001. He is a member of Board of Director of AIV.
He was first secretary and then vice-director of Surface division of IUVSTA. His scientific interests concern the experimental physics of surfaces studied with nanoscopic microscopy and vibrational and electronic spectroscopy methods. He directs the joint laboratory IMEM-UNIGE of surfaces physics.
He published more than 180 scientific articles on international journals and he has an H index of 34. He is responsible for the International Master Erasmus Mundus SERP+ and for the internalization of the UNIGE School of Sciences. He was chairman of some of the major international conferences in his research’s sector. He is editor of the Surface Science Reports, Applied Surface Science and Springer Series magazines in Surface Science, as well as the Springer Handbook of Surface Science.

Monica Ferraris

Claudio Longhi

Paolo Michelato

2013 - 2014

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Espedito Vassallo

CNR-ISTP, Milano

He is researcher (from 2001) at IFP-CNR (Institute for Plasma Physics - National Research Council of Italy). His research is focused on low and high pressure plasma processes for the modification of materials. He is expert in radio-frequency plasma sources (MHz) and cold plasma diagnostics. Thesis supervisor for University of Milan and Polytechnic of Milan. He is the Author or co-Author of more than 50 papers on international journals and conference proceedings. He edited one international proceeding and 3 Patents. He has co-ordinated many research contracts in the industrial applications of plasma. He has served member (2004 - today) of the Board of Directors of the Italian Vacuum Society (AIV), vice-president (2009-2012) and President (2013-2015). On an international level, he is part of a group of experts on topic “Plasma Wall Interaction” for future fusion devices, moreover, he his is member of Plasma Science Technique Division of International Union for Vacuum Science, Technique and Application (IUVSTA) (2007-2010, 2016-2019).

Vice-President 

Michele Fincato

CNR-Consorzio RFX, Padova

Secretary / Treasurer

Angela Riggio

AIV Staff/Segreteria

Angela Riggio was hired at the CNR’s Plasma Physics Institute of Milan in 1988 with responsibilities on the management of the Secretary Office of the Direction. She joined the association AIV in 2000 as a support to the Secretary and since 2002 with an active role in the organization to the Congress and the workshops held by AIV. She was appointed Secretary and Treasurer in the 2014.

He is researcher (from 2001) at IFP-CNR (Institute for Plasma Physics - National Research Council of Italy). His research is focused on low and high pressure plasma processes for the modification of materials. He is expert in radio-frequency plasma sources (MHz) and cold plasma diagnostics. Thesis supervisor for University of Milan and Polytechnic of Milan. He is the Author or co-Author of more than 50 papers on international journals and conference proceedings. He edited one international proceeding and 3 Patents. He has co-ordinated many research contracts in the industrial applications of plasma. He has served member (2004 - today) of the Board of Directors of the Italian Vacuum Society (AIV), vice-president (2009-2012) and President (2013-2015). On an international level, he is part of a group of experts on topic “Plasma Wall Interaction” for future fusion devices, moreover, he his is member of Plasma Science Technique Division of International Union for Vacuum Science, Technique and Application (IUVSTA) (2007-2010, 2016-2019).

Angela Riggio was hired at the CNR’s Plasma Physics Institute of Milan in 1988 with responsibilities on the management of the Secretary Office of the Direction. She joined the association AIV in 2000 as a support to the Secretary and since 2002 with an active role in the organization to the Congress and the workshops held by AIV. She was appointed Secretary and Treasurer in the 2014.

Members

Enrico Maccalini

Dr. Enrico Maccallini works at SAES GETTERS S.p.A. as Business Manager of  vacuum System business area. He is in charge for the sale network of this business area, the development of new products, new markets and new type of businesses. In the past, Dr. Enrico Maccallini have been academic researcher for 12 years. This activity has been finalized with more than 30 publications in international peer-reviewed journals, participation to international projects and co-author of more than 40 presentations in international conferences. During the academic activity, the main field of interest of Dr. Enrico Maccallini have been
-growth and characterization of Dye synthesized solar cells
-storage of hydrogen and methane in highly porous material
-composite based on nanostructures and clays
-growth and characterization of carbon nanostructures
He is also reviewer of international journals.

Mariano Anderle

He is a Scientific Attaché at the Embassy of Italy in Vietnam since September 2015, research director in the roles of the Autonomous Province of Trento, President of IUVSTA in the three-year period 2013 - 2016, AIV President for 4 biennials, Fellow of the AVS and Paul Harris Fellow of Rotari International. He deals with research and development in the fields of analysis and engineering of surfaces, materials and processes for microelectronics, combinatorial materials science, biomaterials and biointerfaces. He is the author of 145 publications in journals with international peer review and holds 3 international patents.

Paolo Ossi

Dr. Enrico Maccallini works at SAES GETTERS S.p.A. as Business Manager of  vacuum System business area. He is in charge for the sale network of this business area, the development of new products, new markets and new type of businesses. In the past, Dr. Enrico Maccallini have been academic researcher for 12 years. This activity has been finalized with more than 30 publications in international peer-reviewed journals, participation to international projects and co-author of more than 40 presentations in international conferences. During the academic activity, the main field of interest of Dr. Enrico Maccallini have been
-growth and characterization of Dye synthesized solar cells
-storage of hydrogen and methane in highly porous material
-composite based on nanostructures and clays
-growth and characterization of carbon nanostructures
He is also reviewer of international journals.

He is a Scientific Attaché at the Embassy of Italy in Vietnam since September 2015, research director in the roles of the Autonomous Province of Trento, President of IUVSTA in the three-year period 2013 - 2016, AIV President for 4 biennials, Fellow of the AVS and Paul Harris Fellow of Rotari International. He deals with research and development in the fields of analysis and engineering of surfaces, materials and processes for microelectronics, combinatorial materials science, biomaterials and biointerfaces. He is the author of 145 publications in journals with international peer review and holds 3 international patents.

Associate professor of experimental physics of the matter, qualified as full professor. He deals with the synthesis of nanoparticles in laser ablation plasmas, plasmonic surfaces for dosage of drugs in biological fluids, interaction between solar radiation and snow, natural and artificial, innovative materials for skiing (alpine skiing). He is a ski instructor and an athletic trainer. He is part of the Italian Alpine Club, Sec. Gressoney; he is a member of the “Club dei 4000”.

Associate professor of experimental physics of the matter, qualified as full professor. He deals with the synthesis of nanoparticles in laser ablation plasmas, plasmonic surfaces for dosage of drugs in biological fluids, interaction between solar radiation and snow, natural and artificial, innovative materials for skiing (alpine skiing). He is a ski instructor and an athletic trainer. He is part of the Italian Alpine Club, Sec. Gressoney; he is a member of the “Club dei 4000”.

Mauro Cavazzoni

Monica Ferraris

Claudio Longhi

Paolo Michelato

Fiorenzo Ammendola

Luca Cavadini

Alberto Tagliaferro