Nov 07 - 10

“Sala del Chiostro“, Sapienza University of Rome

Lazio (Italy)

Energy Transition and Environmental Sustainability: Materials, Processes and Devices for Research and Industrial Applications

The AIV XXVI Conference approaches the issues associated with materials and processing, in the research and manufacturing communities. The four-day Conference promotes a multidisciplinary environment to encourage a cross fertilization between attendees on emerging technologies. We cordially invite you to participate to the 26th edition of AIV Conference that will offer the opportunity to present and discuss your recent advances in vacuum science and technology and related fields.

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Participating Companies

AIV Partner | Varisco & CO
AIV Partner | 5 Pascal
AIV Partner | Kenosistec
AIV Partner | Saes Getters
AIV Partner | Pfeiffer Vacuum
AIV Partner | kashiyama vacuum solutions
AIV Partner | Gambetti
AIV Partner | Leybold
AIV Partner | Agilent
AIV Partner | Sindlhauser
AIV Partner | Power Evolution Srl
AIV Partner | Schaefer
AIV Partner | Vaqtec
AIV Partner | Hermetic sealing
AIV Partner | Mori meccanica
AIV Partner | Nano Dimension

Under the patronage of

AIV Partner | Università Sapienza di Roma
AIV Partner | CNR
AIV Partner | Politecnico di Torino


The conference will have 8 sessions

Plenary sessions:

7th November 2023

Stefano Passerini (Sapienza University of Rome)

Reactive Metals for the Energy Transition

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8th November 2023

Giovanni de Gaetano
(IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Mediterraneo NEUROMED, Pozzilli IS), Italy
The meeting of Dante and Virgilio with Pier delle Vigne: a metaphor of scientific research
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8th November 2023

Luca De Stefano (ISASI-CNR Napoli)
Hydrogel-plasmonic hybrids: innovative platforms for optical (bio)sensing
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9th November 2023

Nicola Rossi (Enel Green Power)
The Industrial Innovation for large scale PV and green hydrogen
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10th November 2023

Luigi Crema  
Fondazione Bruno Kessler Povo (TN), Italy
The European policies on hydrogen sector to create a new energy market in Europe
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Synthesis of multifunctional surfaces, Interface design, nanostructured coatings, nanosized electronics, energy harvesting, biotechnology and bio-medical research surfaces for applications in harsh environments

Enrico Gnecco
Università Jagelloniana di Cracovia (PL)

Controlled Plowing-Induced Nanostructuring and Particle Release on Layered and Polymeric Surfaces

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L. Gemini
(AlPhaNOV, France)

Industrial upscaling of ultrafast laser-enabled surface functionalisation: high-resolution meets high throughputs

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Alexandra Palla

Papavlu - (NILPRP, Romania)

Laser printing of sensor devices

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Richard Wilhelm (TU Wien, Institute of Applied Physics, 1040 Vienna, Austria)

Electronic sputtering of freestanding 2D materials by slow highly charged ion impact

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Fabio Palumbo (Istituto di Nanotecnologia, CNR, c/o Dip. Chimica Via Orabona 4, 70126 Bari, Italy)

Composite coatings deposition by aerosol assisted atmospheric pressure plasma a versatile tool for deposition from biomaterials to catalysis

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Advances in measurements, gas analysis, pumping, large systems

Oleg B. Malyshev
ASTeC, UKRI/STFC Daresbury Laboratory, Warrington, Cheshire, UK
Main considerations for vacuum system design of particle acceleratorsDownload abstract

Fabio Ravelli
Commonwealth Fusion System
Overview of the Vacuum Pumping Systems for the SPARC TokamakDownload abstract

Francesco Scuderi
IRG080, the new standard of ionization vacuum gauge

Emanuela Drago,
Università di Genova, Dipartimento DICCA
The potential of vacuum technology for active food packaging development
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Beatrice D'Angelo
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare
Advanced Virgo test masses discharging system
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Dirk Budelmann
Pfeiffer Vacuum
Energy-efficient vacuum applications
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Fabrizio Siviero
Saes Getters Spa Lainate (MI)
Study of a full-size ZAO Non-Evaporable Getter pumping solution for the Neutral Beam Injector of DTT
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T. Porcelli
Saes Getters Spa Lainate (MI)
NEG Coating of challenging vacuum chambers: SAES experience from R&D to series production
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Tiziano Isoardi
Agilent Technologies Italia SpA
Modeling and simulation of sputter-ion pump performances
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Julien Gargiulo
EGO European Gravitational Observatory
New installation on Advanced Virgo vacuum system
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Latest developments on running and planned fusion experiments

Francesco Romanelli

(Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale, Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata, Roma)

European Fusion Programme

(Title to be confirmed) 

Gian Mario Polli

(ENEA – Frascati)

DTT: Overview and Status of the Project

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Mario Merola 

(ITER Organization 13067 St Paul Lez Durance, France)

The ITER Project: Progress amid Challenges

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Sebastian Brezinsek

(Institut für Energie und Klimaforschung - Plasmaphysik, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH)

Plasma-Facing materials

(Title to be confirmed) 

M. Romano et al.

1)(Eni S.p.A., Piazzale Enrico Mattei 1, Rome, Italy
2 )Consorzio RFX (CNR, ENEA, INFN, Università di Padova, Acciaierie Venete SpA) Corso Stati Uniti 4 - Padova, Italy
3) Istituto per la Scienza e la Tecnologia dei Plasmi, CNR, Padova, Italy
4) ENEA Fusion and Technologies for Nucl. Safety Dept, C.R.  Frascati, Rome, Italy
5) Unitus, Department of Economics, Engineering, Society and Business Organization, University of Tuscia, Largo dell’Università,  Viterbo, Italy 

Assessment of the criteria and the compliant design of DTT vacuum pumping system 

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G. Ramogida et al.

1)DTT S.c.a r.l., Frascati, Italy
(2) ENEA Department of Fusion and Nuclear Safety Technology, Frascati, Italy
(3) University of Tuscia Department of Economics Engineering Society, Viterbo, Italy
(4) Politecnico di Torino Nemo Group, Turin, Italy
(5) ENI S.p.A., Italy

Progress in the design and construction of DTT superconducting magnet system

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A. Murari et al.

1) Consorzio RFX (CNR, ENEA, INFN, University of Padova, Acciaierie Venete SpA), C.so Stati Uniti 4, 35127 Padova, Italy
(2) Istituto per la Scienza e la Tecnologia dei Plasmi, CNR, Padova, Italy
(3) DTT S.c.a r.l., Frascati, Italy   (4) ENEA, Frascati, Italy 

Challenges of Diagnostics Integration in DTT as Emerging from the Conceptual Design 

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Exploiting additive manufacturing, Materials and processes, Design for additive manufacturing, Next generation of additive manufacturing technologies

Arnaud Spangenberg, 
Université de Haute-Alsace, CNRS, IS2M UMR 7361, F-68100 Mulhouse, France
3D printed microstructures via photo-controlled polymerization

Mario Caironi, IIT Center for Nano Science and Technology@PoliMi, Via Pascoli 70/3, 20133 Milano, Italy
Towards Edible Electronic Systems

New technologies, systems and devices for energy conversion, storage and power consumption reduction


Institut des Matériaux Jean Rouxel (IMN)/Polytech Nantes, Université de Nantes, France  

From supercapacitors to high power batteries: where is the crossing?

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Maytal Caspary Toroker

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

Computational methods for modeling materials for H2O splitting

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Surface characterization, Restoration, Innovative materials and nanotechnology for CH, Machine learning and AI for CH

Marta Castillejo, Instituto de Química Física Rocasolano, CSIC, Madrid, Spain

Nonlinear optical microscopy: a non-destructive tool for characterization of Cultural heritage materials

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Giulia Festa,

Centro Fermi Museo Storico della Fisica e centro Studi e Ricerche "Enrico Fermi" P.za del Viminale 1 Roma

Archaeometry and Machine Learning for Cultural Heritage

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Digital farming, mobile and in-field devices, sensors, customized robotics,  transforming and sustainable food production, nutrition security, sustainable food profiling models, modeling methodology

Davide Spadaro,

Dept. Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences (DISAFA) and AGROINNOVA – Centre of Competence, University of Torino, Largo Braccini 2, 10095 Grugliasco (TO), Italy  

Innovative diagnostics for plant pathogen detection

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Alberto Cugnetto, Agriculture Academy of Turin, via Andrea Doria 10, 10123 Torino - Italy

DApplication of Sentinel-2 for precision viticulture

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Spotlight Your Company's Innovations at the 2023 AIV Conference

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Basic Vacuum Technology Short Course

Il corso sarà tenuto in italiano.
Il corso potrà eventualmente prevedere un esame finale per il conseguimento dell'attestato di partecipazione.

Call for paper

The conference encourages submission of full papers to the journal Vacuum (https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/vacuum) IF=4.1, endorsement partner of the conference 



Andrea LAMBERTI Politecnico di Torino (Chair)
Vittorio MORANDI CNR-IMM Bologna

Fabrizio PIRRI Politecnico di Torino & IIT
Andrea ROSSI Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica

Marco ROSSI Sapienza Università di Roma
Luciano SCALTRITO Politecnico di Torino

Antonio TERRASI Università di Catania
Giuseppe FIRPO Università di Genova

Michele MURA Saes Group

Fabrizio GIORGIS Politecnico di Torino
Stefano LETTIERI Università di Napoli Federico II

Sergio FERRERO Politecnico di Torino
Matteo COCUZZA Politecnico di Torino /CNR-IMEM

Paolo OSSI Politecnico di Milano
Giorgio SPERANZA Fondazione Bruno Kessler

Andrea LIEDL Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati-INFN
Stefano LUPI Sapienza Università di Roma

Mario ROCCA Università di Genova
Sebastiano TRUSSO CNR-IPCF Messina

Samuele DAL BELLO Consorzio RFX Padova
Francesco FRACASSI Università di Bari

Valentina Bertana Politecnico di Torino

Organizing Committee


Gianluca MELIS Politecnico di Torino
Angela RIGGIO AIV Organizing Secretary
Michele FINCATO Consorzio RFX Padova

Conference highlights

"Sala del Chiostro" - Faculty of Civil and Industrial Engineering, Sapienza University of Rome

Via Eudossiana, 18, 00184 Roma

The Faculty of Civil and Industrial Engineering is located in the area of the old convent of San Lorenzo in Panisperna, which in turn was built on the ruins of Nero's imperial palace, the Domus Aurea, today the church of San Pietro in Vincoli.

The Faculty develops around a beautiful Renaissance cloister, one of the most beautiful of the Roman Renaissance, attributed to Giuliano da Sangallo, and represents a magnificent example of Renaissance architecture in Rome.

The cloister has a rectangular portico on the ground floor with the sides of seven or eight arches supported by columns with beautiful Ionic capitals bearing the Della Rovere coats of arms. The corner solution obtained with a quadrangular pillar to which two semi-columns are leaning against is beautiful. Upstairs are windows with sober frames.

In the center of the courtyard is the beautiful curb of a well, with an elegant octagonal plan, sculpted by Simone Mosca, surmounted by a simpler trestle formed by two pairs of columns supporting a simple architrave with cymatium, attributed by some even to Michelangelo Buonarroti.

Under the floor of the courtyard there is a beautiful medieval cistern which has the dimensions of a cube of about nine meters on each side, today indicated by a thin line of stone drowned among the river stones, with a clear Lombard imprint.


A. RIGGIO AIV Organizing Secretary
Mail: segreteria@aiv.it
M +39 348 5465168,

Important Dates

Conference Registration (Early Bird fee):
September 15th 2023
Exhibition Registration (Early Bird fee):
September 15th 2023
Abstract Submission
October 15th 2023
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Registration Fees

Registration and fees
Until 15/09/2023
After 15/09/2023
150 €
200 €
400 €
500 €
Regular + Vacuum course
550 €
600 €
2200 €
2400 €

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AIV Members properly registered for the year 2023 will receive a conference registration discount of €50 by ticking the box on the registration form

In order to take advantage of the subsidized registration rate, you must register and pay by the deadlines listed in the table

Exhibitor package

The AIV XXVI will give an opportunity to network and showcase your company to educators, students, industry executives and senior technical professionals. At the stands it will be offered:
•Onebooth(2x2 or 3x2), includes 2 chairs, a table
•Free WiFi Internet connection
•Name listing on exhibitor pages on conference webpages
•Company logo on all conference programs
•One complimentary full Conference access with ticket to Conference dinner
•Complete list of symposium participants
•One regular electric outlet
•Coffee breaks during the Conference
•Visitors and guestsroom booking (in agreement with AIV Secretary)
The purchase of a booth gives access to one person. Additional people attending a booth must register according to regualar rates

Suggested locations 
AIV recommends the following locations to stay during the conference

Hotel Centro Cavour Romahttp://www.hotelcentrocavour.it/
Hotel Forum
info@hotelforum.com (object of the mail conf.aiv in order to have a discout price)
Hotel Duca D'Albawww.hotelducadalba.com
Hotel Santa Sofiahttp://www.casasantasofia.com/
Hotel Rosettahttp://www.rosettahotel.com/
Monti Palace Hotelhttps://www.montipalacehotel.com
Nicolas Innhttp://www.nicolasinn.com/
Hotel Grifohttps://www.hotelgrifo.com/
Hotel Foro Romanohttp://www.hotelfororomano.com/
Nerva Accomodationhttp://www.nervaaccommodation.it/
Hotel Anfiteatro Flaviohttp://www.anfiteatroflavio.com/
Hotel Borromeowww.hotelborromeo.com
Hotel Canovahttp://www.canovahotelroma.it/
Hotel Tirrenohttp://www.hoteltirrenoroma.it/
In addition, Sapienza University has a guesthouse that can be booked at the following link and a convention with la Casa dell’Aviatore.

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The fee will be paid:
Bank transfer intestate to A.I.V. - Associazione Italiana di Scienza e Tecnologia,
C.F 801 75730151, based in Milano - 20121, c/o FAST – P.le Morandi, 2
Banking: Fineco Bank
IBAN: IT90K0301503200000003672954


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