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Andrea Vanossi received his M.Sc. in Physics with full marks in 1996 from Modena University, and his Ph.D. in Physics from Bologna University in 2001, spending his last year at the Center for Nonlinear Studies at Los Alamos National Lab (USA).

After PhD, co-authoring several national/international projects, AV helped shaping a new research line in Modena related to mechanical studies at the microscopic scales, supervising, from 2005 to 2008, the tribological activities within the Nanomechanics Lab. at the Physics Dept..

In 2009 AV joined the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) in Trieste, where, as a permanent CNR researcher, he now coordinates computational/theoretical activities on nano/mesoscale material modeling, specifically addressing the complex nature of nanofriction and nonlinear dynamics phenomena, publishing almost 100 papers in leading scientific journals (including 2 Nat. Mater., 2 Nat. Nanotechnol., 1 Nat. Phys., 3 Nat. Commun., 1 Rev. Mod. Phys., 1 Phys. Rev. X, 1 PNAS, 1 Nano Letters, 1 ACS Nano, 9 Phys. Rev. Lett.).

He co-organized over 10 internationally renowned scientific events, including 4 CECAM Workshops (2007, 2010, 2014, 2019), 4 ICTP Conferences (2009, 2011, 2017, 2020), 1 APS focus session (March Meeting 2014). He guest-edited special issues for J. Phys.-Condes. Matter (2008), Tribol. Lett. (2010), Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology (2018), and he also serves, since 2015, as Editorial Board Member for Scientific Reports.