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Research staff

Scientific career
11-2017/06-2018 Visiting Scientist at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization, NWS

05-07/2015 Visiting Scientist at Frei University Physics Department Berlin. AG Prof. Holger DAU. STM CNR.

2013-2017 Affiliated at the Institut Lumière Matière, Université Claude Bernard Lyon1 (France).

2013 “Abilitazione” for Associate Professor in the Applied Physics 02/B3

Since 2009: Researcher. Permanent Position at the Italian National Council of

Science at the IOM Institut operating at the Operative Group in Grenoble .

2005-2009: Researcher. Tenure track at Italian National Council of Science in the Research and Development Center SOFT (CNR-INFM, IT).

2001-2005: Research Associate, Fellow. Bioengineering Department, University of California, Berkeley (USA)

2000-2001: Postdoctoral, Fellow. Chemistry Department, University of Florence, Florence (IT).

Scientific interests
Structure and dynamics of Protein-Polymer conjugates. Polymer bio-compatibility. Protein Folding/Unfolding. High pressure effects on structure and dynamics of bio-molecules. Dynamics of photosynthetic proteins for bio-sensor applications and effect of mutagenesis. Properties of bio-molecules. under CNT nano-confinement. Hydration water of bio-molecules. Hydration water around hydrophilic and hydrophobic bio-interfaces. Hydrophobic interactions in bio-molecules.

Neutron Scattering: small angle scattering; elastic, inelastic and quasi-elastic neutron scattering. X-ray Scattering: small angle scattering. High Pressure Techiques. Brillouin Spectroscopy. Biophysics‘s Techinques. Basic molecular biology and biochemical techniques. Expression and purification of Proteins. Culture and expression of photosyntetic complexes.