Silvia Rubini got her Master Degree in Physics in Pavia (Italy) in 1987 and her Ph.D. degree in 1992 at the Lausanne Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Lausanne (Switzerland).
Since 1995 she works with the Material Division at TASC INFM National Laboratory (now IOM CNR) and since 1999 she is in charge of the molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) laboratory.
Her research activity has been mainly devoted to the growth and characterization of semiconductor compounds heterostructures, both III-V and II-VI materials, for electronic and optoelectronic applications.
In the last years her attention has been focused to the growth and the physics of semiconductor compounds nanowires.
Silvia Rubini published over 130 publications in international journals.