Family name, First name: Persichetti, Luca
Date of birth: 19th October 1985
URL SCOPUS PROFILE: https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=25936693900
I have a Master in Material Science and Technology and a PhD in Physics obtained from the University of Roma “Tor Vergata” in November 2012. Since my PhD, my research activity has been focused on the investigation of surface systems/phenomena in ultra-high vacuum conditions using microscopy and spectroscopy techniques, in particular scanning probe microscopies and x-ray absorption and photoelectron spectroscopies.
In 2013, I was awarded a highly competitive postdoctoral fellowship funded by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH-Zurich and the Marie Curie Actions to explore single-atom systems for applications in computation and data-storage with the aim to demonstrate the use of individual magnetic atoms on surfaces as qubits. This work demonstrated, for the first time, that individual rare-earth atoms on ultra-thin insulating layers grown on non-magnetic metal substrates exhibit magnetic remanence and, therefore, are the first magnets formed by a single surface-adsorbed atom (Science 352, 318). My research activity on single-atom magnets has continued since then and has been carried out in collaboration with international partners at ETH and the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), through the competitive access to different synchrotron radiation facilities across Europe and by exploiting spin polarized scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) and Electrons Spin Resonance (ESR) STM (I was involved in the development of one of the first ESR-STM in the world).
My research interests also include:
I have been back in Italy since 2018, first at the Department of Sciences at Roma Tre University as non-tenured assistant professor (RTDA) and now at the Department of Physics of “Tor Vergata” University as tenure-track assistant professor (RTDB).
2009 – 2012 PhD in Physics, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Italy
Title: Effects of elastic field anisotropy on the heteroepitaxial growth of Ge on vicinal Si surfaces.
Supervisor: Prof. Anna Sgarlata
2007 – 2009 Master in Material Science and Technology, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Italy
Supervisor: Prof. Anna Sgarlata
Grade: 110/110 cum Laude
Since 2022 Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Department of Physics, University of Roma “Tor Vergata”, Rome, Italy
2018 – 2022 Non-tenure Assistant Professor (RTDA), Department of Sciences, Roma Tre University, Roma Italy
2016 – 2018 Research Assistant, Magnetism and Interfaces Physics (Prof. Pietro Gambardella), Department of Materials-ETH Zurich, Switzerland
2013 – 2016 Marie Curie-COFUND Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Magnetism and Interfaces Physics (Prof. Pietro Gambardella), Department of Materials-ETH Zurich, Switzerland
2023 National Scientific Qualification (ASN) for Full Professorship (Experimental Physics of Matter), issued by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR)
2020 National Scientific Qualification (ASN) for Associate Professorship (Experimental Physics of Matter), issued by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR)
2014 Marie Curie Actions People (COFUND ETH ZURICH) Post-doctoral Research Fellowship, “Frequency- and time resolved spin-polarized scanning tunneling microscopy” Grant Agreement FEL-42 13-2, Marie Curie Actions and ETH, Switzerland
2014 Fellowship Programme de bourses d’excellence pour étudiants étrangers (PBEEE)- Quebec Postdoctoral research fellowship- Ministère de l'Enseignement supérieur, de la Recherche, de la Science et de la Technologie “Nanoscale control of structural architecture in functional oxide materials for next generation photovoltaics”, Quebec, Canada
2011 Raeli Grant for academic results, University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Italy
2007 Traineeship Grant at the Procter&Gamble Research and Development Center, Procter&Gamble, Bruxelles, Belgium
LIFEPLASTSENS – My role: PI
Grant agreement A0375-2020- 36566
Duration: 2021-2023. Amount: 149,625 Euros.
Funded by the Lazio Region (Italy).
INCENTIVAZIONE – My role: PI
Duration 2021. Amount 2,500 Euros
Funded by the Department of Sciences , Roma Tre University
FLASH – My role: participant (no unit coordinator).
Grant Agreement 766719
Duration: 2017-2021. Amount: 3,206,98.75
Funded by EU- Commission H2020 Future Emerging Technology (FETopen).
GESTO – My role: participant (no unit coordinator).
Duration: 2021. Amount: 19,367ׄ €.
Funded by the Lazio Region (Italy).
NIRAP – My role: participant (no unit coordinator).
Duration: 2008-2009. Amount: 1,452,877 AU$.
Queensland Government (Australia).
MIUR PRIN 2007– My role: participant (no unit coordinator).
Grant Agreement: N. 2007S4FAA4
Duration: 2009 2010. Amount: 146,100 €.
Italian Ministry of Research (Italy)
2017 Co-supervison of bachelor student (Michael Grimes), Trinity College Dublin, during his thesis work at Department of Materials-ETH Zurich.
2021 Co-supervison of Master thesis work (Antonio Caporale), Dipartimento di Fisica, Università Roma Tre.
2015 Committee member in PhD defense, Orlando Cenciarelli (Department of Industrial Engineering, Università di Roma “Tor Vergata”).
2016 Committee member in PhD defense, Maria Chiara Carestia (Department of Industrial Engineering Università di Roma “Tor Vergata”).
2019-2020 Co-Organization of the PhD course of Microscopy, for the Department Sciences, Mathematics and Physics and Engineering, Università Roma Tre.
2020-2022 Organizer and Coordinator of the seminar activity of the Nanoscience and Nanothecnology Section of the Department Sciences, Università Roma Tre.
2022 – present Topic Editor for the journal "Materials".
2019– present Member of Editorial board of the journal "Semiconductor Science and Information Devices”
2021 Reviewer for the Polish National Science Center
Since 2017 Reviewer for Nature Physics, Physical Review Letters, Physical Review B, Journals of the American Chemical Society, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Applied Physics Letters, Journal of Applied Physics, The Journal of Physical Chemistry, Nanotechnology, and others.
Since 2013, I participated to about 30 beamtime experiments, 9 of them as main proposer, at ESRF, (Grenoble, France), Alba (Barcelona, Spain), Diamond (Didcot, UK), SLS-PSI (Villigen, Switzerland), Elettra (Trieste, Italy), Soleil (Paris, France), BessyII (Berlin, Germany).
Total number of publications: 78 articles indexed on Scopus (Author ID: 25936693900)
(26 as first or corresponding author)
Total citations: 808 (Scopus), 1045 (Scholar)
Hirsch-index: 15 (Scopus); 17 (Scholar)
For a complete list of publication: https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=25936693900
2022 Oral and Member of the scientific Committee, “Semiconductors and Optoelectronics World Forum”, June 13- 15, 2022, Roma, Italy
2022 Oral, “GEMCMP22”, June 16- 18, 2022, Roma, Italy
2022 Oral, “CMPMEET2022”, May 23- 25, 2021, Munich, Germany
2021 Oral, “CONMAT2021”, October 18- 20, 2021, Valencia, Spain
2021 Oral, “Physics and Astronomy World Forum”, December 2- 3, 2021, (virtual meeting)
2021 Member of the scientific Committee, “International Conference on Advanced Optics & Photonics Research in Engineering”, August 28- 29, 2021, Wuhan, China
2020 Member of the scientific Committee, “European Composite Materials Congress 2020”, June 9- 11 2020, Stockholm, Sweden
2019 Member of the scientific Committee, “30th Assembly of Advanced Materials Congress under the thematic event on Asian Advanced Materials Congress”, October 31- November 4 2019, Singapore.
2019 Opening ceremony of Academic Year 2019/2020, Department of Physics, University of Rome "Tor Vergata"
2019 Oral, “2019 EMN Barcelona Meeting on Semiconductor”, 19- 23 August 2019, Barcelona, Spain
2019 Oral, “EMN Meeting on Epitaxy 2019”, 17- 21 June 2019, Amsterdam, Netherland
2019 Oral, “26th Assembly of Advanced Materials Congress”, 10- 13 June 2019, Stockholm, Sweden
2016 Oral, Nanosea 2016 6th International Conference on Nanostructures SElf-Assembly”, 3- 8 July 2016, Giardini Naxos, Italy
2014 Oral, “Nanosea 2014 5th International Conference on Nanostructures SElf-Assembly”, 7- 11 July 2014, Marseille, France
2012 Oral, “Nanosea 2014 5th International Conference on Nanostructures SElf-Assembly”, 7- 11 July 2014, Marseille, France
2011 Invited seminar, “Effects of elastic field anisotropy on the heteroepitaxial growth of Ge quantum dots on vicinal Si surfaces”, Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC)-Universidad de Pais Vasco, 15-16 November 2012, Donostia, Spain
2011 “Workshop on epitaxial growth and semiconductor nanostructures”, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, 10 March 2011, Roma, Italy
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