Curriculum Vitae

 

Francesco QUOCHI, Ph.D.

Born 26/03/1970, Livorno, Italy

Married, one daughter

 

RESEARCH FIELDS

-Plasmonics nanostructures for biosensing

-Photophysics and photonics of organic nanostructures

-Photophysics of lanthanide coordination complexes

-Nonlinear optics of semiconductors

-Vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs)

-Ultrafast spectroscopy of semiconductor nanostructures and microcavities

 

SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

-Publications of scientific papers on high impact journals

-Participation to over 40 national/international conferences/schools with prevalently oral contributions and some invited talks

-Referee for American Physical Society (APS), American Chemical Society (ACS), Wiley

 

HIGHLIGHTS

-Chemistry – A European Journal Cover Picture: “Ln3Q9 as a Molecular Framework for Ion-Size-Driven Assembly of Heterolanthanide (Nd, Er, Yb) Multiple Near-Infrared Emitters”, Chemistry – A European Journal 21, 3837 (2015)

-Advanced Optical Materials Frontispiece: “Organic Nanofibers: Extending the Lasing Wavelength Coverage of Organic Semiconductor Nanofibers by Periodic Organic-Organic Heteroepitaxy”, Advanced Optical Materials 1, 116 (2013)

-Nature Photonics Research Highlights: Noriaki Horiuchi, “Excited States Investigated”, Nature Photonics 6, 71 (2012)

-Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry Cover Picture: “Fluorescence micrograph of para-sexiphenyl nanofibers deposited on (001)-oriented muscovite mica”, Vol. 390, No. 1 (2008)

 

AWARDS

2000: Prospective researcher fellowship from Swiss National Science Foundation to spend one year at Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies, Holmdel NJ, USA

 

EMPLOYMENT

Since October 2015: Associate Professor of Experimental Condensed Matter Physics 02/B1, SSD FIS/01 – Department of Physics, University of Cagliari, Italy

2010-2015: Researcher of Experimental Condensed Matter Physics 02/B1, SSD FIS/01  – Department of Physics, University of Cagliari, Italy

2006–2010: Contract Professor of General Physics – Faculty of Engineering, University of Cagliari, Italy

2003–2010: Contract Researcher (Assegnista di ricerca) SSD FIS/01 – Department of Physics, University of Cagliari, Italy

2000–2002: Contract Researcher – Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies, Holmdel NJ, USA

1999: Postdoctoral Research Associate – Department of Physics, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

 

EDUCATION

1999: PhD degree in Physics, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

1994: Master’s degree in Physics (Laurea in Fisica, 110/110 e lode) – University of Pisa, Italy

1989: High school degree (Maturità Scientifica, 60/60) – Liceo Scientifico “E. Fermi”, Cecina (LI), Italy

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