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Associate Professor of Solid State Experimental Physics at the Department of Physics of the University of Cagliari . He is co-author of more than 120 works in international journals with referees (ISIWEB), 3 international patents. He is also reviewer for numerous International Scientific Journals (Among the others, J Phys Chem, J. of Raman Spectroscopy, Physical Review, J. Appl. Phys.) and is Editorial Board Member for the “Open Condensed Matter Physics Journals” and “American Journal of Materials Science and Technology”. More than 25 invited oral contributions to international conferences.

National Habilitation as Full Professor 2017 in Solid State Experimental Physics

Member of the operational Group of the EIP on Raw Materials (EU commission)

Memebr of the Expert Panel on Raw Materials

Unit Leader of the CUBER Project (H2020-LC-BAT-2019-2020/H2020-LC-BAT-2019 Project Number 875605. The overall objective of CuBER is to tackle all these aspects in a holistic manner by developing and validating in a relevant environment a low-cost and scalable stationary energy storage technology with a proven superior environmental performance based on a non-critical and earth-abundant material (copper), relying on a fully European value chain from primary production to recycling

Project leader of the European Action group RESET (,  “Raw Elements Substitution in Electronic and optoelectronic Technologies”, Priority Area: Substitution of raw materials,  Action area n° I.7: Materials for electronic devices – recognised as a Raw Materials Commitment (RMC) by the High Level Steering Group of the EIP in April 2014.

Chairman of the Symposium C at the E-MRS Conference (Strasbourg, 18 – 22 June 2018): “Substitution of critical raw materials: synthesis, characterization and processing of new advanced materials in optoelectronic and magnetic devices – II”.

Chairman of the Symposium E at the E-MRS Conference (Lille, 2 -6 May 2016): “Substitution of critical raw materials: synthesis, characterization and processing of new advanced materials in optoelectronic and magnetic devices”. Co-chairman of the X conference on Silica and related defects, Cagliari 2014.

Guest Editor of Physica Status Solidi (c) – Wiley- for two issues dedicated to the Replacement and Mining of Critical Raw Materials utilized in Optoelectronic devices. 

Editorial Board Member of “Crystals” (MDPI)

For the full list of referred  and indexed (ISI, Scopus) papers with score: ORCID number 0000-0001-6191-4613

Member of the “Patent and Spin-off commission” of the University of Cagliari 2014- present

Member of the Board of the Ph.D. School in Physics – University of Cagliari 2012- present

Faculty Member (Pharmacy) – University of Cagliari 2014-2018

Member of the board of the Department of Physics – University of Cagliari 2014- 2018

Member of the Alliance 4materials Italy (A4MIT) for the development of new advanced materials, coordinator for the University of Cagliari of the Raw MatTERS consortium, 2014 EIT call for establishing a KIC-RM.

He participated to numerous national and international collaborations within research project funded by national and international institutes. Invited Scientist at Institut Neel, Grenoble – France – (2019) within the  Young Researcher Mobility Program financed by the regional governement of Sardinia for a project dedicated to the replacement of Crtical Raw Materials in lighting devices,——

Invited Professor at The Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha Spain (2017) —–  Invited Scientist at the George-August University in 2014. Invited researcher at  the University of Ottawa – Physics Department in 2006, experience at UTM (Universitat Tecnologica Moldovan) Chisinau (Moldavia) in  2000, 2001, 2002. Across different positions in National Research projects, he was also the project leader of the research program “Optical properties of rare earth doped crystalline oxide for photonic applications” from the RAS (Regione Autonoma della Sardegna) and European community through the Grants in aid for Young Researcher, L.R. no. 7, 2007, no. CRP 2_539.  and leader of the research program “Structural characterization of crystalline oxides for photonic and high energy physics applications” at the  Materials Science Beamline European Syncrotron Max Lab. Project Coordinator for the research program “Quantitative photoluminescence in gan-based nanostructures” at the Georg-August University of Göttingen (2012)  financed by the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (German Academic Exchange Service).


Research fields:

Optical and structural properties of Solids; Applied Optical Technologies;



Crystalline Oxides, Nanocrystals, Silica, Hybrid Systems Organic/Inorganic, Porous Materials, Wide Band Gap Semiconductors.



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