Carlo Mariani                                          curriculum



Carlo MARIANI (born 1956), Full Professor Condensed Matter Physics at the University of Roma “La Sapienza” since 2001.

Previously, graduation at the Rome University (1979), post-doc researcher at the Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max- Planck- Gesellschaft in Berlin (1980-1982), researcher of the Italian National Research Council (CNR) at Frascati (1983), permanent staff researcher at the Physics Department in Modena (1984-1988), invited associate professor at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris (1989), and associate professor of General Physics in Modena (1988-2001).

Appointments. Referee of major international journals (Phys. Rev. Lett., Phys.
Rev. B, Appl. Phys. Lett., J. Chem. Phys., J. Phys. Chem., Surf. Sci., etc.). Referee of EU, Italian Ministery and Rumanian Ministery research projects. Member of the Scientific and Organizing Committees of several national and international conferences (1984-2015). Member (Referent) of several PhD commissions (RWTH Aachen, Germany; Roma La Sapienza, Roma2, Roma3, Cosenza, Milan, etc.) and member of several examining bodies for staff researchers and full and assistant professors. Elected in the Council of the Italian Society for Synchrotron Radiation (SILS), 1995-99, President of SILS (2008-2010). Elected in the Council of the Physics Department at Modena (1995-2001). 1997-2001: coordinator of the European Union ECTS, EMSPS, TEMPUS, EUPEN, and Socrates/Erasmus programmes at Modena. From 2006: member of several Departmental and didactical commissions in the Phys. Dept. in Roma.  2008-2013: member of the teaching staff of the PhD in Material Science, within the PhD school Volterra, at Roma "La Sapienza" University. 2009-2012: elected member in the council "European Light Sources Activities" (ELISA).  From 2010: external reviewer of the international review panel of the Canadian Light Source. 2010-2014: referee of the ESRF international review panel. From 2011: Chair-person of the International Proposal Review Panel of the Elettra synchrotron radiation facility at Trieste, Italy (previously chair of the "surface science committee"); member of the executive committee in the European  Synchrotron Users Organisation (ESUO); member of the User Selection Panel (USP) of the Transnational Access for the research Infrastructure at the Frascati National Laboratories, INFN; delegate of the Sapienza University in the Interuniversitary Consortium for the Structure of Matter (CNISM).  From 2012: board of the PhD school in "Mathematical Models, Electromagnetism and Nanosciences" and member of the Proposal Review Panel of the free-electron-laser FERMI at Elettra, Trieste; Roma. From 2013: Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences at Sapienza University, Rome. From 2015: member of the Proposal Review Panel of the french synchrotron Soleil, Saint Aubin (Paris). September 2015: "Frentano d'Oro" award.

Research activity focused on the experimental study of low-dimensional ordered physical systems (electronic and structural properties), with a variety of experimental approaches, high-resolution angular resolved UV valence band and core-level photoelectron spectroscopy (on-campus and at synchrotron radiation -SR- facilities), high-resolution angular-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy, low-energy electron diffraction, electron energy loss spectroscopy and Auger, near-edge x-ray absorption spectroscopy (NEXAFS), and grazing-incidence x- ray diffraction (GIXD). Study of model two-dimensional (2D) surface and interface systems, ordered 1D nano-wires, size-confinement, self-organized nano-structured organic molecules on surfaces.
Co-proposer of an EEC project under the SCIENCE Programme (1987-90); leader of CNR grants Modena-LURE, 1990-93; responsible of EU projects at LURE (1992-95), BESSY, Berlin and DESY, Hamburg (1994); responsible of “oriented advanced research projects” at Modena (1998-2000); leader responsible of an Advanced Research Project (PRA) of INFM (with TASC lab. and ISAS at Trieste, and EPFL at Lausanne): Low Temperature Ultraviolet photoelectron Spectroscopy (LOTUS), three-years project on high-resolution and low-temperature photoemission, for a global value of about 500 kEUR, 1996-1999; co-proposer (Betti, Mariani, Rossi, Sancrotti) of the “Advanced Instrumentation” project of INFM: Nanoprobe for chemical and magnetic imaging of surfaces and nanostructures (1999-2000). 1999- 2001 local (Modena) responsible of the co-financed project “ex-40%” by the Italian Ministery of Research (MIUR). 2000-2002, participant to a co-financed MIUR project. 2002-2005, responsible of the research activity “Molecular interactions and functional surfaces” of the S3 Research Center in Modena. 2003-2014, responsible of Ateneo projects at Roma “La Sapienza”. 2003-2007, participant to the FIRB-INFM Nomade project. 2003-2005, local responsible of a co-financed MIUR project 2004-2006, participant to an IIT-Seed project (2010-2012), participant to co-financed MIUR projects (2008-2016).
Research group at the Department of Physics of the Roma “La Sapienza” University includes several PhD students, and several  graduate students; collaboration with Prof. Maria Grazia Betti ’s research group. 

Involved with several collaborations: CNRS , IOM-CNR, Univ. Trieste, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, several synchrotron radiation facilities (ESRF, Soleil, Elettra, Alba, etc.).


Author of more than 160 refereed papers on international journals, 51 proceedings, 2 books and 2 book-chapters, hundreds of  communications to conferences (link).

Teaching. Since 1988: Physics Labs., basic Electromagnetism, Physics of Condensed Matter, Physics of Low-Dimensional Systems and Nanostructures, in master degree courses; advanced courses in PhD Schools, since 2001. Schools. 1998: lecturer on the “Physics of low-dimensional systems” at the ISASST-3, Erice (Italy). 1999: Director of the “Surface Physics” courses of the PhD-student school at Villa Gualino. 1999, 2001, 2005: lecturer on the “Photoelectron spectroscopy with synchrotron radiation” at National Synchrotron Radiation School; 2000: lecturer on the “Electron spectroscopies in the study of the electronic states in metals and semiconductors” at the PhD-student school for the Physics of Matter at Villa Gualino. 2002: lecturer on the “Physics of low-dimensional systems” at the ISASST-5, Erice (Italy). 2003: Director of the PhD-student school on Surface Science, for the Physics of Matter at Villa Gualino.