Carmine ATTANASIO Curriculum

Carmine Attanasio is Full Professor of Experimental Condensed Matter Physics at the University of Salerno, Italy. His research activity, in the field of experimental study of advanced and innovative materials, has been focused in the production of both low- and high-Tc superconductors in the form of thin films and multilayers and in the measure of their superconducting and transport properties also in the presence of microwave radiation. For many years, his scientific interest has been devoted to studying the interaction between superconductivity and magnetism, primarily in artificial layered structures. His research interests also extend to the search for new materials for studying the transport properties of superconducting ultra-thin films deposited on self-assembled templates in the nanometric scale and one-dimensional superconductivity. Recently, he has initiated significant research activity focused on investigating new materials for Superconducting Single Photon Detectors and other superconducting devices for quantum technologies. In carrying out his experimental research he has acquired extensive experience in the design and in use of high-vacuum (UV) and ultra-high vacuum (UHV) systems, in thin film deposition techniques (sputtering , thermal evaporation, electron gun and molecular beam epitaxy) as well as in the processes of optical lithography and in the cryogenics techniques. So far, he has supervised approximately 30 students among Bachelor, Master and Ph.D. He is author of about 200 scientific papers published on international journals and gave more than 50 talks at international conferences, of which 25 as invited. His h-index is equal to 23, Scopus source. He leads the Laboratory “Fabrication and electrical characterization of superconducting thin films and heterostructures” at the Department of Physics of the University of Salerno. He has been the Principal Investigator of the project “dc and ac electric transport properties of superconductor/ferromagnet layered hybrid structures based on traditional materials” funded by the Italian Ministery of the University and Research (300 k€, year 2007). He is co-owner of the italian patent “Tecnica di fotolitografia insitu di materiali superconduttori ad alta Tc (RM 94 A 000643)”. He is deputy director of Dipartimento di Fisica and President of the Studies in Physics.