Prof. Alberto Morpurgo
Prof. Alberto Morpurgo is an expert in the investigation of the electronic properties of materials through the study of transport in nano-fabricated devices. He received his PhD in 1998 from the University of Groningen, where he worked on mesoscopic superconducting proximity effect and other aspects of mesoscopic physics (for which he was awarded the Miedema Prize for the best Dutch PhD thesis in condensed matter physics). After a two-year postdoctoral stay at Stanford University –where he mainly worked on carbon nanotubes- he moved to Delft University where he remained nearly nine years and became Associate Professor. In this period, next from starting his research on organic semiconductors, he worked on different aspects of quantum transport (Cooper pair splitting, Rashba two-dimensional electron gases, spintronics with carbon nanotubes) and started a successful research line on graphene electronics in 2006, just after the discovery of this material. Since Septembber 2008, Prof. Morpurgo is Professeur Ordinaire at the University of Geneva, where he is continuing his work on organic semiconductors and graphene, and starting new activities in the areas of topological insulators, oxide hetersostructures, and ionic liquid gating. - nanocomposites.