Prof. Alberto Brambilla
Alberto graduated in Physics at Università degli Studi of Milan (Italy) with full marks (110/110 cum laude) on 11/10/2001, with an experimental subnuclear physics thesis carried out at CERN laboratories (Geneve, Switzerland). Title of thesis: “La ricerca del chargino con il rivelatore DELPHI a LEP2” (Searching for charginos with the DELPHI detector at LEP2).
He got a Ph.D. in Physics at Politecnico di Milano (Italy) on 18/05/2005, with an experimental activity focused on the investigation of thin films and interfaces of magnetic materials, oxides and semiconductors through ultra-high vacuum spectroscopy and microscopy techniques. Title of thesis: “Properties of NiO and Fe Magnetic Thin Films in Layered Structures”.
From 2005 to 2007 he obtained a research grant for collaborating to the project “Electron spectroscopy of polymers grown onto inorganic semiconductors” at Physics Department of Politecnico di Milano.
In 2007 he obtained a research grant for collaborating to the project “Magnetic nanostructures studied through electron microscopy and spectroscopy techniques” at Physics Department of Politecnico di Milano.
At the end of 2007 he became researcher at Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Scienze fisiche della Materia (CNISM, national university pool for condensed matter physical sciences). Subject of research: “Electron spectroscopy of magnetic surfaces, thin films and multilayers”.
From december 2008 to december 2014 he is Assistant professor at the Physics Department of Politecnico di Milano. His current position is Associate Professor, in the same Deparment.
The research activity has developed in the fields of Surface Physics and Condensed Matter Physics, by focusing on the growth and characterization of thin films, surfaces and interfaces of magnetic materials and semiconductors (both inorganic and organic), by means of several experimental techniques. During his scientific activity, he also acquired a good experience in performing surface science experiments at synchrotron radiation facilities