Detailed Curriculum


Doctor in Physics (Laurea)

Faculty of Science, Department of Physics, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milano, ITALY.



Division of Quantum Optics- CISE -Milan-Italy.


Visiting Scientist

IBM Research Center, CA. (USA)


Senior Researcher Material Science Division

CISE -Milan -Italy


Visiting Scientist

BM Almaden Research Center, CA., USA.


Senior Scientist

CISE – Milan -Italy.


Full professor of Physics

Polytechnic of Milan – Italy.


Full professor of Physics

Catholic University Brescia – Italy.


Research Associate

Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste -Trieste (Italy)


Zernike Professor

University of Groningen (Netherlands)


Professor of Physics

Università degli Studi di Trieste


Visiting Professor

Radboud University Nijmegen (Netherlands)


International Faculty

University of Cologne

2019- Present


2019- Present

Professor Emeritus

University of Trieste



1994 - 1997

Polytechnic of Milan: classical mechanics; elettrodynamics .

1997 - 2005

Faculty of Science at the Catholic University: classical mechanics; elettrodynamics; atomic physics; solid state physics.

2005 - Present

Faculty of Science at the Università degli Studi di Trieste: elettrodynamics; optics; quantum optics; radiation-matter interaction; spectroscopy, photonics.

2005 - 2017

Major contribution to the early carreer of excellent researchers

2010 - 2019

Supervision of Graduate Students, more than 17 PhD end 15 Master Students

Institutional Responsibilities

1986 - 1989

Responsible of the surface physics laboratory of CISE Milan (I).g elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.

1998 - 2013

Group leader of the beamline BACH – Elettra Trieste (I).

2000 - 2005

Leader Electronic Structure and Magnetism Group at Elettra ST, Trieste (I).

2003 - 2015

Science Director of the FERMI free electron laser facility, Trieste (I).

2015 - 2018

Director Department of Physics -University of Trieste (I).

Major Visiting Appointments


Visiting researcher at the CERL (UK).


Visiting scientist -Department of Chemistry, UC Berkeley CA (USA).


Visiting scientist -Department of Physics, Stanford University CA (USA).

2001 - 2016

Affiliate LBNL – Berkeley CA (USA).

Fellowships and Awards

Angelo Della Riccia - Fellowship for the Laurea Thesis
Awarded of the 2012 "Zernike Chair Award" by the University of Groningen (NL)
2013 - 2018
Honorary Professor of the Faculty of Natural Science at the University of Groningen (NL)
Fellow American Physical Society
"Marco Polo Prize" - Italian Embassy of Japan and Kyoto Prefecture
2019 - 2020
KONINKLIJKE NEDERLANDSE AKADEMIE VAN WETENSCHAPPEN (Royal Scademy of Science of Netherlands) - Fellowship

Research Expeditions

2000 - 2019

Free Electron Laser
Conceptual design and science cases of LUX (LBNL), FERMI@Elettra and NGLS (LBNL)-FEL photon beam transport-Photon beam diagnostics-FEL experimental end-stations. (See Italian free-electron laser, D. Pile, M.Svandrilk, F. Parmigiani, NATURE PHOTONICS, 8, 82-82, 2013 (interview)
Strongly electron-correlated materials, magnetism and HTSCs
Core level (XPS) and valence band (ARPES- RIXS) electronic structure-Magnetic properties (XMCD and XMLD)-Photo-induced phase transitions and non-equilibrium physics-Copper based high temperature superconductors-Phase transition in manganites and ruthenates.
Time-resolved optical and photoelectron spectroscopy
Super-continuum time resolved optical spectroscopy – Time resolved photoemission (linear and non-linear) – Time and spin resolved photoemission – Image potential states in metals and graphite. The research is devoted to elucidate the ultrafast processes in condensed and soft matter and their applications in technology. In particular, to study transient states and photo-induced phase transitions in superconductors (dynamics of quasi-particles, photon-boson interactions and the interplay between magnetism and superconductivity), magnetic materials (dynamics of the magnetic excitations) and electron correlations in hard- and soft- condensed matter (charge transfer and phonon assisted excitations).

Commissions of Trust


Technical Advisory Committee for the New Light Source (UK)

2009 - 2013

Member Scientific Advisory Committee of the SLS- PSI (CH)


Scientific Advisory Committee Photon Factory–KEK Tsukuba, (J)


UE56/1-BL (FEMTOSPEX, SGM) Review Panel BESSY II -Berlin (D).

2010 - Present

Chair of the Kai Siegbahn Elsevier award committee.

2012 - 2015

Artemis FAP-STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Didcot (UK).

2015 - Present

LCLS Review Panel -SLAC – Stanford

Leading of Major Projects

Science Program for Fermi FEL

2003 - 2015

The FERMI light source is a novel and advanced free electron laser based on the HGHG (High Gain Harmonic Generation) external coherent seeding. Design for generating fully coherent EUV and soft X-ray pulses, today FERMI is a unique FEL source worldwide considered as the solely generating fully coherent EUV and soft X-ray radiation pulses. The experiments performed on FERMI are published in the major impact factor journals. These experiments extend from gas phase and dilute system (mass selected clusters) to quantum materials, magnetic dynamics and sub-micron-magnetic materials and X-ray quantum optics. This project was founded from different National and International founding agencies for an overall budget over M€ 180 See: Along with FERMI a new laboratory for non-equilibrium and time resolved studies and experiments (T-ReX) has been built under my direction and is operating as a users facility in the FERMI experimental hall. With T-ReX are feasible experiments on time resolved optical spectroscopy and tire resolved ARPES in the sub ps time domain. In the last years T-ReX is operating in a joint collaboration with NFFA Europe ( and is open to external users. See: 

National Coordinator of a MIUR-FIRB

2003 - 2007

On Nano- and micro-spectroscopy by synchrotron radiation integrated with advanced STM/AFM systems to study man-made, atomic scale functional materials.

National Coordinator PRIN

2003 - 2005

Project founded by MIUR (Italian Ministry for Education-University and Research) – X-ray Magnetic Circular Dichroism (XMCD) and Resonant Inelastic X-ray Scattering (RIXS) experiments on magnetic nano-structures at the BACH beamline on the Elettra storage ring.

Local Coordinator PRIN

2006 - 2007

Project founded by MIUR (Italian Ministry for Education- University and Research) – Magnetic Dynamics in Artificial Ferromagnetic Nanostructures.

National Coordinator PRIN

2010 - 2012

Project founded by MIUR (Italian Ministry for Education-University and Research) – Phononic Crystals and Evanescent wave spectroscopy in the fs-time domain for measuring the bio-molecular dynamic interactions among angiogenetic factors. Protocol # 2008JWKYXB

Major Collaborations

2002 - 2005
Accelerator and Fusion Research Division (AFRD) of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). Important contribution to the conceptual design of an advanced coherent X-ray radiation source based on a “recirculating” LINAC. This new photon source was aimed at generating sub-picosecond coherent radiations from the EUV up to 10 keV (LUX project). Particle Accelerator Conference, 2003. PAC 2003. Proceedings (DOI: 10.1109/PAC.2003.1288874).
2010 - 2012

BELLA project in the frame of the Lasers, Optical Accelerator Systems Integrated Studies (LOASIS) –AFRD, LBNL Berkeley) for the construction of a 10-GeV laser-wakefield accelerator module that will provide powerful, intense electron beams with pulses as short as a femtosecond suitable for generating FEL radiation for research in materials science, life sciences, physics, and chemistry: prospects-of-lpa-hep-colliders

2013 - Present

Collaboration with the Physics Institute of Physics of the University of Cologne (D)

Scientific Meetings(2010 - 2019) invited


Instructor of Synchrotron Radiation Instrumentation and Applications at the US Particle Physics Accelerators School, San Francisco, CA

Seventh International Symposium on Ultrafast Surface Dynamics-USD7 Croatia

International Conference on Edge Topics in Correlated Materials, University of Paris-Sud and Collège de France


Instructor of Synchrotron Radiation Instrumentation and Applications at the US Particle Physics Accelerators School, Erice -Sicily

U.S. Department of Energy Accelerator and Detector Research and Development Program Contractors’ Meeting, Annapolis, Maryland (Invited plenary lecture).


Advanced Photon Source User Meeting, Workshop “X-rays in the Fourth Dimension”


E-MRS FALL Meeting, Symposium on Topological Materials, Warsaw (PL)


AVS, San Jose (CA)

International Conference M2S HTSC Geneva, Switzerland


FEL Conference, Santa Fe NM (USA) Invited for a Tutorial

APS march Meeting New Orleans


International Conference M2S HTSC Beijing (China)

Editorial Activity and Publications


G.F. Pacchioni, P.S. Bagus and F. Parmigiani, Eds. of “Cluster Models for Surface and Bulk Phenomena”, (Plenum Press, New York) Serie B Physics vol. 283.


P.S. Bagus, G.F. Pacchioni and F. Parmigiani, Eds. of ” Core Level Spectroscopy for Magnetic Phenomena”(Plenum Press, New York) Serie B Physics vol. 345.

2006 - Present

Editor, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A (Elsevier)


Year Book of Science and Technology, McGRAW-HILL, 2011

2012 - Present

Editor for the Condensed Matter Section of Physics Reports (Elesevier)


Guest Editor for Synchrotron Radiation News, Special Issue on Seeded Free Electron Lasers

Publications full record and Bibligraphic Metrics

Author or co-author of more than 270 publications in International peer reviewed journals

Leadership in High IF Publications


Ultrafast insulator-to-metal phase transition as a switch to measure the spectrogram of a supercontinuum light pulse , Applied Physics Letters, 96, 021102

The FERMI@Elettra free-electron-laser source for coherent x-ray physics: photon properties, beam transport system and applications, New Journal of Physics 12, 075002


Revealing the high-energy electronic excitations underlying the onset of high- temperature superconductivity in cuprates, Nature Communications, 2 1354


Disentangling the electronic and phononic glue in high Tc superconductors, SCIENCE, 335, 1600

Highly coherent and stable pulses from the FERMI seeded FEL in the extreme ultraviolet, Nature Photonics, 6, 669


Competition between the pseudo gap and superconducting states in Bi2Sr2Ca1-xYxCu2O8+d superconductor by ultrafast broadband optical spectroscopy, Physical Review Letters, 110, 107003

Speed limit of the insulator-metal transition in magnetite, Nature Materials, 12, 882

Two stages seeded soft-X ray free electron laser, Nature Photonics, 7, 913


Tunable Carrier Multiplication and Cooling in Graphene, Nano Letters 15, 326-331

Photo-enhanced antinodal conductivity in the pseudogap state of high-Tc cuprates, Nature. Communication, 5, 4353

PRL Viewpoint (PRL 112, 257401) on Direct view of hot carriers dynamics in graphene, Physical Review Letters, 111, 027403

Ultrafast dynamics of massive Dirac Fermions in bilayer grapheme, Physical Review Letters, 112, 257401

Witnessing the formation and relaxation of dressed quasiparticle in a strongly correlated electrons system, Nature. Communication. 5, 5112


Momentum-Resolved Spin Dynamics od Bulk and Surface Excited States in the Topological Bi2Se3; Physical Review Letters, 114, 097401

Ultrafast Optical Control of the Electronic Properties of Zr Te 5Physical Review Letters, 115, 207402

Photon number statistics uncover the fluctuations in non-equilibrium lattice dynamics, Nature. Communications 6, 10249


Revisiting The local structure in Ge-Sb-Te based chalcogenide superlattice, Scientific Reports, 6 22353

Ultrafast optical spectroscopy of strongly correlated materials and high temperature superconductors: a non-equilibrium approach, Advances in Physics 65, 58-238

Evidence for a strong Topological Insulator Phase in ZrTe5, Physical Review Letters, 117, 237601


Probing the Fluctuation of Optical Properties in Time Resolved Spectroscopy, Physical Review Letters, 119, 187403


Giant Magneto-electric coupling in 100 nm thick Co capped By ZnO nanorods, NANOSCALE 10, 1326-1336

Dynamics of correlation-frozen antinodal quasi particles in superconducting cuprates Science Advances 4 (2), eaar1998

Distinctive Picosecond Spin Polarization Dynamics in Bulk half Metal, Physical Review Letters 121, 077205

Prof. Dr. Charles Shank – Former LBNL Director (Berkeley);
Prof. Dr. Andrea Cavalleri – MPI-CFEL Hamburg-University (D); Oxford University (UK).
Prof. Dr. Andrea Damascelli – University of British Columbia (Canada);
Prof. Dr. Norman Mannella – University of Tennessee (USA);
Prof. Dr. Claudio Pellegrini – SLAC (USA);
Prof. Dr. George Sawatzky – University of British Columbia (Canada);
Prof. Dr. Giorgio Margaritondo – École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (CH);
Prof. Dr. Majed Chergui – École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (CH);
Prof. Dr. Zhi-xun Shen – Stanford University (USA) and Chief Scientists SLAC;
Prof. Dr. Ingolf Lindau – SLAC and Stanford University (USA);
Prof. Dr. William A. Barletta – MIT (Cambridge, MA.) and USPAS director
Dr. Alexander Zholents – Accelerator Physicist -APS- Argonne Laboratory (USA)
Dr. William Fawley – FEL Physicist (SLAC, CA.);
Dr. Wim Leemans – DESY, Accelerator Physics Division Director (D)
Prof. Dr. Dirk van der Marel – Universitè de Genevè (CH);
Prof. Dr. Paul H.M. van Loosdrecht – University of Cologne (D);
Prof. Dr. Hermann Duerr – Uppsala University (S);
Prof. Dr. Maria Novella Piancastelli – Uppsala University (S);
Prof. Dr. Janos Hajdu – Uppsala University (S); Prof. Dr. David Attwood – UC Berkeley, CA. (USA);
Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Pezzotti – Kyoto Institute of Technology (J)
Prof. Dr. Alexei Kimel, Radboud University, Nijmegen (NL)
Prof. Dr. Theo Rasing, Radboud University, Nijmegen (NL)
Dr. Riccardo Comin, MIT, Boston (USA) Dr. Robert W. Schoenlein, LCLS Deputy for Science, Stanford (CA)
Prof. Dr. Majed Chergui

Supported researchers list

  • Dr. Daniele Fausti – PhD University of Groningen (NL) -post-doc CFEL Hamburg – Post-Doc Department of Physics UniTS – Associate professor UniTS.
  • Dr. Alberto Crepaldi –PhD EPFL Lausanne (CH) – Post Doc Elettra, Post-Doc EPFL
  • Dr. Federico Cilento – PhD University of Trieste – BL scientist Elettra
  • Dr. Marco Malvestuto – PhD University of Bologna, Post-doc Elettra, BL Scientist FEL-FERMI
  • Dr. Martina Dell’Angela – PhD University of Trieste – CFEL Hamburg – Post Doc T-ReX-Elettra
  • Dr. Cephise Chaco – PhD Univ. of Manchester, Post-Doc T-ReX-Elettra, researcher at Artemis FAP STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Harwell Oxford, BL scientist Diamond Didcot (UK)
  • Dr. Goran Zgrablic – PhD EPFL- T-ReX-Elettra, Assistant Professor Polytechnic University of Pula (Croatia)
  • Dr. Barbara Ressel – PhD Univ. of Prague, Post-Doc T-ReX-Elettra, Assistant Professor Researcher University of Nova Gorica (Slovenia)
  • Dr. Daniel Payne PhD University College London, Post-Doc T-ReX-Elettra
  • Dr. Prashant Padmanabhan, PhD Michigan State Univ., Post Doc II Institute of Physics, Univ. of Cologne, Post-Doc (3 months) T-ReX-Elettra, Post-doc Los Alamos National Laboratory (USA)
  • Dr. Simone Peli, PhD Univ. of Milan, Post-Doc IIT India, Post-Doc T-ReX-Elettra.
  • PhD Dr. Alberto Simoncig (awarded the prize for the best PhD thesis of the department) – PhD Trieste, CFEL Hamburg, FERMI Sincrotrone Trieste
  • Dr. Emanuele Pedersoli: PhD. University of Milan- Post doc. LBNL (Berkeley), FERMI Sincrotrone Trieste
  • Dr. Emanuela Carleschi -PhD University of Trieste – Lecturer University of Johannesburg (S.A.)
  • Dr. Giacomo Coslovich, PhD Trieste, LBNL (Berkeley) an and SLAC (Stanford)
  • Dr. Novelli Fabio, PhD. University of Trieste, Swinburne University of Technology – Melbourne (Au)
  • Dr. Valentina Capogrosso, PhD. -Politecnico Milano
  • Andrea Sterzi, Giulia Manzoni awarded the 2017 bi-annual prize “EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste” – for the PhD thesis in the field PE ERC field (Physical Sciences and Engineering)
  • Dr. Matina Esposito, Researcher CNR (Italy), Francesco Randi, Post-Doc – Princeton Univ. (USA)