Doctor in Physics (Laurea)
Faculty of Science, Department of Physics, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milano, ITALY.
Division of Quantum Optics- CISE -Milan-Italy.
IBM Research Center, CA. (USA)
Senior Researcher Material Science Division
CISE -Milan -Italy
BM Almaden Research Center, CA., USA.
CISE – Milan -Italy.
Full professor of Physics
Polytechnic of Milan – Italy.
Full professor of Physics
Catholic University Brescia – Italy.
Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste -Trieste (Italy)
University of Groningen (Netherlands)
Professor of Physics
Università degli Studi di Trieste
Radboud University Nijmegen (Netherlands)
University of Cologne
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
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
2000 - 2019
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: http://www.elettra.trieste.it/lightsources/FERMI.html. 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 (https://www.nffa.eu/) and is open to external users. See: https://www.elettra.trieste.it/labs/t-rex.html
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
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: http://www.slideserve.com/micheal/progress-with-laser-plasma-acceleration-and- prospects-of-lpa-hep-colliders
New Generation Light Source (LBNL) – Contribution to the Science Case of the NGLS project.
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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. 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