Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore


I-LAMP Master graduate award: Federica Airoldi and Pietro Bolpagni

Pietro Bolpagni graduated cum Laude in Physics at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Brescia with a thesis under the supervision of Prof. Fausto          Borgonovi and Prof. Giuseppe Luca Celardo in quantum biology topics concerning the optical and structural properties of photosynthetic bacteria. Particular interest was placed on the correlation between the symmetry of their structure, the high capacity of these bacteria to store and absorb light and their robustness to disorder.Pietro is currently employed at TOOLS for SMART MINDS as data analyst and software developer. Particular topics of his works are concerned on the development of software for real-time data acquisition and design of machine learning models applied to manufacturing industry.








I-LAMP early career award (academic): Davide Bossini

Davide Bossini is a junior group leader of a team investigating the ultrafast charge and spin dynamics in magnetic materials with time- and spatially-resolved methods, at the University of Konstanz (Germany). He graduated in Physics at Universita’ Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in 2010, under Prof. Fulvio Parmigiani and Dr. Claudio Giannetti, with a project on the “Non-equilibrium Infrared Optical Spectroscopy of High-Tc Superconductors”, carried on both in the i-Lamp laboratories in Brescia and at the ELETTRA Science park in Trieste. He obtained his PhD in Physics at the Radboud University Nijmegen (The Netherlands), with a thesis on the “Femtosecond Optical Excitation of Spins in Antiferromagnetic Fluorides. An otto-magnetic journey from the center to the edges of the Brillouin zone.” Afterwards he worked as a postdoc researcher at the University of Tokyo (Japan), successfully establishing the femtosecond activation of the magnetoelectricity in a solid state compound. This research activity was supported by the Japanese government, as he was awarded an individual fellowship from the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science. Afterwards he moved to the university of Dortmund (Germany), where he established a research unit focussing on the ultrafast spin and charge dynamics of magnetic semiconductors and dielectrics. Three grants were provided by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft - DFG) to support this research. Furthermore he was awarded the prestigious Emmy Noether grant from the DFG, allowing the establishment of his own research group. He has then moved his starting group to the University of Konstanz, where he currently works. His scientific achievements were recognised by the IEEE Magnetics Society, wich awarded him the “Early-Career Award” 2019.

I-LAMP early career award (non academic): Mirco Chiodi

Mirco Chiodi received his degree in Physics from Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Brescia) in the research group of prof. Sancrotti and prof. Gavioli with an experimental thesis entitled: “Interazione e morfologia di molecole organiche su superfici metalliche vicinali: Pentacene/Cu(119)”. After his PhD obtained in collaboration between Università Cattolica and University of Tennessee (USA), he focused his activity mainly on research applied to industries. He has worked for industries in the sectors of coatings, deposition systems, synthesis of ceramic and composite material for high temperature application. In 2014 he moved to Zurich (CH) to work in EMPA, a sector of ETH devoted to applied and industrial research of innovative materials. In 2018 she came back to Italy as R&D Manager, responsible of the development of ceramic and composite materials applied to automotive and ballistic defense. At the moment, he is R&D Managing Director of Camozzi Research Center in Milan, where the R&D activities of Camozzi Group take place: from the huge scale 3D printing to the advanced mechanical manufacturing, from the industrial automation to robotics and IIoT. The degree in Phiscs was his first step towards the ability to adapt, necessary to deal with so many different fields and collaborate successfully with different R&D teams including engineers, chemists, materials scientists, mathematicians, geologists and also professionals in human science.