Prof. Gianfranco Pacchioni
Gianfranco Pacchioni received his PhD at the Freie Universität Berlin in 1984. He worked at the IBM Almaden Research Center, and at the Technical University of Munich. Since 2000 he is Full Professor at the University of Milano Bicocca where he is presently Vice Rector for Research and were he has been Director of the Department of Materials Science for several years. He has published more than 500 papers on the electronic structure of oxides and their surfaces and interfaces, defects in oxides, supported metal clusters, and catalysis. He is Fellow of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei (2014), the Academia Europaea (2012), and the European Academy of Sciences (2009).