NUCARA ALESSANDRO

Professore Associato 
Settore scientifico disciplinare di riferimento  (FIS/03)
Ateneo Università degli Studi di ROMA "La Sapienza" 
Struttura di afferenza Dipartimento di FISICA 
Recapiti Elenco recapiti telefonici
E-Mail alessandro.nucara@uniroma1.it

Orari di ricevimento

martedì 14-16 stanza 403 edificio di fisica Fermi

Curriculum

CURRICULUM VITAE OF ALESSANDRO NUCARA


Education e Formation
1989 Degree in Physics at Sapienza University of Rome
1993 PhD in Physics at Sapienza University of Rome
1993 Licensure for the teaching of Physics in the High School
1993 Scholarships of INFM
1994 Post-doctoral fellowship of Sapienza University of Rome
1996 Contract of Researcher of CNRS at Orsay, France
1998 Contract of Researcher of INFM at Sapienza, Rome
1999 Assistant Professor at Sapienza University of Rome
2012 Eligibility in the role of Professor
2014 Visiting Professor at the Department of Physics of the University of Tours “Rabelais” (France)
2019 Professore Associato alla Sapienza
Lecturer/Speaker in 16 international Conferences, Workshops and professional courses. Reviewer for Physical Review B and Journal of Physics C
Collaboration with Scientific Institutions
Scientific Association to laboratory INFN LNF (since 1992)
Scientific Association to the R & D center Coherentia INFM (1993-2005)
Scientific Association to the R & D center SPIN of CNR (since 2010)
Expert user at the beamline AILES, Soleil synchrotron, France
Expert user at the beamline IRIS, Bessy II synchrotron, German
Expert user at the beamline SINBAD, Dafne synchrotron, Italy
Collaboration with CLNS@Sapienza
Main topics of research
Molecular Physics
Experimental studies on light scattering from hydrogen bonded liquids, aimed at highlighting the translational and rotational molecular dynamics hindered by the bonds network. Search and assignment of vibrational (vibrons) and rotational (rotons) quasi-particles in molecular quantum solids by FTIR experiments. Studies on the vibrational and rotational energy levels of molecules in crystals as fundamental test of quantum mechanics topics.
Infrared Synchrotron
radiation
Studies on the infrared light emitted by relativistic particles travelling in bending magnets and wiggler devices of synchrotrons. Characterization of the low-energy synchrotron radiation emitted by particles at the edges of magnetic fields. Design of the optical components of infrared synchrotron beamlines by computer simulation. Setup of optical and mechanical components of infrared beamlines.
Solid State Physics
Infrared properties of charge-lattice correlated crystals and films: studies on the insulator-to-metal transitions of magnetic oxides and high Tc superconductors and on the charge-ordered phases of weakly and strongly correlated oxides of interest for their use in devices and in electronic applications. Studies of 2-dimensional electron gases confined in oxides interfaces: determination of carrier density and mobility through infrared reflection experiments. Experimental studies on multiferroic crystals aimed at elucidating the peculiar roles of magnetic and ferroelectric degrees of freedom: acquisition and analysis of the vibrational spectra of these materials and comparison with the theoretical results obtained from DFT and shell-model approaches.
Spectroscopic
Methods for
Biosystems
Conventional and micro-infrared spectroscopy of proteins involved in biological and nutritional processes. Application of infrared spectroscopy to nutritional topics: quantitative assessment of proteins bioavailability and search for spectroscopic markers in food science. Improvements of the spectroscopic techniques for the extension of infrared microscopy to the subwavelengths regime: application on protein aggregates, cellular cytoplasm, bacteria and phospholipidic membranes. Studies on amyloid fibril formation and inhibition in protein complexes by conventional FTIR microscopy and AFM-infrared imaging.

Participation to peer-reviewed to Scientific Projects
Spettroscopia IR delle manganiti di PrCa (Ateneo Sapienza).
Studio dei diversi stati di ordinamento di carica nelle manganiti in funzione di temperatura e pressione mediante spettroscopia Raman ed Infrarossa (PRIN MIUR).
Indagine sulla natura dei portatori di carica nel LSCO (Ateneo Sapienza).
Studio infrarosso delle transizioni di fase nei piroclori (Ateneo Sapienza).
Studio degli effetti dello strain isotropo ed epitassiale sui processi di metallizzazione nelle manganiti mediante spettroscopia x, Raman ed infrarossa (PRIN MIUR).
Spettroscopia infrarossa di cuprati drogati con bario (Ateneo Sapienza).
Spettroscopia infrarossa di cuprati drogati con bario (Ateneo Sapienza).
Effetti della correlazione e delle fluttuazioni di ordinamento di carica sulla conducibilità ottica dei superconduttori ad alta Tc (PRIN MIUR).
La transizione metallo-isolante nei superconduttori ad alta temperatura di transizione e nei sistemi elettronici correlati studiata tramite Spettroscopia Infrarossa con luce di Sincrotrone (Ateneo Sapienza).
La transizione metallo-isolante nei superconduttori ad alta temperatura di transizione e nei sistemi elettronici correlati studiata tramite Spettroscopia Infrarossa con luce di Sincrotrone (Ateneo Sapienza).
Developing a FTIR Spectra Collection for Interpreting Residues of the Prehistoric Activities ( Wenner-Gren Fund.).
Spettroscopia Terahertz di superconduttori e sistemi con ordinamento di carica (Ateneo Sapienza).
Spettroscopia infrarossa di materiali di interesse fisica, geologico e chimico ad alte pressioni (Grandi Attr. Sapienza). Miglioramento del processo produttivo e valorizzazione di leguminose da granella in aree meridionali (MiPAAF).
Spettroscopia Terahertz di superconduttori e sistemi con ordinamento di carica (Ateneo Sapienza).
Spettroscopia pump-probe nel dominio del Terahertz di superconduttori e di sistemi quantum Wells ( Ateneo Sapienza).
Spettroscopia pump-probe nel dominio del Terahertz di superconduttori e di sistemi quantum wells (Ateneo Sapienza). Interfacce di ossidi: nuove proprietà emergenti, multifunzionalit e dispositivi per l’elettronica e l’energia (OXIDE) (PRIN MIUR).
Infrared spectroscopy of Topological Insulators Ateneo Sapienza Nanospettrometro infrarosso per imaging di cellule e tessuti (Grandi Attr. Sapienza).
Fundamental properties and applications of 2-D Dirac electron gases in topological insulators (Ateneo Sapienza).
Biodiversità, territorio e nutrizione: la sostenibilità dell’agroalimentare italiano (MiPAAF).
Infrared micro-spectroscopy beyond the diffraction limit (CLNS-IIT).
The good and the bad of protein fibrillation (Uncovering Excellence Tor Vergata Univ).
Laser a cascata quantica per spettroscopia micro/nanometrica (Medie Attr. Sapienza).
Plasmon-enhanced vibrational circular dichroism (PRIN MIUR).
Osservazione con nanospettroscopia infrarossa di nanoparticelle di niobato di litio all'interno delle cellule (Ateneo Sapienza).
A mid-infrared laser spectroscopy sensor based on surface waves for the study of the anisotropic protein conformational changes (Ateneo Sapienza H2020).
Finanziamento delle attività base di ricerca (MIUR).
Participation to other Projects
1998 - 2002: Installation of the synchrotron infrared beamline SINBAD at the collider DAFNE.
Project funded by INFN.
2002 - 2004: Installation of the synchrotron infrared beamline SISSI at ELETTRA.
Project funded by Sincrotrone Trieste SCpA andCNR.

Teaching at Sapienza
1999-2000 Phys. Dept. SAPIENZA Assistant professor in the course “Esperimentazione Fisica I”
2000-2001 Phys. Dept. SAPIENZA Assistant professor in the course “Esperimentazione Fisica II”
2000-2001 Phys. Dept. SAPIENZA Lectures for the PhD in Physics
2001-2007 Phys. Dept. SAPIENZA Professor in the course “Laboratorio di Meccanica”
2007-2010 Chem. Dept. SAPIENZA Professor in the course “Laboratorio di Fisica”
2010-2012 Chem. Dept. SAPIENZA Professor in the course” Fisica I con laboratorio”. Laboratory section
2011-2013 Phys. Dept. SAPIENZA Assistant professor in the course “Meccanica”
2014-2018 Envir. Biology Dept.SAPIENZA Professor in the course “Fisica”
2015-2018 Phys. Dept. SAPIENZA Assistant professor in the course “Laboratorio di Fisica della Materia”


Supervisor of 11 Master Degree Thesis, 2 PhD thesis and 4 Bachelor thesis

Scientific Achievements

Co-Author of over 100 publications on peer-reviewed journals.
Total Impact factor 259
Total Citations 1173 (WOS), 1318 ( Scopus)
Average Citations per Product 11.5 (WOS), 11.9 (Scopus)
Hirsch index 21 WOS, Scopus
Normalized H index 1.05 (since 2000)
Normalized H index 0.67 (since 1990)