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Ateneo Università degli Studi di ROMA "La Sapienza" 
Struttura di afferenza Dipartimento di FISICA 
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• October 2015 – present “Ricercatore TD-a” at the Department of Physics, “Sapienza” University of Rome
PI of a funded project (S.I.R.) on plasmonic approaches to nano-infrared imaging techniques
• February 2012 – September 2015 Post-Doc researcher at the Center for Life NanoScience@Sapienza, Italian Institute of Technology (Rome, Italy)
Project title: Development of an Infrared imaging setup beyond diffraction limit
• December 2008 - May 2011 Research Contract for post-doctoral research at the IR beamline SISSI at ELETTRA
Project title: Development of an experimental apparatus for the infrared study of biosystems and organics under pressure (Trieste, Italy)
• December 2007 - November 2008 Post-doc position in the group of Prof. C.A. Kuntscher, Chair for Experimental Physics II, Physics Department, Universitat Augsburg (Augsburg, Germany)
• December 2007 Thesis defence at University of Rome ”La Sapienza”
Thesis title: An infrared study of the Metal to Insulator Transition in strongly correlated oxides.
Thesis referee: Prof. L. Degiorgi, ETH Zurich
• November 2004 - October 2007 PhD student in Materials Science, course of studies: Physics (main subject:
Superconductivity) at University of Rome ”La Sapienza”
Tutor: Prof. Stefano Lupi, work conducted in the IRS group at Sapienza University
• October 2004 Italian Laurea at University of Rome La Sapienza
Thesis: Effects of charge ordering on the optical conductivity of NaxCoO2. Mark: 110/110
• PI of a funded MIUR SIR project “MINDS, Mid-Infrared Nano-optics, approaching plasmonics with Doped Semiconductors”, July 2015 (eur 423000)
• PI of a funded CNR SEED project “Infrared Study of oxide interfaces”, November 2014 (eur 6000)
• L.B. has been granted the habilitation as Associate Professor for 02/B1 (Fisica Sperimentale della Materia), December 2013
• Winner of a fellowship of the A. von Humboldt Foundation for post-doctoral research, November 2008 (L.B. has later declined the fellowship to move to Elettra Synchrotron in Trieste)
• Winner of a fellowship of the Bayerische Forschungsstiftung for post-doctoral research, March 2008
• Winner of a grant from A. della Riccia foundation for post-doctoral research, November 2007
• Winner of a grant as teaching assistant (University of Rome La Sapienza), October 2005
• Mid-IR Plasmonics: Study of planar nanoantennas made of electron doped germanium on silicon.
• Nano-imaging and spectroscopy in the infrared.
•Phase transitions induced by temperature and/or external pressure in strongly correlated electron system studied by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy
I am co-author of more than 90 publications, with an h-factor of 18 (ISI); 19 (Google Scholar).

• Fourier Transform Infrared (IR) Spectroscopy
• Nano Imaging in the Infrared with near-field techniques and quantum cascade lasers
• Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)
• IR spectroscopy with Synchrotron Radiation
IR microscopy and imaging techniques on organic and biological samples (FPA, micro-ATR, Grazing angle
• Knowledge of Raman Spectroscopy and Scanning PhotoElectron Microscopy (SPEM)
• High-pressure techniques (Diamond Anvil Cells)
• High Vacuum and Cryogenic techniques
• Good knowledge of various operating systems (OS, Linux, Windows) and data-analysis programs (OPUS, Igor,WAsf).
• Good Knowledge of LabView

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