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Maria Luisa Chiofalo
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STEM area: Physics

Competences: physics education, quantum physics, responsible research and innovation, science and society

Keywords: gender equality, high-temperature superconductivity, quantum technologies, women and science

Region: Tuscany


Position/Role

Associate Professor of Physics at University of Pisa

Professional career

After obtaining the MD in Physics at the University of Pisa in1992 and the PhD at the Scuola Normale Superiore (SNS) in 1996, both cum laude, at the SNS she has been postdoc and then researcher (1998-2002, 2004-2007), working in 2002-2004 with Professor Anna Nobili. Since 2007 she is associate Professor at the University of Pisa (habilitated as full professor). She teaches two elementary-physics courses for BSD and MD in Pharmacy, one specialized course for MD and PhD in Physics, and Physics of everyday life to teach physics teaching. She contributes to the Interdisciplinary Center Sciences for Peace, Interdepartmental Center for Education Research, and the Responsible Research&Innovation group of the University of Pisa.
She has coordinated disciplinary or physics education research projects funded by CINECA, SNS, ASI, INFN, MIT-UNIPI, KITP, Erasmus+, and CISIA.
Part of her research activity has been carried out at international scientific Institutions, such as: IRC Cambridge, TU-Eindhoven, Institut Poincaré (Paris), CNRS (Grenoble), University of Auckland, Strathclyde University (UK), ICTP, ECT e CRS-BEC (Trento), and Los Alamos National Labs, Aspen Center for Physics, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, Stanford, Harvard e MIT (US). Long and strong ties are with JILA (Boulder, US), where she has investigated quantum fluids for 1-2 months almost every year since 1995 in the groups of Murray Holland or Debbie Jin, around the pioneering experiments of the Nobel laureates Carl Wiemann and Eric Cornell.

Scientific results

She has developed the bipolaronic theory for high-temperature superconductivity, published in a monography, while contributing to the study of strongly correlated charged bosons. Since the observation in 1995 at JILA and MIT of Bose-Einstein condensation in ultracold (i.e. at billionths Kelvin above absolute zero) atoms, she has focused on the study of these systems as a platform to engineer quantum technologies under the accurate control of temperature, interactions, and spatial dimensions.  To this aim, she has also developed simulational and theoretical methods, among the latter the time-dependent density functional theory for superfluids. The most relevant and recognized work has been conceiving with Murray Holland the theory of resonant fermionic superfluidity, later observed by Debbie Jin at JILA.  
During the happy research parenthesis in the group of Anna Nobili, she has developed the simulational environment for the Galileo Galilei on the Ground test of the equivalence principle, with macroscopic bodies. Such cross-disciplinary approach keeps characterizing the research activity, nowadays along two directions: quantum technologies for fundamental physics with atomic interferometry (she is coauthor of a number of proposals, among which Atomic Experiments for Dark Matter and Gravity Exploration in Space submitted to the ESA call Voyage2050); developing a “quantum black box” to solve quantum problems which, by means of on-purpose conceived videogames, modelling human behavior, and using machine learning, integrates the power of human-mind creativity and intuition with the power of machines (classical or quantum). In fact, she coordinates with Sabrina Maniscalco (Turku University) the cross-disciplinary proposal Integrating Human&Machine Minds for Quantum Technologies (IQHuMinds) crossing quantum physics, neuroscience, computer science, gamification, with European and US partners from Universities (Pisa and Turku, ICFO, JILA) and sectoral companies (VIS, MiTale, QuSide, IBM-Zurich, Unity).

She parallels the disciplinary research with physics education research and outreach. She has created a number of formats and events for radio (e.g. Hallo, Science! with Sara Maggi), videos, and art&science shows. She has collaborated on science&society with Rai-Radio3, Repubblica, Focus Junior, Scienzainrete, Ingenere, Corriere della Sera, DireDonne.

Editorial work and publications

[2019] Lucchesi L and Chiofalo ML, Many-body Entanglement of Fermi Gases with Short-Range Interactions. Phys. Rev. Lett. 123: 60406.
 
[2018] Colella E, Citro R, Barsanti M, Rossini D, and Chiofalo ML, Quantum Phases of Spinful Fermi Gases in Optical Cavities. Phys. Rev. B 97: 134502.
 
[2014] Iadonisi G, Cantele G, Chiofalo ML, Introduction to Solid State Physics and Crystalline Nanostructures, SPRINGER VERLAG- Italia (2014) 685 pp.
 
[2008] Ivanov V, Alberti A, Schioppo M, Ferrari G, Artoni M, Chiofalo ML and Tino G, Coherent delocalization of atomic wavepackets in driven lattice potentials. Phys. Rev. Lett. 100: 43601.
 
[2007] Citro R, Orignac E, de Palo S, and Chiofalo ML, Evidence of Luttinger liquid behavior in one-dimensional dipolar quantum gases, Phys. Rev. A Rapid Comm. 75: 51602.
 
[2006] Chiofalo ML, Giorgini S, and Holland MJ, Released Momentum Distribution of a Fermi Gas in the BCS-BEC Crossover. Phys. Rev. Lett. 97: 070404.
 
[2003] Nobili AM, Bramanti D, Comandi GL, Toncelli R, Polacco E, and Chiofalo ML, GALILEO GALILEI-GG: design, requirements, error budget and significance of the ground prototype. Phys. Lett. A.318: 172.
 
[2001] Holland MJ, Kokkelmans SJJMF, Chiofalo ML and Walser R, Resonance superfluidity in a quantum degenerate Fermi gas. Phys. Rev. Lett. 87: 120406.
 
[2001] Chiofalo ML and Tosi MP, Time-dependent density-functional theory for superfluids. Europhys. Lett. 53:162.
 
[2001] Burger S, Cataliotti FS, Fort C, Minardi F, Inguscio M, Chiofalo ML and Tosi MP, Superfluid and Dissipative Dynamics of a Bose-Einstein Condensate in a Periodic Optical Potential. Phys. Rev. Lett. 86: 4447.
 
[1998] Iadonisi G, Schrieffer RJ and Chiofalo ML Eds., Models and Phenomenology for conventional and high-Tcsuperconductivity, Proceedings del CXXXVI Corso della Scuola Internazionale di Fisica "Enrico Fermi", IOS.
 
[1997] Holland M, Jin J, Chiofalo ML and Cooper J, Emergence of interaction effects in Bose--Einstein condensation. Phys. Rev. Lett. 78: 3801.

Awards and prizes

She has been awarded the Prize for MD students by the Italian Physical Society (1997). The work on Time-dependent density functional theory for superfluids has been selected among the INFM Highlights (1998). She has been awarded the Prizes Culture of Solidarity (Pistoia, 2014) and Successful Women (Sportello Donna, Pavia, and Fondazione Gaia, Milan, 2016, event Beijin+20). According to Ladynomics, she is among the 150 most influential feminists 2019.
She has organized a number of events as component of scientific board, among which the CXXXVI International School of Physics Enrico Fermi (Varenna 1997, on high-temperature superconductivity) with the directors R. J. Schrieffer (Nobel laureate) and G. Iadonisi.  She has created and directed the Festival MusicalMente for the Arts Campus in Sangemini, and chairs the Conferences series Quantum gases, Fundamental interactions, and Cosmology (2017-). She is part of the scientific boards of the CISP Magazine, the series Culture and training (D. Pardini and M. Agujari eds.), and the Cosmos Award for popular science, chaired by Gianfranco Bertone. She has served as peer reviewer for VQR 2011-2014, ERC Starting Grant 2019, and academic Institutions (Stanford, Harvard, LKB Paris). She is in the board of Photonics.  She is reviewer for Physical Review (Letters, A, B, E, X), Nature, NJP, EPJ, Europhysics Letters.

Annalisa Ciampi
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International politics area

Competences: European Union, human rights, international law

Keywords: fundamental rights, International arbitration, International Criminal Court, international trade networks, investments, migration, UN (United Nations)

Region: Veneto


Position/Role

Full professor of International Law, Verona University and Visiting Professor of European Human Rights Law, Monash University

Professional career

She graduated magna cum laudefrom the University of Florence (Juris Doctor, 1993), has a Masters’ Degree from Harvard Law School, where she was a Fulbright Scholar,and a PhD in International Law from the University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’ (1998).  She is currently a Professor of International Law at the University of Verona in Italy (2012- ) and a Visiting Professor of European Human Rights Law at Monash University (Prato Centre, 2015- ). She is also an Attorney at Law and a member of the Italian Bars of Florence and of the Court of Cassation.

In Italy, she taught at the Universities of Florence, Trento, Macerata and Catanzaro. Prior to Monash, she was a visiting professor of international law at the Academy of European Law, European University Institute (2008) and the Institut des Hautes Etudes Internationales, Paris II (2009).

She served as a legal adviser to the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs on issues of international and EU law. She also served as an expert to the Committee of Legal Advisers on Public International Law of the Council of Europe (CAHDI) and acted as co-agent for the Government of Italy to the European Court of Human Rights (Grand Chamber), in the case Markovic vs Italy (judgment of 14 December 2005).

She served in various capacities in international organizations, including as amicus curie before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and the International Criminal Court, as visiting professional with the Legal and Advisory Section of the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, as well as as ad hoc judge of the European Court of Human Rights, member of the European Committee of Social Rights and, most recently, UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association.

She is a member of the leading professional associations of international lawyers worldwide, including ACUNS (where she also serves to Board of Directors for the term 2017-2020) and ASIL.

Scientific results

She is an international and EU law expert. Her current areas of research include human rights, international criminal and humanitarian law, the UN, international trade and arbitration as well as the interface between international law, history, art and literature.  

Editorial work and publications

Books

[2007] Ciampi A., Sanzioni del Consiglio di sicurezza e diritti umani(Milano: Giuffrè), pp. IV-500, ISBN: 88-14-13598-3

[2003] Ciampi A.,L’assunzione di prove all’estero in materia penale(with a summary in English)(Padova: Cedam), pp. XII-669, ISBN: 88-13-24704-4

Book chapters

[2019] Ciampi A., "La Cour pénale internationale et les Nations Unies", in J. Fernandez, X. Pacreau (eds.), Statut de Rome de la Cour pénale internationale. Commentaire article par article, 2nded., Paris: Editions A. Pedone

[2019] Ciampi A., "Kafka’s Trial and the EU Dublin Asylum System", in D. Carpi (ed.), Monsters and Monstrosity, Berlin: Degruyter, 221-234

[2016] Ciampi A., "L’effetto diretto «invertito» dell’art. 325 del Trattato sul funzionamento dell’Unione europea", in C. Paonessa, l. Zilletti (eds.), Dal giudice garante al giudice disapplicatore delle garanzie. I nuovi scenari della soggezione al diritto dell'Unione europea: a proposito della sentenza della Corte di giustizia Taricco, Pisa: Pacini Giuridica, 17-32, ISBN: 978-88-6995-051-3

[2011] Ciampi A., "Invalidity and Termination of Treaties and Rules of Procedure", in E. Cannizzaro (ed.), The Law of Treaties Beyond the Vienna Convention, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011, 360-377, ISBN: 978-0-19-958891-6 

[2011] Ciampi A., "Security Council Targeted Sanctions and Human Rights", in B. Fassbender (ed.), Securing Human Rights? Achievements and Challenges of the UN Security Council, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 98-140, ISBN: 978-0-19-964149-9

Articles

[2018] Ciampi A., "The Divide between Human Rights, International Trade, Investment and Development Law",German Yearbook of International Law, 61, 1-43, ISSN: 0344-3094 

[2018] Ciampi A., "Can the EU Ensure Respect for the Rule of Law by Its Member States? The Case of Poland", Osservatorio sulle fonti, 11, 3, 1-14, ISSN 2038-5633

[2017] Ciampi A., (Vision) "Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association” to the General Assembly (72ndsession), UN Doc. A/72/135, July 14, 2017, http://undocs.org/A/72/135.

[2016] Ciampi A., "Il referendum per la Brexit: esiti e possibili scenari", Osservatorio sulle fonti, 9, 2, 1-6, ISSN 2038-5633

[2011] Ciampi A., "Problemi relativi all'attuale regime giuridico del Trattato di amicizia Italia-Libia",Osservatorio sulle fonti, 4, 2, 1-14,ISSN 2038-5633

[2011] Ciampi A., "L'ipotesi dell'estradizione condizionata di Battisti dal Brasile all'Italia", Rivista di diritto internazionale, 94, 183-187, ISSN: 0035-6158

[2001] Ciampi A.,"BaraldiniItalian Constitutional Court decision regarding release of prisoner convicted in the United states and transferred following agreement that the full sentence would be served", American Journal of International Law, 95, 919-927, ISSN: 0002-9300

[1999] Ciampi A., "Public Prosecutorv. AshbyItalian decision on jurisdiction under NATO Status of Forces Agreement to try U.S. military officers for deaths caused when aircraft severed ski lift cable", American Journal of International Law, 93, 219-224, ISSN: 0002-9300

Awards and prizes

Fulbright Scholar to Harvard Law School (Cambridge, MA) (1995-1996)

Seminario Associazione di Studi e Ricerche Parlamentari “Silvano Tosi”, University of Florence, Grant (1994)

Soroptimist Award for the Best Dissertation Thesis, Law School, Florence (1993)

“Stucchi Prinetti” Award for the Best Graduate, Law School, Florence (1993)

Daria Ciriaci
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Economy and Finance area

Competences: European affairs, governance, industrial economics, regional economics

Keywords: brain drain, european economic governance, innovation economy

Region: Lazio


Position/Role

Vicepresident for European Affairs at Cassa depositi e prestiti and Vicepresident of the European Long-Term Investors Association (ELTIa).

Professional career

Daria graduated in Political Science at University La Sapienza University of Rome and holds a Ph.D in Economics, from the same University. After being awarded a degree prize for statistical studies on the industrial development of Southern Italy, she started her career as a researcher at the Association for the industrial development of Southern Italy (SVIMEZ) where she continued working as a consultant until 2010. From 2006 to 2010 she has been research fellow in industrial economics and teaching assistant at Luiss Guido Carli University. She worked as an Adjunt professor of Microeconomics, Industrial economics and of International economics at the John Cabot University in Rome. In 2010 she moved to Seville to work as a post-doc at the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS), a Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, and in 2012 she moved to Madrid to join the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) as senior consultant. In 2013 she was appointed EU official and started working as an economist at the Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs (ECFIN), which she left in 2016 to work in Rome as the economic counsellor of the Representation of the European Commission to Italy. Since 2019 she is Vicepresident for European Affairs at Cassa depositi e prestiti, in charge of both the European institutional relations of the financial institution and of the support to CDP business activities related to EU guarantee and EU financing programs. Since 2019 she is also Vice-president of the European Long-Term Investors Association (ELTI), which gathers 31 European long-term financial institutions from 20 European countries.

Scientific results

She has +20 years of experience as an applied economist with a consistent focus on European public policies and European economic governance. She has a specialization in the economics and policy of innovation, , regional economics and industrial economics (e.g. the vertical integration of knowledge-based business services into manufacturing sector, the impact of structural reforms on firms’ productivity and territories’ attractiveness). She also conducted studies on socio-economic affairs, on the role of university quality and the impact of brain-drain on the potential growth of the Italian regions.

Editorial work and publications

[2016] Ciriaci, Grassano, Vezzani, Top R&D investor decision: how to succeed in the global regulatory contest?, European Commission, JRC Science for Policy Brief.

[2016] Ciriaci, Grassano, Vezzani, Regulation, red tape and location choices of top R&D investors, European Commission, European Economy Discussion papers, n. 31.

[2016] Ciriaci, Palma, To what extent are knowledge intensive business services contributing to manufacturing?. Economic Systems Research.

[2016] Ciriaci, The role of well-designed framework conditions for business investment in R&I, in European Commission, Science, Research and Innovation performance in the EU.

[2015] Ciriaci, La desertificazione industriale del Mezzogiorno. Italiani Europei.

[2015] Ciriaci, Montresor, Palma, Do KIBS make manufacturing more innovative? An empirical investigation for 4 European countries. Technological forecasting and Social Change.

[2015] Ciriaci, Moncada, Voigt, Innovation and job creation: A sustainable relation?. Eurasian Business Review. 

[2015] Ciriaci et al., The economic impact of rescue and recovery frameworks in the EU. European Commission, European Economy Discussion papers, n. 4.

[2014] Ciriaci, Business dynamics and red tape barriers. European Commission, European Economy Economic papers, n. 532. 

[2014] Canton, Ciriaci, Solera, The economic impact of professional services’ liberalization. European Commission, European Economy Economic papers, n. 533.

[2014] Ciriaci, Muscio, University choice, research quality and graduates’ employability: Evidence from Italian national survey data. European Educational Research Journal.

[2013] Ciriaci, University quality, interregional brain drain and spatial inequality. The case of Italy. Regional Studies.

 [2012] Ciriaci, Il ruolo della qualità dell’Università nelle scelte di mobilità dei laureati italiani. Rivista economica del Mezzogiorno. 

[2005] Ciriaci, The Brain Drain from Southern Italy: a difficult catching-up. Rivista Economica del Mezzogiorno.

[2001] Ciriaci, Convergenza e dualismo: Nord e Sud Italia tra il 1970 e il 1999. Rivista Economica del Mezzogiorno.

Awards and prizes

In 2001, she received “The Saraceno award for economical and statistical studies on Southern Italy”, SVIMEZ and in 2007 the ERSA-Prepare Scholarship (Marie Curie Program).

Simona Colarizi
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History and Philosophy area

Competences: contemporary history, history of media, history of political parties

Keywords: Europe, media, political parties, trade union history

Region: Lazio


Position/Role

Professor emerita of Contemporary History at 'La Sapienza' University of Rome. She has been dean of faculties and director of departments.

Professional career

Born in Modena on 25 December 1944, Simona Colarizi graduated in 1967 with a degree in Modern History, with 110/110 cum laude, discussing a thesis on "The origins of Fascism in Puglia". In the following two years, with a scholarship from the CNR, she took part in research directed by Prof. Renzo De Felice on "Parties, State and Civil Society in Fascist Italy". In 1970, she was appointed professor of the History of Trade Unionism and the Workers' Movement at the Faculty of Law - Degree Course in Political Science - of the University of Camerino and began her long academic career. In the same faculty, in 1973 she was awarded a second teaching post in the History of Political Parties and Movements. Also at Camerino, in 1976 she won a competitive examination for a chair in the History of Political Parties and Movements and became a special lecturer at the Faculty of Law - Degree Course in Political Science. Two years later she was appointed dean of the Faculty of Law, and in 1979 she became a full professor. 

In 1983 she moved to Naples, where she first taught History of political parties and movements, and from 1987 onwards, Contemporary History at the Faculty of Political Science of the University of Naples "Federico II", where she also taught History of political parties and movements.

In 1992 he moved to his final destination, Rome. At the Faculty of Sociology at 'La Sapienza' University, he was appointed to the chair of Contemporary History. In 2000 she made her second important appointment: she became director of the Department of Innovation and Society (DIeS). A year later she moved to the Faculty of Communication Sciences. Third prestigious appointment: in 2005 she was elected President of the Interdisciplinary Degree Course in Social Sciences of Cooperation, Development and Relations between Peoples. She was later vice-president of the Society for the Study of Contemporary History (SISSCO), and from 2010 to 2015 she directed the doctorate in "Political Languages" . Since 2016 she has been professor emerita. 

Her non-university activities include the scientific director of the Giacomo Mancini Foundation Archives, a member of the Filippo Turati Foundation, the Francesco Saverio Nitti Foundation and the Renzo De Felice Foundation - Ugo Spirito Institute. She is co-editor of the journal "Nova Storica", and is on the scientific committees of the journals (A) "Mondo contemporaneo" and "XXI Secolo". Since 2012 she has been on the Board of the School of Government of LUISS and since 2018 on the Board of Trustees of the Antonio Gramsci Foundation. Since 2019 he is in the Scientific Committee of the M9 Museum for the History of Italy. 

Scientific results

The historical research to which she has dedicated herself has focused on the theme of the origins of Fascism, particularly in the regional context - at the end of the 1960s little investigated - through the local and national archives of the Ministry of the Interior. The same historical method of analysing archival, printed and bibliographic sources was applied to other research. He also studied the position of the southern liberal democrats - Giorgio Amendola - on fascism, and then in general the history of anti-fascist exiles. Finally, archival sources have been invaluable for research into the opinion of Italians during Fascism. Archival, bibliographic and printed sources have also been indispensable for reconstructing the history of political parties after World War II, and an indispensable source - the historical archive of the "Corriere della sera" - for the history of the Corriere in the liberal era. The history of the European twentieth century is mainly bibliographical, with English and French literature as the point of reference for this synthesis. The originality of the results achieved in all the fields of research pursued by Simona Colarizi have been recognised by the scientific community and by the University, which has awarded her its emeritus status.

Editorial work and publications

Among his latest publications: "Storia del Novecento italiano" Rizzoli, Milan 2000; "Storia politica della Repubblica 1943-2006, Laterza, Bari-Rome 2007; "Novecento d'Europa", Laterza, Bari-Rome 2015, "Luigi Barzini. Una storia italiana", Marsilio, Venice 2017; "Un paese in movimento. L'Italia negli anni Sessanta e Settanta", Laterza, 2019. 

[2019] Un paese in movimento. L’Italia negli anni Sessanta e SettantaLaterza, Bari Roma, pp. 162 ISBN 978-88-581-3867-0 

[2017] Luigi Barzini. Una storia italianaMarsilio, Venezia, pp. 220, ISBN 978-88-317-2663-4 

[2015] Novecento d’Europa. L’illusione, l’odio, la speranza, l’incertezza, Laterza, Roma-Bari, pp.482, ISBN 978-88-581-1895-5 

[2012] (con Marco Gervasoni), La tela di Penelope. Storia della seconda RepubblicaLaterza, Bari-Roma (ISBN 978-88-420-5432-0), p.276. 

[2011] Il “Corriere” nell’età liberaleRizzoli, Fondazione Corriere della sera, Milano (ISBN 978-88-96820-24-7), pp. 590.  

[2007] Storia politica della Repubblica 1943-2006Laterza, Roma-Bari  

[2005] (con Marco Gervasoni), La cruna dell’ago. Craxi, il partito socialista e la crisi della RepubblicaLaterza, Bari-Roma 

[2000] Storia del Novecento italianoRizzoli, Milano . 

[1996] Biografia della Prima Repubblica, Laterza, Bari-Roma  

[1994] Storia dei partiti nell'Italia repubblicana, Laterza, Bari-Roma   

[1991] L'opinione degli italiani sotto il regime (1929-1943), Laterza, Bari-Roma 

Awards and prizes

Simona Colarizi has received numerous prizes and awards. These include, in order of time: 

Walter Tobagi Prize for non-fiction 1991 (the prize-winning book is 'L'opinione degli italiani sotto il regime')

Basilicata Literary Prize for historical non-fiction 1996

City of Civitavecchia Culture Prize 2013

Acqui Prize for Lifetime Achievement 2016

Cristina Anna Colombo
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STEM area: Clinical sciences and nutrition science

Competences:

Keywords: clinical criminology, cure of mental illness, depression, mental illness, psychiatry

Region: Lombardy


Position/Role

Full professor of Psychiatry at University Vita-Salute San Raffaele of Milan and Head of the Complex Operative Unit of Rehabilitation of Mood Disorders at San Raffaele Hospital, Milan 

Professional career

After graduating in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Milan and qualifying as a doctor in 1985, Cristina Colombo continued her training as a volunteer at the Laboratory of Clinical Neurophysiology of the Psychiatric Clinic of the University of Milan. At the same time she worked as a medical assistant at the Division of Psychiatry 3 of the Department of Neuropsychiatric Sciences, IRCCS San Raffaele Hospital. The following year he completed his specialisation in Psychiatry at the University of Milan. In 1991 he completed a postgraduate course in bioethics at the Department of Biomedical Science and Technology, IRCCS San Raffaele Hospital. In 2001 she obtained a second specialisation in Clinical Criminology, also at the University of Milan. Today she is Professor of Psychiatry at the University Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Head of the Complex Operative Unit of Rehabilitation of Mood Disorders at the San Raffaele Hospital in Milan and Director of the Master of II level Forensic Psychopathology and Criminology at the University Vita-Salute San Raffaele.

Scientific results

Cristina Colombo's research activity extends from computerised electroencephalography, brain mapping and brain imaging techniques (CT, MRI, PET) to her current position as coordinator of the research group of the Chronobiology Unit of the Centre for Mood Disorders at San Raffaele Hospital. Within the centre, she and her colleagues carry out specific scientific research on mood disorders, the main research aims being not only to expand knowledge about this pathology, but also to design and develop diagnostic and measurement tools. The main lines of scientific research at the Centre coordinated by Cristina Colombo are functional neuroimaging, the psychopathology of mood disorders, chronobiology and chronotherapy and somatotherapy (TMS, a non-invasive technique for stimulating areas of the brain related to depressive disorders).

Editorial work and publications

Cristina Colombo is on the scientific committees of several international journals and has authored more than 100 articles in international journals, including:

(1993) Colombo C, Bonfanti A, Livian S, Abbruzzese M, Scarone S. Size of the corpus callosum and auditory comprehension in schizophrenics and normal controls. Schizophrenia Research, 11:63-70.

(1999) Smeraldi E, Benedetti F, Barbini B, Campori C, Colombo C. Sustained antidepressant effect of sleep deprivation combined with pindolol in bipolar depression: a placebo-controlled trial. Neuropsychopharmacology, 20(4):380-385.

(2000) Moresco RM, Colombo C, Fazio F, Bonfanti A, Lucignani G, Messa C, Gobbo C, Galli L, Del Sole A, Lucca A, Smeraldi E. Effects of fluvoxamine treatment on the in vivo binding of [F-18]FESP in drug naive depressed patients: a PET study. Neuroimage, 12(4):452-465.

(2002) Benedetti F, Colombo C, Barbini B, Smeraldi E. Sleep deprivation and biological rhytms in bipolar disorder. Journal of Affective Disorders, (68):88-89.

(2007) Benedetti F, Barbini B, Colombo C, Smeraldi E. Chronoterapeutics in a psychiatric ward. Sleep Medicine Reviews, 11:509-522.

(2011) Benedetti F, Colombo C. Sleep deprivation in mood disorders. Neuropsychobiology, 64:141-151.

(2014) Benedetti F, Bollettini I, Radaelli D, Poletti S, Locatelli C, Falini A, Smeraldi E, Colombo C. Adverse childhood experiences influence white-matter microstructure in patients with bipolar disorder. Psychological Medicine, 44:3069-3082.

(2014) Benedetti F, Riccaboni R, Poletti S, Radaelli D, Locatelli C, Lorenzi C, Pirovano A, Smeraldi E, Colombo C. The serotonin transporter genotype modulates the relationship between early stress and adult suicidality in bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorders, 16: 857-866.

(2015) Benedetti F, Poletti S, Radaelli D, Locatelli C, Pirovano A, Lorenzi C, Vai B, Bollettini I, Falini A, Smeraldi E, Colombo C. Lithium and GSK-3beta promoter gene variants influence cortical gray matter volumes in bipolar disorder. Psychopharmacology. 

(2015) Benedetti F, Riccaboni R, Dallaspezia S, Locatelli C, Smeraldi E, Colombo C. Effects of CLOCK gene variants and early stress on hopelessness and suicide in bipolar depression. Chronobiology International, Posted online on July 23, 2015.

Bianca Maria Colosimo
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STEM area: Engineering

Competences: additive maufacturing, advanced manufacturing processes, mechanic engineering, production engineering, quality control

Keywords: 3D printing, advanced manufacturing processes, coronavirus, Covid-19, face shields, industrial statistics, personal protective equipment, PPE, quality, statistical process control

Region: Lombardy


Position/Role

Full Professor of Manufacturing and Production Systems, Deputy Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Politecnico di Milano

Professional career

After graduating in Management Engineering at Politecnico di Milano in 1996, prof. Colosimo got a PhD in Manufacturing and Production Systems in 2001; in the same year she was visiting postdoc at the Department of Industrial Engineering at Pennsylvania State University (PSU). In 1999 she became researcher (assistant professor) and in 2003 associate professor; from 2014 she is full professor of Manufacturing and Production Systems at Politecnico di Milano. Since 2012 she has been the Coordinator of the PhD Programme in Mechanical Engineering in the same university, and member of the Department Board since 2014. In January 2017 she has been nominated Deputy Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Politecnico di Milano.

Scientific results

The main research interest of prof. Colosimo concerns the development of innovative solutions for data mining, monitoring and control in advanced manufacturing processes (e.g., additive manufacturing or 3D printing). She is carrying out research activities in several international projects, such as SAMM (Smart Additive Manufacturing for Metal) in collaboration with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); some European projects (e.g., CleanSky2 AMATHO for the production of large aeronautical components in additive manufacturing); several national and regional  projects on Intelligent Manufacturing (Cluster- High Performance Machining and Sustainable Manufacturing; Made4Lo). She currently has active collaborations with several international research groups: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), Pennsylvania State University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), among the others.

Editorial work and publications

Bianca Maria Colosimo is Editor-in-chief of  the Journal of Quality Technology (Taylor & Francis). She is in the Editorial Board of Polimi Springerbriefs since 2013 and of IISE Transactions since 2017. She has been acting as refereefor many international journals, such as International Journal of Production Research, Technometrics, IISE Transactions (former IIE Transactions) and The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology. 

She is co-author of more than 130 publications, including: 

(2018) Colosimo B.M., Grasso M. Spatially Weighted PCA for Monitoring Video Image Data with Application to Additive Manufacturing, Journal of Quality Technology, vol. 4, 2018.

(2018) Repossini G., Laguzza V., Grasso M., Colosimo B.M., On the use of spatter signature for in-situ monitoring of Laser Powder Bed Fusion, Additive Manufacturing, 16, 35-48

(2017)   Grasso M., Colosimo B.M., Process Defects and In-situ Monitoring Methods in Metal Powder Bed Fusion: a Review, Measurement Science and Technology, 28(4), 1-25.

(2017) Wang J, Pagani L, Leach RK, Zeng W, Colosimo BM, Zhou L. Study of weighted fusion methods for the measurement of surface geometry. Precision Engineering, 47, 111-121. 

(2017) Grasso M, Laguzza V, Semeraro Q, Colosimo BM. In-Process Monitoring of Selective Laser Melting: Spatial Detection of Defects Via Image Data Analysis. ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 139(5), 016.

(2016) Grasso M, Colosimo BM, Tsung F. A phase I multi-modelling approach for profile monitoring of signal data. International Journal of Production Research, 1-24. 

(2015) Colosimo BM, Pacella M, Senin N. Multisensor data fusion via Gaussian process models for dimensional and geometric verification. Precision Engineering, 40:199-213.

(2015) Del Castillo E, Colosimo BM, Tajbakhsh S. Geodesic Gaussian Processes for the Reconstruction of a Free-Form Surface. Technometrics, 57, 1, 87-98.

(2014) Colosimo BM, Cicorella P, Pacella M, Blaco M. From profile to surface monitoring: SPC for cylindrical surfaces via Gaussian Processes. Journal of Quality Technology, 46(2):95-113.

(2013) Colombo D, Colosimo BM, Previtali B. Comparison of methods for data analysis in the remote monitoring of remote laser welding. Optics and Lasers in Engineering, 51, 34-46. 

(2008) Colosimo BM, Pacella M, Semeraro Q. Statistical Process Control for Geometric Specifications: On the Monitoring of Roundness Profiles. Journal of Quality Technology, 40(1):1-18. 

Awards and prizes

In 1996 prof. Colosimo won the UCIMU Degree Award (Union of Italian Machine Tool Manufacturers) and in 2003 was awarded the Young Researcher Award of the Italian Association of Mechanical Technologies (AITeM). In 2008 the article Statistical Process Control for Geometric Specifications of theJournal of Quality Technology, that she co-authored, was recognized as the "Top downloaded paper of the year ".  In 2017 she was invited speaker at the Stu-Hunter conference.

Maria Colurcio
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Economy and Finance area

Competences: management, marketing

Keywords: agrifood, circular economy, innovation, service ecosystem, social innovation, sustainability, UN Agenda 2030, value co-creation

Region: Calabria


Position/Role

Full professor of Management and Dean of the Bachelor's Degree Program in Business Administration at Magna Graecia University of Catanzaro.

Professional career

After graduating in Economics and Commerce from Federico University II in Naples in 1995, she continued her education with a PhD in Business Administration from the same university. Since 2000, she has received postdoctoral fellowships on innovation. From 2008 to 2015 she was a researcher at the University Magna Graecia of Catanzaro; during this time she built a dense research network and spent training periods abroad (University of Karlstad, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Universidad de Almerìa). She has been a visiting professor at Universidade de Caxias do Sul in Brazil and at the research centre CTF at Karlstad University in Sweden. Since 2020, she has been a full professor at the University of Magna Graecia in Catanzaro.

Scientific results

Since the beginning of her career, she has focused on innovation issues, particularly in the agri-food and cultural sectors. In this context, she coordinated the international project "Network innovation in the small and medium agrifood enterprises (SMEs) POR Calabria FSE 2007/2013 and participated as local coordinator in the" Smart Service Ecosystem: Designing a Sustainable Innovation Practice" funded by the Seventh Framework Program for Research, Technological Development and Demonstration of the European Union. Currently, she is the scientific leader of the projects "Sustainable Business Models: Theoretical Framework and Practices Design ForAgrifood SME's" and "Harmonic Innovation", funded by PON Research 2014-2020. Recently, her research has focused on the circular economy and the application of the service ecosystem framework to villages for the purpose of social and cultural regeneration of territories. She is scientific coordinator of the Innovation and Technology Management thematic group within SIMA - Italian Management Society.

Editorial work and publications

Since 2000, she has been a reviewer for recognised international journals and conferences. She is a member of the editorial board and advisory board of national and international series on management and marketing topics.

She is co-editor of the management journal SIJM - Sinergie Italian Journal of Management and member of the editorial board of IJM - Italian Journal of Management.

[2022] Caridà A., Colurcio M., Melia M. -Digital Platform for Social Innovation: Insights from volunteering Creativity and Innovation Management https://doi.org/10.1111/caim.12499

[2022] Caridà A., Colurcio M., Edvardsson B., Pastore A. -Creating harmony through a plethora of interests, resources and actors: the challenging task of orchestrating the service ecosystem.- Journal of Service Theory and Practice  https://doi.org/10.1108/JSTP-06-2021-0110

[2022] Colurcio, M., Caridà A., Melia M., The transformative role of resource integration in shaping anew service ecosystem. In The Palgrave Handbook of Service Management, edited by Edvardsson B., Tronvoll B., Palgrave. ISBN-13:9783030918279

[2021] Colurcio, M., Caridà A., Melia M. (2021), Valore e Territorio: un’ipotesi mediterranea. In Agricoltura, Società e Sviluppo Sostenibile dell’area del Mediterraneo, edited by Francesco Foglia, Rubbettino Editore

[2019] Colurcio, M., & Caridà, A. .Integrazione delle Risorse. Da concetto generico a costrutto di marketing. Pacini:Pisa.

[2019] Caridà, A., Edvardsson, B., & Colurcio, M.. Conceptualizing resource integration as an embedded process: Matching, resourcing and valuing. Marketing Theory, 19(1), 65-84.

[2019] Candi, M., Melia, M., & Colurcio, M.. Two birds with one stone: The quest for addressing both business goals and social needs with innovation. Journal of Business Ethics, 160(4), 1019-1033

[2019] Caridà, A., Colurcio, M., Russo Spena, T. R., & Kandampully, J.. Service innovation in emerging economies: an inclusive perspective. Sinergie Italian Journal of Management, 37(3), 11-38.

[2017] Colurcio, M., Caridà, A., & Edvardsson, B.. Conceptualizing Resource Integration to Advance Service Innovation. In Innovating in Practice,Springer, Cham, 237-259.

[2016] Kristensson, P., Parasuraman, A., McColl-Kennedy, J. R., Edvardsson, B., & Colurcio, M.. Linking service design to value creation and service research. Journal of Service Management, 27(1), 21-29.

[2015] Witell, L., Anderson, L., Brodie, R. J., Colurcio, M., Edvardsson, B., Kristensson, P., ... & Andreassen, T. W.. Exploring dualities of service innovation: implications for service research. Journal of Services Marketing.

[2012] Colurcio, M., Wolf, P., Kocher, P. Y., & Spena, T. R.. Asymmetric relationships in networked food innovation processes. British Food Journal, 702-727.

Awards and prizes

2008 Best Paper for Service Logic in Innovation, Section Innovative Service Thinking Case Study - 22nd Service Conference and Workshop, Academy of Marketing & Westminister Service Sector Research Center College of Westminister, London UK.

2013 Publication Award 2013, Lucerne College of Applied Sciences and Arts for the paper "Asymmetric relations in networked food innovation process", British Food Journal (2012), Vol 114, Issue 5, 702-727.

2013 Winner of the Outstanding Print Award, Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2013, "Store experience and co-creation: the case of temporary shop", International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management, Vol. 40 Number 1, 21-40

2014 Best Selected paper "Designing a collaborative business model for SMEs", XXVI Annual Sinergie Conference, Cassino, November 2014.

2018 Highly Commended Paper Award of the Journal of Service Management "Technology as Operating Resources for the Reconstruction Experience of Cultural Heritage", 9th IRSSM conference. Ljubljana, July 2018.

2017 Smart Excellence Recognition for the international research project: "Smart Service Ecosystem: designing a practice of sustainable innovation". Project identified "Excellent Realities", special objective Smart, Il Sole 24 Ore (11/10/2017).

2020 Selected Document Virtual Special Issue on Responsible Innovation in Times of Crisis, Journal of Business Ethics (edited by Montiel I., Gutierrez-Gutierrez L., Castillo A.): "Two birds with one stone: the research to meet both business objectives and social needs with innovation". Journal of Business Ethics (2019), vol. 160, n. 4m 1019-1033.

2020 Best Selected Paper "Ethics and artificial intelligence: new and old challenges. Focus on self-driving cars" Section "Technology & Innovation Marketing", SIM Conference, Milan, 2020.

Elisabetta Comini
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STEM area: Materials sciences and nanotechnology

Competences: experimental physics

Keywords: electronics, innovation, materials, metal oxides, nanomaterials, nanostructures, nanotechnologies, optics, sensors

Region: Lombardy


Position/Role

Full professor and Head of the SENSOR laboratory at University of Brescia

Professional career

After achieving her degree in Experimental Physics in 1996 at the University of Pisa, she has been a Ph.D. student in Materials for Engineering at the University of Brescia. She was awarded with her Ph.D. degree in 2000. From 1999 to 2001 she was employed as a technologist at INFM (National Institute of Physics of Matter). Since 2001 she has been a researcher in Physics of Matter at the University of Brescia, where she later became associate professor and then full professor of Experimental Physics of Matter.

Scientific results

Elisabetta Comini specialises in studying the growth of metal oxides, in particular nanowires, and in measuring their electronic, functional and structural properties. She is responsible for the research line on "Metal oxide nanocrystalline quasi-1D structures" at the SENSOR laboratory (University of Brescia and National Institute of Optics). The aim of the SENSOR lab is to design and develop new materials and manufacturing processes to realise devices and systems for functional applications. The laboratory is dedicated to research in the fields of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), nanomedicine, food and safety. One of the laboratory's most advanced research areas is the one directed by Elisabetta Comini, which deals with quasi-one-dimensional oxide nanostructures: 1-D crystalline nanostructures are now emerging as the basis for next-generation electronics and nanoscale optoelectronic devices with superior performance. 

Editorial work and publications

Elisabetta Comini has authored more than 350 peer-reviewed papers.

Selected publications:

(2019) Nunez-Carmona E,  Bertuna A, Abbatangelo M, Sberveglieri V, Comini E, Sberveglieri G. BC-MOS: The novel bacterial cellulose based MOS gas sensors MATERIALS LETTERS, 237 10.1016/j.matlet.2018.11.011

(2018) Zappa D, Galstyan V, Kaur N, Arachchige  HMMM, Sisman O, Comini E. Metal oxide -based heterostructures for gas sensors. A review ANALYTICA CHIMICA ACTA 1039, 10.1016/j.aca.2018.09.020.

(2016) Kaur N, Comini E, Zappa D, Poli N, Sberveglieri G. Nickel oxide nanowires: vapor liquid solid synthesis and integration into a gas sensing device. Nanotechnology, 27(20). 

(2015) Comini E, Galstyan V, Faglia G, Bontempi E, Sberveglieri G. Highly conductive titanium oxide nanotubes chemical sensors. Microporous and Mesoporus Materials, 208:165-170.

(2013) Comini E. Integration of Metal Oxide Nanowires in Flexible Gas Sensing Devices. Sensors-Basel, 13(8):10659-10673. 

(2009) Comini E, Baratto C, Faglia G, Ferroni M, Vomiero A, Sberveglieri G. Quasi-one dimensional metal oxide semiconductors: Preparation, characterization and application as chemical sensors. Progress in Materials Sciences, 54(1):1-67.

(2007) Vomiero A, Ferroni M, Comini E, Faglia G, Sberveglieri G. Preparation of radial and longitudinal nanosized heterostructures of In2O3 and SnO2. Nano Letters, 7(12):3553-3558.

(2006) Ponzoni A, Comini E, Sberveglieri G, Zhou J, Deng SZ, Xu NS, Ding Y, Wang ZL. Ultrasensitive and highly selective gas sensors using three-dimensional tungsten oxide nanowire networks. Applied Physics Letters, 88(20).

(2004) Comini E, Guidi V, Malagu C, Martinelli G, Pan Z, Sberveglieri G, Wang ZL, Electrical properties of tin dioxide two-dimensional nanostructures. Journal of Physical Chemestry B, 108 (6):1882-1887.

(2002) Comini E, Faglia G, Sberveglieri G, Pan ZW, Wang ZL. Stable and highly sensitive gas sensors based on semiconducting oxide nanobelts. Applied Physics Letters, 81(10):1869-1871.

Awards and prizes

In September 2005 she won the prize for the best presentation at the EUROSENSORS XIX conference in Barcelona. The following year, she won the same prize at the EUROSENSORS XX conference in Gothenburg. In 2010 she won the first place in Science as Art as part of the MRS Spring Meeting in San Francisco. Two years later she won the Eurosensors fellow 2012, a leading conference for the sensor community.

Chiara Conti
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STEM area: Engineering

Competences: aeronautical engineer, systems engineer

Keywords: System Engineering

Region: ABROAD


Position/Role

Engineering Manager in Thales

Professional career

Chiara Conti obtains the bachelor in Aerospace Engineering in 2006 and the Master in Aeronautical Engineer in 2009 at the University La Sapienza of Rome including six months of Erasmus experience at the university TU Delft in the Netherlands. From 2009 to 2010 she continues to focus ont the research initiated with her thesis developing a growing interest in aerodynamics and aero acoustic associated to drones (UAV).

In 2010 Chiara starts her professional career joining the Business Unit for the design and development of Air Traffic Management System in Selex SI (Leonardo). During the first years in Leonardo, she focuses on Human Machine Interface, Radar Tracks, flight plan trajectory optimization, and detection of conflicts between aircraft. In 2013 she obtains the role of Automation Specialist for the project related to the development of the new Hammad airport in Doha, Qatar. She will then grow up in responsibility roles regarding design, requirements definition, verification, and validation of multiple projects related to Air Traffic management today operative in Vietnam, Ukraine, Turkey, Luxemburg, Bulgaria. Chiara will also be product reference for european projects related to the unification of rules for air traffic control (Sesar).

From 2015 Chiara moves to Melbourne, Australia to join Thales for the development of OneSKY project, the biggest and most complex air traffic management system ever developed in the world, the first one merging civil and military control and stakeholders. The system will be characterized by strict safety and security constraints and will allow the simultaneous control of about 11% of the whole world wide air traffic. In OneSKY she initially has the responsibility of developing the military control tower, when succeeding in this role, she evolves in the role of System Engineering leader managing the entire functional baseline of the project and a team of Senior System Engineers.  Chiara has today full responsibility of the engineering process starting from customer needs analysis to requirements derivation, modelling of the solution taking into account safety, security, human factor constraints. In this role Chiara leads meetings with customer counterparts and plan the activities of the team she leads.

Parallel to the leadership role, Chiara continues her research for the development and integration of drones in the existing air traffic management systems (UTM) and for the application of Artificial Intelligence concepts within Air Traffic Management environment. 

Scientific results

During her university thesis and research experience, Chiara obtained numerical and experimental results regarding the aerodynamics associated with end flaps and winglets, identifying the wing configurations that guarantee the highest performance in terms of safety for a UAV seaplane.

During her work experience in Italy, Chiara managed, as reference for the System Engineering area, numerous projects related to air traffic control that are successfully completed and now operational.

She also collaborated in the study and implementation of a new verification and validation process for integrated software, with evident gains in terms of testing time and early detection of problems during the product maturation phase.

She is repeatedly selected as a Leonardo representative and speaker at global conference, and she is responsible for presenting the company's product portfolio at the Air Traffic Management World congress from 2011 to 2015.

During her work experience in Australia, Chiara is a reference for the analysis and functional definition of the "cutting-edge technologies" regarding flight coordination, use of airspace, and optimization of traffic flows from the approach to the runway. This translates into actual results regarding fewer delayed flights and optimization of trajectories with consequent reduction of fuels and CO2 emissions.

As a System Engineering manager, collaborating with Lean management and agile experts, Chiara studies and implements improvements to the production process, obtaining a 30% reduction on the time required for the functional analysis 

Editorial work and publications

[2012] Chini S, Conti C, Bianco F, . The Innovative Working Position. Polaris Innovation Journal.

Awards and prizes

In 2012, she received the "Finmeccanica Innovation Award Silver Medal" with the project "IWP, the Innovative Working Position"

In 2013, she received together with her team the "ATC Global Award" for the project "Strela System" commissioned by Ukraine Uksatse and defined as  “outstanding contribution to the next generation of Air Traffic Management Systems”,  

In 2018, she wins the "Thales Australia Air Traffic Management Collaboration Award".

Teresa Coratella
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International politics area

Competences: European neighborhood policy, Europe as a global player, foreign policy of Poland, Italian foreign policy

Keywords: advocacy, communication, Europe, European Union, foreign policy, Italy-Russia relations, Poland

Region: Lazio


Position/Role

Program manager ECFR (European Council on Foreign Relations), Rome

Professional career

Teresa Coratella is the programme manager at ECFR’s Rome office. She joined ECFR in 2011, and previously worked for the Warsaw-based Institute for Eastern Studies as partnership manager and analyst for southern Europe. She holds an MA in European Interdisciplinary Studies from the College of Europe, Natolin Campus, with a focus on the EU as a regional actor. A graduate in political science and international relations and native Polish-Italian, her main areas of interest are Polish and Italian foreign policy and the EU’s eastern neighbourhood.

Scientific results

Teresa Coratella follows for ECFR the developments and dynamics of Italian foreign policy and the role of Italy in Europe. Thanks to her specialization in EU as a global actor and policy and her mother tongue knowledge of Polish, she follows closely the developments in the eastern neighborhood of Europe and the related European political processes. 

Editorial work and publications

Her recent contributions include:

[July 2019] Coratella T., Salvini goes global, ECFR.

[June 2019] Dennison S., Leonard M., and Zerka P., with contributions from Coratella T., Janning J., Mendel-Nykorowycz A., Ignacio Torreblanca J., How to govern a fragmented EU: What Europeans said at the ballot box, ECFR.

[May 2019] Coratella T.,Poland and Italy: Best of frenemies, ECFR. 

[April 2019] Coratella T.,Italy’s distracted political elite, ECFR.

[March 2019] Coratella T., Italy's Chinese dilemma, ECFR.

[July 2018] Coratella T., The League of Leagues: Pan-European cooperation against the EU, ECFR.

Awards and prizes

Teresa Coratella is a member of WIIS Italy, of the think tank Trinità dei Monti e and she is an Ancienne of the College of Europe.

Tiziana Corda
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International politics area

Competences: foreign policy analysis, international relations, political regimes, political science, political violence, sanctions

Keywords: Africa, East Africa, Horn of Africa, Iran, Persian Gulf

Region: Lombardy


Position/Role

Phd Candidate in Political Studies at University of Milan.

Professional career

Tiziana Corda is pursuing a PhD in Political Studies at the Network for the Advancement of Social and Political Studies (NASP) of the University of Milan, Italy. Currently, she is also collaborating on a project of the University of Sussex and funded by the European Research Council (ERC) on Violence, Elites, and Resilience in States Under Stress (VERSUS), focusing mostly on Ethiopia. Previously, she worked as a researcher at the Africa Programme of the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI) in Milan, at a local NGO in Cape Town, South Africa, and at the EU’s European External Action Service (EEAS) in Brussels, Belgium.

Scientific results

Within the framework of her doctoral thesis, her research activity focuses on the analysis of international sanctions, specifically the institutional factors and decision-making processes inside the regimes targeted by sanctions which affect their overall effectiveness. Empirical analysis is drawn mostly from cases of sanctions imposed on African countries as well as Iran. Within the framework of her collaboration on the ERC-funded research project VERSUS, instead, she focuses on the analysis of political crises and conflicts in Ethiopia. Overall, her research and teaching activities include international politics; geopolitics; foreign policy analysis, geopolitics, the African agenda of extra-continental powers, especially those of the Gulf; conflicts and political transitions in the Horn of Africa, with a focus on Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Sudan.

Editorial work and publications

Her recent contributions include:

[2021] Corda, T. Not All Plain Sailing: The Highs and Lows of Iran's Scramble for the Horn of Africa, in C. Branco and F. Leandro, Geopolitics of Iran, London: Palgrave Macmillan.

[2021] Corda, T. Ankara's Africa Policy: An Overview, The International Spectator, 56(3), ahead of print.

[2018] Corsa al Corno d’Africa: interessi globali e competizione regionale, Osservatorio di Politica Internazionale del Parlamento Italiano, n.141, (con G. Dentice e M. Procopio). 

[2016] Recovering Regional Power: The Islamic Republic under Rouhani’s Presidency, Il Politico - Rivista Italiana di Scienze Politiche (Ed. Rubbettino).

Other policy briefs and articles appeared in the al-Sharq Strategic Research, the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED), the Italian Institute of Political Studies (ISPI), Treccani, the United States Institute of Peace (USIP). 

Paola Corradi
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STEM area: Physics

Competences: Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), telecomunications

Keywords: cloud, environment, management, smart city, startup, women

Region: Lombardy


Position/Role

President and co-founder of Talent4Rise, Milan

Professional career

In 1986 she graduated in Electronic and System Physics from the University of Milan with a thesis on the effects of acid rain carried out at CRTN (ENEL's Centre for Thermal and Nuclear Research). In 1987 she joined the Italtel Telesis Consortium in the role of Proposal Manager for the development of environmental monitoring networks and the first mathematical models for air quality forecasting (DISIA Ministry of the Environment project). From 1988 to 1997 she was Head of the Environmental Subsystem in the 5T Consortium. In 1997 she joined Italtel S.p.A. as Proposal Manager and took part in the ministerial tender for the assignment of the third mobile operator (Wind). Later, from 2000 to 2013, she was International Bid and Contract Manager and contributed to the implementation of important intranets (EINET-Italian Army), the IP backbone of the Italian Research and University Network (GARR Consortium) and VoIP for international operators (SNCF, Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Français) and Italian operators (CGIL Piemonte, Acciaieria Cogne di Aosta and for the Barilla factory). In 2013 he founded the association Talent4Rise.

Scientific results

Paola Corradi has been working for almost thirty years on the development of ICT networks for businesses and public administration, on cloud solutions, on the start-up of new services and new markets. Her current interests include innovative ICT applications for smart cities and international relations as a lever for development in a globalised world. Advocating the importance of shared value between public administration, profit and non-profit companies, to activate cooperative circuits and positive feedback, and the development of new digital technologies as a tool for economic growth, Paola Corradi participates in Expo 2015 with a series of workshops at Cascina Triulza and cultural exhibitions on Expo themes (Epic Exhibition of Expo in the City - Shepherds of the Alps: 100 stories, 100 faces to feed the Planet). She brings to Expo 2015 the original Rise2Up project, whose primary objective is to give visibility to the good practices of Italian companies, in Italy and abroad, that stand out for Quality and Safety, Food Education, Originality and Biodiversity, Eco-sustainability, Health, WEB2.0, Internationality, Tradition and Conservation and Innovation. In April 2016, she organised a business mission to Dubai on the themes of innovation. Today she promotes, with the support of Talent4Rise Management, scientific workshops within the Human Factory Day programme of Fondazione Triulza.

Awards and prizes

The Rise2Up project was awarded by the Milan Chamber of Commerce as one of the best projects presented at the Thematic Tables of Expo2015. Paola Corradi is a member of the General Council of Fondazione Triulza as co-founder.

Francesca Maria Corrao
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International politics area

Competences: Arabic language and cuture, cultural anthropology, history of Middle East, history of North Africa, Intercultural and interreligious dialogue, Mediterranean studies, multiculturalism, political discourse analysis, political thought in Arab world

Keywords: coronavirus, Covid-19, identity, pandemics, political thought, resilience

Region: Lazio


Position/Role

Full professor of Arabic language and culture ane Director of the Master Mislam. Institutions and Economy of the Middle East and North Africa at LUISS Carlo Guidi University, Rome

Professional career

Ph.D. at Rome University “La Sapienza”, and Master in Arabic Studies at the American University in Cairo. Former professor at the Napoli “L’Orientale”. Her studies are focused on literature, hystory and culture of Arab countries. 

Scientific results

She coordinated the publication of the secret correspondence between the leaders of the Young Turks and Muhammad Farid, the leader of the Egyptian National party (1912-14). She did the first translation in a European language of a manuscript of the Mamluke age.

Editorial work and publications

[2020] Corrao F.M. Oltre il Mediterraneo: il covid-19 nel mondo arabo. Luiss Open, https://open.luiss.it/2020/04/21/oltre-il-mediterraneo-il-covid-19-nel-mondo-arabo/

[2020] Corrao F.M. "Uno sguardo al di là del nostro giardino", in Pandemia e resilienza. PErsona, comunità e modelli di sviluppo dopo la Covid-19. Consulta Scientifica dei Cortili Gentili, a cura di C. Caporale e A. Pirni.

[2020] Corrao F.M. Emergency and solidarity : an Islamic perspective” in The Bulletin of The Institute of Oriental Philosophy n. 36, 2020 TOKIO JAPAN ISSN 0912-0610 

[2018] Corrao F.M. e Violante L. L’Islam non è terrorismo, ed. Il Mulino

[2017] Eyadat Z, Corrao F.M. Hashas M,Islam, State and ModernityMohammed Abed Al-Jabri and the Future of the Arab World, Editors: Z. Eyadat, F.M. Corrao, M.Hashas, Palgrave Macmillan US

[2017] Corrao F.M. Islam Religion and Politics, LUISS University Press (Islam Religione e politica, LUP 2015);

[2017] Corrao F.M. Reflections on Education and Culture in al-Jabri’s Thought in Islam, State and Modernity. Mohammed Abed Al-Jabri and the Future of the Arab World, Editors: Z. Eyadat, F.M. Corrao, M.Hashas, Palgrave Macmillan US 9781-1-137-59760-1

[2015] Corrao F.M. Diaspora araba ed emancipazione culturale, in Gli Studi Interculturali: teorie e pratiche nel contesto degli scambi culturali con la sponda Sud del Mediterraneo, a cura di Franca Sinopoli e Isabella Camera d’Afflitto, Roma Libreria Editrice Orientalia

[2014] Corrao F.M. Médias et conflicts: l’Europe vue par les Arabes, in D. Bendo-Soupou, Le Monde arabe et l’Europe. Entre conflicts et paix, ed. l’Harmattan, pp. 101-110

[2014] Corrao F.M. The Relevance of a Humanistic Education to Intercultural Dialogue, in TŌYŌ TETSUGAKU KENKYŪJO KIYŌ, ed. THE INSTITUTE OF ORIENTAL PHILOSOPHY, vol. 30, Tokyo, pp. 51-62 

[2014] Corrao F.M., Maffettone S. Arab Minorities, Liberalism, and Multiculturalismin Multiculturalism and Minority Rights in the Arab World, ed. E. Poefstl W. Kymlicka, Oxford University Press, pp. 138-172

[2014] Corrao F.M. L’Evoluzione Culturale all’Origine delle Rivoluzioni Arabe, in Economia e Istituzioni dei Paesi del Mediterraneo, a cura di Eugenia Ferragina – Adalgiso Amendola, ed. Il Mulino

[2014] Corrao F.M. Donne Islamiche in Italia: ieri e oggi, in Musulmane d’Italia, a cura di E. Poefstl, ed. Bordeaux, pp.19-56

[2011] Corrao F.M. Le rivoluzioni arabe. La transizione mediterranea, Mondadori Università

[2003] Corrao F.M. Le opinioni e l’informazione nei Paesi arabo-islamici dopo l’11 settembre, a cura di F. M. Corrao, volumetto allegato a “Giano”, n. 40

Awards and prizes

International Career Arward for translation Gherardo da Cremona, Toledo University and Anna Lindh Foundation 2016; Minerva National Awards for Culture, XXII edition 2016.

President of the cultural committee of the Fondazione Orestiadi di Gibellina. Member of the UEAI (Union of European Arabist and Islamist), and the EMTAR (European professor of Modern Arabic Literature), and Researcher at the IOP (Institute of Oriental Philosophy) at the Soka University in Tokyo. Visiting professor in different Universities: Cairo, Beirut, Tunis, Rabat, Paris Inalco and Sciencepò, Cambridge and Harvard.

Marcella Corsi
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Economy and Finance area

Competences: gender economy, history of economic ideas, human development, labor economics, microfinance

Keywords: evaluation, gender, microfinance, poverty, work

Region: Lazio


Position/Role

Full Professor of Political Economy at the La Sapienza University of Rome. President of "Minerva. Laboratory on diversity and gender inequalities" at the same University

Professional career

After obtaining a degree in Statistical Sciences (economics) from the University of Rome La Sapienza, she continued her education with a PhD in Economics from the University of Manchester (UK). From 1990 to 1992 she was a researcher at the Istituto Studi Congiuntura (ISCO) and, from 1992 to 2005, she worked as an associate professor at the LUISS "G. Carli ". From 2009 to 2013 she is a visiting professor at the Université Libre del Bruxelles. She is a member of CERMi (Center of European Research on Microfinance) at the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management. She has been collaborating for several years with Fondazione Risorsa Donna with reference to studies on the impact of microfinance and with the Giacomo Brodolini Foundation, on topics related to the gender economy. She is one of the founders of the Economia Civile association (http://www.economiacivile.it) and of the online magazine inGenere.it (www.ingenere.it). She has worked as a consultant for various international institutions (European Commission, European Parliament, OECD): in particular she coordinated the EGGSI network (Expert Group on Gender, Social Inclusion, Health and Long-Term Care) on behalf of the European Commission - DG Employment and social affairs. From 2013 to 2016 she coordinated the Gender Commission of the Italian Society of Economists (SIE). From March 2017 she directs the International Review of Sociology.

Scientific results

As part of her research activity, she has dealt with conjunctural analysis in the real world (labor market, consumption and investments, etc.), technical progress, innovations in the public sector, and, in more recent years, related topics to human development (gender inequalities, poverty, social investments, etc.) and to the evaluation of economic research. In recent years she has published in journals of international prestige such as the Journal of development studies and Feminist economics. She contributed to several collective books published by major international publishers (Routledge and Anthem Press) and edited a textbook for the publisher Laterza (in collaboration with Alessandro Roncaglia).

Editorial work and publications

Marcella Corsi is the author of numerous scientific publications, including (in more recent years):

(2018) (a cura di) Corsi M, Kregel J, D’Ippoliti C. Classical Economics Today, Anthem Press.

(2017) Corsi M, Roncaglia A.Nuovi lineamenti di economia politica, Laterza.

(2017) Corsi M, Gurubu G. Inequality and Poverty, in Jo T, Chester L, D’Ippoliti C (a cura di). Handbook of Heterodox Economics, Routledge.

(2017) Corsi M, De Angelis M. Gender Discrimination in Microfinance? Some Evidence from Uganda. Journal of Development Studies, vol. 53.

(2016) Cirillo V, Corsi M, D’Ippoliti C. Gender, Class and the Crisis,  in Fadda S, Tridico P (a cura di), Varieties of Economic Inequality, Routledge.

(2016) Botti F, Corsi M, D’Ippoliti C. Gendered Nature of Poverty in the EU: Individualized versus Collective Poverty Measure. Feminist economics, vol. 22.

(2016) Botti F, Corsi M, Guarini G.Lo Stato come ‘fornitore’ d’investimenti sociali (F), Moneta e Credito, vol. 69.

(2013) Corsi M, D’Ippoliti C. The Productivity of the Public Sector: A ClassicalView PSL Quarterly Review, vol. 66.

(2011) Cipollone A, Corsi M, D’Ippoliti C. Building a Knowledge Economy: Education and Job Opportunities in Gender Perspective. PanOeconomicus, vol. LVIII.

(2011)  Corsi M, D’Ippoliti C, Lucidi F. On the Evaluation of Economic Research: The Case of Italy. Economia Politica, vol. 28.

E’ anche attiva in campo giornalistico, come redattrice del web-magazine inGenere.it (http://www.ingenere.it/persone/corsi) e come collaboratrice di lavoce.info.

Irene Costantini
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International politics area

Competences: Africa, conflict, humanitarian interventions, international relations, Middle East

Keywords: conflict, humanitarian interventions, Iraq, Libya, peace building, state building

Region: Campania


Position/Role

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in International Relations at Università di Napoli, L’Orientale.

Professional career

Irene Costantini graduates cum laude in Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Rome, LA Sapienza in 2010 and gains a MSc in Development Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London in 2011. In April 2015, she completes her Ph.D in International Studies at the School of International Studies, University of Trento with a dissertation entitled: “Statebuilding versus State Formation: the political economy of transition in Iraq e Libya”. After her doctorate, she works as a Research Fellow at the Post-war Reconstruction and Development Unit, University of York and at the Middle East Research Institute (MERI), Erbil, Iraq. Since Dicember 2017, she is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Naples L’Orientale. 

Scientific results

She has been researching and teaching on conflict dynamics, the politics of international interventions in conflict-affected areas and the post-conflict transitions in the Middle East and North Africa with a focus on Iraq and Libya. She collaborated in different research projects, including “Drivers for Onward migration: the case of Iraqi IDPs in the Kurdistan Region leaving the country (2016-2017, NWO funding). 

Editorial work and publications

She is the author of various publications, including: 

[2019] Costantini I. & Palani K., “Unpacking the displacement-migration nexus: evidence from northern Iraq”, International Migration, first published September 6, 2019. 

[2019] Belloni R. & Costantini I., “From Liberal Statebuilding to Counterinsurgency and Stabilization: the International Intervention in Iraq”, Ethnopolitics, 18 (5): 509–525. 

[2019] Costantini I. & O’Driscoll, D. “Practices of exclusion, narratives of inclusion: violence, population movements and identity politics in post-2014 northern Iraq”, Ethnicities, first published June, 27, 2019. 

[2019] Costantini I. & Hanau Santini R., “Saudi Arabia’s Regional Space-shaping: making or unmaking a region? (with Ruth Hanau Santini). In: Giusti Serana & Mirkina Irina (eds). The EU in a trans-European Space. External Relations across Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan: 113–131. 

[2019] Costantini I. “State building”. In: Il trono di sabbia. Stato, nazioni e potere in Medio Oriente. A cura di: Giacomo Bottos, Francesco Rustichelli, Francesco Salesio Schiavi, Jacopo Scita e Gabriele Sirtori. Torino: Rosenberg & Sellier, in collaborazione con Pandora Rivista: 67–81. 

[2018] Costantini, I. Statebuilding in the Middle East and North Africa: the aftermath of regime change. Routledge Studies in Intervention and Statebuilding series. Abingdon: Routledge.

[2017] Costantini I. “Conflict and Peace in the Mediterranean Space: Europe’s response to the Libyan crisis.” In: Muriam Haleh Davis and Thomas Serres (eds), North Africa and the Making of Europe: governance, institutions, and culture, London and New York: Bloomsbury Academic Publishing: 223–242.

[2017] Costantini, I. “La partita degli sfollati di Iraq”. Limes, Rivista Italiana di Geopolitica, 7: 69–74. 

[2017] Costantini I. “A neoliberal rentier system: new challenges and past economic trajectories in Iraq”. The International Spectator, 52 (1): 61–75. 

[2016] Costantini I. “Conflict Dynamics in post-2011 Libya: a political economy perspective, Conflict, Security & Development16 (5): 405–422. 

[2013] Costantini I. “Statebuilding and foreign direct investment. The case of post-2003 Iraq”. International Peacekeeping, 20 (3): 263–279. 

[2012] Costantini I. “Economic issues in war-to-peace transitions: old and new challenges”, Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding, 6 (4): 427–435. 

Susanna Cotecchia
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STEM area: Biomedical sciences and biotechnology

Competences: neurology, pharmacology

Keywords: g protein coupled receptors, neurology, pharmacology, signal trasduction

Region: Apulia


Position/Role

Full professor of Pharmacology at the University of Bari

Professional career

After graduating in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Bari in 1979, she specialized in Neurology at the same university. She then obtained a scholarship from the Mario Negri Institute in Milan and, in 1984, moved as a researcher to Duke University Medical Center, Durham in the United States, in the group of Dr. R.J. Lefkowitz, Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2012. Her academic career continued as Research Assistant Professor at the same Duke University and, since 1992, as professor of Pharmacology at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland. In 2007 she returned to Italy definitively and became professor of Pharmacology at the University of Bari.

Scientific results

Susanna Cotecchia has always been committed to basic research as an indispensable tool for understanding the mechanisms of disease and drug action. Her research focuses on the study of membrane receptors and site-directed mutagenesis, a particular technique used in molecular biology to study the structure-function relationship of proteins. This line of research aims to address the fundamental questions of molecular pharmacology, providing rapid screening methods and useful information to understand the mechanism of action of medicines. The goal is to build new molecules with selective and targeted pharmacological properties, the so-called drug design, which avoids side effects in the treatment of numerous diseases.

 

Editorial work and publications

She is the author of more than 100 national and international scientific papers, including:

(2006) Stanasila L, Abuin L, Diviani D, Cotecchia S. Direct interaction of ezrin with the alpha1b-adrenergic receptor regulates recycling of the internalized receptors. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 281:4354-63. 

(2005) Hosoda C, Koshimizu TA, Tanoue A, Nasa Y, Oikawa R, Tomabechi T, Fukuda S, Shinoura H, Oshikawa S, Takeo S, Kitamura T, Cotecchia S, Tsujimoto G. Two alpha1-adrenergic receptor subtypes regulating the vasopressor response have differential roles in blood pressure regulation. Molecular Pharmacology, 67:912-22. 

(2005) Novi F, Stanasila L, Giorgi F, Corsini GU, Cotecchia S, Maggio R. Paired activation of two components within muscarinic M3 receptor dimers is required for recruitment of beta-arrestin-1 to the plasma membrane. The Journal of Biological Chemistry, 280:19768-76.

(2005) Costa T and Cotecchia S. Historical Perspective: The discovery of inverse efficacy and the constitutive activity of GPCRs. Trends in Pharmacological Sciences.

(2005) Hosoda C, Tanoue A, Shibano M, Tanaka Y, Hiroyama M, Koshimizu TA, Cotecchia S, Kitamura T, Tsujimoto G, Koike K. Correlation between vasoconstrictor roles and mRNA expression of alpha(1) adrenoceptor subtypes in blood vessels of genetically engineered mice. British Journal of Pharmacology 146:456-66. 

(2005) Sarang Z, Molnar P, Nemeth T, Gomba S, Kardon T, Melino G, Cotecchia S, Fesus L, Szondy Z. Tissue transglutaminase (TG2) acting as G protein protects hepatocytes against Fas-mediated cell death in mice. Hepatology 42:578-87. 

(2004) Diviani D, Abuin L, Cotecchia S and Pansier L. Anchoring of both PKA and 14-3-3 inhibits the Rho-GEF activity of the AKAP-Lbc signaling complex, EMBO Journal 23:2811-20. 

(2004) Cotecchia S, Stanasila L, Diviani D, Bjorklof K, Rossier O and Fanelli F. Structural determinants involved in the activation and regulation of G protein-coupled receptors: lessons from the alpha1-adrenegic receptor subtypes. Biology of the Cell, 96:327-33. 

(2005) Zhang H, Cotecchia S, Thomas SA, Tanoue A, Tsujimoto G and Faber JE. Gene deletion of dopamine beta-hydroxylase and alpha1-adrenoceptors demonstrates involvement of catecholamines in vascular remodeling. American Physiological Society Journals, Heart and Circulatory Physiology, 287:H2106-H2114. 

(2004) Townsend SA, Jung AS, Gillian Hoe YS, Lefkowitz RY, Khan SA, Lemmon CA, Harrison RW, Lee K, Barouch LA, Cotecchia S, Shoukas AA, Nyhan D, Hare JM and Berkowitz DE. Critical role for the alpha-1B adrenergic receptor at the sympathetic neuroeffector junction. Hypertension, 44:776-82.

Awards and prizes

Susanna Cotecchia received the award of the European Federation of Biochemical Societies (FEBS) in 1995. In 2001 she obtained the "Receptor Research Prize" of Perk.

Federica Cucchiella
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STEM area: Engineering

Competences: bioeconomy, circular economy, renewable energy, waste management

Keywords: efficient buildings, photovoltaic systems, sustainability, sustainable cities

Region: Abruzzo


Position/Role

Full Professor of Egineering at the University of L'Aquila.

Professional career

After graduating in Economics at the University of L'Aquila, from 2000 to 2005 she served, first as a tutor then as a research and teaching collaborator, at the University of L'Aquila, Faculty of Engineering, for courses of Economics Applied to Engineering, Industrial Economics and Economics of Public Utility Services. At the same time, she continues her educational path with a PhD in Management and Economic Engineering at the University of San Marino which she obtained in 2004.

In 2007 she is a researcher, in 2015 she is an associate professor and since 2020 she is a full professor in management and economic engineering at the University of L'Aquila.

She is member of the Department of Industrial and Information Engineering and Economics, her teaching activity is focused on the courses of Economics and Business Organization and Management of Health Systems and Medical Diagnostic Instrumentation.

Scientific results

The research activity of Prof. Federica Cucchiella began in 2000 with a PhD in Management and Economic Engineering.

She began her scientific activity by taking an interest in the problems of optimizing supply chain performance and technology transfer.

Her research then focused on environmental issues related to waste management, the eco-sustainable exploitation of solar energy, renewable energy and the circular economy.

As part of her scientific research, particular attention was paid, with reference to the economic and managerial aspects, to the management of investments aimed at promoting energy from renewable sources with specific concentration on photovoltaic energy, biomethane and incinerators with energy recovery. Research was also developed to promote the adoption by the market of innovative technologies to support renewable energy, analyzing how to simplify the interconnection to the energy transmission and distribution system and how to support policies that allow the generation, integration, safety and sustainable use of renewable energy.

In order to promote and encourage sustainable development, she become involved in the study of new business models based on the principles of the Circular Economy with reference, among others, to waste from electrical and electronic equipment.

In recent years, the scientific research activities of Prof. Federica Cucchiella have focused on the definition of multidisciplinary frameworks to support decisions that favor the retrofit of existing buildings in order to make cities more efficient, intelligent, resilient and generally sustainable. 

Her research is generally characterized by a high interdisciplinarity in a wide range of engineering and science areas applied to renewable energy.

She is the author of four industrial invention patents that can contribute to the promotion of sustainable development and is a founding member of the Spin-off SENSing. The company, where she chaired the Board of Directors, operates in the field of the production of engineering materials and innovative bio-materials, scientific research and technological innovation applied to process or product innovation and the provision of services in the of scientific research

Editorial work and publications

She is co-author of approximately 100 scientific publications, including:

[2020] Cucchiella F, D'Adamo I, Gastaldi M, Koh L, Santibanez-Gonzalez EDR. Assessment of ghg emissions in Europe: Future estimates and policy implications. Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, 19(1):131-42.

[2020] Annibaldi V, Cucchiella F, De Berardinis P, Gastaldi M, Rotilio M. An integrated sustainable and profitable approach of energy efficiency in heritage buildings. Journal of Cleaner Production, 251.

[2019] Ferella F, Cucchiella F, D'Adamo I, Gallucci K. A techno-economic assessment of biogas upgrading in a developed market. Journal of Cleaner Production, 210:945-57.

[2019] Annibaldi V, Cucchiella F, De Berardinis P, Rotilio M, Stornelli V. Environmental and economic benefits of optimal insulation thickness: A life-cycle cost analysis. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 116.

[2018] Cucchiella F, Gastaldi M, Miliacca M. The management of greenhouse gas emissions and its effects on firm performance. Journal of Cleaner Production, 167:1387-400.

[2018] Awasthi AK, Cucchiella F, D'Adamo I, Li J, Rosa P, Terzi S, et al. Modelling the correlations of e-waste quantity with economic increase. Science of The Total Environment, 613-614:46-53.

[2017] Cucchiella F, D'Adamo I, Gastaldi M. Sustainable waste management: Waste to energy plant as an alternative to landfill. Energy Conversion and Management, 131:18-31.

[2016] Cucchiella F, D’Adamo I, Rosa P. Urban waste to energy (WTE) plants: A social analysis. JP Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 13(3):421-44.

[2016] Cucchiella F, D'Adamo I, Gastaldi M. A profitability assessment of small-scale photovoltaic systems in an electricity market without subsidies. Energy Conversion and Management, 129:62-74.

[2016] Cucchiella F, D'Adamo I. Technical and economic analysis of biomethane: A focus on the role of subsidies. Energy Conversion and Management, 119:338-51.

[2015] Cucchiella F, D’Adamo I, Lenny Koh SC, Rosa P. Recycling of WEEEs: An economic assessment of present and future e-waste streams. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 51:263-72.

[2015] Cucchiella F, D’Adamo I, Gastaldi M. Financial analysis for investment and policy decisions in the renewable energy sector. Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, 17(4):887-904

Awards and prizes

2020 she appears among the 100,000 international scientists (in the Energy and Environmental Sciences research sectors) identified in the PLOS databases (PLOS - 100,000 Top Scientists) and created by the international journal Plos Biology to classify professors from universities all over the world.

2017 VQR 2011/2014 - 1st place at national level of the Univaq Group. Prof. Cucchiella's products all receive a maximum rating of 1 (excellent).

2017 She receives the prize of the Fund for Funding for Basic Research Activities (FFABR) intended to contribute to the basic research of researchers and assistant professors.

2017 The paper “Recycling of WEEEs: An economic assessment of present and future e-waste streams” (Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 2015, 51:263-72) is classified by Web of Science as Highly Cited Paper.

2015 The paper "Cleaner Energy Production and Sustainable Investment: A Portfolio Analysis in the Italian Electricity Market" presentato al 5th International Workshop Advances in Cleaner Production (San Paulo, Brazil, 20-22 May 2015) receives "Special mention" in the 5th International Workshop.

2015 she receives by Elsevier the Atlas Award for the paper "Recycling of WEEEs: An economic assessment of present and future e-waste streams" Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews (Volume 51, November 2015).

2010 Her paper "Risk management in supply chain: a real option approach" is classified among the Top 20 articles of Journal of Manufacturing Technology management.

2010 She receives by Supply Chain Management: an International Journal (Emerald Group Publishing Limited) the Higly Commended Award for the paper "A photovoltaic system in a residential building: environmental and economic optimization analysis" presented at 8th International Conference on Supply Chain Management and Information Systems, Hong Kong, China, 6-8 october 2010

2007 Highly Commended Winner at the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2007 for the paper "Risk management in supply chain: a real option approach" Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management - special issue, 17(6), 700-720.

Maria Lucia Curri
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STEM area: Materials sciences and nanotechnology

Competences: physical chemistry of materials

Keywords: environment, inorganic nanocrystals, nanomaterials for biomedicine, nanotechnologies, photocatalytic nanomaterials

Region: Apulia


Position/Role

Full Professor of Physical Chemistry, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”

Professional career

After graduating in Chemistry from the University of Bari in 1993, she continued her education with a PhD in Chemistry in 1996 and, between 1995 and 1996, she was a Research Assistant in the Department of Chemistry at University College London. From 1996 to 1998, back in Italy, she carried out a post-doctorate at the Centro Studi Chimico Fisici sull'Interazione Luce-Materia of the CNR, in Bari. Since 1999 she has been a researcher at the Centre for Chemical and Physical Studies on Light-Matter Interaction, the following year she became a permanent researcher and since 2010 she has been First Researcher at the Institute for Chemical and Physical Processes (IPCF) of the CNR in Bari. Since 2018 she is Full Professor of Chemistry at the University of Bari.

Scientific results

Maria Lucia Curri is currently responsible for materials chemistry activities, aimed at designing, manufacturing and processing inorganic solids at the nanoscale, within the Institute for Physical Chemistry Processes in Bari. The institute carries out interdisciplinary research activities oriented towards exploitation, technology transfer and training in research fields such as soft matter, complex materials and systems, nanostructured composites, biomimetic systems, innovative methodologies and multidisciplinary applications. Maria Lucia Curri's main activities, carried out within the framework of national and international research projects, concern the synthesis of nanoparticles (i.e. particles formed by atomic or molecular aggregates with a diameter between 2 and 200 nanometres) with control over their shape, size and crystalline phase, in order to precisely regulate their chemical-physical properties and their functionalisation. In this sense, the study of the properties of manufactured colloidal nanoparticles is important in order to assess their potential use of nanostructured materials in the biomedical field, such as theragnostic systems for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, in energy conversion and in the environmental technology sector, for the abatement of pollutants and the creation of sensors. Of particular note are the results obtained in the field of environmental applications of nanostructured semiconductors by the European LIMPID project on "Nanocomposite materials for the photocatalytic degradation of pollutants", of which she was coordinator.

Editorial work and publications

She has been co-authoring more than 200 publications and over 180 papers on international peer-reviewed journals and a number of other publications, including 10 book chapters.

Here below a selection:

(2019) Truppi A., Petronella F., Margiotta V., Lasorella G., Giotta G., Giannini C., Sibillano T., Murgolo S., Mascolo G., Agostiano A., Curri M. L. , Comparelli R. Gram-scale synthesis of UV–vis light active plasmonic photocatalytic nanocomposite based on TiO2/Au nanorods for degradation of pollutants in water Applied Catalysis B, 243, 604-613.

(2016) Valente G, Depalo N, de Paola I, Iacobazzi RM, Denora N, Laquintana V, Comparelli R, Altamura E, Latronico T, Altomare M, Fanizza E, Striccoli M, Agostiano A, Saviano M, Del Gatto A, Zaccaro L, Curri ML. Integrin Targeting with Peptide Bioconjugated to Semiconductor-Magnetic Nanocrystalline Heterostructures. Nano Research, 9:644-662.

(2015) Ingrosso C, Esposito Corcione C, Striani R, Comparelli R, Striccoli M, Agostiano A, Curri ML, Frigione M. UV-curable Nanocomposite based on Methacrylic-Siloxane Resin and Surface modified-TiO2 Nanocrystals. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 7:15494-15505. 

(2014) Corricelli M, Depalo N, Di Carlo E, Fanizza E, Laquintana V, Denora N, Agostiano A, Striccoli M, Curri ML. Biotin-decorated silica coated PbS nanocrystals emitting in the second biological near infrared window for bioimaging. Nanoscale, 6: 7924-7933. 

(2013) Fanizza E, Depalo N, Clary L, Agostiano A, Striccoli M, Curri ML. A combined size sorting strategy for monodisperse plasmonic nanostructures. Nanoscale, 5(8):3272-82. 

(2013) Placido T, Aragay G, Pons J, Comparelli R, Curri ML, Merkoçi A. Ion-Directed Assembly of Gold Nanorods: a Strategy for Mercury Detection. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 5 (3):1084-1092. 

(2010) Ingrosso C, Sardella E, Keller D, Dohn S, Striccoli M, Agostiano A, Boisen A, Curri ML. Surface functionalization of epoxy resist based microcantilevers with iron oxide nanocrystals. Advanced Material, 22:3288-3292. 

(2009) Placido T, Comparelli R, Giannici F, Cozzoli PD, Capitani G, Striccoli M, Agostiano A, Curri MLPhotochemical Synthesis of Water-Soluble Gold Nanorods: the Role of Silver in Assisting Anisotropic Growth. Chemistry of Materials, 18:4192-4202. 

(2009) Kim JY, Ingrosso C, Fakhfouri V, Striccoli M, Agostiano A, Curri ML, Brugger J. Multi-color inkjet printing of highly luminescent nanocrystal based nanocomposites. Small, 5:1051-1057. 

(2007) Ingrosso C, Fakhfouri V, Striccoli M, Agostiano A, Voigt A, Gruetzner G, Curri ML, Brugger J. Luminescent nanocrystal modified epoxy photoresist for the fabrication of 3-D high aspect-ratio microstructures. Advanced Functional Materials, 17:2009-2017.

(2005) Comparelli R, Curri ML, Fanizza E, Cozzoli PD, Mascolo G, Agostiano A. UV-induced Photocatalytic Degradation of Azo Dyes by Organic-Capped ZnO Nanocrystals Immobilized onto Substrate. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 60:1-11.

Awards and prizes

Maria Lucia Curri has received numerous awards for her scientific posters.

In 2000,  "L. Senatore" (Italian Chemical Society) award for the poster ”Chemical and physical characterization of hybrid structures based on in organic nanocrystalline semiconductors and semiconducting polymer for opto-electronic applications”

In 2002, best poster at E-MRS Spring Meeting Strasbourg June 2002: “Colloidal oxide nanoparticles for the photocatalytic degradation of organic dyes”

In 2003, best poster at E-MRS Spring Meeting Strasbourg E-MRS Spring Meeting Strasbourg 2003: "TiO2 nanocrystals -conjugated -polymer thin film for photovoltaic application"

In 2004, best poster at E-MRS Spring Meeting Strasbourg May 2004: “Hybrid organic nanocomposites based on semiconducting colloidal quantum dots in polymers”.

In 2006, "L. Senatore" award Italian Chemical Society for the poster “Optical and morphological properties of hybrid nanocomposite based on colloidal TiO2nanocrystals in polymer”.

In 2017, best Poster Nomination at IEEE NEMS 2017 Los Angeles (CA, USA): “Drug Delivery Nanovectors Based on SPIONS for Targeted Therapy of Hepatocellular Carcinoma”

Anna Cristina D'Addio
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Economy and Finance area

Competences: development economy, econometrics, education systems, public economics

Keywords: aging of the population, gender, inequality, migrations, poverty

Region: ABROAD


Position/Role

Senior Policy Analyst (Thematic lead) at UNESCO.

Professional career

Anna Cristina D'Addio is an economist by background. After graduating in Economics with a thesis in Public Economics magna cum laude at the Faculty of Economics and Commerce of the University of Genoa, and a Master's degree in Quantitative Economics from CORE (Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve University, Belgium) she obtained a PhD in Public Economics at the University of Pavia with a thesis in Finance Science in June 1997 and a PhD in Quantitative Economics at the University of Louvain-La-Neuve in 2000.

As part of her research, she spent a year at CREST (Centre de Recherche en Economie et Statistique) in Paris where she worked on issues related to youth unemployment and micro-econometrics applied to the labour market. Returning to Belgium she worked at IRES (Institut des Recherches Economiques et Sociales) and CORE (Université Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve)  conducting research on youth labour marketspreparing various empirical and theoretical articles collaborating with academics worldwide. In August 2000 she obtained a PhD in Quantitative Economics from the Université Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve within the frame of the European Doctoral Program with a thesis on the transition from school to work of young people in France and on unemployment. From 2000 to 2004 she continued to conduct research on these issues participating in international research projects and working as an associate research professor as part of a European research project at the Department of Economics of Aarhus University and the Research Centre on Integration, Education, Qualifications and Marginalisation at Aarhus Business School (Denmark). She conducted research and also taught at the Center of Applied Microeconometrics of the Faculty of Economics of the University of Copenhagen (Denmark) and at HIVA of the Catholique University of Leuven (Belgium). In 2001 she taught the course of evaluation of public policies as Maître de Conférence Invité of the Université  catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve.

From 2004 to 2017 she worked at the OECD in several areas with a socio-economic focus and with a particular emphasis on policies. Since 2017 she has been working as Senior Policy Analyst (Thematic Lead) in the team of  the Global Education Monitoring Report at UNESCO, where she leads the thematic part of the report.

Scientific results

Before starting her career in international organizations, she has worked in numerous university research centers starting from the Department of Scienza delle Finanze of the University of Genoa where she conducted research on (parametric and non-parametric) methodologies to measure efficiency  by applying them  to public transport in Italy. After obtaining her PhD on this topic, she began to work on micro-econometrics applied to issues related to the labour market and in particular to school to work transitions  and the unemployment of young people at theoreticak (the treatment of censorship on the left in models of duration and transition) and  empirical levels. She has published various articles in  journals and  books.

She has developed during her career a great knowledge of longitudinal, transition and duration dataand models. In the 13 years at the OECD she has worked on a wide range of issues such as income inequality, poverty, intergenerational transmission of education and income, financial education, an ageing population, social protection systems, pensions, gender inequalities and the decline in fertility, with particular emphasis on the role of policies. In this role, she has contributed to leading publications such as "Growing Unequal" and the various editions of "Pensions at a Glance" and "OECD Pensions Outlook", among others.  This research also contributed to the preparation of the European Commission's Pensions Adequacy Report. She also participated as an expert in the Survey on the gender impact of social security legislation and on the disparities in pension treatments between men and women carried out by the Italian Chamber of Deputies.

Since 2017 as a Senior Policy Analyst of the Global Education Monitoring Report at UNESCO, she leads the preparation of the thematic part of the report of which she is also co-author. She also participates in the preparation of the team's other thematic outputs, such as the Gender Report  and  Regional reports. Anna D'Addio is responsible for the preparation of country profiles  (PEER) that deal with key aspects to achieve sustainable development goal 4 on education such as inclusion.

Editorial work and publications

[2020]: “Global Education Monitoring Report 2020: Education and Inclusion”, Collective publication with the GEM Report team, UNESCO;

[2019]. “Premessa: I rapporti scuola-famiglia e l’integrazione dei minori stranieri” (Foreword: The relation between schools and the family and the integration of minors with a migrant background) (2019), Guida ISMU 2019, ed.  Elisabetta Cicciarelli  Scuola e famiglie immigrate: un incontro possibile.

[2018): “Global Education Monitoring Report 2019: Migration, Displacement and Education Building Bridges not Walls”, Collective publication with the GEM Report team, UNESCO;

[2015]: “Filling the contribution gap: the effect of incomplete careers on pension entitlements”, chapter 3 in “OECD Pensions at a Glance 2015”, OECD Pensions at a Glance, OECD Publishing Paris.

[2015]: “Reverse mortgage: a tool to reduce old age poverty without sacrificing social inclusion” with E. Fornero, F. coda Moscarola and MC Rossi, Chapter 21 in Ageing in Europe - Supporting Policies for an Inclusive Society, Publisher: De Gruyter, Editors: Axel Borsch-Supan, Guglielmo Weber, et al, pp.235-244 

[2015]:“Dynamics of Social expenditure over the cycle: is there a ratchet effect?” (2015), OECD Journal: Economic Studies.

[2014]:“Labour mobility and the portability of social security rights” (2014), Cesifo Economic Studies with M.C. Cavalleri. Published on line April 2014.

[2013]:« Using a quasi-natural experiment to identify the effects of birth-related leave policies on subjective well-being in Europe”, OECD Journal: Economic Studies, issue 1, vol. 2013

[2013]: “Pension Reforms and Risks: Challenges for Pension Systems in Advanced European Countries”, Chapter 9 in Designing Equitable and Sustainable Pension Systems in the Post-Crisis World, IMF publishing, 2013

[2012]: “Pension entitlements of women with children: The Role of Childcare credits in pension systems in OECD and EU countries”, Chapter 12 in Nonfinancial Defined Contribution Pension Schemes in a Changing Pension World, Volume 2: Gender, Politics, and Financial Stability, eds. R. Holzmann, E. Palmer and D. Robalino,  The World Bank.

[2010]:« Population ageing and Labour markets » (2010), Oxford review of Economic Policy, volume 26,  number 4,  winter 2010 ,  with  M. Keese and E. Whitehouse.

[2010]:“Duration dependence and time varying variables in discrete time duration models” (2010), Brazilian Review of Econometrics, vol. 30 (2)  with B. Honoré.

Awards and prizes

Anna attends numerous national and international conferences and conferences on inequality, gender, pensions, fertility and education. These include the International Forum of the Americas with a speech on pension systems. 

Maria Grazia Daidone
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STEM area: Biomedical sciences and biotechnology

Competences: oncological biology

Keywords: biobanks, breast cancer, liquid biopsies, molecular characterization, prognostic and treatment response biomarkers

Region: Lombardy


Position/Role

Head of the Department of Experimental Oncology and Molecular Medicine of the Cancer Institute of Milan

Professional career

After graduating in Biological Sciences at the University of Milan in 1976, she continued her education at the oncology laboratory of the Health Science Center of Tucson, in the United States. She then obtained a specialization in Medical and Biomedical Statistics at the University of Milan in 1997. In 1985 she became a professor of the Italian School of Breast Cancer and in 2001 professor for the Master in Diagnostic and Therapeutic Senology of the University of Siena, roles she still holds. She is also head of the Department of Experimental Oncology and Molecular Medicine of the Milan Cancer Institute.

Scientific results

The main interests of Maria Grazia Daidone are the study and characterization of tumor cells with high potential. This also occurs through translational studies in solid human tumors for the identification of biomolecular markers / profiles that lead to a diagnosis, prognosis and response to specific treatments, and through the study of resistance mechanisms to antitumor agents (drugs and / or hormones). Preclinical research on biomarkers and interactions between cancer cells and the immune system is an important support for the treatment and treatment of tumors: specifically, Maria Grazia Daidone is engaged in research on cancer cells of breast, ovarian and cervical cancer. She also coordinates quality control programs for the formulation and proposition of guidelines for the clinical use of biomarkers and for the collection and storage of biological material (BioBanche).

Editorial work and publications

She is the author of several book chapters and also more than 200 scientific publications in national and international journals including:

(2016) Callari M, Guffanti A, Soldà G, Merlino G, Fina E, Brini E, Moles A, Cappelletti V, Daidone MG. In-depth characterization of breast cancer tumor-promoting cell transcriptome by RNA sequencing and microarrays. Oncotarget, 7(1):976-94.

(2016) Callari M, Cappelletti V, D'Aiuto F, Musella V, Lembo A, Petel F, Karn T, Iwamoto T, Provero P, Daidone MG, Gianni L, Bianchini G. Subtype-Specific Metagene-Based Prediction of Outcome after Neoadjuvant and Adjuvant Treatment in Breast Cancer. Clinical Cancer Research, 22(2):337-45.

(2015) Cappelletti V, Appierto V, Tiberio P, Fina E, Callari M, Daidone MG. Circulating Biomarkers for Prediction of Treatment Response. Journal of the National Cancer Institute, (51):60-3.

(2015) D'Aiuto F, Callari M, Dugo M, Merlino G, Musella V, Miodini P, Paolini B, Cappelletti V, Daidone MG. miR-30e is an independent subtype-specific prognostic marker in breast cancer. British Journal of Cancer, 113(2):290-8.

(2015) Musella V, Pietrantonio F, Di Buduo E, Iacovelli R, Martinetti A, Sottotetti E, Bossi I, Maggi C, Di Bartolomeo M, de Braud F, Daidone MG, Cappelletti V. Circulating tumor cells as a longitudinal biomarker in patients with advanced chemorefractory, RAS-BRAF wild-type colorectal cancer receiving cetuximab or panitumumab. International Journal of Cancer, 137(6):1467-74.

(2015) Fina E, Callari M, Reduzzi C, D'Aiuto F, Mariani G, Generali D, Pierotti MA, Daidone MG, Cappelletti V. Gene expression profiling of circulating tumor cells in breast cancer. Clinical Chemistry, 61(1):278-89.

(2014) Callari M, Musella V, Di Buduo E, Sensi M, Miodini P, Dugo M, Orlandi R, Agresti R, Paolini B, Carcangiu ML, Cappelletti V, Daidone MG. Subtype-dependent prognostic relevance of an interferon-induced pathway metagene in node-negative breast cancer. Molecular Oncology, 8(7):1278-89.

(2011) Cordenonsi M, Zanconato F, Azzolin L, Forcato M, Rosato A, Frasson C, Inui M, Montagner M, Parenti AR, Poletti A, Daidone MG, Dupont S, Basso G, Bicciato S, Piccolo S. The Hippo transducer TAZ confers cancer stem cell-related traits on breast cancer cells. Cell, 147(4):759-72.

(2011) Callari M, Cappelletti V, De Cecco L, Musella V, Miodini P, Veneroni S, Gariboldi M, Pierotti MA, Daidone MG. Gene expression analysis reveals a different transcriptomic landscape in female and male breast cancer. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 127(3):601-10.

(2010) Martello G, Rosato A, Ferrari F, Manfrin A, Cordenonsi M, Dupont S, Enzo E, Guzzardo V, Rondina M, Spruce T, Parenti AR, Daidone MG, Bicciato S, Piccolo S. A MicroRNA targeting dicer for metastasis control. Cell, 141(7):1195-207.

Awards and prizes

In May 2014, Maria Grazia Daidone received the R.O.S.A. (Results obtained without aid) from the Canova Club of Rome. 

 

Federica Dall'Arche
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International politics area

Competences: disarmament, international security, nuclear international diplomacy, WMD diplomacy

Keywords: arms control, gender dimension in peace processes, Non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction WMD (biological, chemical, nuclear)

Region: Lazio


Position/Role

Research Fellow at Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), Rome

Professional career

After graduating summa cum laude in Political Science at the University of Roma Tre, and winning a full merit scholarship for an exchange programme at the Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, Federica obtained her Master's degree in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies and a Certificate in Conflict Resolution at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS), California. In 2014, she won the Michiel Brandt Memorial Prize for best MIIS paper on Human Trafficking and concluded an internship at the Asian-Pacific Center for Security Studies, a US Department of Defense academic institute. She was the recipient of the United Nations Security Council Monitor Fellowship at the Women International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), as well as the Nonproliferation and Nuclear Security Fellowship at Pacific Forum – Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). She also worked at Deloitte UK, and as Graduate Research Assistant at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS), at the William Tell Coleman Library, and as a free-lance collaborator for the online magazine Geopolitica.info.

Scientific results

Federica Dall’Archejoins IAI and its "Multilateralism and Global Governance" programme, focusing on nonproliferation and disarmament, and on gender in international security. 

Editorial work and publications

She is the main editor of the EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Consortium monthly newsletterand the Mediterranean Women Mediators Network Newsletter.

[2017] Dall’Arche F.,Countering Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction: Adherence to WMD-Related Regimes in the Asia Pacific, 29 Agosto, Center for Strategic and International Studies

[2017] Dall’Arche F.,CSCAP Study Group on Nonproliferation and Disarmament in the Asia-Pacific, 25 Maggio, Center for Strategic and International Studies

[2016] Dall’Arche F.,Nuclear Governance in Asia after the Nuclear Security Summit Process, 6 Dicembre, Center for Strategic and International Studies

[2016] Dall’Arche F., Toward A US-China Strategic Partnership on Nonproliferation and Nuclear Security, 12 Settembre, Center for Strategic and International Studies

[2016] Dall’Arche F.,US - China Nonproliferation and Nuclear Security Dialogue, Agosto, Center for Strategic and International Studies

[2016] Dall’Arche F.,Dialogue on Nonproliferation and Nuclear Security Cooperation in Southeast Asia,  Agosto, Center for Strategic and International Studies

[2015] Dall’Arche F.,Arms trade, Small Arms and Gender Based Violence, 12 Novembre, Women International League for Peace and Freedom

[2015] Dall’Arche F.,From Space Debris to Space Governance: Space Security Index 2015,  26 Ottobre, First Committee Monitor, Reaching Critical Will

[2015] Dall’Arche F.,Harnessing Tools and Technologies for Nuclear Disarmament, 19 Ottobre, First Committee Monitor, Reaching Critical Will

[2015] Dall’Arche F.,Overview of the Security Council Open Debate on Women and Peace and Security, 14 Ottobre, Women International League for Peace and Freedom

[2015] Dall’Arche F., ISIS and its hostages: an Overview, 11 February, Centro Studi di Geopolitica e Relazioni Internazionali - Geopolitica.info

Awards and prizes

Nuclear Security and Nonproliferation Fellowship 2016 - 2017

United Nation Security Council Monitor Fellow 2015

Michiel Brandt Memorial Prize Fund Apr - 2014

Monterey Institute Merit Scholarship 2013 - 2015

Betty and David Jones Language (Full) Scholarship Jun 2013

Full merit extra-European scholarship - University of Roma Tre 2010 – 2011

Silvia D'Amato
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International politics area

Competences: European security, international relations, terrorism and counterterrorism

Keywords: Europe, West Africa

Region: Tuscany


Position/Role

Assistant Professor at Leiden University.

Professional career

Silvia D’Amato holds a bachelor degree in International Studies from the University of Florence and a master degree in International and Diplomatic Science from the University of Bologna (Forli Campus). She received her Ph.D. in Political Science at the Scuola Normale Superiore recognised worth of publication and granted cum laude. As postdoctoral research she has been involved within the H202 RESPOND project at the University of Florence. She has been Max Weber research fellow at the European University Institute and Adjunct Professor for James Madison University and the University of Bologna and she is currently Assistant Professor for the Terrorism and Political Violence (TPV) group at Leiden University. 

Scientific results

During her Master studies, Silvia D’Amato worked on forms of political violence with specific attention on civil wars in West Africa. During her doctoral studies, she specifically focused on dynamics of terrorism and responses of counterterrorism in Europe from a comparative perspective. Her research interests include international politics and security, terrorism & counterterrorism foreign policy, military interventions. 

Editorial work and publications

Latest publications

[2021] D'Amato S. and Sachoulidou A. "European transnationalism between successes and shortcomings: threats, strategies and actors under the microscope", Journal of Contemporary European Studies, 1-8.

[2021] D'Amato S. "Patchwork of counterterrorism: analyzing European types of cooperation in Sahel", International Studies Review, 0: 1-23.

[2020] D'Amato S. & Baldaro E. "Jihadi paranoia: why we (still) need to rethink the debate on terrorism and political violence", Open Democracy.

[2019] D’Amato, S. Cultures of Counterterrorism: French and Italian approaches to terrorism in the post 9/11. Routledge. 

[2019] D’Amato, S., Lucarelli S. "Talking Migration: Narratives of Migration and Justice Claims in the European Migration System of Governance", The International Spectator, 54(3): 1-17. 

[2019] D’Amato, S., Lavizzari, A. "The Migration Triangle: Narratives, Justice and the Politics of Migration in France", The International Spectator, 54(3): 37-53.

[2019] Baldaro, E.,D’Amato, S. & Giurati, T. "The CorsAfrique: The Corsican milieu in Africa, between business and raison d’Etat", European Review of Organized Crime, 5(1):36-59.

[2019] D’Amato, S., "Islamisation of criminal behaviour: the path to terrorism? Terrorist threat and crime in French counterterrorism policy-formulation". Special Issue ‘Jihadism and Crime in Europe’, European Journal of Criminology. 

[2018] Coticchia, F., D’Amato, S. "Can you hear me Major Tom? News, narratives and contemporary military operations: the case of the Italian mission in Afghanistan", European Security, 27(2): 224-244.

[2018] D’Amato, S.,  "From BR to ISIS. The Italian domestic and international response to terrorism", European Politics and Society, 19(4): 416-434. 

[2018] D’Amato, S., Terlizzi, A., Federico, V. Comparative Database on Migration, RESPOND.

[2018] D’Amato, S., Pannia, P. & Federico, V. National Country Report: Italy. Working Paper, RESPOND.

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Conchita D'Ambrosio
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Economy and Finance area

Competences:

Keywords: coronavirus, Covid-19, individual welfare

Region: ABROAD


Position/Role

Professor of Political Economy at the University of Luxembourg

Professional career

Conchita D'Ambrosio graduated with honors in Political Economy from Bocconi University in 1993. She continued her studies with a Master of Arts in Economics at the University of New York in 1997, a PhD in Public Finance at the University of Pavia in 1009, a Master of Philosophy or then a Phd in Economics at the University of New York in 1999 and 2000. In 2001 she was a researcher in Finance at the Bocconi University. In 2004 she became an associate professor at the University of Milan-Bicocca. In 2012 she received the prestigious PEARL Grant (about 2 MEUR) from the Fonds National de la Recherche Luxemburgese for the analysis of socio-economic inequalities and since 2013 she has been a full professor of Political Economy at the University of Luxembourg.

Scientific results

The research activity of Conchita D’Ambrosio is aimed at examining individual well-being, its measurement and its consequences, with particular attention to individual and social dynamics. On the one hand it proposed indicators of poverty, social exclusion, mobility, polarization, relative deprivation, economic insecurity, on the other it analyzed the association between the proposed indicators and individual behaviors in longitudinal data and cohorts of births in different countries, especially in Europe.  Her works underline the importance of inclusion in the measurement of individual well-being of confrontational elements and expectations that depend both on the individual's path being examined and on that of the others that make up the same reference group. Her recent studies are aimed at analyzing the effect of parents' economic insecurities on their children's cognitive and non-cognitive outcomes, both during adolescence, - outcomes such as academic performance, mental health, behavior, the index of body mass, - both in pregnancy on characteristics such as the weight and the circumference of the head of the newborn at birth.

Editorial work and publications

Conchita D’Ambrosio has been editor of the Review of Income and Wealth since 2008 and a member of the editorial board of the International Review of Economics and of the Journal of Economic Inequality. She edited the Handbook of Research on Individual and Social Well-Being, currently being printed with Edward Elgar. She is also the author of numerous scientific articles published in national and international journals, including:

(2018) Bossert W, Can B, D’Ambrosio C. A Head-count Measure of Rank Mobility and Its Directional Decomposition. Economica, 85(340): 793-805.

(2016) Chakravarty SR, Chattopadhyay N, D’Ambrosio C. On a Family of Achievement and Shortfall Inequality Indices. Health Economics, 25:1503-1513.

(2016) Rohde N, D’Ambrosio C, Tang KK, Rao P. Estimating the Mental Health Effects of Social Isolation. Applied Research in Quality of Life, 11:853-869.

(2016) Clark A, D’Ambrosio C, Ghislandi S. Adaptation to Poverty in Long-Run Panel Data. Review of Economics and Statistics, 98:591-600.

(2016) Bossert W, Can B, D’Ambrosio C. Measuring Rank Mobility with Variable Population

Size. Social Choice and Welfare, 46:917-931.

(2015) D’Ambrosio C, Rohde. The Distribution of Economic Insecurity: Italy and the USA over the Great Recession. Review of Income and Wealth, 60:S33-S52.

(2014) Bose A, Chakravarty SR, D’Ambrosio C. Richness Orderings. Journal of Economic Inequality, 12:5-22.

(2013) Bossert W, D’Ambrosio C. Measuring Economic Insecurity. International Economic Review, 54:1017-1030.

(2012) Bossert W A, Chakravarty SR, D’Ambrosio C. Poverty and Time. Journal of Economic Inequality, 10:145-162.

(2012) D’Ambrosio C, Frick J. Individual Well-Being in a Dynamic Perspective. Economica, 79:284-302.

Awards and prizes

Conchita D’Ambrosio is among the twelve WISE WOMEN 2017, Women in Science and Engineering in Luxembourg. She is a member of the Scientific Commission for the Measurement of Wellbeing, ISTAT since 2011, a member of the Eurostat Task Force for the Development of the 2013 EU-SILC ad hoc module on well-being, 2010, member of the board of the Society for the Study of Economic Inequality since 2015. In 2017 she received the “Principessa Sichelgaita” international award, which won the High Patronage of the Chamber of Deputies, the Senate and the Presidency of the Republic - is awarded every year by the Salerno Lions Club Princess Sichelgaita, to women from Salerno who have distinguished themselves for their merits in art, entrepreneurship, entertainment or otherwise.

Marta Dassù
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International politics area

Competences: foreign policy, international politics, security

Keywords: energy, Europe, United States, women

Region: Lazio


Position/Role

Senior Advisor of European Affairs at The Aspen Institute and Editor-in-Chief of Aspen Institute Italia’s journal, Aspenia

Professional career

She was Italy’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs from November 2011 to February 2014. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of Leonardo, Trevi Finanziaria and Fondazione eni Enrico Mattei. Executive President of Women for Expo and Vice President of The Center for American Studies in Rome. She sits on the Board of Directors of IAI (Istituto Affari Internazionali), as well as on the Board of the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London. She is member of the Advisory Council of the European Policy Centre in Brussels and a member of the scientific committee of the LUISS School of Government in Rome.

Scientific results

Marta Dassù is a renowned author and scholar of international politics. Her experience in the foreign policy sector has led her to cover important institutional and governmental positions. A great expert of European and American politics, she is a specialist on Security issues.
 
Marta Dassù is also an international expert on gender issues and in particular related to "women empowermentins She chairs WE - Women Empower the World Executive Committee, born from the positive experience of WE-Women for Expo to support the visibility of the "gender dimension" in international relations and global challenges.

Editorial work and publications

Marta Dassù is autrice di numerose pubblicazioni, fra le quali:

[2019] Dassù M. (con Edoardo Campanella), Anglo Nostalgia. The politics of emotion in a fractured West, Hurst and Oxford University Press. 

[2009] Dassù M, Mondo Privato e altre storie, Bollati Boringhieri.

Awards and prizes

She was awarded the Légion d'Honneur. She is Cavaliere di Gran Croce della Repubblica italiana.

Valeria De Antonellis
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STEM area: Engineering

Competences: computer engineering, computer technology

Keywords: big data, informative systems, web

Region: Lombardy


Position/Role

Full Professor, Deputy Director of the Department of Information Engineering, University of Brescia.

Professional career

Graduated cum laude in Physics from University of Milano, she has been CNR research fellow (1977-1980), assistant professor at University of Milano (1980-1989), associate professor at University of Milano (1989-1991) and at Politecnico di Milano (1991-1994), full professor and Director of the Informatics Institute at the University of Ancona (1994-1996). Since 1996, she has been full professor of Information Systems at the Department of Information Engineering, University of Brescia, where she has carried out intensive teaching, research and institutional service activities promoting the development of the area of ​​Computer Engineering. From November 2010 to October 2016, she was Rector’s Delegate for the Innovation of Information Systems of the University, and successfully led a radical and complex process of renewal of the ICT infrastructure and information systems, aimed at improving the processing of information, the communication with users and the provision of online services. In this role, she represented the University of Brescia in the Board of Directors and in the Executive Board of the CINECA consortium (Interuniversity Consortium for automatic computing) and of the CILEA consortium (Interuniversity Consortium for communication and information technology). From 2011 to 2016, she held numerous positions, including those of President of the University Library System and Chair of the ICT Committee. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Interuniversity Consortium for Computer Science (CINI), and University’s delegate for CINI Laboratories on Big Data, Smart Cities, Assistive Technologies.  She is member of Scientific Committees for the organization of specialization courses on Industry 4.0 promoted by the University of Brescia with the Industrial Association of Brescia.

Scientific results

The research activity of Valeria De Antonellis is in the area of ​​databases, information systems and Web with focus on design methodologies, conceptual modeling, representation and semantic integration of data, processes, services. She has been working within several national and international research projects and collaborations, coordinating parts of or whole projects. At international level, she is known for leading the national research project DATAID (Progetto Finalizzato CNR) originating the DATAID-1 methodology for the analysis, design and implementation of database systems (cited in “People Behind Informatics: The history of Conceptual Modeling”). In particular, at the beginning of the eighties, she promoted the "conceptual modeling of both data and processes" in the DATAID methodology anticipating issues of the object-oriented methodologies. To respond to the growing need to share and process data from heterogeneous sources, she proposed original techniques of semantic integration and schema matching. She faced problems in the area of ​​the Semantic Web and semantic interoperability, proposing innovative techniques of search, analysis and ranking of data and services available on the web. Her current research topics are aimed at the development of innovative models, methods and tools for the management and exploration of Big Data, with application in strategic areas such as Smart Cities and Industry 4.

Editorial work and publications

She is co-author of the books: Relational Database Theory (Benjamin/Cummings 1993, ISBN 0-8053-0249-2) and La Teoria Relazionale dei Dati (Bollati Boringhieri , ISBN: 88-339-5031-X, 1985). Co-editor of the book: Computer-Aided Database Design: the DATAID approach (North-Holland 1985, ISBN 0-444-87735-5).

She published over 200 scientific papers in relevant international journals and conference proceedings of the field, including:

(2018) Bianchini D, De Antonellis V, Melchiori M. Service Discovery and Recommendation for Multi-datasource Access: Exploiting Semantic and Social Technologies. A Comprehensive Guide through the Italian Database Research over the Last 25 Years. Studies in Big Data vol. 31, 375-390, Springer Int. Publ. 2018, ISBN 978-3-319-61892-0.

(2017) Bianchini D, De Antonellis V, Melchiori M. Wiser: A multi-dimensional framework for searching and ranking Web APIs. ACM Transactions on the Web, 11(3):1-32, ISSN: 1559-1131.

(2014) Bianchini D, Cappiello C, De Antonellis V, Pernici B. Service identification in inter-organizational process design. IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, 7(2): 265-278, ISSN: 1939-1374.

(2010) Bianchini D, Montanelli S, Aiello C, Baldoni R, Bolchini C, Bonomi S, Castano S, Catarci T, De Antonellis V, Ferrara A, Melchiori M, Quintarelli E, Scannapieco M, Schreiber FA, Tanca L. Emergent Semantics and Cooperation in Multi-knowledge Communities: the ESTEEM Approach. World Wide Web, 13(1-2): 3-31, ISSN: 1386-145X.

(2008) Bianchini D, De Antonellis V, Melchiori M. Flexible Semantic-based Service Matchmaking and Discovery. World Wide Web, 11(2):227-251, ISSN: 1386-145X.

(2006) Bianchini D, De Antonellis V, Pernici B, Plebani P. Ontology based Methodology for e-Service Discovery. Information Systems, 31(4):361-380, ISSN: 0306-4379.

(2001) Castano S, De Antonellis V, De Capitani D, Vimercati S. Global Viewing of Heterogeneous Data Sources. IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, 13(2): 277-297, ISSN: 1041-4347.

(1998) Castano S, De Antonellis V, Fugini MG, Pernici B. Conceptual Schema Analysis: techniques and applications. ACM Transactions on Database Systems, 23(3): 286-332, ISSN: 0362-5915.

(1995) Castano S, De Antonellis V. Reference Conceptual Architectures for Re-engineering Information Systems. International Journal of Cooperative Information Systems, 4(2-3): 213-236, ISSN: 0218-8430.

(1990) De Antonellis V, Zonta B. A Disciplined Approach to Office Analysis. IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, 16(8): 822-828, ISSN: 0098-5589.

(1985) De Antonellis V, Di Leva A. DATAID-1: a Database Design Methodology. Information Systems, 10(2):181-195, ISSN: 0306-4379.

Awards and prizes

She has been Chair of the AICA Working Group on Databases (1990-1997). Co-founder of the Italian Pole of Scientific and technological Research on Interoperability "Interop-Vlab.IT" (2008-2014). Co-founder and member of the Steering Committee of the Italian Conference SEBD (Advanced Systems for Databases).  Member of the "ER International Conference on Conceptual Modeling" Steering Committee. Associate member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal on Data&Knowledge Engineering, Elsevier. Member of the Scientific Committee of "Collana di Informatica", ed. Franco Angeli.

Recent awards: Outstanding contribution as Conference Co-Chair at International Conference on Conceptual Modeling, 2012; Best paper award at International Conference ICT Infrastructures and Services for Smart Cities, 2017; Best paper award at International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering, 2013.

 

Stefania De Curtis
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STEM area: Physics

Competences: theoretical physics, theory of the fundamental interactions, training in field theory, training in foundations and didactics of physics

Keywords: collider physics, elementary particles, physics beyond the standard model

Region: Tuscany


Position/Role

Research Director of the National Institute of Nuclear Physics, Director of the “Galileo Galilei Institute for Theoretical Physics” Arcetri, Florence (Italy

Professional career

Physics Degree at the University of Florence, PhD at the School of Advanced Studies (SISSA) for the  Elementary Particles’ Sector,  Visiting Scientist at the University of Geneva and Cern, Professor on Contract at the Faculty of Science of Education and the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the  Florence University,  Research Director of the Florence Unit of the INFN,  Member of the Plenary European Committee for Future Accelerators (ECFA), Director of the Galileo Galilei Institute for Theoretical Physics, Arcetri Firenze (Italy).

Scientific results

Her research is in the field of particle physics. She has been interested on the phenomenological manifestations of New Physics phenomena in the high energy particle physics experiments by proposing beyond Standard Model scenarios that may solve the open problems of the Standard Model and study their experimental manifestations at present and future particle accelerators.  Having long worked on the construction of effective models she was able to give substantial contributions to the formulation of composite Higgs scenarios but also to the analysis of their phenomenological implications.  After the discovery of the Higgs particle in 2012, several questions are still to be answered: is it a fundamental scalar? Is it the only one responsible for the electroweak and the mass generation?  Is it unique, or a part of an extended Higgs sector? Is it the portal of an “hidden” dynamics? If the answer to this last question is affirmative, then one can explore the possibility of a composite Higgs particle, possibly a pseudo-Nambu Goldstone boson associated to the breaking of a global symmetry; a “new pion” which could offer a solution to the hierarchy problem. Recently the study of the composite dynamics in the early universe has captured her attention, in particular the occurrence of a strong first-order electro-weak phase transition, which can trigger baryogenesis in composite Higgs models. Another interesting aspect of this scenario is the generation of gravitational wave signatures that could be observed at future space-based interferometers.

Editorial work and publications

[2022] De Curtis S., Delle Rose L., Guiggiani A., Muyor A.G., Panico G., Bubble wall dynamics at the electroweak phase transition, Journal of High Energy Physics  03, 163.

[2019] De Curtis S., Delle Rose L., Panico G., Composite dynamics in the early Universe, Journal of High Energy Physics 12, 149.

[2013] Barducci D, Belyaev A, De Curtis S, Moretti S, Pruna G M. Exploring Drell-Yan signals from the 4D Composite Higgs Model at the LHC,  Journal of High Energy Physics 04, 152.

[2012] De Curtis S, Redi M, Tesi A. The 4D composite Higgs, Journal of High Energy Physics 04, 042

[2009] Cacciapaglia G, Deandrea A, De Curtis S.  Nearby resonances beyond the Breit-Wigner approximation, Physics Letters B 682: 43-49.

[2004] Casalbuoni R, De Curtis S, Dominici D. Moose models with vanishing S parameter, Physical  Review D, PARTICLES, FIELDS, GRAVITATION, AND COSMOLOGY, 70: 055010.

[1999] Casalbuoni R, De Curtis S, Dominici D, Gatto R. SM Kaluza-Klein excitations and electroweak precision testsPhysics  Letters B462: 48-54.

[1996] Casalbuoni R, Dominici D, Deandrea A, Gatto R, De Curtis S, Grazzini M. Low energy strong electroweak sector with decoupling, Physical Review D 53: 5201-5221.

[1993] Altarelli G, Casalbuoni R, De Curtis S, Dibartolomeo N, Gatto R, Feruglio F. Extended Gauge-Modrels  and Precision  Electroweak  Data, Physics Letters B 318: 139-147.

[1989] Barducci A, Casalbuoni R, De Curtis S, Gatto R, Pettini G. Chiral-Symmetry Breaking in QCD at Finite Temperature and  Density, Physics Letters B 231: 463-470.

[1989] Casalbuoni R, De Curtis S, Dominici D, Feruglio F, Gatto R. Non-Linear Realization of  Supersymmetry Algebra from  Supersymmetric  Constraint, Physics Letters B220: 569-575.

[1988] Barducci A, Casalbuoni R, De Curtis S, Dominici D, Gatto R. Dynamical Chiral-Symmetry  Breaking and Determination of the Quark Masses, Physical Review D 38: 238-278.

[1985] Casalbuoni R, De Curtis S, Dominici D, Gatto R. Effective Weak Interaction Theory with a Possible New Vector Resonance From a Strong Higgs Sector, Physics Letters, B 155: 95-99.

Daria De Donno
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History and Philosophy area

Competences: contemporary history, history of Southern Italy, political history, social history, women’s and gender history

Keywords: classes of notables and ruling elites, political dissent, women, young people

Region: Apulia


Position/Role

Lecture of Contemporary History at the University of Salento.

Professional career

After graduating in Cultural Heritage, Daria De Donno obtained a PhD in The Italian ‘Mezzogiorno’ between Europe and the Mediterranean: Territory, Institutions and Civilisation from the Middle Ages to the Contemporary Age at the University of Salento. In 2004 she carried out period of research at the University of Coimbra (Departamento de História moderna e de História das Ideiais); between 2004 and 2007 she was a research fellow at the University of Salento; since October 2007 she has been a researcher in Contemporary History. Daria De Donno is a member of the teaching staff of the doctorate in “Human and Social Sciences, in remembrance of Giulio Regeni” at the University of Salento. Since 2017, she is scientific director of Research Centre «Archive of female Salento writing» (active at the Department of History, Society and Human Studies at the University of Salento) and since 2020 she is scientific referent of the “Study group of writings of Don Tonino Bello”. She is also a member of Scientific Committee of the “Institute for the History of the Italian Risorgimento” (Provincial Committee of Cosenza). From several years, she is been a member of the Italian Society of Contemporary History (Sissco) and also of the Italian Association of Public History (AIPH).

Scientific results

Daria De Donno’s research focuses mainly on social and political history from the XIX to the XX century. In light of renewed interest in the international historiographic debate, she has approached the categories of élites, middle class, classes of notables (both men and women), with a particular focus on the careers, experiences and roles played by a few protagonists (more or less well-known), especially through the monitoring of private sources. At the same time, her research interest is oriented to the Women’s history, especially towards the study of the women’s writings, with a particular attention on the usage of the feminine literature as a source for the historical research. From some years, she has focused her activity also on the teaching of Gender history, working with some educational institutions with the project Female traces in school archives. More recently, she has deepened the political dissent of the Italian socialist youth movement between the First World War and post-War period. She is currently investigating also the relationship between Coldiretti and the Christian Democratic Party in the 1980s.

Editorial work and publications

[2021] De Donno D., Un partito senza leader. La difficile rappresentanza del Ppi in PugliaAlla scuola di Don Sturzo. Il popolarismo nel Mezzogiorno a cento anni dall’Appello ai liberi e forti, a cura di L. Coscarella, P. Palma, Luigi Pellegrini editore: 123-138.

[2021] De Donno D., Maddalena Santoro tra posizioni emancipazionistiche e adesione al “modello muliebre” del regimeL’officina del sentimento. Gesti voci segni di donne in Terra d’Otranto tra Grande Guerra e fascismo, a cura di G. Caramuscio, Giorgiani: 215-235.

[2020] De Donno D., Les jeunes socialistes italiens, le premier conflit mondial, la révolution1917/2017. Qu’est-ce que réussir une révolution?, Marie Cuillerai, Fabrice Flipo (dir.), Presses des Mines: 89-100

[2020] De Donno D., Storia di un’impresa familiare. Le «Officine meccaniche Massari» tra Salento, Nord-Africa ed Europa mediterranea (1943-1988). «Giornale di Storia Contemporanea», XXVI (2): pp. 59-72.

[2019] De Donno D., Tracce femminili negli archivi scolastici (con M. Calogiuri). «Ricerche Storiche», XLIX (2): 67-76.

[2019] De Donno D., Tabacchine, condizioni di lavoro e disoccupazione nel Salento negli anni Trenta del Novecento. “Non solo pane ma diritti”. Il contrastato movimento delle tabacchine salentine nel Novecento, a cura di M. Spedicato, Giorgiani: 173-198.

[2018] De Donno D., Una «union sacrée» per la pace e per la rivoluzione. Il movimento dei giovani sovversivi meridionali contro la guerraLe Monnier.

[2018] De Donno D., «La Santa Russia». La guerre, les révolutions de 1917 et le mouvement des jeunes socialistes italiens. «Ricerche Storiche» XLVIII (2): 65-75.

[2018] De Donno D., 1916. I giovani socialisti rivoluzionari per «l’unione dei reietti e dei bastardi» contro la guerra. «Itinerari di ricerca storica», XXXII (2): 109-128.

[2015] De Donno D., Una “triste e solenne” terra di galantuomini. Per un profilo del notabilato in Basilicata in età liberale. «Itinerari di ricerca storica», XXIX (2): 11-40.

[2013] De Donno D., Con l’Italia nel cuore. L’esperienza di un patriota mazziniano (Nicola Valletta, 1829-1915). “L'Italia è”. Mezzogiorno, Risorgimento e post-Risorgimento, a cura di M.M. Rizzo, Viella: 101-115.

[2010] De Donno D., Notabilato e carriere politiche tra Otto e Novecento. Un esempio di ascesa (Giuseppe Pellegrino, 1856-1931), Pubblicazione del Dipartimento di Studi Storici dal Medioevo all’Età contemporanea (Congedo).

Awards and prizes

She won the CNR competition “Research Promotion 2005: Identity as a factor of integration” with the book Memorie familiari e storie di comunità. Il «Libro di casa» dei Pellegrino di Melpignano (secc. XVIII-XIX), 2006.

She was awarded the Prize of Study “Maria Marangelli” (22nd edition, 2009-2010) with the book Notabilato e carriere politiche tra Otto e Novecento. Un esempio di ascesa (Giuseppe Pellegrino, 1856-1931), 2010. The same book has been selected as one of the top five “most significant” published works in the seventh edition of the “Premio Ettore Gallo”.

Daniela Del Boca
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Economy and Finance area

Competences: family economy, labor economics

Keywords: coronavirus, Covid-19: impact on women's work

Region: Piedmont


Position/Role

Daniela Del Boca, Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison, is Professor of Economics at the University of Turin, Fellow of Collegio Carlo Alberto and Director of CHILD.

Professional career

After her bachelor degree at the University of Turin she continued her academic training in Labor Economics at the University of  Wisconsin-Madison where she was awarded her PhD in 1988.

Nel 1990 she has been Associate Professor at the Politecnico of Milan and later full Professor at the University of Turin. She has visited several Universities including New York University, Johns Hopkins, Munich

Scientific results

Her main interests are on gender gaps in the labor market and family investment in human capital and child development.

She has participated and coordinated several European Projects. Among the most recent ones: Families and Societies (FP7 2013-2017), Family and the Economic Crisis (Leibniz Association, 2015-2018), Child Care and Child Outcomes (Collegio Carlo Alberto and Jacobs Foundation), Economic Benefits of Gender Equality in the European Union. (http://www.carloalberto.org/child-collegiocarloalberto) and Closing the gender pension gap by increasing women’s awareness (2018-2010).

Editorial work and publications

Daniela Del Boca ha written several articles and books. Among the books: Women in the Labor Force: An Economic Perspective (Oxford University Press, 2005), Social Policies, Labour Markets and Motherhood (Cambridge University Press, 2008), Famiglie Sole (Il Mulino, 2009) e Valorizzare le Donne Conviene (Il Mulino, 2012).

Among the most recent articles:

(2020) Del Boca D, Oggero N, Profeta P, Rossi M. Women’s and men’s work, housework and childcare, before and during COVID-19. Review of Economics of the Household 18 (4), 1001-1017

(2018) Del Boca D, Heckman J, Biroli P et al. Evaluating the Reggio Approach on Early. Research in Economics, 71

(2017) Del Boca D, Monfardini C, Nicoletti C. Parental and child time and cognitive development of adolescents. Journal of Labor Economics 35(2):565-608

(2016) Del Boca D, Flinn C, Wiswall M. Transfers to families with children and child outcomes. Economic Journal 526: F138-F183

 (2014) Del Boca D, Flinn C. Household Behavior and Marriage Market. Journal of Economic Theory, 150: 37-155

(2014) Del Boca D, Flinn C, Wiswall M. Household Choices and Child Development. Review of Economic Studies, 81:137-185

Daniela Del Boca is also in the Editorial Board of two journals Labour (Review of Labour Economics) e Review of Economics of the Household and Member of the Editorial Committee of lavoce.info  where she is responsabile dei geneder and family policies  (www.lavoce.info). Collaborates also to 27esima ora of Corriere della Sera, the online journal inGenere and her results have cited by Repubblica, Il Sole 24 ore, International New York Times, Financial Times. She partecipates to several international conferences and workshops on women’s work, family and child outcomes.

Awards and prizes

In 2007 she was awarded by the President of the Italian Repubblica Giorgio Napolitano of the Order of Merit for her contribution to the study of conciliation work and the family. 

On 25 November 2021, she was awarded the Tarantelli Research Prize for her contribution to the Economics of Work and the Family.

She is presently Research Associate to the Institute of Human Development and Social Change at NYU, the Becker-Friedman Institute of the University of Chicago, CEPR, Ifo at the University of Munich, and  IZA (Bonn). 

Since 2012 is a Member of the General Council of Compagnia di San Paolo.

Since 2016, she has been a member of the International Scientific Committee of the E.L.E.NA Project on labour flexibility policies of men and women of the Equal Opportunities Commission funded by the European Community. She was Keynote Speaker at the Society of Family Economists in San Diego in June 2017.

Valentina Della Corte
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Economy and Finance area

Competences: business economics, destination management, management, strategic management, tourism marketing

Keywords: agrifood, artificial intelligence, business models, hospitality management, industry 4.0, innovation through innovation, productions of excellence, tourism

Region: Campania


Position/Role

Full professor of Management at the University of Naples Federico II, where she coordinates the Degree Course in Hospitality Management and the Master in Hospitality and Destination Management established in collaboration with M3 Center University of South Florida. She is the Rector's Delegate for Unina 2024.

Professional career

After graduating in Business and Economics at University of Naples Federico II in 1992, she continues her academic carrier receiving the PhD in Economics and Finance in 1997 at the University Ca’ Foscari of Venice. In 2003 she is nominated Assistant Professor in Management at University of Naples Federico II. At the same University, in 2007 she has become Associate Professor and in 2018 Full Professor in Management. During her academic carriers, she has attended several research periods abroad, namely University of Cooperative Education (University of Ravensburg), University of Utah and Ceram Business School (Skema). Nowadays, she is member of scientific associations and academies, such as: Italian Society of Tourism Science (since 2007), Strategic Management Society (since 2010), European Academy of Management (since 2013), Society of Open Innovation: Technology, Market, and Complexity (since 2015). Moreover, she serves as reviewer for scientific journals and conferences, both national and international, and she is member of editorial board of scientific journals and editorial books. Since 2016 she is member of the Commission of Evaluation Expert (CEV) appointed by ANVUR for the periodic accreditation and for the new accreditation for degree programs (assessed to date Luigi Bocconi University of Milan, University of Pavia, University of the Studies of Cassino, University of Lecce); coordination of the commission for the evaluation of new courses in the tourism and related sectors for ANVUR. Since 2021 she is member of the steering Committee of the “Polo Agri-tech for Research and Venture Capital”, Ministry of University and Research; Commissioner for the National Scientific Qualification (ASN-Sector 13/B2, Directorial Decree No. 251 of 2021, article 6, paragraph 3); Auditor of the “S. Pietro A Majella ”of Naples, Ministry of University and Research; Vice President & Executive President of Society of Open Innovation: Technology market and Complexity.

Scientific results

Her main research interests concern both the topic of digitalization and artificial intelligence in the context of the tourism and hospitality sector and sustainability considered in environmental, social, economic and technological terms.

She has participated and/or coordinated many projects as principal investigator/academic coordinator on the basis of competitive calls. She is member of the research group and operational coordinator of the national research, funded by MUR PRIN on "Puzzling out smart ruralities, sound knowledge and rural (agricultural/agrifood) entrepreneurial ecosystem". In 2013/2014 she was scientific responsible of the Project "I Circuiti dell'enogastronomia in Provincia di Napoli: le Eccellenze del Made in Naples". In 2011 she was scientific responsible of the following research projects: "Ospitalità nei Borghi", commissioned to the Department of Business Administration by the Campania Region; "Le produzioni d'eccellenza nel percorso: Reale-Virtuale-Reale. The case of made in Naples", funded by the Chamber of Commerce (CCIAA) of Naples to the Department of Business Administration, on the basis of competitive bidding that included peer review; "The Citadel of Arts and Crafts: project developments", commissioned to the Department of Business Administration by the City of Benevento. In 2010 she was the scientific responsible for the research project entitled: "The circuits of luxury made in Campania: the made in Naples", funded by the CCIAA of Naples to the Department of Business Administration, on the basis of competitive bidding that provided for peer review.

Editorial work and publications

[2022] Arica R, Cobanoglu C, Cakir O, Corbaci A, Hsu MJ Della Corte, V. Travel experience sharing on social media: effects of the importance attached to content sharing and what factors inhibit and facilitate it. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 34 (4): 1566-1586.

[2021] Della Corte V, Aria M, Del Gaudio G, Barney J.B, Cobanoglu C, Sepe, F. The relevance of relational capabilities in collaborative decisions. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 33 (12): 4391-4417. 

[2021] Della Corte V, Del Gaudio G, Sepe F, Nevola G. Kosher meat and production issues: A bibliometric analysis. Trends in Food Science & Technology, 116: 749-754.

[2021] Pagliara F, Aria M, Russo L, Della Corte V. A theoretical model linking the development of the transportation system with citizens' trust in government actors. Papers in Regional Science, 100 (1): 273-285.

[2021] Pagliara F, Aria M, Russo L, Della Corte V, Nunkoo R. Validating a theoretical model of citizens’ trust in tourism development. Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, 73: 100922.

[2020] Della Corte V, Management of Hospitality Firms, CEDAM, Padova.

[2020] Della Corte V, Imprese e Sistemi Turistici: il management, Egea, Milano, III Edizione

[2019] Dermody J, Yun J. J, Della Corte V. Innovations to advance sustainability behaviours. The Service Industries Journal, 39 (15-16): 1029-1033.

[2018] Della Corte V, Del Gaudio G, Sepe F. Ethical food and the kosher certification: a literature review. British Food Journal, 120 (10): 2270-2288. 

[2018] Della Corte V, Aria M, Del Gaudio G. Strategic governance in tourist destinations. International Journal of Tourism Research, 20 (4): 411-423.

[2018] Della Corte V, Del Gaudio G, Sepe F. Innovation and tradition-based firms: a multiple case study in the agro-food sector. British Food Journal, 120 (6): 1295-1314.

[2016] Della Corte V, Aria M. Coopetition and sustainable competitive advantage. The case of tourist destinations. Tourism Management, 54: 524-540. 

Awards and prizes

Valentina Della Corte has received international awards and recognitions for her research activities, among which: in 2016 the best papers' award: “The role of ecosystem in cultural firms. The interplay between Smart and open innovation”, Society of Open Innovation: Technology, Market, and Complexity & Society Annual Conference, San Joseph State University and, in the same year, the nomination as Member of the Organizing Committee and Conference Program Chair of the Strategic Management Society Special Conference: Strategy Challenges in the 21st Century: Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Coopetition, LUISS Guido Carli University; in 2018 Certificate of Appreciation as Hosting Chair and Conference Chair at the Society of Open Innovation: Technology, Market, and Complexity & Society Annual Conference, Naples; in 2019 Certificate of Appreciation as Keynote Speaker at the Global Conference on Business and Economics, organized by the Association for Higher Education International, University of South Florida and Bau University, Istanbul; in 2020 the nomination as Co-chair of the Global Conference on Services and Retail Management (GLOSERV 2021) and the Best Reviewer Award of the Journal of Open Innovation: Technology, Market, and Complexity; in 2021 the award “talented women” 2nd edition. 

Donatella Della Ratta
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International politics area

Competences: international politics, media

Keywords: internet, Middle East, social media, Syria, technology

Region: Lazio


Position/Role

Assistant professor of communications and media studies at John Cabot University, Rome.

Professional career

Background in Media Studies with a specialization in Arabic-speaking media. From 2007 until 2011 she lived in Damascus and carried out an extensive media ethnography of Syrian TV series which became the topic of her Ph.D. research, obtained from the University of Copenaghen in 2013. She is a former Post-Doctoral Fellow at University of Copenhagen and at the Annenberg School for Communication, Pennsylvania University and an Affiliate of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University.

She has authored three monographs on Arab media, and curated chapters on Syrian media and politics in several collective books. She is a contributor to Italian and international media outlets such as Al Jazeera English, Hyperallergic, Internazionale, and Il Manifesto. She has professional experience as a journalist, TV author and producer and managed the Arabic speaking community of the international NGO Creative Commons www.creativecommons.org for five years (2008-2013).

Scientific results

Her research develops in two main strands. The first one relates to the geopolitics of the media in the Middle East, with a particular focus on pan-Arab networks (Al Jazeera, etc.), on specific television genres (TV serials, etc.), on the network (meme, etc.) and on specific areas (Syria). The second strand concerns the critical analysis of digital media and the relationship between new "social" formats, politics and the representation of violence. Her latest book "Shooting a Revolution: Visual Media and Warfare in Syria" (Pluto Press, 2018) is an expression of these two lines of research.

Editorial work and publications

[2018] Della Ratta D. Shooting a Revolution. Visual Media and Warfare in Syria, Pluto Press.

[2015] Della Ratta D. (together with Sakr N. and Skovgaard Petersen J.), Arab Media Moguls, I.B. Tauri.

[2014] Della Ratta D. La Fiction Siriana. Mercato e Politica della Televisione nell`Era degli Asad, Arab Media Report. 

[2009] Della Ratta D. (together with Valerani A.), Un Hussein alla Casa Bianca. Cosa pensa il mondo arabo di Barack Obama, Odoya. 

[2005] Della Ratta D. Al Jazeera. Media e Società Arabe nel Nuovo Millennio, Bruno Mondadori Editore.

[2000] Della Ratta D. Media Oriente. Modelli, Strategie e Tecnologie nelle Nuove Televisioni Arabe, Seam.

Awards and prizes

She co-founded SyriaUntold.com, a portal on Syria that was awarded the ‘best digital community’ prize at the Linz Ars Electronica Festival in 2014. 

In 2000, she also received the Ilaria Alpi Award for best TV author under 30 for her work in the Rai 2 TV show Un Mondo a Colori.

 

Silvia Dello Russo
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Economy and Finance area

Competences: human resource management, organizational behavior, organizational psychology

Keywords: feedback, generations, leadership, motivation, performance appraisal

Region: Lazio


Position/Role

Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management at Luiss University of Rome.

Professional career

Graduated in Psychology, with a specialization in Occupational and Organizational Psychology at Sapienza University of Rome (2004), she becomes a chartered psychologist in 2005. She obtains a PhD in Organizational Psychology (2008) at the same University in Rome. During her doctoral studies (2006) she spends a period at the Rotman School of Management (Toronto, Canada) as visiting student. Subsequently, she works in Italy as a consultant in the field of human resources management and is a research fellow at the Department of Psychology of the Sapienza University of Rome (2010). In 2011, with a scholarship from Sapienza University, she is a post-doc at Aston Business School (Birmingham, UK). She holds academic roles in Portugal (from 2012 to 2018 she is Assistant Professor of Human Resource Management at ISCTE in Lisbon) and in France (from 2019 to 2021 she is Associate Professor of Human Resources Management at TBS Education in Toulouse). At the same time, he spends visiting periods in other Italian and foreign universities for research and teaching activities (Luiss University in 2020 and 2021; University of Bologna in 2019; University of Padua in 2018; WU, Vienna, Austria in 2014 and 2013; Università Cattolica del Sacro Heart in 2012). In 2022 she returns permanently to Italy as Associate Professor at Luiss University, and she maintains an affiliation with the Business Research Unit of ISCTE (Lisbon, Portugal).

She is a member of the leadership directory of the Careers division of the Academy of Management (the world's leading association of management researchers) for the period 2020-2023 and from 2022 she is Co-Director of the track on Human Resources Management of the European Academy of Management (one of the major European management associations).

Since 2014 she is a member of the international research group 5C (Cross-Cultural Collaboration on Contemporary Careers), an international network of scholars studying careers and human resource development with over 30 countries involved.

Scientific results

Her research interests include human resource development practices; the aging process with its implications for work and the management of older workers (but also, more broadly, for the simultaneous management of different generational groups); interpersonal dynamics between manager and employee in the application of developmental practices (such as feedback) and in the presence of significant age differences.

In relation to the first point, she has studied the implementation of bundles of developmental practices with strategic intent (e.g. in the health sector) but also the effectiveness of single practices such as coaching. Together with a PhD student (Andrea Fontes), she conducted one of the few randomized control studies on coaching and verified the effectiveness of a program inspired by the principles of positive psychology and psychological capital.

In relation to the second point, she has examined how workers of different ages experience everyday life at work - in particular in relation to the emotional sphere - through a project financed by the FCT (Fundação para a Ciencia e a Tecnologia, Portugal) whose main results are available at the website: www.dailyproject.weebly.com. Through the collaborative network 5C she also examined the positive role of human resource management practices in increasing the employability of older workers, which was found to be universally effective (https://5c.careers/sparks/).

In relation to the third point, recent years have seen her involved in directing two feedback research projects funded by the SIOP Foundation (USA) and the FCT (Portugal). Alongside strictly scientific objectives related to the study of informal feedback and not only associated with performance evaluation, she has also set herself the objective of disseminating good feedback communication practices through which to improve interpersonal relations at work. To this purpose, she has for some years been engaged in the dissemination of scientific research in the field of human resources through the research website https://realpal.work.

Editorial work and publications

[2021] Fontes A, Dello Russo S. What changes with coaching? Investigating within-person changes in reflection, the predicting role of implicit person theory and the effects on perceived utility of coaching. International Journal of Training and Development, 25(3): 316-340. 

[2021] Fontes A, Dello Russo S. An experimental field study on the effects of coaching: The mediating role of psychological capital. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 70(2): 459-488. 

[2021] Dello Russo S, Antino M, Zaniboni S, Caetano A. Truxillo D. The effect of age on daily positive emotions and work behaviors. Work, Aging and Retirement, 7(1): 9-19. 

[2020] Dello Russo S, Parry E, Bosak J, ... Reichel, A. Still feeling employable with growing age? Exploring the moderating effects of HR developmental practices and country-level unemployment rates in the age – employability relationship. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 31(9): 1180-1206. 

[2019] Smale A, Bagdadli S, Cotton R, Dello Russo S, Dickmann M, Dysvik A, Gianecchini M, Kaše R, Lazarova M, Reichel A, Rozo P, Verbruggen M. et al. Proactive career behaviors and subjective career success: The moderating role of national culture. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 40(1): 105-122. 

[2018] Bouville* G, Dello Russo* S, Truxillo D. (2018). The moderating role of age in the job characteristics-absenteeism relationship: A matter of occupational context? Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 91(1): 57–83.

*Shared first authorship

[2018] Martin R. Thomas G, Legood A, Dello Russo S. Leader-Member Exchange (LMX) Differentiation and Work Outcomes: Conceptual Clarification and Critical Review. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 39(2): 151–168.

[2018] Dello Russo S, Mascia D, Morandi F. Individual perceptions of HR practices, HRM strength and appropriateness of care: A meso, multi-level approach. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 29(2): 286-310. 

[2017] Dello Russo S, Miraglia M, Borgogni L. Reducing organizational politics in performance appraisal: The role of coaching leaders in appraising age-diverse employees. Human Resource Management, 56(5): 769–783. 

[2015] Dello Russo S, Stoykova P. Psychological capital intervention: A replication and extension. Human Resource Development Quarterly, 26(3): 329–347. 

[2015] Mascia D, Dello Russo S, Morandi F. Exploring professionals' motivation to lead: A cross-level study in the healthcare sector. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 26(12): 1622-1644. 

[2013] Dello Russo S, Miraglia M, Borgogni L, Johns G. How time and perceptions of social context shape employee absenteeism trajectories. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 83(2); 209-217.  

Awards and prizes

2010   Award for best PhD dissertations in Organizational Psychology granted by the Italian Psychological Association – Division of Organizational Psychology

2015   Outstanding Reviewer Award, Academy of Management Annual Conference, OB Division

2018   Award for Best reviewer, Journal of Managerial Psychology

2018   Runner-up for the 2018 HR Awards, category Research, RH Magazine, Portugal  

2021   Runner-up best as best paper at HRM track, EURAM Conference, with the paper “What practical implications on feedback do researchers offer? A systematic review” (with A. Mirfakhar e M. Miraglia). 

Liliana Dell'Osso
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STEM area: Clinical sciences and nutrition science

Competences: psychiatry

Keywords: anxiety, complicated bereavement, coronavirus, Covid-19, Covid-19: impact on domestic violences, Covid-19: post-traumatic demoralization syndrome, depression, mood, post traumatic stress disorder, psychotic disorders, spectrum, suicide, traumatic bereavement, violence against women

Region: Tuscany


Position/Role

Full Professor of Psychiatry at University of Pisa. Director of the Psychiatry Care Unit of the University Hospital of Pisa. President of the Italian College of University Professors of Psychiatry

Professional career

She graduated in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Pisa in 1979, where she specialised in Psychiatry in 1984. In 1983 she became a researcher at the Institute of Pharmacology of the University of Pisa, and in 1987 she took up the same position at the Institute of Psychiatry of the same University. In 1992 she became an associate professor of psychiatry, and in 2001 she became a full professor of psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry, Neurobiology, Pharmacology and Biotechnology at the same University. From 2001 to 2010 she was director of Operational Unit 2 of Psychiatry, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Pisana. Since 2010 she has also been director of the Operational Unit 1 of Psychiatry and of the School of Specialisation in Psychiatry at the University of Pisa. Since 2012 she coordinates the Research and Teaching of the Integrated Department (DAI) of Neuroscience of the Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Pisana. Since 2015 she is Vice President of the Italian Society of Psychiatry (SIP). In 2018 she was elected President of the Italian College of Full Professors of Psychiatry.

Scientific results

His research activity is carried out in the fields of psychopathology, neurobiology, clinical pharmacology and genetics. Of particular relevance is her contribution to the "Spectrum Project", an international collaborative project (University of Pisa, University of Pittsburgh, University of New York, University of San Diego) for the development and validation of structured clinical interviews and questionnaires for the evaluation of mood (SCI-MOODS), anxiety (SCI-SHY, SCI-OBS, SCI-TALS), psychotic (SCI-PSY) and substance use symptoms (SCI-SUBS). Liliana Dell'Osso also conducts clinical research on the treatment of psychotic disorders, with particular emphasis on studies on the use of clozapine, on the use of typical and atypical antipsychotics in patients with bipolar syndrome and studies on schizophrenic disorders. More recently, Liliana Dell'Osso is involved in the study of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and the autistic spectrum.

Editorial work and publications

Liliana Dell'Osso has written several popular scientific books:

L'altra Marilyn. Psichiatria e psicoanalisi di un cold case (Le Lettere, Firenze 2016)

L'Abisso negli occhi. Spettro Autistico e violenza di genere nel mito e nell’arte (ETS, Pisa 2016, 2019)

La verità sulla menzogna: dalle origini alla post-verità (ETS, Pisa 2017) 

Il caso Coco Chanel. L’insopportabile Genio (Giunti, Firenze 2018)

L’ombra dell’autismo. Declinazioni cliniche e psicopatologiche dello spettro autistico sottosoglia. (Franco Angeli, Milano 2018)

Genio e follia 2.0. Il complesso rapporto tra spettro autistico e competenze eccezionali (Franco Angeli, 2019).

Fatti di quotidiana follia (Giunti, Firenze 2019)

She is also the author/co-author/co-editor of more than 800 publications in international and national scientific journals, book chapters: manuals, treatises and monographs (in English and Italian), books, including: 

La malattia depressiva (Idelsen-Gnocchi, Napoli, 1989) 
Diagnosi psichiatrica e DSM-3-R (Giuffrè, Milano1989) 
Da Esculapio a Igea. Un approccio di genere alla salute (Plus, Pisa 2007) 
Recurrent Mood Disorders. New Perspectives in Therapy (Springer, 2012) 
Manuale di Clinica e Riabilitazione Psichiatrica, vol I e vol II (Giovanni Fioriti Editore, Roma, 2018) 

Awards and prizes

Liliana Dell'Osso is a member of the Top Italia Scientists, for the field of Clinical Sciences, is included in the Top Italian Women Scientists and is an member of the Virtual Italia Academy which includes Italian scientists and women scientists working in Italy and abroad. 

Since 1 November 2021, she has been the dean of the University of Pisa's Medical Area, the first woman in the history of the university to reach this goal.

In 2021, she won the international "Profilo Donna" award.

Raffaella A. Del Sarto
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International politics area

Competences: European-Israeli-Palestinian relations, Europe- Midle East relations, international relations of the Middle East, Israeli domestic and foreign policies, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, relations between Europe and the Middle East and North Africa

Keywords: Israel, borders and regional order, Maghreb, Mashreq, Mediterranean Middle East and North Africa, security and identity politics

Region: Emilia-Romagna


Position/Role

Associate Professor of Middle East Studies at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, SAIS Europe (Bologna campus).

Professional career

After completing her MA studies in Political Science at the Albert-Ludwigs Universität in Freiburg, Germany, she began her career as an external collaborator and consultant at the Friedrich Naumann Foundation, Jerusalem (1997-1998) and the Israel Democracy Institute in Jerusalem. From 1998 to 2000 she was the Manager of the project ‘The German Fund for Palestinian NGOs’ for the Friedrich Naumann Foundation in Jerusalem. In 2003 she obtains a PhD in International Relations from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (summa cum laude). From 2004 to 2005 she is a Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute and from 2005 to 2007 a Marie Curie Fellow there. From 2007 to 2011 she is the Pears Fellow in Israel and Mediterranean Studies at the University of Oxford, St Antony's College, the Middle East Center. Between 2011 and the spring of 2019 she is part-time Professor at the European University Institute. From 2010 to 2015 she is Adjunct Professor of Middle Eastern Studies and International Relations at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, SAIS Europe, in Bologna. In 2015, she obtains the Italian national scientific qualification for associate professor, and in 2019 for full professor. She has been Associate Professor of Middle East Studies at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, SAIS Europe (Bologna), since 2015.

Scientific results

Raffaella A. Del Sarto obtained a research grant from the European Research Council (ERC) for the project BORDERLANDS: Boundaries, Governance, and Power in the European Union's Relations with North Africa and the Middle East(2011-2018). She published two monographs, over 15 academic articles, over 10 book chapters, and numerous policy reports, working papers and grey publications. She has also edited or co-edited 5 volumes.

Editorial work and publications

Raffaella Del Sarto is a member of the Editorial Board of The International Spectator and member of the Advisory Board of the journals Mediterranean Politics and International Affairs.

[2019] Del Sarto, R. A. ‘Stuck in the Logic of Oslo: Europe and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict’, The Middle East Journal 73(3): 376-396.

[2019] Del Sarto, R. A. ‘Insecurity, Identity Politics, and the Restructuring of the Middle East’, in Shifting Global Politics and the Middle East, POMEPS Studies 34, March, Project on Middle East Political Science.

[2019] Del Sarto, R. A., Malmvig, H. and Soler i Lecha, E., Interregnum: The Regional Order in the Middle East and North Africa after the Arab Uprisings, MENARA Final Report no. 1, February.

[2018] Del Sarto, R A. and Jean-Pierre Cassarino, ‘The Governance of Migration and Border Controls in the European-North African Context’, MENARA Working Paper no. 13, September.

[2017] Del Sarto, R. A. Israel under Siege: The Politics of Insecurity and the Rise of the Israeli Neo-Revisionist Right, Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University.

[2017] Del Sarto, R. A. ‘Contentious Borders in the Middle East and North Africa: Context and Concepts’, in International Affairs 93(4): 767-787.

[2017] Del Sarto, R. A., Fawcett L. and Okyay A., eds., Contentious Borders: Sovereignty and Statehood in the Middle East and North Africa post-2011, special issue of International Affairs, 93(4).

[2016] Del Sarto, R. A. ‘Normative Empire Europe: The European Union, Its Borderlands, and the “Arab Spring”’, Journal of Common Market Studies 54(2): 215-232.

[2015] Del Sarto, R. A., ed.  Fragmented Borders, Interdependence and External Relations: The Israel-Palestine-European Union Triangle, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

[2015] Del Sarto, R. A. ‘Defining Borders and People in the Borderlands: EU Policies, Israeli Prerogatives and the Palestinians’, Journal of Common Market Studies 52(2): 200-216.

[2011] Del Sarto, R. A. and Schumacher T. ‘From Brussels with Love: Leverage, Benchmarking, and the Action Plans with Jordan and Tunisia in the EU’s Democratization Policy’, Democratization 18(4): 932-955.

[2006] Del Sarto, R. A., Adler E., Bicchi F., and Crawford B. eds. The Convergence of Civilizations: Constructing a Mediterranean Region, Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

[2006] Del Sarto, R. A. Contested State Identities and Regional Security in the Euro-Mediterranean Area, New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

[2005] Del Sarto, R. A. and Schumacher T. ‘From EMP to ENP: What’s at Stake with the European Neighbourhood Policy towards the Southern Mediterranean?’, European Foreign Affairs Review 10(1): 17-38.

For a complete list of her publications see here.

Awards and prizes

In 2003 she obtained the "Alex Berger" prize for excellent doctoral dissertation at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

From October 2019 to March 2020 she was Robert Schuman Fellow at the European University Institute.

Maria Del Zompo
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STEM area: Biomedical sciences and biotechnology

Competences: neuropsychopharmacology

Keywords: biological bases of mood disorders, clinical psychopharmacology, pharmacogenetics, pharmacogenomics, psychiatric genetics

Region: Sardinia


Position/Role

Full professor of Pharmacology and former Rector of the University of Cagliari

Professional career

Following her degree in Medicine at the University of Cagliari, Maria Del Zompo took a specialty degree in Neurology and started a career at the University of Cagliari as assistant in-charge in 1979. During the various phases of her career she spent more than two years at the “Biological Psychiatry Branch”, National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Bethesda (USA), where she collaborated with John Tallman under Robert M. Post’s supervision. 

She is currently Full Professor of Pharmacology in the Degree Course in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Cagliari, where she was Pro-Rector from 2005 to 2007 and Rector from April 2015 to April 2021.

Scientific results

Professor Maria Del Zompo is member of numerous scientific societies, including the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics, the International Society of Biological Psychiatry and the Italian Society of Pharmacology. She won the Burroughs Wellcome Stipend Award issued by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, Research Triangle Park, NC (USA) at the Biological Psychiatry Branch, NIMH, Bethesda, MD (USA).

Her clinical activity was based at the Unit of Clinical Pharmacology of the “San Giovanni di Dio” Hospital in Cagliari (Italy), a health care facility with clinics and day hospital, dedicated to various pathologies related to the field on clinical neurosciences, such as bipolar disorder and migraine, and to more specific activities in the field of clinical pharmacology, such as the management of adverse reactions to drugs.

Her many clinical and research interests include Clinical Psychopharmacology, Psychiatric Genetics (epidemiology and molecular genetics of bipolar disorder and suicidal behavior), Genetics of complex diseases such as Migraine, Cluster Headache and Alzheimer’s disease, Pharmacogenetics (genetic bases of response to drugs and adverse reactions to drugs).

She has many ongoing international collaborations with Professor Martin Alda (Department of Psychiatry, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada); Professor Gustavo Turecki (Research and Academic Affairs, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, Montreal, Canada); Dr. Ming Ta Michael Lee (Laboratory for International Alliance on Genomic Research Core for Genomic Medicine, RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences, Yokohama, Japan) and Dr. David Gurwitz (National Institute for Psychobiology, Tel Aviv University, Israel).  

Maria Del Zompo is also a founding member of the International Consortium on Lithium Genetics (ConLiGen) and of the International Group for the Study of Lithium Treated Patients (IGSLI), whose annual meeting was held in Cagliari in 2010.

In 2006 she chaired, for the first time in Italy, the 14th World Congress of the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics, of which she’s an honorary member, which was held in Cagliari from October 28 to November 1. 

Editorial work and publications

Her scientific production consists of numerous publications in international books and journals, national books and journals and presentations at national and international meetings. Professor Maria Del Zompo has a total of 152 publications in international books and journals, 57 publications in national books and journals and 248 presentations at national and international meetings (H index: 30, according to Web of Science).

In 2015 she published an article entitled “Renal function during long-term lithium treatment: a cross-sectional and longitudinal study” in BMC Medicine, a peer-reviewed journal with a high impact factor, and this article was followed by an interview published in the “BioMe” website, entitled “Lithium treatment and renal function: do we really need to be concerned?“. 

Maria Del Zompo also works as a referee of scientific publications for numerous relevant international journals, and as a reviewer of scientific projects for Italian and international institutions.

Awards and prizes

In the recent years Maria Del Zompo has been involved in various social and cultural activities, local and regional, which she’s always joined with enthusiasm. In 2000 she won the “Eleonora D’Arborea” Award, a prize issued by Cagliari’s International Inner Wheel Club, that awards every year a Sardinian woman who has contributed to the social and cultural progress of Sardinia through her social, cultural and artistic activity.

She also won the AIDDA (an association of women working as managers or entrepreneurs) Prize as “Woman of the Year 2007”, for having deeply contributed to Sardinia’s luster in the world through the top level of her research and clinical activity.

Her interest in spreading the culture through the organization of scientific and educational meetings has always been consistent in time. In 2014 she joined the Marathon issued by Italian Environmental Fund (FAI), and held her speech in the city center, explaining the link between the old commercial core of the town and the University. In more recent years she hosted the Round Table entitled “Science and Society: Research and Ethics”. The relationship between ethics and science has always been a relevant topic for Maria Del Zompo: in an interview with writer Alessandro Ligas, entitled “Research, Innovation and Ethics: a comparison between scientific and medical progress and people’s rights”, she tells about her thoughts on a topic so relevant for the society.

After her election as the first woman Rector of the University of Cagliari in 60 years she gave a great impulse to the cultural activities of the University and to the involvement of the city.

Giovanna De Maio
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International politics area

Competences: EU external action, European Union, European Union's energy security, Italian foreign policy, Italy-Russia relations, transatlantic relations, West-Russia relations

Keywords: European Union, populism

Region: ABROAD


Position/Role

Expert on Italian and EU foreign policy

Professional career

Giovanna De Maio has a BA and a PhD in International Studies, both from the Oriental University. During her PhD, she worked on the 2014 Ukraine conflict from a Russian geopolitical, social and politico-cultural perspective; she did a research period abroad in Moscow and completed the writing of her thesis at the Brookings Institution, where she also conducted a study on EU-Russia energy relations.

Prior to her PhD, she obtained a Master's degree in Diplomatic Studies from the Società Italiana per l'Organizzazione Internazionale di Roma (Sioi). During her international training, she did internships in Strasbourg, at the Council of Europe, in Brussels, at the Athena-EuLogos Observatory, and at the Istituto Affari Internazionali in Rome.

She worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the French Institute for International Relations (Ifri) in Paris, where she analysed the impact of sanctions on Russia (and Russian counter-sanctions) on the Italian economy, and at the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMFUS) in Washington, D.C, working on a study on the links between Russia and Italian political parties ahead of the 2018 general elections. From 2018 to 2021 she was a visiting research fellow at the Brookings Institution, with a period, from 2020 to 2021, as a visiin at the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies at George Washington University. From October 2021 she returned to Europe, to France, where she currently works in policy planning at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Scientific results

Giovanna De Maio worked in important think tanks between the US and Europe in contact with international organizations and diplomatic delegations; she published her analyses in important think tank and media outlets. She presented her research in universities (Harvard, Tartu), think tanks (Brookings, Ifri) and private sector settings; she was interview by news outlets including BBC, NPR News, CGRN America and RBK Russia among others. Recently, she briefed the Executive Office of the President of the United States on asylum policies in Italy 

Editorial work and publications

A selection of commentaries

[2019] De Maio G. Nord Stream 2: A failed test for EU unity and trans-Atlantic coordination, Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, Avril.

[2019] De Maio G. The broken compass of Italian foreign policyOrder from Chaos, The Brookings Institution, March.

[2019] De Maio G. Italy and Russia, the link is increasingly close, Reset Dialogues on Civilization, March.

[2019] De Maio G. Europe’s Campaign Season Is Just Beginning, with Célia Belin, The American Interest, February.

[2019] De Maio G. Italy and immigration: Europe’s Achilles’ heel,Order from Chaos, The Brookings Institution, January.

[2018] De Maio G. The Palermo conference on Libya: A diplomatic test for Italy’s new government, Order from Chaos, The Brookings Institution, November.

[2017] De Maio G. Russia: uncertain revolutions and future question marks, Reset Dialogues on Civilization, November.

[2017] De Maio G. Anti-corruption Rallies in Russia: The Awakening of Civil Society?, Reset Dialogues on Civilization, July.

Maria De Paola
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Economy and Finance area

Competences: economics of education, labor economics, political economy

Keywords: coronavirus, Covid-19, Covid-19: impact of distance learning on academic performance, Covid-19: impact on the labour market, education, evaluation, experiments, gender, perception of the health and wellbeing trade-off, politics, work

Region: Calabria


Position/Role

Full Professor of Political Economy at the University of Calabria

Professional career

After graduating in Economics at the University of Calabria in 1992, she continued her education with a PhD in Political Economy at the University "La Sapienza" in Rome. She was a visiting student at the University of Cambridge and at the University of East Anglia, Norwich. From 2001 to 2006 she was a researcher at the University of Calabria, at the same university she held the position of associate professor from 2006 to 2017, from 2017 she has been a full professor of Political Economy. Since 2013 she has been a Research Fellow at the Institute of the Study of Labor (IZA), Bonn. From 2011 to 2014 she was a member of GEV 13, National Assessment of Italian Research (VQR 2011-2014). From 2015 to February 2018 she was a member of the de lavoce.info editorial committee.

Scientific results

Maria De Paola's research activity takes place mainly in the field of labor and education economics, public policy evaluation and political economy. In the field of labor and education economics she examined the determinants of students' academic performance, on-the-job training processes and professional careers and work organization. She devoted particular attention to gender differences trying to understand the role played by differences in attitudes and non-cognitive abilities. To this end, she used both observational data and data deriving from field experiments. For example, using data on national scientific certification, she examined the tendency of women to avoid competitive contexts and, for the same purpose, conducted several experiments with students. As part of the evaluation of public policies, she has conducted studies to estimate the impact of some important legislative interventions, such as the points license, the Brunetta law on absenteeism in public administration, gender quotas, the “fruit in schools” program. She also contributed to the analysis of voters' behavior in relation to the characteristics of the electoral system and of candidates for the elections.

Editorial work and publications

She is the author of numerous publications, including:

(2017) De Paola M. Ponzo M e Scoppa V. Gender Differences in Attitudes Towards Competition: Evidence from the Italian Scientific Qualification.Oxford Economic Papers, 1-24 doi: 10.1093/oep/gpx023

(2016) De Paola M, Gioia F. Who Performs Better under Time Pressure? Results from a Field Experiment.  Journal of Economic Psychology, 53:37-53.

(2016) De Paola, De Benedetto MA. The Impact of Incumbency on Turnout.Evidence from Italian Municipalities. Electoral Studies, 44:98-108.

(2015) De Paola M, Bracco E, Green C. Long Lasting Differences in Civic Capital: Evidence from a Unique Immigration Event in Italy. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 217–236.

(2015) De Paola M, Gioia F, Scoppa V. Are Females Scared of Compiting with Males? Results from a Field Experiment. Economics of Education Review, 48:117–128.

(2015) De Paola M, Scoppa V. Gender Discrimination and Evaluators’ Gender: Evidence from the Italian Academia. Economica, 82(325):162-188.

(2014) De Paola M, Scoppa V. The Effectiveness of Remedial Courses in Italy: A Fuzzy Regression Discontinuity Design. Journal of Population Economics, 27, 2:365-386.

(2014) De Paola M, Scoppa V, De Benedetto MA. The Impact of Gender Quotas on Electoral Participation:  Evidence from Italian Municipalities. European Journal of Political Economy, 35:141-157. 

(2014) De Paola M, Scoppa V, Pupo V. Absenteeism In The Italian Public Sector: The Effects Of Changes In Sick Leave Compensation. Journal of Labor Economics, 32, 2:337-360.

(2014) De Paola M, Brunello G, Labartino G. More Apples Fewer Chips? The Effect of School Fruit Schemes on the Consumption of Junk Food. Health Policy, 118(1):114–126.

(2014) De Paola M, Scoppa V. The Impact of Closeness on Electoral Participation Exploiting the Italian Dual Ballot System. Public Choice, 160:467-479.

(2010) De Paola M, Scoppa V, Lombardo R. Can Gender Quotas Break Down Negative Stereotypes? Evidence from Changes in Electoral Rules. Journal of Public Economics, 94(5-6): 344-353.

(2010) De Paola M, Scoppa V, Brunello G. Residential Peer effects in Higher Education: Does the Field of Study Matter? Economic Inquiry, 48(3):621-634.

 

Awards and prizes

Maria De Paola received the Tarantelli Award in 2013 for the best paper in Labor Economics assigned by the Italian Association of Labor Economists. The book "Education and Training in Europe" (to which he contributed) was selected by Princeton University, The Firestone Library, for the best book of the year award in Labor Economics and Industrial Relations. From 2016 to today she is a member of the Scientific Commission of the publishing house Il Mulino (Bologna), of the Gender Commission of the Italian Society of Economists (SIE), of the Editorial Board of the Italian Economic Journal (ItEJ).

 

Marta De Philippis
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Economy and Finance area

Competences: political economy

Keywords: education economy, gender, labor market

Region: Lazio


Position/Role

Economist in the labor market division and economic structure of the economics and statistics department of the Bank of Italy

Professional career

After graduating in Economics and Social Sciences and a three-year degree in Business Economics from the Bocconi University, she continued her education with a PhD in Economics from the London School of Economics, obtained in 2016. In December 2014 she joined the Bank of Italy as an economist. In the past she worked for short periods at the Rodolfo Debenedetti Foundation, the European Commission and the Center of Economic Performance (LSE). Her research interests are related to labor economics, in particular to the economics of education and gender.

Scientific results

The research activity of Marta De Philippis takes place in the field of the labor market and education systems. In this context she studied the consequences on the quality of teaching and research of university professors of incentive systems that are strongly (or exclusively) result-oriented in terms of academic publications. She also studied the determinants of gender differences in obtaining purely scientific degrees (STEM) and, on average, higher paid, leading them in part to preferences regarding future job opportunities. She then contributed to the analysis of female participation and how it also depends on intra-family interactions, showing that pension reforms have greatly increased female participation, and male participation mainly through intra-family interactions, and that a reduction in time displacement would have beneficial effects on female participation, including through the effect on their partners.

Editorial work and publications

She is the author of the following publications:

(2017) M. De Philippis.STEM Graduates and High School Curriculum: Does Early Exposure to Science Matter?, Bank of Italy working paper  n. 1107

(2016) Adamopoulou E, Bobbio E, De Philippis M e Giorgi F. Wage Rigidities and Business Cycle Flactuations: A linked employer-employee analysis. IZA Journal of Labour Policy.

(2016) M. De Philippis. Multitask Agents and Incentives: the Case of Teaching and Research for University Professors. CEP Discussion Paper n.138.

(2016) M. De Philippis e F. Rossi. Parents, Schools and Human Capital Differences across Countries. CFM LSE working paper n. 14.

(2015) Carta F e De Philippis M.You've come a long way, baby. Husbands’ Commuting Time and Family Labour Supply.Regional Science and Urban Economics, 69:25-37

(2015)Boeri T, De Philippis M, Pellizzari M e Patacchini E.Immigration, housing discrimination and employment.The Economic Journal, 125, 586:F82–F114

Awards and prizes

In 2016 Marta De Philippis received the Ezio Tarantelli award for labor economics for the STEM Graduates and High School project. Curriculum: Does Early Exposure to Science Matter? She also received the scholarship in honor of Marco Fanno for the years 2012 and 2013; the ESRC research fellowship (LSE) for the period 2010-2014 and the scholarship as an excellent student at the Bocconi University for the years 2008 and 2009.

 

Valeria Deplano
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History and Philosophy area

Competences: contemporary history, cultural history

Keywords: colonialism, Libya, migrations, racism

Region: Sardinia


Position/Role

Lecturer in Contemporary History at the University of Cagliari.

Professional career

After graduating in Modern Literature in 2005, Valeria Deplano obtained a PhD in Contemporary History at the University of Cagliari. During the same period, and until 2010, she worked as an archivist and researcher at the Libyan Studies Center in Tripoli, Libya, where she took part in the project to set up the National Archives. Between 2012 and 2018 she was a research fellow in Cagliari and then at the University of Bologna; in the meantime she teaches History of Mediterranean Countries at the University of Macerata. Since 2018 she has been a researcher in Contemporary History in Cagliari.  

Scientific results

As a PhD student and a post-doc, she studied the way colonialism, usually seen as a separate chapter of Italian history, contributed to shaping national identity, especially during Fascism. The research showed the cultural impact of the expansionist project, and urged a study on the legacies of colonial mentality in Republican Italy. Next researches, carried out also within research group as Intergrace, aimed at investigating continuities in shaping the ideas of “identity” and “otherness” before and after the fall of Fascism and the end of colonialism. Adopting the same perspective, she has studied the historical origins of the Italian multicultural society, focusing on post-colonial migrations and citizenship policies in comparison with the European context

Editorial work and publications

She is the author of several publications, including: 

[2015] Deplano V, L'Africa in casa. Propaganda e cultura coloniale nell'Italia fascista, Le Monnier – Mondadori education. 

[2017] Deplano V, La Madrepatria è una terra straniera. Libici, eritrei e somali nell'Italia del dopoguerra, Le Monnier- Mondadori education. 

[2018] Deplano V, Per una nazione coloniale. Il progetto imperiale fascista nei periodici coloniali, Morlacchi. 

[2014] Deplano V,  Pes A, Quel che resta dell'impero. La cultura coloniale degli italiani, Mimesis. 

[2020] Laschi G, Deplano V, Pes A, Europe between Migrations, Decolonization and Integration, Routledge. 

[2018] Deplano V, Within and outside the nation: former colonial subjects in post-war Italy, Modern Italy, 23 (4): 395-410. 

 [2017] Deplano V, Il mondo che cambia. Decolonizzazione e nuova idea d’Europa nella narrazione dei media italiani (1950-1962), L’Unione Europea e il Mediterraneo Interdipendenza politica e rappresentazioni mediatiche (1947-2017), edited by Cruciani S, Ridolfi M, Franco Angeli, 51- 68. 

[2016] Deplano V, Senza distinzione di razza. Razzismo in controluce nel discorso pubblico italiano tra gli anni Cinquanta e Settanta, From the European South. A transdisciplinary journal of postcolonial humanities” 1 (1): 95-102. 

[2015] Deplano V, Come il colonialismo ha fatto gli italiani. Il caso di “Timira” tra storia e letteratura. Memoria storica e postcolonialismo. Il caso italiano”  edited by Bovo Romoeuf M, Manai F, Peter Lang. 

[2013] Aru S, Deplano V, Costruire una nazione. Politiche, rappresentazioni e discorsi che hanno fatto l'Italia, Ombre Corte. 

[2013] Deplano V, Making Italians: Colonial History and the Graduate Education System from the liberal age to Fascism, Journal of Modern Italian Studies” 18: 580-598. 

[2013] Deplano V, Madre Italia, Africa concubina. La femminilizzazione del territorio nel discorso coloniale fascista, Genesis”, XII(2): 55-73. 

Awards and prizes

She was awarded the Christopher Seton-Watson Memorial Prize 2018 

Veronica De Romanis
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Economy and Finance area

Competences: economic policy, European Union, fiscal policy

Keywords: debt, european integration, female employment, governance, growth

Region: Lazio


Position/Role

In 2016 Marta De Philippis received the Ezio Tarantelli award for labor economics for the STEM Graduates and High School project. Curriculum: Does Early Exposure to Science Matter? She also received the scholarship in honor of Marco Fanno for the years 2012 and 2013; the ESRC research fellowship (LSE) for the period 2010-2014 and the scholarship as an excellent student at the Bocconi University for the years 2008 and 2009.

 

Professional career

After graduating with honors in Economics and Business at the Sapienza University of Rome, she continued her education with a PhD in Economics at Columbia University in New York (USA), where she obtained a Master of Philosophy (Major in Economics) and the Master of Art (Major in Economics). For over 10 years she has been a member of the Council of Experts at the Ministry of Economy and Finance, where she mainly dealt with macroeconomics and public finance. She was also responsible for relations with Eurostat, the European Commission, the OECD and the International Monetary Fund. Currently, she teaches European Economic Policy at Stanford University (The Breyer Center for Overseas Studies) in Florence, at the Faculty of Political Sciences and at the Master of Business Administration of the Free University of Social Studies Guido Carli (LUISS) in Rome. Since April 2015, she has been an independent director of the Board of Directors, of the Risk Committee and of the Remuneration and Appointments Committee of Cementir Holding Spa (Rome).

Scientific results

The research activity of Veronica De Romanis takes place in the field of European economic policy, the female labor market and fiscal and monetary policy in Europe during the financial crisis. For example, in the book “Il Caso Germania” the various tools put in place to finance aid to countries in difficulty are illustrated, such as the European Stability Mechanism, but also the new rules agreed on the fiscal side (the Fiscal Compact, the Six Pack , the Two Pack, etc.) and the unconventional tools introduced by the European Central Bank (the SMP, the MTO and the QE). European governance is explained from the point of view of Germany, a country that has tried to reconcile "solidarity" with states in difficulty with "responsibility" among the economies that share the single currency. In particular, debtors were asked for austerity measures in exchange for aid. The latter were considered by various analysts to be the cause of the deep recession that countries like Greece had to face. In the book "Austerity makes us grow" he analyzed the impact of fiscal consolidation policies implemented in several European countries, including Spain, Greece, Ireland and Portugal, on economic growth. Particular attention was paid to the Italian case. The book shows that in countries where "good" austerity is implemented, that is the mix of unproductive spending cuts and reforms, the economy starts to grow again. When, on the other hand, governments concentrated the adjustment on the revenue side, the effects were recessive. Moreover, implementing "austerity" measures does not necessarily make the elections lose. In countries where "good" austerity has been implemented, the current premieres have been reconfirmed.

Editorial work and publications

Veronica De Romanis is the author of three monographs for Marsilio publishers: "Austerity makes us grow", 2017, "The German Case", 2013 and "The Merkel Method", 2009.  She collaborates with various newspapers and magazines (including Aspenia, Corriere della Sera, FirstonLine, Il Foglio, Il Messaggero, Panorama, Istituto Affari Internazionali) on issues of public finance, European integration, international economic policy, labor market with particular attention to female occupation.

Awards and prizes

Veronica De Romanis is a Member of the Steering Committee of the Italian Public Accounts Observatory at the Catholic University of Milan directed by Prof. Cottarelli. She is also a member of the WE Women Empower the World International Board. She was one of the 50 women invited by Chancellor Merkel to the G7 Dialogue with Women which took place in September 2015 in Berlin. She was a member of the Department of Economics of the Scientific Committee of the Einaudi Foundation. She was selected for the D Value Course for women on the Board. She received the "President's Fellow" scholarship at Columbia University in New York.

Anita De Rossi
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STEM area: Biomedical sciences and biotechnology

Competences: molecular oncology, virological oncology

Keywords: AIDS in children, cell replication potential, coronavirus, Covid-19 in paediatric age, human retroviruses, immunodepression, virus induced tumors

Region: Veneto


Position/Role

Full Professor of Pathology, Medical School, University of  Padova

Professional career

She graduated in Biology in 1976 at the University of Padova, where she  continued her research activity as research fellow and, since 1981, as assistant Professor. She specialized in Microbiology in 1986.

She had research work experiences  at the National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, USA, Laboratory of Viral Carcinogenesis (Prof. P Fischinger Head) in 1980, and Laboratory of Tumor Cell Biology (Prof. R Gallo, Head) in 1984,1985,1988.

In 1992 she became Associate Professor and since 2004 she is Full Professor of Pathology, Department of Surgery, Oncology and Gastroenterology, Medical School, University of Padova.

Since March 2005 she is Head of the Viral Oncology Unit, belonging to the Hospital of Padova and since  2006 to the Istituto Oncologico Veneto (IOV)-IRCCS.

Since 2017 she is Vice President of Medical School, University of Padova.

Scientific results

Anita De Rossi has long been involved in oncogenic retroviruses research. Her early efforts were directed towards investigating virus-host interactions in the murine system, including the role of endogenous retroviruses on leukemia development. Since 1983, her research has shifted from murine to human retroviruses (HTLV/HIV) in both experimental models and clinical settings.  

She has been involved in several international  projects concerning pediatric HIV/AIDS (WHO 1989-1990, and Pediatric European Network for treatment of AIDS, PENTA,  since 1991); her studies in this field addressed the virological and immunological correlates of pediatric disease outcome  and are some of the first to indicate that HIV infection from  mother-to-child HIV  mainly  occurs during intrapartum period  (AIDS 1992; J Clin Invest 1996)  and that host factors may restrict HIV infection (AIDS 1995; J Inf Dis 2001).

Her  interest has expanded to studying tumors in immunocompromised patients, with particular regard to EBV-related lymphomagenesis  in HIV-infected or transplant patients, and  more recently to studying cellular replicative potential driven by telomere/telomerase in virus-driven and virus-independent malignancies.  Her studies are some of the first demonstrating that LMP1 of EBV activates at transcriptional level the expression of TERT, the catalytic component of telomerase, which in turn contributes to preserving the expression of EBV latency proteins, a prerequisite for EBV-driven transformation (J Virol 2008). The consequence is that inhibition of TERT triggers the activation of the viral lytic cycle with death of the infected cells (Clin Cancer Res 2013).

Lastly, her studies demonstrated that quantification of TERT in plasma may represent a minimally invasive tool for monitoring malignancies (Clin Cancer Res 2008) and response to therapy (Br J Cancer 2018). In addition, her studies provide the rationale for considering inhibition of TERT a useful approach for setting up new therapeutic strategies for virus-dependent and virus-independent malignancies (Clin Cancer Res 2013; Cell Death Dis 2016).

Editorial work and publications

More than 300 publications:  Hindex 47; citations more than 7000

Key publications:

[2021] Cotugno N, Ruggiero A, Bonfante F, Petrara MR, Zicari S, Pascucci GR, Zangari P, De Ioris MA, Santilli V, Manno EC, Amodio D, Bortolami A, Pagliari M, Concato C, Linardos G, Campana A, Donà D, Giaquinto C; CACTUS Study Team, Brodin P, Rossi P, De Rossi A, Palma P. C. Virological and immunological features of SARS-CoV-2-infected children who develop neutralizing antibodies. Cell Rep. 2021 Mar 16;34(11):108852. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2021.108852.

[2018] Rampazzo E, Del Bianco P, Bertorelle R, Boso C, Perin A, Spiro G, Bergamo F, Belluco C, Buonadonna A, Palazzari E, Lonardi S, De Paoli S, Pucciarelli S, De Rossi A. The predictive and prognostic potential of plasma Telomerase Reverse Transcriptase (TERT) RNA in Rectal Cancer. British Journal of  Cancer, 118[6]:878-86.

[2015] Klein N, Palma P, Luzuriaga K, Pahwa S, Nastouli E, Gibb DM, Rojo P, Borkowsky W, Bernardi S, Zangari P, Calvez V, Compagnucci A, Wahren B, Foster C, Munoz-Fernández MÁ, De Rossi A, Ananworanich J, Pillay D, Giaquinto C, Rossi P. Early antiretroviral therapy in children perinatally infected with HIV: a unique opportunity to implement immunotherapeutic approaches to prolong viral remission. Lancet Infectious Diseases, 15[9]: 1108-14. 

[2013] Giunco S, Dolcetti R, Keppel S, Celeghin A, Indraccolo S, Dal Col J, Mastorci K, De Rossi A. hTERT inhibition triggers Epstein-Barr virus lytic cycle and apoptosis in immortalized and transformed B cells: a basis for new therapies. Clinical Cancer Research, 19[8]: 2036-47.

[2012] Dolcetti R, De Rossi A. Telomere/telomerase interplay in virus-driven and virus-independent lymphomagenesis:pathogenetic and clinical implications. Medicinal Research Reviews, 32[2]:233-53.

[2008] Terrin L, Rampazzo E, Pucciarelli S, Agostini M, Bertorelle R, Esposito G, Del Bianco P, Nitti D, De Rossi A. Relationship betwen tumor and plasma levels of hTERT mRNA in patients with colorectal cancer: implications for monitoring of neoplastic disease. Clinical Cancer Research, 14[22]:7444-51.

[2001] Ballon G, Ometto L, Righetti E, Cattelan AM, Masiero S, Zanchetta M, Chieco-Bianchi L, De Rossi A. Human immunodeficiency virus type 1 modulates telomerase activity in peripheral blood lymphocytes. The Journal of Infectious Diseases, 183[3]: 417-24.

[1996] De Rossi A, Masiero S, Giaquinto C, Ruga E, Comar M, Giacca M, Chieco-Bianchi L. Dynamics of viral replication in infants with vertically acquired human immunodeficiency  virus type 1 infection.The Journal of Clinical Investigations, 97[2]: 323-30.

[1995] Ometto L, Zanotto C, Maccabruni A, Caselli D, Truscia D, Giaquinto C, Ruga E, Chieco-Bianchi L, De Rossi A. Viral phenotype and host cell susceptibility to HIV-1 infection as risk factors for mother-to-child HIV-1 transmission.  AIDS  9[5]: 427-34. 

[1992] De Rossi A, Ometto L, Mammano F, Zanotto C, Giaquinto C, Chieco-Bianchi L. Vertical transmission of HIV-1: lack of detectable virus in peripheral blood cells of infected children at birth.AIDS  6[10]:1117-20. 

[1988] De Rossi A, Amadori  A, Chieco-Bianchi  L, Giaquinto C, Zacchello F, Buchbinder A, Wong-Staal F, Gallo RC. Polymerase chain reaction and in vitro antibody production for the early diagnosis of pediatric HIV infection.  Lancet, 2[8605]: 278

[1986] De Rossi A, Franchini G, Aldovini A, Del Mistro A, Chieco-Bianchi  L, Gallo  RC, Wong-Staal  F. Differential response to the cytopathic effects of human T-cell lymphotropic virus type III (HTLV-III) superinfection in T4+ (helper) and T8+ (suppressor) T-cell clones transformed by HTLV-I. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 83[12]:4297-301.

[1983] De Rossi A, D'Andrea E, Biasi G, Collavo D, Chieco-Bianchi L. Protection from spontaneous lymphoma development in SJL/J(v+) mice neonatally injected with dualtropic SJL-151 virus.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 80[9]:2775-9.

Maria Cristina De Sanctis
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STEM area: Physics

Competences: astronomy, astrophysics

Keywords: asteroids, comets, dawn, ESA (European Space Agency), exomars, ISA (Italian Space Agency), NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration), planetology, rosette, solar system, space missions

Region: Lazio


Position/Role

Senior researcher of the National Institute of Astrophysics (INAF) section of Rome

Professional career

After obtaining a degree in Physics at the University La Sapienza of Rome in 1992, he continued his education obtaining in 1997 a Ph.D. in Astronomy. In 1996, thanks to a grant from the CNR, he spent a year at their Institute of Space Astrophysics. Since 1998, she is a researcher at the Institute of Astrophysics of the CNR, now  called  Institute of Astrophysics and Space Planetology of INAF.

Scientific results

The research interests of Maria Cristina De Sanctis mainly include three fields of study: the minor bodies of the solar system and planetary surfaces, the thermal evolution of solar system bodies, the instrumentation for space missions. She analyzed data from telescope, space and laboratory observations to investigate the composition of comets and asteroids, of the surface of the Moon and  Mercury. She has experience in the study of  composition of  asteroids by ground and space observations, as well of cometary gases through high-resolution spectral observations.

She has studied the thermal evolution of icy bodies of the solar system, developing a complex numerical code that allows to simulate the processes of differentiation and evolution of such objects (comets, KBOs, Centauri, asteroids). She has  a laboratory for spectral measurements of metorites and planetary analogues. She has also developed instrumentation for space missions, image spectrometers and multi-spectral cameras, to study of the compositions of planetary surface and minor bodies of the solar system. She has followed the development of entire projects, as a Principal Investigator (PI), dealing with the scientific and technical coordination of the team's activities, and with the ESA or NASA teams. She is the PI of VIR spectrometer onboard of Dawn NASA mission of Ma_MISS on ExoMars ESA mission. She is also involved in several other instruments on Bepi-Colombo, Rosetta, Juice Missions.

 

Editorial work and publications

She is author of more than 180 international publications, including:

(2016) De Sanctis MC, Raponi A, Ammannito E, Ciarniello M, Toplis MJ, McSween HY, Castillo-Rogez JC, et al. Bright carbonate deposits as evidence of aqueous alteration on (1) Ceres. Nature, 536, 7614:54-57. 
(2016) Filacchione G, De Sanctis MC, Capaccioni F, Raponi A, Tosi F, et al. Exposed water ice on the nucleus of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Nature, 529, 7586:368-372. 
(2016) Russell CT, Raymond CA, Ammannito E, Buczkowski DL, De Sanctis MC, Hiesinger H, Jaumann R, Konopliv AS, et al. Dawn arrives at Ceres: Exploration of a small, volatile-rich world. Science, 353 (6303):1008-1010. 
(2016) Combe JP, McCord TB, Tosi F, Ammannito E, Carrozzo FG, De Sanctis MC, Raponi A, Byrne S, et al. Detection of local H2O exposed at the surface of Ceres. Science, 353, 6303, aaf3010. 
(2016) Ammannito E, DeSanctis MC, Ciarniello M, Frigeri A, Carrozzo FG, et al. Distribution of phyllosilicates on the surface of Ceres. Science, 353 (6303). 
(2016) Buczkowski DL, Schmidt BE, Williams DA, Mest SC, Scully JEC, Ermakov AI, Preusker F, Schenk P, Otto KA, Hiesinger H, O'Brien D, Marchi S, Sizemore H, Hughson K, Chilton H, Bland M, Byrne S, Schorghofer N, Platz T, Jaumann R, Roatsch T, Sykes MV, Nathues A, De Sanctis MC, et al. The geomorphology of Ceres. Science, 353,6303, aaf4332. 
(2015) De Sanctis MC, Ammannito E, Raponi A, Marchi S, McCord TB, McSween HY, Capaccioni F, Capria MT, Carrozzo FG, Ciarniello M, et al. Ammoniated phyllosilicates with a likely outer Solar System origin on (1) Ceres. Nature, 528,7581:241-244. 
(2015) De Sanctis MC, Capaccioni F, Ciarniello M, Filacchione G, Formisano M, Mottola S, Raponi A, Tosi F, Bockelée-Morvan D, Erard S, et al. The diurnal cycle of water ice on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Nature,525,7570:500-503. 
(2013) Ammannito E, De Sanctis MC, Palomba E, Longobardo A, Mittlefehldt DW, McSween HY, et al. Olivine in an unexpected location on Vesta's surface. Nature, 504(7478).122-125. 
(2012) De Sanctis MC, Ammannito E, Capria MT, Tosi F, Capaccioni F, Zambon F, Carraro F, Fonte S, Frigeri A, Jaumann R, et al. Spectroscopic Characterization of Mineralogy and Its Diversity Across Vesta. Science, 336(6082), 697. 

She also wrote Heat and Gas Diffusion in Comet Nuclei (International Space Science Institute, 2006). 

She is on the editorial board of the journal Space Science Review.

Awards and prizes

Maria Cristina de Sanctis has received many honours and awards.

In 2004, ESA Scientific Award  “Outstanding contribution to  Rosetta Mission”.

In 2008, NASA Achievement  Award  “Dawn Science Payload”.

In 2009, NASA Achievement  Award  “DAWN post-lunch payload characterization and calibration activities”.

In 2012, NASA Achievement  Award “Exceptional and Succesful execution of the DAWN  at  Vesta”.

In 2013, NASA Achievement  Award "Dawn science data analysis at Vesta”.

In 2015, ESA Scientific Award  “Outstanding scientific contribution to  VEX Mission”.

In 2016, ESA Scientific Award “Outstanding scientific contribution to  Rosetta Mission”.       

In 2017, NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal.

Asteroid  17899 Mariacristina is called in her honor.

Francesca De Vittor
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International politics area

Competences: human rights, international law, migration and refugees law

Keywords: boundaries, immigration, refugees, search and rescue

Region: Lombardy


Position/Role

Researcher in Public International Law at the law Faculty of Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan

Professional career

Francesca De Vittor is a researcher in Public International Law at the law Faculty of Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan (Italy), where she teaches Human Rights Law and Immigration and Asylum Law. She is author of papers, and articles on many international law fields, namely on the law of jurisdictional immunities, on state responsibility for human rights violation and on search and rescue operations at sea. She has given lectures at symposia, academic courses and seminars in international public law, European Union law and human rights law. She has been member of the defense board of Italy in the case of Jurisdictional Immunities of the State (Germany v. Italy: Greece intervening), at the International Court of Justice. She has been Jean Monnet post-doctoral fellow at the European University Institute in Florence and researcher at the University of Macerata (Italy).

Scientific results

Her research interests range from classic issues of public international law to more contemporary issues, as migration and border control. 

Editorial work and publications

Selection of publications:

[2018] De Vittor, F.,Soccorso in mare e favoreggiamento dell’immigrazione irregolare: sequestro e dissequestro della nave Open Arms, in Diritti Umani e Diritto Internazionale, 12, 1, 443-452

[2018] De Vittor, F., Responsabilità degli Stati e dell’Unione europea nella conclusione e nell’esecuzione di ‘accordi’ per il controllo extraterritoriale della migrazione, in Diritti Umani e Diritto Internazionale, 12, 1, 5-27

[2017] De Vittor, F., Migrant Children’s Right to Education, in F. Ippolito (ed.) Migrant Children in the 21st Century, Editoriale scientifica

[2015] De Vittor, F., I risultati del Consiglio europeo straordinario sull’emergenza umanitaria nel Mediterraneo: repressione del traffico di migranti o contrasto all’immigrazione irregolare?, post SidiBlog 27 aprile, http://www.sidi-isil.org/sidiblog/?p=1399

[2014] De Vittor, F., IldirittoditraversareilMediterraneo…oquantomenodiprovarci, in Diritti umani e diritto internazionale, 8, 1, 63-81 

[2013] De Vittor, F., Cannizzaro E.,Proportionality in the European Convention on Human Rights, in Kolb and Gaggioli (ed.), Research Handbook on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, (ISBN 978 1 84980 035 8)

[2013] De Vittor, F.:Nationality and freedom of movement,in Annoni and Forlati (ed. by), The Changing Role of Nationality in International Law, Routledge, London, ISBN: 978-0-415-53545-8, 96-116

[2012] De Vittor, F.,Respingimenti in mare ed 'esternalizzazione' della protezione: il confine territoriale come limite agli obblighi di tutela, in Ius peregrinandi: il fenomeno migratorio tra diritti fondamentali, esercizio della sovranità e dinamiche dell’esclusione, Meccarelli, Sotis, Palchetti (eds), ed. EUM, Macerata, ISBN 88-978-6056-346-0, 183-205

[2010] De Vittor, F.: Institutions européennes et protection des migrants et refugiés, in Millet-Devalle (ed.), L’Union européenne et la protection des migrants et des refugiés, Pédone Paris, ISBN 978-2-233-00611-0, pp. 41-62

[2010] De Vittor, F.:Sviluppo psicofisico del minore e controllo dell’immigrazione clandestina: il bilanciamento operato dalla Corte di cassazione, in Diritti umani e diritto internazionale, 442-447

[2009] De Vittor, F.: Soccorso in mare e rimpatri in Libia: tra diritto del mare e tutela internazionale dei diritti dell’uomo, in Rivista di diritto internazionale, 800 ss.

[2008] De Vittor, F.: Immunità degli Stati dalla giurisdizione e risarcimento del danno per violazione di diritti fondamentali: il caso Mantelli, in Diritti umani e diritto internazionale

[2008] De Vittor, F.: “Diritto ad un ricorso effettivo e procedure per il riconoscimento dello status di rifugiato: la sospensione della misura di espulsione, in Diritti umani e diritto internazionale, 427-432

Anna Di Ciaccio
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STEM area: Physics

Competences: elementary particle physics, particles detectors, subnuclear physics

Keywords: accelerators, atlas experiment, boson w, boson z, calorimeters, CERN, higgs boson, high energy physics, infn, lhc, proton-proton collisions, standard model

Region: Lazio


Position/Role

Full professor of General Physics at the University of Roma Tor Vergata and Director of the INFN group at Roma Tor Vergata. Her research field is the experimental Particle Physics.  She leads a group of researchers of the University of Roma Tor Vergata working on the ATLAS experiment at the CERN laboratory (Geneva, Switzerland). 

Professional career

She graduated at the University of Roma La Sapienza on the UA1 experiment at CERN. In 1984 she won a position as assistant professor at the University of Roma Tor Vergata and in 1999 she becme aassociate professor.  From 1981-1983 she was research associate at the Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA. In 1984 and 1985 she was visitor at the Physics Department of the Harvard University (USA) and at the Oak-Ridge American Laboratory (USA). From 1987-1988 she was fellow at CERN. In 1994 she won an “Alexander von Humboldt” fellowship for a research program in particle physics at the Albert-Ludwig-University in Freiburg, Germany.

Scientific results

 She participated in several high energy experiments at CERN to study proton-proton collisions at 63 GeV (experiment R807 at the ISR), proton-antiproton collisions at 540 and 630 GeV (UA1 experiment at the ppbar Collider, discovery of the W and Z bosons, Nobel Prize to Prof. C. Rubbia), pion-nucleon interactions at 26 GeV in the center of mass (WA92 at the SPS proto-synchrotron) and proton-proton collisions at 7, 8, 13 TeV (ATLAS experiment at LHC, discovery of the Higgs Boson, Nobel Prize to Prof. F. Englert and Prof. P. Higgs). She was contributing to the development of a high time resolution detector,RPC, employed for the barrel muon trigger in the ATLAS spectrometer. From 2013-2015 she led the Italian participation to the ATLAS experiment. She is currently involved in the upgrade project of the ATLAS spectrometer for the high luminosity LHC program.

Editorial work and publications

She is author of more than 800 publications among which :

(2017) Atlas Collaboration. Evidence for the 𝐻𝑏𝑏 decay with the ATLAS detector, JHEP 1712 024.

(2013) Atlas Collaboration. Measurements of Higgs boson production and couplings in diboson final states with the ATLAS detector at the LHC. Physics Letters B, 726:1-3, 88-119. 

(2013) Atlas Collaboration. Evidence for the spin-0 nature of the Higgs boson using ATLAS data. Physics Letters B, 726:1-3, 120-144. 

(2012) Atlas Collaboration. Observation of a new particle in the search for the Standard Model Higgs boson with the ATLAS detector at the LHC. Physics Letters B, 716: 1, 1-29. 

(2012) Atlas Collaboration. Combined search for the Standard Model Higgs boson using up to 4.9 fb(-1) of pp collision data at root s=7 TeV with the ATLAS detector at the LHC. Physics Letters B, 710: 1, 49-66. 

(2012) Atlas Collaboration. Search for the Standard Model Higgs Boson in the Diphoton Decay Channel with 4.9 fb(-1) of pp Collision Data at root s=7 TeV with ATLAS. Physical Review Letters, 108:11,111803.  

(2008) Aad G, Abat E, Abdallah J, et al. The ATLAS Experiment at the CERN Large Hadron Collider. Journal Of Instrumentation, 3, S08003. 

(1990) Albajar C, Albrow MG, Allkofer OC, et al. A Study of the General-Characteristics of Proton Antiproton Collisions at square-Root s=0.2 to 0.9 TeV. Nuclear Physics B, 335: 2, 261-287. 

(1987) Albajar C, Albrow MG, Allkofer OC, et al. Search for B0-Bbar0 Oscillations at the CERN Proton-Antiproton Collider. Physics Letters B, 186: 2, 247-254 

(1983) Arnison G, Astbury A, Aubert B, et al. Experimental-observation of isolated large transverse energy electrons with associated missing energy at square-root-s=540 GeV. Physics Letters B, 122:1, 103-116. 

(1983) Arnison G, Astbury A, Aubert B, et al. Experimental-Observation of Lepton Pairs of Invariant Mass Around 95 GeV/c^2 at the CERN SpS Collider. Physics Letters B, 126:5, 398-410.

Awards and prizes

In 1987 she got a prize from the Italian Society of Physics  (SIF), in 2013 the European Society of Physics (EPS) was assigned to the ATLAS Collaboration a prize for the discovery of the Higgs Boson. In 2016 she got the prize “Cajeta 2016” assigned from the City of Gaeta (my home town) to women that distinguished in Science.

Eleonora Di Maria
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Economy and Finance area

Competences: circular economy, digital transformation, environmental sustainability strategies, internationalization

Keywords: business models, digitisation, districts, ecosystems, impatto assessment, industry 4.0, SMEs

Region: Veneto


Position/Role

Full Professor of Business Management at the University of Padua and President of the University Center for the connectivity and the services to the territory VSIX.

Professional career

After graduating in Economics at the University of Udine, she obtains the PhD in Organization and Management of Enterprises at the same University in 2001. She starts her research activity at Fondazione ENI Enrico Mattei in Venice and collaborates in several research projects at Ca' Foscari University in Venice and at Centro TEDIS of Venice International University from 1999 to 2019. She carries out research activities at COSES in Venice and continuously in collaboration with Unioncamere del Veneto - Eurosportello Veneto. At the international level she collaborates with the Duke GVC Center of Duke University on the articulation of global value chains and industrial districts and their evolution. She promotes the Laboratorio Manifattura Digitale (Digital Manufacturing Laboratory) at the Department of Economic and Business Sciences at the University of Padua. She carries out scientific consulting activities for several companies and organizations (including HerAcademy, Confartigianato Imprese Veneto, Ecosistemi Foundation, Italian Network of Benefit Societies). From 2019 she joins Federmeccanica's Task Force "Liberare l’ingegno". From 2020 she is also President of the University Center for Connectivity and Land Services VSIX, which offers Internet Exchange and Telehouse services in the Northeast and participates in technological innovation projects with public and private operators.  From 2021 she coordinates the Observatory 4.0 of SMACT, Competence Center of the Northeast. In 2022 she also plays the role of Advisor for Public Engagement and Entrepreneurship - Prorettorate for Third Mission and Relations with the Territory of the University of Padua.

Scientific results

She publishes the first study on the processes of technological adoption in district systems and small and medium enterprises in 1999. The activities of search - also through the coordination of regional or national plans - regard the processes of technological innovation of the small enterprises and the district systems and the innovation connected to the role of the KIBS (Knowledge-Intensive Business Services). At the same time, it becomes a point of reference for studies on the dynamics of internationalization of the districts in the context of global value chains, alongside the analysis of upgrading processes related to aspects of environmental sustainability. In more recent years, the research activity also includes environmental sustainability strategies and business models related to the circular economy, with the coordination or participation in various research projects and collaborations.

Editorial work and publications

Eleonora Di Maria is author of numerous national and international publications, of which the main ones are listed below:

[2022] Di Maria E., De Marchi V., Galeazzo A. Industry 4.0 Technologies And Circular Economy: The Mediating Role of Supply Chain Integration, Business Strategy and the Environment, https://doi.org/10.1002/bse.2940.

[2021] Alonso-Martinez D., De Marchi V., Di Maria E.. Which Sustainable Business Models Drive Triple-Bottom-Line Performance?. Journal of Cleaner Production, 323.

[2020] De Marchi V., Di Maria E., Golini R., Perri A. Nurturing International Business Research through Global Value Chains literature: a review and discussion of future research opportunities. 29(5): 1-16.

[2020] Bettiol M., Di Maria E., Micelli S. (Eds.), Knowledge Management and Industry 4.0New Paradigms for Value Creation, Springer, Heidelberg.

[2018] De Marchi V., Di Maria E., Gereffi G. (Eds.), Local Clusters in Global Value Chains: Linking Actors and Territories Through Manufacturing And Innovation, Routledge, Abingdon.

[2013] De Marchi V., Di Maria E., Micelli S. Environmental strategies, upgrading and competitive advantage in global value chains. Business Strategy and the Environment, 22(1): 62-72.

[2012] Di Maria E., Grandinetti R. and Di Bernardo B. (Eds.), Exploring Knowledge-Intensive Business Services. Knowledge Management Strategies, Palgrave, Hampshire.

[2008] Chiarvesio M., Di Maria E (2008), Web marketing, Bussole, Carocci Ed. Roma.

[2000] Micelli S., Di Maria E. (a cura di) Distretti industriali e tecnologie di rete. Progettare la convergenza, FrancoAngeli Ed., Milano.

[2000] Rullani E., Micelli S., Di Maria E. Città e cultura nell’economia delle reti, Il Mulino, Bologna.

Awards and prizes

2006 - Winner of the "Marco Fanno" Award - Department of Economic Sciences (University of Padua), as author with M. Chiarvesio and S. Micelli of the paper "From local networks of SMEs to virtual districts? Evidence from recent trands in Italy", Research policy, 2004.

2011 - Winner of the Prize promoted by the journal Measuring Business Excellence (Emerald) for the paper "Creativity vs. Standardization? Knowledge Management in KIBS firms" (co-authors Marco Bettiol and Roberto Grandinetti), presented at the 6th International Forum IFKAD, Tampere, June 15-17.

2013 - Winner of the Best Article Award 2012 "Innovation, Communication and Market Presence. The performance of made in Italy firms" (coauthor Maria Chiarvesio) published in the journal "Mercati e competitività", awarded by the Italian Marketing Society.

2018 - Best selected paper in the Track "Technology and Innovation Marketing" for the paper Capestro M., Bettiol M., Di Maria E. (2018), "The key role of marketing purposes for the fourth industrial revolution" presented at the XV SIM Conference (Società Italiana Marketing), October 18-19, 2018, Bari.

2018 - Winner of the Best paper award - SIG Strategic Management EURAM for the paper Bettiol M., Capestro M., Di Maria E., Furlan A. "Impact of Industry 4.0 investments on Firm performance. Evidence from Italy" presented at EURAM - European Academy of Management 18th Conference, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland, June 19 - 22, 2018.

2018 - Best paper award nomination - SIG Innovation EURAM for the paper De Marchi V., Di Maria E., (2018), "Sustainability strategies, investments in Industry 4.0, and Circular Economy results" presented at the EURAM - European Academy of Management 18th Conference, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland, June 19 - 22, 2018.

2019 - Outstanding Reviewer Award, Strategic Management SIG EURAM - European Academy of Management 19th Conference, Lisbon, June 26-28, 2019.

2020 - Best selected paper in the Track "International Marketing" for the paper Capestro, M., Kinkel S., Di Maria E., Bettiol M., (2020), "Is Artificial Intelligence Linked To Offshoring And Backshoring? An Exploratory Study" presented at the XVII SIM Conference (Italian Marketing Society), LIUC - Cattaneo University of Castellanza, Varese, Italy, October 29-30, 2020 (Online Conference).

Alessia Di Pascale
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International politics area

Competences: EU policies on migration and asylum

Keywords: boundaries, European courts, European Union, fundamental rights, refugees, third country nationals

Region: Lombardy


Position/Role

Associate professor. Lecturer of EU migration and asylum law and EU current policies on migration and development at University of Milan

Professional career

After graduating in Law at the University of Milan in 1997, she continued her training with the Preparation Course for the diplomatic and international careers at the ISPI in Milan. Qualified as a lawyer, until 2007 she has been an Associate with the International Law Firm Baker Mckenzie. In 2005 she obtained a Phd in public community law, at the Higher Institute for Interdisciplinary Education (ISUFI) - University of Lecce. From 2007 to 2011 she has been a post-doc researcher, since 2011 she was a Senior researcher at the University of Milan and since 2018 she is associate professor. In 2018 he also obtained the national scientific qualification as full professor. She was a visiting researcher at the Université Libre de Bruxelles and at the Center for Migration Law - Radboud University of Nijmegen. On the issues of immigration and asylum policies of the European Union, she has been a lecturer in various international institutions, including the ENA (Ecole Nationale d’Administration) in Strasbourg and the Academy of European Law, European University Institute (Fiesole). Since 1998 she has taken part to the activities and since 2012 has been appointed as Italian representative (together with Prof. Nascimbene) of the Odysseus Network (academic network for legal studies on immigration and asylum which brings together the major experts on the subject in the EU Member States).

Scientific results

Her research activity has been mainly carried out in the field of immigration and asylum policies of the European Union. She has taken part to numerous research projects funded by the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Italian Ministry of University and Research. She was scientific director for the Italian part of the CONTENTION projects (http://contention.eu) and REDIAL http://euredial.eu), funded by the European Commission.

As part of the activities conducted by the Odysseus network, she has carried out numerous analyzes on the implementation of European Union legislation at national level, which were then used by the European Commission for its own political assessments and for the development of new legislation on the subject.

Editorial work and publications

Member of the editorial board of various scientific journals (Diritto, Immigrazione e cittadinanza, eurojus.it, La Comunità internazionale), she collaborates in research activities in the field of European legislation with the ISMU Foundation (Initiatives and Studies on Multi-ethnicity, Milan) and is the author of the chapter on European orientations in the annual report on migration, she is the author of numerous national and international publications. Between these:

[2020] Di Pascale A., 'Can a Justice of Peace be a good detention judge?', in Bruycker P., Cornelisse G. Moraru M Law and Judicial Dialogue on the Return of Irregular Migrants from the European Union, Hart Publishing, Oxford.

[2018] Di Pascale A., 'El principio de non refoulementy su aplicación judicial en el marco europeo', in Ugartemendia J. I., Labayle Y, El Espacio de Libertad, Seguridad y Justicia y el Derecho del Convenio Europeo de Derechos Humanos, European Inklings(EUi) 15, IVAP, Oñati, 2.

[2018] Di Pascale A., 'As políticas de imigração e asilo da União Europeia: balanço e perspectivas', in Beltrame de Moura A., Dal Ri L., Padinha Dos Santos R. Imigração e cidadania: uma releitura de institutos jurídicos clássicos, Editora PPCJ da Univali.

[2016] Di Pascale A, Nascimbene B., Art. 19, in R. Mastroianni, O.Pollicino, S.Allegrezza, F.Pappalardo, U. Razzolini (a cura di), La Carta dei diritti fondamentali dell’Unione europea.

[2016] Di Pascale A., 'Lo straniero (diritto internazionale)', in Enciclopedia Treccani (online), 10.

[2015] Di Pascale A, Renaudiere G., 'AG’s Opinion in Celaj: Lost in ‘Crimmigration’?', 22 June, Redial Blog, euredial.eu/blog.

[2015] Di Pascale A., 'Le politiche dell’immigrazione e asilo dell’Unione europea: alcune riflessioni sui primi quindici anni', in M. Carta (a cura di), Quale futuro per l’Europa tra crisi, rilancio e utopia, Soveria Mannelli, 241 ss.

[2015] Di Pascale A., 'Exceptional Duties to admit Aliens', in Sir Richard Plender (ed.), International Migration Law, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, 15.

[2014] Di Pascale A., 'Commento agli artt. 78, 79 del Trattato sul funzionamento dell'unione europea', in A. Tizzano, Trattati dell’Unione europea, Milano.

[2014] Di Pascale A., 'Italy and unauthorised migration: between state sovereignty and human rights obligations', in R. Rubio Marin (Ed.), Migration and Human Rights, Collected Courses of the Academy of European Law, Oxford University Press.

[2011] Di Pascale A., Garcia Andrade P., Sarraj A., 'L’importance des relations bilatérales. Une analyse de l’action extérieure de l’Espagne, la France et l’Italie et pays tiers en matière d’immigration', in De Bruycker P.- Foblets M-C. (sous la direction de), La dimension extérieure de la politique européenne d’Immigration, Bruylant, Bruxelles.

[2011] Di Pascale A., Nascimbene B., 'The ‘Arab Spring’ and the Extraordinary Influx of People who arrived in Italy from North Africa', in European Journal of Migration and Law, 13, 3, 341 ss.

[2009] Di Pascale A., 'La participation de l’Italie à la politique d’externalisation de l’Union européenne', in Rossetto J. (sous la direction de), L’externalisation de la Politique d’immigration de l’Union européenne, Paris.

[2001] Di Pascale A., 'Synthesis report', in Nascimbene B. (ed.), Expulsion and detention of aliens in the EU member states, Giuffré, Milano.

[2000] Di Pascale A., 'La régularisation des immigrés clandestins en Italie', in P. De Bruycker (sous la direction de), Regularisations of illegal immigrants in the European Union, Bruylant, Brussels.

Awards and prizes

Member of the board of directors of AISDUE (Italian Association of European Union Law Scholars), member of SIDI (Italian Society of International Law), member of the Scientific Committee of the UNESCO Chair "Human rights and ethics of international cooperation", University of Bergamo.

Since 2017 she has started the “Promoting Refugees integration” initiative, born from the collaboration between Baker McKenzie Italy, University of Milan, UNHCR (the United Nations Refugee Agency) and the NGO “Farsi Prossimo ", with the aim of helping refugees with international protection to acquire new knowledge and develop the necessary qualifications to increase self-esteem and facilitate stable entry into the labor market. In 2018 the initiative was awarded the prize "Pro Bono Initiative of the year" on the occasion of the XII edition of the TopLegal Awards and in 2019, on the occasion of the second edition of the Welcome - Working for refugee integration award, it received a special award from the High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi.

Rosita Di Peri
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International politics area

Competences: democratization processes, Middle East politics

Keywords: coronavirus, Covid-19, Covid-19: strengthening authoritarianism in the Middle East, Lebanon, mashreq, Middle East, political islam

Region: Piedmont


Position/Role

Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Relations at University of Turin

Professional career

After graduating in Political Science, Rosita Di Peri attended the Master in Public Policy Analysis under the direction of Luigi Bobbio, graduating with honours in 2000. She later worked as an expert on Mediterranean field, with particular attention to the issue of civil society, for Paralleli the Euromediterranean Institute of the North West attending, at the same time, the PhD in Political Science and International Relations at the University of Turin. She studied at the Ceri in Paris and at the St. Joseph University in Beirut. In 2007 she received the PhD with a thesis on the democratization process in Lebanon. After the PhD she carried out teaching activities at the universities of Turin and Florence. She was also a visiting professor at the Institut de Recherche sur le Maghreb Contemporaine (IRMC) in Tunis and at the St. Joseph University in Beirut. She realized fieldwork in Lebanon and Tunisia from 2005. Since 2011 she is Assistant Professor at the Department of Culture, Politics and Society of the University of Turin, when in 2019 she became Associate Professor.

Scientific results

Rosita Di Peri authored the first political history of contemporary Lebanon published in Italy. Her researches on the Lebanese consociative system has been published in national and international journals. She also worked on Sunni and Shiite Islamist movements in Lebanon, notably Hezbollah. Rosita Di Peri has as well researched on the Tunisian transition in post 2011 focusing, in particular, on the connections between tourism and the system of power developed in the country. She edited several volumes and collaborated with colleagues from several universities.

Rosita Di Peri has carried out several fieldwork activities in Lebanon and the Mediterranean region.

Over the past three years her researches focused mainly on the transformations of the Maronite Christian community in Lebanon and the consequences of this transformation on the political system of this country.

Rosita Di Peri was principal investigator in the project "India and Middle East in the globalization era: paths of internationalization" between 2016 and 2018 and "Globalization and Development Processes in Asia in the Age of Crisis: Continuity and Change" between 2013 and 2015 both funded by the Foundation Cassa di Risparmio di Torino; she was also part of the Italian team of the European project “Mare Nostrum. A heritage trail along the Phoenician maritime routes and historic port-cities of the Mediterranean Sea” between 2010 and 2012 led by the University of Florence within the framework of the Euromed Heritage IV program.

Editorial work and publications

Rosita Di Peri authored several publications. Above the most relevant of the last years:

[2021] Guida alla politica mediorientale. Mondadori, Milano (with F. Mazzucotelli)

[2019] "Stretching the margins: Identity, power and new ‘frontiers’ in Lebanon’s Maronite community", Mediterranean Politics.

[2018] "Speaking secular acting sectarian. Lebanese women’s rights beyond the Constitution", Oriente Moderno 98(2): 247-264.

[2017] Il Libano contemporaneo. Storia, politica e società, Carocci, Roma (first edition 2009, in Italian).

[2017] "Changing Perceptions of the European Union before and after the Arab uprisings", in B. Curli, M. Ceretta (eds.), Discourses and Counter-discourses on Europe, from the Enlightenment to the EU, Routledge, 249-260.

[2017] "State and markets: the crisis of the tourism sector in Tunisia before and after the ‘jasmine revolution", in E. Baroncelli, R. Mulé (eds.) Political Responses to Global Economic Crises, Egea, Milano.

[2016], "The Transformation of the Maronite Community in Lebanon in the Post-2005 Era and the Rise of Relative Deprivation", in G. Proglio (ed.), Decolonizing the Mediterranean, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 19-34.

[2016], "The Sunni Community in Lebanon: From “Harirism” to “Sheikhism”?" (with Daniel Meier), in  R. Di Peri, D. Meier (eds),  Lebanon facing the Arab Uprisings. Constraints and Adaptations’,Palgrave McMillian, London, 35-53.

[2016], Lebanon facing the Arab Uprisings. Constraints and Adaptations, Palgrave McMillian, London (co-edited with con D. Meier)

[2016], "Narratives and realities from a changing Middle East", Passato e Presente, 98: 74-89 (in Italian).

[2016], "Beyond Sectarianism: Hegemony, Reproduction and Resilience in Lebanon", Mediterranean Politics.

Awards and prizes

Vice-president of the Master in International Studies; member of the board of SeSaMO (Italian Society for Middle East Studies); member of the scientific committee of the series ‘Mediterranean, North Africa and Middle East’ for Mimesis Publisher; member of the editorial committee of the Journal NAD (New Authoritarianism and Democracies); coordinator of the Erasmus partner countries exchange with Lebanon. From 2014 is scientific coordinator of the Summer School ‘Understanding the Middle East’.

Simonetta Di Pippo
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STEM area: Physics

Competences: astrophysics

Keywords: aerospatial physics, international collaboration, space, UN (United Nations), women and science

Region: ABROAD


Position/Role

Director of Space Economy Evolution Lab (SEE Lab) at Bocconi School of Management, Milan.

Professional career

After graduating in physics with a specialisation in astrophysics and space physics at the University La Sapienza in Rome in 1984, in 1986 she joined the National Space Plan of the National Research Council, which became the Italian Space Agency (ASI) in 1988. Her responsibilities ranged from Earth observation to automation and robotics, science and human spaceflight. In 2002, she was appointed Director of the ASI's Observation of the Universe, in charge of all the scientific programmes of ASI, including its contribution to ESA programmes, and of the exploration programmes, including the management of the Italian astronauts. From 2008 to 2011, Ms. Di Pippo served as Director of Human Spaceflight at the ESA, first woman appointed Director at ESA since its inception in 1975. In 2009, she co-founded the association Women in Aerospace – Europe, to expand the representation and leadership of women in the aerospace sector. Her leadership as President lasted until 2016, when she was appointed as Honorary President.  After having served as the Head of the European Space Policy Observatory at Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI) in Brussels, from March 2014 to March 2022, she is the Director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) in Vienna.

In March 2022 she was appointed director of the Space Economy Evolution Lab (SEE Lab) at the School of management of Bocconi University in Milan.

She has been teaching at several universities, including GWU, NYUAD and LUISS.

Scientific results

Simonetta Di Pippo is considered one of the main experts in international cooperation in the aerospace sector globally. As Director of UNOOSA, she elaborates the strategies and supervises all activities of the Office, ensuring they conform to the mandate of the General Assembly and of the Committee for the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS). Under her leadership, the Office strives to bring the benefits of space to everyone, everywhere, to leverage the potential of space for sustainable development and to reduce the space divide among nations, helping more countries to access space. She also advises the Secretary General of the United Nations on space-related issues such as the peaceful use of outer space and the use of space science and technology for sustainable development. UNOOSA also helps Member States use satellite technology to prevent and manage natural disasters and emergencies through the UN-SPIDER programme.

Editorial work and publications

Simonetta Di Pippo is the author of several books and publications, including:

Books:

(2018) Di Pippo S., Davidian K., Public/Private Human Access to Space, Vol. 2, Earth Orbit and beyond, International Academy of Astronautics, ISBN 978-2-917761-52-6

(2017) Preface to the book “Women spacefarers: sixty different paths to space” edited by U. Cavallaro. ISBN: 978-3319340470

(2017) Preface to the study “Global space governance: an international study” edited by J., Ram and J., Pelton, Jakhu, Ram, Pelton, Joseph. ISBN 978-3-319-54364-2

(2016) Introduction to the book “YES WE_STEM", edited by L. d'Ambrosio Marri, F. Marzano and E. Pietrafesa, e-book version. ISBN: 9788894076936.

(2015) Di Pippo S, Perozzi E. European Operational Initiative on NEONear Earth Object (NEO) Hazard Monitoring. Handbook of Cosmic Hazards and Planetary Defense, 615-635. ISBN 978-3-319-03951-0

(2009) Flamini E., Ori GG., Di Pippo S & Osinski G., Exploring Mars and its terrestrial analogues, Preface, Planetary and Space Science

(2007) Di Martino, Di Pippo et al. "Dai ghiacci della Terra ai ghiacci dell'Universo", Erga Edizioni. ISBN 978-88-8163-522-1

(2002) Di Pippo S., Astronauti, Mursia, ISBN 978-88-425-3005-3

Other publications:

(2013) Di Pippo S. An outline of the study group "Public/Private Human Access to Space". 8th IAA symposium in the future of space, Turin, Italy. 

(2012) Di Pippo S. Experience with collaborative space projects. 63rd International Astronautical Congress, Naples, Italy. 

(2009) Flamini E, Ori GG, Di Pippo S & Osinski G. Exploring Mars and its terrestrial analogues Preface.Planetary and Space Science, 57(5):509-509. 

(2008) Di Pippo S. Celebrating the accomplishment, preparing the future - New challenges in human spaceflight and exploration. ESA bulletin. Bulletin ASE. European Space Agency, (135):10-17. 

(2007) Foing BH, Espinasse S, Wargo M, Di Pippo S. Sorrento Lunar Declaration 2007. Advances in Space Research, 42(2):246-247. 

(2001) Coradini A, Campbell J, De Sanctis MC, [...] Di Pippo S, et al. Italian participation in the Mars exploration program. Advances in Space Research, 28(8):1197-1202. 


Awards and prizes

During her career, she received numerous national and international awards. 

In 2006, she was knighted by the President of the Italian Republic Carlo Azeglio Ciampi.

In 2008, the International Astronautical Union named asteroid 21887 "dipippo" as a recognition of her contribution to space exploration. 

In 2010 she won the international prize Sebetia-Ter Silver Award of the President of the Italian Republic Luigi Napolitano for her contributions to the space sector. 

In 2012 she received the Women in Aerospace Leadership Award recognising her roles managing complex space projects and inspiring women in the aerospace sector. 

In 2016 she received the prize for International Cooperation of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) for significant contributions to international cooperation in space activities. 

In 2018, she received the Hubert Curien Award, which recognises outstanding efforts to help society benefit from space.

Ha anche ricevuto una Laurea Honoris causa in Studi ambientali dalla St. John University, e una Laurea Honoris causa in Relazioni internazionali dalla John Cabot University.

Assunta Di Vaio
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Economy and Finance area

Competences: intellectual capital, managerial accounting, sustainability reporting, sustainable accounting

Keywords: artificial intelligence, blockchain technology, content analysis, corporate social responsibility, cruise industry, gender equality, legitimacy theory, port e shipping industry, sustainable business models, sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), sustainable performance, UN Agenda 2030

Region: Campania


Position/Role

Associate Professor of Business Administration – Department of Law – University of Naples “Parthenope” (Italy).

Professional career

After Four-year Degree in Economics of International Commerce and Currency Markets, and the scholarship won at the National Research Council (Italy), she achieved University Master’s Degree in Service Management - Specialization: Logistics and Transport at University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy). She achieved the Ph.D. in Business Administration at Cà Foscari University of Venice (Italy). She ranked first of public competition achieving the scholarship.

She was visiting researcher at University College London (UK) and the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain). She was visiting fellow of the UCL Quantitative and Applied Spatial Economic Research Laboratory (QASER) - London (UK). 

She is currently an  Associate Professor of Business Administration. with the national qualification for Full Professor. 

During her career she also held various roles for her department services, such as chair of joint committee "teachers-students”, chair of committee for research: 

From 2017 to 2022 (May) Assunta was Deputy Director of the Department of Law.

Since 2014 she is the delegate for International Affairs of Department of Law.

She was the Principal Investigator of the research project "Public-private partnerships in the cruise sector: a governance model for the development of the Campania Regional System". 

Currently, she is the Principal Investigator of the research project titled "Digital transition for Sustainable and Resilient Business Models in the ship-port interface towards the UN 2030 Agenda" funded by the Ministry of University and Research (Italy). She is also Director of the BlueShipping & Cruise Lab (BSCLab) at the Department of Law of the University of Naples Parthenope (Italy) and member of the Gender Equality Plan (GEP) Focal Point at her University.

Her name is listed in the World Scientist and University Rankings 2022. She ranked in Business Administration category: in University of Naples Parthenope #1 and in Italy #69.

Scientific results

Di Vaio scientific research activity focuses mainly on: managerial accounting and management information to support the decision-making processes of private and public companies; performance measurement; sustainability reporting; sustainable accounting; non-financial disclosure; human resources disclosure; CSR; intellectual capital and sustainable business models; UN 2030 Agenda and sustainable development goals (SDGs); digital transformation, Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain Technology. These topics were mainly developed in the shipping, cruise, and port industry.

Editorial work and publications

Professor Di Vaio is associate editor and has been lead or co-lead guest editor of top tier journals, she is also a peer reviewer for international journals published by Elsevier, Emerald, Taylor & Francis, MDPI, Springer, and author of numerous publications, a selection of which are listed here.

(2022) Di Vaio A., Hassan R., Palladino R. “Blockchain technology and gender equality: A systematic literature review”, International Journal of Information Management, ISSN 0268-4012. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijinfomgt.2022.102517.

(2022) Di Vaio A., Varriale L., Di Gregorio A., Adomako S. Corporate Social Performance and Non-Financial Reporting in the Cruise Industry: Paving the way towards UN Agenda 2030”, Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, 29 (3), 1-23. ISSN 1535-3966. https://doi.org/10.1002/csr.2292.

(2022) Di Vaio A., Hasan S., Palladino R., Hassan R. “The Transition Towards Circular Economy and Waste within Accounting and Accountability Models: A Systematic Literature Review and Conceptual Framework”, Environment, Development and Sustainability, Electronic ISSN: 1573-2975, Print ISSN: 1387-585X.  10.1007/s10668-021-02078-5.

(2022) Di Vaio A., Hassan R., Alavoine C. “Data intelligence and analytics: A bibliometric analysis of human–Artificial intelligence in public sector decision-making effectiveness”, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Vol. 174 (January) 121201. ISSN: 0040-1625.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2021.12120.

(2021) Di Vaio A., Trujillo L., D’amore G., Palladino R. “Governance Models for meeting Sustainable Development Goals: A Structured Literature Review” Utilities Policy. Governance, Performance, Analysis, 72 (101255), pp. 1-23, ISSN: 0957-1787. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jup.2021.101255.

(2021) Del Giudice M., Di Vaio A., Hassan R., Palladino R. “Digitalization and New Technologies for Sustainable Business Models at the Ship-Port Interface: A Bibliometric Analysis”. Maritime Policy & Management, ISSN: 1464-5254. https://doi.org/10.1080/03088839.2021.1903600.

(2021) Di Vaio A., López-Ojeda A., Manrique-De-Lara-Peñate C., Truijllo L. “The measurement of sustainable behaviour and satisfaction with services in cruise tourism experiences. An empirical analysis”. Research in Transportation Business & Management, ISSN: 2210-5395. 10.1016/j.rtbm.2021.100619. 

(2021) Di Vaio A., Varriale L., Lekakou M. B., Stefanidaki E. “Cruise and container shipping companies: A comparative analysis of Sustainable Development Goals through environmental sustainability disclosure”, Maritime Policy & Management, Vol. 48 (2), 184-212. ISSN: 1464-5254. https://doi.org/10.1080/03088839.2020.1754480.

(2020) Di Vaio A., Palladino R., Hassan R., Escobar O. “Artificial intelligence and business models in the sustainable development goals perspective: A systematic literature review”. Journal of Business Research, 121, 283-314. ISSN: 0148-2963. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2020.08.019.

(2020) Di Vaio A., Syriopoulos T., Alvino F., Palladino R.  ““Integrated thinking and reporting” towards sustainable business models: a concise bibliometric analysis”, Meditari Accountancy Research, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. ISSN: 2049-372X.  https://doi.org/10.1108/MEDAR-12-2019-0641.

(2020) Di Vaio A., Palladino R., Hassan R., Alvino F.  “Human Resources Disclosure in the EU Directive 2014/95/EU Perspective: A Systematic Literature Review”, Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 257 (June), pp. 1-18. ISSN: 0959-6526. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.120509.

(2020) Di Vaio A., Varriale L. “Blockchain Technology in Supply Chain Management for Sustainable Performance: Evidence from the Airport Industry”, International Journal of Information Management, Vol. 52, 102014.pp. 1-16. ISSN: 0268-4012 - https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijinfomgt.2019.09.010.

(2018) Di Vaio A., Varriale L., Alvino F. “Key performance indicators for developing environmentally sustainable and energy efficient ports: Evidence from Italy”, Energy Policy, 122, pp. 229-240. ISSN: 0301-4215, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2018.07.046.

Awards and prizes

Assunta Di Vaio is listed in the World Scientist and University Rankings 2022, in the area of Business Economics, in 69th place for Italy and 1st place for the University of Naples Parthenope.

Over the years, she has received the following awards: 

2021 Best Track Chair Award - Disruptive Innovations, IEEE ICTMOD CIEMS, Marrakech.

2021 Best Research Award International Research Award on New Science Inventions Science Father Villupuram.

2019 Best-paper awards selected: “Ownership Structures and Corporate Performance: A literature review”. International Conference in "New Challenges in Corporate Governance: Theory and practice” University of Naples Parthenope, University of Rome Sapienza and Virtus Global Center for Corporate Governance. 

2017 Outstanding contribution in reviewing from Utilities Policy. Governance, Performance, Analysis. https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/utilities-policy.

Francesca Dominici
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STEM area: Biomedical sciences and biotechnology

Competences: biostatistics

Keywords: big data, environment, medical statistics, medicine, pollution, scientific data analysis, statistics, women

Region: ABROAD


Position/Role

Professor of Biostatistics at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Professional career

After graduating in Statistics at La Sapienza University in Rome, she continued her education with a PhD at the University of Padua in 1997. After moving abroad, she became a Visiting Assistant Professor at the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, homonymous university in Baltimore. She continued her academic career at John Hopkins and became Professor of the biostatistics department in 2007. She later moved to Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, of the university of the same name, until she fulfilled the role not only of Professor of biostatistics but also of Senior Associate Dean for Research. Francesca Dominici's main interest is focused on the development of statistical methods for the analysis of large and complex data samples (Big Data), coming from heterogeneous sources, so that they can be combined to obtain important information that can be applied to different disciplines such as climate change, environmental sciences, cancer comparative research and public health policies.

Scientific results

Francesca Dominici is engaged in the development of new statistical methods for the analysis of large amounts of data (big data) detected and stored in massive databases (data warehouses) such as those of Medicare and SEER-Medicare. Her challenge is to develop new methods of Bayesian random inference (approach to statistical inference in which the probabilities of a given event happen are considered as levels of trust and no longer as frequencies), to overcome the analytical difficulties inherent in using large databases. This new approach allows Francesca Dominici, in collaboration with Harvard Medical School, to compare the efficacy in medical research in the treatment of glioblastoma (a tumor that develops between the glial cells, components of the nervous system along with neurons) and other tumors. Furthermore, her studies have directly influenced American policy on air quality and pollution, leading to the creation of new air and environmental quality standards.

Editorial work and publications

Professor Dominici has authored numerous scientific publications, including:

(2000) Dominici F, Samet JM, Zeger SL. Combining Evidence on Air pollution and Daily Mortality from the Twenty Largest US Cities: A Hierarchical Modelling Strategy with discussion. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A, 163(3):263-302.

(2000) Samet JM, Dominici F, Curriero F, Coursac I, Zeger SL, Fine Particulate Air Pollution and Mortality in 20 U.S. Cities: 1987-1994. New England Journal of Medicine, 343(24):1742-9.

(2004) Dominici F, McDermott A, Hastie T. Improved Semi-parametric Time Series Models of Air Pollution and Mortality. Journal of the American Statistical Association, 468:938-948. 

(2006) Dominici F, Peng D, Bell M, Pham M, McDermott A, Zeger SL, Samet JM. Fine Particulates Air Pollution and Hospital Admission for Cardiovascular and Respiratory Diseases. Journal of the American Statistical Association, 295:1127-1135. 

(2006) Peng R, Dominici F, Zeger SL. Reproducible Epidemiological Research. American Journal of Epidemiology, 163:783-789.

(2009) Dominici F, Fried L, Zeger SL. So Few Women Leaders: Look for the Root Causes. Academe, July-August 2009. (2012) Wang C, Parmigiani G, Dominici F. Bayesian effect estimation accounting for adjustment uncertainty. Biometrics, (68)3:681-689.

(2014) Zigler CM, Dominici F. Uncertainty in propensity score estimation: Bayesian methods for variable selection and model averaged causal effects. Journal of the American Statistical Association, 109(505):95-107.

(2014) Dominici F, Greenstone M, Sunstein CR. Science and Regulation. Particulate matter matters. Science, 344(6181):257-9. 

(2014) Bobb F, Obermeyer Z, Wang Y, Dominici F. Cause-specific risk of hospital admission related to extreme heat in older adults. Journal of the American Medical Association, 312(24):2659-2667. (Recognized in January 2016 as one out of 28 NIEHS Papers of the Year).

Awards and prizes

Francesca Dominici has always shown commitment to promoting diversity within the academic sphere. She co-chaired the Women's Condition Commission at John Hopkins University. In 2009 she received the Diversity Recognition Award from the Rector of John Hopkins University. In 2015 she was awarded the Florence Nightingale David Award for her contributions as a model for women and for excellence demonstrated in statistical research, in leadership of multidisciplinary groups and in education. She currently chairs the University Committee for the Advancement of Women at the University of Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

 

Maria Benedetta Donati
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STEM area: Clinical sciences and nutrition science

Competences: ematology, physiopathology, thrombosis

Keywords: blood, cancer, coagulation, eating habits, food, mediterranean diet, moles-healthy project, nutrition, telethon, thrombosis, tumor

Region: Molise


Position/Role

Head of the Laboratory of Translation and Medicine and of the Neuromed Biobanking Center, Department of Epidemiology and Prevention, IRCCS Neuromed, Pozzilli (Isernia)

Professional career

After graduating in Medicine and Surgery from the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Rome in 1968, she continued her training by specialising in Clinical and Laboratory Haematology at the same university. In 1973 she obtained a PhD in Pathophysiology (Haematology) from the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium. She began her research career during the university years: in 1963 she was a Research Student at the Institute of Microbiology of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, in 1965 dhe held the same position in the Coagulation Laboratory of the Department of Internal Medicine of the same university, and during her doctorate in Leuven she was a Ph.D. Research Fellow in the Laboratory of Coagulation and Proteolysis. In 1973, she founded and directed the Laboratory of Research on Haemostasis and Thrombosis at the Mario Negri Institute in Milan, and in 1987 she co-founded and coordinated the Mario Negri Sud Biomedical and Pharmacological Research Centre in Santa Maria Imbaro, in the province of Chieti. In addition to her research career, she has also been invited by several Italian universities to teach courses in physiopathology at the University of Bologna from 1990 to 1993 and in cell biology at the Catholic University of Campobasso from 2005 to 2012. From 1995 to 2001 she directed the Department of Vascular Medicine and Pharmacology of the Mario Negri Sud Consortium, and in 2002 she was head of the Telethon Laboratory at the Centre for Research and High-Tech Training in Biomedical Sciences at the Catholic University of Campobasso, where she founded and coordinated the scientific projects of the research laboratories of the Centre for Research and High-Tech Training in Biomedical Sciences. Since 2013 she has been head of the Translational Medicine laboratory of the Department of Epidemiology and Prevention of the IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Mediterraneo Neuromed, in Pozzilli, a role she still holds today.

Scientific results

Maria Benedetta Donati has always devoted herself to the study of thrombosis, the process that leads to the obstruction of blood vessels and is the cause of widespread diseases such as heart attacks and strokes. In particular, in the early part of her career, she conducted pioneering studies on the relationship between thrombosis and cancer and on the possibility of treating certain forms of cancer with anticoagulant drugs. In 1983, she founded the first international working group dedicated to the relationship between tumours and thrombosis. More recently, she has been working on genetic and environmental factors (particularly nutrition) in the development of cardiovascular risk and has discovered, with Licia Iacoviello, the existence of a genetic coagulation factor that protects 20% of the Italian population against heart attack. Since 2005 she has been part of the coordination of Moli-sani, an epidemiological study of 25,000 people living in Molise promoted by the IRCCS of Pozzilli, which studies and disseminates the beneficial effects of the Mediterranean diet on health.

Editorial work and publications

She has authored numerous scientific publications, including:

(2016) Bonaccio M, Di Castelnuovo A, Costanzo S, Persichillo M, De Curtis A, Donati MB, de Gaetano G, Iacoviello L, MOLI-SANI Study Investigators. Adherence to the traditional Mediterranean diet and mortality in subjects with diabetes. Prospective results from the MOLI-SANI study. European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, 23(4):400-7.

(2015) Iacoviello L, Di Castelnuovo A, de Curtis A, Agnoli C, Frasca G, Mattiello A, Matullo G, Ricceri F, Sacerdote C, Grioni S, Tumino R, Napoleone E, Lorenzet R, de Gaetano G, Panico S, Donati MB. Circulating Tissue Factor Levels and Risk of Stroke: Findings From the EPICOR Study. Stroke, 46(6):1501-7.

(2014) Bonaccio M, Di Castelnuovo A, De Curtis A, Costanzo S, Persichillo M, Donati MB, Cerletti C, Iacoviello L, de Gaetano G, MOLI-SANI Project Investigators. Adherence to the Mediterranean diet is associated with lower platelet and leukocyte counts: results from the Moli-sani study. Blood, 123(19):3037-44. 

(2010) Caruso V, Di Castelnuovo A, Meschengieser S, Lazzari MA, de Gaetano G, Storti S, Iacoviello L, Donati MB. Thrombotic complications in adult patients with lymphoma: a meta-analysis of 29 independent cohorts including 18 018 patients and 1149 events. Blood, 115(26):5322-8. 

(2006) Caruso V, Iacoviello L, Di Castelnuovo A, Storti S, Mariani G, de Gaetano G, Donati MB. Thrombotic complications in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia: a meta-analysis of 17 prospective studies comprising 1752 pediatric patients. Blood, 108(7):2216-22. 

(1998) Iacoviello L, Di Castelnuovo A, De Knijff P, D'Orazio A, Amore C, Arboretti R, Kluft C, Donati MB. Polymorphisms in the coagulation factor VII gene and the risk of myocardial infarction. The New England Journal of Medicine, 338(2):79-85. 

(1995) Donati MB. Cancer and thrombosis: from Phlegmasia alba dolens to transgenic mice. Thrombosis and Haemostasis, 74(1):278-81. 

(1983) Colucci M, Balconi G, Lorenzet R, Pietra A, Locati D, Donati MB, Semeraro N. Cultured human endothelial cells generate tissue factor in response to endotoxin. Journal of Clinical Investigation, 71(6):1893-6.

(1982) Bertani T, Poggi A, Pozzoni R, Delaini F, Sacchi G, Thoua Y, Mecca G, Remuzzi G, Donati MB. Adriamycin-induced nephrotic syndrome in rats: sequence of pathologic events. Laboratory Investigation, 46(1):16-23.

(1978) Remuzzi G, Misiani R, Marchesi D, Livio M, Mecca G, de Gaetano G, Donati MB. Haemolytic-uraemic syndrome: deficiency of plasma factor(s) regulating prostacyclin activity? Lancet, 2(8095):871-2.

Awards and prizes

Maria Benedetta Donati has received several awards since the beginning of her career: in 1968 she won the Agostino Gemelli prize as the best medical graduate of the year from the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Rome and in 1983 she was awarded the international Minerva prize for female excellence in research. 

In 1999 she received the Distinguished Career Award from the International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis in Washington. 

In 2000 and 2002 she received two honorary degrees, the first from the University of Debrecen in Hungary and the second from the University of Bialystok in Poland. 

In 2002, in Paringi, UNESCO in collaboration with L'OREAL International awarded her the Special Honor for Women in Science.

In 2016 she received the Top Italian Women Scientists Award in Biomedical Sciences.