Francesco Ruffino was born on the 4th of March, 1980. From the University of Catania, Catania, Italy, he received the Laurea degree in physics (cum laude) in 2004 and the Ph.D. degree (cum laude) in materials science in 2008. From October 2012, he has a permanent research position as an Assistant Professor at the Physics Department of the University of Catania. His research activity is focused on fabrication and characterization (structural and electrical) of nanostructure-based electronic devices (with particular emphasis on metallic nanostructures), development of self-organization techniques towards nanomaterials fabrication, hybrid organic/inorganic nanocomposites, mesoscopic physics, As doping of Si based low-dimensional systems, and scanning probe techniques. His research activity led him to publish more than 60 papers in international refereed scientific journals, 1 chapter book, and 19 posters and 13 oral contributions at international conferences. He won the Young Scientist Award from the European Materials Research Society in 2006 and 2007. In 2012, he started an international collaboration with the Laboratoire des Solides Irradiés (Ecole Polytechnique-Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives, Paris, France) within the scientific European project TAPIR (Transport Properties of Ion-Beam Shaped Metallic Nanowires in Vertical Geometry, IEF Marie Curie Action).
Biography Updated on 30 July 2014