Maria G. Castellano

Institute for Photonics and Nanotechnologies, Italy

Maria G. Castellano was born in Orvieto, an ancient etruscan town in middle Italy, in 1956. She studied physics at the University of Rome La Sapienza and got her Laurea degree in 1978. She works with CNR, the National Research Council, since 1982, as a Staff Researcher. Till 1991, she worked in the Rome Gravitational Wave group, developing thin-film dc-SQUIDs as low-noise amplifiers for the group resonant detectors, at CERN, Geneva, and Frascati, Italy. In 1991, she moved to Istituto di Fotonica e Nanotecnologie, Rome. She has been working on Josephson and single-electron devices, including microfabrication, for applications of high sensitivity SQUIDs, hot-electron microbolometers, electrometers, and fundamental studies of quantum properties. Presently, her major interest is in quantum computing with superconducting devices. She teaches a course on micro- and nano-fabrication at the Engineering Department, Universita dell’Aquila, and gives lectures in the Ph.D. courses at the physics departments of the three universities of Rome. She serves in the scientific committee of the Material and Devices Department of CNR and she is Coordinator of the microfabrication facility of her Institute. Dr. Castellano is author of more than 100 papers.

Biography Updated on 7 June 2007

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