Prof. Mario Rocca
Department of Physics, University of Genova
Vacuum National Society Website
Keywords: STM, Photoemission, HREELS, oxide films, graphene
PhD in Physics at the Technische Hochschule in Aachen (Germany) in 1985. From 1984 staff member at the Department of Physics of the University of Genoa (UNIGE). Full Professor since 2001, he has been deputy director of the Physics Department from 2002 to 2005 and since 2020 he is its decane. Currently he is member of the Senate of UNIGE. He performed experimental research in Surface Science investigating surface phonon spectra and anomalies, surface plasmon dispersion, stereodynamic effects and role of surface defects in gas–surface interaction and simple chemical reactions, growth of ultrathin oxide and self assembly of amino acid films. He published 195 papers and has currently a Hirsch index of 36 (WOS) or 38 (Scopus). He organized ECOSS 26 and some of the other major conferences of the Surface Science community. He is Vice chair of the Surface Science Division of the International Union of Vacuum Science and Technology (IUVSTA), member of the scientific Council of the Union of Scientists for Disarmament (USPID) and editor of Applied Surface Science as well as of the Springer Series in Surface Science.