Professor at Università di Roma “Tor Vergata”; Editorial board member of Nanotechnology (IOP publishing), Advances in Nano Research (TecnoPress)


Over the last two decades Prof. P. Castrucci dealt with nanostructures as Ge quantum dots; carbon, AlN and Si nanotubes; Si nanowires; applications of carbon nanotubes in solar cells and in photodetectors. She is currently working on the growth and characterization of two dimensional materials like silicene; on the fabrication and characterization of photodetectors based on the graphene/Si and Bi2Se3 thin film/Si heterojunctions; on the investigation of the fundamental properties of topological material like Bi2Se3 thin films and nanobelts. 

She has published more than 140 refereed publications in prestigious ISI-peer reviewed journals, obtaining an H-index of 30 (Google Scholar) and 26 (Scopus), with more than 2400 citations. The results of her R&D work has been presented at about 50 among national and international conferences. She is member of the organizing committee or program of 7 International Conferences and referee of 23 international ISI referenced journals. Referee of Projects for the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC) (UK) and for the American Chemical Society Petroleum Fund, University of Firenze, Sorbonne University of Paris, Hungarian NKFI and MIUR. Principal investigator in several research projects and participant in dozens. She has held about 40 among Physics courses and exercitations. She has been tutor or supervisor of about 20 students (three-year, master and doctorate degrees) and post-doc. Since 2017 she is member of the Commission of PhD in Physics. 


Honors & Awards 

In 2010, she received, together with her Canadian colleagues, with the Venice-2010 Award of Excellence from the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada for excellence, quality and productivity of collaboration between an Italian and a Canadian group. 


Website and Scientific profiles

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