Associate Professor in Experimental Physics at the Department of Materials Science of the University of Milan Bicocca.
Associate Professor of Physics of Matter at the University of Milan Bicocca.
Professor Emeritus of the University of Naples “Federico II”, Minister for public administration reforms and innovation (2006-2008), President of CNR (2012-2016).
Pro-Rector of the University of Milan Bicocca, Academic of Lincei, member of the Academia Europea and of the European Academy of Sciences.
Director of the Department of Physics of the University of Trento, Director of the NanoScience Lab.
Head of the Nanochemistry Department at the Italian Institute of Technology in Genova