SERGIO CAPRARA

                                                               

CURRICULUM VITAE

  • Date of birth: 1 april 1967
  • Place of birth: Taranto (Italy)
  • Citizenship: Italian
  • Languages: Italian (mother tongue), English, French, Russian, Spanish (Castellano)
  • Present position: since 1 october 2015                  associate professor (class 02/B2 - Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics), at the Department of Physics of the University of Rome Sapienza.

Academic Career:

  • Nov. 1985 - Jun. 1990 Undergraduate courses at       the University of Rome Sapienza.
  • June 1990 Master degree in Physics, cum Laude.
  • Nov. 1990 - Oct. 1993 PhD courses at the University     of Rome Tor Vergata.
  • Jun. - Aug. 1994 INFM grant at the  Department of Physics of the University of Rome Sapienza.
  • September 1994 PhD degree.
  • Jun. - Dec. 1995 Postoc grant of the European Community - HCM programme at the Laboratoire d’Etudes des Proprietes Electroniques des Solides, Grenoble (France).
  • Jan. - Nov. 1996 Postoc grant of the European Community - HCM programme at the Department of Theoretical Physics of the Kungl Tekniska Hoegskolan, Stockholm (Sweden).
  • Jan. 1997- Aug. 1999 Postdoc grant of the INMF - PRA programme at the Deprtment of Physics of the University of Rome Sapienza.
  • May 1999 Winner of the competition for the opening of a research position at the INFM.
  • Sep. 1999 - Feb. 2002 Research position at the INFM - Roma1 Research Unit.
  • Dec. 2001Winner of the competition for the opening of a permenent research position at the University of Rome Sapienza.
  • Mar. 2002 - Set. 2015 Assistant Professor at the Department of Physics of the University of Rome Sapienza (class B03X - Condensed Matter Physics).

Main Research Fileds:

Strongly correlated electron systems; high-temperature superconductors; disordered superconductors; systems with charge and spin density waves; electron-phonon interactions; disordered quantum spin systems; (quantum) critical phenomena; renormalization group; spintronics; topological insulators; oxide interfaces; molecular dynamics; non-adiabatic quantum-classical dynamics.

Activities at the Department of Physics and at the Faculty of Sciences:

  • Since Mar. 2002 I am Scientific Secretary of the Deprtmental Library Committee
    and Scientific Responsible of the Deprtmental Library
  • 24  Sep. 2002 - 1 Nov. 2007: Representative of the Researchers in the Programming Committee
  • Starting from 30 Sep. 2002 I have been member of the Committee for the  Trans-national European Evaluation Project (TEEP 2002) organized by the European Community. The final report has been evaluated by the Danish Evaluation Institute di Copenaghen and the Proceedings have been published on the web-site http://www.enqa.net.
  • SInce 18 Feb. 2005 I am coordinator of the computer-based activities of the Departmental Library
  • 12 Apr. 2005 - 1 Nov. 2007 (date of conclusion of the works): Member of the Departmental Committee for the refurbishment of the Main Entrance and Hall of the Marconi Building of the Department f Physics
  • Since 14 Feb. 2007 I am member of the Quality Committee for the self-evaluation of the undergraduate courses at the Department of Physics
  • 27 May 2013 - 22 November 2016 I have been member of the Joint Theacher-Student Committee of the Faculty of Sciences
  • Since 10 December 2014 I am Guarantor of the Students of the Faculty of Sciences
  • Since 23 November 2016 I am member of the Monitoring Committee of the Faculty of Sciences

Visits to other Departments and Laboratories:

Besides various visits to foreign Universities and permanences abroad as a postdoc, I have been invited to visit various Departments and Laboratories within projects of joint work and collaboration. In particular, in the years between 2008 and 2011 I have been invited as a Visiting Scientist, for periods of two months each year, to the Donostia International Physics Center di San Sebastian (Basque Country - Spain). In March  2014, May 2017 and May 2018 I was Invited Professor to the Chair “Joliot” at the Department of Quantum Physics of the Ecole Superieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles, Paris (France).

Talks at conferences:

I have delivered around fifty talks at international conferences, around thirty of which as invited speaker.

Teaching:

Besides several undergraduate tutoring activities, and PhD Courses, I have been in charge of the following undergraduate courses at the Univerisity of Rome Sapienza:

  • 2003/2004: Laboratory of Experimental Physics (Data Analysis) [8 CFU - SSD FIS01]
  • 2005/2006: Introduction to Quantum Mechanics [5 CFU - SSD FIS02]; Complements of Quantum Mechanics1 [2 CFU - SSD FIS02]; Condensed Matter Physics [7 CFU - SSD FIS03]
  • 2006/2007: Introduction to Quantum Mechanics [5 CFU - SSD FIS02]; Complements of Quantum Mechanics 1 [2 CFU - SSD FIS02]; General Physics I [9 CFU - SSD FIS01]
  • 2007/2008: General Physics I [9 CFU - SSD FIS01]
  • 2008/2009: General Physics I [9 CFU - SSD FIS01]; Statistical Mechanics [5 CFU - SSD FIS02]
  • 2009/2010: General Physics I [9 CFU - SSD FIS01]; Atomistic Simulation [6 CFU - SSD FIS03]
  • 2010/2011: General Physics II [8 CFU - SSD FIS01]
  • 2011/2012: General Physics II [9 CFU - SSD FIS01]
  • 2012/2013: General Physics II [9 CFU - SSD FIS02]
  • 2013/2014: General Physics II [9 CFU - SSD FIS02]
  • 2014/2015: General Physics II [9 CFU - SSD FIS02]
  • 2015/2016: General Physics II [9 CFU - SSD FIS02]
  • 2015/2016: Analysis and treatment of experimental data [3 CFU - SSD FIS01]
  • 2016/2017: General Physics II [9 CFU - SSD FIS02]
  • 2016/2017: Analytical and relativistic mechanics [6 CFU - SSD FIS02]
  • 2017/2018: General Physics II [9 CFU - SSD FIS02]
  • 2017/2018: Analytical and relativistic mechanics [6 CFU - SSD FIS02]
  • 2018/2019: Analytical and relativistic mechanics [6 CFU - SSD FIS02]
  • 2018/2019: Condensed Matter Physics [6 CFU - SSD FIS03]

Theses:

I have been the supervisor of around ninety Bachelor and Master theses, and of two PhD theses.

High School:

  • 20 May 2000: I passed the competitive examination of the Ministry of Education for teaching Mathematics in Public High Schools (47/A, subject class 8)
  • 4 Oct. 2000: I passed the competitive examination of the Ministry of Education for teaching Physics in Public High Schools (38/A, subject class 8)
Last Update September 2018