Dr. Daniele Pergolesi

Short description
Senior Scientist NUM/ENE
Daniele Pergolesi
Paul Scherrer Institute PSI
Forschungsstrasse 111
5232 Villigen PSI





  • Associate Professor Habilitation in Experimental Solid State Physics, (2013, Area 02/B1) Ministry for Education, University and Research of Italy
  • Ph.D. in Materials Science, University of Genova, Italy, 2004, Department of Physics.
  • Laurea in Fisica, University of Genova, Italy, 1999, Department of Physics.




  • Senior Scientist, Paul Scherrer Insitut, holding a shared post with the NUM and ENE Division, based in the Thin Films and Interfaces Group, Prof. Thomas Lippert, since 2012
  • Scientist, International Research Centre for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA), National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan. (2009-2012)
  • Scientist, National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN), Genova, Italy. (2008)
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Florida (Gainesville, FL, USA) and University of Roma Tor Vergata (Roma, Italy). (2006-2007)
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, National Institute for Nuclear Physics and University of Genova, Genova, Italy. (2004-2006)




  • Thin film deposition technology, fabrication of epitaxial films and multilayered heterostructures.
  • Structural, morphological and electrical characterization of materials.
  • High temperature oxygen-ion and proton conducting oxides, correlation between nanostructure and charge transport properties.
  • Oxynitride materials for photophoto-electrochemical water splitting.
  • Fabrication and characterization of cryogenic thermal detectors for high energy resolution x-ray spectroscopy.
  • Sub-Kelvin cryogenic technology.