Dr. Lucia Romano

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Senior Scientist

Paul Scherrer Institute
Forschungsstrasse 111
5232 Villigen PSI

Background in materials science for several kinds of applications, from fundamentals of semiconductors to nanotechnology, from microelectronics to environmental applications and X-ray Optics. She has a long experience in semiconductor applied research with the key role of interfacing between Academia and Industry. Curious researcher with a strong willingness to face up new projects and learning new things, with a proven track record of successful project management and a resolute personality. Thanks to her solid technical background she was always considered by her line management as a trustful person and an international recognized referee for materials science facilities and equipment.

Guest professor at ETH Zurich and guest scientist at PSI, she is developing a new technology of grating fabrication by Metal Assisted Chemical Etching for Grating based X-ray Interferometry at TOMCAT beamline.

Lucia Romano got her PhD in Physics in 2006, she did a post-doc at the Department of Material Science and Engineering, University of Florida (USA), since 2009 she is assistant professor and researcher at the Department of Physics, University of Catania (Italy). In 2018 she qualified in Italy for Full Professorship in Italy (Sector: 02/B1 Experimental Physics of Matter, National Scientific Qualification for University and Research, Italy). 

At the University of Catania, she was teaching physics, nanotechnology and materials Science and she is a committee member of PhD school in material science and nanotechnology of University of Catania.

Presenting authors and invited speakers in more than 30 international conferences, co-author of more than 70 publications, editor of several books and special issues, referee in international journals about about materials Science, nanotechnology and microfabrication.

Institute for Biomedical Engineering, ETH Zurich (Switzerland)

Department of Physics, University of Catania (Italy)

Institute for Microelectronics and Microsystems, CNR (Italy)