Giulia Serrano is a material scientist working on molecular and inorganic nanostructures on surfaces to develop innovative functional materials for spintronics and sensing technologies. She received Bachelor and Master Degrees in Material Science at “Tor Vergata” University of Rome (Italy), where she started her training on surface science and scanning probe techniques by investigating the self-assembling and electron confinement properties of silicon nanostructures on metal surfaces. In 2015, she carried out the PhD in Physics dedicated to the startup of a laboratory to investigate solid/liquid interfaces and developing a seminal research activity on wide-bandgap semiconductors in a liquid environment.
After the PhD diploma, she moved as a post-doc researcher at the Johannes Kepler University of Linz where she started to explore the potentialities of the forefront of scanning tunnelling spectroscopies, using the radio frequency-STS (rf-STS) technique at low temperature with an LT-STM setup and investigating archetype molecular magnets in direct contact with the metallic surface.
In July 2016 she moved as senior post-doc to the Laboratory of Molecular Magnetism (LA.M.M.) at the Department of Chemistry “Ugo Schiff” (DICUS) of the University of Florence (Italy) starting a comprehensive research activity on nano-assemblies of molecules with spin functionalities on surfaces studied by STM, photoemission spectroscopies and synchrotron radiation. In 2018, she won an individual research project at the Department of Industrial Engineering (DIEF) of the University of Florence on the investigation and control reaction of complex molecules. She is currently exploring new frontiers for sensing technologies based on a novel mechanism for controlling the molecular magnetization switching of a single-molecule magnet using superconductors. This research has been recently awarded by the National Enterprise for nanoScience and nanoTechnology with the NEST 2020 award, recognizing the activity of young scientists working in Italy in the fields of nanoscience.
Since November 2021, she started a tenure track position as an assistant professor at DIEF where she teaches Chemistry.
SERRANO, Giulia; Date of birth: 9 February 1986; Nationality: Italian
Researcher unique identifiers: ORCID: 0000-0001-7953-7780, WoS Researcher ID: AAY-5265-2020, Scopus Author ID: 55801999200.
13/02/2015 PhD in Physics: School of Mathematics, Physics and Natural Sciences, Department of Physics, University of Rome, Tor Vergata, Italy. PhD Supervisor: Prof. Claudio Goletti
29/09/2011 Master in Science and Technology of Materials: School of Mathematics, Physics and Natural Sciences, Department of Physics, University of Rome, Tor Vergata, Italy
21/05/2009 Bachelor in Materials Science: School of Mathematics, Physics and Natural Sciences, Department of Physics, University of Rome, Tor Vergata, Italy
1/11/2021 – present Assistant professor, tenure track (Italian Temporary Researcher type B - law art. 24 comma 3-a L. 240/10) Department of Industrial Engineer (DIEF), UNIFI
01/07/21 – 31/10/21 Senior Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Chemistry “Ugo Schiff” (DICUS), UNIFI, Italy
01/12/19 – 30/06/21 Senior Postdoctoral Researcher, DIEF, UNIFI
01/12/18 – 30/11/19 Senior Postdoctoral Researcher, (Individual grant fellowship) DIEF, UNIFI
01/07/16 – 30/11/18 Postdoctoral Researcher, DICUS, UNIFI
01/04/15 – 30/06/16 Postdoc. Res., Institute of Solid State Physics, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
01/12/18 – 30/11/19 Individual Project grant: “MAGgnetic sensitive photo-chemical REactions at Surfaces (MagRES)”, Department of Industrial Engineering, UNIFI
12/11/18 -19/11/18 Short-term scientific mission (STSM) fellowship for Beamtime participation, European Cooperation in Science&Technology (COST), Synchrotron Soleil, Gif-Sur-Yvette, France
01/11/11 – 31/10/14 3-years Grant for PhD student position funded by Italian Ministry of Scientific Research and Education (MIUR) - First classified for PhD School of Physics Department of Physics, University of Rome, Tor Vergata, Italy
2020 – 2021 3 Bachelor Students: C. Batistoni, E. Cioppi, E. Landini, DICUS, UNIFI
2018 – present 1 PhD Student: A.L. Sorrentino DIEF, UNIFI
2017 – 2018 1 Master Student: A.L. Sorrentino, DICUS, UNIFI
2021 – present Teacher of the course “Chemistry” (81h) – Course for BS students in Biomedical Engineering, DIEF, UNIFI
2020 and 2021 Seminar (6h) “Superconductors principles and applications” in the Course “Solid State Material Chemistry” for MS students in Advanced Molecular Science, DICUS, UNIFI
2019 – 2020 Tutor of the “Chemistry” course (40h) – Course for BS in Civil and Environmental Engineering, DIEF, UNIFI
2020 Assistant lecturer (20h) in the Chemistry II course for BS Civil and Environmental Engineering, DIEF, UNIFI.
2018 Course: “Characterization techniques of surfaces for industrial applications” (4h), Doctoral School in Industrial Engineering, DIEF, UNIFI
2017 – 2018 Course of “Materials technology” (8h) – Course for students at “Istruzione e Formazione Tecnica Superiore” post-graduate school, ASEV Spa (Regione Toscana), Italy
2017 – 2018 Course: “Scanning probe microscopies, eyes and hands of nanotechnology” (4h) – Doctoral School in Chemical Sciences, DICUS, UNIFI
2011 – 2013 Tutor of “Laboratory Practice of Experimental Physics” course (90h) – Course for BS students in Material Science, Department of Physics, University of Rome, Tor Vergata, Italy
2021 7th Italian Conference on Magnetism, Italy (organizing committee)
2020 Joint European Magnetic Symposia, JEMS 2020, Portugal (organizing committee)
2019 European Conference on Molecular Magnetism (ECMM 2019), Italy (organizing committee)
2021 – present Member of Industrial Engineering Department Board, UNIFI
2021 – present CETECS laboratory representative for UNIFI at Italian Association for Magnetism (AIMagn)
2021 Member of the board of trustees for Chemistry Master Degree, UNIFI
2020 – 2021 Member of the examination boards for courses: Solid State and Material Chemistry for MS in Advanced Molecular Sciences, DICUS, UNIFI; Chemistry, Materials technology, Chemistry I, Chemistry II, for BS in Civil and Environmental Engineering; Chemistry for BS in Biomedical Engineering. DIEF, UNIFI
2016 – present Member of the examination board for “Advanced application of nanomaterials” course. Chemistry Department, DICUS, UNIFI
2020 – present Member of “Magnetochemistry” Editorial Board, SCIE indexed journal, IF: 2.193
2017 – present Reviewer for Communications Physics, Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry, Magnetochemistry, Molecules, The European Physical Journal Plus, Electroanalysis, Molecules.
2021 – present Member of the Italian Association for Magnetism (AIMagn)
2019 – present Member of the National Interuniversity Consortium of Materials Science and Technology
2018 – present Member of the Italian Chemical Society, SCI, Inorganic Chemistry division
Jaisa Fernandes Soares: synthesis of organometallic compounds, University Federal do Paraná, Brazil
Andrea Cornia: synthesis of SMMs, Department of Chemistry, University of Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
Fabrice Pointillart: synthesis of Dy-based SMMs, Université de Rennes, Rennes, France
Giorgio Contini and Marco Di Giovanntonio: surface polymerisation, ISM-CNR, Italy
Aldo Di Carlo: TiO2 materials for solar cells, Center for Hybrid and Organic Solar Energy (CHOSE), Italy
Andreas Heinrich and Fabio Donati: ESR-STM and ULT-STS experiments, IBS Center for Quantum Nanoscience, Ewha Womans University, Korea
Sebastian Loth: IETS-STM experiments, Institute for Functional Matter and Quantum Technologies, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Luigi Malavolti: IETS-STM experiments, Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart, Germany
Edwige Otero and Philippe Ohresser: ULT XAS and XMCD investigations, Synchrotron SOLEIL, France
Philippe Sainctavit: ULT XAS and XMCD investigations, CNRS-Université Sorbonne, Paris, France
Marco Affronte: Nb superconductivity, Department of Physics, University of Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy
Ulrike Diebold: inverstigation of TiO2 single crystals, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Klaus Wandelt: investigation of solid/liquid interfaces, University of Bonn, Germany
Andrea Atrei: growth of TiO2 ultrathin films, University of Siena, Italy
2014 Participation to the television broadcasting and member of the scientific editorial staff for Raieducational “NAUTILUS”, RAI Radioteleviosione italiana, Roma (Italy)
2014-2015 Scientific divulgation in cultural exhibitions “NUMERI, tutto quello che conta da zero ad infinito”, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Roma (Italy)
2020 Highlights in journals: Physics word – Condensed matter; Superconductor week, Unifi Magazine,
27/11/21 Weekend della conoscenza, Accademia Giovani per la Scienza, divulgative scientific seminar for undergraduated students, Pistoia (Italy).