Visiting Fellows

Selected by the ISA Scientific Board on the basis of criteria of scientific standing and of cross-disciplinary interest of the proposed research topic. They are required to deliver a popular Institute Lecture during their stay and to carry out research and study projects in our Departments. Visiting Fellows selected for 2021 are:

Fulvio Franchi

Fulvio Franchi

Senior Lecturer

Department of origin: Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences - Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST), Botswana

Unibo reference: Barbara Cavalazzi
Department of Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences

from Dec 1, 2021 to Dec 31, 2021

Short bio: Fulvio Franchi is currently holding the position of Senior Lecturer in Sedimentology at BIUST (Botswana International University of Science and Technology), in Botswana. After his PhD in Earth Science studying the astrobiological potential of Devonian carbonate mounds in the Moroccan Sahara, Fulvio has pursued a career at the crossroad between planetary science and carbonate sedimentology with a clear interest for biogeochemical pathways and astrobiology. Since 2012 Fulvio has published 29 papers, 13 as first author, and he has created a broad network of collaborations in the field of planetary sciences and sedimentology. In the past 3 years, I have successfully participated in two NERC projects (PULA project and CONNECT4 Water Resilience) and led my institution into the Europlanet 2024 Research Infrastructure funded by INFRAIA under Horizon2020. I am currently in charge of the field analogue site in the Makgadikgadi pan of Botswana where we are establishing a research station for astrobiological, geomicrobiological and space science activities. Fulvio is the coordinator of the of a 1.4 million euro Intra-Africa Mobility project, the PanAfrican Planetary and Space Science Network. This network sees the collaboration of scientists from Botswana, South Africa, Zambia, Nigeria, Ethiopia and Italy (Prof. Cavalazzi from UniBo). In the past 5 years, I have supervised 16 BSc Geology students and 6 international MSc students (4 ongoing).

Gabriele D'Avino

Gabriele D'Avino

Chargé de recherche (classe normale)

Department of origin: Institut Néel - CNRS & Université Grenoble Alpes, France

Unibo reference: Luca Muccioli
Department of Industrial Chemistry "Toso Montanari"

from Dec 1, 2021 to Dec 31, 2021

Short bio:  Gabriele D'Avino received his Ph.D. in Materials Science at the University of Parma in 2010. After a postdoctoral research position at the University of Bologna and two Marie Curie fellowships at the University of Liege and at the University of Mons, he was recruited by CNRS in 2017 and he is currently associate researcher at the Institut Neel in Grenoble, a research laboratory in condensed matter physics. His research work focuses on the theoretical modeling of organic functional materials for advanced applications in electronics and energy generation, synergistically combining quantum and classical techniques in a multiscale fashion. The goal of his research is the establishment of the relationships between structure and (electronic, optical, vibrational, dielectric) properties in complex molecular systems with special emphasis on environmental and cooperative phenomena in the solid state. In his relatively short career, Dr. D’Avino distinguished himself for the original and interdisciplinary approach to complex problems in molecular sciences and for important achievements in the field of molecular ferroelectrics and organic electronics. His outstanding research work has been acknowledged by the editorial boards of the Journal of Chemical Physics (American Chemical Society) and of J. Phys Materials (Institute of Physics), through the nomination as invited contributor to two special issues dedicated to emerging research leaders. His service to the scientific community includes papers and grants reviews, as well as the co-organization of three international conferences: ELECMol, ETSF workshop on electronic excitations, CpiC Symposium. Dr. D’Avino has been FNRS visiting scientist at the University of Mons (Belgium) in 2018

Stephen Crowley

Stephen Crowley

Professor

Department of origin: Department of Politics - Oberlin College, USA

Unibo reference: Stefano Bianchini
Department of Political and Social Sciences

from Nov 1, 2021 to Dec 31, 2021

Short bio:  Stephen Fitzgerald Crowley Professional Experience OBERLIN COLLEGE Chair, Department of Politics (2018 to present); Professor, Department of Politics (2012 to present); Chair, Russian and East European Studies (2009 to 2016) Chair, Peace & Conflict Studies (2013 to 2016) Associate Professor, (2000 to 2011); Assistant Professor (1995-2000) Education THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, Department of Political Science, Ph.D. 1993 COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, Harriman Institute for Advanced Soviet Studies, June 1985 to August 1986, Russian Language and Soviet Studies HAMILTON COLLEGE, September 1978 to May 1982, BA Philosophy Academic Awards (selected) VISITING FELLOW, Aleksanteri Institute/ Finnish Center for Russian & East European Studies, University of Helsinki, June 2019 FELLOW, Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, 2016-17 VISITING SCHOLAR, George Washington University, Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, Fall 2017 SUMMER RESEARCH FELLOW, Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, May-July 2014 RESEARCH FELLOW IN EAST EUROPEAN STUDIES, American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), 2007-2008 NEH COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP, 2007-2008 RESEARCH FELLOW, Collegium Budapest, Institute for Advanced Study, October 2007-July 2008 FULBRIGHT DISTINGUISHED CHAIR IN EAST EUROPEAN STUDIES, University of Warsaw (Awarded) Current Research Interests Comparative study of deindustrialization and right-wing populism; Russian political economy; the comparative study of labor in post-communist societies Recent Publications (selected) Putin’s Labor Dilemma: Russian Politics between Stability and Stagnation, (Cornell University Press, forthcoming 2021). “Global Cities versus Rustbelt Realities: The Dilemmas of Urban Development in Russia,” Slavic Review, Volume 79, Issue 2, Summer 2020, 365-389. “Labor Protests and their Consequences in Putin’s Russia” (with Irina Olimpieva), Problems of Post-Communism, Vol. 65, Issue 5, 2018. “Monotowns and the Political Economy of Industrial Restructuring in Russia,” Post-Soviet Affairs, Vol. 32, No. 5, 2016. Working Through the Past: Labor and Authoritarian Legacies in Comparative Perspective, co-edited with Teri Caraway and Maria Lorena Cook (Cornell University Press, 2015). “The Reemergence of Class in the Wake of the First ‘Classless’ Society,” East European Politics & Societies vol. 29 no. 3, 2015

Erik Albert Stern

Erik Albert Stern

Full Professor

Department of origin: Performing Arts -  Weber State University, USA

Unibo reference: Alessia Cattabriga
Department of Mathematics

from Nov 1, 2021 to Nov 30, 2021

Short bio:  Erik Stern received a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from the University of California and a Masters of Fine Arts in Dance from California Institute of the Arts, and is a professor at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. He has choreographed at Stanford University and many other institutions, and presented and performed in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia. For 27 years he has co-directed with Karl Schaffer a California-based non-profit arts organization, MoveSpeakSpin. With Schaffer and Scott Kim, Erik co-authored Math Dance with Dr. Schaffer and Mr. Stern, a book on their original mathematics and movement lessons. With colleagues at WSU, he has co-author papers in mathematics and interdisciplinary conference proceedings. In collaboration with Mathematics Education scholar Rachel Bachman, he is currently working on a writing project that examines the relationship between embodied math dance methods and Bachman’s research into the efficacy of these approaches. Drawing on research and writings from science and arts, the book includes frameworks for understanding math dance, warm-ups and lessons, and describes the role that body knowledge, social and emotional intelligence, identity, and teamwork can play in mathematics learning. It also addresses how the creative process and educational agency can enrich and increase the potency of the mathematics classroom. Stern’s professional choreographic work has tackled a range of topics besides mathematics, such as dementia, the possibilities of motion, and scientific discovery.

Paulo Jorge Farmhouse Simões Alberto

Paulo Jorge Farmhouse Simões Alberto

Professor

Department of origin: Departamento de Estudos Clássicos, Faculdade de Letras - Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

Unibo reference: Francesco Santi
Department of Classical Philology and Italian Studies

from Oct 1, 2021 to Oct 31, 2021

Short bio: Paulo Farmhouse Alberto is Professor of Latin at the University of Lisbon, Department of Classical Studies of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, and former Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities (2013-2018). With a Ph.D. in Classical Studies, he has been working on sixth- and seventh-century authors of Visigothic Spain, namely in the fields of textual history and critical editions. His main domains of interest are Visigothic poetry, grammatical texts concerning poetic composition, and hagiography. He has published a dozen books in Portugal, Italy, Belgium and Germany – namely the works of Eugenius of Toledo in Corpus Christianorum –, and several dozens of articles in academic journals and collective volumes. He has presented papers and lectures at international conferences and meetings in Spain, U.K., France, Italy and Portugal, and seminars in Ph.D. and master degree programs in Italy and Spain. Head of the research area of the late-antique and medieval period at the Centre for Classical Studies, University, funded by the Portuguese National Research Agency (FCT), he has been principal investigator of research projects funded by FCT, and participated in projects in Portugal and Spain, funded by the national agencies. Five works: Eugenii Toletani Episcopi Opera Poetica (Corpus Christianorum Series Latina 114), Turnhout, Brepols Publishers, 2005. New Evidence for Julian of Toledo’s «ars grammatica», «Revue d’histoire des textes», 13 (2018), 165-183. The Lost Edition of Visigothic Poetry by Miguel Ruiz de Azagra, «Aevum», 88 (2014), 665-681. A collection of Vitae Sanctarum in Tenth-Century Northern Spain, in Understanding Hagiography. Studies in the extaul Transmission of Eraly Medieval Saints’ Lives, ed. P. F. Alberto, P. Chiesa, M Goullet, Firenze, 2020 (Quaderni di «Hagiographica», 17), 211-238. Poetry in Seventh-Century Visigotic Spain, in Wisigothica. After M. C. Díaz y Díaz, ed. C. Codoñer – P. F. Alberto, Firenze, S.I.S.M.E.L., Edizioni del Galluzzo, 2014 (MediEVI 3), pp. 119-176.

Michael Stoto

Michael Stoto

Professor Adjunct - JD - Professor of Health Systems Administration and Population Health

Department of origin: Department of Health Systems Administration - Georgetown University & Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Unibo reference: Maria Pia Fantini
Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences

from Oct 1, 2021 to Oct 30, 2021

Short bio: Michael A. Stoto, PhD, a Professor of Health Systems Administration and Population Health at Georgetown University, is a statistician, epidemiologist, and health services researcher. He also holds adjunct faculty appointments in the Department of Family Medicine, the Georgetown University Law Center, and the McCourt School of Public Policy. Dr. Stoto’s research includes methodological topics in epidemiology and statistics including systematic reviews/meta-analysis and other analytical methods for comparative effectiveness research, community health assessment, evaluation methods, and performance measurement. His substantive research interests include public health practice, especially with regard to emergency preparedness; drug and vaccine safety; infectious disease policy; and ethical issues in research and public health practice.Dr. Stoto is an expert on population health and public health assessment, and the associate director of the population health scholars program in the Georgetown University School of Medicine. His work in this area has included systems-oriented evaluations of public health surveillance systems at the local to global level, addressing both statistical methods and public health practice issues. Dr. Stoto is also an expert in public health systems research (PHSR), focusing on applying and developing rigorous mixed-methods approaches to studying and evaluating federal, state, and local public health systems. Much of Dr. Stoto’s recent PHSR work has focused on public health emergency preparedness, and he was the co-Principal Investigator of the CDC-funded Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Center based at the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Stoto’s work in this area has focused on regionalization in public health, the evaluation of biosurveillance methods, and the development of methods for assessing emergency preparedness capabilities based on exercises and actual events. Dr. Stoto is currently working with the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the University of Bologna to develop a competency-based training program for public health emergency preparedness in the European Union.

Nicola Paltrinieri

Nicola Paltrinieri

Associate Professor

Department of origin: Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering - NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Unibo reference: Valerio Cozzani
Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental, and Materials Engineering

from Sep 1, 2021 to Oct 31, 2021

Short bio: Nicola Paltrinieri is associate professor of risk analysis at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology NTNU (Norway) since 2016. He conducts activities on both basic and applied research, reflecting his position within the department of mechanical and industrial engineering and his background in chemical engineering. His research follows two (occasionally crossing) priority topics: i) machine learning based risk analysis, and ii) safety management for emerging hydrogen technologies. He has earned a PhD in Environmental, Safety and Chemical Engineering from the University of Bologna. From 2012 to 2016, he was research scientist at the department of Safety Research, SINTEF Technology and Society (Norway). He is chartered engineer in the British Engineering Council register and charted scientist in the British Science Council register. He serves as associate editor of the journal “Safety Science”. He is member of the editorial boards of the “Journal of Marine Science and Engineering”, “Journal of Risk Research” and “Safety in Extreme Environments”. He is member of the board of the NTNU Team Hydrogen. He is member of the board and treasurer of the Society of Risk Analysis – Europe. He serves as Norwegian delegate of the Working Party on Loss Prevention and Safety Promotion within the European Federation of Chemical Engineering. He is co-chair on Accident and Incident modelling, European Safety and Reliability Association Technical Committee. He serves as member of the of the scientific committees for the ESREL, Loss Prevention and CISAP conferences.

Soumaya Belmecheri

Soumaya Belmecheri

Assistant Research Scientist

Department of origin: Laboratory of Tree Ring Research - University of Arizona, USA

Unibo reference: Maria Rosa Guerrieri
Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences

from 1 Sep, 2021 to 30 Sep 2021

Short bio: I have a diverse research background in Earth system processes, the global carbon cycle and atmospheric circulation, and how they influence human and biological systems over long time scales. I am a paleoclimatologist with expertise in stable isotopes, hydroclimatology, and dendrochronology. I develop reconstructions of past climate and environmental variability to understand the range of natural climate variability and assess the impact of climate change on forested ecosystems.

Michael James Maroney

Michael James Maroney

Professor of Chemistry

Department of origin: Department of Chemistry - University of Massachusetts (Amherst), USA

Unibo reference: Francesco Musiani
Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology

from Sep 1, 2021 to Sep 30, 2021

Short bio:  Il Prof. Maroney è Professore Ordinario di Chimica presso la University of Massachusetts-Amherst dal 1995. La sua ricerca verte sul ruolo dei metalli nei sistemi biologici, e si colloca a ponte tra due discipline teoricamente distanti quali la Chimica Inorganica e la Biologia, utilizzando metodi biofisici per la caratterizzazione strutturale di sistemi biologici complessi. In questo modo, la ricerca è altamente interdisciplinare. A testimonianza di questa interdisciplinarietà, l’attività scientifica del Prof. Maroney è stata finanziata per più di 30 anni sia dal National Institutes of Health (NIH), notoriamente interessata a ricerche nel campo medico-biologico, che dalla National Science Foundation (NSF), una agenzia di finanziamento per le scienze più propriamente chimiche e fisiche. Il lavoro scientifico del Prof. Maroney è risultato nella pubblicazione di oltre 200 articoli scientifici, con un H-index pari a 44 (Clarivate Analytics), ed è stato riconosciuto con premi ricevuti dalla sua istituzione (Silvio Conti Faculty Fellow (2005), College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Outstanding Faculty Award for Research (2009), University Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Research and Creative Activity (2017)). Il Prof. Maroney è stato anche premiato dalla comunità scientifica intenazionale (elected Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (2015), elected chair of the 2012 ‘Metals in Biology’ Gordon Research Conference), ed è stato membro di editorial boards di prestigiose riviste scientifiche. Il Prof. Maroney ha inoltre ricoperto cariche importanti all’inteno della University of Massachusetts, tra le quali come Chair of the Research Council (Faculty Senate). Il Prof. Maroney ha infine svolto periodi di Visiting Faculty presso molteplici istituzioni accademiche, ed ha presentato la sua ricerca come invited speaker in oltre 50 conferenze intenazionali e nazionali, oltre a 130 conferenze presso università e istituti di ricerca in tutto il mondo.

David Ciepley

David Ciepley

CASBS Fellow at Stanford University - USA

Department of origin: Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences

Unibo reference: Prof. Marco Casari
Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche

from Jun 01, 2021 to Jun 30, 2021

Short bio: David Ciepley received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. After holding several nationally-competitive postdoctoral positions, he taught for twelve years as Assistant and then tenured Associate professor at the University of Denver. He has held numerous national and international residential fellowships, including an ACLS Burkhardt Fellowship at Princeton’s Institute for Advanced Study, a fellowship at Stanford’s Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, a Fulbright fellowship at McGill University, and for the coming year will be a fellow at the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study. His first book, Liberalism in the Shadow of Totalitarianism, focused on the rise of “totalitarianism” as the “defining Other” for the United States, and the consequences of this for postwar American political economy, democratic politics, and constitutional law. For the past decade, Ciepley has focused on developing a new analytical, historical, and normative framework for understanding the corporation and its relationship to the state. His first published work on the topic, “Beyond Public and Private: Towards a Political Theory of the Corporation” (American Political Science Review (2013)) is credited with open up a new and increasingly active subfield within political theory, on the political theory of the corporation. In a subsequent essay, also published in the American Political Science Review (2017), he demonstrates that modern (American-style) constitutional democracy is the direct descendent of medieval and early modern “member corporations” (such as the guild), which operated as little republics. All of the things we think of as American contributions to constitutionalism, including constitutional conventions, written constitutions, amendment procedures, executive elections, and judicial review, represent a transfer to the state of instrumentalities used to govern corporations. His current book project brings these two strands of research together to ask whether a corporate economy (which is based on the authoritarian business corporation) is, or can be made, compatible with constitutional democracy (which descends from the republican medieval corporation). In recent years, it has become increasingly clear that a corporate economy is not compatible with constitutional democracy, owing to the sharp inequality it generates, its underinvestment in public goods, and its penchant for heightened coercion in the workplace.

Mary Heinricher

Mary Heinricher

Professor

Department of origin: Department of Neurological Surgery - Oregon Health and Science University

Unibo reference: Domenico Tupone
Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences

from Sep 1, 2021 to Sep 30, 2021

Short bio:  Prof. Heinricher holds joint faculty appointments in the Departments of Neurological Surgery, Behavioral Neuroscience, and Physiology &Pharmacology at Oregon Health & Science University. She is also Associate Dean for Research in the School of Medicine, and Vice Chair for Research in Department of Neurological Surgery, School of Medicine. Prof. Heinricher’s work focuses on the physiological and pharmacological properties of brainstem neurons that modulate pain by enhancing or suppressing transmission of nociceptive information from the spinal cord up to the brain. Using a combination of electrophysiology, behavioral testing, and pharmacological and optogenetic/chemogenetic manipulation, her group showed that the neural basis for bi-directional control of pain from the brainstem derives from two physiologically and pharmacologically distinct classes of neurons: "OFF-cells," which exert a net inhibitory effect on nociception, and “ON-cells", which have a facilitating action. Her laboratory is now considering how these pain-modulating systems are engaged by higher centers, and how they are brought into play under physiological and pathophysiological conditions, e.g., during stress or in migraine headache. She is also interested in how pain modulation is coordinated with other adaptive behavioral and physiological responses in order to match pain sensitivity to other priorities. Her work provides insights into the roles of positive feedback and top-down control mechanisms in clinically significant pain, including migraine headache, as well as into mechanisms of analgesic drug action.

 

Michele D'Adderio

Michele D'Adderio

Chargé de cours

Department of origin: Département de Mathématique - Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

Unibo reference: Prof. Jacopo Gandini
Dipartimento di Matematica

from Mar 01, 2021 to Apr 30, 2021

Short bio: Michele D'Adderio is Chargé de cours at Université Libre de Bruxelles since 2012. He received his PhD in 2010 at University of California (San Diego), under the guidance of the Fields medalist Zelmanov, and after that he was postdoc at the Max Planck Institute in Bonn and at the Mathematisches Institut in Gottingen. His research interests are broad and lye in the contexts of algebra, combinatorics and topology, focusing especially in their mutual interplay. His contributions, covering different topics such as geometric theory for associative algebras, matroid theory, toric arrangements, symmetric functions, appeared in top-class journals such as Advances in Mathematics and Transactions of the AMS and have been presented in the main conferences on the subject, such as the FPSAC. At his young age, he already mentored two PhD students. A volume of the prestigious collection
Memoirs of the AMS will be devoted to his work (together with his students) on the Delta conjecture and the related algebro-combinatorial structures.

Nicolai Petro

Nicolai Petro

Full Professor of Political Science

Department of origin: Department of Political Science - University of Rhode Island - Kingston, RI (USA)

Unibo reference: Prof. Stefano Bianchini
Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche e Sociali

from Feb 01, 2021 to Apr 30, 2021

Short bio: Nicolai N. Petro is Professor of Political Science and the former Silvia-Chandley Professor of Peace Studies and Nonviolence at the University of Rhode Island.. His books include, Ukraine in Crisis (Routledge, 2017), Crafting Democracy (Cornell, 2004), The Rebirth of Russian Democracy (Harvard, 1995), and Russian Foreign Policy, co-authored with Alvin Z. Rubinstein (Longman, 1997). A graduate of the University of Virginia, he is the recipient of Fulbright awards to Russia and to Ukraine, as well as fellowships from the Foreign Policy Research Institute, the National Council for Eurasian and East European Research, the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies in Washington, D.C., and the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. As a Council on Foreign Relations Fellow, he served as special assistant for policy toward the Soviet Union in the U.S. Department of State from 1989 to 1990. In addition to his scholarly publications on Russia and Ukraine, he has written for Asia Times, American Interest, Boston Globe, Christian Science Monitor, The Guardian (UK), The Nation, The National Interest, New York Times, and Wilson Quarterly.
His current project looks at classical Greek tragedy for solutions to the conflict in Ukraine.

http://www.npetro.net/

Silvia Camporesi

Silvia Camporesi

Senior Lecturer in Bioethics & Society

Department of origin: Global Health & Social Medicine - King’s College - London,UK

Unibo reference: Prof. Barbara Zambelli
Dipartimento di Farmacia e Biotecnologie

from Jan 01, 2021 to Mar 31, 2021

Short bio: Silvia Camporesi is Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) in Bioethics and Society at King's College London, in the United Kingdom. Since 2015 she is the Director of the MSc in Bioethics & Society programme at King's College London. Silvia is an interdisciplinary scholar at heart, with a longstanding interest in emerging biotechnologies and health. She was trained first in biotechnology (University of Bologna) and later in philosophy of medicine (King’s College London). Silvia is also an alumna of Collegio Superiore (2001-2006). After completing her MSc in Medical Biotechnology with a lab-based dissertation on gene therapy at the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology at the University of Trieste, Silvia moved to the
IFOM-IEO Institute in Milan in 2007 to pursue a PhD in Foundations of Life Sciences and Ethics (2010). The PhD, awarded by the State University of Milan in collaboration with the European School of Molecular Medicine (SEMM), was a unique programme offering practical and theoretical training in molecular biology, ethics and philosophy of the life sciences. Upon completion of the PhD in Milan Silvia moved to London, sponsored by a Wellcome Trust Fellowship in Health Humanities. In 2013 Silvia was awarded a second PhD in Philosophy of Medicine (2013). Silvia more than 40 peer review articles in a variety of medical ethics, bioethics and scientific journals, and two books – From Bench to bedside to track & Field: the context of enhancement and its ethical relevance (2014, University of California Medical Humanities Press) and Bioethics, Genetics and Sport (with Mike McNamee, Routledge, 2018). Silvia was recently appointed (2021) to World Anti-Doping Agency Ethics Expert Advisory Group.

Sandro Vaienti

Sandro Vaienti

Professeur de classe exceptionnelle 2ème échelon

Department of origin: Centre de Physique théorique -  University of Toulon, France

Unibo reference: Prof. Armando Bazzani
Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia "Augusto Righi"

from Jan 13, 2021 to Jan 31, 2021

Short bio: Prof. S. Vaienti graduated in Bologna in 1987 and he got a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center of Theoretical Physics in Marseille (CPT). After three years there and one year as visiting professor at USC (Los Angeles), he became professor in mathematics at the University of Toulon in 1993. He is now Professeur de classe exceptionnelle 2ème échelon , which is the highest level in French universities and he is a researcher at the CPT. S Vaienti took several responsibilities in the administration of research at local level (Director of a Federation of Mathematical Institutes in Marseille, FRUMAM; Vice Director of CPT), and at a national level (CNRS and National University Council). From 2017 to December 2018, he was elected President of the Interdisciplinary Committee CID51 of the French CNRS (Modélisation, et analyse des données et des systèmes biologiques: approches informatiques, mathématiques et physique). Moreover, for several years I was responsible of the Ergodic Theory Group at CPT. Since 1996 he holds the PEDR, (Prime prime d’encadrement doctoral et de recherche), which it is a grant given by the University for high standard research and supervision of PhD students. He got several grants, a few of them are quoted below.
- ANR Grant from the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR), Project PERTURBATIONS, for four years : 2011-2014, principal investigator.
- Délegations from CNRS: from February 2012 and for six months: UMI 2807-CMM, Center for Mathematical Modeling, University of Santiago, Chili. From February 2019 and for 6 months : UMI 3483, Laboratory Fibonacci, Pise. Renewed for 6 months in February 2020 at FRUMAM (Marseille).
- Australian SMRI : six weeks in 2020 to visit three Australian universities (USW, Sydney and Brisbane), in the framework of the SMRI International Visitor Program.
-CONYCIT Four months Fellowship to work at the University of Valparaiso Chili (2014- 2016) under a CONYCIT contract.
-MATH-AmSud Two years grant MATH-AmSud between France and South-America (Chili, Uruguay), for the years 2016-2017, Director of the project. — Member of the Board of the Laboratoire International Associé LIA LYSM Laboratoire Ypatia des Sciences Mathématiques between France and Italy.
-PICS Grant from the CNRS for the Program PICS Projet International de Coopération Scientifique, for three years 2012-2014 with the University of Houston.