Luigi Giacomazzi


Present address: University of Nova Gorica, Materials research laboratory, Vipavska 11c, SI-5270 Ajdovščina
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Short bio
Dr Giacomazzi obtained the degree of "Docteur Es Sciences" (PhD) at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) in 2007, with a thesis dedicated to the first principle modeling of the vibrational spectra of tetrahedrally-bonded glasses: SiO2 , GeO2 , and GeSe2. He then worked for CNR-INFM Democritos (Trieste, Italy) on research projects concerning both high pressure physics and glass physics. During this period his investigations ranged from the high pressure phases of gypsum, to the dislocations in coesite and to the investigation of a technologically important material such as amorphous silicon nitride.
In the last decade, he has carried out research on the origin of paramagnetic centers in materials relevant for microelectronics and optical fiber technology. Such a research has led in the last years to the successful modelling of two paramagnetic centers in silica i.e the E'α (link) and the Ge(2) (link) centers. Dr. Giacomazzi has recently joined the materials research laboratory ) at UNG where he is lecturer of the linear algebra and continuum mechanics courses for the physics and astrophysics programme.
Dr Giacomazzi is author of about thirty publications in international peer-reviewed journals.