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 )
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.