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Giulia Serrano








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 Nanosystems and devices



Ph.D. in Physics cum laude 

Department of Physics, Università degli Studi di Roma “Tor Vergata”, Italy

Thesis title: “The study of the  TiO2 rutile (110) surface in liquid environment by Scanning Tunneling Microscopy”

Supervisor:Prof. Claudio Goletti



Master degree in “Scienze e Tecnologie dei Materiali (Material Science) LM-53

Università degli Studi di Roma “Tor Vergata”, Italy. 

Master thesis: “Synthesis of silicon nanostructures on Ag(110) surface studied by Scanning Tunneling Microscopy”

Supervisor: Dr. Fabio Ronci.

Final grade: 110/110 cum laude.



Bachelor degree in “Scienza dei Materiali” (Material Science) 

Università degli Studi di Roma “Tor Vergata”, Rome, Italy.



01/12/2019 – 30/06/2021 (Present)

Post-doc position Design, synthesis and characterization of nano- and micro-structured materials for sensors in liquid environment. Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Florence, Italy.


01/12/2018 - 30/11/2019 

Post-doc position (Individual Grant project funded by the University of Florence after peer to peer evaluation) on “MAGgnetic sensitive photo-chemical REactions at Surfaces”, 
Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Florence, Italy.


01/07/2016 - 30/11/2018 

Post-doc position on self-assembly of magnetic molecules on surfaces and their study by scanning probe techniques. Laboratory of Molecular Magnetism (LaMM), Department of Chemistry “Ugo Schiff”, University of Florence, Italy. 


01/04/2015 – 30/06/2016   

Post-doc position on study of surfaces by scanning tunnelling microscopy and spectroscopy with radio frequency signals. LT-STM group, Institute of Solid State Physics, Johannes Kepler University, Austria. 


01/11/2011 - 31/10/2014 

PhD student position Study of large band oxides at the solid-liquid interface. Department of Physics, University of Rome "Tor Vergata", ROMA 


01/03/2011 - 29/09/2011

Stage Self-assembly of silicon nanostructures. Istituto di Struttura della Materia del Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (ISM -CNR), Rome, Italy.


11/11/2008 - 21/05/2009:

Stage Self-assembly of silicon nanostructures.Istituto di Struttura della Materia del Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (ISM -CNR), Rome, Italy. 



Participation as first author to 20 national (Italy), international (Europe, South Korea) conferences on Inorganic Chemistry, Coordination Chemistry, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Condensed Matter division (CMD 2018), Molecular Magnetism (ECMM 2015, ECMM 2019), Molecular Spintronics (ECMolS 2016, 2018, 2021). 5 poster contributions, 10 oral contributions, 5 oral contribution as invited.



Synchrotron experiments

2016 - present 

15 weeks of beamtime between October 2016 and June 2019 at different synchrotron facilities (European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Grenoble, France; Swiss Light Source (SLS), Paul Scherrer Institut, Villigen, Switzerland; Synchrotron SOLEIL, L'Orme des Merisiers Saint-Aubin, Gif-sur-Yvette Cedex, France).


Post doctoral activities

April 2015 – July 2016

Post-doc position at the LT-STM group, Institute of Solid State Physics, Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria.


International workshops


Workshop on “Spin and Interfaces”, Peñíscola, Spagna.


French-German Summer School on Molecular Switches at the nanoscale, Mittelwihr, Francia. 

24 – 25 /05/2012

EC-STM Scanner Preparation Course

Institute of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, University of Boon, Germania.



2020 – 2021

Corse of Solid State Material Chemistry for Master students in Advanced Molecular Science. “Supercondcutors principles and applications” (6h). Università degli Studi di FIRENZE, FIRENZE

Dipartimento di Chimica “Ugo Schiff”.


2019 - 2021

Tutor del corso di Chimica per Ingegneria Civile, Edile e Ambientale, Laurea Triennale (40h).



Course for PhD students at the Department of Industrial Engineering - “Characterization techniques of surfaces for industrial applications” (teaching activity, 4h) University of Florence, Italy.


University lab “
Scanning probe microscopies, eyes and hands of nanotechnology” (teaching activity, 4h) at the Department of Chemistry “Ugo Schiff”, University of Florence, Italy


Course for bachelor students - “Nanomaterials for advanced applications” (teaching activity, 4h) at the Department of Chemistry “Ugo Schiff”, University of Florence, Italy.


2011-12 and 2012-13

Tutor at Laboratory of Experimental Physics I and II. University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Rome, Italy.


November 2014 - March 2015

Laboratories of mathematics and physics for undergraduates students.


Supervisor of 1 PhD student (2018-2021), 1 Master student (2017-2018), 2 bachelor students (2020-2021) at Department of Chemistry, University of Florence.



Scientific divulgation


Course of Material technolgy at Istruzione e Formazione Tecnica Superiore (I.F.T.S.), ASEV, EMPOLI


Editorial staff and active participation in the TV show “NAUTILUS” (RAI-EDUCATIONAL), Rome, Italy.

Scientific divulgation in cultural exhibitions, Rome, Italy.


Highlights in journals


Physics word – Condensed matter. “Superconductor transition switches single-molecule magnet” 


Superconductor week, “Florence Achieves Quantum Tunneling control in Single-Molecule Magnets by a superconducting substrate.”


Unifi Magazine, “New materials for quantum technologies”



Main proposer in synchrotron experiments

5 - 12/07/2021 

“Tuning the interaction of Single Molecule Magnets with superconductors by organic templating layers.” (project 20201244). DEIMOS, SOLEIL, Francia.

5 - 12/04/2021

“Study of the Single Molecule Magnets spin dynamics on type II superconductors” (project 20191797). DEIMOS, SOLEIL, Francia.

plus 6 grants as co-proposer at SOLEIL synchrotron.

Individual grants

“Magnetic sensitive photo-chemical reactions at surfaces (MAGRES)” Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Florence, Florence, Italy.

plus 18 grants with public institutions and private companies (7 as principal investigator)




"Rising Stars Symposium", 17th International Conference on Molecule Based Magnets 2021, Manchester, UK.


Best Poster award al IBS Conference on Quantum Nanoscience 2019, Seoul, South Korea.


Financial support from the European Cooperation in Science&Technology (COST) for the Starting Career talks at the conference ECMM 2019.


Financial support from COST as Early Career Investigator for a poster presentation at the conference ECMolS 2018.


Individual Project grant: “MAGgnetic sensitive photo-chemical REactions at Surfaces (MagRES)”, Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Florence, Italy.

12 - 19/11/2018

Short Term Scientific Mission (STSM) fellowship from COST at Synchrotron SOLEIL, Gif-sur-Yvette, France.

01/11/2011 – 31/10/2014

Winner of a three-year PhD fellowship at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” supplied from the Italian Ministry, Ministero dell’istruzione, dell’Università e della Ricerca (MIUR).



Italian (mother tongue)

English (C1)

German (A2)



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