Since 1985 his main field of interest has been the Electron Microscopy and its application to the study of the matter. He developed in the years new methodologies to study the structural, chemical and magnetic properties of the matter.
Physics, Electron Microscopy, Solid State Physics, Atomic Resolution imaging and spectroscopies in TEM, Electron Diffraction, Convergent Beam Electron Diffraction (CBED), Coherent electron diffraction Imaging, In-line electron Holography, Low dose atomic resolution imaging in TEM.
Elvio Carlino is doctor in Physics and Research Director of the National Research Council (CNR), the largest Italian research institution. His main field of interest is Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) and its application to the study of the matter. In this field, he has been developing new methods for the study of structural, chemical and magnetic properties of the matter. From 2005 to 2017 he was the head of the Center for Electron Microscopy of CNR-IOM in Trieste. From 2001 to 2005 he was the director of the Center for electron microscopy of the TASC National Laboratory of the National Institute for the Physics of the Matter (INFM) in Trieste. From 1997 to 2001 he was the director of the Microstructural Research Laboratories at PASTIS-CNRSM in Brindisi. From 1992 to 1997 he was in charge for the TEM Laboratory at CNRSM. In 1989 he won a public competition for a grant of two years for a specialization school in TEM. From 1990 to 1992 he was visiting scientist at the TEM laboratories of ENEA in Rome and at the H. H. Wills laboratories of the Bristol University. He published more than 150 papers on international scientific journals and chapters in 5 books. He received more than 50 invitations as keynote lecturer in national and international congresses and schools. He was guest editor of one edition of Micron on TEM in semiconducting materials. He is guest editor of a special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996¬-1944) titled “Advances in Transmission Electron Microscopy for the Study of Soft and Hard Matter”. He was the organizer of international schools, meetings and conferences. He has been the principal investigator in several national and international research projects.
Since 2001 he is referee for the Italian Minister for University and research. He has been member of national and international committees to evaluate candidates for positions of researcher and professor in national and international institutions. He is member of the ISO UNI group UNI/CT 415 and TC202. He is member of the Italian Society for Microscopy (SISM) since 1993 and of the European Microscopy Society (EMS) and he was Italian delegate at the International Federation of the Microscopy Society Meeting in Brazil in 2010. He is scientific member of the international review panel for transnational access to large scale infrastructure networks, funded by the European Union, namely, ERIC-CERIC, NFFA and ESTEEM3.