Giuseppe Nicotra works as staff researcher at IMM-CNR and he is involved in both the process of synthesis of materials and in the field of characterisation by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and its complementary techniques, such as Energy Filtered TEM, Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy, and aberration corrected Scanning TEM oriented towards the study of much more confined structures for future applications in both microelectronics and photonics. Recently it began the study of new innovative two-dimensional (2D) materials, such as Graphene, Silicene and Phosphorene, leading to important scientific discoveries followed by scientific publication of these results in high impact factor journals such as ACS Nano. As part of Italian project named Beyond-nano, he worked on both the strategic planning than on the design and construction of the first Sub-A resolution transmission electron microscopy Italian laboratory, and today holds the position of director of the lab. Giuseppe Nicotra directed the first Italian school of electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS). Awards (2006) Presidential Student Award, Microscopy Society of America (MSA) M&M 2006 conference, Chicago (USA)
Giuseppe Nicotra is author of more than 110 publications in international scientific journals;
His current h-factor is equal to 27, with an overall of more than 1867 citations (source: google scholar);
He is referee on several international scientific journals; and guest editor of the ELSEVIER journal Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing;
- Researcher at the CNR-IMM Catania headquarters.
- Director of the Sub-Angstrom lab at Beyond Nano Catania, a national structure of CNR-IMM
- Director of the scientific advisory board of the Sub-Angstrom lab Beyond Nano Catania
- Director of the "1st Italian EELS School"
- Referee and Guest Editor of Elsevier journals “Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing”