Prof. Mancini is awarded the grant PiXiE – FARE from the MUR funding agency
The project PiXiE aims to combine correlative ultrafast X-ray and cryo-electron microscopy to tailor intra- and inter-structural interactions in hybrid nanoparticle superlattices.
The project will be deployed at LUXEM, University of Pavia, and it shall last 60 months.
Prof. Mancini at National Sharper Championship 2022/23
Prof. Mancini participates in Sumo Science – an opportunity for the world of research and the world of school to meet, which develops through a challenge in 5 rounds of questions and answers: on the dohyō, led by a moderator, two researchers or researchers working in different research fields.
Dr. Charles Bevis and Dr. Oliviero Cannelli at International Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena 2022
Dr. Charles Bevis and Dr. Oliviero Cannelli contribute to UP2022 with the talk “Decoupled Structural Responses upon Light and Thermal Functional Activation in CsPbBr3 Perovskites” and the posters “Multi-wavelength Ultrafast Ptychography: A Flexible Beamline with a Compact High Harmonic Source” and “Visualization of the Multi-Center Ultrafast Response in Photoexcited Spinel Co3O4”
Prof. Giulia Mancini receives the ICO ICO/IUPAP Young Scientist Medal in Optics from Prof. Dr. Humberto Michinel, Secretary of the International Commission for Optics, at the 5th International Conference on Application of Optics and Photonics, PT.
Carmelo Grova attends the Ultrafast X-Ray Summer School 2022 at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory Menlo Park, California, USA
presenting the poster “Element Sensitive Probing of Photoinduced Polaronic Distortions in Inorganic Lead Halide Perovskites”
Prof. Daniel Adams and Mr. Jonathan Barolak from the Colorado School of Mines at LUXEM
Prof. Daniel Adams and Mr. Jonathan Barolak perform collaborative research at LUXEM in Pavia for 2 weeks. During their stay, Prof. Daniel Adams gives the lecture “Advanced Computational Metrologies: Measuring the Shape of Ultrashort Pulses of Light”
Advances in Sustainable Bio- and Nano- Materials and Technologies
Dr. Oliviero Cannelli has been awarded the SAIS Prize 2022 for the best PhD thesis in the field of science, technology, engineering and math, for the application of innovative experimental methods for the study of light-matter interaction using ultrafast X-ray pulses. Oliviero received his PhD at EPFL in October 2021 under the supervision of Prof.
Majed Chergui and Prof. Giulia Fulvia Mancini.
Ultrafast Laser Physics – Doctoral School in Physics
To address “Hot topics in ultrafast science”, LUXEM organized 3 guest lectures from internationally recognized experts in:
Ultrafast Electron Microscopy – Dr. Gianmaria Vanacore, Univerista’ di Milano Bicocca
Ultrafast Spectroscopy – Dr. Laura Cattaneo, Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik – Heidelberg
Ultrafast Science at Free-Electron Lasers and synchrotrons – Dr. Camila Bacellar – SwissFEL, Paul Scherrer Institut
Pantheon Installation @ LUXEM
The Ultrafast Laser system and EUV source is shipped and installed in our Lab in Pavia!
Our Research featured in the Cover Page of the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters (ACS)
We provide a comprehensive atomic-scale description of the purely thermal response of lead-halide perovskites in a temperature range relevant for realistic applications. Thermal-induced changes are rationalized in terms of displacive phase transitions, which are a consequence of the phonon anharmonicity of the inorganic lattice.
Prof. Giulia Mancini speaker – Seminars on Modern Physics
The “Incontri di Fisica Moderna” organized by the Physics Department, University of Pavia, are open Bachelor and Master students. Giulia Mancini contributes with a talk entitled: “Ultrafast lasers: new laboratory-scale synchrotrons”.
Dr. Charles Bevis wins the prestigious Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship
Dr. Bevis MSCA project DECIPHER is awarded funding from the HORIZON-MSCA-2021-PF-01-01 Action. Fostering excellence in research & innovation, this prestigious recognition from the EU will enable Dr. Bevis to work in a joint collaboration across LUXEM (Italy), LUMES (Switzerland) and DrX Works (The Netherlands) toward advances in ultrafast electron imaging.
Onsite training on LUXEM’s Pantheon system at KMLabs prior to shipment to Pavia!
LUXEM @ FERMI Free Electron Laser
Prof. Giulia Fulvia Mancini and Dr. Charles Bevis join a second beamtime in ultrafast imaging science at the DiProI beamline, FERMI.
ICO/IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Optics 2021 to Prof. Giulia Fulvia Mancini
Giulia Fulvia Mancini wins the 2021 Young Scientist Prize in Optics for her “contributions to imaging and scattering of nanostructured materials using high- harmonic soft X-ray sources and research on extreme ultraviolet imaging”.
LSU/LACUS@EPFL hosts UniPv students through LASERLAB EUROPE
The Lausanne Centre for Ultrafast Science (LACUS) at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) welcomed LUXEM graduate students C. Grova and S. Restelli for Beamtime LACUS002824 funded by LASERLAB EUROPE.
Optical Monolithic Tables are delivered and installed in the Lab while infrastructure upgrades progress to host the new ultrafast laser system!
LUXEM @ FERMI Free Electron Laser
Dr. Charles Bevis, PostDoc at LUXEM, joins the DiProI@FERMI Team for Beamtime in imaging science.
LUXEM Kick-off Meeting
LUXEM welcomes Carmelo Grova, Ph.D. candidate in Physics, with the first official group event.
Congratulations to Dr. Oliviero Cannelli for obtaining his Ph.D. Degree in Physics!
Dr. Oliviero Cannelli has defended his thesis entitled “Photo- and thermally-induced electronic and structural dynamics in perovskites and transition metal oxides” as the result of his research activity at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne with Prof. Majed Chergui (LSU/LACUS) and Prof. Giulia Mancini (now LUXEM, UniPv).
Prof. Mancini invited speaker at the Stati Generali della Ricerca e dell’Innovazione 2021 of Regione Lombardia
The Stati Generali are for Regione Lombardia one of the main moments of confrontation with its stakeholders – Companies, Universities, Technological Clusters, Research Bodies, etc. – on the new frontiers of research and innovation and on regional development strategies on the subject.
Prof. Mancini (UniPv), Prof. Saccomandi (Polimi), and Prof. Bollati (Unimib), as ERC Grant-winning researchers at Lombardy universities, converse with the Councilor for Education, University, Research, Innovation and Simplification, Fabrizio Sala, at the presence of the Ministry of Education, Universities and Research, Prof. Maria Cristina Messa.
LSU and LUXEM @ European X-ray Free Electron Laser in Hamburg
Giulia Mancini led a joint experiment at FXE (local contact Frederico Lima) of her own team and Prof. Majed Chergui’s team from EPFL in late August.
At FXE, it was possible to perform simultaneously time-resolved X-ray emission spectroscopy on a spinel Co3o4 27nm thin film, unraveling crucial structural and electronic information about relaxation cascade and clarifying the involvement of Co(II) and Co(III) centers are in the charge carrier dynamics.
Our Research featured in the Cover Page of the Journal of the American Chemical Society (ACS)
Light activation of lead-halide perovskites induces polaronic lattice distortions, here quantified with atomic-level precision. Electron–phonon coupling drives the crystal changes, which are unlocked upon charge-carrier recombination and in the absence of thermal effects. This study clarifies the structure–property relationships in out-of-equilibrium conditions, underpinning the developments of perovskite-based devices. Image credit: Balázs Őrley.
Dr. Mancini receives the early tenured Associate Professorship from the Italian University Ministry
Given her scientific track-record and in recognition of the recently awarded European Research Council Starting Grant (ERC StG 2019), Dr. Giulia Fulvia Mancini was named Associate Professors in Physics by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR).
Prof. Mancini will join the Department of Physics at the University of Pavia, Italy.
Winners of Cariplo Foundation Research Grants
Cariplo Foundation’s highlight of Prof. Mancini’s research group activity, supported by the FC Grant 2020-2544 – NanoFast
Dr. Giulia Fulvia Mancini is awarded the Mildred Dresselhaus Prize 2020 for extraordinary scientists
Dr. Mancini received the prestigious international award “Mildred Dresselhaus Guest Junior Professorship Program 2020” from the Ultrafast Imaging Center (CUI) of Hamburg for “excellent scientific merits”.
Each year, this award is given to a successful Senior Scientist, and to a Junior Scientist with high potential. Based on a selective competition, CUI established the visiting professorship program, to which Mildred Dresselhaus of the MIT Physics Department gave her name. The program provides excellent research conditions to enable the researcher to work at CUI for a period of between 2 and 6 months, and to serve as a role model for young women in the natural sciences. The program also makes it possible to attract internationally renowned researchers to Hamburg and to create new opportunities for cooperation and collaboration.