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Name: Lucio Colombi Ciacchi
Date of birth:     July 23, 1973, Udine (Italy)
Nationality: Italian
Languages: Italian (native), German and English (fluent), Spanish and French (basics)

Academic and Research Responsibilities

Full professor, Conrad Naber endowed chair "Hybrid Materials Interfaces"
Speaker of the MAPEX Center for Materials and Processes, University of Bremen
Dean of studies of the faculty of Production Engineering, University of Bremen
Member of the Programme Committee of the DFG Priority Programme
"Generation of multifunctional inorganic materials by molecular bionics" (SPP 1569)
Former vice-chairman of the Research Committee for natural and engineering sciences
at the University of Bremen (2013-2015)
Former Coordinator (2009-2013) of the EU FP7 Consortium
"Adhesion and cohesion at interfaces in high-performance glassy systems" (ADGLASS)

Research and Employment

October 2008 -   Faculty of Production Engineering, University of Bremen (Germany): Holder of the Conrad Naber Endowed Chair Hybrid Materials Interfaces (Grenzflächen in der Bio-Nano-Werkstofftechnik)
2009-2013 Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology and Applied Materials Research IFAM, Bremen (Germany): Coordinator of the EU FP7 Consortium ADGLASS
2007-2008 Institute for Reliability of Systems and Devices, University of Karlsruhe, and Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials, Freiburg (Germany): Emmy-Noether Fellow
August 2007 Institute of Industrial Science, Tokyo University, Japan: Visiting Fellow of the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science
2005-2006 Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials, Freiburg (Germany): Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung
April-June 2005 Institute for Reliability of Systems and Devices, University of Karlsruhe (Germany): Visiting researcher within the "High-Performance Computing Europa" Programme
2002-2005 Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge (UK): Post-doctoral Research Associate in the Theory of Condensed Matter group
1998-2002 Institut für Werkstoffwissenschaft, Technische Universität Dresden (Germany): Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (research associate) in the Professur für Materialwissenschaft und Nanotechnik
1997 Dipartimento di Ingegneria dei materiali, University of Trieste (Italy): Research work on piezospectroscopy within the "Vigoni" programme

Education

July 2002 Ph.D. research degree in materials science awarded with distinction (summa cum laude)
Dissertation entitled: "Growth of Platinum clusters in solution and on biopolymers: the microscopic mechanisms"
1998-2002 Ph.D. student of materials science at the University of Dresden (Germany)
October 1997   Graduated in Materials Engineering with full marks (110/110 et laude)
Thesis entitled: "Piezospectroscopic analysis of semiconductors: theory and applications" (in Italian)
1992-1997 Student of materials engineering at the University of Trieste (Italy)

Awards

2008 Fritz-Weidenhammer Teaching Prize of the Faculty of Engineering, University of Karlsruhe, for the Lecture Course Behaviour of Materials in a Biological Environment
2007 Emmy-Noether Fellowship of the Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
2007 Fellowship of the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
2005 Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung (AvH)
2003 DGM-Nachwuchspreis (prize for junior scientists awarded by the German Materials Science Society)

Affiliations

Member of the Bremen Center for Computational Materials Science (BCCMS)
Member of the Bremen Center for Environmental Research and Sustainable Technology (UFT)
Member of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde (DGM)