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Name Giacinto Scoles, FRS
Address SISSA-ISAS, Via Beirut 2-4, Trieste, 34014, Italy

SENIL (Sissa-Elettra Nano Innovation Laboratory)

AREA Science Park – Basovizza,

Basovizza SS 14, km 163,5

Trieste, 34012, Italy

E-mail gscoles@princeton.edu

 

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Nationality Italian by birth, Canadian since 1977, US citizen since 1996

Date of birth 2 April 1935


Recent Positions

2003 - Date Professor of Biophysics at the International School for Advanced Studies, Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA) in Miramare, Trieste, Italy
2008 - Date Donner Professor of Science, Emeritus, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544-1009 USA

and Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Biology, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA



Previous Appointments

• 2009 Senior Consultant to the International Center for Science and High Technology

of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (ICS-UNIDO).

Responsible for the Nanotechnology and Nano Drug Delivery Group.

• 2005-2009 Scientific Coordinator of LANADA the Laboratory for NAno Diagnostic, Drug Delivery and Analysis of CBM, the Consortium for Biomolecular Medicine in Trieste, Italy.
• 2003-2009 Collaborator of ELETTRA, Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A., Basovizza (Trieste ), Italy
• 1987-2008 Donner Professor of Science at Princeton University

Chemistry Department and Princeton Materials Institute

• 1971-1986 Prof. of Chemistry and Physics, Univ. of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada
• 1984 Visiting Professor of Quantum Electronics, University of Pisa, Italy
• 1982-1985 Director, Centre for Molecular Beams and Laser Chemistry, University of Waterloo, Canada
• 1977-1978 Professor of Solid State Physics, University of Trento, Italy
• 1974-1975 Acting Director, in its founding year, of the Guelph-Waterloo Centre for Graduate Work in Chemistry
• 1968-1971 Associate Professor, Physics Department, University of Genova, Genova, Italy
• 964-1968 Assistant Professor Physics Department, University of Genova,Genova, Italy
• 1961-1964 Research Associate, Kamerlingh-Onnes Laboratory, University of Leiden, Leiden, The Netherlands
• 1960-1961 Assistant Professor Physics Department, University of Genova,Genova, Italy
honors
• 2006 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Physics – April 2006
• 2006 Research Prize of the Chemistry Faculty of the University of Bochum (Germany)
• 2005 Creativity Award from the NSF 2003-2005
• 2004 Texas A&M University, Frontiers in Chemical Research Lecturer – January 2004
• 2004 Moscowitz Lecturer at the University of Minnesota, October 2004
• 2004 Keynote speaker at the Symposium celebrating the tenth anniversary of the foundation of the Materials Science Department of the University of Milano II
• 2003 Distinguished Visiting Professor, Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, Jan. 2003
• 2003 2003 E.K. Plyler Prize for Molecular Spectroscopy of the APS
• 2002 2002 American Chemical Society’s Peter Debye Award in Physical Chemistry
• 2001 H. E. Gunning Lecturer, Dept. of Chem., Univ. of Alberta, Edmonton (Canada)
• 2000 Keynote Lecturer at the 2000 Symposium on Chemical Physics, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada
• 2000 Elected Foreign Member of the Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences of The Netherlands.
• 2000 Honorary Science Doctorate from the University of Waterloo (Canada).
• 1999 Samuel M. McElvain Lecturer, University of Wisconsin (Madison)
• 1997 Elected Fellow of the Royal Society (U.K.)
• 1996 Honorary Doctorate in Physics from the University of Genova (Italy).
• 1995 Recipient of a Senior Fellowship of the A. von Humboldt Foundation (Germany)
• 1995 Lippincott Award of the O S A, the Coblentz Society and the Society for Applied Spectroscopy.
• 1986 Senior Killam Fellowship (Canada Council)
experience
• 2009 Member of the EPSERC committee for the review of chemical research in the UK
• 2008/9 Member of the advisory committee of the Molecular Sciences Institute of the University of Nijmegen in the Netherlands
• 2008 Member of the Editorial board of “Nanomedicine”
2007• 2009 Member of the Committee of the COPERNICUS prize, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
• 2006-09 Member of the evaluation committee of the “Istituto di Ricerche Scientifiche e Tecnologiche” of the Fondazione B. Kessler of Trento, Italy
• 2005 Member of the Evaluation Committee of the Chemistry Department of the EPFL , Lausanne, CH
• 2005 Member of CIVR Evaluation Committee for Nanoscience and Technology In Italy
• 2005 Member of CIVR Evaluation Committee of Physics Research in Italy
• 2003 Member of the Evaluation Committee of the Institute for Atomic and Mol. Science of the Academia Sinica in Taiwan
• 2003 Member of the Committee of Visitors for the DOE program in Material Science
• 1992-02 Member of the Executive Committee of the Princeton-NSF Materials Research Science and Engineering Center
• 1999-01 Member of the Editorial Board of Langmuir
• 1999-01 Member of the Editorial Board of the Canadian Journal of Chemistry
• 1998-00 Member of the Panel to Review the Research Institute for Materials of the University of Nijmegen in The Netherlands
• 1992-97 Member of the Editorial Board of the Ann. Rev. of Phys. Chem.
• 1996-97 Associate Editor of the Review of Modern Physics
• 1991-96 Member of the Executive Committee of Princeton Materials Institute
• 1991-94 Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Chemical Physics
• 1992 Member of the panel to review the proposed new DOE Environmental and Molecular Science Laboratory (Battelle Northwest, Hanford, WA.)
• 1990 Chairman of the Program Committee of Princeton Materials Institute
• 1990 Member of the DOE visiting committee for the evaluation of Brookhaven’s Chemistry Department
• 1988-91 Member of the Experiments Evaluation Committee, TRIUMF (Vancouver)(muonium chemistry).
• 1988-90 Member of the Editorial Board of Chemical Physics Letters
• 1987 Member of the Evaluation Committee of the Chemistry Department of the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
• 1984-89 Member of the Editorial Board of The Journal of Physical Chemistry
Professional Societies
Foreign Member of the Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences of The Netherlands
Fellow of the Royal Society of London for Improving Natural Knowledge (U.K.)
Fellow of the Optical Society of America
Fellow of the American Physical Society
Fellow of the Chemical Institute of Canada (inactive)
Member of the American Chemical Society
Chair of Princeton Section of the American Chemical Society for 1988
Chairman of the Chemical Physics Division of the American Physical Society (1995)
Organization of Meetings and Schools
2008 Co-Chair of HOT NANOTOPICS 2008 held in Portoroz, Slovenia
2007 Co-chair of the ICTP Spring College on Water in Chemistry, Physics and Biology
2007 Co-chair of the first ICTP College on Nanoscience in Africa (Capetown)
2006 Session organizer at the National meeting of the Italian Physical Society Torino
2006 Co-chair of the IV Stig Lundqvist Conference on Advancing Frontiers of Condensed Mater Physics, Trieste, Italy
2006 Co-director of the ICTP College on Science at the Nanoscale, Beijing, August 2006
2004 Director of ICTP Spring College on Science at the Nanoscale, Trieste, (3 weeks) May-June 2004
2004 Co-organizer of the Workshop on Organic-Thin Films satellite to the Users Meeting of Elettra Synchrotron Laboratories in Trieste, Italy, October 2004
2003 Co-Chair of the symposium on Organic Thin Films held at the March Meeting of the APS in Austin (Texas) March 2003
2003 Co-Chair of the Third Stig Lundqvist Conference on Advancing Frontiers of Condensed Matter Physics, Trieste (Italy) August 2003
2001 Co-Chair of the Second Lundqvist Conference on the Advancing Frontiers in Condensed Matter Physics. Int. Center for Theoretical Physics, Trieste (Italy) July 2001
2001 Co-Chair of the Symposium in Honor of P. Eisenberger, Princeton, N.J.
2000 Co-Chair of the ACS Symposium on Cold Molecules, Washington, D.C.
2000 Co-Chair of the 10th Int. Conf. on Thin Films and Surfaces, Princeton, N.J.
1996 Chairman of "Chemistry: Between Matter and Life" Princeton, N.J. Oct. 1996
1996 Chairman of the Laser Chemistry section of ILS'96.
1995 Responsible for the Chem.Phys. Div.program at the March Meeting of the APS
1995 Chair of the Gordon Conf. on "Molecular and Ionic Clusters"
1992 Vice-Chair of the Gordon Conference on "Molecular and Ionic Clusters"
1992 Co-chairman of the XIV Intl.Symp. on Molecular Beams, Asilomar, CA
1992 Chair of the Symp. on Intermolecular Forces (ACS meeting, San Francisco)
1988 Director of the E. Fermi Summer School on "The Chemical Physics of Clusters", Varenna, Italy
1984 Chair of the Symp. on "Photodissociation (CIC Meeting, Montreal)
1982 Director of the NATO ASI on the "Applications of Lasers to Chemistry"
1982 Chair of the Symp.on "Modern Aspects of Surface Science", CIC Meeting Toronto, Canada
1979 Chair, "VII Int.Symp. on Molecular Beams" held in Riva del Garda (Italy)
1979 Chair, "Int.Workshop on the Scientific Applications of Free Electron Lasers
1979 Scientific secretary of the E. Fermi Summer School on "Atomic Scattering from Solid Surfaces"
1968 Scientific secretary of the E. Fermi Summer School on "Molecular Beams and Reaction Kinetics"
 

Invited Papers Given at Conferences in the Last Five Years (Total of approx. 50)

Lectures and Seminars Given in the Last Five Years (Total 53)

Refereed Publications: in excess of 260 with an H-index larger than 54

Number of PhD degrees conferred > than 60



Languages

 

Mother tongue Italian
Excelent Speaking and writing skills: English, Spanish, French, Dutch

 

Good Speaking and writing skills: German, Portuguese, Catalan

 

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