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Fabio Beltram

Full Professor


050 509065
Palazzo della Carovana , terzo piano, stanza 58

Education and training

Degree in Electronic Engineering, 110/110 cum laude, University of Trieste. 1985.
Degree in Physics, 110/110 cum laude, University of Bologna. 1988.
Languages: Italian, English, French.
Professional experience

November 2000 – present 
Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa. Full professor of Condensed Matter Physics.

November  1992 – October 2000 
Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa. Associate professor of Structure of Matter.

September  1991 – October 2000 
TASC – INFM Laboratory, Trieste. Quantum Device Laboratory, Division leader.

September  1986 – August 1991 
AT&T  Bell  Laboratories, Quantum Phenomena and  Device  Research Department,  Murray Hill, New Jersey, USA, PMTS.

September  1984 – August 1986 
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Istituto LAMEL, Bologna, Italy. SGS-‐Thomson scholarship.

Other activities and distinctions

1995-2016, 2020-present: Director, NEST Laboratory, Scuola Normale Superiore
2016-present: President, Fondazione Pisana per la Scienza
2016-present: President, Comitato Scientifico, Fondazione per l’Innovazione e lo Sviluppo Imprenditoriale
2015-present: Co-ordinator, Centro di Competenza NEST per le Nanotecnologie
2006-present: Member, Comitato Scientifico, Fondazione S. Tronchetti Provera,
2016-2020: Member, Consiglio Direttivo, Agenzia Nazionale per la Valutazione del
Sistema Universitario e della Ricerca (ANVUR).
2010-2016: Director, Scuola Normale Superiore
2012-2016: Special Commissioner, Domus Galilaeana
2012-2017: Special Commissioner, Domus Mazziniana
2011-2016: Co-ordinator, Comitato Tecnico, Fondo Rotativo Imprese innovative
2010-2016: President, Fondazione Santa Chiara, San Miniato
1995-2016: Director, NEST Laboratory, Scuola Normale Superiore
2006-2013: Vice President, Fondazione Toscana Life Sciences, Siena
2005-2010: Deputy Director, Scuola Normale Superiore
2001-2009: Director, National Enterprise for nanoScience and nanoTechnology
(NEST), Centro R&D dell’Istituto Nazionale per la Fisica della Materia
2001-2004: Director, Divisione semiconduttori e isolanti dell’Istituto Nazionale per la
Fisica della Materia
2001-2004: Member, Consiglio Scientifico dell’INFM
Fellow of the American Physical Society
Senior Member of IEEE
Commendatore (2007) and  Grande Ufficiale (2014) of the Order of the Italian Republic
Scientific interests

Fabio Beltram and his group carry out research activities on a wide range of topics in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology, the results of which have appeared in around four hundred publications in international reviews and European and international patents. He has always dealt with the physics and applications the nanostructures of semiconductors and of the hybrid superconductor-
semiconductor; however, in recent years he has been increasingly engaged in research activities in molecular biophysics in order to apply the innovative approach of nanoscience to significant issues of biomedical interest.
Among the topics currently studied: coherent transport in semiconductor nanostructures with emphasis on multibody effects, logic gates for quantum computation, single-photon sources for quantum cryptography, THz laser sources, ballistic transport in nanostructures, including hybrid nanostructures. The main research lines in molecular biophysics are directed towards innovation in medicine through the design and application of drug delivery vectors and high-sensitivity diagnosis.