Giuseppe Maruccio (1978) graduated in Physics (magna cum laude; best student in Physics at Lecce University from its institution in 1967) in 2000 and got his PhD in 2004. In 2005, he worked in Wiesendanger group (Hamburg) on wavefunction mapping by spatially resolved dI/dV images. Back in Lecce in 2006, he is presently Associate Professor at the Dept. of Mathematics and Physics, head of the Omnics Research Group and responsible for the laboratories Cryo-spintronics, RF-Spintronics, lab-on-chip&sensing, FMR/MOKE/transport, STED-Imaging and Electronic Workshop in the joint infrastructure UniSalento/CNR-Nanotec.
At only 28 years, he was coordinator of the EU project SpiDME on molecular spintronics and then he was successfully granted in other open competitions (UE, FIRB, PRIN and MAE projects), attracting also funds from external sources such as private companies (IBM, Ekuberg Pharma s.r.l., Sensichips). He was involved in other EU projects in FP7 and H2020 (ERN-Apulia as coordinator, MolArNet as WP leader and the H2020-ICT project Madia as WP leader and scientific responsible for the Lecce node) and coordinated the presentation of many EU proposals for cooperation and training actions (about 30, in many cases evaluated as eligible for funding). Moreover, he participated in writing large scale projects at the Institute level which allowed to buy advanced instrumentation.
In 2010 he was Chair of the International conference “Trends in Spintronics and Nanomagnetism”, with the participation of Prof. Albert Fert, father of spintronics and Nobel Prize in Physics 2007, and Guest Editor of the conference proceedings (J. Physics: Conference Series, Vol. 292). G. Maruccio is author of more than 130 publications and 4 patents in addition to several invited contributions at international conferences, institutions and PhD schools (h-index 25, citations >1900). He is Member of the Editorial Board of J. of. Sensors (Hindawi, 2018 Impact Factor 2.024, CiteScore 1.99), MDPI Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220, Impact Factor 3.031, Q1 in the category of ‘Instruments & Instrumentation’, Q2 in ‘Chemistry, Analytical’ and Q2 in the ‘Electrochemistry’), MDPI Micromachines (ISSN 2072-666X, Impact Factor: 2.426) and Review Editor in Nanobiotechnology, part of the journal(s) Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences (Impact Factor 3.565 | CiteScore 3.55), Bioengineering and Biotechnology (Impact Factor 5.122 | CiteScore 4.04) and Materials. He was in the editorial boards of (i) Journal of Spintronics and Magnetic Nanomaterials and (ii) International Scholarly Research Notices, beyond being referee for prestigious journals (Science, Nature Nanotechnology, Phys. Rev. Lett., Lab on a chip, Nano Letters, ACS Nano, J. Am. Chem. Soc., …) and funding agencies (EU-FP7, EU-H2020, ERC, MIUR, Israel Science Foundation, TWAS) and scientific evaluation agencies (ANVUR).
In 2013, along with some Department colleagues, he created the dissemination journal Ithaca (http://ithaca.unisalento.it/, e-ISSN: 228 2-8079). In 2011-2012, he was member of the Governing Board of CNR-Nano-NNL, delegated for stimulating and strengthening internal and external scientific collaborations, until abolition of the board with the change of local director. From 2014 to 2019, he was Research Delegate for the Rector for the University of Salento, taking responsibilities for Fund Raising, Research evaluation (VQR and SUA-RD campaigns), Dissemination events (e.g. the organization of the local events for the European Researcher Night), Research Exploitation Activities (as the reference for the Industrial Liason Office of Apulia Region). In 2016, he was awarded with the Excellence Award, City of Lecce. In 2017, he was part of a Working Group (made of four Research Delegates) within CRUI (The Conference of Italian University Rectors) for the preparation of the Position Paper of Italian Universities as midterm review for H2020 and toward FP9. From 2016 to 2019, he was Security Responsible (Preposto) for the Characterization Facility at CNR-Nanotec.