Franco Gianturco - Curriculum vitae#

Degrees Received
  • Laurea (equivalent to an American Master’s Degree) in Chemistry at the University of Bologna, Italy, Summer 1961 (magna cum laude)
  • D. Phil. (Doctor of Philosophy) in Applied Mathematics, at the University of Oxford, England, Michelmas Term 1967. Supervisor: the late C.A. Coulson, FRS, Rouse Ball Professor of Applied Mathematics
  • Libera Docenza in Theoretical Chemistry, December 1970. A state exam roughly equivalent to a British Doctor of Science or a German Habilitation

Positions Held
  • 1963 - 1965: Assistant Lecturer at the Physics Department of the Catholic University Medical School in Rome, Italy
  • 1965 - 1968: Research Fellow at the Mathematical Institute, Oxford University, Oxford, England
  • 1968 - 1970: Research Associate at the Theoretical Physics Division of the Atomic Energy Research Establishment (A.E.R.E.), Harwell, England
  • 1970 - 1974: Lecturer of Physical Chemistry, The University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
  • 1974 - 1979: Professor of Physical Chemistry, The University of Bari, Bari, Italy
  • 1979 - 2013 Professor of Quantum Chemistry (First Chair) Dept. of Chemistry, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Rome, Italy
  • 2013 - present Senior Research Professor, Institute of Ion Physics, University of Innsbruck
  • 2015 - present Senior Associate, Linacre College, University of Oxford

Visiting Research Fellowships
  • 1965–1966: NATO Research fellowship at the Mathematical Institute, Oxford University, Oxford, England
  • 1967–1968: British Council Scholarship, for graduate work at the Mathematical Institute, Oxford University
  • 1971–1972: Royal Society exchange Fellowship for research at the Dept. of Theoretical Physics, the Queen’s University of Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • 1979–1991: Von-Humboldt Fellowships at the Max Planck Institut für Strömungsforschung, Göttingen, Federal Republic of Germany
  • 1982-2000: Visiting Fellowship from the Japan Society for the Advancement of Sciences, to the Institute of Space Research, Tokyo (Japan)
  • 1985: Senior NATO Fellowship, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA (USA)
  • 1992–1996: Senior Humboldt Awardee Max-Planck-Institut für Strömungsforschung, Göttingen, Germany
  • 1995: Visiting Fellow, Institute of Theoretical Atomic and Molecular Physics, Harvard University (USA)
  • 2000: Visiting Fellow, Center for Astrophysics, Harvard University (USA)
  • 1995–2001: Max Planck Research Prize,Göttingen University (Germany)
  • 2003-2006: Humboldt Visiting Fellow, Dept. of Physical Chemistry, Free University of Berlin, Germany

Editorial Appointments in International Journals
  • 1982-1990: Editor of Computer Physics Reports
  • 1979-1990: Member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Quantum Chemistry
  • 1984-1988: Member of the Editorial Board ofthe Journal of Physics B: At. Mol. Opt. Physics
  • 1995-2001: Editor-in-Chief of Europhysics Letters
  • 1997-2001: Member of the Editorial Board of the European Physics Journal D; atoms, molecules and clusters
  • 1990: Member of the Editorial Board of Anales de Fisica, Madrid, Spain
  • 1985-2001: Editorial Board Member of: Computer Physics Communication
  • 2003-2009 : Editor-in-Chief, European Journal of Physics D

Honours and Awards
  • Invited Speaker and plenary Lecturer (since 1973) to several International Conferences and International Summer Schools for a total of about 300 invitations, nearly always outside Italy
  • 1981-1989: Chairman of the Division of Atomic and Molecular Physics of the European Physical Society
  • 1981-1991: Elected Member of the Executive Committee of the International Conference on the Physics of Electronic and Atomic Collisions (ICPEAC) and Chairman of the Committee (1989-1991)
  • 1991: Received the Humboldt Research Prize from the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany, through the Von Humboldt Foundation
  • 1988: Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society
  • 1989: Elected Fellow of the New York Academy of Sciences
  • 1994: Elected Fellow of the Institute of Physics (UK)
  • 2005: Elected Fellow of the European Physical Society
  • 1995: Awarded the Research Prize of the Max-Planck Society for Chemical Physics
  • 1996: Recipient of the P.O. Lowdin Lecture for 1996 by the University of Uppsala (Sweden)
  • 1998: Recipient of the MOLEC Award, Bristol, Sept. 1998
  • 2003-2006: President of the Supercomputing Consortium CASPUR

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