Roberto De Renzi, born in Pavia (Italy), 25 July 1955, married, two children.
1979 Honours degree, the University of Parma
Research and Academic Appointments
2002 - Full Professor of Physics, Faculty of Engineering, Univ. od Parma
1992-02 Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Univ. of Parma
1983-92 Research Associate and at the University of Parma, Dept. of Physics
1981-83 SERC appointment at CERN and Rutherford Lab.
1980-81 Della Riccia and CNR Nato Jr Fellowship at CERN
Development of instruments and facilities
Coordination of the Parma Research on Magnetism (PaRMa) Laboratory
Reorganization of the solid state NMR laboratory of the Department of Physics in Parma.
Design, construction and commissioning of the first ISIS spectrometer (MUSR), still in use.
Planning of the pulsed muon beam at ISIS, Rutherford Laboratory.
Participation in development of the first polarized muon sources for MuSR at CERN;
Assembly of several spectrometers, including a prototype based on wire chambers, to determine the muon implantation volume.
Superconductivity and magnetism in highly correlated electron systems
by NMR and MUSR: pnictides, transition metal oxides, among which notably cuprates, manganites, and magnetic spinels; MgB2; fullerides,
Magnetic phase transitions.
Molecular dynamics in liquid and plastic crystals,
Author of 132 papers in international journals; twelve invited lectures over the past 5 years at international conferences, schools and workshops.
Coauthor of a condensed matter textbook.
2010 - Head of the Department of Physics, Parma
2008 - Member of the Muon Selection Panel, J-Parc Facilities, Tokai, Japan
2007 - Member of the FP4 (excitation) neutron selection panel at ISIS
2005 - Head Deputy, the Department of Physics, Parma
2005 - Member of the Scientific Counsel of CNISM (Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario Scienze Fisiche della Materia)
2005 - President of the International Society for Muon Spectroscopy for Europe and Africa.
2004- Member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Neutron Muon Infrastructure NMI3 Initiative (FPVI).
2001- Member of the muon selection panel at the Paul Scherrer Institut.
1997 - 2000 Chairman of muon ISIS experiment selection panel.
1994 - 1997 Member of the ISIS experiment selection panels.
Local coordinator for FPVII NMI3 Neutron Muon Initiative (2009-2013), FPVI STREP Project OFSPIN, Interfaces in spintronic materials and organic semiconductors, 2006-2009), EEC Human Capital and Mobility network on cuprates (1992-4)
Parma delegate in the Regional Mist E-R Consortium (2011-), Steering committee member of the Prominer (2008-2010), Nanofaber (2005-2007) Regional Laboratories.
Past Coordinator: Magnetoelectronics Workpackage in FIRB project "Microsistemi magnetici" (2002-2006),
PRA INFM project on MgB2 (2003-2004)
PRIN grants: national coordinator (1997, 2000, 2006) and Local Coordinator (2002, 2008).
Organization of Conferences and refereeing
Chair: Satt14 Conference (March 2008), JEMS2012 (September 2012)
Member of the Programme Committe of four MuSR International Conferences (Cancun 2010, Tsukuba 2007, Oxford 2004, Les Diablerets 2001).
Program Committee member: SATT conferences, FOXE conferences.
Secretary of the LXXXIX National Congress of the Italian Physica Society (SIF 2003)
Chair of the local Organizing Committee of the SATT4 national Conference on High Tc superconductivity (1991).
Referee for Physical Review, Physical Review Letters, Solid State Communication, Physica B, and for several national Science Foundations