Alberto Diaspro: The Extra Microscope

Presented at SPIE Photonics West 2017.

14 February 2017

In this plenary talk, Alberto Diaspro of the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia celebrates the evolution of the microscope, from the "microscopiums" and "telescopiums" of the 1600s to the nanoscale optical microscopes ("nanoscopy") of today.

Alberto Diaspro received his doctoral degree in electronic engineering from the University of Genoa, Italy, in 1983. He is a Professor of Applied Physics. He is Director of the Nanophysics Department of the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) and Deputy Director of IIT. Diaspro is member of the university advisory commitee for PhD courses in bioengineering and robotics (University of Genoa) and molecular biophysics (Scuola Normale di Pisa University).

He founded LAMBS (Laboratory for Advanced Microscopy, Bioimaging and Spectroscopy) and is author of more than 300 international ISI publications, H index 41, > 8000 citations. He has been a visiting scientist at Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain, Academy of Sciences of Czech Rpeublic, Polytechnich University of Bucharest, Romania, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA. Diaspro is a Fellow of SPIE Fellow and OSA and is an IEEE Senior Member.

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