The Computational and Soft Matter Physics Subunit welcomes Roberto Cerbino

01.03.2021

We are delighted to welcome to our Group Roberto Cerbino, who joins us from the University of Milan as new Professor of Experimental Soft Matter Physics at the Faculty of Physics of the University of Vienna.

With his arrival, our Faculty is enriched by a leading experimentalist in soft matter physics, and in particular in the areas of colloidal and cellular collectives, encompassing active and passive complex fluids. Roberto's expertise in combining state-of-the-art optical techniques with numerical simulations will dramatically enrich the research activities of our Subunit and it will enlarge the teaching portfolio in our whole Faculty as well. His strong connections with applied and medical research will add a new dimension to the research directions of the entire Faculty.

We cordially welcome Roberto in Vienna and we wish him the best for his life and work here in the years to come.

Curriculum vitae:

  • born May 1975 in Legnano (Italy)
  • 1995-2001 Laurea summa cum laude in Physics at the University of Milan (Italy)
  • 2001-2004 PhD in Applied Physics at the University of Milan (Italy)
  • 2004-2006 Postdoc at the University of Milan (Italy) - Department of Physics
  • 2006-2007 Marie Curie Research Fellow at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) - Department of Physics
  • 2007-2015 Ricercatore in Applied Physics at the University of Milan (Italy) - Department of Medical Biotechnology and Translational Medicine
  • 2008 Visiting researcher at the University of Ottawa (Canada) - Department of Physics
  • 2011 Co-founder of the startup company Proxentia for the development and commercialization of innovative biosensing platforms
  • Since 2015 Professore Associato in Applied Physics at the University of Milan (Italy) - Department of Medical Biotechnology and Translational Medicine
  • 2018 Visiting Professor at the École normale supérieure de Lyon (France)

Research interests:

  • Soft matter: structure, dynamics, rheology, fluctuations, instabilities.
  • Biophysics: micro- and collective motility
  • Optics: Quantitative microscopy and light scattering
  • Technology transfer
  • Experiments in space
© Univ.-Prof. Dr. Roberto Cerbino