Alberto Diaspro, Prof.


Alberto Diaspro is Director of the Department of Nanophysics at the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) as well as Professor of Applied Physics at the Department of Physics, University of Genoa. He also is the scientific coordinator of the Ph.D. Course on Nanosciences at the University of Genoa within an IIT program.

Alberto Diaspro is President of EBSA (European Biophysical Societies' Association), of OWLS (Optics with Life Sciences) and founder of the Nanoscale Biophysics Subgroup of the Biophysical Society. He has directed the design and realization of the first Italian Nanoscopy architecture at the Italian Institute of Technology.

Alberto Diaspro has more than 200 international publications, H index=26 and is editor of three international key books in the Microscopy area: “Nanoscopy and Multidimensional Optical Fluorescence Microscopy”  (2010) Taylor &Francis Group A Chapman & Hall Book Crc Press, pp.448; “Optical Fluorescence Microscopy: from the spectral to the nano dimension.” (2010) Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K , pp.256.;  “Confocal and Two-Photon Microscopy: Foundations, Applications and Advances” (2001) Wiley-Liss, pp.580.

Alberto Diaspro founded LAMBS in 2003 (Laboratory for Advanced Microscopy, Bioimaging and Spectroscopy). His experience is related with the design, realization and utilization of optical and biophysical instrumentation as conventional and confocal microscopy, two-photon fluorescence microscopy and spectroscopy architecture, differential scanning calorimetry, scanning probe microscopy (STM, SNOM, AFM), polarized light scattering, signal and image digital processing. At his lab, the first Italian two-photon excitation architecture for microscopy and spectroscopy with extension to single molecule imaging was realized. Also, a nanotechnological approach for the realization of nanobiorobot, hybrid nanostructured devices made by living cells and polylelctrolyte layers, has been recently developed within the nanocomposite materials framework.