The principal investigator

Vincenzo Grillo is Senior Research Fellow at CNR – National Research Council (Italy). He graduated in Physics from the University of Genova in 1997 (110/110 cum laude). He received his PhD in Physics with a thesis on electron microscopy at the University of Parma, while performing collaborative work with Erlangen University (Germany). In 2001, he was a visiting scientist at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, working on cathodoluminescence in TEM. Since 2003 he has been working at INFM, the Italian Institute for the Physics of Matter (now part of CNR) as a Senior Fellow researcher in electron microscopy. He has developed an innovative TEM-STEM methodology and published the first quantitative use of STEM with a HAADF detector for chemical analysis.

He is now working on vortex beams and holographic beam generation. He and his collaborators are now among the world’s leading groups in this sector for their work on phase holograms, large vortex beams, and the theory of spin-orbit coupling with a vortex. In 2015, he was a visiting researcher at the University of Oregon.

He received the Humboldt Foundation’s Bessel Research Award for his work on beam shaping. Dr. Grillo is co-author of more than 100 articles and 5 book chapters. The H-factor of his publications is 30.