Professor Franceso (Franco) Gianturco

After graduating from University of Bologna he gained his PhD (D.Phil) from the University of Oxford. After holding a lectureship at the University of Pisa and a Professorship at yjr University of Bari he was appointed the first Chair of ‘Quantum Chemistry’ in the Department of Chemistry in La Sapienza University of Rome from 1979 to 2013. Since 2014 he is a Senior Research Professor in the Institute of Ion Physics at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. He has held many distinguished posts being appointed a visiting Professor at 6 leading research universities, he has been Chair of many Editorial Boards and conferences and has been elected a Fellow of 8 National Societies as well as recipient of several major international prizes.

He is, therefore, an internationally leading researcher whose studies of theoretical atomic and molecular physics have led to more than 600 refereed publications as well as 5 books. Current research includes: