Pietro Mario Lugarà
Position: Full Professor, University of Bari
tel: +39 080 5443231
Laser self-mixing interferometric sensors for applications to laser ablation monitoring
Optoacoustic sensors for trace gas sensing
Short Curriculum Vitae
Prof. Pietro Mario Lugarà was born in Castrovillari, Italy in 1950. He received the degree in Physics from University of Bari in 1974. From 1980 to 1982 he was assistant professor at the University of Bari; he was associate professor of Physics at the same University from 1983 until February 2001; since march 2004 he is full professor of Applied Physics at the University of Bari. His research activity has been devoted to the study of the light amplification in optically pumped semiconductors and the effects of quantum confinement and strain, investigated by Raman spectroscopy, in low-dimensional semiconductor structures, like quantum wells and quantum dots. Now he is involved in applied researches aiming at the exploitation of spectroscopic methods in metal welding process control, non-invasive in-vivo determination of biological parameters, air pollution monitoring by means of photoacoustic systems. He is author or co-author of more than 110 scientific papers.