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Curriculum Studiorum

In 2004 Pietro Franceschi received the PhD degree in Physics from the University of Trento dicussing the thesis "Reaction dynamics in ion-molecule collisions" under the supervision of D. Bassi and P. Tosi.

In 2000 PF received the degree in Physics (cum laude) from the University of Trento discussing the thesis "Spectroscopy of molecules and clusters by means of Synchrotron Radiation", under the supervision of D. Bassi on a research project performed at the Synchrotron Light Facility ELETTRA in Trieste.

Professional Experiences

2005 - Representative of the ``Atomic and Molecular Physics Laboratory'' in the EUROPlanet 6th EC Framework Programme (Project number 001637).

2004 - Synchrotron Light Source ELETTRA. Responsible of the international project "Internal energy effects on the reactivity of atomic and molecular doubly charged ions" (nr. 2004759). The project has been carried on in collaboration with the "Laboratoire du Chimie Phisique"(LCP) in Orsay - Paris and with the "Heyrowsky Institute for Physical Chemistry in Prague.

2003 - LURE - Orsay. Responsible of the international project "Réactivité ion molécule des dications N2 ++" (nr. 1735). The project has been carried on in collaboration with the "Laboratoire du Chimie Phisique" (LCP) in Orsay - Paris and with the "Heyrowsky Institute for Physical Chemistry" in Prague.

2002 - LCP - Orsay. Four months Marie Curie EU grant (Udychem program). Project title: "Role of the internal energy content on the ion molecule reactivity of CO2 ++ dication".

2000. Six months graduate students grant from the Trento INFM Unit.

1999. Six months undergraduate students grant from the Gasphase Photoemission Beamline of the Synchrotron Light Source ELETTRA - Trieste for the developement of a supersonic molecular beam apparatus devoted to photoionization studies.

Scientific Collaborations

  • Laboratoire du Chimie Phisique (LCP) - Orsay, Paris.
  • Heyrovsky Institute for Physical Chemistry, Prague.
  • Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.
  • Research Group (GdR) of the Gas Phase Photoemission Beamline - ELETTRA, Trieste.
  • item School of Chemistry, University of Bristol.
  • item Department of Chemistry, University of Perugia.


  • French and English.
  • item Developement of dedicated software for data acquisition and analisys (LabViewTM).
  • Data analisys Software (IgorPro and Origin).
  • Concepts of C++, Java.
  • Web based technologies.
  • Mass spectrometry.
  • Electronics (analogic, digital and RF).
  • Ion optics and traps, advanced use of SIMIONTM.
  • Vacuum science and technology for ionic and molecular beams.
  • Synchrotron Radiation.
  • Atmospheric pressure plasma sources.
  • Gas Chromatography.

Invited talks

2006 - European Planetary Science Congress 2006 (ESPC#1). "Laboratory Reactivity Measurements".

2006 - SASP 2006. "Chemistry of organic molecules in non thermal plasmas".

2005 - LCP, Orsay. "Ion Chemistry of Organic Molecules in Corona Discharges".

2005 - LCP, Orsay, "EUROPlanet - Titan Workshop". "Laboratory studies of ion molecule reactions".

2004 - "Innovations in the sector of thermal treatment of special wastes", Rovereto. "Plasma treatment of aromatic molecule in gas phase".

2002 - "3eme Colloque du Programme National de Planetologie", Nantes. "Mesures en laboratoire des constantes de vitesse absolue de reactions ion-molecule importantes pour les ionospheres de Mars et Titan: effet de l'excitation des ions reacrifs".