University of Pisa
Alessandra Toncelli graduated in Physics with the highest marks at the University of Pisa, where she also obtained the title of Doctor in Research in 1998. She has continued her research activities with various positions as post-doc or as a researcher both in Italy and abroad. Since 2017 she is Associate Professor at the Physics Department of Pisa. Her scientific interest was initially aimed at the growth and spectroscopy of crystalline materials for photonic applications in visible and near infrared regions. In particular, she studied and characterized the optical and spectroscopic properties of oxide and fluoride crystals with rare earths for laser applications. More recently, she extended her research interests to the radiation-matter interaction and spectroscopic characterization of various types of materials in the mid-infrared and THz regions, including the characterization of both solid state and soft matter materials of various dimensionality (bulk crystals, thins films and nanoparticles). From 2004 to 2014, she joined the VIRGO project for the detection of Gravitational waves. In all these research areas, she has published more than 160 articles on International journals and maintains numerous collaborations both at national and international level. She currently holds an h-index of 41 both in Scopus and in ISI web of knowledge. As a testimony of her international reputation, she has been part of the organizing committees of various international congresses and is currently a reviewer for a number of international journals, including APL Materials, Applied Physics B, Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, Journal of Luminescence, Optics Express, Optics Letters, Optical Materials, Physica Status Solidi B.
Optics, Solid state physics