Ritratto di roberto.dileonardo@uniroma1.it

Full Professor – Dipartimento di Fisica

Contact details
Dipartimento di Fisica, Fermi Building, 5th Floor, Room 506
Sapienza Università di Roma
Piazzale Aldo Moro 2
00185 Roma, Italia
T (+39) 06 4991 3518 (office)
T (+39) 06 4969 3294 (lab)

Main research activities
Soft matter, active matter, statistical mechanics, microhydrodynamics, biophysics, digital holography, microscopy

Brief profile
Roberto Di Leonardo is Full Professor at the Physics Department of Sapienza University in Rome. He is interested in the origins, the consequences and the applications of motion at the micron scale, from Brownian motion to cell motility. To study that, his lab builds digital microscopes that integrate optical and computer hardware and where light can be used for imaging, manipulation and fabrication of microsystems in 3D. Di Leonardo has a PhD in Physics from the University of L’Aquila where he worked on supercooled liquids and glass transition. He then moved to Rome to join the Center for Soft Matter Research of the National Research Council. As a Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow  he became interested in the use of light as a tool for manipulating matter on the micron scale. In 2009 he began studying  flagellar propulsion, focusing in particular on the possibility of exploiting motile bacteria as a source of work in miniaturized devices. He is the author of about 100 research papers on topics ranging from experimental optics to statistical mechanics. He was Junior Fellow of the School for Advanced Studies Sapienza (SASS 2013-2019), recipient of a Presidential Medal in Italy (Premio Le Scienze 2007) and an ERC grantee (Starting Grant 2012, Proof of Concept Grant 2017, Advanced Grant 2018).

Insegnamento Codice Anno Corso - Frequentare
BIOPHYSICS 1055361 2020/2021 Fisica - Physics
TERMODINAMICA E LABORATORIO 1018971 2020/2021 Fisica
TERMODINAMICA E LABORATORIO 1018971 2019/2020 Fisica
BIOPHYSICS 1055361 2019/2020 Fisica
TERMODINAMICA E LABORATORIO 1018971 2018/2019 Fisica
DATA ANALYSIS 1051931 2018/2019 Genetica e Biologia Molecolare
TERMODINAMICA E LABORATORIO 1018971 2017/2018 Fisica
DATA ANALYSIS 1051931 2017/2018 Genetica e Biologia Molecolare
DATA ANALYSIS 1051931 2016/2017 Genetica e Biologia Molecolare
DATA ANALYSIS 1051931 2016/2017 Biologia e Tecnologie Cellulari