Luca Vattuone, Universita' di Genova, Italy
Title: Acoustic surface plasmon: from Be (0001) to noble metals

Luca Vattuone graduated in Physics with laude in the University of Genoa in 1990, he got then his PhD in 1994 with a Thesis in experimental surface science under the supervision of Prof. Mario Rocca. In 1995 he joined the group of Prof. Sir David A. King at the University of Cambridge as a post-doctoral research associate. From 1996 to 1998 he worked as a post-doc of Genoa University first and of the National Institute for the Physics of Matter (INFM) afterwards. In 1999, after serving as a physicist of the Navy Hydrographic Institute for a few months, Dr. Vattuone was appointed as a staff University Researcher in the Physics Department of the University of Genoa. His research activity is focussed on the experimental investigation of gas-surface interaction (by HREELS, XPS, Supersonic Molecular beams, STM and Single Crystal Calorimetry) and of surface electronic excitations but it includes also the application of Montecarlo methods to surface science. His latest achievements include the discovery of the Acoustic Surface Plasmon and the investigation of the role of molecular alignment in the adsorption dynamics. Dr. Vattuone co-organised the International Conference on Vibrations at Surfaces VAS 12 with Prof. Giorgio Benedek, and was a member of the organising committee of ECOSS 26 and of ICSFS 16 as well as Guest-Editor of its Proceedings. In 2011 he joined the Editorial Board of ISRN Physical Chemistry. For the full list of his papers and his contact details see: