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Marco Martini

Full professor

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Curriculum Vitae

Date and place of birth: February 11, 1952, Milan, Italy.


1976:    Degree in Physics at the University of Milan (marks 110/110)

1977 - 1980:  Fellowships at the Institute of Physics of the University of Milan

1980 – 1999: Researcher at the Department of Physics of the University of Milan

1999  - 2001: Associate Professor of Experimental Physics at the Department of Materials Science of the University of Milano-Bicocca

2002-         Full Professor of Applied Physics at the Department of Materials Science of the University of Milano-Bicocca

2012- Head of the Department of Materials Science

2012- Representative of the Directors of the Science area in the Senate of the University of Milano-Bicocca


Lecturer for the Degrees of Physics, Industrial, Chemistry, Biology, and Materials Science.

Teacher of  Physics, Experimental Physics, Solid State Physics, Nuclear and General Physics Laboratories, Archaeometry Courses.

He has been the supervisor of several students (more than 60) during their thesis work in Physics, Chemistry, Engineering and Materials Sciences and also tutor of some specialization and PhD students of the School in Materials Science.

2002-2005 Director of the Course for the Degree in Goldsmithery Sciences.


His scientific activity resulted in the publication of more than 190 scientific papers in international journals ( and more than 30 in national reviews. It deals with: radiation effects in insulators and dosimetric materials, optical and electrical properties of defects in crystals and in amorphous materials, Physics applied to the Cultural Heritage, mainly in the development and application of techniques for Luminescence Dating.

Main Publications



Specifically, as regards the knowledge in the fulfillment of dating Laboratories, he acted as:

Invited expert in China (1995,1997), he realized a Laboratory for TL Dating in Xi’an.

Invited IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) expert in Syria, 2008, for the installation of a Laboratory for Luminescence Dating (both TL and OSL) and for training staff of  Syrian Atomic Energy Agency in Luminescence Dating Techniques.

2002-2008 training of Vietnamese researchers both in Italy and in Vietnam

2013- Invited IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) expert in Croatia for training researchers in the field of luminescence dating.


Following the interesting results achieved in the Physics applied to the Cultural Heritage, he presented many invited talks at international conferences in the USA, Czech Republic, Spain, Denmark, India, Vietnam, UK, China, Brazil, Syria, Israel, Hungary, Mexico,  South Africa, France.


Associate member of Milano-Bicocca unit of Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, INFN.

Associate member of the Institute di Chemical Methods (Metodologie Chimiche), IMC, of CNR

2003-2009 Managing Editor of the journal “Archaeometry”

2010-   Associate Editor of the journal “Archaeometry”

2005-2009 Topical Editor of the journal “Nuovo Cimento C” of the Italian Physics Society.

2010-   Managing Editor of  “Europhysics Journal Plus”

Editor of the journal “Mediterranean Archaeology and Archaeometry”

Associate Editor of the Journal Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences

Chairman of LED 99, 9th Conference on Luminescence and Electron Spin Resonance Dating, Rome 1999.

He has been Chairman and co-organizer of many National and International Meetings and Conferences.

Director of the Course on Physical Metodologies in Archaeometry of the Italian Physics Society at the International School of Physics Enrico Fermi.

He has been the President of the Italian Association of Archaeometry (2002-2007).

2003- 2004 Adviser to the CNR (Italian National Research Council) “Commissaire” for the reform of the research institutes.

Referee for J. of Applied Physics, Optical Materials, J. of Physics Condensed Matter, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, J. of Luminescence, Physica status solidi, Nuovo Cimento C, Radiation Measurements, Radiation Protection Dosimetry, J. Physics and Chemistry of solids, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, J. non-crystalline solids, J. of Sol-Gel Science and Technology, Archaeometry, J. of Archaeological Science

2009-2010 Chairman in the M1 panel (Science and technology for the diagnostics, the restoration and the preservation of cultural heritage) in the Assessment of the CNR Institutes

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