Diego Pontoni

He graduated in Nuclear Physics at the University of Trieste (Italy) and performed post-graduate research in Detector Physics and Electronics applied to X-ray digital radiography (Prof E. Castelli) at the ELETTRA Synchrotron (Italy). He then moved to the ESRF in Grenoble (Dr. T. Narayanan, ID02) for a Ph.D. in Chemistry obtained from King’s College London in 2002 (Prof A.R. Rennie) with a thesis on colloidal phase transitions and nanoparticle nucleation and growth. After postdoctoral periods at the University of Karlsruhe in Polymer Science (Prof. M. Ballauff) and Harvard University in Surface and Interface Science (Prof. P. S. Pershan), he rejoined the ESRF in 2006 as a scientist of the High Energy X-ray Scattering beamline ID15 (Dr. V. Honkimäki). Since 2011, he has contributed to the PSCM implementation as Scientific Coordinator for the ESRF. His recent interests include Self-Assembly, Soft Interfaces, Ionic Liquids and Microfluidics.