Wed, Apr 29


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BAC Talks April 2020

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BAC Talks April 2020

Time & Location

Apr 29, 2020, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM PDT

Online event

About the event

In these difficult times, the sense of community and familiar faces provide a feeling of comfort. In this spirit, we would like to continue bringing together the community of Italian scholars and scientists in the Bay Area. In the last two years, BAC Talks have showcased the amazing talent of our members and we want to continue the tradition moving to an online format for the time being.

Thus, we are happy to announce our next BAC Talks event on Wednesday, April 29. The event will start at 5.30 pm and after the talks, there will be the opportunity to chat with the speakers in small groups. 

Registered attendees will reveice a Zoom link to the meeting the day before the event. Make sure to get your free ticket on Eventbrite.

Our speakers will be:

Nicola Falco (Berkeley Lab)

Remote sensing and geophysical techniques for ecosystem characterization

Nicola Falco received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Telecommunication Engineering from the University of Trento, Italy, in 2008 and 2011, respectively. He holds a joint Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Iceland, and in Information and Communication Technologies from the University of Trento, obtained in 2015. He is currently a Senior Scientific Engineering Associate at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in the Climate & Ecosystem Sciences Division, Berkeley, California. His research focuses on the development of methodologies for multi-source data analysis and integration, including remote sensing (hyperspectral, LiDAR, high-res) and geophysical data, with applications in environmental monitoring, climate change, and precision agriculture.

Luca Francaviglia (Berkeley Lab)

Cathodoluminescence microscopy to see energy landscapes in the nanoworld

After graduating in Physics at Università degli Studi di Milano – Bicocca, Luca Francaviglia received a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne working on mechanisms to control the emission energy of quantum emitters. He is now a postdoctoral fellow at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where he is developing cathodoluminescence microscopy approaches to study the optoelectronic properties of semiconductor nanostructures.

Roberto Carlino (NASA Ames)

Astrobee: autonomous free flying robots for the International Space Station

Roberto Carlino is an Aerospace Engineer at NASA Ames, currently working as a hardware/software engineer for the Astrobee free flying project, and for the Cubesat project Rapid Response Development Demonstration (R2D2). Before that, he worked for the mission Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) (follow-on mission of the Kepler Space Telescope), which is searching for alien planets around the closest and brightest stars to our Sun. Roberto started at NASA Ames 5 years ago, working on small flight projects and mission proposals. He got his Bachelor’s degree and Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Naples Federico II, in Italy, and Delft University of Technology, in The Netherlands. After that, he got his second Master degree in ‘Space Systems and Services’ from the University of Rome, La Sapienza.

Francesco Carotti (Kairos Power)

Molten Salts in Energy Innovation

Francesco is currently a Salt Chemistry Engineer at Kairos Power, a San Francisco startup focused on developing emission-free power plant based on nuclear and molten salts technologies. He completed a PhD degree in Engineering Physics from University of Wisconsin – Madison in 2019, with focus on chemistry and electrochemistry of molten salts. He holds a bachelor and master’s degree in Energy Engineering from University of Bologna.We look forward to seeing you on Zoom!


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