Luca Sorriso-Valvo

After my PhD in Physics obtained in 2002 at University of Calabria, Italy, jointly with the Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur, France, I have been a postdoctoral researcher for three years at University of Calabria, and in late 2004 obtained a Tenure Track position at INFM, Italy. INFM became a CNR institute in 2005 and was later dismissed, so I moved to IPCF, Nanotec, and ISTP. I spent 1 year at the Space Sciences Laboratory in Berkeley, USA, 18 months at the Escuela Politécnica Nacional, Ecuador, 2 years at the Institute for Space Physics, Sweden, and several visiting periods in Barcelona, Paris, London, Tbilisi, Rome and Turin.
I work mostly in the field of space physics, and I am involved in the ESA space exploration program. Since 2003, I have been teaching various subjects at undergraduate and graduate level, including plasma physics, data analysis techniques, and solar physics and space weather as an ESA astronaut instructor.