Anna Paola Caricato
Anna Paola Caricato is a professor at the Department of Mathematics and Physics “E. De Giorgi” of the University of Salento, Italy. She received her PhD in physics from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy, in 2000. Her research focuses on (i) laser–matter interaction for the deposition of thin films and nanoparticles by laser ablation for applications in sensors, optoelectronic devices, and solar cells and (ii) matrix-assisted pulsed laser evaporation for the deposition of organic films, polymer multilayers, nanomaterials, and composite films. She has authored more than 120 publications in peer-reviewed international journals and 6 book chapters and holds 2 patents. She has also served as a conference co-chair and committee member for international conferences in laser–matter interactions and applications.