Carravetta Vincenzo

Professorial preparation:

1975:  Diploma of Science at  “Scuola Normale Superiore” in Pisa (Italy)

1975:  Doctor degree in Chemistry (full marks and honors) at the University of Pisa (Italy)

1975-1977: Research Fellowship at “Scuola Normale Superiore” in Pisa (Italy)


1977-1988     Researcher at ICQEM – CNR in Pisa (Italy)

1982-1983     Research associate at IBM Watson Research Center  NY (USA)

1984 –            Visiting Scientist at University of Uppsala and Linkoeping and at KTH (Sweden)

1986-1988     Scientific Responsibility of a joint Italy/Sweden CNR project

1987              Invited Scientist at the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute Minneapolis (USA)

1988 –            Senior Researcher at IPCF-CNR in Pisa (Italy)

1989-1991     Scientific Responsibility of a joint Italy/USA CNR project

1994 –            Scientific Responsibility of CNR projects at ICQEM and IPCF

2002               Invited Professor at “Molecular Science Institute”, Okazaki (Japan)

2005               Invited Professor at Tohoku University, Sendai (Japan)

2010-2014       Scientific Responsibility of a joint Italy/Sweden project

2015-2018       Scientific Responsibility of the CNR unit of the European H2020 project NANODOME

1999-2019      Scientific Tutorship of 5 PhD students and 2 Post-Doc


Research sectors:

Quantum  Chemistry , Molecular Modeling, Computational Spectroscopy


Recent Scientific Activities:

Theoretical modelling and interpretation of spectroscopies based on synchrotron radiation with application to small and medium size molecules in gas phase, oligomers, small organic molecules adsorbed on surfaces, amino acids. Theoretical modelling of structure, nucleation and growth processes of nanoparticles obtained by bottom-up synthesis.


Main fields of research:

many-body techniques (Green’s functions and Random Phase Approximation) for the description of excited and ionized states in molecules;

approximation of the correlation energy contribution to intermolecular potentials;

theoretical methods and numerical techniques for the interpretation of UV and X-ray molecular spectroscopies, in particular for the calculation of :

cross section and photoelectron angular distribution in one and two photon molecular ionization, effect of phase transitions on the photoelectron spectra, non radiative (Auger effect) and radiative (X-ray emission) decay of core ionized states, coupling of nuclear motion and electronic decay of molecular ionized states, lineshape in photoemission, Auger and shake-up/shake-off spectra, X-ray absorption (NEXAFS) of isolated molecules and adsorbates, resonant photoemission;

theoretical modelling by quantum molecular dynamics and reactive classical molecular dynamics of small molecules and biomolecules (amino acids, peptides) in: gas phase, aqueous solutions, adsorbed on surfaces or nanoparticles of metals and metal oxides.


Books and Articles:  

175 publications on international journals and international publishing houses (

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