Onofrio M. Maragò
Director of IPCF Research Director
IPCF CNR, Messina
Onofrio's research interests concerned optical trapping and manipulation (a topic linked to the Nobel Prize in Physics of 2018), the characterization of micro and nanoparticles, atoms, Bose-Einstein condensates. In general he has worked on the mechanical interaction between light and matter for applications in nanosciences, atomic physics, complex systems and soft-matter. Recently he has also dealt with systems whose dynamics can be artificially "activated" with light and with the study of trapped cosmic dust. He is co-author of the textbook “Optical Tweezers: Principles and Applications”, P. H. Jones, O. M. Maragò, G. Volpe, Cambridge University Press (2015).
Keywords: Optical tweezers, Optical forces, Optics and photonics, Plasmonics, Spectroscopy, Nanostructures
Affiliations: Optica Fellow, European Physical Society (EPS), Italian Society of Physics (SIF), Italian Society of Optics and Photonics (SIOF), Accademia Peloritana dei Pericolanti