Vincenzo Grillo

Vincenzo Grillo is the head of the electron microscopy group and Research Director at CNR. He graduated in physics from the University of Genova (110/110 cum laude).

He received his PhD in electron microscopy at the University of Parma, while performing collaborative work with Erlangen university (Germany). In 2001 he was a visiting scientist at the Tokyo Institute of Technology working on cathodoluminescence in TEM.

Since 2003 he has been working at INFM (from 2006 merged in CNR) as a scientist in electron microscopy. He has developed innovative TEM-STEM methodology and published the first quantitative use of STEM with HAADF detector for chemical analyses. To this aim he developed the first parallel computing implementation of STEM simulations.

He is now working on beam shaping and innovative electron optics. He and his group are now among the world’s leading groups in this sector for their work on MEMS based optics, phase holograms, vortex beams, spin-orbit coupling in a TEM and Light-Electron interaction based beam shaping. In 2015 he was a visiting researcher at the University of Oregon. In 2016 he received the Humboldt Foundation’s BESSEL research award for his work on Beam shaping. In 2022 he received the Ernst Ruska Prize, one of the most important international recognition in electron microscopy.

Dr. Grillo is co-author of at least 150 articles and 5 book chapters and was invited or plenary speaker in at least 30 conferences. He has coordinated or acted as a WP leader in 3 EU projects of microscopy and advisor for a few important  laboratories. The H-factor of his publications is 42.