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 Scientific Staff

Surname and Name

Position E-Mail: +39 0957332-
ext number
UMANA Grazia
(Curriculum Vitae)
Director direttore_oact 222
ANTONUCCIO Vincenzo Astronomer Vincenzo.Antonuccio 318
BARATTA Giuseppe Associate Astronomer Giuseppe.Baratta 313, 265
BECCIANI Ugo Astronomer Ugo.Becciani 317
BIAZZO Katia Researcher Katia.Biazzo 246
BILLOTTA Sergio Technologist Sergio.Billotta 309
BONANNO Alfio Astronomer Alfio.Bonanno 319
BONANNO Giovanni Senior Astronomer Giovanni.Bonanno 204, 254
BUEMI Carla Researcher Carla.Buemi 207
BUSÀ Innocenza Astronomer Innocenza.Busa 261
CATANZARO Giovanni Astronomer Giovanni.Catanzaro 223
COSENTINO Rosario Astronomer Rosario.Cosentino  
COSTA Alessandro Technologist-Computer Center Alessandro.Costa 273
CUTISPOTO Giuseppe Associate Astronomer Giuseppe.Cutispoto 312
DI STEFANO Elisa Researcher Elisa.Distefano 326
FRASCA Antonio Astronomer Antonio.Frasca 240
LANZA Antonino Francesco Associate Astronomer Nuccio.Lanza 238
LANZAFAME Giuseppe Astronomer Giuseppe.Lanzafame 316
LETO Giuseppe Astronomer Giuseppe.Leto 311
LETO Paolo Researcher Paolo.Leto 218
MAGAZZÙ Antonio Associate Astronomer Antonio.Magazzu  
MANGANO Angela Technologist-Library Angela.Mangano 248
MASSIMINO Piero Head of Computer Center Piero.Massimino 216
MESSINA Sergio Astronomer Sergio.Messina 230
MESSINEO Marina Technologist-Administration Marina.Messineo 226
MUNARI Matteo Technologist Matteo.Munari 260, 270
PAGANO Isabella Astronomer Isabella.Pagano 243
PALUMBO M.Elisabetta Astronomer Elisabetta.Palumbo 242, 265
ROMANO Paolo Researcher Paolo.Romano 220
SCANDARIATO Gaetano Researcher Gaetano.Scandariato 249
SCHILLIRÒ Francesco Saverio Technologist Francesco.Schilliro 231
SCUDERI Salvo Astronomer Salvo.Scuderi 255, 270
SPADARO Daniele Associate Astronomer Daniele.Spadaro 234
STRAZZULLA Giovanni Senior Astronomer Giovanni.Strazzulla 257, 265
TRIGILIO Corrado Associate Researcher Corrado.Trigilio 263
UMANA Grazia Associate Researcher Grazia.Umana 224
VENTURA Rita Astronomer Rita.Ventura 258

 Administrative, Technical and Service Staff

Surname and Name

Area E-Mail: +39 0957332-
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BELLASSAI Giancarlo Maintenance Office Giancarlo.Bellassai 303
BELLUSO Massimiliano Electronic Lab Massimiliano.Belluso 301
BRUNO Pietro Software Lab Pietro.Bruno 278
BUSNE' Giuseppe Administration Giuseppe.Busne 256
CARIPOLI Giuseppe Computer Center Giuseppe.Caripoli 241
CARUSO Maria Rita General Services Rita.Caruso 227
CORSARO Gaetano General Services SLN Santi.Corsaro 208, 009
COSTA Pierfrancesco Solar Lab Pierfrancesco.Costa 253
DI BENEDETTO Rosario Electronic Lab Saro.Dibenedetto 290
DISTEFANO Antonio Mechanical Lab, SLN Antonio.Distefano 294
DOMINA Daniela Library Staff Daniela.Domina 268
GIGLIO Anna Administration Anna.Giglio 274
GIUFFRIDA Alfio Computer Center Alfio.Giuffrida 217
GRECO Vincenzo Software Lab Vincenzo.Greco 288
MARTINETTI Eugenio Electronic Lab Eugenio.Martinetti 304
MELLINI Maria Administration Maria.Mellini 225
MICCICHÈ Antonio Electronic Lab Antonio.Micciche 209
MIRAGLIA Massimo Mechanical Lab Massimo.Miraglia 271, 203
OCCHIPINTI Giovanni Mechanical Lab Gianfranco.Occhipinti 305, 203
OFRIA Giuseppe General Services Giuseppe.Ofria 289, 208, 009, 300
RECUPERO Daniela Administration Daniela.Recupero 247, 212
ROMANIA Valentina Administration Valentina.Romania 262
SANTAGATI Luigia Library Staff Gina.Santagati 269
SANTOCONO Orazio General Services Orazio.Santocono 208, 009
SCAFILI Marcella Administration Marcella.Scafili 215
SCUDERI Cosimo General Services SLN Cosimo.Scuderi 292
TIMPANARO M.Cristina Electronic Lab Mariacristina.Timpanaro 259, 254
TRINGALE Gaetana Administration Nuccia.Tringale 228
ZINGALE Giuseppe General Services Giuseppe.Zingale 277

 Department of Physics and Astronomy (Astrophysics Section) - Catania University, Staff

Surname and Name

Position E-Mail: +39 0957332-
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ANASTASI Clelia Secretary General Clelia.Anastasi +39 0953785414
BELVEDERE Gaetano Full Professor Gaetano.Belvedere 236
BLANCO Carlo Former Full Professor Carlo.Blanco 245
CATALANO A. Francesco Former Associate Professor FCatalano 221
DEL POPOLO Antonino Researcher Antonino.Delpopolo 315
LANZAFAME Alessandro Researcher Alessandro.Lanzafame 239
LEONE Francesco Associate Professor
Head of Astrophysics Section
Francesco.Leone 229
PATERNÒ Lucio Former Full Professor Lucio.Paterno 235
PIRRONELLO Valerio Full professor Valerio.Pirronello 210
ZUCCARELLO Francesca Associate Professor Francesca.Zuccarello 237

 PhD Students, PostDocs and Temporary Research Fellows and Associates

Surname and Name

Position E-Mail: +39 0957332-
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ACCOLLA Mario Post-doc Research Associate 206
BUFANO Filomena Post-doc Research Associate Filomena.Bufano 310
CAPPARELLI Vincenzo Post-doc Research Associate Vincenzo.Capparelli 328
CAVALLARO Francesco Ph. D. Student Francesco.Cavallaro 206
COMPAGNINO Alessio Ph. D. Student Alessio.Compagnino 327
DOLEI Sergio Post-doc Research Associate Sergio.Dolei 206
FALCO Mariachiara Ph. D. Student MFalco 329
FARES Rim Post-doc Research Associate Rim.Fares 249
GAROZZO Salvatore Post-doc Research Associate Salvatore.Garozzo 205
GIARRUSSO Marina Ph. D. Student Marina.Giarrusso 323
GRILLO Alessandro Post-doc Research Associate Alessandro.Grillo 214, 254
GUGLIELMINO Salvatore Luigi Post-doc Research Associate Salvo.Guglielmino 330
INGALLINERA Adriano Post-doc Research Associate Adriano.Ingallinera 206
JEHL Augustin Post-doc Research Associate Augustin.Jehl 327
KANUCHOVA Zuzana Fixed Term Cooperator Zuzana.Kanuchova 329
KLUTSCH Alexis Post-doc Research Associate Alexis.Klutsch 310
LICCIARDELLO Davide Ph. D. Student Davide.Licciardello 270
MARANO Davide Post-doc Research Associate Davide.Marano 213
MURABITO Mariarita Ph. D. Student MMurabito 310
PLATANIA Alessia Ph. D. Student Alessia.Platania 319
RIGGI Simone Post-doc Research Associate Simone.Riggi 328
ROMEO Giuseppe Post-doc Research Associate Giuseppe.Romeo 244, 254
SANCHEZ Ricardo Research Fellow Ricardo.Sanchez 206
SCALIA Cesare Ph. D. Student Cesare.Scalia 206
SCIACCA Eva Post-doc Research Associate Eva.Sciacca 321
URSO Riccardo Giovanni Ph. D. Student Riccardo.Urso 201
VITELLO Fabio Fixed Term Cooperator Fabio.Vitello 322

Catania Astrophysical Observatory

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