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Catania Astrophysical Observatory


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Scientific Staff


POSITION E-Mail: (+39) 0957332-
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STRAZZULLA Giovanni Senior Astronomer
Giovanni.Strazzulla 322, 315, 265
ANTONUCCIO Vincenzo Astronomer Vincenzo.Antonuccio 318
BARATTA Giuseppe Associated Astronomer Giuseppe.Baratta 313, 265
BECCIANI Ugo Astronomer Ugo.Becciani 317
BONANNO Alfio Astronomer Alfio.Bonanno 319
BUEMI Carla Astronomer Carla.Buemi 207
BONANNO Giovanni Senior Astronomer Giovanni.bonanno 204, 254
BUSA' Innocenza Astronomer Innocenza.Busa 261
CATANZARO Giovanni Astronomer Giovanni.Catanzaro 223
COSENTINO Rosario Astronomer Rosario.Cosentino 260, 259
COSTA Alessandro Technologist-CdC Alessandro.Costa 273
CUTISPOTO Giuseppe Associated Astronomer Giuseppe.Cutispotoo 312
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
MAGAZZÙ Antonio AssociateAstronomer Antonio.Magazzu  
MARILLI Ettore Associate Astronomer Ettore.Marilli 246
MESSINA Sergio Astronomer Sergio.Messina 230
PAGANO Isabella Astronomer Isabella.Pagano 243
PALUMBO M.Elisabetta Astronomer Elisabetta.Palumbo 242
PONTONI Cristian Tecnologo Cristian.Pontoni 260
ROMANO Paolo Astronomer Paolo.Romano 233
SCUDERI Salvo Astronomer Salvo.Scuderi 255
SPADARO Daniele Associate Astronomer Daniele.Spadaro 234
TERNULLO Maurizio Astronomer Maurizio.Ternullo 231
TRIGILIO Corrado Associate Astronomer Corrado.Trigilio 263
TURATTO Massimo Dirigente di ricerca Massimo.Turatto 219
UMANA Grazia Associate Astronomer Grazia.Umana 320
VENTURA Rita Astronomer Rita.Ventura 258

Administrative, Technical and Service Staff


AREA E-Mail: (+39) 0957332-
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BELLASSAI Giancarlo Maintenance Office Giancarlo.Bellassai 303
BELLUSO Massimiliano Electronics Lab Massimiliano.Belluso 279
BRUNO Pietro Software Lab Pietro.Bruno 278
BUSNE' Giuseppe Administration Giuseppe.Busne 256
CALÌ Maddalena General services Maddalena.Cali 248
CARBONARO Giuseppe Mechanics Lab Giuseppe.Carbonaro 201, 203
CARIPOLI Giuseppe Library Giuseppe.Caripoli 214
CARUSO Maria Rita General service SLN Rita.Caruso 699
CATINOTO Enrico Solar Lab Enrico.Catinoto 232, 253
CORSARO Gaetano General Service SLN Santi.Corsaro 095911580
COSTA Pierfrancesco Solar Lab Pierfrancesco.Costa 264
DI BENEDETTO Rosario Electronic Lab Saro.Dibenedetto 205
DISTEFANO Antonio Mechanical Lab Antonio.Distefano 200
DOMINA Daniela Library Daniela.Domina 268
GIGLIO Anna Administration Anna.Giglio 274
GIUFFRIDA Alfio Computer center Alfio.Giuffrida 257, 218
GRECO Vincenzo Software Lab Vincenzo.Greco 200
LAMPÒ Rocco General Service Rocco.Lampo 300
MANGANO Angela Library Staff Angela.Mangano 248
MARTINETTI Eugenio Electronic Lab Eugenio.Martinetti 304
MASSIMINO Piero Computer center Piero.Massimino 216
MELLINI Maria Administration Maria.Mellini 225
MESSINEO Marina Administration Marina.Messineo 226
MICCICHE' Antonio Mechanical Lab Antonio.Micciche 699
MIRAGLIA Massimo Mechanical Lab Massimo.Miraglia 271, 203
OCCHIPINTI Giovanni Mechanical Lab Gianfranco.Occhipinti 305
RECUPERO Daniela Library Daniela.Recupero 247
ROMANIA Valentina Administration Valentina.Romaniaa 262
SACCONE Rosaria General Service Staff Rosaria.Saccone 227
SANTAGATI Luigia Library Staff Gina.Santagati 269
SANTOCONO Orazio General services Orazio.Santocono 208, 209
SARDONE Stefano Mechanical Lab Stefano.Sardone 306
SCAFILI Marcella Administration Marcella.Scafili 263
SCUDERI Cosimo General services SLN Cosimo.Scuderi 699
SPINELLA Franco Exp. Astr. Lab Franco.Spinella 314, 265
TIMPANARO M.Cristina Electronic Lab Mariacristina.Timpanaro 259
TRINGALE Gaetana Administration Nuccia.Tringale 228, 226
VENTIMIGLIA Agata General services Agata.Ventimiglia 208, 209
ZINGALE Giuseppe General services Giuseppe.Zingale 209, 208

Department of Physics and Astronomy, Catania University


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BELVEDERE Gaetano Full professor Gaetano.Belvedere 236
BLANCO Carlo Full Professor Carlo.Blanco 245
DEL POPOLO Antonino Researcher Antonino.Delpopolo 315
LANZAFAME Alessandro Researcher Alessandro.Lanzafame 239
LEONE Franco Associate Professor Franco.Leone 229
PATERNÒ Lucio Full Professor Lucio.Paterno 235
PIRRONELLO Valerio Full Professor Valerio.Pirronello 221
VESPO Giacomo Administration Giacomo.Vespo 211
ZAPPALÀ Aldo Associate Professor Rosario.Zappala 241
ZUCCARELLO Francesca Associated Professor Francesca.Zuccarello 237

PhD students, Postdocs and research fellows


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BATTIATO Viviana Ph. D. Student Viviana.Battiato 249
BIAZZO Katia Ph. D. Student Katia.Biazzo 328
BONOMO Aldo Ph. D. Student Aldo.Bonomo 327
BRUNETTO Rosario Ph. D. Student Rosario.Brunetto
CERRIGONE Luciano Ph. D. Student Luciano.Cerrigone 331
CONTARINO Lidia Post Doc Lidia.Contarino 244
DE MARTINO Carmen Ph. D. Student Carmen.Demartino 243
DI STEFANO Elisa Ph. D. Student Elisa.Distefano 326
GANDOLFI Davide Ph. D. Student Davide.Gandolfi 206
GUGLIEMINO Salvo Ph. D. Student Salvo.Guglielmino 330
MANZITTO Patrizia Ph. D. Student Patrizia.Manzitto 206
MESSINA Angela Ph. D. Student Angela.Messina
MIGNEMI Beppe Ph. D. Student Giuseppe.Mignemi 310
PILUSO Nicolo' Ph. D. Student Nicolo.Piluso 329
PUMO M.Letizia Ph. D. Student Marialetizia.Pumo 249
SIRINGO Claudia Ph. D. Student Claudia.Siringo -
SORRENTINO Gennaro Ph. D. Student Gennaro.Sorrentino 323
SPADA Federico Ph. D. Student Federico.Spada
SPEZZI Loredana Ph. D. Student Loredana.Spezzi 249
TOSCANO Simona Ph. D. Student Simona.Toscano 206

Catania Astrophysical Observatory

Via S.Sofia 78, 95123 Catania ITALY
Phone: (+39) 0957332111
FAX: (+39) 095330592