Stefano ROMANO

Associate Professor of Experimental physics [FIS/01]
Office: DFA 328, LNS 241
Email: romano@lns.infn.it stefano.romano@lns.infn.it
Phone: 5241, LNS 095 542380
Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:00 to 12:00 please contact the teacher in advance


  • Associate Professor in Experimental Physics at the Department of Physics and Astronomy
  • Lecturer of Nuclear Astrophysics and Environmental Radioactivity (Master Degree Course in Physics)
  • Lecturer of Physics (Bachelor in Engineering)
  • Scientific Responsible of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree on Nuclear Physics (NucPhys)
  • Head of the INFN-LNS Research Division

 

Research activities

  • experimental nuclear physics at low energies
  • study of heavy ions nuclear reactions
  • study of quasi-molecular resonances, cluster structures of light nuclei, highly deformed nuclear configurations

 

Other activities

  •  Alpha and gamma spectrometry
  • Environmental Radioactivity monitoring
  • Indoor e outdoor Radon measurements

 

 

  • 1989 Degree in Physics with a 110/110 mark - University of Catania
  • 1997 PhD in Physics - University of Catania
  • 2007-2016 National Responsible of the INFN- ASFIN project
  • 2007 - today Research Appointment by INFN
  • 2011 - today Associate Professor, University of Catania
  • 2012 - 2016 Academic Coordinator of the International PhD in Nuclear and Particle Astrophysics, University of Catania
  • 2012 - 2015 Deputy of the LNS Director;
  • 2015 - today National Responsible of the INFN LNL-LNS Transnational Access within the EC Grant Agreement “European Nuclear Science and Applications Research-2” (ENSAR2);
  • 2016 - today National Scientific Responsible for the INFN work packages in ENSAR2;
  • 2016 - today Scientific Coordinator of the User Selection Panel for the INFN Transnational Access;
  • 2016 - today Member of the Deliverable Evaluation Committee within ENSAR2
  • 2016 - today Head of the INFN-LNS Research Division
  • 2017 - today Scientific Responsible of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree on Nuclear Physics for the University of Catania
  • 2017 - today member of Selection Committee within the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree on Nuclear Physics
  •  more than 350 publications, of which 226 in WoS

Selection of 10 publications

  1. Tumino, A.; Spitaleri, C.; La Cognata, M.; Cherubini, S.; Guardo, G. L.; Gulino, M.; Hayakawa, S.; Indelicato, I.; Lamia, L.; Petrascu, H.; Pizzone, R. G.; Puglia, S. M. R.; Rapisarda, G. G.; Romano, S.; Sergi, M. L.; Sparta, R.; Trache, L                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           An increase in the C-12+C-12 fusion rate from resonances at astrophysical energies                                                                                                                                                                                       NATURE  Volume: 557   Issue: 7707   Pages: 687-+   Published: MAY 31 2018
  2. G.Zhang, H.J.Quevedo, A.Bonasera, M.Donovan, G.Dyer, E.Gaul, G.L.Guardo, M.Gulino, M.LaCognata, D.Lattuada, S.Palmerini, R.G.Pizzone, S.Romano, H.Smith, O.Trippella, A.Anzalone, C.Spitaleri, T.Ditmire                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Range of plasma ions in cold cluster gases near the critical point                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Physics Letters A 381 (2017)
  3. C. Spitaleri, L. Lamia, S. M. R. Puglia, S. Romano, M. La Cognata, V. Crucillà, R. G. Pizzone, G. G. Rapisarda, M. L. Sergi, M. Gimenez Del Santo, N. Carlin, M. G. Munhoz, F. A. Souza, A. Szanto de Toledo, A. Tumino, B. Irgaziev, A. Mukhamedzhanov, G. Tabacaru, V. Burjan, V. Kroha, Z. Hons, J. Mrazek, Shu-Hua Zhou, Chengbo Li, Qungang Wen, Y. Wakabayashi, H. Yamaguchi, E. Somorjai    Measurement of the 10 keV resonance in the 10B( p,α0)7Be reaction via the Trojan Horse method                                                                                                                                                                 PHYSICAL REVIEW C 90, 035801 (2014)  
  4. A. Tumino, R. Spartà, C. Spitaleri, A. M. Mukhamedzhanov, S. Typel, R. G. Pizzone, E. Tognelli, S. Degl’Innocenti, V. Burjan, V. Kroha, Z. Hons, M. La Cognata, L. Lamia, J. Mrazek, S. Piskor, P. G. Prada Moroni, G. G. Rapisarda, S. Romano, and M. L. Sergi                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              NEW DETERMINATION OF THE 2H(d,p)3H AND 2H(d,n)3He REACTION RATES AT ASTROPHYSICAL ENERGIES                                                                                                                                    The Astrophysical Journal, 785:96 (17pp), 2014 April 20
  5. M. La Cognata, C. Spitaleri, O. Trippella, G. G. Kiss, G. V. Rogachev, A. M. Mukhamedzhanov, M. Avila, G. L. Guardo, E. Koshchiy, A. Kuchera, L. Lamia, S. M. R. Puglia, S. Romano, D. Santiago, and R. Spartà                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ON THE MEASUREMENT OF THE 13C(α, n)16O S-FACTOR AT NEGATIVE ENERGIES AND ITS INFLUENCE ON THE s-PROCESS                                                                                                        The Astrophysical Journal, 777:143 (21pp), 2013 November 10
  6. M. La Cognata, C. Spitaleri, O. Trippella, G. G. Kiss, G.V. Rogachev, A. M. Mukhamedzhanov, M. Avila, G. L. Guardo, E. Koshchiy, A. Kuchera, L. Lamia, S. M. R. Puglia, S. Romano, D. Santiago, and R. Spartà                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Measurement of the - 3 keV resonance in the reaction 13C(a,n)16O of importance in the s-process                                                                                                                                                           PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS 109, 232701 (2012)
  7. Tumino, C. Spitaleri, A.M. Mukhamedzhanov, S. Typeld, M. Aliotta, V. Burjan, M. Gimenez del Santo, G.G. Kiss, V. Kroha, Z. Hons, M. La Cognata, L. Lamia, J. Mrazek, R.G. Pizzone, S. Piskor, G.G. Rapisarda, S. Romano, M.L. Sergi, R. Spartà                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Low-energy d+d fusion reactions via the Trojan Horse Method                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Physics Letters B 700 (2011) 111–115
  8. M. La Cognata, A. M. Mukhamedzhanov, C. Spitaleri, I. Indelicato, M. Aliotta, V. Burjan, S. Cherubini, A. Coc, M. Gulino, Z. Hons, G. G. Kiss, V. Kroha, L. Lamia, J. Mrazek, S. Palmerini, S. Piskor, R. G. Pizzone, S. M. R. Puglia, G. G. Rapisarda, S. Romano, M. L. Sergi, and A. Tumino                                                                                                                                                                                         THE FLUORINE DESTRUCTION IN STARS: FIRST EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF THE 19F(α0)16O REACTION AT ASTROPHYSICAL ENERGIES                                                                                        The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 739:L54 (6pp), 2011 October 1
  9. M. L. Sergi, C. Spitaleri, M. La Cognata, A. Coc, A. Mukhamedzhanov, S. V. Burjan, S. Cherubini, V. Crucillà, M. Gulino, F. Hammache, Z. Hons, B. Irgaziev, G. G. Kiss, V. Kroha, L. Lamia, R. G. Pizzone, S. M. R. Puglia, G. G. Rapisarda, S. Romano, N. de Séréville, E. Somorjai, S. Tudisco, and A. Tumino                                                                                                                                                          New high accuracy measurement of the 17O( p,α)14N reaction rate at astrophysical temperatures                                                                                                                                                        PHYSICAL REVIEW C 82, 032801(R) (2010)
  10. M. La Cognata, C. Spitaleri, A. Mukhamedzhanov, A. Banu, S. Cherubini, A. Coc, V. Crucillà, V. Goldberg, M. Gulino, B. Irgaziev, G. G. Kiss, L. Lamia, J. Mrazek, R. G. Pizzone, S. M. R. Puglia, G. G. Rapisarda, S. Romano, M. L. Sergi, G. Tabacaru, L. Trache, R. E. Tribble, W. Trzaska, and A. Tumino                                                                                                                                                                 A NOVEL APPROACH TO MEASURE THE CROSS SECTION OF THE 18O(p, α)15N RESONANT REACTION IN THE 0–200 keV ENERGY RANGE                                                                                The Astrophysical Journal, 708:796–811, 2010 January 1
Academic Year  


Insegnamenti tenuti presso altri dipartimenti nell'anno accademico 2019/2020

  • DIPARTIMENTO DI INGEGNERIA CIVILE E ARCHITETTURA (DICAR)
    Corso di laurea in Civil and Environmental Engineering - 1 Year
    FISICA I

Prof. Romano has carried out his scientific activity mainly in the field of low-energy experimental nuclear physics, from the study of quasi-molecular resonances, cluster structures of light nuclei, highly deformed nuclear configurations, to the study of nuclear reactions of astrophysical interest. The most recent experimental activities have allowed the measurement of the reaction rate for nuclear interactions of interest in various astrophysical frameworks: from the primordial nucleosynthesis, to the problem of abundances of light nuclei (Li, Be, B), to processes of interest in various phases of the stellar evolution (AGB, Novae, etc.). The scientific relevance of these results is widely recognized by the international community, as can be seen from the bibliographic production.

  •  Alpha and gamma spectrometry
  • Environmental Radioactivity monitoring
  • Indoor e outdoor Radon measurements