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Cristian Massimi

Senior assistant professor (fixed-term)

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Academic discipline: FIS/01 Experimental Physics

Curriculum vitae

Cristian Massimi is working at the university of Bologna since 2009. He carries out his researches in experimental nuclear physics. Since 2004 he is associated to the research activities of the Italian Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN) and he performs experiments at the CERN (Switzerland) and EC-JRC-Geel (Belgium) international laboratories. He is interested in neutron physics and nuclear data for science (nuclear astrophysics) and technology.


Degree in Physics (Master of Science) in 2005 at the Department of Physics of the University of Bologna. Where he attained the PhD in Physics in 2009. He spent part of his PhD as a trainee at the EC-JRC-Geel laboratory.


He received an INFN scholarship in 2005. After the PhD he was post-doc research fellow at the university of Bologna for 4 years. In the period 2014-207 he had a 3-year contract as fixed-term (junior) researcher at the University of Bologna. One-year contract as post-doc in 2018 and since December 2018 he is senior researcher in this university.

Teaching activity

11 teaching assistant activities at UNIBO, departments of Engineering and Physics, topics: Mechanics, Thermodynamics and Electromagnetism.

In 2018, lecturer at the department of Physics and Astronomy, topic Nuclear reactions.

In the period 2014-2017 he was assistant for the Laboratory of electromagnetism and optics at the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

Supervisor and Co-supervisor of several bachelor and master theses as well as PhD theses.

Research activity

The research activities of Dr. Cristian Massimi are closely related to the researches carried out within the INFN project n_TOF (a CERN experiment with about 130 researchers from 30 international research institutes). He was coordinator of the italian group participating on this project. He is spokesperson of 5 CERN experiments carried out at the neutron time-of-flight facility n_TOF at CERN, and PI of 2 experiments at EC-JRC-Geel. 

Scientific visitor at EC-JRC-IRMM in the period August - December 2008.

Referee of the international journal The European Physical Journal A, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research BNuclear Physics A, Radiation Physics and Chemistry, Annuals of Nuclear Energy.

He attended several international conferences with invited talks and regular contributions.

192 publications, 1600 citations, H-index = 23 (December 2018).


2016 - Distinguished Referee EPJ

2010 - Prize "Ettore Pancini" of the Italian Physical Society: grant to a young researcher who has made a significant achievement in its experimental research in Nuclear or Subnuclear physics.

2009 - Special mention for the PhD Thesis to the “Giampietro Puppi” Award for young researchers, Second Edition. Prize sponsored by “Fondazione Marino Golinelli”.

2008 - Mention for the Best Communication 2009 to XCV National Congress of the Italian Physical Society.

Other activities

Creator of the newsletter of Nuclear Astrophysics GIANTS.

Organizer and Co-organizer of national (GIANTS-IX) and international (EuNPC18) conferences, advanced schools (Neutron Resonance Analysis School) and collaboration meetings.