Massimiliano Galeazzi, a distinguished member and Vice President of the Miami Scientific Italian Community, has been appointed new Chair of the Department of Physics at the University of Miami.
Prof. Galeazzi received a “Laurea” in Physics in 1995 and a PhD in Physics in 1999 from the University of Genova, Italy. He was a PostDoctoral Associate and Research Scientist at the University of Wisconsin from 1999 to 2002 and a Visiting Scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in 2001-2002. He started as Assistant Professor at the University of Miami in 2002, became Associate Professor in 2008, and Professor and Associate Chair of Physics in 2013.
He is currently in charge of the experimental X-ray astrophysics laboratory t the University of Miami.
His field of expertise is X-ray astrophysics and detector development. During his career he has contributed to 7 NASA sounding rocket missions, the last four as Principal Investigator and has been on the science working group of three NASA and ESA satellites. He has also been the PI of several NASA and NSF projects for the study of the Diffuse X-ray background and neutrino physics.
He has been the recipient of the 2016, NASA’s Robert H. Goddard (RHG) Exceptional Achievement for Science Award, the 2016 NASA’s Group Achievement Award, the 2008 NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center’s “Center Director’s Team Recognition Award”, and he is currently a Cooper Fellow at the University of Miami.
His work has resulted in more than 100 scientific publications, including 4 papers on Nature and has been highlighted by Science@NASA, CNN, Yahoo News, Sky and Telescopes, and hundreds of news outlets around the world.