Dr. Andrea Malizia - L.O.C Director

Andrea Malizia from 2020 is a Assistant Professor in  Measures and Nuclear Instrumentations the Department of Biomedicine and Prevention, University of Rome Tor Vergata. He achieved his Bc.S. in 2003 and the Ms.S. in 2005 (cum laude) in Environmental Engineering both at the University of Rome Tor Vergata. Dr. Malizia defended his Ph.D. in Quantum Electronics and Plasma Physics in 2010 (Rank 4/4); he later achieved in 2010 the postgraduate title in Protection against CBRNe events (cum laude) at the University of Rome Tor Vergata. His research interests center on improving the understanding, design, and performance experimental set-up to analyze the mobilization of toxic dust in case of accident in the energy plants. Currently, he studies the mechanism of mobilization in case of accident like Loss Of Vacuum Accident (LOVA), Loss Of Coolant Accident (LOCA) by the mean of experimental and numerical characterization. In addition, Dr. Malizia has contributed to the development of LIDAR/DIAL systems for environmental control and military application. He cooperates with international entities (public, military, academics and private) involved in CBRNe (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and explosive) safety and security.  He works on the development of methods and techniques to improve nuclear, radiological, mechanical and electrical measurements for applications on energy, environment, safety and security. He was serving as Assistant Professor, from 2009 to 2019, in the bachelor degree courses of Applied and Medical Physics at the Faculty of MEdicine and Surgery, University of Rome Tor Vergata.  He has scientific collaborations with: JET (Joint European Torus) Research Centre in UK; IRSN (France); University of Bristol (UK); University of Madrid (Spain); Joint Research Centre, European Commission (Ispra, Varese), University of Yale, University of Pisa, German Space Agency, Abu Dhabi Police, Italian Ministry of Defence, Italian Ministry of INterior, Italian Prime Ministry Office, ENEA, INGV, ISS. He has been also visiting researcher in some of these centres. He is the Didactical Coordinator of the International Master Courses in Protection against CBRNe events since 2008, cooperating with the most important national and international entities involved in the CBRNe events.  He also serves as Tutor Assistant in the courses of Physics, Laser systems, Nuclear Fusion Energy and Measurements. Dr. Andrea Malizia is author of more than 130 scientific publications on international and national Scientific Journal and Conference Proceedings; of 2 National Patent; of 4 books. He received two National Awards for his research activities: “Premio Città e Sicurezza” (2007) and “Premio Sapio” (2011) and one International award for th Master CBRNe activities "OPCW-The Hague award" (2017).