Dr Giampaolo Pisano PhD in Astronomy

Dr Giampaolo Pisano

PhD in Astronomy

Reader
Director of Postgraduate Studies
Astronomy Instrumentation Group

School of Physics and Astronomy

Email:
giampaolo.pisano@astro.cf.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5314
Location:
N/0.45, Queen's Buildings - North Building, 5 The Parade, Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 3AA

- Director of Postgraduate Research Studies
- Member of the School Board, Research Committee, Teaching Committee, Equality & Diversity Committee, Postgraduate Staff/Student Panel
- Supervisor of a PDRA
- Supervisor of a Technician
Past role:
- Library representative for the School of Physics and Astronomy

- Laurea degree in Physics (1996) at 'La Sapienza' University of Rome
- PhD in Astronomy (2001) at 'La Sapienza' University of Rome
- PDRA position at Queen Mary College of London (2001)
- PDRA positions at Cardiff University (2001-2005)
- Lecturer at the University of Manchester (2006-2014)
- Senior Lecturer at Cardiff University (2014-)

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2000

  • De Petris, M.et al. 2000. MITO: a 2.6-m mm/sub-mm ground based telescope. Presented at: Astronomy and astrophysics at sub millimeter wavelengths, Rome, Italy, 20 Jan 2000 Presented at Vasini, C. et al. eds.Workshop Astronomy and Astrophysics at Sub Millimeter Wavelengths (Proceedings), Vol. 66. Atti di conferenze - Società italiana di fisica Bologna, Italy: Societa' Italiana di Fisica pp. 85-94.

1999

1998

1997

- Year 1&2 tutor
- Year 3&4 project supervisor
- Year 3 module organiser PX3245: "High Energy Astrophysics"
- Year 4 module organiser PX4230: "Physics and Reality"

- Previously: Year 3 module organiser: "Cosmology"

Research interests

I work in the field of mm and sub-mm experimental astrophysics. I develop new instrumentation mainly focused to the detection of the B-modes of the Cosmic Microwave Background radiation. I have developed waveguide components with very high RF performance such as phase shifters, orthomode transducers, polarizers and polarisation modulators. I have also developed novel quasi-optical components based on metamaterials such as mesh half-wave plates, mesh lenses and magnetic mirrors. Some of these components have been used and will be used in astronomical instruments in the field.