Roberto G. M. Caciuffo is leading the Advanced Nuclear Knowledge Unit of the JRC Nuclear Safety & Security Directorate.
He received an M.Sc. degree in Nuclear Engineering in 1980 from the Polytechnic of Turin (Italy). Later that year he joined the Euratom group at the Institute Laue-Langevin in Grenoble where he was awarded a Marie Curie Fellowship of the European Commission. In 1983 he discussed his thesis on Solid State Physics at the University of Parma and became a temporary contract professor at the University of Ancona. In 1988 he was promoted associate professor and in 1989 he joined the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (UK) as Italy's representative at the ISIS neutron source.
In 2001 he became a full professor of experimental physics at the Marche University, before joining the JRC in 2005. Caciuffo's scientific career has been focussed on the study of magnetic correlations in f-electron systems and of quantum phenomena in molecular nanomagnets. He has worked at neutron scattering centres around the world and he is a frequent user of the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility in Grenoble. He is a member of advisory boards of several international institutions. He authored more than 280 research publications in peer-reviewed Journals, and two books on General Physics.