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Giada Franceschi

Contact Information

  • Institute of Applied Physics, TU Wien
    Wiedner Hauptstrasse 8-10/134, 1040 Wien, Austria
  • Phone: +436702019901

Professional Experience and Education

  • 2021- Postdoctoral Research Associate at TU Wien, Austria (Advisor: Ulrike Diebold)
  • 2020-2021 Postdoctoral Research Associate at FU Berlin, Germany (Advisor: Katharina J. Franke)
  • 2016-2020 Ph.D. in Physics, TU Wien, Austria (Advisor: Ulrike Diebold)

Awards and Honors

Atomic resolution on UHV-cleaved mica

  • 2023 Peter Varga Poster Prize at the 35th Symposium on Surface Science (3S*23, Courmayeour, Italy)
  • 2021 Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers
  • 2020 Poster Prize at the 12th International Workshop on Oxide Surfaces (IWOX-XII, Lake Placid, NY, US)

Research Interests and areas of expertise

  • Surface science of metal oxides (In2O3, Fe2O3, SrTiO3, La1−xSrxMnO3) and aluminosilicates (micas, feldspars)
  • Atomically controlled growth of metal oxide thin films
  • Scanning probe microscopy (AFM/STM)
  • Mineral surfaces
  • Ice nucleation

Research Team

WatFun Team Our team explores the interaction of water with insulating surfaces, including natural aluminosilicate minerals such as micas and feldspars. The experiments span from adsorption studies in ultrahigh vacuum to reactions in aqueous solutions and high-pressure gases. We strive to gain atomistic insights into the fundamental processes underlying the mineral-water interaction, such as ion hydration and dissolution, and ice nucleation. Our tools of choice are nc-AFM and XPS.

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