Prof. Raffaele Guido Della Valle - Curriculum Vitae

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Name: Raffaele Guido Della Valle
Born: 1954
Citizenship: Italian
Marital Status: Married
Education: Degree in Physics (Laurea cum laude)
University of Florence, 23 October 1978
Institute of Physical Chemistry
Prof. S. Califano and Prof. M. Mancini
Employments: November 1978 - October 1979
Associate Research Assistant
University College, London
Chemistry Department
Prof. S.H. Walmsley

March - October 1982
Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Edinburgh
Physics Department
Prof. S. Pawley

April 1983 - February 1988
Research Fellow (Ricercatore Universitario)
University of Bologna
Institute of Chemical Physics
Prof. C. Zauli

March 1988 - October 1992
Associate Professor (Professore Associato)
University of Venice
Department of Physical Chemistry

1988 - 1990 (various periods)
Visiting Scholar
Stanford University, California
Chemistry Department
Prof. H.C. Andersen

November 1993 - Present time
Associate Professor (Professore Associato)
University of Bologna
Department of Physical and Inorganic Chemistry
Hobbies: Good books, Mountain trekking, Travel


Lattice dynamics: Harmonic lattice dynamics in molecular crystals. Theory of anharmonic phonon decay processes, phonon lineshapes, photon-phonon anharmonic scattering. Quasi-Harmonic lattice dynamics. Properties of molecular crystals as a function of pressure and temperature. Semiconducting organic crystals. Calculation of electron-phonon coupling. Crystal structure prediction.

Classical Mechanics Molecular Dynamics (MD): Equilibrium and non-equilibrium molecular dynamics in molecular crystals, liquid and amorphous materials. Glass transition. Structural and dynamical properties of glasses.

Quantum Mechanics Molecular Dynamics (DFT-MD): Ab-initio and Density Functional Theory (DFT) calculations for isolated molecules and condensed systems: structural, vibrational and electronic properties.

Molecular Spectroscopy: Theory of infrared and Raman spectroscopy of molecular crystals. Coherent non linear Raman and CARS resonance spectroscopy. Infrared, Raman and excimer flourescence spectroscopy in molecular crystals under pressure. Vibrational spectroscopy of anharmonic molecules. Spectroscopy of highly anharmonic X-H stretching overtones ("local modes"). Spectroscopy of molecular species with double-minimum potential wells.

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