Andrea Falqui got his degree in Physics with the highest marks and honors in July 1993 at the University of Cagliari, Italy, with a dissertation on SEM and EDS quantitative analysis.
He earned the PhD degree in Physics with the highest marks at the University of Cagliari, Italy, in February 2001, with a dissertation on Magnetic Properties of Nanocomposite Materials . He has been a Marie Curie PostDoc Fellow at CEMES/CNRS, Toulouse (France), carrying out the research project based on investigations of magnetic nanocomposites by conventional and High Resolution Transmission Microscopy and EELS Spectroscopy (2001-2002). He is Assistant Professorof Physical Chemistry, University of Cagliari, from July 2002 to present. In this capacity has taught Physical Chemistry, Solid State Physical Chemistry, Physics of Materials and Mathematics.
Andrea Falqui was Visiting Researcher and Professor at INSA (Institut National de Sciences Appliqués) in Toulouse, France, (2006-2007 and 2009), where taught General Physics and carried out research on nanomaterials by conventional and High Resolution Transmission and Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy, and concomitant EDX spectroscopic studies.
Andrea Falqui was founder and director of the Electron Microscopy Laboratory of the Italian Institute of Technology of Genoa (Italy), from April 2008 to April 2014.
From April 2014 he is Associate Professor of Bioscience and Materials Science at Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering Division of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal, Saudi Arabia. In this capacity he teaches advanced electron microscopy imaging and leads a research team constituted by researchers, PostDoc fellows and PhD students.
He is also expert of magnetic behaviour of nanomaterials, studied by SQUID magnetometry.
He is member of the editorial board of "Scientific Reports" and of "Journal of Nanomaterials".
Andrea Falqui is co-author of four book chapters and more than 150 papers published in international scientific journals. His current h-index is 44, with more than 5500 citations. (Source: Google Scholar, November 2017)