Rosario Lo Franco (RLF) has a degree in physics with honors (2005) from the University of Palermo, where he was then awarded a PhD grant and obtained his PhD in Theoretical Physics (18 March 2009) with the thesis Quantum field state engineering and entanglement: from foundations of quantum mechanics to applications. During the PhD he was visiting fellow at the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh (UK). He was then awarded post-doc scholarships of CNISM (2009, national competition) and of CSFNSM (2011, University of Catania), a research grant (2012, University of Palermo), a post-doc scholarship (2013, University of Palermo) and a post-doc grant (2014, University of San Paolo, Brazil; University of Nottingham, UK). He is currently researcher and physics professor of Physics for engineers at the University of Palermo.
His research, aiming at both foundations of quantum mechanics and applications, has been initially dedicated to quantum state engineering in cavity quantum electrodynamics. He has been then studying dynamics and characterization of correlations in composite quantum systems for quantum information processing, giving pioneering contributions in the case of non-Markovian evolution. RLF and coworkers have been significantly contributing to put the attention of the scientific community on the topic regarding the interaction of classical environments with quantum systems. The control of quantum devices by classical systems is an open problem and deserves investigations due to its fundamental implications and applications towards the realization of a practical quantum computer. A further research line concerns the description of identical particles and the characterization of their quantum correlations, which is a main open problem in composite quantum systems.
For details see: curriculum vitae, personal webpage at https://rosariolofranco.weebly.com/, Google Scholar profile at http://scholar.google.it/citations?hl=it&user=TH-efbAAAAAJ.