Universitá degli Studi di Napoli (UNINA)

Team Profile


Dr Ofelia Pisanti

Dr Ofelia Pisanti is Tenured Assistant Professor of Physics at UNINA and Associate Researcher in INFN.  She is PI of the regional funded project "Astroparticle Physics as a probe of the universe and the fundamental interactions", local coordinator of INFN-MICINN collaboration between Italy and Spain, member of the Scientific Council of Ulisse (website of scientific communication), member of the Honour Committee of the electronic journal JIIA - Journal of Intercultural and Interdisciplinary Archaeology, cofounder of the Association Women in Science of Naples

Her research activity was carried out in the field of particle phenomenology and astroparticle physics.  In this field, she has studied and developed a new code for primordial nucleosynthesis which was recently made publicly available to the scientific community, and is the author of a new version of the Monte Carlo CORSIKA, used in the cosmic ray community for the simulation of particle showers in the atmosphere.

Dr Emilio Balzano

Dr Emilio Balzano is Aggregate Professor in Physics at UNINA.  From 1992 to 2007 he has been Responsible of the Educational Department of Citta Della Scienza Science Centre in Naples.  Since 1983 he has done research in science education with a special interest in the improvement of science teaching/learning through permanent training. 

As member of the research group in Didactics and Communication of science at UNINA he has been involved in a number of European and national projects on science education and science and society.  He has been and is member of the Steering and Scientific committees of many of those projects (ISS, SeT and ESS national plans, PENCIL and CiS EU-projects). 

At present he is the Coordinator of the FP7-TRACES (Transformative Research Activities.  Cultural Diversities and  Education in Science)  Project (http://www.traces-project.eu).

Prof Maria Carmela Agodi.

Prof Maria Carmela Agodi  is Professor of Sociology at the University of Naples Federico II.  She is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the Italian Sociological Association and of the European Sociological Association and of the European Sociological Association, being re-elected for a second term in both of them.  She is Chair of the Research Network on Women's and Gender Studies (ESA RN33) and co-editor of Routledge book series "ESA Studies in European Societies".  She has been an International Consulting Editor of the American Journal of Sociology and she is actually in the scientific board of "TECNOSCIENZA Italian Journal of Science & Technology Studies".  Her research interests are focused on Sociology of Science, Methodology and Gender Studies.

Dr Ilenia Picardi

Dr Ilenia Picardi is an associated researcher at the University of Naples Federico II.  Her research is focused on Science and Technology Studies and she is currently also working in Gender Studies in the field of science.  She is the project manager of the GENOVATE project at UNINA and is also cofounder of the Association Women in Science of Naples (Coordinamento Napoletano Donne nella Scienza).

Dr Antonella Liccardo

Dr Antonella Liccardo is a Tenured Assistant Professor of Physics at UNINA and Associate Researcher in INFN.  She has worked in the field of String Theory participating to the Research-Training Network (RTN) European projects MRTN-CT-2004-005104, HPRN-CT-2000-00131, EBBFMRXCT960045. 

She actually works on epidemiology and population dynamics in marine eco-systems.  She is cofounder of the Association Women in Science of Naples and author of the following publications on women and science. "A study case: a survey on the presence of women in the Scientific Faculties of the University of Naples "Federico II". - "The presence of women in the Scientific Faculties: a statistical analysis path from Europe to Italy, from North to South"

Prof Guglielmo Tamburrini

Prof Guglielmo Tamburrini (PhD Columbia University, New York, 1988) is Full Professor of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy at Universitá of Napoli Federico II.  His teaching activities include ICT and robot ethics, philosophy of science and philosophy of technology course.  He is currently President of the Computer Services Centre of UNINA and member of the Board of Directors of CINECA (Consortium of Italian Universities for Computer Services and High Performance Computing Systems).

He acted as coordinator of the FP6 SaS CA ETHICBOTS (2005-2008) and he serves as an expert on technology ethics on the advisory board of the VII FP project CONTRAST concerning medical rehabilitation uses of Brain-Computer Interfaces.  Recent journal publications include several articles on the ethics of robotics and ICT systems.  Recent invited talks at various academic institutions in Austria, Belgium,  Germany, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, UK, USA.

Dr Giorgia Borrelli

Dr Giorgia Borrelli participates in the Beldi project of the Department of Human Studies of the University of Naples Federico II.  Her research interests are in the field of work-family balance and best practices at work.  She collaborates with the community psychology chair and participated in wellness and livability projects in the Porta Capuana Ara.  She is cofounder of the psi.com association for the community development in a community.

Dr Francesca Dall'Acqua

Dr Francesca Dall'Acqua is currently a PhD candidate in the Gender, Feminist and Women’s Studies Graduate Program (GFWS), at York University, Toronto, Canada.  She holds an MA in Natural Resources Management and Peace from the United Nations-mandated University for Peace, Ciudad Colón, Costa Rica (2009); and an MA in Women's Studies from York University, Toronto, Canada (2005).

She has been a visiting researcher at the El Programa Interdisciplinario de Estudios de la Mujer (PIEM), at El Colegio de México (COLMEX), Mexico City, Mexico (2005 and 2007-08), and she has done her fieldwork in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec region (Oaxaca, Mexico), based in the village of Lachivizá, Guienagati, where the headquarters facilities of the Fair-Trade certified Farmers’ Cooperative Unión de Comunidades Indígenas de la Región del Istmo (UCIRI) are located (2008).

Her research interests include feminist political economy, socialist feminism, ecofeminism, women and fair trade economies, and, to a smaller extent, feminist epistemology, and feminism and psychoanalysis.