Prof. Anna Maria Coclite
Dr. Anna Maria Coclite is Associate Professor in the Institute of Solid State Physics of the Graz University of Technology, from January 2018, after being assistant professor at the same institution from 2013. From 2010 to 2013, she has been postdoctoral associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Prof. Karen K. Gleason’s group, Department of Chemical Engineering. She received her B.S. and M.S. degrees in Chemistry with the highest honors from the University of Bari, Italy in 2004 and 2006, respectively, and her Ph.D. degree in Chemical Science from the same institution in 2010.
Since from her PhD, she performed intense research activity in the frame of material science and of Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) with a great variety of different and original approaches. Her current research interests include thin films technologies, nanomaterials, and surface chemistry. At the TUGraz she has set up several depositions chambers, for plasma enhanced CVD, initiated CVD atomic and molecular layer deposition. She is currently supervisor of five Master students, five PhD students and a postdoc. Three research projects have been granted to her, from the EU and from the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). In particular, she won an ERC starting grant in 2016 of 1.5 million euro to fund her research. She is the first woman winning an ERC starting grant in the TU Graz and the first one receiving it in Physics.
She has authored more than 50 publications, including two book chapters (Wiley and Springer) and several review papers. She has served as invited speaker and moderator in international conferences and as guest editor for the journals Thin Solid Films and Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Letters. In 2015, she was awarded in a worldwide competition among young scientists to participate to the 65th Lindau Nobel Laureate meeting.