Prof. Dr Angelo Di Bernardo (Curriculum Vitae) 

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Professional Career

  • Associate Professor (W2 Universitätsprofessor), University of Konstanz [August 2020 - present]
  • Sofja Kovalevskja Research Group Leader, University of Konstanz [October 2019 - present]
  • Junior Research Fellow of St John's College, University of Cambridge [October 2016 - October 2019]

Awards & Prizes

  • Nicholas Kurti Science Prize for Europe 2022 (Oxford Instrument sponsorship)
  • Sofja Kolevskaja Award, Humboldt Foundation [October 2019 - October 2024]
  • Junior Research Fellowship, St John's College [October 2016 - October 2019]
  • Brian Pippard Prize, Institute of Physics [January 2018]
  • ESAS Prize for Young Researchers, European Society for Applied Superconductivity [September 2017]
  • International IEEE Graduate Study Fellowship Award, IEEE Council on Superconductivity [July 2015]
  • George and Lillian Schiff Foundation Studentship, University of Cambridge [September 2012 - September 2016]
  • Fulbright Self-Placed Scholarship, The U.S.-Italy Fulbright Commission [August 2011 - July 2012]
  • Guglielmo D'Ambrosio Award, University of Naples Federico II [December 2009]

Research grants (as PI)


  • ­­EU FET-Open grant "Gate Tuneable Superconducting Quantum Electronics (SuperGate)" (3 years).
  • Zukunftskolleg Research Fellowship for project "Superconducting spintronics" (3 years). 


  • ­­DFG grant within SPP2244 priority programme on "2D Materials - Physics of van der Waals heterostructures" (3 years), Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
  • Young Scholar Fund for project "Molecule-superconductor hybrid devices for quantum electrons" (2 years), University of Konstanz 


  • Sofja Kovalevskaja research grant (5 years), Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. 


  • Superconductivity: fundamentals and applications (regular course for Master's degree students), University of Konstanz, Winter Semesters 2020-2021, 2021-2022 and 2022-2023.
  • Nanocharacterization and nanofabrication techniques (regular course for Master's degree students), University of Konstanz, Summer Semester 2020-2021.
  • Seminar course "Advances in Nanomaterials", University of Konstanz, Summer Semester 2021-2022.
  • Nanomagnetism (course for M. Phil. and NanoDTC Ph.D. students), University of Cambridge in academic years 2017-2018 and 2018-2019.
  • Mathematical Methods for Materials Science (course for third-year undergraduates), University of Cambridge in academic year 2018-2019.
  • Materials Aspects of Microdevices (course for second-year undergraduates), University of Cambridge in academic year 2018-2019.

Reviewing and Editorial Activities

- Associate Editor for the Journal of Low Temperature Physics

- Reviewer for DFG grants, Alexander von Humboldt and EU (ERC-Advanced) grants

- Reviewer for international scientific journals: Nature, Nat. Commun., npj Quantum Mater., Sci. Rep., Phys. Rev. X, Phys. Rev. Lett., Phys. Rev. Res., Nano Lett., ACS Nano, ACS Appl. Electron. Mater., EPL, APL, APL Mater., Phys. Status Solidi B, Beilstein J. Nanotechnol., Thin Solid Films.

General Contributions

Conference organiser

  • "Symmetry and non-linearity in low-dimensional systems", (online), 31st August-1st September, 2020.
  • Superconducting spintronics and Majorana physics symposium, University of Cambridge, 15th-16th March 2018.

College appointments

  • Deputy Dean of Discipline in St John's College, Cambridge [October 2017 - October 2019]

Outreach activities

  • Participated in several scientific events for the general public (see full CV for details) including the Cambridge Science Festival, where he gave a talk every year from 2015 until 2019.


  • NanoDTC Ph.D., University of Cambridge [September 2012 – October 2016]
  • Professional Science Master's Degree in Nanoscience, Arizona State University ​​​​​[September 2012 – October 2016]
  • Master's Degree in Biomedical Engineering, University of Naples Federico II ​ ​​[December 2008 – February 2011]
  • Bachelor's Degree in Biomedical Engineering, University of Naples Federico II ​ ​​[December 2005 – December 2008]