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Mattia Donato

Molecular Microscopy and Spectroscopy
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Mattia Donato studied at the Department of Physics, University of Genoa (Italy) and he obtained the physics bachelor degree (2010) with a thesis about the tests and the characterization of a prototype of compact gamma-camera for Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT).

He studied as exchange student at the Uppsala University (Sweden) and there he did an internship at the Fusion Diagnostics Group of Applied Nuclear Physics, Department Of Physics And Astronomy, where he prepared his thesis. In the 2013, at University of Genoa, he obtained the master degree with a thesis about the characterization of a neutron detector designed for the nuclear fusion experiment Mega Ampere Spherical Tokamak (MAST).

He worked four years at the Detector Development Group of the institute European XFEL (Hamburg, Germany) as doctoral candidate. In the 2018, he obtained the doctoral degree in Physics from Hamburg University with a thesis about the commissioning and the characterization of a 4.5 MHz single photon soft X-ray camera (DSSC ladder) designed for European XFEL

After about a couple of years of work experiences in the Genoa industries, in April 2020 he was employed as technician at the Italian Institute of Technology in Genoa, Italy, in the Molecular Microscopy and Spectroscopy research line of Dr. Giuseppe Vicidomini. 


Title: Ph.D. in Physics
Institute: Universität Hamburg
Location: Hamburg
Country: Germany
From: 2013 To: 2018

All Publications
Rossetta A., Slenders E., Donato M., Perego E., Diotalevi F., Lanzanò L., Koho S., Tortarolo G., Crepaldi M., Vicidomini G.
The BrightEyes-TTM: an Open-Source Time-Tagging Module for Single-Photon Microscopy
Article Journal
Porro M., Andricek L., Aschauer S., Castoldi A., Donato M., Engelke J., Erdinger F., Fiorini C., Fischer P., Graafsma H., Grande A., Guazzoni C., Hansen K., Hauf S., Kalavakuru P., Klaer H., Tangl M., Kugel A., Kuster M., Lechner P., Lomidze D., Maffessanti S., Manghisoni M., Nidhi S., Okrent F., Re V., Reckleben C., Riceputi E., Richter R., Samartsev A., Schlee S., Soldat J., Strüder L., Szymanski J., Turcato M., Weidenspointner G., Wunderer C.
The MiniSDD-Based 1-Mpixel Camera of the DSSC Project for the European XFEL
IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, vol. 68, (no. 6), pp. 1334-1350
Donato M.
Commissioning and Characterization of the First DSSC Ladder X-Ray Camera Prototype for the European XFEL
PhD Thesis, Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Natural Sciences, University of Hamburg
PhD Thesis Book
Weidenspointner G., Donato M., Turcato M., Kirchgessner M., Buck J., Castoldi A., Erdinger F., Fiorini C., Fischer P., Grande A., Guazzoni C., Hansen K., Kalavakuru P., Kuster M., Maffessanti S., Manghisoni M., Porro M., Reckleben C., Schlee S., Soldat J., Viefhaus J.
DSSC Prototype Ladder Operation and Performance Study at PETRA III / P04
2017 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2017 - Conference Proceedings
Conference Paper Conference
Donato M., Hansen K., Kalavakuru P., Kirchgessner M., Kuster M., Porro M., Reckleben C., Turcato M.
First functionality tests of a 64 × 64 pixel DSSC sensor module connected to the complete ladder readout
Journal of Instrumentation, vol. 12, (no. 3)