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Scholarly Interest Report
Alberto Pimpinelli
Faculty Fellow
Faculty Fellow in Materials Science and Nanoengineering
  • M.S. Physics (1986) University of Milan, Italy
  • Ph.D. Physics (1990) University of Parma, Italy
Primary Department
   Department of Materials Science and NanoEngineering
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Selected Publications
 Refereed articles

A Pimpinelli, L Tumbek and A Winkler, "Scaling and Exponent Equalities in Island Nucleation: Novel Results and Application to Organic Films", APS March Meeting Abstracts 1, L8005 (2015).


TL Einstein, A Pimpinelli, DL González and JR Morales-Cifuentes, "Progress in characterizing submonolayer island growth: Capture-zone distributions, growth exponents, & hot precursors", Journal of Physics: Conference Series 640 (1), 012024 (2015). 


TL Einstein, J Morales-Cifuentes and A Pimpinelli, "Characterizing Submonolayer Growth of 6P on Mica: Capture Zone Distributions vs. Growth Exponents and the Role of Hot Precursors", APS March Meeting Abstracts 1, L8003 (2015).

A Pimpinelli, L Tumbek and A Winkler, "Scaling and Exponent Equalities in Islands Nucleation: Novel
Results and Applications to Organic Films", J. Phys, Chem. Lett. 5, 995-998 (2014).
NJ Hogan, AS Urban, C Ayala-Orozco, A Pimpinelli, P Nordlander and NJ Halas, "Nanoparticles Heat through Light Localization", Nano Lett. 14, 4640-4645 (2014).
TL Einstein and A Pimpinelli, "Dynamical Scaling Implications of Ferrari, Prahofer, and Spohn?s Remarkable Spatial Scaling Results for Facet-Edge Fluctuations", J. Stat. Phys.155, 1178-1190 (2014).
TL Einstein, A Pimpinelli and DL Gonzalez, "Analyzing Capture Zone Distributions (CZD) in Growth:
Theory and Applications", J. Crys. Growth,401, pp. 67-71 (2014).
TL Einstein, A Pimpinelli and DL Gonzalez, "DFurther Developments in Characterizing Capture Zone
Distributions (CZD) in Island Growth," Bulletin of the American Physical Society 59 (2014).
Supervised Theses & Dissertations
 Sara Nizzero, PhD NA. (2022) (Thesis Director)

 Scorrano Giovanni , NA. (2023) (Thesis Director)

Positions Held
 Executive Director of the Smalley-Curl Institute, Rice University. (2015 - 2015)

 Executive Director, Rice Quantum Institute, Rice University. (2012 - 2015)

 Faculty Fellow, Materials Science & NanoEngineering, Rice University. (2014 - 2015)