Gianluigi Casse is the Director (since January 2016) of the Center for Sensors & Devices (FBK-SD) at the Bruno Kessler Foundation (Fondazione Bruno Kessler – FBK). It is a research centre with about 100 scientists and engineers and over 30 PhD students and visiting researchers. The Centre mainly focuses on materials and interfaces, sensors, devices and microsystems, renewable energy and environment.
Gianluigi is a particle physicist who has previously worked at CERN and at the University of Liverpool where he holds a personal chair in physics. He is involved in the LHCb experiment and in the preparation for the upgrade of the ATLAS experiment to the high luminosity LHC. He has a long experience in the conception, design, deployment and operations of experiments for particle physics and is a leading scientist in the field, with crucial contributions to the state-of-the-art detector systems operating in the High Energy Physics (HEP) experiments like CDF at Fermilab (Batavia, IL, US) and ATLAS and LHCb at CERN (Geneva, CH).
He is active in several international panels for HEP and instrumentation, has been program chair for a number on international conferences on instrumentation and is, since 2010, the co-spokesperson of the CERN-RD50 experiments for the development of radiation tolerant detectors for future experiments, which counts 59 international institutes and 360 member scientists.
He has authored or co-authored over 500 publications in refereed international scientific journals.