Personal information

  • Date of birth: March, 17th 1974 in Senigallia (Italy)
  • Family: married; three children, born in 2005, 2007 and 2016
  • Academic degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Physics
  • Current position: Senior Scientist and coordinator of the beamline EIS-TIMEX (FERMI Free Electron Laser)
  • Address: Elettra - Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A. Strada Statale 14 - km 163,5 in AREA Science Park 34149 Basovizza, Trieste ITALY
  • Office phone: +39-0403758834;
  • Experimental hall phone (beamline EIS-TIMEX): +39-0403758917;
  • E-mail:


Since January 2011, EP has been working as a scientist at the FERMI free electron laser (Elettra-Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A. , Italy).

EP is responsible for designing, developing and operating the EIS-TIMEX endstation conceived to perform advanced pump-probe experiments in solid samples synchronizing FEL and fs-laser pulses. Furthermore, EP provides assistance to external users in preparing and carrying out experiments at EIS-TIMEX.

EP collaborates with the FERMI beam transport (Padres) and machine physics teams for the commissioning and developing activities of FERMI.

Recentrly EP guest edited the Applied Science special issue entitled "Latest Trends in Free Electron Lasers"

Main research interests include:

  • condensed matter under isochoric nonequilibrium conditions,
  • matter in fs-laser driven extreme conditions of temperature and pressure,
  • electronic processes in light-activated functional materials,
  • electronic structure in solid-density plasma,
  • ultrafast chemical reactions,
  • nonlinear interaction between extreme ultraviolet light and matter.

last update May 13, 2022, at 12:50 PM by Emiliano Principi