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Dr Francesco Masia


Dr Francesco  Masia Position:Research Associate Email:MasiaF ( at )
Telephone:+44 (0)29 208 70611

Research Interests

My current activity is the development of a Multiplex CARS microscope for the study of stem cells development. My other research interest is the study of the transient optical properties of metallic and semiconductor nanoparticles.

Measures of Esteem


  • 2004: Young Scientist Award at EMRS Spring Meeting.
  • 2005: "Italo Federico Quercia" Prize at XCI National Conference of the Italian Physics Society.
  • 2008: Intra European Fellowship for Career Development, 2008-2010 FP7 Marie-Curie Actions Funding Scheme
  • 2011: European Reintegration Grant, 2011-2014 FP7 Marie-Curie Actions Funding Scheme


PXT001 (MSc Biophotonics) - Modern Light Microscopy Techniques


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I was born in Colleferro, Italy, in 1979. I received my diploma degree in Physics from the University of Rome "La Sapienza" in 2003, and my PhD in Physics in 2007. From November 2006 I am Research Associate at the Cardiff University.