by Panos Charitos. Published: 03 December 2014

Eugenio Nappi was elected vice-president of the National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN) by the Board of Directors, after serving as a member of the Executive Board since 2012. As of November 1st, Nappi will replace Antonio Zoccoli and join the other vice-president, Antonio Masiero.

Eugenio Nappi is Director of Research at INFN and was the Director of the INFN Unit of Bari from 2006 to 2012. His scientific research includes the publication of over 200 papers in international journals and many conference invitations in the field of experimental high energy and nuclear physics. He has participated in the NA24 and NA35 experiments at CERN, and later contributed significantly to the development of the second-generation detectors of the HERMES experiment at DESY and STAR at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) in the United States. In 1998 he became member of the Management Board of the ALICE experiment, while from 1998 to 2000 he occupied the position of deputy spokesperson and coordinated the international teams involved in the editing of the Technical Design Reports of the ALICE sub-systems. From 2004 to 2010 he was responsible for the participation of Italy in the experiment. He has been a member of the ICFA panel on Instrumentation since 2011. Nappi has also developed innovative photodetection techniques for improving the performance of Cherenkov radiation counters in annular images.

Eugenio Nappi is also aware of the importance of educating young people in physics and innovative technologies but also in science communication. During his career he has developed the postgraduate education in detector physics and also a number of successful industrial collaborations with hi-tech commercial partners.