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Vincenzo Castaldo

  • PhD Student
  • Department of Imaging Science and Technology, Faculty of Applied Physics, TU Delft
  • 2PublicationsNumber of items in Vincenzo's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 4Followers

Recent publications

  • On the influence of the sputtering in determining the resolution of a scanning ion microscope

    • Castaldo V
    • Hagen C
    • Kruit P
    • et al.
  • Sputtering limits versus signal-to-noise limits in the observation of Sn balls in a Ga+ microscope

    • Castaldo V
    • Hagen C
    • Rieger B
    • et al.

Professional experience

PhD Student

Department of Imaging Science and Technology, Faculty of Applied Physics, TU Delft

November 2006 - Present

Jonior Project Engineer

Kuwait Petroleum Italia

June 2005 - October 2006(a year)


Master Degree

Università degli studi di Napoli

September 1999 - February 2005(5 years)


Vincenzo Castaldo was born on April 24 1979 in Naples, Italy. After getting the diploma of High School for Classical Studies in 1998, he enrolled in the faculty of Material Engineering in the Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Naples, Italy, where he received his MSc degree in February 2005, "magna cum laude''. During the work for his master thesis, which was entitled: ``Experimental study of thermal fluctuations in Josephson devices employing NbN and superconducting oxides'', he worked on the fabrication and carachterisation low-Tc and high-Tc Josephson Junctions. Just after graduating (ok, maybe after a couple of months of deserved holiday), he was employed by the Kuwait Petroleum Italia oil company as Capital Project Engineer, with the main task of coordinating the projects directed to rearrangement, innovation and optimization of the Q8 deposit in Naples (one of the largest in Europe). The projects were managed in all the steps, from budget assignment to realization. The urge for something more, something else, and somewhere else had just been put on hold. In May 2006 he applied for a PhD position at the Charged Particle Optics Group at the Faculty of Applied Physics in TU Delft. The move was audacious: he had never seen a microscope before, and he asked to be part of a group of microscope designers. Sometimes (not most of times) audacity is rewarded, and in September he was offered the job, to start his contratct on 1st November 2006, under the supervision of prof. Pieter Kruit. The project had the broad title of: "Ion/Matter Interaction'', and was initially founded by the research group itself ("a bet'', to quote prof. Kruit). After one year, the project found the sponsorisation of the FOM (Stichting voor Fundamenteel Onderzoek der Materie).

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