Shibaura Institute of Technology, Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan.
Paolo Mele is currently a Professor at SIT Research laboratories, Shibaura Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan. He obtained a Master degree in Chemistry and PhD in Chemical Sciences at Genova University (Italy). In 2003 he moved to ISTEC-SRL in Tokyo to study melt-textured ceramic superconductors. Then he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Kyoto University (JSPS fellowship) from 2004 to 2007, at Kyushu Institute of Technology (JST fellowship) from 2007 to 2011, at Hiroshima University (as a lecturer) from 2011 to 2014 and at Muroran Institute of Technology (as an associate professor) from 2015 to 2018, before reaching his current position. His research interests include materials for energy and sustainable development (superconductors and thermoelectrics); fabrication and characterization of thin films of oxides, ceramics and metals; study of the effect of nanostructuration on the physical properties; thermal transport; and vortex matter. He is the author of more than 110 papers in international scientific journals and four book chapters. He has two patents and has contributed to hundreds of communications at international conferences. He edited six books on oxides, carbon materials, superconductors and thermoelectrics.