Ruocco is full professor of Condensed Matter Physics at Sapienza University of Rome
His expertise is in the development of new instrumentations for the
spectroscopic investigation of disordered solids, glasses and liquids.
recently his interest moved towards the development on new imaging techniques
for studying biosystems. In 2004, he
founded and directed (until 2008) the Research Center "SOFT" of the
From Nov 2007 to Gen 2013 he has been the director of the Physics
Department at Sapienza. From 2010 to 2014 he has been vice-rector for the
politics of the research at “Sapienza” University of Rome. Since 2011 he is the
director of the “Center for Life NanoScience (CLNS)”, a laboratory of the
Italian Institute of Technolgy (IIT) where he is also the PI of the research
line “Nanotechnology for Neuroscience".
His research line hosts about 30 PostDoc
and 20 PhD from different disciplines (Biologists, Chemists, Engineers, Medical
doctors, Physicists). In 2019 he has been awarded by a ERC Synergy grant for
the study of protein aggregation in neurodegenerative disease.