Marialuisa  Aliotta Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Marialuisa Aliotta

University of Edinburgh

I study nuclear reactions that make stars shine and convert primordial hydrogen and helium into new elements such as carbon, oxygen and iron, so crucial to the existence of life. I am also a keen mentor to young researchers and early-career academics as I rejoice in seeing them thrive in their careers. To find out more about the support I provide, visit: and

Subjects: Physics


I completed my PhD at the University of Catania, Italy. I was then awarded a two-year Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship in Germany, before finally moving to a permanent lectureship in 2001 at the University of Edinburgh, where I became a full Professor in Experimental Nuclear Astrophysics in 2016.
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    Degree in Physics, University of Catania, Italy, 1993
    PhD in Physics, University of Catania, Italy, 1999

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Experimental Nuclear Astrophysics:
    nuclear reactions with stable and unstable nuclear beams; detection systems; stellar evolution and nucleosynthesis

Personal Interests

    Tango, cooking, reading, mentoring



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