26 Febbraio 2020

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Marilena Giglio

Assistant Professor

Polytechnic University of Bari
Physics Department, Room 214
Via Amendola 173
70126 – Bari
email: marilena.giglio@poliba.it

Short Curriculum Vitae

Marilena Giglio received the M.S. degree (cum laude) in Applied Physics in 2014, and the PhD Degree in Physics in 2019 from the University of Bari. In 2012 she’s been visiting the Academic Medical Center of Amsterdam as a trainee. In 2015 she was a Research Assistant with the Department of Physics, Polytechnic University of Bari. She was a Research Associate in the Laser Science Group at Rice University from 2016 to 2017 (1 year) and, since 2019, she has been invited as visiting  researcher at the Institute of Laser Spectroscopy of the Shanxi University. After two years as a Post-Doc Research Assistant, she is currently a Fixed-term Researcher (type a) at the Physics Department of the Polytechnic University of Bari. Her research activity is focused on the development of gas sensors based on Quartz-Enhanced Photoacoustic Spectroscopy and on the optical coupling of hollow-core waveguides with interband- and quantum-cascade lasers. She has been ranked among Top 2% Scientists in the world by Stanford University, USA in the 2020 year list (https://data.mendeley.com/datasets/btchxktzyw/3).


Poliba Corsi Comuni – Fisica Generale modulo B – Classe I – A.A. 2019/2020, A.A. 2020/2021, A.A. 2021/2022

Poliba Corsi Comuni – Fisica Generale modulo A – Classe B – A.A. 2022/2023, 2023/2024

Editorial activity

Special Issue “Photoacoustic Spectroscopy and Sensors” of Sensors (Impact Factor 3.275)

Special Issue “Recent Advances in Gaseous Hydrocarbons Sensing” on Frontiers in Chemistry (Impact Factor 5.221)

Special Issue “Photonics for Advanced Spectroscopy and Sensing” of Sensors (Impact Factor 3.847)

Special Issue “Optical Sensing and Metrology of Atmospheric Species: Trace Gases and Aerosols” of Atmosphere (Impact Factor 2.9)


  • Best Presentation award at 70th Workshop: TeraHz physics, held in Erice, Italy, in July 2016 presenting the talk “Quartz-Enhanced Photoacoustic Spectroscopy Sensor Employing a Terahertz Quantum Cascade Laser Source”
  • Sensors 2021 Travel Award for Women
  • Best Poster award at International Association of Breath research – Breath Summit 2022, held in Pisa, Italy, in June 2022 presenting the poster “Quartz-enhanced photoacoustic detection of ammonia in exhaled breath”

Conference presentations



  • Chinese Patent n° 112834430B, 2022. Title “A device and method for gas detection based on acoustic pulse excitation of photoacoustic cell”. Inventors: H. Wu, L. Dong, T. Wei, W. Yinzho, V. Spagnolo, A. Sampaolo, P. Patimisco, M. Giglio.
  • Chinese Patent n° 202110696021.1, 2021. Title: “Radial cavity quartz-enhanced photoacoustic spectrometer  and its gas detection device “. Inventors: H. Zheng, H. Lyu, H. Lin, W. Zhu, J. Yu, Z. Li, P. Patimisco, A. Sampaolo, M. Giglio, V. Spagnolo

Book Chapters

  1. M. Giglio,  A. Zifarelli, P. Patimisco, A. Sampaolo, G. Menduni, A. Elefante,  R. Blanchard, C. Pfluegl, M. F. Witinski, D. Vakhshoori, F. K. Tittel, and Vincenzo Spagnolo, “Broadband gas QEPAS detection exploiting a monolitic DFB-QCL array”, Terahertz (THz), Mid Infrared (MIR) and Near Infrared (NIR) Technologies for Protection of Critical Infrastructures Against Explosives and CBRN,  NATO Science for Peace and Security Series B: Physics and Biophysics, Chapter 5, pages 61-70, Editors: Mauro Pereira and Apostolos Apostolakis, Springer Nature (2021), DOI:10.1007/978-94-024-2082-1, ISBN 978-94-024-2081-4.
  2. M. Giglio, A. Elefante, P. Patimisco, A. Sampaolo, V. Spagnolo, Quartz-Enhanced Photoacoustic Sensors for Environmental Monitoring. In: Narayan, R. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Sensors and Biosensors, vol. 4. Elsevier, pp. 789–799 (2023). https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-822548-6.00126-6. ISBN:9780128225486
  3. V. Spagnolo, P. Patimisco, A. Sampaolo, M. Giglio, “QCL-based gas sensing with photoacoustic spectroscopy”, Mid-Infrared and Terahertz Quantum Cascade Lasers, Editors: Dan Botez, Mikhail A. Belkin, Cambridge University Press (2023). ISBN:9781108427937

Publications on International Journals