Prof. Peppino SAPIA
 

 

Researcher in Physics Education and History of Physics

 

SSD: FIS/08

DiBEST
Ponte Pietro Bucci
Cubo 33C – floor 6

PHONE: +39 0984/496167
LABORATORY: +39 0984/496178
EMAIL: peppino.sapia@unical.it

 

   RESEARCH INTERESTS

 

Physics Education and science communication, in particular:

-          - Development and validation of innovative experiments (aimed at tackling conceptual nodes, in particular of electromagnetism) realized by employing low cost and easy to find equipment, though technologically advanced.

-          - Development and assessment of interdisciplinary learning paths (targeted to the last years of secondary schools and to the first year of university courses) aimed at semi-quantitatively introducing some cutting-edge topics of the physics of materials having considerable applicative relevance, such as: interaction between fluids and nano-structured surfaces; non-Newtonian fluids; surface diagnostics applied to cultural heritage maintenance.

-          - Development of multimedia tools aimed at both: the teaching/learning of physics at secondary school level and the communication/dissemination of physics topics of broader interest, as well as for teachers training.

-          - Critical analysis (in a pedagogical or historical perspective) of some fundamental themes of mechanics, electromagnetism, thermodynamics and modern physics.

 

Applied Physics for cultural heritage:

-          - Development of protective coatings for outdoor assets.

-         - Multispectral imaging of paintings.

 

 

   LABORATORIES

 

-          Laboratory of Applied Physics for Cultural Heritage, Nanotechnologies and Science Communication

 

 

   PUBBLICATIONS

 

-          - Google Scholar: https://tinyurl.com/y8ovg7j2

-          - ORCiD: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3794-3232

 

 

   TEACHING COURSES

 

 - Physics for Biologists - First Degree Courses in “Technology in Biological Sciences” and “Biology”.

 - Dating methods in Archeometry - Master Degree Courses in “Science and technology for the conservation and restoration of cultural heritage”.

 - Physics Fundamentals and Teaching - Master Degree Courses in “Primary Teachers Education”.