Stefano Boccaletti

Director of Research

CNR‘s Institute for Complex Systems

Stefano Boccaletti received the PhD in Physics at the University of Florence on 1995, and a PhD honoris causa at the University Rey Juan Carlos of Madrid on 2015.

He was Scientific Attache’ of the Italian Embassy in Israel during the years 2007-2011 and 2014-2018. He is currently Director of Research at the Institute of Complex Systems of the Italian CNR, in Florence.

His major scientific interests are i) pattern formation and competition in extended media, ii) control and synchronization of chaos, and iii) the structure and dynamics of complex networks.

He is Editor in Chief of the Journal “Chaos, Solitons and Fractals” (Elsevier) from 2013, and member of the Academia Europaea since 2016. He was elected member of the Florence City Council from 1995 to 1999.

Boccaletti has published 352 papers in peer-reviewed international Journals, which received more than 34,000 citations (Google Sholar). His h factor is 69 and his i-10 index is 224. With more than 12,000 citations, the monograph ¨Complex Networks: Structure and Dynamics¨, published by Boccaletti in Physics Reports on 2006 converted into the most quoted paper ever appeared in the Annals of that Journal.