Giorgio M. Caranti

Giorgio Mario Caranti was born in Monfalcone, Italy in 1946. He received his Licentiate degree in Physics, from the National University of Cordoba, Argentina in 1970 and the Ph.D. in physics from the University of Manchester, England, 1982. He begun his carrier as a research assistant at the Facultad de Matematica Astronomía y F´ısica (FaMAF), Cordoba in 1971 with a break from 1978 to 1982. Later he was an Adjunct Professor up to 1989 and a Full Professor until his retirement in 2012. He was a researcher at CONICET from 1985 to 2012 reaching the Principal category in 2002. During 1987-1989 was Adjunct Associate Professor of Physics in the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology in Socorro, New Mexico, USA. He directed the Atmospheric Physics Laboratory of FaMAF from its creation up to 2004. Actually, he is supervising the SINARAME project of meteorological radar coverage of Argentina. Research interests include microphysics of clouds, ice physics, charge transfer, cloud electrification, lightning physics, radar meteorology. He is author or coauthor of over 80 papers and over 120 conference presentations and one patent.