Caterina Gaudiuso received her Ph.D. in Physics in 2016. Then she was Post-Doctoral reseacher at the Physics Department, University of Bari and at Institute for Photonics and Nanotechnologies of the National Research Council (IFN – CNR), research unit of Bari. She was awarded a grant from Fondo Sociale Europeo “Research for Innovation (REFIN)”, project no. FEB1B50F, and held a (non-tenure track) Assistant Professor position at the Physics Department, University of Bari since December 2020 to November 2022. In November 2022 she obtained a permanent position as a researcher at the IFN-CNR, research unit of Bari. Her research interests are focused on the generation of bursts of ps-delayed laser pulses, the study of the ablation and incubation in burst mode processing and the exploitation of laser surface texturing to control the contact properties of surfaces.


  • R. De Palo, A. Volpe, C. Gaudiuso, P. Patimisco, V. Spagnolo, A. Ancona, Threshold fluence and incubation during multi-pulse ultrafast laser ablation of quartz, Optics Express 30(25), 44908-44917(2022);
  • A.Volpe, F.M. Conte Capodacqua, C. Gaudiuso, A. Ancona, Femtosecond Laser Fabrication of Microporous Membranes for Biological Applications, Micromachines 13(9), 1371(2022);
  • S. Zoupanou, A. Volpe, E. Primiceri, C. Gaudiuso, A. Ancona, F. Ferrara, M.S. Chiriacò, Smile platform: an innovative microfluidic approach for on-chip sample manipulation and analysis in oral cancer diagnosis, Micromachines 12(8), 885(2021);
  • M.C. Sportelli, A. Ancona, A. Volpe, C. Gaudiuso, V. Lavicita, V. Miceli, A. Conte, M.A. Del Nobile, N. Cioffi, A new composite packaging based on lasis-generated AgNps for the preservation of apple juice, Antibiotics 10(7), 760(2021);
  • C. Gaudiuso, P.N. Terekhin, A. Volpe, S. Nolte, B. Rethfeld, A. Ancona, Laser ablation of silicon with THz bursts pf femtosecond pulses, Scientific Reports 11(1) 13321(2021);
  • A. Volpe, S. Covella, C. Gaudiuso, A. Ancona, Improving the laser texture strategy to get superhydrophobic aluminum alloy surfaces, Coatings 11(3), 236(2021);
  • A. Volpe, A. Ancona, Laser fabrication of anti-icing surfaces: a review, Materials 13(24), 5692(2020);
  • C. Putignano, G. Parente, F.J. Profito, C. Gaudiuso, A. Ancona, G. Carbone, Laser microtextured surfaces for friction reduction: Does the pattern matter?, Materials 13, 4915(2020);
  • S. Goel, S. Björklund, N. Curry, S. Govingarajan, U. Wiklund, C. Gaudiuso, S. Joshi, Axial Plasma Spraying of Mixed Suspensions: A Case Study on Processing, Characteristics, and Tribological Behavior of Al2O3-YSZ Coatings, Applied Sciences 10, 5140(2020);
  • A. Volpe, C. Gaudiuso, L. Di Venere, F. Licciulli, F. Giordano, A. Ancona, Direct femtosecond laser fabrication of superhydrophobic aluminium alloy surfaces with anti-icing properties, Coatings 10, 587(2020);
  • C. Gaudiuso, A. Volpe, A. Ancona, One-step femtosecond laser stealth dicing of quartz, Micromachines 11, 327(2020);
  • G. Giannuzzi, C. Gaudiuso, R. Di Mundo, L. Mirenghi, F. Fraggelakis, R. Kling, P.M. Lugarà, A. Ancona, Short and long term surface chemistry and wetting behaviour of stainless steel with 1D and 2D periodic structures induced by bursts of femtosecond laser pulses, Applied Surface Science 494, 1055-1065(2019);
  • A. Volpe, C. Gaudiuso, A. Ancona, Sorting of particles using inertial focusing and laminar vortex technology: A review, Micromachines 10(9), 594(2019);
  • F. Fraggelakis, G. Giannuzzi, C. Gaudiuso, I. Manek-Hönninger, G. Mincuzzi, A. Ancona, R. Kling, Double- and Multi-Femtosecond Pulses Produced by Birefringent Crystals for the Generation of 2D Laser-Induced Structures on a Stainless Steel Surface, Materials 12(8), 1257 (2019);
  • C. Putignano, D. Scarati, C. Gaudiuso, Rosa Di Mundo, A. Ancona, G. Carbone, Soft matter laser micro-texturing for friction reduction: An experimental investigation, Tribology International 136, 82-86 (2019);
  • G. Giannuzzi, C. Gaudiuso, C. Di Franco, G. Scamarcio, P.M. Lugarà, A. Ancona, Large area laser-induced periodic surface structures on steel by bursts of femtosecond pulses with picosecond delays, Optics and Lasers in Engineering 114, 15-21(2018);
  • G.S. Joshi, C. Putignano, C. Gaudiuso, T. Stark, T. Kiedrowski, A. Ancona, G. Carbone, Effects of the micro surface texturing in lubricated non-conformal point contacts, Tribology International 127, 296-301(2018);
  • C. Gaudiuso, G. Giannuzzi, A. Volpe, P.M. Lugarà, I. Choquet, A. Ancona, Incubation during laser ablation with bursts of femtosecond pulses with picosecond delays, Optics Express 26, 3801-3813(2018);
  • A. Volpe, F. Di Niso, C. Gaudiuso, A. De Rosa, R.M. Vásquez, A. Ancona, P.M. Lugarà, R. Osellame, Welding of PMMA by femtosecond fiber laser, Optics Express 23, 4114-4124 (2015);
  • F. Di Niso, C. Gaudiuso, T. Sibillano, F.P. Mezzapesa, A. Ancona, P.M. Lugarà, Role of heat accumulation on the incubation effect in multi-shot laser ablation of stainless steel at high repetition rates, Optics Express 22, 12200-12210 (2014).






Research Activity

Laser Processing for Manufacturing and Diagnostics

Research Unit


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