Carlo Fonda

Permanent Scientific Staff
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+39 040 2240 317
+39 040 2240 317
EFB Lower level, SciFabLab
He works as technician for the Science, Technology and Innovation Unit (STI). He started his collaboration with ICTP in 1995 for a series of projects of technical training in the field of low-cost long-distance radio communications (later become wireless networking). Since 2010 his interests and responsibilities have broaden to include computer programming, FabLab-related technologies (digital fabrication, 3D printing, laser cutting, 3D modelling, etc.), web and multimedia technologies for science and education, the use of tablets and smartphones for research and STEAM education. Currently he manages the ICTP Scientific FabLab and co-organizes the Maker Faire Trieste (since 2014).

Curriculum Vitae

Carlo Fonda (title: Mr.)

Current position: technical assistant P1(PA) for the Science, Technology and Innovation Unit (STI) of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP)

Main duties and activities:

- manager of the ICTP Scientific FabLab;

- organizer of the Maker Faire Trieste (10th edition);

- participation to research and development projects within STI.


Previous activities at ICTP:

- Scientific Consultant (SSA) for the ICTP Networking Programme: from April 1995 to end of 1997.

- Scientific Consultant (SSA) for the ICTP Aeronomy and RadioPropagation Laboratory (ARPL) from 1998 to 2001.

- Scientific Consultant (SSA) for the ICTP ARPL and the ICTP Donation Programme from 2002 to 2005.

- Scientific Consultant (SSA) for the ICTP Science Dissemination Unit (SDU) and the ICTP ARPL from 2005 to 2012.

- Technical assistant P1(PA) within the ICTP SDU from 2013 to 2021.

- Technical assistant P1(PA) within the ICTP STI from 2022 (current position).


Journal article
Technology and Disability (2023)
Enrique Canessa | Carlo Fonda
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Physics Education (2016)
Carlo Fonda | Enrique Canessa
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E Canessa AND Carlo Fonda AND Livio Tenze AND Marco Zennaro
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Procedia Engineering (2014)
Marco Zennaro
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Annals of Geophysics (2009)
C. Fonda | P. Coïsson | B. Nava | S. M. Radicella
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Computers & Education (2009)
Marco Zennaro
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Enrique Canessa AND Carlo Fonda AND S | ro M Radicella

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