Marisa Michelini is a full professor of Physics Education within the Faculty of Scientific Training of the University of Udine. The responsibility are the following: Director of the Department of Physics; Head of the Physics Informatics and Mathematics (FIM) Section within the Specialization School for Teacher Training (SSIS) from the foundation
(2000) until now and Director of SSIS in the period 2003-2007. Rector delegate in the areas of didactic, orientation, tutoring and schools - university cooperation (1993-2007); Director of two Masters Program for teachers, of the national Master (IDIFO) and the Specialization Course IDIFO2 , which are carried out as part of the Scientific Degree Project (PLS), coordinating 15 other universities. She founded and also directs the Laboratory Center for Physics Education (CLDF), the Research Unit for Physics Education (URDF), which boasts the first Italian PhD course founded in the sector, linked internationally with Barcellona, Paris VII, Ostrava, San Sebastian and Torun. From 1996 up to now she is Vice-Director of the University Consortium Youth Education and Orientation (GEO).
Other scientific leadership are: Vice President of AIF for 15 years and of GIREP from 1995 to 2002, Committee member of ESERA from 2008 and of IRRE for 8 years(1998-2005);member of the Scientific Committee of national ISS plan of MIUR (2006 up to now) for scientific education and of Orientation plan of MIUR (DD40-31/7/08 un to now); Director for 15 years of the referred national Journal La Fisica nella Scuola and for 10 years of the referred journal Università e Scuola, actual member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Physics Education and of referred national journal Giornale di Fisica. Organizer of 15 national congresses and three international one (1995, 2001, 2003) of Girep (400 participants from 65 countries); organizer of the next MPTL14 international meeting (2009).
Research activity is related to two main fields:
1) Electrical transport properties of thin films. Resistivity and Hall coefficient measurements (1983-1994),
2) Physics education and teacher training (1976-2004), carried out with continuity throughout the entire academic career, on the following research lines:
A) innovative and original paths:
B) development, experimentation and publication of:
C) models and modules for pre- and in-service teachers' formation (training courses, advanced courses, Master and collaborative research) experimented in the field classical and modern physics and orientation;
D) institutional models and actions of school - university collaboration according to the research model CRUS, in the context of the first and the only Italian university teacher Centre (CLDF);
E) informal learning research and realization of an exhibit of 250 simple experiments to do not only to see (GEI) receiving Italian Physical Society Prize:
G) realization and application of web interactive environments for teacher training;
H) learning processes for developing formal thinking: planning and experimenting tools, strategies, methods and paths.
This research activity is documented with 415 publications in referred scientific books and journals, of which 96 are published internationally and three have been in foreign language.