Damiano is a Senior Research Associate in the group of Margaret Murnane and Henry Kapteyn. He is in charge of development of Acoustic Nanometrology using tabletop coherent EUV light for characterizing the mechanical and thermal properties of ultrathin films and nanostructures at sub-10nm length scales, significantly enhancing current capabilities. His interests range from nanometrology of ultrathin films to the study of non-diffusive heat transport in nanostructured systems. He completed his undergraduate and graduate studies in Italy, obtaining the B.S. degree in physics and computer science for telecommunications in 2003. In 2006 he received the M.S. degree in physics with an experimental thesis concerning time-resolved optical spectroscopy of strongly correlated systems. Thereafter, Damiano pursued the Ph.D. degree in applied physics at Università degli Studi in Milan, working on the implementation of photoacoustics and time-resolved all-optical techniques for elasticity and heat transport nano-characterization in hypersonic phononic crystals, metal/silicon and metal/dielectric systems. He joined the Kapteyn-Murnane group in 2011.