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Stefano Marchesini

Stefano Marchesini
Stefano Marchesini
Staff Scientist
Phone: +1 510.486.7735

General Research Interests

x-ray science and technology, physics, applied mathematics, computer science




External Advisory, BioXFEL center,
External advisory board: Pulse institute,
LCLS User Executive Committee (2010-2013 LCLS)
Werner Meyer-Ilse Memorial Award committee ( )


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Previous Research Experience

 Advanced Light Source, LBNL, Berkeley, CA

01/2003-01/2007  Physics and Advanced Technologies, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA

05/2000-09/2002  Materials Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA

11/1996-01/2000   Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique, Grenoble, France


11/1996-01/2000, Université J. Fourier, Grenoble, France, Ph.D. (Physics, thesis, advisor: M. Belakhovsky)

09/1995-09/1996, Università di Milano, Milan, Italy, (Physics, graduate school)

09/1990-07/1995, Università di Parma, Parma, Italy, M.S. (Physics, thesis in italian, advisor: R. Coïsson)

Journal Articles

Stefano Marchesini, Anne Sakdinawat, "Shaping Coherent X-rays with Binary Optics", Optics Express Vol. 27, Issue 2, pp. 907-917 (2019), January 21, 2019,

Huibin Chang, Stefano Marchesini, "Denoising Poisson phaseless measurements via orthogonal dictionary learning", Optics express, 2018, 26:19773--197,

Huibin Chang, Pablo Enfedaque, Yifei Lou, Stefano Marchesini, "Partially Coherent Ptychography by Gradient Decomposition of the Probe", Acta Cryst. A74, 2018, 157-169,

Huibin Chang, Yifei Lou, Yuping Duan, Stefano Marchesini, "Total Variation--Based Phase Retrieval for Poisson Noise Removal", SIAM Journal on Imaging Sciences, 2018, 11:24--55,

Huibin Chang, Stefano Marchesini, Yifei Lou, Tieyong Zeng, "Variational phase retrieval with globally convergent preconditioned proximal algorithm", SIAM Journal on Imaging Sciences, 2018, 11:56--93,

Benedikt J Daurer, Hari Krishnan, Talita Perciano, Filipe RNC Maia, David A Shapiro, James A Sethian, Stefano Marchesini, "Nanosurveyor: a framework for real-time data processing", Advanced structural and chemical imaging, 2017, 3:7,

M Farmand, R Celestre, P Denes, ALD Kilcoyne, S Marchesini, H Padmore, T Tyliszczak, T Warwick, X Shi, J Lee, YS Yu, J Cabana, J Joseph, H Krishnan, T Perciano, FRNC Maia, DA Shapiro, "Near-edge X-ray refraction fine structure microscopy", Applied Physics Letters, 2017, 110, doi: 10.1063/1.4975377

Stefano Marchesini, Yu-Chao Tu, Hau-tieng Wu, "Alternating projection, ptychographic imaging and phase synchronization", Applied and Computational Harmonic Analysis, 2016, 41:815--851,

Stefano Marchesini, Hari Krishnan, David A Shapiro, Talita Perciano, James A Sethian, Benedikt J Daurer, Filipe RNC Maia, "SHARP: a distributed, GPU-based ptychographic solver", arXiv preprint arXiv:1602.01448, 2016,

J Donatelli, M Haranczyk, A Hexemer, H Krishnan, X Li, L Lin, F Maia, S Marchesini, D Parkinson, T Perciano, D Shapiro, D Ushizima, C Yang, JA Sethian, "CAMERA: The Center for Advanced Mathematics for Energy Research Applications", Synchrotron Radiation News, 2015, 28:4--9, doi: 10.1080/08940886.2015.1013413

Zaiwen Wen, Chao Yang, Xin Liu, Stefano Marchesini, "Alternating direction methods for classical and ptychographic phase retrieval", Inverse Problems, January 2012, 28:115010,

Filipe RNC Maia, Chao Yang, Stefano Marchesini, "Compressive auto-indexing in femtosecond nanocrystallography", Ultramicroscopy, 2011, 111:807--811, LBNL 4598E,

Stefano Marchesini, Sebastien Boutet, Anne E Sakdinawat, Michael J Bogan, Sasa Bajt, Anton Barty, Henry N Chapman, Matthias Frank, Stefan P Hau-Riege, Abraham Szoke, others, "Massively parallel X-ray holography", Nature photonics, 2008, 2:560--563, doi: 10.1038/nphoton.2008.154

Conference Papers

P Enfedaque, H Chang, H Krishnan, S Marchesini, "GPU-based implementation of ptycho-ADMM for high performance x-ray imaging", Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 2018, 10860 LN:540--553, doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-93698-7_41

Michael Chen, Dilworth Parkinson, Singanallur Venkatakrishnan, Stefano Marchesini, Laura Waller, "Data Efficient X-ray Phase Tomography with Self-calibrated Sandpaper Analyzer", Computational Optical Sensing and Imaging, 2017, CW2B--2,