Michele Catanzaro

Michele Catanzaro (Rome, Italy, 1979) is a journalist based in Barcelona, Spain. He has a PhD in Physics from the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC, Barcelona) on complex networks theory. He has worked for more than a decade as a freelance, writing about science, environment, health, technology, and science policy. He has worked as well on justice and organized crime. His working languages are English, Spanish, Italian, and Catalan. He collaborates with Nature, Physicsworld, El Periódico (Spanish newspaper) and Le Scienze (Italian version of Scientific American), among other media. He is the author of "Networks: A Very Short Introduction" (Oxford University Press, 2012). He has been director and script writer for RTVE (the Spanish public television) and BarcelonaTV. He has experience in science communication, directing web documentaries for European research and communication projects (Forecasting Financial Crises, XploreHealth, FuturICT), and producing videos for science&arts exhibition at Art Santa Mònica (Barcelona), and for the Culture Institute of Barcelona (ICUB). He was press officer at the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO) in Barcelona. He coordinates public lectures in science at the 150-years-old cultural association Ateneu Barcelonès. He mentors students in science communication at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). He regularly gives lessons and workshops in science popularization. His work has been recognized by several awards (Joan Oró, Teresa Pinillos, Fundació Grífols), among them the King of Spain International Journalism Prize for his investigation in the justice miscarriage case of Óscar Sánchez. He is member of the board of the Catalan Association for Science Communication.

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