Angela Piegari has been working for more than 30 years in the field of optical thin films and coatings at ENEA (Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and the Sustainable Development) where she has been in charge of the Optical Coatings Laboratory.
She collaborates with many European Institutes, including ESA, as well as with International Organizations. She is member of various technical committees and in 2013 has been appointed as President of the “Italian Society of Optics and Photonics”, national branch of the European Optical Society.
Author of more than 150 papers, she recently edited a book on “Optical Thin Films and Coatings” (Elsevier 2018). For some years she has been lecturing at ESA courses, and is now acting as co-director of the biannual International School of Space Optics-ISSO.