Michele Barone graduated in experimental physics at the University of Bari, Italy. Following experimental work at CERN with the Division-Group C.Rubbia, he held teaching and research positions in Switzerland, Italy (Universita’ di Perugia, INFN-National Laboratory of Frascati) and Greece (Institute of Nuclear Physics at National Scientific Research Center-Demokritos and University of Athens).
His interest in experimental work led to managerial positions in international companies manufacturing systems for medical and scientifics research. Dr Barone is currently member of the Compact Muon Solenoid Collaboration and is acting as Industry Liaison Officer and Technology Transfer Officer for Greece at CERN. He is author of some 150 papers and organizer of several international congresses and conferences.