Date and place of birth: 01/05/1961, S. Gregorio da Sassola (Rome).
Education: Degree in chemistry in 1996, University of Rome “La Sapienza”
Languages: Italian, native language. English, Good knowledge
Hired to CNR since 1989, as researcher since 21 December 2001 in the INSTITUTE OF STRUCTURE OF THE MATTER (ISM), CNR Research Area of Rome1, Via Salaria Km 29.300, 00015 Monterotondo, Rome (Italy)
1) Short term mobility in the years 2009 and 2010 at Université Paris06, Laboratoire de Chimie de la Matière Condensée de Paris, UMR7574, Collège de France, Paris, France.
Research program: Filling of patterned surfaces with magnetic material and filling of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) with platinum nanoparticles and FePt alloy.
2) I.R.S.A.E. European Project with Delaware University (Newarc USA).
Research program: Synthesis of Permanent Magnets.
Large experience in the chemical synthesis of organometallic molecular materials such as Phthalocyanine and porphyrin. Synthesis of nanostructured hybrid materials consisting of carbon nanotubes and organic or inorganic nanoparticles (1 Patent). Synthesis of hard magnetic nanoparticles (FePt L10)
Experience in the characterization of molecular materials using spectroscopic techniques (FT-IR, UV-Vis-NIR, NMR, EPR, Fluorescence) and thermogravimetric (TG, DSC).
Experience on thin films deposition of molecular materials by techniques of thermal/vacuum evaporation, Langmuir-Blodgett, spin-coating, Sray-coating, Self-Assembling.
Experience in the thin films characterization from the electrical and optical point of view.
Expertise in the field of machine vacuum and in the construction of gas lines with flows automatically checked for in situ measurements of interaction gas-film and film-vapor.
Experience in chemical sensors for monitoring the concentration of gaseous pollutants such as NOx using molecular materials, in the form of thin films, such as metal-phthalocyanines, or the concentration of volatile solvents into the air (alcohols, acetone, benzene, etc.) by using films of gold nanoparticles dispersed in the polymeric matrix.
Experience in molecular electronics for the construction of devices for n-p junction for photovoltaic cells using molecular materials such as fullerene and phthalocyanines, deposited as thin
films with different techniques (thermal evaporation, Langmuir-Blodgett).
Chapter in book N°1
H index = 13