Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

  • 2017 - PhD - Sustainable Earth Program (Interdisciplinary Graduate School, School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences and Energy Research Institute at NTU, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore) on polymer distributed Bragg reflectors for label-free vapor sensing. Declared equivalent to the title of Dottore di Ricerca with D.M. MIUR 0001795, 11-07-2018.

  • 2012 - M.Sc. in Industrial Chemistry (UNIGE). Thesis on hybrid polymer-inorganic nanocomposites for the enhancement of the dielectric contrast in polymer multilayered photonic crystals.

  • 2009 - B.Sc. in Chemical Technologies (UNIGE). Thesis on material assets and economic impacts of a new residue oil solvent deasphalting on the overall cycle of oil refining at ENI R&M.

  • 2004 - Chief Technician Diploma in Industrial Chemistry, Industrial Institute G. Cardano, Pavia, Italy.

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • 03/2020-present: Assistant Professor (RTD-A) of Industrial Chemistry (03/C2, SSD CHIM/04) at the Department of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry of the University of Genova (DCCI, UNIGE).

  • 02/2019-02/2020: Postdoctoral Fellowship (DCCI, UNIGE) within the framework of the Project PIVOT: Sulfur- Based Polymers from Inverse Vulcanization as High Refractive Index Materials for All-Polymer Planar Photonic Crystals.

  • 10/2018-12/2018: Teaching Assistant - Tecniche di controllo dei processi industriali - Laurea Magistrale in Chimica Industriale (DCCI, UNIGE).

  • 12/2015-12/2018: Early Stage Researcher - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action European Training Network SYNCHRONICS; SupramolecularlY eNgineered arCHItectures for optoelectRonics and photONIC (DCCI, UNIGE).

  • 06/2010-08/2010: Research Internship, School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, NTU, Singapore.

PROJECTS

POR FESR 2014-2020 - Asse 1 - Azione 1.2.4 - Bando 2020

  • MERITI (2021) - Materiali organici biodegradabili per lo sviluppo di packaging intelligente. (Principal Investigator UniGE)

European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF)

  • MA-3803 (2018) - GI-WAXS study of vapor induced Poly(p-phenylene oxide) crystallization in photonic crystals sensors. (Principal Investigator)

  • MA 3272 (2017) - Vapor induced Poly(p-phenylene oxide) crystallization in selective photonic crystals sensors. (Participant)

Bando 2016 per progetti di ricerca presentati da Enti di ricerca genovesi – Fondazione Compagnia San Paolo

Horizon 2020 - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action European Training Network

  • G. A. 643238 - SYNCHRONICS: SupramolecularlY eNgineered arCHItectures for optoelectRonics and photONIC. (https://synchronics-etn.eu/). (Participant)

TEACHING

2021-2022

2020 - 2021

2019 - 2020

FELLOWSHIP

  • 2015 MSCA Early-Stage Researcher Fellowship.

  • 2012 SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL AWARD (SINGA) conferred by A*STAR, National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University for doctoral studies.

AWARDS

  • 2021 SCIENCE Editor’s choice (Science, 371, 6525, 138, 2021) on JACS 142, 20883,2020.

  • 2020 National qualification as associate professor in Industrial Chemistry (Italian Law 240/2010).

  • 2019 Italian Association for Macromolecular Science and Technologies (AIM) award forconference participation.

  • 2020 Advanced Optical Materials Top Downloaded Paper 2018-2019 for Advanced Optical Materials 2018, 6, 1800730. https://doi.org/10.1002/adom.201800730

  • 2018 Italian Association for Macromolecular Science and Technologies (AIM) award for conference partecipation.

  • 2014 Best Poster Presentation, EMRS Spring Meeting (Lille, France) Symposium F.

  • 2011 Honorary mention Giovane Talento Ligure, Camera del Commercio della Regione Liguria, UNIGE, Italy.

ORGANISATION OF SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS

  • 2018-21 Scientific and Organizing Committee - MACROGIOVANI, Editions: 2021 (online); 2020 (online), 2019 (Naples), 2018 (Salerno). (40-50 Participants).

  • 2021 Scientific and Organizing Committee - PIVOT - Sulfur-Based Polymers from Inverse Vulcanization as High Refractive Index Materials for All-Polymer Planar Photonic Crystals (Expected participants 30).

  • ​2021 Scientific and Organizing Committee - XVII Convegno di Reologia (Expected participants 50).

  • 2018 Organizing Committee - Polymer Crystallization Workshop (50 participants).

  • 2018 Organizing Committee - Polymer Crystallization Workshop (50 participants).

  • 2017 Organizing Committee - PRESENCE, Phd students as a bRidge bEtween SciencE aNd society (50 participants).

  • 2015 Organizing Committee - 22º Convegno Nazionale AIM. (120 participants).

INSTITUTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 2020-21 Member of the Orientation Committee of the MSc Course in Industrial Chemistry, DCCI-UNIGE.

  • 2020-21 Board member of MSc in Industrial Chemistry and BSc in Chemical Technologies, DCCI-UNIGE.

  • 2020 Selection committee for the H2020-MSCA-EID "REPOL".

  • 2020 Selection committee for a “consolidator” Research Fellowship position, DCCI-UNIGE.

MEMBERSHIPS OF SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES & AFFILIATION

  • 2016-22 Member of the Italian Association of Macromolecular Science and Technology, AIM.

  • 2020-21 Member of the American Chemical Society, ACS.

  • 2020-22 Affiliated to the National Inter-university Consortium of Materials Science and Technology, INSTM.

ACTIVE AND RECENT COLLABORATIONS

  • Prof. Maddalena Patrini, Dipartimento di Fisica, Università degli Studi di Pavia, Pavia, Italy (Links 1, 2, 3, 4).

  • Prof. Michele Laus, Università Piemonte Orientale, Alessandria, Italy (Link 1, 2).

  • Prof. Paola Rizzo, Prof. Gaetano Guerra, Dipartimento di Chimica e Biologia, Università di Salerno, Salerno, Italy (Link).

  • Prof. Cesare Soci, Centre for Disruptive Photonic Technologies, SPMS, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (Link 1, 2, 3).

  • Dr. Francesco Di Stasio, Nanochemistry Department, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genova, Italy (Link 1, 2, 3).

  • Prof. Frank Würthner, Center for Nanosystems Chemistry and Bavarian Polymer Institute (BPI), Wurzburg, Germany (Link).

  • Prof. Franco Cacialli, Department of Physics and Astronomy and London Centre for Nanotechnology, University College London, London, United Kingdom (Link).

  • Prof. Andrea Pucci, Dipartimento di Chimica e Chimica Industriale, Universita` di Pisa, Pisa, Italy (Link).

  • Dr. Giuseppe M. Paternò, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Center for Nano Science and Technology, Milano, Italy (Link).

  • Prof. Markus Antonietti, Department of Colloid Chemistry Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interface, Potsdam, Germany (Link 1, 2)​.

STUDENT SUPERVISION

  • PhD - Andrea Escher - Bioderived and Biodegradable polymer photonic crystals for smart packaging technologies.

  • MSc - Andrea Lanfranchi - Phtonic Crystals for thermal Shielding.

  • MSc - Simone Bertucci - High dielectric contras hybrid polymer inorganic photonic structures.

  • MSc - Lorenzo Friscione - High dielectric contras hybrid polymer inorganic photonic structures for light mangement.

  • BSc - Irene Pastorino - commercial and innovative technologies for the detection of SARS-CoV-2.

  • Extracurricular Trainee - Dario Castellaro - Polymer photonic structures for the detection of SARS-CoV-2.

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