Supramolecular chemistry: investigation of self-assembling processes driven by metal ions.
Nonlinear optics: nano-organization of NLO active organic chromophores on inorganic scaffold such as cyclotetrasiloxanes; metal and aggregation effects on the second order NLO responses of push-pull metalloporphyrins.
Photoluminescent materials: synthesis and study of models of the silica surface with photoluminescent chromophores and Ln3+ complexes with fluorinated ligands for applications in telecommunications.
Photovoltaics: synthesis of push-pull porphyrinic photosensitizers, substituted in meso or in β-pyrrolic position, for third generation solar cells (DSSCs).
Thin film: deposition, morphological and electrochemical investigation of thin film of organic molecules on conductive substrates.
Recently, he is involved in the synthesis and investigation of electron-poor porphyrins β-substituted as sensitizers in photoelectrochemical cells (DSPECs) for the water photo-oxidation.
Degree in chemistry (2001) and Ph.D. in chemical science (2005, thesis title “Metal driven self-aggregation processes) at the University of Pavia.
“Giovane ricercatore” FIRB2003 (2005-2008, project title:” Nanoorganized or π-delocalised macro chromophores for nonlinear optics”) at the INSTM RU of Milan.
Postdoctoral fellowship (2008-2009, on the syhnthesis of porphyrins for applications in nonlinear optics and photovoltaics) at the University of Milan.
Since 2009 CNR research scientist at the ISTM of Milan, since 2019 at SCITEC Milan.
- PRIN2017 “Functional 3D architectures for electrochemiluminescence applications” - 3D-FARE - Coord. Prof. F. Paolucci, RUR Dr. A. Bossi, participant, 2019-2021
- “‘Multifunctional laboratory and training center for the characterization and pre-applicative testing of smart materials – SmartMatLab Centre – Coord. Prof. E. Selli, RU scientific responsible, 2014-2016
- “I-ZEB Towards Intelligent Zero-Energy Buildings for Smart City Growth” – Coord. Dr. I. Meroni, RUR Dr. V. Dal Stanto, responsible of photovoltaics task, 2016-2019
Supramolecular chemistry, nonlinear optics, photoluminescent materials, photovoltaics, thin film deposition
Organic and organometallic synthesis in inert atmosphere, spectroscopic characterization, electrochemistry, thin film deposition, assembly and characterization of solar cell prototypes.