The research activity is focused on the design, synthesis and photophysical characterization of luminescent organic and organometallic compounds. The spectroscopic investigation involved the absorption as well as the emission characterization in the visible and near infrared region by means of steady state and time resolved techniques for the determination of lifetimes. The new compounds are applied in several fields, for example non-linear optics. An intense research activity is devoted to the preparation of organic compounds for electrochemiluminescence (ECL) both in solution and solid state, which is obtained through the growth of self-assembled monolayers onto electrode surfaces. Another field of reasearch focuses on water soluble luminescent organic compounds for cellular bioimaging and protein detection.
Elettrochemiluminescence (ECL), organic synthesis, functional materials, photophysics, cellular bioimaging, protein detection
Synthesis of organic and organometallic compounds, photophysical caracterization, functionalization of surfaces