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Marco Rossi Marco ROSSI


Sapienza University of Rome

NanoItaly Association




  • Dec 2013-present: qualified for the position of Full Professor in Experimental physics of matter (SC 02/B1)
  • Jan 2005-present: Associate Professor in Experimental Physics, Department of Fundamental and Applied Sciences for Engineering (formerly Dept. of Energetics) of Sapienza and head of EMINA (Electron MIcroscopy and NAnoscopies) Lab.
  • Oct 2001: qualified for the position of Associate Professor in Experimental Physics (SSD FIS/01).
  • Jul 1991-Dec 2004: Researcher at Sapienza, Department of Energetics, and temporary Professor of General Physics (nov 1994-dec 2004) at the faculty of Engineering.


  • Feb 2015-present: Vice-president of the scientific association ‘Nanoitaly’
  • Nov 2007-present: Member of the board of the PhD Course in “Electromagnetism” of Sapienza.
  • 2006-present: Member of the executive scientific board of the Research Center for Nanotechnology of Sapienza (CNIS), since its foundation.
  • 2004-present: Associate Researcher of the Consortium for the Physical Sciences of Matter (CNISM), since its foundation.
  • 1990-2003: Associate Researcher at INFM (National Institute for the Physics of Matter) until its merging into the National Research Council (CNR).


  • 2008-present: Course of 'Microscopies and Nanocharacterization techniques' for the second cycle degree (Laurea Magistrale) in Engineering Nanotechnology.
  • 1994-present: Courses of ‘General Physics I’ and ‘General Physics II” for the first cycle degrees in Industrial Engineering.
  • 2003-05: Course of ‘Electron Microscopy techniques for environment and cultural heritage’ for the Master in ‘Nuclear techniques for industry, environment and cultural heritage'.
  • 2005-08: Course of ‘Electron Optics’ for the second cycle degree in Sciences for Engineering.


  • During the Ph.D. period and at the beginning of my academic carrier (1988- 1998), I dealed with low-power pulsed laser annealing (LPPLA) of ion-implanted III-V semiconductors. Then I studied solid-state laser interaction applied to processing of various materials (ZnO, LiNbO3, glassy carbon). In this context, I gained expertise on different analysis techniques, in particular transmission electron microscopy and electron diffraction, spending also some periods of training at the Institute of Solid State Physics and Electron Microscopy in Halle (Germany).
  • Since 1993, my research interest is focused on the study of synthesis, modification and characterization of carbon-based materials (diamond, diamond-like, nanotubes, nanocomposites, hybrid materials, etc). I used extensively various electron and scanning microscopy, and diffraction techniques as means to investigate structural and morphological features of the C-based materials of interest. The main achieved results regarded the study of the interfaces diamond film/substrates and the identification of a new diamond polytype and of modified forms of graphite; the synthesis of highly oriented diamond films and new forms of hybrid materials.
  • Since 1998, my research activity regards mainly problems of nanoscience and nanotechnology, focusing in particular on the structural and functional study of carbon nanotubes and other carbon nanostructures (from nanographites to ultrananodiamond) obtained through innovative technologies of synthesis. In such a context, scanning probe microscopies have been also used and an innovative methodology for the mechanical and elastic characterization has been implemented and developed.
  • In the last recent years, a part of my research activity is also devoted to define new methodologies and strategies for soft matter imaging (from polymers to bacteria) through a combined and synergistic use of electron microscopies, diffraction techniques and scanning probe microscopies with related spectroscopies.


  • More than 160 scientific papers on international peer reviewed journals and books (more than 145 of which indexed on ISI archive) with an overall impact factor of about 350, h-index=23 (combining WoS and Scopus) and 25 (combining also Google Scholar);  a total citation number = 1870 (on WoS and Scopus, 1438 excluding self-citations), I10-index=60 (Google Scholar).
  • More than 300 communications in international conferences.
  • One patent on nanocomposite diamond based materials.
  • Co-editor of 1 Book and 11 volumes of Proceedings.
  • Guest co-editor of two special issues of h-indexed scientific journals.
  • Associate editor of Frontiers in Materials - Carbon-Based Materials
  • Member of the editorial board of: Journal of Nanomaterials, Advances in Materials, Nanoscience and Nanometrology


Successful Fundraising (most relevant funded projects in the last 10 years)

  • 2010-16:  Scientific coordinator of the project “STOR-AGE Realization of an innovative system for Hydrogen storage by hybrid nanocomposites materials embedded in conductive polymeric matrices”. Call based on art. 11, D.M. n. 593, 8/8/2000 for the creation of new companies for technology transfer. Project approved (Prog. 13/8) and supported by MIUR with a financial support of 437 k€ for the spin-off company Nanoshare Srl (
  • 2013-15: Project “ADIMENA - Assemblaggio di dispositivi a microonde sia per brasatura con lega eutettica sia per incollaggio con materiali nano strutturati per applicazioni di apparati trasmittenti”; granted by Regione Lazio, call 2012 Co-Research, supported in the framework POR FESR Lazio 2007/13 - Ref. FILAS-CR-2011-1391; Global cost: 341 keuro.
  • 2012-14: Project “TOMOSEM – Developing of a tomographic system for Scanning Electron Microscopy”; granted by Regione Lazio, call 2012 Co-Research, supported in the framework POR FESR Lazio 2007/13 - Ref. FILAS-CR-20 11-1110; Global cost: 412 keuro. PI of the Local Unit of Research @ Sapienza.
  • 2010-13: Project “SENSATIONAL - Fabrics integrated with gas nanosensors for personal protective equipment production”, Call Industria 2015 - Made in Italy, granted by Ministry of Economic Development (prot. MI01_00070, 01.09.2010 – 30.08.2012) Project global cost: 6.218 k€. PI of the Local RU @ Sapienza with a local cost of 239 k€.
  • 2011-12: PI in the R&D contract “Nano-diamond Application (NADIA)” granted by SELEX Sistemi Integrati SpA (Finmeccanica group).
  • 2010-16: Scientific coordinator of the project “STOR-AGE Realization of an innovative system for Hydrogen storage by hybrid nanocomposites materials embedded in conductive polymeric matrices”. Call based on art. 11, D.M. n. 593, 8/8/2000 finalized to the creation of new companies for technology transfer. Project approved (Prog. 13/8) and supported by MIUR (Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research) with a financial support of 437 k€ for the spin-off company Nanoshare Srl (
  • 2010-12: Project “Advanced nanomaterials and nanostructures for field- and photo-emission based devices” call PRIN (Projects of Relevant National Interest) 2008 under the coordination of prof. L. Palumbo, supported by MIUR for 134 k€. Vice-coordinator of the project and of the local RU (cost: 58 k€)
  • 2010-11: PI in the R&D contract “Software Infrastructures for DBNano data Bases” granted by SELEX Sistemi Integrati SpA (Finmeccanica group).
  • 2010-11: PI in the R&D contract “Environmental Impact of Nanomaterials and Nanotechnologies” granted by SELEX Sistemi Integrati SpA (Finmeccanica group).
  • 2008-11: Project “NANORAY for the realization of X-rays sources based on carbon nanotubes”. (Call FP7-SME-2007 - Grant Agreement N. 222426: 11.11.2008 - 30.01.2011, global cost: 1.467 k€) Scientific coordinator of the local research partner @ Sapienza, supported by EU for 238 k€.
  • 2009-10: Co-PI in the R&D contract “Thermal Management for power chips and CNT synthesis process for Microelectronics” granted by SELEX Sistemi Integrati SpA (Finmeccanica group).
  • 2009: PI of the Project "Implementation of a multi-beam platform for lithography and chemical-physical characterization at the nanoscale”, funded by Sapienza with € 130 keuro.
  • 2004-06: Project “Synthesis and preparations techniques, functional characterizations and innovative applications of carbon-based nanostructures and nanocomposites”, call PRIN 2008 under the coordination of prof. Maria Letizia Terranova, supported by MIUR for 210 k€. PI of the local RU @ Sapienza, with a funded support of 64 k€.

In the same period, I have also been involved as participating scientist in other 14 academic and industrial research projects.


  • 2016 Nanoinnovation – I edition; Rome, Sept 20-23, Chair of the Organizing Committee
  • 2015 Nanoitaly -  I edition: Roma, Sept. 21-24; Coordinator of the Promoting Committee.
  • 2011-2014 Nanoforum - VII-X editions; Coordinator of the Promoting Committee.
  • 2013 “IV International Symposium on Surface and Interface of Biomaterials”: Roma, Sept. 24-28; Co-chair.
  • 2008 "Study Days on the new opportunities for bio & nano science and nanotechnology”: Rome, March 7, June 28, October 24, Member of the Scientific Committee.
  • 2007 “Workshop on Carbon Nanotubes for Electronic Applications”, ICNTE 2007: Bologna, May 24-25;
    Member of the Organising Committee and  Scientific Committee.
  • 2003 “Euronoise 2003”: Napoli, May 19-21, Member of the Organising Committee.
  • 2001 “17th International Congress on Acoustics”, 17th ICA: Rome, Sept. 2-7; Member of the Organizing Committee, with responsibility as Treasurer and General Supervisor; approximately 1750 registered participants of which over 90% foreign.


  • Reviewer of 175 papers (in the last 8 years) for 51 leading international peer-reviewed journals. Top reviewer of Sapienza on
  • Reviewer of International Projects and National Projects funded by MIUR (Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research).
  • VQR 2004-10 Reviewer for more than 20 papers.
  • Reviewer (2006-present) of the research projects funded by the University Franco-Italian (calls Vinci and Galileo).

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Giuseppe GIGLI

Giuseppe Gigli Giuseppe GIGLI



NanoItaly Association



Giuseppe Gigli was born in Rome, the 4th of November, 1970. He took the Degree in Physics cum laude at the University of Rome (IT) “La Sapienza” in 1996 and the PhD in Physics in 1999 at the University of Lecce (IT). In 1999 he joined the group of Prof.Richard Friend in the Cavendish Laboratory of the University of Cambridge (UK), working on Polymer based Optoelectronic Devices. In 2000 he joined the group of Prof.Olle Inganäs at the University of Linköping (Sweden), working on Nanotechnology processes of molecular materials. Since 2001 he is Lecturer in Physics in the Engineering Faculty of the University of Salento, where he is full Professor since 2010. Giuseppe Gigli is the Director of the CNR Institute of Nanotechnology, where he is also coordinator of the Molecular Nanotechnology group. GG has been member of the European Laboratory of Nonlinear Spectroscopy (LENS) Scientific Board, Coordinator of the National Energy Platform of IIT and member of the Administration Board of the High Tech District (DHITECH) in Lecce

His research activities involve: Organic Devices (OLEDs, Solar Cells and lasers), Organic Plasmonics and Polaritonics, Nanotechnology of Molecular Materials, microfluidic Lab on Chips and drug delivery systems for diagnostics and therapy.

He is author of more than 280 publications (h-index=45) on International Journals with more than 7000 citations, several chapters in scientific books, 18 International and Italian patents and more than 50 Invited talks in International Conferences. GG is and has been coordinator of several research projects funded by MIUR (Prin, FIRB) and European Community, as well as responsible of several industrial projects with italian and international companies (FIAMM, ST, AGILENT, GUZZINI, TRE, OSR, LEUCI, etc). He ha been the National coordinator of the CNR project for renewable energy EFOR. Giuseppe Gigli is co-founder of a research Spin-off, Mediteknology s.r.l., aiming at the developing of new organic systems for optoelectronic and medical applications.

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Andrea Porcari Andrea PORCARI




Dr. Andrea Porcari

Project Manager, Italian Association for Industrial Research (AIRI), Committee on Nanotechnologies and Key Enabling Technologies.

AIRI is a private, not-for profit, association funded in 1974 to promote industrial Research and Innovation and to enhance co-operation between the private and public sector. In 2003 AIRI created Nanotec IT, a technological division with the aim to promote nanotechnologies and, since 2013, the Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) and their industrial applications.

Andrea Porcari has a Doctor degree in Physics from the University of Milano (1998). After a short period of research activities within the university, he spent several years in the micro and nano-electronics field working in STMicroelectronics, as an engineer in charge of the processing and design of semiconductor components for the automotive, telecom and consumer sectors.

His current interest are related to technology and policy analysis, technology management, and multi-stakeholders dialogues on emerging and enabling technologies.

He joined AIRI in 2005, working as technology analyst and then as project manager, where he has been actively involved in the preparation, participation and management of several European and national projects aiming to support and promote the development of nanotechnologies and KETs.  He is currently responsible for AIRI activities in the Nanorestart (H2020), Satori (FP7), and NanoLab (national funds) projects. He has managed the organization of national and international survey, conferences, multi-stakeholder dialogue events, thematic working groups, and published studies and reports on technology analysis and responsible research and innovation. A list of initiatives and publications is available in the Nanotec IT website.

He has been part of the organizing and managing committee of all the eight editions of the NanotechItaly Conference.

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Pasquale Sanfilippo NEW






Dr. Pasquale Sanfilippo (short CV)
Public Affairs for Italy, STMicroelectronics S.r.l.

Pasquale Sanfilippo was born in Italy on 29 November 1964 and he obtained a degree in Economics and Commerce from University of Venice in Italy and before he studied at High School Liceo Scientifico.

Current position
STMicroelectronics is a global independent semiconductor company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of semiconductor integrated circuits and discrete devices. STMicroelectronics serves customers across the spectrum of electronics applications with innovative semiconductor solutions by leveraging its vast array of technologies, design expertise and combination of intellectual property portfolio, strategic partnerships and manufacturing strength. Since its creation, STMicroelectronics has maintained an unwavering commitment to R&D. Within STMicroelectronics S.r.l. his current position is Program Management Senior Advisor and Liaison Manager within the Italian perimeter of the Public Affairs team with the mission to develop the competitiveness of R&D and advanced activities in Italy through the maximization of existing and new funding opportunities, in line with the strategy of STMicroelectronics S.r.l., promote microelectronics as key enabling technology and
new strategic partnerships. He is directly involved in different research initiatives supported with public funding at National and Regional level. He follows the direct relations with the Italian Public Institutions and he represents the appropriate interests and values of STMicroelectronics in Italy within the industrial and academic networks, clusters, associations, technology platforms.

Previous experience
After a period spent as trainee at STMicroelectronics S.r.l., he joined the company in March 1996 as Junior R&D Financial Controller in the Dedicated Product Group organization with the responsibility to develop an R&D Control Package with a particular focus on R&D activities managed by project at worldwide level.
In 2000 he moved to the Central Functions of the Telecom Peripherals and Automotive Group as Senior R&D Financial Controller in order to plan and control the internal innovation cycle and assess new R&D partnerships and IP acquisition. In 2002 he was appointed Senior Financial Controller in the Car Communication Division within the Automotive Product Group to manage new R&D projects and partnerships, Divisional P/L, CAPEX and RONA.
In 2005 he moved to Rome Office of STMicroelectronics S.r.l. as External Technology Coordination Manager with responsibilities related to institutional relationships and control of R&D funding programs.He has also gained an extensive international experience at the STMicroelectronics R&D sites.

Additional information

  • From 2013 to date, Member of the Technical Committee of Nanotechitaly.
  • From 2008 to date, Advisor of the Italian Association for the Industrial Research (AIRI).
  • From 2005 to date, STMicroelectronics representative several working groups of CONFINDUSTRIA the Italian industrial manufacturers association.

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Elio Mantovani Elvio MANTOVANI




Elvio Mantovani is the Scientific Director of AIRI/Nanotec IT (Italian Centre for Nanotechnology), a structure created by AIRI (Italian Association for Industrial Research) to be a focal point in Italy for nanotechnology and the other Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) and their applications. The aim is to strengthen the cooperation between public research and industry, promote technology transfer, inform decision makers.  

Elvio Mantovani, has a Doctor degree in Chemistry from the University of Rome La Sapienza and a long experience in R&D and technology-based innovation. Before joining AIRI he has worked in both academia and industry. In academia, as researcher and Lecturer, at the Universities of Rome, Perugia and York (Toronto, Canada). In industry, at Ciba-Geigy, now Novartis (Basel, Switzerland) and ENI (Rome, Italy), at first, as Senior Scientist and then with senior managerial positions for R&D strategies and planning.  

His present interests cover research and innovation, technology management, with a particular attention to responsible innovation, international cooperation. In his capacity, he has been/is involved, often as coordinator, in EU co-operative projects (from FP7 to Horizon 2020) addressing relevant issues related to the development of nanotechnologies and the other key enabling technologies. He is member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC), UK, author or co-author of more than 20 scientific papers and 2 patents.

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Patrizia LIVRERI

Patrizia LIVRERI Patrizia LIVRERI


Università di Palermo


Patrizia Livreri PhD, Professor of Electronics at the Engineering School of the University of Palermo, is the scientific director of the “Laboratory of nanotechnologies and nanomaterials for Cultural Heritage – BCNANOLAB” at the University of Palermo.

Creator, Project Leader and Training Manager of the High-Technology District for Cultural Heritage, Patrizia Livreri is author of more than 60 works published on specialised magazines, books chapters, national and international conferences documents.

She is involved in several international research projects on nanotechnologies for Cultural Heritage.  She serves as the Coordinator of the second level Master’s degree in “Nanotechnologies and Nanomaterials for Cultural Heritage”.

Scientific Committee of the High-Technology District for Cultural Heritage”.

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Francesco Matteucci Francesco MATTEUCCI




Ottiene il dottorato in scienze della terra e lavora come assegnista di ricerca presso CNR-ISTEC nel settore delle scienze dei materiali. Nel 2006 è Responsabile del settore R&D di TRE-Tozzi Renewable Energy e Direttore Generale delle 2 start-up Tozzi Nord Wind Turbines e Daunia Solar Cells. Dal 2013 co-gestisce per il Dhitech – Distretto Tecnologico High Tech Pugliese - il Nanotechnology Living Lab e il progetto NanoApulia. Ha lavorato per Aster come direttore del Climate-KIC RIC dell’Emilia Romagna ed esperto tecnico Van Guard nel settore Offshore Energy e Nanotechnology. Collabora con Certimac, centro di ricerca nel settore dei materiali per l’edilizia, e con il Centro per l’innovazione della Fondazione Flaminia. E’ coautore di oltre 50 pubblicazioni, coinventore di 5 domande di brevetto e professore a contratto presso l’Università di Ferrara. 

He got his Phd in Earth Sciences while working as temporary researcher at the CNR-ISTEC in the field of materials science. In 2006 he was R&D Manager at the TRE-Tozzi Renewable Energy and General Manager of the 2 start-up Tozzi Nord Wind Turbines and Daunia Solar Cells. Since 2013 he co-manages for the Dhitech - Apulia District of High Technology - the Nanotechnology Living Lab and the NanoApulia Project. He worked for Aster as Director of the Emilia Romagna RIC of the Climate-KIC and as technical expert for the Van Guard on Offshore Energy and Nanotechnology. He collaborates with Certimac, research centre on materials for buildings, and with the Fondazione Flaminia Innovation Centre. He is co-author of more than 50 scientific papers, 5 international patents and temporary professor at the University of Ferrara.

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