Optronic Sensing

Research activities aims to strengthen significantly science and technology (S&T) capacity in emerging multifunctional two-dimensional materials and heterostructures coupled to low-loss multicomponent plasmonic nanosystems covering the whole NIR-VIS-UV range, to be exploited as optronic nanosystems in label-free non-invasive biosensing.

The goal is the establishment of a consolidated scientific and technical platform in the area of multifunctional nanomaterials  for biosensing that can be exploited in various fields of food safety, security and biodefense, forensics, environmental monitoring, life science, point of care, home diagnostics and medicine. Other potential target markets are automotive and aerospace.

Research Topics:

The breadth of disciplines that we contribute to for reinforcing capacity and knowledge in optronic  biosensing systems science, research and technology involves:

Achievements:

-Advanced European School:”New Frontiers in 2D-Materials: Approaches & Applications, January 15-20, Villard-des Lans, France

-Advanced EuropeanSchool: “ Modelling and Statistics for Bioprocesses”, 11/09/2016 – 16/09/2016 at Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria.

Facilities & Labs

NanoChem @ URT Bari

People

Maria_LosurdoMaria

Losurdo

CNR Director of Research

Giovanni_BrunoGiovanni

Bruno

Associate CNR Director of Research

mariamichelgiangregorio_researcherMaria Michela

Giangregorio

CNR Researcher

giuseppevalerioBianco_researcherGiuseppe V.

Bianco

CNR Researcher

albertosacchetti_technicianAlberto

Sacchetti

CNR Technician

giovannipace_technicianGiovanni

Pace

CNR Technician

Publications

  1. M. Losurdo, A. Suvorova, S. Rubanov, K. Hingerl, A.S. Brown, Thermally stable coexistence of liquid and solid phases in gallium nanoparticles, Nature Materials 15, 995–1002 (2016) doi: 10.1038/nmat4705
  2. A.G. Smart, M. Losurdo, A droplet that won’t freeze harbors a crystal that won’t melt. Physics Today, 69, 18 (2016) doi: 10.1063/PT.3.3317
  3. A. Dedigama, M. Angelo, P. Torrione, T.H. Kim, S. Wolter, W. Lampert, A. Atewologun, M. Edirisooyra, L. Collins, T.F. Kuech, M. Losurdo, G. Bruno, A. Brown, “Hemin-Functionalized InAs-Based High Sensitivity Room Temperature NO Gas Sensors J. Phys. Chem. C 116, 826 (2012). DOI:10.1021/jp2086889
  4. Losurdo, P. C Wu, T.H. Kim, G. Bruno, A. S. Brown, “Cysteamine-Based Functionalization of InAs Surfaces: Revealing the Critical Role of Oxide Interactions in Biasing Attachment” Langmuir 28, 1235 (2012). DOI: 10.1021/la203436r

Patents

S. Brown, Maria LOSURDO, C. Dwyer, Electronic platform for sensing and control of electrochemical reactions. WO 2015187227 A3 (2016)

Abstract: A sensor comprising a semiconductor layer having a two dimensional electron gas (2DEG) and an oxide layer in electronic contact with the semiconductor layer is provided. A method of detecting an analyte molecule using such sensor is also provided.

Project

H2020 Project “TWINFUSYON” (GA20162018) Twinning for Improving Capacity of Research in Multifunctional Nanosystems for Optronic Biosensing

Twinfusyon Project

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WELFARE E PARI OPPORTUNITA'

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September 14-22, 2019

 

Science coffee. Tre scienziate si raccontano: Luisa Torsi, Loretta L del Mercato, Eva Degl'Innocenti Bari - Fiera del Levante, 20 settembre 2019 - 17.30

Luisa Torsi, chimica, docente all’Università degli Studi di Bari e alla ABO Akademi University in Finlandia, tra le protagoniste della mostra della Fondazione Bracco . Loretta L del Mercato, biotecnologa - Ricercatrice CNR Nanotec. Esperta nell’uso delle nanotecnologie applicate in campo biomedico. Attualmente la ricerca si concentra sullo sviluppo di modelli cellulari di tumore del pancreas che consentano di testare l'efficacia di diverse terapie anticancro. Coordina il progetto ERC-StG “INTERCELLMED” finanziato dal Consiglio europeo della ricerca (Erc). Eva Degl'Innocenti, Direttrice MARTA di Taranto [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

ICONS - A Symposium on Colloidal Nanocrystals

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October 10-11, 2019

 

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The symposium focuses on colloidal semiconductor nanocrystals (also known as quantum dots), which are a central topic in materials science and nanotechnology nowadays. The event will bring together renowned scientists in this research field discussing on fundamentals and future directions of this promising class of materials.  The program consists of two half-day sessions with four talks each covering synthesis, characterization, properties, and applications of colloidal semiconductor nanocrystals. The detailed program will be soon available.

The symposium is intended for anyone that is interested on this topic and will be free of charge. Attendees may present their own work in the dedicated poster session. Registration, with an eventual abstract submission for poster presentation, is required (please, send an e-mail to:   carlo.giansante@nanotec.cnr.it). The event is co-organized by Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche - Istituto di Nanotecnologia and Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia.

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DIAGNOSTICS OF BRAIN DISEASES VIA STEM CELLS

 01 luglio 2019 - ore 14:15

 

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Realizzato nell'ambito delle attività del progetto "TecnoMed Puglia - Tecnopolo per la medicina di precisione", il meeting è dedicato allo studio delle malattie neurodegenerative: dai nuovi biomarcatori alle piu recenti modellizzazioni, per una migliore comprensione dei meccanismi di base e quindi per lo sviluppo di terapie sempre più ritagliate sul singolo paziente.