Annual report

CICLO XXXI: Discussione delle tesi di dottorato febbraio 2019. Hanno discusso con esito positivo
XXXI CYCLE: Thesis dissertation february 2019. Positive Dissertation
Maria Denise Astorino (XXXI, Elettromagnetismo)
Wideband Equivalent-Circuit Model Analysis, Realization and Time-Domain Spectroscopy Characterization of Terahertz Periodic Metamaterial Devices
Settore Scientifico Disciplinare: ING-INF/02
Supervisore: Fabrizio Frezza
Tutor: Fabrizio Frezza
Il giorno 07 marzo 2019 alle ore 16.30 si è tenuta presso l’Aula Magna del Palazzo del Rettorato la Cerimonia di Premiazione del “Premio Minerva alla Ricerca Scientifica II Edizione”. In tale occasione Maria Denise Astorino, neo-dottore di ricerca in Modelli Matematici per l’Ingegneria, Elettromagnetismo e Nanoscienze (XXXI ciclo), ha ricevuto una menzione di merito per la tesi di Dottorato “Wideband Equivalent-Circuit Model Analysis, Realization and Time-Domain Spectroscopy Characterization of Terahertz Periodic Metamaterial Devices” che tratta i dispositivi metamateriali periodici alle frequenze terahertz investigandoli nelle varie fasi del loro sviluppo: analisi elettromagnetiche, modelli circuitali equivalenti, macromodelli parametrici, progettazione, micro-fabbricazione, caratterizzazione sperimentale tramite spettroscopia nel dominio del tempo alle frequenze THz e post-elaborazione dei dati.
Mostafa Behtouei (XXXI, curriculum Elettromagnetismo)
Design and Measurements of the High Gradient Accelerating Structures
Settore Scientifico Disciplinare: FIS/01
Supervisore: Luigi Palumbo
Co-Supervisore: Bruno Spataro
Lorenzo Dinia (XXXI, Elettromagnetismo)
Optical Sensors for Cultural Heritage and Biomedical Applications
Settore Scientifico Disciplinare: ING-INF/02
Supervisore: Fabrizio Frezza
Tutor: Fabrizio Frezza
Giuseppe Fumero (XXXI, Elettromagnetismo)
Novel control knobs for multidimensional stimulated Raman Spectroscopy
Settore Scientifico Disciplinare: FIS/03
Supervisore: Tullio Scopigno
Tutor: Fabrizio Frezza
Aldo Eugenio Rossini (XXXI, Elettromagnetismo)
Protein Sequencing Strategy in Nano-Tecnology by Classical and Quantum Atomistic Models
Settore Scientifico Disciplinare: FIS/01
Supervisore: Giuseppe Zollo
Tutor: Giuseppe Zollo
Raul De Maio (XXXI, Matematica per l’Ingegneria)
Multiscale Methods for Traffic Flow on Networks
Settore Scientifico Disciplinare: MAT/05
Supervisor: Fabio Camilli
Tutor: Fabio Camilli

Riccardo Durastanti (XXXI, Matematica per l’Ingegneria)
Nonlinear elliptic equations with singularities and elliptic systems
Settore Scientifico Disciplinare: MAT/05
Supervisor: Luigi Orsina
Tutor: Francesco Petitta
Salvatore Fragapane (XXXI, Matematica per l’Ingegneria)
Regularity and asymptotics for p-Laplace type operators in fractal and pre-fractal domains
Settore Scientifico Disciplinare: MAT/05
Supervisor Maria Agostina Vivaldi
Tutor: Fabio Camilli
Jacopo Cautela (XXXI, Scienza dei Materiali).
Programmable sphere – tubule frameworks through supramolecular and supracolloidal assembly pathways
Settore Scientifico Disciplinare: CHIM/03
Supervisor e tutor: Luciano Galantini
Riccardo Panetta (XXXI, Scienza dei Materiali)
Innovative photoanodic materials for hybrid solar cells
Settore Scientifico Disciplinare: CHIM/03
Supervisor: Alessandro Latini
Tutor: Stefania Panero
Giovanna Testa (XXXI, Scienza dei Materiali)
Synthesis, characterization and application of hydrophilic nanostructures to the life sciences
Settore Scientifico Disciplinare: CHIM/03
Supervisor: Ilaria Fratoddi
Tutor: Andrea Martinelli
Pubblicazioni / Publications
M. D. Astorino, F. Frezza, and N. Tedeschi, “Ultra-thin narrow-band, complementary
narrow-band, and dual-band metamaterial absorbers for applications in the THz
Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 121, no. 6, pp. 063103, February 2017.
M. D. Astorino, F. Frezza, and N. Tedeschi, “Broad-band terahertz metamaterial
with stacked electric ring resonators,” Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and
vol. 31, no. 7, pp. 727-739, May 2017.
M. Reggente, M. Natali, D. Passeri, M. Lucci, I. Davoli, G. Pourroy, P. Masson, H.
U. Hangen, A. Carradò, M. Rossi, Multiscale mechanical characterization of hybrid
layered materials, In Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering
Aspects, Volume
532, 2017, Pages 244-251, ISSN 0927-7757,
Simona Irrera, Sergio E. Ruiz-Hernandez, Melania Reggente, Daniele Passeri, M.
Natali, Fabrizio
Gala, Giuseppe Zollo, Marco Rossi, Gustavo Portalone, Self-assembling of calcium
salt of
the new DNA base 5-carboxylcytosine, Applied Surface Science, Volume 407, 15 June
2017, Pages
297-306, ISSN 0169-4332.
A. Latini, R. Panetta, C. Cavallo, D. Gozzi, and S. Quaranta, ”A Comparison of the
of Different Mesoporous Titanias in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells”, Journal of
Volume 2015, Article ID 450405, 8 pages, 2015.
C. Cavallo, A. Salleo, D. Gozzi, F. Di Pascasio, S. Quaranta, R. Panetta and A.
Latini, ”Solid
Solutions of Rare Earth Cations in Mesoporous Anatase Beads and Their Performances
in DyeSensitized
Solar Cells”, Scientific Reports 5, Article number: 16785,15 pages, 2015.
R. Panetta, A. Latini, A simple synthesis of the refractory ceramic sulfide CeS by
electron beam
irradiation, J Am Ceram Soc., Volume 100, Issue 11, 2017.
R. Panetta, A. Latini, I. Pettiti, C. Cavallo, Synthesis and characterization of
Nb2O5 mesostructures
with tunable morphology and their application in dye-sensitized solar cells,
Materials Chemistry
and Physics, 202, 289-301, 2017.
I. Venditti, G. Testa, F. Sciubba, L. Carlini, F. Porcaro, C. Meneghini, S. Mobilio,
C.Battocchio and I. Fratoddi. “Hydrophilic Metal Nanoparticles Functionalized by
2-Diethylaminoethane Thiol:
A Close Look on the Metal-ligand Interaction and Interface Chemical Structure”; J.
Phys. Chem. C, 2017, 121, 8002-8013.
P. Prosposito, F. Mochi, E. Ciotta, M. Casalboni, F. De Matteis, I. Venditti, L.
Fontana, G. Testa and I. Fratoddi. “Hydrophilic silver nanoparticles with
tunable optical properties: application for the detection of heavy metals in water”;
Beilstein J. Nanotechnol.
2016, 7, 1654–1661.
G. Testa, L. Fontana, I. Venditti and I. Fratoddi. “Functionalized platinum
nanoparticles with surface charge trigged by pH:
synthesis, characterization and stability studies”; Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2016,
7, 1822-1828.
H. Bessar, I. Venditti, I. Fratoddi, L. Benassi, C. Vaschieri, P. Azzoni, G.
Pellacani, C. Magnoni, E. Botti, V. Casagrande, M. Federici, A.
Costanzo, L. Fontana, G. Testa, F. F. Mostafa, S. A. Ibrahim, M. V.
Russo.“Functionalized gold nanoparticles for topical delivery of Methotrexate for
possible treatment of psoriasis”; Colloids Surf B Biointerface, 2016, 141, 141-147.
A. Bearzotti, L. Fontana, I. Fratoddi, I. Venditti, G. Testa, S. Rasi, V. Gatta,
M.V. Russo, E Zampetti, P. Papa, A. Macagnano. “Hydrophobic noble metal
nanoparticles: synthesis, characterization and perspectives as gas sensing
materials”; Procedia Engeneering –Eurosensor 2015, 2015, 120, 781-786.
Smeraglia, L., A. Bettucci, A. Billi, E. Carminati, A. Cavallo, G. Di Toro, M.
Natali, D. Passeri,
M. Rossi, and E. Spagnuolo (2017), Microstructural evidence for seismic and aseismic
slips along
clay-bearing, carbonate faults, J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, 122.
Mariglen Angjellari, Emanuela Tamburri, Luca Montaina, M. Natali, Daniele Passeri,
Marco Rossi, Maria Letizia Terranova, Beyond the concepts of nanocomposite and 3D
printing: PVA
and nanodiamonds for layer-by-layer additive manufacturing, In Materials & Design,
Volume 119, 2017, Pages 12-21, ISSN 0264-1275.
M. Natali, Daniele Passeri, Marco Rossi, Theodoros Dikonimos, and Nicola Lisi.
Plasma enhanced hot filament CVD growth of thick carbon nanowall layers, AIP Conference Proceedings
1873, 020006 (2017)
Livia Angeloni, Daniele Passeri, M. Natali, Melania Reggente, Emanuele Anelli,
Andrea Bettucci, Diego Mantovani, and Marco Rossi. In Situ control and modification of the probe
magnetization state for accurate magnetic force microscopy. AIP Conference Proceedings 1873, 020008
F. Camilli, R. De Maio and A. Tosin, Transport of measures over networks, Networks
and Heterogeneous Media, Vol. 12, No. 2, June 2017;
F. Camilli, R. De Maio and A. Tosin,
Measure-valued solutions to transport equations on networks
with nonlocal velocity, Journal of Di . Eq., Vol. 254, Iss. 12, pg. 7213 - 7241, June 2018
L. M. De Cave, R. Durastanti and F. Oliva,
Existence and uniqueness results for possibly singular
nonlinear elliptic equations with measure data,
NoDEA Nonlinear Di erential Equations Appl. 25
R. Capitanelli, S. Fragapane,
Asymptotics for quasilinear obstacle problems in bad domains
Discrete Contin. Dyn. Syst. Ser. S 12 (2019), no. 1, 4356.
R. Capitanelli, S. Fragapane, M. A. Vivaldi,
Regularity results for p-Laplacians in pre-fractal
domains,Advances in Nonlinear Analysis. DOI: 10.1515/anona-2017-0248
Cautela, J.; Giustini, M.; Pavel, N. V.; Palazzo, G.; Galantini, L. Wormlike Reverse Micelles
in Lecithin/Bile Salt/Water Mixtures in Oil.
Colloids Surfaces A Physicochem. Eng. Asp.
di Gregorio, M. C.; Travaglini, L.; Del Giudice, A.; Cautela, J.; Pavel, N. V.; Galantini, L.
Bile Salts: Natural Surfactants and Precursors of a Broad Family of Complex Amphiphiles.
Langmui 2018, acs.langmuir.8b02657.
Cautela, J.; Lattanzi, V.; Månsson, L. K.; Galantini, L.; Crassous, J. J. Sphere
Tubule Superstructures through Supramolecular and Supracolloidal Assembly Pathways.
Small 2018, 1803
CICLO XXXII In prerarazione della tesi
Laura Gallottini (Elettromagnetismo)
Graphene-based devices that exploit the amazing
properties of graphene such as linear band structure, ballistic transport,
ambipolar behaviour, huge sustainable current
Elisabetta Sepe (Elettromagnetismo)
Experimental research activities aiming
at quantifying very low concentrations (ng/mL) of the ERBB2 cancer biomarker in biological complex
matrices, such as cell lysates, by making use of novel biochips based on one-dimensional photonic crys-
tals (1DPC).
Davide Cavaliere (Matematica per l'Ingegneria)
Study of Internal Solitary Waves (ISWs) breaking and the
effects of the subsequent turbulent mixing.
Ruggiero Freddi (Matematica per l'Ingegneria)
Calcolo dell’indice di Morse del linearizzato per equazioni alle derivate parziali
Elisa Iacomini (Matematica per l'Ingegneria)
Numerical methods for traffic flow, find out the connections between macroscopic and microscopic models.

Angela Capocefalo (Scienza dei Materiali)
Study and characterization of nanostructured systems based on the self-assembly and molecular functionalization of gold nanoparticles

Debora Caprara (Scienza dei Materiali)
Purposely-designed DNA strands attached to metallic nanoparticles. Experimental investigation of a DNA system which reproduces
the behaviour of vitrimers.
Lucia Mazzapioda (Scienza dei Materiali)
How the structure of CTO could influence
the performance of both catalysts and membranes, either with new chemical-physical
characterizations, such as X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and Temperature Programmed
Desorption (TPD, O2-TPD), and in operating fuel cell/electrolyser devices.
Siracusano S., Baglio V., Nicotera I., Mazzapioda L., Aricò A.S., Panero S., Navarra M.A.
“Sulfated titania as additive in Nafion membranes for water electrolysis applications”
International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 42 (2017), 27851-27858

Luca Schio (Scienza dei Materiali)
Experimental studies of the chiro-optical properties

Siracusano S., Baglio V., Nicotera I., Mazzapioda L., Aricò A.S., Panero S., Navarra M.A.
“Sulfated titania as additive in Nafion membranes for water electrolysis applications”
International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 42 (2017), 27851-27858
L. Banchi, A. S. Rab, M. Bentivegna, D. Caprara, A. Crespi, N. Spagnolo, S. Bose, P. Mataloni, R.
Osellame and F. Sciarrino
”Photonic simulation of entanglement growth and engineering after a spin chain quench” , I. Pitsios,
Nature Communications, 8, 1, 2017
M. Briani, E. Cristiani, E. Iacomini. Sensitivity analysis of the LWR model for traffic forecast on large networks using Wasserstein
in press on Communication in Mathematical Sciences.
Hansen, K., Richter, R., Alagia, , Stranges, S., Schio, L., Salen, P., Yatsyna, V.,Feifel, R., Zhaunerchyk, V.,”Single Photon Thermal
Ionization of C60”,
Phys. Rev. Lett., 118 (2017), DOI:10.1103/PhysRevLett.118.103001.
Falcinelli S., Lorent V., Pirani F., Alagia M., Schio L., Richter R., Stranges S., Vecchiocattivi F., ”Molecular Fragmentation of
Acetylene by VUV Double
Photoionization”, Proceedings, 1 (2017), DOI:10.3390/ecas2017-04126.
N. Danz, A. Sinibaldi, M. Allegretti, E. Sepe, P. Munzert, et al. "Combined label-free/
uorescence platform based on Bloch surface waves biochips for cancer biomarker detection. Proceedings of SPIE
Vol. 10685, 106850X-1-7
XXXIII C: Corsi/ Courses R Ricerca/ Research S Supervisor
Carlo Alberini
XXXIII Curriculum Matematica per l'Ingegneria
Lectures on Fractional Calculus and Singular Equations (4 CFU) - Planned period: January- February 2019,
Prof. Mirko D'Ovidio, Tommaso Leonori e Francesco Petitta (SBAI, Sapienza)
Lectures on Mean Field Games (2 CFU) - Planned period: January - February 2019,
Prof. Fabio Camilli (SBAI Sapienza)

R: Numerical study for variational inequalities arising in the mathematical modelling of:
1. growing sand-piles,
2. thin film superconductors in a perpendicular external field,
For a planar domain we will consider:
1. Finite difference approximation
3. study of some theoretical aspects as asymptotic behavior of power-
law functionals via Mosco convergence
S: Supervisor
Supervisor: Professor Maria Agostina Vivaldi
Tutor: Professor Fabio Camilli
Afsheen Ayub
XXXIII Curriculum Matematica per l'Ingegneria
Lectures on Fractional Calculus and Singular Equations, By Prof. Mirko D'Ovidio, Tommaso Leonori
Francesco Petitta (SBAI, Sapienza).This course is about Time-changed Stochastic processes and Frac-
tional partial differential equations and Singular Equations. *
Four Lectures on Homogenization,
by Prof. Claudia Timofte (University of Bucharest).
On diffusion phenomena and fractional time-derivatives, by Prof. Masahiro Yamamoto, (The University
of Tokyo)
The Total Variation Flow By the Prof. Jose
M. Mazon, from University of Valencia, Spain
Attending seminars and conferences
R: vibration analysis of bi layered cylindrical shells with ring
multiscale problems
S: Supervisor
Prof Micol Amar

Caterina Balzotti
ciclo: XXXIII del Curriculum Matematica per l'Ingegneria

• Lectures on Fractional Calculus and Singular Equations, by Professors Mirko D’Ovidio, Tommaso
Leonori and Francesco Petitta.
• Lectures on Mean Field Games, by Professor Fabio Camilli.
Connection between traffic and pollution. Second order model for traffic flow and derived average speed and
acceleration of vehicles along a street. Exploit speed and acceleration of vehicles to
estimate the production of NOx, in particular of NO2, which are responsible for the increase of the
Maya Briani (IAC-CNR)
Fabio Camilli (Tutor, SBAI)

Lorenzo Della Cioppa
XXXIII Curriculum Matematica per l'Ingegneria
Numerical Methdos for Biomedical Engineering - Prof.ssa Francesca Pitolli
Lectures on Mean Field Games - Prof. Fabio Camilli
R: Research perspectives
Relazione tra regolarita' di Lipschitz e entropia di una funzione f. For-
mulazione di metodi robusti per la stima degli esponenti di Lipschitz, implementazione numerica e
risultati di convergenza e stabilita' degli stessi.
Modelli e metodi matematici per la compressione di Immagini e dati.
Prof.ssa Vittoria Bruni

XXXIII Curriculum Mathematics for Engineering
Boundary value problems in domains with irregular boundaries.
Nonlinear diffusion in inhomogeneous environments.
Functions of bounded variation and existence results for elliptic equations.
The Total Variation Flow, Prof. Jose M. Mazon, (University of Valencia, Spain)
Lectures on Mean Field Games, Prof. Fabio Camilli (SBAI, Sapienza)
"Surface reconstruction from point cloud"
Capture a 3D point cloud that samples the real world, and reconstruct as much
information as possible concerning the scanned objects using numerical methods.
S:Prof. Roberto Ferretti, University of Roma Tre
Tutor Prof. Daniele Andreucci, La Sapienza

Nicole Roselli
XXXIII Mathematics for Engineering
Biomechanics in Health and Disease", A.I.Barakat
"Lectures on Mean Field Games", F.Camilli
The migration of vascular endothelial cells (ECs), the cells lining the inner surfaces of all blood vessels, is critical for several physiological and pathological processes including vascular wound healing after injury,tumor angiogenesis, and the development of viable and biocompatible tissue engineered vascular constructs. The goal of the proposed doctoral research is to develop a predictive computational model of EC
migration under flow.
Daniele Andreucci
Giuseppe Pontrelli

XXXIII, Curriculum Mathematics for Engineering
1. - Numerical Methdos for Biomedical Engineering
Prof. Francesca Pitolli
2. - The Total Variation Flow
Prof. Jose M. Mazon, (University of Valencia, Spain)
R: Research perspectives
Analysis of frequency modulated multicomponent signals. Interfering multicomponent signals,

V. Bruni, M. Tartaglione, D.Vitulano, On the time-frequency reassignment of interfering modes
in multicomponent FM signals", Proceedings of EUSIPCO 2018
V. Bruni, M. Tartaglione, D.Vitulano, An iterative spectrogram reassignment of frequency mod-
ulated multicomponent signals, to appear in Proceedings of MASCOT 2018
S: Dott. Domenico Vitulano, IAC, National Research Council, Rome, Italy.
Internal supervisor : Prof.ssa Francesca Pitolli.

XXXIII, Curriculum Elettromagnetismo

Microwaves Course (6 CFU),
Prof. Fabrizio Frezza
Numerical Simulation of Multiple Scattering Problems
Numerical simulation techniques using different mathematical formulations and computational tools.
Fabrizio Frezza

Alessandro alcaterra
XXXIII, Curriculum Elettromagnetismo

Nanostructured materials and components for electromagnetic applications (Frezza, 6 CFU)
Onde leaky, Antenna a microstriscia planare costituita da uno strato dielettrico e un superstrato parzialmente riflettente. Otimizzazione della Horn TEM con il prisma dissipativo.

Prof. Fabrizio Frezza
Nome: Tommaso Cognome: Civitarese
Curriculum Electromagnetics
C: Courses
Meccanica quantistica - 9 CFU - [FIS/02] - Prof. Antonio Davide Polosa
Interazioni di strutture organiche bidimensionali (nanoribbon
di grafene) con strutture di natura biologica (proteine):
S: Supervisor
Giuseppe Zollo

Marta Fischetti
Curriculum Elettromagnetismo

PRISMA School 2018: “Photosensors and Signal Processing in Particle Detectors” (3 CFU)
Applied Physics Primers (Prof. Riccardo Faccini, 6CFU)

Mathematical models and methods in biomedicine: new challenges and applications (Giuseppe Pontrelli )
T ecniche di analisi neutroniche (A.Pietropaolo)
Development of imaging techniques applied to adrontherapy monitoring.

Supervisor Vincenzo Patera
Mattei, I., Battistoni, G., De Simoni, M., Dong, Y., Embriaco, A., Fischetti, M., Giacometti, V., Gioscio, E., Magi, M., Mancini-Terracciano, C., Marafini, M.,
Mirabelli, R., Muraro, S., Sarti, A., Sciubba, A., Camillocci, E. Solfaroli, Toppi, M., Traini, G., Valle, S. M., Patera, V. (2018). Scintillating fiber devices for Particle
Therapy applications. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON NUCLEAR SCIENCE, ISSN: 0018-9499, doi: 10.1109/TNS.2018.2843179
S. Morganti, V. Bocci, F. Collamati, C. De Angelis, M. De Simoni, R. Faccini, M. Fischetti, G. Ioannidis, C. Mancini-Terraciano, M. Marafini, R. Mirabelli, G. Traini
and E. Solfaroli-Camillocci. (2018). Position sensitive 􀑛-Detector based on p-terphenyl scintillator for medical applications . Journal of Instrumentation.
In-room characterizazion,using an anthropomorphic phantom, of a novel detector for on-line dose monitoring in light ions cancer therapy, talk, SIF 2018,
17-21/09/18, Cosenza,
Characterisation of secondary neutron production in particle therapy treatments with the MONDO neutron tracking detector, talk, SIF 2018, 17-21/09/18, Cosenza,
Rivelazione e caratterizzazione con il progetto MONDO di neutroni secondari ultraveloci prodotti in terapia con particelle, talk, SIRR 2018, 10-13/09/18, Roma,
Poster presentation: Uso di un sensore CMOS commerciale per la rivelazione di particelle beta, Società Italiana per le ricerche sulla radiazione,
10-13/09/18, Roma,
Dalla fisica della Risonanza Magnetica Nucleare alle immagini diagnostiche: Il segnale NMR, La spettroscopia NMR protonica e di
eteronuclei, L’imaging NMR convenzionale, La diffusion tensor imaging e la diffusione non gaussiana, Molecular imaging (Silvia Capuani).
The TT-PET project: A thin TOF-PET scanner based on fast monolithic silicon detector technology (Emanuele Ripiccini).
The particle therapy of cancer: an interdisciplinary approach (Vincenzo Patera)
Maurizio Troiano
XXXIII Electromagnetismo

Microwaves (9 CFU), proff. Marta Cavagnaro, Fabrizio Frezza, Alessandro Galli
Nanostructured materials and components for electromagnetic applications (6 CFU), prof. Fabrizio Frezza
Il progetto di dottorato già proposto ha l’obiettivo di sviluppare algoritmi in grado di individuare, e
quindi classificare, cellule tumorali su referti istologici. Tale progetto sarà condotto in
collaborazione con l’UOC di dermatologia dell’ospedale Umberto I di Roma .
S: Supervisor
Prof. Fabrizio Frezza

Fabrizio Camerin
• Curriculum Science of Materials

Courses have been attended in the first year for 13.5 ECTS, as detailed in the activities of the first year:
- Teoria e fenomenologia dei sistemi vetrosi - 3 ECTS (Dr. Leuzzi)
- Metodi sperimentali per la determinazione di struttura e proprieta’ elettroniche di sistemi aggregati
di bassa dimensionalita’ - 4 ECTS (Prof. Mariani)
- Summer School: Seventh Annual Niels Bohr International Academy Workshop on ESS Science -
Deciphering the hidden dynamics of Soft Matter - 5 ECTS (Copenhagen, Denmark)
- Summer School: Joint Summer School SFB 985 & Georgia Institute of Technology, Functional
Microgels and Microgel Systems - 1.5 ECTS (Monschau, Germany)
Partecipation in a workshop is planned: Emergent dynamics and self-assembly of out-of-equilibrium
colloids, 11-13 March 2019, CECAM-HQ-EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
Accepted talk contribution: 2019 Material Research Society (MRS) Spring Meeting, 22-26 April 2019,
Phoenix, Arizona, USA - Title: Microgels at liquid-liquid interfaces: comparing experiments with a
realistic model
Microgels.Microgels are colloidally stable microparticles constituted by cross-linked polymers (typically PNIPAM)
that hold the unique property to swell and de-swell in response to external stimuli that unbalance
the inside and outside osmotic equilibrium. Study from a structural point of view the conformations the microgels assume at the interface
and compare to experimental outcomes.

S: Supervisor
Dr. Emanuela Zaccarelli
Tutor Collegio Docenti: Prof. Luciano Galantini

Matteo Mastellone
XXXIII, Curriculum Scienza dei Materiali
“Experimental Methods for the Determination of the Structure and the Electronic Properties of
Low-Dimensional Solid Systems”
Specialistic module (2 ECTS): “Tecniche di micro e nanofabbricazione”
TOTAL: 2 ECTS (in agreement with the curriculum supervisor and considering that during the 2017/2018
academic year I followed courses for a total of 17 ECTS)
The research activities will be focused on the design, fabrication and characterization of solid-state devices
able to demonstrate and exploit the photon-enhanced thermionic emission (PETE) effect for the direct
conversion of concentrated solar energy.
S: Supervisor
Internal tutor: Prof. Carlo Mariani
External supervisor: Daniele Maria Trucchi (Senior Scientist – CNR-ISM)
Emilia Severoni
XXXIII Curriculum Scienza dei Materiali

• 1st year
Chimica fisica biologica (9 CFU), CHIM/02. Prof.: Marco D’Abramo
• 2nd year
Corso di scrittura tecnico-scientifica (3 CFU). Prof.: Emilio Matricciani
Study of the self
assembly of BSDs which have a polymerizable moieties in order to stabilize the supramolecular architecture
by covalent bonds. Use of BSDs instead of natural bile salts in this type of systems to induce the formation of gels with different physical and chemical
Prof. Luciano Galantini

Elisamaria Tasca
XXXIII Curriculum Scienza dei Materiali
- Corso di scrittura tecnico-scientifica, 3 CFU, Emilio Matricciani (Politecnico di Milano)
- Chimica Fisica biologica (CHIM/02), 9 CFU, Marco D’Abramo (Dip. Di Chimica)
Characterization of the F127/sodium cholate/doxorubicin system. Characterization of the NaC/F127/DX system from a biological point of view.Test the antitumor efficacy.
Mauro Giustini
Tutor: Luciano Galantini

CICLO XXXIV Cycle XXXIV Inizio attivita' Formazione Ricerca -Starting Activity/ Courses

Franco Silvia Polito Raffaella Saad Abdelnabi Mahmoud Mohamed
Laura Aquilante Davide Cocco Andrea Polito Navid Shekarchizadeh
Falsi Ludovica, Hang Fangchen, Nisar Mehwish, Perino Michela

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