People

Staff members

Martino Bolognesi Full professor martino.bolognesi@unimi.it
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Francesca Clerici Associate professor francesca.clerici@unimi.it
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Davide Galli Associate professor davide.galli@unimi.it
Office Phone: +39 02 503 17378
Lab Phone: +39 02 503 17664
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Address: Via Celoria 16, 20133 Milano, Italy

2016-present: Associate Professor, Università degli Studi di Milano;2005-2016: Assistant Professor, Università degli Studi di Milano;1998-2004: Technical collaborator, Laboratory for Parallel Computing and Simulations in Condensed Matter, Università degli Studi di Milano. Research activities: Monte Carlo and Quantum Monte Carlo simulations of many-particle and complex systems; theory of quantum gases, liquids and solids; statistical analysis of inverse problems and stochastic optimization, development of phase retrieval algorithms for Coherent Diffractive Imaging. Author of more than 90 articles on international scientific journals.
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  • 2008: Scientific coordinator PUR project (Università degli Studi di Milano)
  • 1998-1999: Scientific Tutor FSE project (INFM & CINECA)

High Performance Computing projects approved as Principal Investigator:

  • 2017: MEMETICO, ISCRA-B (CINECA), 4M core hours
  • 2016: PUMAS, LISA (Regione Lombardia & CINECA) - 300k core hours
  • 2014: UltraQMC, LISA (Regione Lombardia & CINECA) - 3M core hours
  • 2013: FDF, LISA (Regione Lombardia & CINECA) - 2.4M core hours
  • 2013: SDvIP, LISA (Regione Lombardia & CINECA) - 1.2M core hours
  • 2010: Quantum vIP (Regione Lombardia & CILEA) - 620k core hours
  • 2004-2008: 5 CINECA Supercomputing grants

Other activities:

  • 2013-present: Member of the International Advisory Committee of the international conference "Recent Progress in Many Body Theories” (RPMBT)
  • 2011-2013: Referee for the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
  • 2006-2011: Member of the Steering Committee of the European Science Fundation (ESF) scientific program SIMBIOMA
  • 2009: Member of the Advisory Committee of the XIV Convegno Nazionale di Fisica Statistica, (Parma, Italy)

Maria Luisa Gelmi Full professor marialuisa.gelmi@unimi.it
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Address: Via Venezian, 21 Milano Italy

1981: Degree in Chemistry, University of Milan - 1988: PhD in Organic Chemistry at University of Milan - 1987 - 1990: PhD in Medicinal Chemistry at University of Milan - 1990: Research Assistant, Faculty of Pharmacy , University of Milan - 2000: Associate Professor of Organic Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Milan - 2005: Full Professor of Organic Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Milan - 2006 - 2012: Erasmus coordinator for Faculty of Pharmacy of University of Milano - From 2012 Vice - head of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences (DISFARM) - From 2013 Chairman of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology course (Facoltà Scienze del Farmaco) - From 2014 Director of the Interuniversity Centre on Pericyclic Reactions and Synthesis of Hetero - and Carbocyclic Systems Researches Prof. Gelmi is author of more then 11 0 scientific publications on International Journals dealing with different organic chemistry fields and presented more than 60 communications or posters . She has a long experience in the coordination and organization of research groups in organic chemistry field s such as : i) diastereo - and enantioselective syntheses of non proteinogenic amino acids; ii) synthesis peptidomimetics , conformational characterization and their use for biological or nanomaterial application ; iii) synthesis and transformation of heterocyclic; iv) semi - syntheses of natural compounds.

Cristina Lenardi Associate professor cristina.lenardi@unimi.it
Office Phone: +39 02 503 17409
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Address: Via Celoria, 16 - 20133 Milano, Italy

She is Assistant Professor of Physics at the University of Milan. She graduated in Physics at the University of Trieste (Italy) and received her PhD from the Politecnico of Milan (Italy). From 1988 to 1991 she was permanent staff member at Sincrotrone Trieste (Italy). From 1992 to 1994 she had a fixed-term contract at National Institute of Material Physics (INFM) in Milan and from 1995 to 1999 had a fellow at the Joint Research Center (Ispra, Italy). From 2000 to 2001 she was Assistant Professor at University of Salento (Lecce, Italy) and from 2002 at University of Milan. She conducts her research at the Center of Excellence CIMAINA, Department of Physics. From 2009 to 2015 she was the Head of Advanced Biomaterials platform at Fondazione Filarete (Milano, Italy), from which started the spin-out Tensive s.r.l.. Her research areas mainly concern the structural and electronic characterization of nanostructured surfaces and the development of novel microfabricated polymeric materials for biological applications. Recently she also focuses on the toxicological aspects related to the exposure to inorganic nanoparticles. She was responsible, as PI or Unit coordinator, of various projects financed by International Organizations (Royal Society (UK), EPRSC (UK)), National Institutions (Ministry of Research (MIUR) and Ministry of Economic Development (MISE)), and Regional Institutions (Regione Lombardia, Cariplo). She was responsible of 15 experiments in Material Science at various Synchrotron Facilities in Europe. She teaches Physics at Faculties of Pharmacy and of Bioscience and at the PhD course in Physics. She was supervisor of 20 master degree and 12 PhD’s theses. She coordinated the activity of 9 postdoctoral associates. She is author of more than 100 papers on PRJs, 3 books’ chapters, one book and 3 patents. She received the prize from the “G. Galileo Foundation” and, together with members of the Laboratorio Getti Molecolari (LGM) of Department of Physics, University of Milan, “L. Tartufari” prize awarded by the Lincei National Academy in 2006.

Paolo Milani Full professor paolo.milani@mi.infn.it
Office Phone: +39 02 503 17350
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Address: Via Celoria, 16 - 20133 Milano, Italy

Paolo Milani is Full Professor at the Department of Physics of the University of Milano. He graduated in Physics from the University of Pavia (Italy) in 1984 and he received his Docteur es Sciences (PhD) in 1991 from the Ecole Polytechnique Federale of Lausanne. He founded in 1992 the Molecular Beams and Nanocrystalline Materials Laboratory at the University of Milano. His research focuses on cluster-assembled nanostructured materials and their integration on microfabricated platforms by exploiting the supersonic cluster beam deposition technology. He is active in the field of nanostructured systems and devices for stretchable electronics and optics, biotechnology and medicine, energy production and storage. He has published more than 200 papers on refereed journals (h index=36), several review papers and a monograph on supersonic cluster beam deposition for the synthesis of nanostructured thin films. Milani is the recipient of the U. Campisano Award from the Italian Institute for the Physics of Matter in 2000 for his contributions to the field of the synthesis and characterization of nanostructured materials. In 2006 he received the L. Tartufari Prize awarded by the Lincei National Academy. Currently, Milani serves as Director of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Nanostructured Materials and Interfaces of the University of Milano, Scientific Director of the business incubator Fondazione Filarete and he is a member of the scientific board of the Leonardo da Vinci National Museum of Science and Technology, based in Milan. He is also Coordinator of the PhD School in Medical Nanotechnology supported by the European School of Molecular Medicine and the University of Milano and he has served as a nanotechnology expert consultant for the European Social and Economic Committee of the European Union. He is co-editor of the Springer book series Carbon Materials Chemistry and Physics, regional editor for Europe of the Journal of Nanoparticle Research and Editor of Advances in PhysicsX. He holds thirteen patents and he is co-founder of three start-up companies: TETHIS spa active in the field of nanostructured systems for biomedical microdevices, WISE srl producing stretchable electronics for neuromodulation (WISE has received the European Venture Contest Award 2012 for Life Sciences), and EOS srl producing optical systems for nanoparticle sizing in biological media.

Armando Negri Full professor armando.negri@unimi.it
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Paolo Piseri Associate professor paolo.piseri@fisica.unimi.it
Office Phone: +39 02 503 17357
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Address: Via Celoria, 16 - 20133 Milano, Italy
Alessandro Podestà Associate professor alessandro.podesta@mi.infn.it
Office Phone: +39 02 503 17762
Lab Phone: +39 02 503 17433
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Address: Via Celoria 16, 20133 Milano, Italy

Alessandro Podestà (AP) is Associate Professor at the Department of Physics of the University of Milano, where he got the MS in Physics in 1998 and the PhD in Materials Science in 2002; his main research interests pertain to the study and characterization of physical and chemical properties of interfaces at the nanometer scale using scanning probe techniques based on Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM). In particular, AP studies the interfacial properties of thin nanostructured films and biological entities (DNA, DNA-protein complexes, cells and ECMs) and their interactions with relevant biocompatible (nanostructured) surfaces. AP is the scientist in charge of the AFM group of the Molecular Beam and Nanocrystalline Materials Laboratoty and of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Nanostructured Materials and Interfaces (CIMAINA) of the University of Milano. He works in an interdisciplinary research environment, collaborating with physicists, biologists, chemists, engineers. AP is author of more than 85 publications on peer-reviewed journals and his H-index (WoS) is 23. AP is member of the Editorial Board of Scientific Reports (Nature Springer). AP participates to several funded research projects, in some cases as Principal Investigator or local coordinator. AP is involved in educational activities, including university courses and classes of general physics and experimental nanotechnology, as well in science communication and dissemination activities; he is tutor of BC, MS, and PhD students. More details on AP's activity and publications can be found at the following links: Personal webpage: http://www.mi.infn.it/~podesta/; ResearcherID: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/E-6568-2010; ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4169-6679.

Marco Potenza Assistant professor marco.potenza@unimi.it
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Address: Via Celoria, 16 - 20133 Milano - Italy

Marco A. C. Potenza Responsible of the Optics Research Laboratory at the Physics Department – University of Milan. My activity is focused at conceiving and developing novel optical techniques and instrumentation based on light scattering and coherent optics. Since 2003 I work for developing space instrumentation for ESA. I’m currently exploiting the fundamentals of light scattering in the fields of colloidal physics, protein crystallization, atmosphere optics, astrophysics, paleoclimatology. I’m currently collaborating to characterize the metal polymer nanocomposites recently developed by CIMAINA. Extending optical methods to X-rays from synchrotron and Free Electron Lasers is one of the main efforts of my lab. My interest is devoted to both science and technological applications, and I participate to technology transfer and R&D actions in collaboration with private companies. I have been the Instrument Scientist for the COLLOID experiment aboard the International Space Station, a project supported by ESA and performed in collaboration with Amsterdam University. I have been responsible of national and European projects, and for contracts with companies in Europe.

Alberto Pullia Associate professor alberto.pullia@unimi.it
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Address: Via Celoria, 16 - 20133 Milano - Italy

Alberto Pullia received the Degree (cum laude) in Electronics Engineering at Politechnic of Milano in 1991, and the PhD Degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering in 1995 under the supervision of Prof. Emilio Gatti. Since 1991 he joined the research group of Prof. Emilio Gatti, contributing to the pioneering development of electronic circuits and devices for ionizing radiation detectors. From December 1993 to December 1994 he worked in the group of H. W. Kraner at the Instrumentation Division of Brookhaven National Laboratory (USA), under the supervision of V. Radeka, contributing to the development of an innovative instrument for Extended X-ray Absorption Fine Structure (EXAFS) spectroscopy. In 1995 he got a staff position as a researcher at the Department of Electronics of Politechnic of Milano. From November 1997 to October 1998 he was Consultant of U.S. DOE (Department of Energy). Since October 2000 he is Associate Professor of Electronics at the Department of Physics of University of Milano. From 2005 to 2007 he served as the National Coordinator of research program "Development of a SiC/GaN detector/front-end integrated system for ionizing radiation spectroscopy at room and high temperatures", funded by the Italian Government in the frame of a collaboration of University/Politechnic of Milano, University of Bologna, University of Modena, University of Torino. From 2002 to 2013 he served as the National Coordinator and principal investigator of numerous scientific experiments funded by the Italian National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN). Since October 2014 he serves as the Chairman of the Teaching Coordinating Council of the Physics Department of University of Milano, with the highest responsibility in the organization of the first and second level courses in Physics. He is author of more than 150 papers on peer-reviewed journals on semiconductor detectors, electronic circuits and devices, instrumentation and measurements, and co-author of 3 industrial patents. H-factor on February 2016 (WOS): 18. Average Citations per Item on February 2016 (WOS): 6.78.

Dominique Roberto Full professor dominique.roberto@unimi.it
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Sandra Rondinini Associate professor sandra.rondinini@unimi.it
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Eugenio Scanziani Full professor eugenio.scanziani@unimi.it
Office Phone: 02503 18119
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Address: Via Celoria, 10 - 20133 Milano Italy
Gianfranco Tantardini Full professor
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Gabriella Tedeschi Associate professor gabriella.tedeschi@unimi.it
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Address: Via Celoria, 10 - 20133 Milano Italy

Gabriella Tedeschi is Associate Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Milano where she got her PhD in Biochemistry in 1992. From 1992 to 1994 she was Associate Researcher at the Department of Biological Chemistry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mi, USA. She is Member of the Teaching Council at the PhD School of Biochemistry, University of Milan (2002-pres.) and since 2008 Head of the Proteomics Platform of the “Filarete Foundation for Biosciences and Innovation”. She is a referee of international scientific journals such as European Journal of Biochemistry, Journal of Neurochemistry, Theriogenology, Electrophoresis, Proteomics. She is in the referee panel of Ministero della Università e della Ricerca Scientifica (MIUR) –Italy and of the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR) – France. Her scientific production is reported in 96 publications in international journals with IF. Her researches always dealt with the characterization of the structure-function relationship in proteins and with the study of proteins and protein patterns through bottom up and top down proteomic methods such as shotgun, label free and SILAC. Recently she is focused on the study of cytoskeletal proteins and post-translational modifications in cells grown on nanostructured materials.

Alberto Vertova Associate professor alberto.vertova@unimi.it
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Address: Via Golgi 19, 20133 Milano, italy

Alberto Vertova, born in 1964, obtained his “cum laude” graduation in Industrial Chemistry at the University of Milan in 1989 with an experimental Thesis on “New ionselective electrodes for water hardness and chloride ion”. During this period he had a Montedison scholarship for the best undergraduate students (Academic Year 1987/1989) in Industrial Chemistry. In 1990 he obtained a PhD scholarship in Industrial Chemistry at the University of Milano and in 1994 received his PhD in Industrial Chemistry defending a Thesis on “Hydrogen and Hydrogen Isotope Evolution reactions on Platinum and Palladium electrodes”. In 2000 he was a visiting scholar at the University of Tokyo. He joined the Group of Prof. Y. Umezawa, Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry - Department of Chemistry, working on new chemically modified sensors using the self assembled monolayer (SAM) of thiols. In this field he collaborated also with Prof. Dimitri Khoshtariya (Tbilisi State University – Georgia) for the development of investigation methodologies for the determination of the electron transfer rate as function of the modification of the electrode surface. This topic has led to the development of new bioamperometric sensors formed by SAM adsorbed on gold surfaces and in this field, in 2007, AV received a grant from Regione Lombardia, INGENIO project, to explore the possibility of industrial application of these investigations. Moreover, AV was invited to participate at COST Group (Green Organic Electrochemistry) a scientific project of the European Community (project D29 – W0006-03, 2003-2007) that allowed a strong scientific collaboration with the research group of prof. Jean-Yves Nedelec (CNRS – Thais – France) in the field of electrochemical remediation. In the last years AV has focused his interest on different fields of applied electrochemistry: electrocatalysis, electrochemical environmental treatments, new nanostructured materials for energetic and environmental applications, biosensors and for his research in the field of batteries AV obtained two grants from MIUR (Prin 2008: 2008PF9TWZ) and from Cariplo Foundation (2010/0506). AV is, at present, an Associate Professor at the Dipartimento di Chimica of the Università degli Studi di Milano. AV is a member of the International Society of Electrochemistry and of the Italian Chemical Society.



Fellows

Francesca Borghi Post-doc francesca.borghi@unimi.it
Office Phone: +39 02 503 17412
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Address: Via Celoria, 16 - 20133 Milano, Italy

Francesca Borghi is a postdoc researcher at the Department of Physics of the University of Milano, and at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Nanostructured Materials and Interfaces; she graduated in Physics in 2011, and she obtained her PhD title in Physics in 2015. Her main work concerns the characterization of the interfacial chemico-physical properties of nanostructured thin films produced by low-energy clusters beam deposition in gas phase. In particular, she uses scanning probe microscopy (atomic force microscopy) for the characterization of the first stage of growth of thin film in sub-monolayer regime (metallic oxides, carbon, gold) and for the study of the structural and functional properties of granular thin films; thanks to the combined local approach based on atomic force microscopy and fluorescence microscopy she investigates also the surface charge density and IEP of thin film of Titania and Zirconia in aqueous solution and the adhesion mechanisms of proteins on these nanostructured surfaces. Using AFM in force spectroscopy mode she performes also nanomechanical tests for the investigation of themechanical properties of the metal-polymer nanocomposites produced by Supersonic Clusters Beam Implantation and for the characterization of the nano-structuring and the permeability of Ionic Liquids in a porous matrix of carbon and silica thin films. She developed also new approach for the characterization of surface area and porosity of thin films by adsorption gas measurements. Francesca Borghi is author of more than 16 publications and her H-index is 8. She is also involved in educational activities, including teacher assistance to Laboratory courses and as co-supervisor of Master and Bachelor students.

Matteo Chighizola PhD student matteo.chighizola@unimi.it
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Llorenc Cremonesi PhD student llorenc.cremonesi@unimi.it
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Marcel Di Vece Assistant professor marcel.divece@unimi.it
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Marcel Di Vece has a strong international experience on nanoparticle research which is currently focused on using metal, semiconductor and dielectric nanoparticles to increase solar cell efficiency and light-matter interaction in general. He uses a magnetron sputtering gas aggregation cluster source combined with thin film deposition for his investigations. Personal link: www.divece.net

Wondimu Gebreyes PhD student wondimu.gebreyes@unimi.it
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Lorenzo Migliorini PhD student lorenzo.migliorini@unimi.it
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Alessandro Minguzzi Assistant professor alessandro.minguzzi@unimi.it
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Assistant Professor at the University of Milan, where he spent his entire career. He was recipient of an Oronzio and Niccolò DeNora Fellowship in 2007 and spent several periods as visiting scientist such as in the Lab of Prof. A.J. Bard (University of Texas at Austin). He’s currently member of the board of the Electrochemistry Division of the Italian Chemical Society.
A.M. is author or co-author of 48 publications and of 12 oral invited presentations at conferences, workshops and schools. 
His research is mainly focused on the study of electrode and photoelectrode materials in energy conversion and storage and for environmental remediation also using “unconventional” techniques such as the scanning electrochemical microscopy and operando X-ray absorption spectroscopies. Recently, A.M.’s research was also focused on the real-time detection of exocytosis events from living, single cells, by means of microelectrodes.
The rich scientific production led to the award of 4 prizes, the last one being “Premio Primo Levi 2014” as the best under-35 Italian chemist author.

Chloe Minnai PhD student chloe.minnai@unimi.it
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Matteo Mirigliano PhD student matteo.mirigliano@unimi.it
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Tommaso Santaniello Post-doc tommaso.santaniello@unimi.it
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Address: Via Celoria, 16 - 20133 Milano - Italy

Born in Milan, Italy, is a postdoc researcher working at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Nanostructured Materials and Interfaces (CIMAINA) in the Physics Department at the University of Milan, where he coordinates the activities on smart materials and biomaterials synthesis, engineerization and micro-fabrication since 2013. He obtained the PhD title in Physics and in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering in the framework of a Double Doctorate programme between the University of Milan and Loughborough University (U.K.). His main research interests relate to the development of soft actuating systems and self-regulating polymeric materials, and to the design and integration of micro and nano-fabrication processes for the prototyping and production of smart structures and miniaturized devices for biotechnology and soft robotics applications. The materials library, formulated in-house, comprises biocompatible and stimuli-responsive hydrogels, ionic electroactive polymers and nanocomposites, and hyperelastic gels, while the fabrication approaches for specific components manufacturing rely on micromolding, photopatterning, laser photopolymerization and direct writing, 3D printing and soft polymers metallization. He is also interested in surface functionalization techniques for the physical and chemical modification of plastics and elastomers and in novel packaging approaches for the integration of hydrogels-based components in hybrid materials microfluidic devices, as well as in the rapid prototyping of microsystems for electrochemical biosensing on-chip using nanostructured materials.

Carsten Schulte Collaborator carsten.schulte@unimi.it

Education and Training Title of qualification awarded 12/2003 – 04/2007. Title of qualification awarded 10/1997 – 01/2003. Senior Postdoc at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Nanostructured Materials and Interfaces (CIMaINa) and Department of Physics, University of Milan, Italy. Postdoc at the IFOM-IEO-Campus, Milan, Italy. Postdoc at the Dipartimento di Biotecnologie (DiBiT), San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy. PhD in Biology (Dr. rer. nat.). Doctorate at the Centre for Biochemistry, Medical Faculty of the Albertus-Magnus-University of Cologne (Germany). Diplom in Biology (Specialisation in Cell Biology) (Dipl. biol., equivalent to Master’s degree). Studies of Biology at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhems-University of Bonn (Germany) and the Philipps-University of Marburg (Germany).

The focus of my research interest has always been the interaction of the cell with the surrounding microenvironment and the consequential impact on the cell’s behaviour and fate. In particular, I have been fascinated by the molecular mechanisms inducing and implementing drastic cell morphological changes, e.g. during cell migration or neurite outgrowth, and visualising/understanding these cellular processes with the help of modern imaging techniques. Currently at the University of Milan, I am studying, in an interdisciplinary project in the interface between cell biology and nanotechnology, the interaction of cells with nanostructured biomaterials, e.g. produced by supersonic deposition of zirconia nanoparticles. I am analysing how the nanoscale information of the biophysical, topographic cues provided by these nanostructured surfaces is converted into specific cell responses via mechanotransductive processes, promoting thereby e.g. cellular differentiation processes, in particular in the context of neuronal differentiation. The long-term objective of this project is to translate this expertise into nanobiotechnological applications, e.g. the development of enhanced neural interfaces and circuits, or cell culture devices promoting directed differentiation of stem cells. Furthermore I am also involved in studies exploiting atomic force microscopy measurements of living cells to understand the biomechanics of cells and biological samples. During my work at the IFOM-IEO-Campus in Milan I was investigating biophysical aspects of integrin-dependent cell adhesion and cell migration, mainly via live cell imaging techniques. At the San Raffaele Scientific Institute in Milan instead I was studying processes involved in neurite outgrowth. For my PhD and Diplom thesis I analysed the cell migration of keratinocytes.

Among professional skills: Cell culture handling (experience with diverse primary cell systems and cell lines, stable cell line generation); Live cell imaging with diverse microscopic techniques (especially confocal laser scanning and confocal spinning disk microscopy) and according image acquisition and data evaluation software (e.g. ImageJ, Volocity, Metamorph); Versatile cell biological techniques (e.g. immunofluorescence methods, diverse cell migration and adhesion-related assays, xCELLigence); Biochemical and molecular biological techniques (Western Blot, cloning and transfection methods (e.g. for siRNA and overexpression)); Data analysis and image processing (e.g. ImageJ, Prism, Microsoft Office, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop).

Yunsong Yan Post-doc yunsong.yan@unimi.it
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Tecnical / Administrative members

Francesco Cavaliere Technician francesco.cavaliere@unimi.it
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Address: Via Celoria, 16 - 20133 Milano - Italy

-1987: permanent position at University of Milan Currently: EP- High Professionality - Technician at the Department of Physics - Work in the following fields: Physics of Plasmas, Nanotechnologies, Astrophysics, Nanofluids. - Technical Manager of the workshop of the Department of Physics - Technical Manager of CIMAINA (Center of Excellence for Nanotechnology in Milan) - Ten Antarctic expeditions (1989 to 2008) in French, American, and Italian bases. - Worked from 1990 to 2001 to the “Laboratorio Nazionale Gransasso” (L'Aquila Italy) - About 50 publications in national and international journals. - Awarded in 1990 from the NSF (National Science Foundation U.S.) for its contribution to research in Antarctica - Teaches the course of advanced machines in the PhD school in Physics Mr. Francesco Cavaliere is responsible and Manager of workshop of the Department of Physics. He co-ordinates the work of technicians and takes care of the new workshop users training (technicians, researchers, PhD students, undergraduate students); he deals with the design, transport and installation of complex machinery and with the mechanical design of advanced instrumentation. Mr. Cavaliere has also acquired a wide spectrum of advanced competences on new materials, radiofrequency devices, antennas, waveguides, telescope moving, vacuum technologies and welding. He has attended a survival course on ice (Monte Bianco, september 1989), a training course for Antarctica (Brasiamone, Appennino Bolognese, september 1989) and can work in every uncomfortable site.

Federico Pezzotta Technician federico.pezzotta@unimi.it
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Claudio Piazzoni Technician claudio.piazzoni@unimi.it
Office Phone: +39 02 503 17469
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Address: Via Celoria, 16 - 20133 Milano, Italy

Claudio Piazzoni (CP) is since 2005 EP technical staff at the Physics Department of Università degli Studi di Milano, where he graduated in 2001. CP is the site manager of CIMaINa laboratories. His technical activity spans through safety, maintenance, logistics and organization of CIMaINa lab services and apparata. It also involves the design of new components for SCBD apparata upgrades. His research activity concerns the deposition of thin films either by SCBD technique (cluster-assembled films) or evaporation and sputtering (i.e. ion gun, reactive arch and magnetron) techniques, and their combinations (co-deposition). It includes the use of thin film characterization techniques such as XPS and stylus profilometer and, indirectly, microscopic, spectroscopic and tribological analysis (SEM/EDX, TEM, AFM, Raman, pin-on-disc...). Thin film deposition and characterization expertise are supplied either to other research groups or private companies in form of service and consulting. In the last years the main research fields dealed with fullerene-like based solid lubricants for tribological applications, ns-TiOx/ZrOx thin films growth study and ns-ZrOx substrate engineering for biological and bio-medical applications. He is author of more than 10 publications in peer-reviewed journals.



Collaborators

Andrea Bellacicca Collaborator andrea.bellacicca@unimi.it


Former members

Luca Giacomo Bettini Former member

Luca Bettini graduated in Physics (M. Sc.) at the University of Milano-Bicocca in 2009 with a thesis on the molecular beam epitaxy of organic molecular semiconductors. In 2010 he joined the Nanocrystalline Materials Laboratory of the Physics Department of the University of Milano where he started his activity on the synthesis and characterization of nanostructured materials by cluster assembling. In 2013 he obtained his Ph.D. in Physics, Astrophysics and Applied Physics from the University of Milano. Luca Bettini has an extensive training and hands on experience in solid state physics, materials science and physical chemistry. Since 2013 he is a Post-Doc researcher at the Physics Department of the University of Milano and a member of the Interdisciplinary Center for Nanostructured Materials and Interfaces (CIMaINa). His research activity is in the frame of nanosciences and nanotechnologies for sustainable energy storage and conversion, relying on expertise in the synthesis, deposition and characterization of nanostructured materials and thin films.