LMNT Lab Members

 

Plinio Innocenzi

Plinio Innocenzi is full professor of Materials Science at the University of Sassari (Italy) and Director of the Laboratory of Materials Science and Nanotechnology (LMNT). He has graduated in physics at the University of Padua (Italy) and has been assistant professor and associate professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Material Section in the same University. On 1994 he has been awarded with the Science and Technology Fellowship in Japan from the European Commission and has been associate foreign researcher at Kyoto University (Japan). It has been visiting professor at the University Paris VI, Kyoto University, Osaka Prefecture University and Beijing University of Chemical Technology.  He has been one of the founders of the International Sol-Gel Society and has served in the Board of Directors; he is Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. He has authored more than 150 articles in International ISI Journals, 3 books and 12 patents. His research interest is focused on self-assembly at the nanoscale, sol-gel chemistry, and hybrid organic-inorganic materials. Google Scholar webpage ResearchGate profile

 

Luca Malfatti

Luca Malfatti (1977) is associate professor of Materials Science at the University of Sassari (Italy). He got the master degree in Material Science at University of Padua and the Ph.D. degree in "Materials for environment and energy" at University of Rome Tor Vergata. He has been visiting researcher at University Paris VI, CNEA in Buenos Aires, Osaka Prefecture University and CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering Division of Melbourne. He has authored more than 100 articles in International ISI Journals. His research work deals with the synthesis of mesoporous and hierarchical porous materials obtained by supramolecular self-assembly and their applications as advanced functional ceramics. Google Scholar webpage ResearchGate profile

 

Luigi Stagi

Luigi Stagi is assistant professor (RTDA) of Materials Science at the University of Sassari (Italy). He got the master degree and Ph.D. in Physics at the University of Cagliari (UNICA, Italy). After a research grant in UNICA, he joined Automotive Lighting Italia S.p.a (Tolmezzo, Italy) as optical designer of welding machines. In 2018 he was R&D specialist and assistant manufacturer in the area of crystal growth at Optomaterials s.r.l. He has been a researcher in the LMNT laboratory since 2019. His current research is focused on the structural and optical properties of 2D-materials. Google Scholar webpage ResearchGate profile

 

Manuela Meloni

Manuela Meloni received her master degree in Chemical Science at the University of Sassari (UNISS, Italy) and PhD in Materials Physics (Marie Sklodowska- Curie Doctoral Fellow) at the University of Sussex (Brighton, United Kingdom). She has been visiting PhD student at the Instituto de Carboquimica (ICB-CSIC, Zaragoza, Spain), Ranishaw (Wotton-under-Edge, United Kingdom), Institut des Matériaux Jean Rouxel (IMN, Nantes, France), Instituto Universitario de Investigation en Nanociencia de Aragon (INA, Zaragoza, Spain). She is currently working as a postdoctoral research fellow at the LMNT lab. Her research is focused on the synthesis and characterisation of Carbon NanoDots for light-emitting materials and lasing applications. Google Scholar webpage ResearchGate profile

 

Matteo Poddighe

Matteo Poddighe received his master degree in Chemical Sciences at the University of Sassari, Italy, in 2020. His work was focused on the synthesis and characterisation of lead-free piezoceramic materials for biomedical applications. He has been visiting Master student at the Insituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid – Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (ICMM – CSIC, Madrid, Spain). Now, he is a PhD student of Chemical Sciences and Technologies at the University of Sassari (UNISS) and he is currently working at the LMNT lab. His research is focused on the study of hydrophobic silica thin films. ResearchGate profile

 

Swapneel Thakkar

Swapneel graduated in M.Tech.Materials Science from University of Mysore,2016. He obtained PhD in Chemical Science and Technology (2019) from University of Cagliari with thesis titled "Aerogel Inspired Materials : from molecular routes to nanoparticle based gels", which focused on preparation of composite aerogels using molecular precursors/ prepared nanoparticles and their investigation in environmental remediation applications. Currently, he is working in LMNT, UniSS as a researcher on the project titled "Synthesis of graphene derived nanocomposites for HTOPS detection", which involves in preparation of mesoporous hybrid films based on silica-graphene by sol-gel techniques for detection of pollutants in water.Google Scholar webpage ResearchGate profile

 

Junkai Ren

Junkai Ren is a PhD student of Chemical Sciences and Technologies in University of Sassari (UniSS). In 2015 he started his master research on optical properties of carbon nanodots and their polymerized glasses in Key Laboratory of Photochemical Conversion and Optoelectronic Materials, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Then he graduated in June 2018 from University of Chinese Academy of Sciences with a Master’s Degree of Natural Science. In November 2018 he was awarded a three years PhD fellowship by UniSS. Presently, he works at the Laboratory of Materials Science and Nanotechnologies (LMNT) as a full-time research student with a PhD project focused on the preparation and optical properties of boron nitride quantum dots. Google Scholar webpage ResearchGate profile

 

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