National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN)
Laboratory of Nanotechnology – Frascati, Italy | Team leader: Dr. Stefano Bellucci
The Frascati National Laboratories were founded in the structure of INFN in 1955. The INFN team collaborating in 2DSENSE conducts research in the fields of nanoscience and nanotechnology, nanomaterials and nanocomposites modelling, manufacturing, characterization and nanodevices realization.
The group, leaded by Dr. Stefano Bellucci, has been active in the last 23 years in the theory of nanostructures and 20 years in experimental nanoscience and nanotechnology applications. It developed original electrochemical sensors based on polymers and graphene, for the sensing of various biological agents (DNA, odorant molecules, toxins). 2D materials are synthesized by CVD on catalytic substrates, as well as by. microwave assisted graphene flakes chemical exfoliation. Chemical functionalization of carbon nanomaterials by carboxyl, hydroxyl, bromidic and aminic groups is carried out by routes originally devised in the LNF unit. Practically important nanocomposites based on nanocarbon structures were created, with an epoxy matrix and functionalized graphene nanoplatelets as filler. Modern physical methods for nanostructures characterization are used routinely.
University of Rome Tor Vergata (UNITOV)
Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry – Rome, Italy| Team leader: Prof. Laura Micheli
The University of Rome Tor Vergata (UNITOV) was established in 1982. The Department of Chemical Science and Technologies (DSTC) has a strong record of scientific achievements places it at the top of national and international rankings. Its research covers most aspects of modern chemistry and its applications, including the study of environment and food security, preservation of cultural heritage, design of innovative drugs, study of drug mechanism of action and structure-activity relationship, development of medical devices, sustainable chemistry, energy storage and conversion, understanding of photoinduced processes, catalysis, theoretical and experimental investigations on biomolecules and biomaterials, biomimetic supramolecular systems, development of physico/chemical sensors, biosensors and sensors, organic, inorganic, and hybrid nanostructured materials for applications in electronics, photonics, energy, etc.
The Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry, leaded by Prof. Laura Micheli, is collaborating to 2DSENSE project given its expertise in electrochemical Biosensor and Immunosensor system, computational study and spectrophotometrical of electronic and optical proprieties of surface, in combination of physic-chemical studies.