Andrea Fornara

Personal Information

Position: Researcher

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Location: Florence

Fornara, Andrea


Fields of Interest and Expertise

Synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials.

Application of inorganic and magnetic nanoparticles in applications like biodiagnostics, drug delivery.

Toxicology, safety and standardization of nanomaterials.

Graphene for ICT and thermal management application.

Use of sustainable materials in electronics.



"Introduction to Nanotechnology", Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden

"Characterization of Nanomaterials", Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden


Curriculum Vitae

2005: Degree in Chemical Engineers at the Politecnico of Turin (Italy).

2005: Degree in Chemistry and Chemical ENgineers at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stickholm (Sweden)

2010: PhD in Materials Chemistry at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm (Sweden) with the thesis “Multifunctional nanomaterials for diagnostic and therapeutic applications”.

2011: Researcher and project manager YKI-Institute for Surface Chemistry, Stockholm, Sweden.

2013: Senior Project manager and business developer at SP-Technical Research Institute of Sweden in Stockholm, Sweden.

2015: Group manager for advanced materials at RISE-Research Institutes of Sweden.


2006: Winner of the “C.M. Lerici foundation” scholarship for Excellence in Scientific Research.

2003: Winner of Erasmus-double degree scholarship from Politecnico di Torino


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