Position: Permanent Staff
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The research activities are focused on the design, fabrication and characterization of devices for optoelectronics and sensors. In particular, scientific activity involves the fabrication and study of the morphological, compositional and electrical properties of devices with sub-micrometric to millimetred- dimensions. Organic thin film transistors based on the use of new materials: organic semiconductors and metal oxide semiconductors have been developed. The sensing structures have been characterized with a multi-dimensional approach based on investigations of microscopy and spectroscopy techniques. The scientific activity is also focused on the development of graphene-based optoelectronic devices for use as modulators in the Terahertz spectral range.
Cinzia Di Franco graduated in Chemistry -summa cum laude- at the University of Bari in 1999. From April 2000 to March 2003 she joined STMicroelectronics, Research and Development Division, as process engineer, working on single photon avalanche photodiodes. From April 2003, she a researcher of CNR, Institute for Photonics and Nanotechnologies. Her research interests are in the fields of analytical chemistry, chem- and bio-sensors, surface spectroscopy and nanomaterials. She is presently attending the PhD school in Chemical and Molecular Sciences, under the supervision of prof. Luisa Torsi. She is the author/co-author of more than 70 papers in peer-reviewed journals with impact factor, chapters on International textbooks, and papers on Conference Proceedings books.
Controlling the Binding Efficiency of Surface Confined Antibodies through the Design of Mixed Self-Assembled Monolayers- Lucia Sarcina - Delre P. - Graziano G. - Stefanachi A. - Blasi D. - Rosaria Anna Picca - Cinzia Di Franco - Leonetti F. - Gaetano Scamarcio - Paolo Bollella - Mangiatordi G.F. - Eleonora Macchia - Luisa Torsi
Single Molecule with a Large Transistor – SiMoT cytokine IL-6 Detection Benchmarked against a Chemiluminescent Ultrasensitive Immunoassay Array- Scandurra C. - Björkström K. - Lucia Sarcina - Imbriano A. - Cinzia Di Franco - Österbacka R. - Paolo Bollella - Gaetano Scamarcio - Luisa Torsi - Eleonora Macchia
Different nanoparticle shapes for nanoparticle-enhanced laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy: nanosphere and nanorod effects- Marcella Dell'Aglio - Cinzia Di Franco - Alessandro De Giacomo
Self-Standing Bioinspired Polymer Films Doped with Ultrafine Silver Nanoparticles as Innovative Antimicrobial Material- Kukushkina E.A. - Duarte A.C. - Tartaro G. - Maria Chiara Sportelli - Cinzia Di Franco - Fernández L. - García P. - Rosaria Anna Picca - Nicola Cioffi
Extended Work Function Shift of Large-Area Biofunctionalized Surfaces Triggered by a Few Single-Molecule Affinity Binding Events- Cinzia Di Franco - Eleonora Macchia - Lucia Sarcina - Nicoletta Ditaranto - Khaliq A. - Luisa Torsi - Gaetano Scamarcio
Physical Modelling of Large-Area Single-Molecule Organic Transistors- Fabrizio Torricelli - Eleonora Macchia - Paolo Bollella - Cinzia Di Franco - Kovacs-Vajna Z.M. - Gaetano Scamarcio - Luisa Torsi
Fast and Reliable Electronic Assay of a Xylella fastidiosa Single Bacterium in Infected Plants Sap- Lucia Sarcina - Eleonora Macchia - Loconsole G. - D'Attoma G. - Paolo Bollella - Catacchio M. - Leonetti F. - Cinzia Di Franco - Elicio V. - Gaetano Scamarcio - Gerardo Palazzo - Boscia D. - Saldarelli P. - Luisa Torsi
Why a Diffusing Single-Molecule can be Detected in Few Minutes by a Large Capturing Bioelectronic Interface- Eleonora Macchia - De Caro L. - Fabrizio Torricelli - Cinzia Di Franco - Mangiatordi G.F. - Gaetano Scamarcio - Luisa Torsi
A large-area organic transistor with 3D-printed sensing gate for noninvasive single-molecule detection of pancreatic mucinous cyst markers- Lucia Sarcina - Viola F. - Modena F. - Rosaria Anna Picca - Paolo Bollella - Cinzia Di Franco - Nicola Cioffi - Caironi M. - Österbacka R. - Esposito I. - Gaetano Scamarcio - Luisa Torsi - Fabrizio Torricelli - Eleonora Macchia
Large-Area Interfaces for Single-Molecule Label-free Bioelectronic Detection- Eleonora Macchia - Fabrizio Torricelli - Paolo Bollella - Lucia Sarcina - Angelo Tricase - Cinzia Di Franco - Österbacka R. - Kovács-Vajna Z.M. - Gaetano Scamarcio - Luisa Torsi