Consorzio Interuniversitario per lo sviluppo dei Sistemi a Grande Interfase
Center for Colloid and Surface Science

Personal information

Position: Permanent Staff


Phone: +39 080 5442371

Location: Bari

Fields of Interest and Expertise

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.



Curriculum Vitae

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.





Single-Molecule Bioelectronic Sensor: Improving Reliability with Machine Learning Approaches

- Lucia Sarcina - Scandurra C. - Caputo M. - Catacchio M. - Cinzia Di Franco - Paolo Bollella - Maria Chironna - Fabrizio Torricelli - Esposito I. - Osterbacka R. - Gaetano Scamarcio - Eleonora Macchia - Luisa Torsi
FLEPS 2023 - IEEE International Conference on Flexible and Printable Sensors and Systems, Proceedings

A Single-Molecule Bioelectronic Portable Array for Early Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer Precursors

- Genco E. - Modena F. - Lucia Sarcina - Björkström K. - Brunetti C. - Caironi M. - Caputo M. - Demartis V.M. - Cinzia Di Franco - Frusconi G. - Haeberle L. - Larizza P. - Mancini M.T. - Österbacka R. - Reeves W. - Gaetano Scamarcio - Scandurra C. - Wheeler M. - Cantatore E. - Esposito I. - Eleonora Macchia - Fabrizio Torricelli - Viola F.A. - Luisa Torsi
Advanced Materials

Lab-made flexible third-generation fructose biosensors based on 0D-nanostructured transducers

- Silveri F. - Paolini D. - Della Pelle F. - Paolo Bollella - Scroccarello A. - Suzuki Y. - Fukawa E. - Sowa K. - Cinzia Di Franco - Luisa Torsi - Compagnone D.
Biosensors and Bioelectronics

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
International Journal of Molecular Sciences

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