Striccoli Marinella

Research Activities

Currently she is involved in research activities dealing with the synthesis of oxide, metal and semiconductor colloidal nanocrystals and nanoparticles, their surface functionalization and the characterization of hybrid materials based on nanoparticles in polymers or organic molecules for optoelectronic and photonic applications. The main activities include:
– Synthetic strategies towards highly luminescent emitting nanocrystals and oxides with good control on size, shape and crystalline phase
– Procedures for the preparation of magnetic, metal and metal oxide nanoparticles
– Surface functionalization of the nanocrystals by chemistry exchange procedures
– Strategies for nanocomposite preparation based on polymer or organic molecules and nanocrystals towards the fabrication of photonic or optoelectronic devices
– 2/3 D assembly of nanocrystals on substrates, obtaining new functional materials with tailored properties

Specific expertise in optical (UV-Vis-NIR absorption, photoluminescence, excitation photoluminescence, time resolved, non linear spectroscopies, absolute Quantum Yield) and morphological (AFM, profilometry, SEM) characterizations of colloidal nanocrystals, hybrid materials and nanocomposites, both in solution and in thin films.

Management of National and European scientific projects:

  • Scientific Responsible for CNR of the Horizon 2020 FET project titled “COPAC – Coherent Optical Parallel Computing” (Grant Agreement-766563 from 01/11/2017 to 30/10/2020). Coordinator Prof. Francoise Remacle, University of Liege
  • Scientific Responsible for CNR IPCF of the PRIN 2015 project titled “Towards quantum-photovoltaics: ultrafast energy and charge transport in hybrid nanomaterials” (MIUR prot. 2015XBZ5YA 2017-2020
  • Coordinator of the bilateral project CNR – CNRST Morocco titled “POLYMER NANOCOMPOSITES BASED ON CARBON DOTS (CDs): INVESTIGATIONS TOWARD ENERGY STORAGE APPLICATIONS” (2016-2017 Prot. Amm. Centrale CNR n. 24477 12/04/2016. Coordinator for Marocco: Prof. M.E. Achour, Universitè de Kenitra
  • Scientific Responsible for CNR IPCF, steering board member and workpackage leader in the European 7 FP EU NMP 2008 LARGE 2 Project ORION “Ordered inorganic-organic hybrids using ionic liquids for emerging applications” (Grant Agreement n. 229036 (2009-2013) Scientific
  • Responsible for CNR IPCF of the P.O.N project MAAT “Molecular Nanotechnology for HeAlth and EnvironmenT” (Contratto 02-0563-3316357) (2012-2015)
  • Scientific Responsible for CNR IPCF of the Regional project “Rete di Laboratori a Sostegno della Ricerca per lo Sviluppo di un “LABORATORIO REGIONALE PER LA REALIZZAZIONE DI SENSORI E MICROSISTEMI PER IL SETTORE AERONAUTICO”- SENS&MICRO LAB (2009-2016)


  • “ELECTRODE MATERIAL FOR LITHIUM AND LITHIUM ION BATTERIES” International application PCT/EP2011/059148 WO2012163426(A1)

Other scientific activities

  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the “First International Symposium on Dielectric Materials and Applications” – ISyDMA 2016 Kenitra-Rabat (Marocco) and of the  “2nd International Symposium on Dielectric Materials and Applications”, ISyDMA 2017 – Bucharest, July 11-14 2017
  • Member of the Organizing Committee of the  del IX Convegno Nazionale sulla Scienza e Tecnologia dei Materiali -INSTM Bari, 2013
  • Coordinator of the Summer School “Nanostructured organic-inorganic hybrid materials” Rosa Marina di Ostuni, 5-10 June 2011 and Member of the Organizing Committee of the Summer School “Nanostructured Hybrid Materials for Energy Devices: From experiment to model”, Granada, Spain, 9-12 June 2013
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Nanomaterials
  • Expert Evaluator and Reviewer of Projects for the EU 7 Framework Programme and H2020
  • Member of Italian Consortium on Material Science and Technology INSTM
  • Member of CNR evaluating commissions for recruiting researchers (2004 – 2013)
  • Positive qualification as full Professor position issued from ASN for the class A03/2 “Modelli e Metodologie per le Scienze Chimiche” valid until August 2023
  • Positive qualification as full Professor position issued from ASN for the class 02/B1 “Fisica Sperimentale della Materia” valid until August 2023
  • Positive qualification as full Professor position issued from ASN for the class 03/B1 “Fondamenti delle scienze chimiche e sistemi inorganici“ valid until August 2023

Work Experiences

02/1992 – 09/2000 Researcher at Centro Laser SCRL, Valenzano (BA)

Main activities:
– Design of UV Holographic Lithography system
– Fabrication,morphological and optical characterization of III-V semiconductor nanostructures by Holographic Lithography and Reactive Ion Etching.
– Design and fabrication of electroluminescent and laser devices on super-lattice Quantum Cascade nanostructures.
– Design and set up of prototype apparatus for Single Event Effect measurement, induced by psec laser on integrated circuit devices (flash memories, shift registers..)
– Set up of a DIAL Laser System (DIfferential Absorption Lidar) in UV range for detection of atmosheric pollutants.

05/1995 – 03/1996 Visiting Scientist at AT&T Bell Laboratories (Murray Hill NJ, USA) under the supervision of Prof. Federico Capasso and Prof. Jerme Faist

Main activities:
– Design, fabrication and electroluminescence characterization of microcylinder, microdisk and whispering gallery mode devices on Quantum Cascade Laser nanostructures.
– Thin film deposition by means thermal and e-beam evaporation and Plasma Enhanced CVD
– Microprofilometry, mask patterning, plasma etching, etching strategies of InP, GaAs and allots, spray etching, and scanning electron microscopy.

09/2000 – 12/2001 Technologist at INFM -Division of Bari

Main activities:
Design and set up of a M5 clean room devoted to the fabrication of laser ridge and electroluminescent devices on GaAs/AlGaAs e InGaAs/AlInAs. Set up of instrumentations for surface microprofilometry, mask patterning, plasma etching, thin film deposition by thermal and e-beam evaporation, plasma enhanced CVD

12/2001 – today Staff Researcher at CNR-IPCF Bari

Training Activities

Since 2002:
– Tutorial activities for degree and doctoral projects at the Department of Chemistry University of Bari – Bari (Italy), being co-supervisor of several students for their Master (Laurea) project
– PhD theses advisor for several PhD candidates
– Supervisor of CNR fellowship holders
– Lecturer in Chemistry Doctoral School courses- University of Bari


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