Ingrosso Chiara


Contatti
Sede: Bari
Qualifica: In Organico
Ruolo: Ricercatore
Email: c.ingrosso@ba.ipcf.cnr.it
Telefono: +39 080 544 2027
Cell.: +39 080 544 2027


Esperienze Lavorative

Scientific project management and participation:
• March 2014-March 2016: Scientific Responsible for the CNR-IPCF Unit of the National Research Project PRIN 2013 “Diagnostic nanostructured devices for monitoring of biomarkers in cancer” prot. 20128ZZS2H. Coordinator: Dr.ssa Ilaria Palchetti. Research activity: synthesis and characterization of nanocomposite materials based on colloidal semiconducting NCs and i) metal nanoparticles, ii) carbon nanotubes and iii) graphene and of hybrids made of graphene or carbon nanotubes functionalized with biomolecules for (photo)electrochemical detection of cancer biomarkers.
• Dicember 2012-today participation to 7 FP Collaborative European Project NMP 2012.2.2.2-6 LIMPID (n. 310177) Nanocomposite Materials for Photocatalytic Degradation of Pollutants Coordinator Dr. M.L. Curri (CNR Italy) Research activity: synthesis and characterization of nanocomposite materials based on II-VI semiconducting NCs and ionic liquids, polymeric ionic liquids for preparing a new generation of hybrid materials to integrate in photovoltaic devices, capacitors and lithium batteries.
• October 2009-September 2013: participation to FP7 EU ORION Ordered Organic-Inorganic Hybrids Using Ionic Liquids For Emerging Applications EU FP7 NMP-2008-Large-2 NMP-2008-2.4-1 Inorganic-Organic Hybrid Materials. Coordinator Dr. David Mecerreyes (CIDETEC Spain), Scientific Responsible for IPCF-CNR: Dr. Marinella Striccoli. Research activity: design, synthesis and characterization and surface functionalization of II-VI semiconducting colloidal NCs and semiconducting oxide NCs and their incoporation in ionic liquids for fabricating novel hybrid materials for photoconversion.
• 2009 – 2010: participation to NANOPLATFORM Interfacing single nanoparticles embedded in ultra thin polymers layers Bilateral Programme Italy-Spain in the frame of a coperative agrement between CNR-IPCF e CSIC (Spain). Scientific Responsible for IPCF-CNR: Dott.ssa M. L. Curri. Reaserach Activity: design, synthesis, characterization and incorporation of single colloidal NC oxides and Au nanoparticles in polymer films for their interfacing and creation of electric contacts.
• February 2005 – April 2008: participation to FP6 EU STREP NOVOPOLY Novel functional polymer materials for MEMS and NEMS applications (contr. n. STRP 013619) 6 FP EU Coordinator Prof. Francesc Perez-Murano (CNM CSIC Spain). Scientific Responsible for IPCF-CNR: Dott.ssa M. L. Curri. Reaserach Activity: design, synthesis, characterization and surface functionalization of semiconducting oxide NCs and II-VI semiconducting NCs for the modification of functional polymers for the fabrication of microstructured devices.

Co-rapporteur of:
• Bachelor Thesis in Scienza e Tecnologia dei Materiali, title: “Funzionalizzazione di nanoparticelle di TiO2 per incorporazione in polimeri per applicazioni di interesse ambientale”.
• Bachelor Thesis in Scienze Chimiche, title: Materiali ibridi a base di nanocristalli colloidali di PbS e grafene per applicazioni optoelettroniche.
• Bachelor Thesis in Scienza e Tecnologia dei Materiali, title: Assembly di nanoparticelle colloidali con copolimeri a blocchi: fabbricazione e caratterizzazione.
• Bachelor Thesis in Scienza e Tecnologia dei Materiali, title: Funzionalizzazione Chimica superficiale di nanocristalli colloidali per applicazioni optoelettroniche.
• Thesis Tesi di Laurea Specialistica in Scienza e Tecnologia dei Materiali, (a.a. 2007-2008), title: Nanocompositi ibridi basati su nanocristalli colloidali e polimeri organici per ink-jet printing.

Co-tutor of:
• PhD Thesis in Chimica dei Materiali Innovativi, title: Materiale nanostrutturati per la conversione dell’energia (a.a. 20092012) XXIV Ciclo
• Tesi di Laurea quinquennale in Chimica, (a.a. 2005-2006), thesis title: Caratterizzazione di un sistema ibrido semiconduttore nanocristallino/ftalocianina.

Awards and honors
• May 2013, Inside Front Cover Page of Chem Comm 2013, 49, 6941;
• November 2011: Inside Front Cover Page of Nanoscale 2011, 3, 4632;
• November 2010 she has been mentioned in Chem. Eur. J. 2010, 16, 13888 among the young chemist researchers for the assignment of the Award “The European Young Chemist Award 2010”;
• March 2008: winner of a Puglia Region Fellowship for a research period abroad;
• September 2007: Cover Page of Adv. Funct. Mater. 2007, 17, 1999

Invited Talks:
“Graphene decorated with colloidal nanoparticles: new opportunities for functional hybrid materials” Energy Materials and Nanotechnology, June 21-24, 2016, Prague, Czech Republic
“Photoactive hybrid material based on pyrene functionalized colloidal nanocrystals and CVD monolayer graphene”, Nanotechnology and Materials Science Conference, April 13-15, 2015 Dubai, UAE.

Attività di formazione

• 23 July 2004, Degree in Chemistry 110/110 cum laude with the thesis on ” Preparazione e Caratterizzazione di strutture ibride semiconduttore nanocristallino/ftalocianina”
• 28 March 2008 PhD in Chemistry with a thesis on “Hybrid organic/inorganic materials based on colloidal nanocrystals towards sensing applications” (2004-2007)
Career:
• Since November 2011: she is Permanent Scientist at National Research Council (CNR), Institute for Physical and Chemical Processes (IPCF), U.O.S of Bari, c/o Chemistry Department, Via Orabona 4, I-70126, Bari, Italy
• November 2011 – March 2010: Scientist (temporary position) (DPR 171/91) at CNR Institute of Microelectronic and Microsystems (CNR-IMM) U.O.S of Lecce. Research Activity: methods for preparation and characterization of nanostructured oxides for sensors and sensor arrays for the detection of volatile compounds.
• May 2008 – March 2010: Post-doctoral Research Fellowship at the Department of Chemistry of University of Bari, (co-funded by CNR-IPCF, Bari). Research activity: design, synthesis and characterization of colloidal nanocrystals (NCs) (semiconducting oxides and II-VI semiconductors); preparation and characterization of hybrid materials based on colloidal NCs and functional polymers, ionic liquids or phthalocyanines for sensing and optoelectronic applications.
• February – April 2008: Post-doctoral Research Fellowship, at CNR-IPCF U.O.S of Bari. Research activity: design, synthesis and characterization of semiconducting colloidal NCs and their immobilization on substrates for photocatalytic processes.
• December 2004 –February 2005: Research Fellowship for graduated students. Research activity: design, synthesis and characterization of semiconducting colloidal NCs and their incorporation in polymers for the preparation of thin films for vapor and gas sensing.

Visiting research appointments
• December 10-19, 2009: Visiting scientist at Microelectronics Institute-Centro Nacional de Microelectrónica del Consejo Superior de Investigaciones
Científicas (IMB-CNM-CSIC), Barcelona, Spain in the group of Prof. Francesc Perez-Murano. Research activity: design, synthesis, characterization and incorporation of single colloidal oxide semiconducting NCs and Au nanoparticles in polymer films for their interfacing and creation of electric contacts.
• January 29 – July 16, 2009: Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow Researcher at Department of Micro- and Nanotechnology, Technical University of Denmark (NanoDTU), in the group of Prof.ssa Anja Boisen. Research activity: design, synthesis, characterization and incorporation of colloidal Au nanoparticles in SU8 polymer, for the fabrication of actuators; design, synthesis and characterization of colloidal oxide semiconducting NCs and their immobilization on arrays of microcantilever sensors on SU8 to integrate in electronic noses for vapour and liquid sensing;
• June 16 – July 24, 2008: Visiting scientist at Laboratoire de Microsystèmes, Institute de Microeléctronique et Microsystèmes 1 (LMIS1), École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland, in the group of Prof. Juergen Brugger. Research Activity: design, synthesis and characterization of IIVI semiconducting colloidal NCs and incorporation in semiconducting polymers for the fabrication of optoelectronic microcomponents by ink-jet printing;
• May 20 – June 1th 2007: Visiting scientist at Laboratoire de Microsystèmes, Institute de Microeléctronique et Microsystèmes 1 (LMIS1), École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland in the group of Prof. Juergen Brugger. Research Activity: design, synthesis, characterization and incorporation of II-VI semiconducting colloidal NCs in polymers for the fabrication of microcomponents by ink-jet printing and UV-lithography for sensing and optoelectronic applications.

Member of the Scientific Committee: of “The First International Meeting on Advanced Dielectric Materials and Applications (IMADMA 2016)” Kenitra – Rabat, Morocco, May 4- 6, 2016

Attività di Ricerca

Synthesis of colloidal nanoparticles NPs and nanocrystals (NCs), namely Au NPs, TiO2 NCs spherical and elongated in shape, CdS NCs, CdSe NCs, CdSe@ZnS NCs-core shell, PbS NCs, ZnO NCs, Fe2O3 NCs, TiO2/Fe2O3 NCs, also in quantum confinement regime, with control on size shape and crystalline phase.

Synthesis of hybrid materials based on graphene and colloidal NPs/NCs, namely G/Au NPS, G/TiO2 NCs, G/PbS NCs for sensors, optoelectronic devices and (photo)catalytic systems.

Characterization of colloidal NPs/NCs with UV-vis-NIR absorption, luminescence and FTIR spectroscopy, structural (transmission microscope, X-ray powder diffraction) and morphological (AFM, SEM) techniques;

Functionalization of NC/NP surface by organic surface chemistry exchange procedures for the modification of their surface chemistry for incorporation in polymers, immobilization on surfaces, functionalization of carbon based nanostructured materials (carbon nanotubes and graphene) and conjugation to biomolecules;

Non covalent functionalizion of large area monolayer graphene films, grown by chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) with colloidal NCs for integration in photodectors, optical imaging and information communication systems.

Preparation and characterization of hybrid materials based on carbon nanotubes and graphene with biomolecules for sensing applications.

Preparation and characterization of super-hydrophobic and photocatalytic coatings based on organic-inorganic photostructurable polymer formulations and surface functionalized colloidal TiO2 NCs.

Preparation and characterization of assemblies of organic-coated NPs organized by chemical interactions on selected domains of di-block copolymers.

Preparation and characterization of nanocomposites based on colloidal luminescent NCs (CdSe also coated by a shell of NC ZnS) and semiconducting oxide NCs (TiO2) for their homogeneous incorporation in ionic liquids or polymeric ionic liquids for photovoltaic applications.

Preparation of NC based nanocomposites based on colloidal NCs and structurable polymers for fabricating microcomponents by means of either conventional and emerging lithography techniques, such as UV-photolithography, ink-jet printing and nanoimprint lithography for fabricating AFM probes, actuators, luminescent permanent microcomponents for light sensing and emitting applications.

Immobilization of colloidal oxide NCs on microcantilever sensors made of a photostrurable polymer to integrate in electronic noses for detecting organic vapour compounds.

Preparation and characterization of both layer-by-layer and bulk hybrid heterojunctions based on thin films of semiconducting conjugated polymers and semiconducting oxide colloidal NCs and their photoelectrochemical characterization for energy conversion applications.

Photoelectrochemical investigation of layer-by-layer hybrid heterojunctions based on colloidal semiconducting oxide NCs and metal phtalocyanine sensitizers.

AFM characterization of nanostructured films fabricated by plasma processes, proteins and DNA filaments.

Competenze

Expert in:
– chemical colloidal synthesis of nanocrystals (NCs) and nanoparticles (NPs) and of hybrid materials based on NCs/NPs and carbon based compounds (CNTs and graphene)
– characterization pf nanostructures by UV-vis-NIR absorption, luminescence and FTIR spectroscopy, structural (transmission microscope, X-ray powder diffraction) and morphological (AFM, SEM) techniques.
– functionalization of NC/NP surface by organic surface chemistry exchange procedures for the modification of their surface chemistry for incorporation in polymers, immobilization on functional surfaces, functionalization of carbon based nanostructured materials (carbon nanotubes and graphene) and conjugation to biomolecules.
-preparation and characterization of both layer-by-layer and bulk hybrid heterojunctions based on thin films of semiconducting conjugated polymers and semiconducting oxide colloidal NCs and their photoelectrochemical characterization for energy conversion applications.

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