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Main research interests
Design, fabrication and characterization of advanced multifunctional devices based on organic and hybrid systems (Organic Light Emitting Transistor, Organic Field-Effect Transistors)
Design, fabrication and characterization of photonic nano-structured organic-inorganic hybrid systems for lasing (organic dye-laser)
Determination of electronic and photonic properties of materials at the nanoscale by non-conventional Optical Nanoprobes
Organic Bioelectronics for the design of biocompatible neural interfaces
Marco Natali is carrying out a PhD in Information and communication technologies (ICT) at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (UNIMORE) and at the CNR-ISMN of Bologna under the supervision of Dr. Michele Muccini and Dr. Stefano Toffanin. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Bologna with a thesis entitled 'UV sensors for the detection of DNA' under the supervision of Dr. B. Riccò (2008). After two years he obtained the Master Degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia with a theoretical orientation focused towards the design and characterization of advanced photonic devices. The work of master thesis, entitled 'Advanced Multifunctional Devices based on Organic and Hybrid Nanostructures', under the supervision of Prof. Luca Vincetti and Dr. Stefano Toffanin, was carried out directly at the laboratories of CNR-ISMN (final grade 107/110). During the specialization he won an Erasmus scholarship so he completed a period of study at the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven / Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) with an internship project entitled "Optical nanocavities for telecom-wavelength single-photon emitters" under the supervision of Prof. Andrea Fiore (2009). His current research interests are mainly focused on the fabrication and study of Organic Field Effect Transistor (OFET), Organic Light Emitting Transistor (OLET), fabrication and characterization of photonic nano-structured organic-inorganic hybrid systems for lasing (dye laser-organic), biocompatible devices for bioelectronics.
Toffanin, S.; Sunghwan, K.; Cavallini, S.; Natali, M.; Benfenati, V.; Amsden, J.; Kaplan, D.; Zamboni R.; Muccini, M.; Omenetto, F.; "Low-threshold blue lasing from silk fibroin thin films", Applied Physics Letters (AIP), Aug 2012, vol. 101, page 091110-091110-4 http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4748120
Toffanin, S.; Benfenati, V.; Pistone, A.; Bonetti, S.; Koopman, W.; Posati, T.; Sagnella, A.; Natali, M.; Zamboni, R.; Ruani, G.; Muccini, M.; "N-type perylene-based organic semiconductors for functional neural interfacing ", Journal of Materials Chemistry B (JMC B), Jun 2013, vol. 1, page 3850-3859 DOI: 10.1039/C3TB20555J
Wouter W.A. Koopman, Stefano Toffanin, Marco Natali, Stefano Troisi, Raffaella Capelli, Viviana Biondo, Andrea Stefani and Michele Muccini; " Mapping of charge distribution in organic field-effect transistors by confocal photoluminescence electro-modulation microscopy ", Nano Lett., 2014, 14 (4), pp 1695–1700, March 10, 2014 DOI: 10.1021/nl402603c
Susanna Cavallini, Stefano Toffanin, Camilla Chieco, Anna Sagnella, Assunta Pistone, Tamara Posati, Marco Natali, Valentina Benfenati, Nicola Di Virgilio, Giampiero Ruani, Michele Muccini, Roberto Zamboni and Federica Rossi “Naturally Functionalized Silk as Useful Material for Photonic Applications” Proceeding at 4th Conference on Natural Fibre Composites, Rome 17-18 October 2013.
Marco Natali , Stefano Toffanin ,Valentina Benfenati , Simone Bonetti , Assunta Pistone ,Santiago Quiroga ,Giampiero Ruani ,Roberto Zamboni ,Michele Muccini " Ruling Functionality and Structure of Perylene-Based Device Platform for the Stimulation and Recording of Neuron Bioelectrical Activity" Proceeding at 2014 MRS Spring Meeting, San Francisco 21-25 April 2014