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Wed, 6 Sep 2017 16:31:00 +0100
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     Date Submitted:21-09-2016
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     Current job:Ph.D.
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:
     KeywordsStrain Sensor, SHM, Wearable sensor, advanced composite, nanotechnology Radar absorbing material, Graphene
    CV

    WORK EXPERIENCE

     

     

    November 2013 - Today

    Ph.D. Candidate

    Research Center for Nanotechnology applied to Engineering of Sapienza University, Rome, Italy

    Department of Astronautical, Electrical and Energetic Engineering, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome Italy

    Development and characterization of innovative Graphene-based materials for Structural Health Monitoring, wearable sensor and Electromagnetic Shielding

    Business or sector Nanotechnology, Graphene-based materials, Structural Health Monitoring, Wearable Sensor, Electromagnetic Shielding

     

    July 2016 – Today

    Development of innovative, highly sensitive and lightweight graphene-based sensors.

     

    Research Center for Nanotechnology applied to Engineering of Sapienza University, Rome, Italy.

    In the frame of the European Research Project Clean Sky 2 – AirGreen2.

    In the frame of the Clean Sky 2 – AirGreen2 project, I am developing of a novel kind of graphene based strain sensor for quasi static and cyclic deformation. In addition, I am working on the development of a scalable sensor deposition technology. Project goal is the production of a sensor array proof of concept.

    Business or sector Nanotechnology, Graphene-based materials, Structural Health Monitoring,

    Business or sector Nanotechnology, Graphene-based materials, Mechanical engineering

     

    August 2014 – October 2014

    Visiting Researcher

     

    Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

     

    Development of Self Adhesive sensor based on Gecko pad technology

     

    Business or sector Nanotechnology, Graphene-based materials, Mechanical engineering

    January 2014 – November 2014

    Development of graphene-based sensors array for SHM application

    Research Center for Nanotechnology applied to Engineering of Sapienza University, Rome, Italy.

    Under Sponsorship AS05 with CIRA in the frame of the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007 – 2013) under Grant Agreement n° 284562 SARISTU.

    In the frame of the SARSITU project, I developed a novel kind of graphene based strain sensor for lamb wave detection. In addition, I have cooperated on the sensor array realization and testing. I defined the technical specification of a wireless network and collaborated to its realization. I also performed a feasibility study on the wireless powering of the sensor network.

    Business or sector Nanotechnology, Graphene-based materials, Structural Health Monitoring,

     

    September 2013 – October 2013

    Research Fellow

    Research Center for Nanotechnology applied to Engineering of Sapienza University, Rome, Italy

    Department of Astronautical, Electrical and Energetic Engineering, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome Italy

    Synthesis and multifunctional characterization of Graphene Nano Platelets (GNP) and GNP-based materials

    Business or sector Nanotechnology, Graphene-based materials

     

    October 2012 – May 2013

    Research Internship

    Research Center for Nanotechnology applied to Engineering of Sapienza University, Rome, Italy

    Department of Astronautical, Electrical and Energetic Engineering, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome Italy

    Graphene-based materials for wireless structural health monitoring

    Business or sector Nanotechnology, Graphene-based materials, Structural Health Monitoring

     

     

    SCIENTIFIC PRODUCTION

     

     

    Publications on Journals

     

    Lightweight and Sensitive Pressure Sensor Based on a PDMS/Graphene Foam, submitted to SENSORS.

    Radar Absorbing Honeycomb Loaded with Lossy Multilayer Graphene-Based Coating,  submitted to IEEE antennas and propagation.

    Graphene-Based Strain Sensor Array on Carbon Fiber Composite Laminate, Sensors Journal, IEEE, DOI:10.1109/JSEN.2015.2472595.

    Highly conductive multilayer-graphene paper as a flexible lightweight electromagnetic shield,  Carbon, DOI: 10.1016/j.carbon.2015.03.043.

    Publications on conference proceedings

     

    Wearable Graphene-Based Sensor Array for Finger Tracking, Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE SENSORS. Orlando, USA, Oct 30 – Nov 2, 2016

    Wideband Radar Absorbing Panels with Lossy Multilayer Graphene and Carbon Nanofiber-Based Coating,  Proceedings of the 2016 International symposium on electromagnetic compatibility. Ottawa, Canada, July 25-29, 2016.

    Multilayer graphene-coated honeycomb as wide-band radar absorbing material at radio-frequency  Proceedings of the 15th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology. Roma, Italy, July 27-31,2015.

    Electromechanical characterization of flexible and highly conducting multilayer graphene/polydimethylsiloxane composite paper, Proceedings of the 15th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology. Roma, Italy, July 27-31, 2015.

    Electromagnetic and electromechanical applications of graphene-based materials. In: Nanoscale excitations in emergent materials - NEEM 2015. Rome DOI: 10.978.886683/0450.

    Graphene-based EMI shield obtained via spray deposition technique, Proceedings of the 2014 International symposium on electromagnetic compatibility. Gothenburg, Sweden, September 1 – 4, 2014.

    Multilayer Graphene-based films for strain sensing, Proceedings of the 14th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology. Toronto, Canada, August 18-21,2014.

    RF shielding performance of thin flexible graphene nanoplatelets-based papers, Proceedings of the 2014 International symposium on electromagnetic compatibility. Raleigh, NC, USA, August 4-8, 2014.

     

    Patents

    Vernice polimerica conduttiva piezoresistiva a base grafene solubile in acqua per applicazioni elettromagnetiche e di sensoristica Italian patent number: 102015000026337.

    Water-based piezoresistive conductive polymeric paint containing graphene for electromagnetic and sensors application PCT submission number: PCT/IB2016/053699.

     

    Founded Projects

    Principal Investigator of: Monitoraggio STrutturale mediANte film di Grafene (MuSTANG)

    Founded by: Sapienza università di Roma.

    Partecipant of: Development of Lightweight and Wideband Graphene-based Radar Absorbing Honeycomb Panels

    Founded by: Sapienza università di Roma.

    Partecipant of: AS05

    Founded by: CIRA.

    Partecipant of: Sviluppo e produzione di sensori piezoresistivi low-cost ad elevata sensibilità a  base grafene mediante tecnica di deposizione spray

    Founded by: University of Naples.

     

    Others

    I am a reviewer for the Materials and Design Journal (Elsevier)

     

     

    EDUCATION AND TRAINING

     

     

    July 6-9 2015

    4th International summer school on smart materials and structures

     

    The scope of the School is to provide an overview of smart technologies from a cross-disciplinary perspective with special focus on smart materials, nano- and micro-technologies, wireless sensor networks, autonomous mobile sensors, fiber optic sensors, control devices, NDT evaluation, decision making.

     

    June 18 2014

    Short course on: “Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) for Engineers”

    October 2010 – May 2013

    Master degree in Nanotechnology engineering

    Dissertation:  Graphene based strain sensor for wireless structural health monitoring

    University La Sapienza of Rome, Italy

    Advanced sensing

    Design, production and characterization of micro and nano devices for mechanical, electric and electromagnetic applications

    Nanostructured material (Bulk, film, particles), production and characterization

    Advanced Composite

    MEMS

    Scientific programming

     

    October 2006 – September 2010

    Bachelor degree in Aerospace engineering

    Dissertation: The modelling of a Graphene based piezoresistive strain sensor

    University La Sapienza of Rome, Italy

    Materials and engines for aerospace applications

     

    PERSONAL SKILLS

     

     

    Mother tongue(s)

    ▪ Italian

    Other Languages

    English, Proficient user

    French, Basic user.

     

    Communication skills

    Good communication skills gained through my experience as teaching assistant for the course: laboratory of sensors and multifunctional characterization on micro and nano scale

     

    Job-related skills

    Mechanical testing of composite material

    Electrical characterization of thin film and bulk material

    Electro-mechanical testing of composite material

    Electromagnetic characterization of composite material

    AFM and SEM images analysis

    Components production via CNC milling and lathe machines

    CAD design

    Scientific programming and data analysis

     

    Computer skills

     

    Excellent knowledge of

    Matlab

    Good knowledge of

    Microsoft office tools

    C and Fortran programming languages

    Gwiddion

    Basic knowledge of

    LabVIEW

    CST

    Abaqus

    SolidWorks

    Comsol

    Latex

     

    Hobbies

     

    Travelling

    Model building

    Rugby

    Photography

    Reading

    Martial arts

     


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