CV: Material Science Researcher


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 Date Submitted:29-11-2018
 Last Modified:29-11-2018 (01:17)
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 Current job:Material Science Researcher
 Employment Term:Temp/Contract
 Job location:Anywhere
 Date available:immediately
 Industry:Consulting/Engineering Services
 KeywordsMaterial Science, Chemistry, Physics, Quality Process Engineer.

Working experience

Working position: Material Science Researcher
Date: 06/2013 - 12/2018

Main activity and responsibility: Development of chemistry routes for the production and the manufacturing of nanomaterials for sensing application and energy conversion.
・    Development of wet chemistry routes and processing protocols.
・    Formulation of air stable nano-inks with rheological properties optimized for manufacturing processes.
・    Improvement and standardization of solution processing methods for the production of thin films on polymeric flexible substrate.
・    Engineering of optoelectronic device by lift-off process and metal evaporation technique.
・    Elaboration of performance improvement strategies for optical sensors processing. (Achieved efficiency improvements up to 30%).
・    Definition and execution of analytic strategies for the evaluation of the material properties (Techniques: Optical Microscopy, TEM, SEM, XRD, GISAS, EDX, TGA, SIMS, Mechanical Testing, FTIR, UV-Vis spectroscopy).
・    Planification and execution of performance characterization and evaluation methods for optical sensing devices. 

Name and address of the company: 
Internanomat SL in project collaboration with the Institute of Material Science of the University of Valencia.
Catedrático José Beltrán nº2. 46980 Paterna, Valencia (ES)

Research and development of nanostructured materials and polymers for various application (optical sensing and light emitting devices, solar cells, food packaging, cosmetics, etc.).


Working position: Scientific consultant
Date: 1/2016 – 9/2018

Main activity and responsibility:    
・    Responsible of experimental design, data interpretation and analysis, process optimization, quality certification and risk assessment.
・    Support the board of director in the normative frame of nanomaterial process, application and quality standards (ISO 9001; ISO/IEC 17025).
・    Provide translation of complex data into key strategy insights and value add actions on the writing of proposals.
・    Representing the company as scientific expert during meetings, conferences presentations and supporting auditing services.

Name and address of the company: 
SWISSnanotech SA, Via Vedeggio 1 - CH – 6828 Manno

Nanomaterial coatings with properties: scratch resistant, adhesive, hydrophobic or hydrophilic, photocatalytic, antimicrobial. etc.

Working position: Applied Physics Fellowship
Date: 06/2011 – 3/2012

Main research activity and responsibility: 
Synthesis and the characterization of structural and optical properties of rare-earth doped scintillators for medical application.
・    Production of nanocrystal powders by Sol-Gel process.
・    Material characterization by Raman spectroscopy, XRD, X-ray radioluminescence, stationary and time solved photoluminescence.
・    Engineering of a high-resolution X-ray detection panel in polymeric matrix (achieved efficiency higher than 90%).

Name and address of the research center:     
University of Cagliari S.S. 554, KM. 4.500, 09042 Monserrato (Cagliari) 

Working position: Experimental Chemistry Fellowship
Date: 04/2009 - 08/2009

Main research activity and responsibility:    
Production of air stable form of phosphinic acids for catalytic application.
・    Presented for the first time a synthesis of crystal of [CF3)2C6H3]2P(O)H, a tautomeric and air stable form of phosphinic acids for organometallic application.
・    Crystals analyzed by NMR analysis and FTIR spectroscopy.

Name and address of the research center:     
University Ludwig-Maximilians Munich (L.M.U.) 
Ludwigstr. 27, 80539 Munich, Germany.



Qualification:    Ph.D. in Applied Physics 
Date:     04/2013 - 12/2018
Name of Institute:    University of Valencia

Qualification:    Master Degree in Material Science (Grade:  110/110)
Date:    10/2009 - 4/2012
Name of Institute:    University of Turin

Qualification:    Bachelor Degree in Material Science (Grade:  110/110)
Date:    08/2006 - 08/2009
Name of Institute:    University of Cagliari


Relevant Publication

1.    Maulu, J. Navarro-Arenas, P. J. Rodríguez-Cantó, J. F. Sánchez-Royo, R. Abargues, I. Suárez, J. P. Martínez-Pastor, Charge transport in trap-sensitized infrared PbS quantum dot-based photoconductors: pros and cons, Nanomaterials, vol. 8, no. 9, 677 (18 pp.) (2018).

2.    I. Suarez, E. Hassanabadi, A. Maulu, N. Carlino, C. A. Maestri, M. Latifi, P. Bettotti, I. Mora-Sero and J. P. Martinez-Pastor, Integrated Optical Amplifier-Photodetector on a Wearable Nanocellulose Substrate, Advanced Optical Materials 6, 1800201 (8 pp) (2018).

3.    A. Maulu, P.J. Rodríguez-Cantó, J. Navarro-Arenas, R. Abargues, J. F. Sánchez-Royo, Raúl García-Calzada, and Juan P. Martínez Pastor, Strongly-coupled PbS QD-solids by Doctor-Blading for IR Photodetection, RSC Advances 6, 80201–80212 (2016).

4.    A. Maulu, P. J. Rodríguez-Cantó, and J. P. Martínez Pastor, Efficient photodetectors at telecom wavelengths based on thin films of lead sulfide quantum dots, in the book “Physics, Chemistry and Application of Nanostructures”, pp. 556-559 (2015).



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Interests and Hobbies

During my youth I studied piano in the conservatory of Sassari and in the free time and I still enjoy play jazz. I pursue a healthy lifestyle practicing several sports and loving the Mediterranean cuisine. I enjoy Latin American dancing, especially Salsa. I support environment/ecology initiative, sustainable development politics and ethical businesses.

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