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Dipartimento di Fisica - Politecnico di Milano

Francesco Scotognella

Associate Professor
Campus Milano Leonardo

Born in Castellammare di Stabia (NA), 1982.

Laurea triennale (bachelor degree) in Materials Science in 2004, at Università di Parma.

Laurea magistrale (master degree) in Materials Science in 2006, at Università di Milano Bicocca.

PhD in Materials Science in 2009, at Università di Milano Bicocca.

Visiting scientist at the Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto (Mar-Oct 2008).

Nov 2009 - Oct 2011: post-doc at Dipartimento di Fisica, Politecnico di Milano.

Jul - Sep 2013: Tan Chin Tuan visiting professor, EEE, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Nov 2011 - 4 Feb 2018: Ricercatore (Assistant Professor) at Dipartimento di Fisica, Politecnico di Milano.

Oct 2016 - Jan 2018: Affiliate at Molecular Foundry, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboraory, Berkeley, California, USA.

Feb 2018: Associate Professor at the Physics Department, Politecnico di Milano



Since November 2019 F.S. is associate editor of Optical Materials.

F.S. is in the editorial board of Ceramics, an open access journal of MDPI.




Francesco Scotognella is Principal Investigator of a Consolidator ERC Grant (ERC-2018-CoG).

Title of the project: Plasmon Induced Hot Electron Extraction with Doped Semiconductors for Infrared Solar Energy (PAIDEIA, Grant Agreement number 816313).

Starting Date: April 1st 2019.




Francesco Scotognella is coordinator of a project Marie SkÅ‚odowska-Curie Actions – Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE).

Title of the project: Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance in doped semiconductor nanocrystals (SONAR).


Institutions involved as beneficiaries beneficiari: Technische Universitaet Berlin (Germania); Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (Italia); Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Olanda).

Institutions involved as partners: Molecular Foundry, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (California, USA); Ohio University (Ohio, USA); Columbia University (New York, USA); University of Texas at Austin (Texas, USA).



Francesco Scotognella (together with Guglielmo Lanzani) is member of the Erasmus consortium iPen.

The project objective is to provide innovative photonic education courses applied to nanotechnology.



Francesco Scotognella (together with Guglielmo Lanzani) has been member of the Erasmus OREA consortium. The main objective of the LLP Project ‘Organic Electronics & Applications’ – O.R.E.A. is to design and construct the curriculum of a two year MSc joined degree in the modern field of organic semiconductors. The project main output is going to run as a joined European MSc degree and it will refer to graduate students of Physics, Chemistry, Material and Electrical & Electronic Engineer Departments.
For more information go to the OREA website:



Research topics:

- Ultrafast photophysics of organic compounds, inorganic nanomaterials, and organic/inorganic hybrids

- Fabrication and characterization of photonic crystals


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