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Giuseppe Paterno

Ritratto di Giuseppe Paterno
Nome: 
Giuseppe Maria
Cognome: 
Paternò
Riferimenti
Ruolo: 
Ricercatore "Junior"
Contatti
Sede: 
Campus Milano Leonardo
Telefono: 
+39.02.2399.6103
Informazioni

I received a PhD in Physics at the University College London, with a project focused on the study of the structural and dynamical features of π-conjugated carbon materials by means of neutron scattering techniques, with the view to understand and enhance their light-harvesting properties for photovoltaic applications. In 2015, I obtained a Marie Curie – Early Stage Researcher fellowship at the CNST-IIT to investigate the optical properties of carbon-based nanomaterials via ultrafast spectroscopic techniques. Currently, I am mostly interested on the study of light-matter interactions in light-responsive molecules and photonic structures, for optoelectronics and bio-photonics.

My major research achievements include:  i. the photomodulation of cellular signalling via the use of an opto-mechanical light actuator, and the study of the photo-biophysics underpinning such an effect; ii. the proof-of-concept detection of pathogenic bacteria by using hybrid plasmonic/photonic devices; iii. the first report on the occurrence of optical gain in graphene quantum dots.