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Carlo Giansante is dealing with the surface chemistry of semiconductor and metal colloidal nanocrystals and its impact on the optoelectronic properties and on the non-covalent bonding interactions with surrounding chemical species, towards effective photovoltaic and photonic applications. He's also studying quantum dots and organic fluorophores under the strong light-matter coupling regime.

Carlo received a laurea (cum laude) in Chemistry at the University of Bologna in 2004. He got a Ph.D. in Chemical Sciences from the same institution in 2008 working on the photophysical and electrochemical properties arising in supramolecular systems. In the same period he spent six month at the University of California in Santa Barbara studying the non-linear optical properties of semiconductor polymers and polyelectrolytes. In 2009 he moved to the University of Bordeaux to investigate the photophysics of small molecule self-assemblies at the single nanostructure level. 

Projects

Sol-Urbis: ranked #1 among 906 eligible research proposals submitted to SistemaPuglia/futureinresearch

Selected Publications


pubblication list: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/G-6486-2012

Ph.D. thesis: http://amsdottorato.cib.unibo.it/1045/1/Tesi_Giansante_Carlo.pdf

 

Surface chemistry of colloidal nanocrystals

The Dynamic Organic/Inorganic Interface of Colloidal PbS Quantum Dots’
Roberto Grisorio, Doriana Debellis, Gian Paolo Suranna, Giuseppe Gigli, Carlo Giansante* ;
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, ...

"Darker-than-Black" PbS Quantum Dots: Enhancing Optical Absorption of Colloidal Semiconductor Nanocrystals via Short Conjugated Ligands’
Carlo Giansante*, Ivan Infante, Eduardo Fabiano, Roberto Grisorio, Gian Paolo Suranna, Giuseppe Gigli;
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137 (5) 1875-1886.

Molecular-Level Switching of Polymer/Nanocrystal non-Covalent Interactions and Application in Hybrid Solar Cells’
Carlo Giansante*, Rosanna Mastria, Giovanni Lerario, Luca Moretti, Ilka Kriegel, Francesco Scotognella, Guglielmo Lanzani, Sonia Carallo, Marco Esposito, Mariano Biasiucci, Aurora Rizzo, Giuseppe Gigli;
Adv. Funct. Mater. 2015, 25 (1) 111-119.

Colloidal Arenethiolate-Capped PbS Quantum Dots: Optoelectronic Properties, Self-Assembly, and Application in Solution-Cast Photovoltaics
Carlo Giansante*, Luigi Carbone, Cinzia Giannini, Davide Altamura, Zoobia Ameer, Giuseppe Maruccio, Anna Loiudice, Maria Belviso, Davide Cozzoli, Aurora Rizzo, Giuseppe Gigli;
J. Phys. Chem. C 2013, 117 (25) 13305-13317.
 

Self-assembled organic nanostructures at the single object level

White-light-emitting self-assembled nano-fibers and their evidence by microspectroscopy of individual objects’
Carlo Giansante, Guillaume Raffy, Christian Schäfer, Hakim Rahma, Min-Tzu Kao, Alexandre G. L. Olive, André Del Guerzo;
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133 (2) 316-325.

Exploiting Direct and Cascade Energy Transfer for Color-Tunable and White-Light Emission in Three-Component Self-Assembled Nanofibers’
Carlo Giansante, Christian Schäfer, Guillaume Raffy, André Del Guerzo;
J. Phys. Chem. C 2012, 116 (41) 21706-21716.

Fluorescence amplification in self-assembled organic nanoparticles by excitation energy migration and transfer’
Alexandre G. L. Olive, André Del Guerzo, Christian Schäfer, Colette Belin, Guillaume Raffy, Carlo Giansante;
J. Phys. Chem. C 2010, 114 (23) 10410-10416.


Supramolecular photo- and electro-active systems

Self-assembly of a light-harvesting antenna formed by a dendrimer, a RuII complex, and a NdIII ion’
Carlo Giansante, Vincenzo Balzani, Paola Ceroni, Fritz Vögtle;
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2008, 47 (29) 5422-5425.

Polyviologen dendrimers as hosts and charge-storing devices’
Célia M. Ronconi, J. Fraser Stoddart, Vincenzo Balzani, Massimo Baroncini, Paola Ceroni, Carlo Giansante, Margherita Venturi;
Chem. Eur. J. 2008, 14 (34) 8365-8373.

A chemical system that mimics decoding operations’
Carlo Giansante, Paola Ceroni, Margherita Venturi, Junji Sakamoto, A. Dieter Schlüter;
ChemPhysChem 2009, 10 (3) 495-498 - COVER PICTURE.


Molecular recognition phenomena

Tweezering the core of a dendrimer: medium effect on the kinetic and thermodynamic properties
Carlo Giansante, Andrea Mazzanti, Massimo Baroncini, Paola Ceroni, Margherita Venturi, Frank-Gerrit Klärner, Fritz Vögtle;
J. Org. Chem. 2009, 74 (19) 7335-7343.

Host-guest complexes between an aromatic molecular tweezer and symmetric and unsymmetric dendrimers with a 4,4 '-bipyridinium core
Vincenzo Balzani, Heinz Bandmann, Paola Ceroni, Carlo Giansante, Uwe Hahn, Frank-Gerrit Klärner, Ute Muller, Walter M. Muller, Carla Verhaelen, Veronica Vicinelli, Fritz Vögtle;
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2006, 128 (2) 637-648.

Tweezering the core of a dendrimer: a photophysical and electrochemical study
Vincenzo Balzani, Paola Ceroni, Carlo Giansante, Veronica Vicinelli, Frank-Gerrit Klärner, Carla Verhaelen, Fritz Vögtle, Uwe Hahn;
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2005, 44 (29) 4574-4578.

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Lo staff complessivo di IIT conta circa 1440 persone. L’area scientifica è rappresentata da circa l’85% del personale. Il 45% dei ricercatori proviene dall’estero: di questi, il 29% è costituito da stranieri provenienti da oltre 50 Paesi e il 16% da italiani rientrati. Oggi il personale scientifico è composto da circa 60 principal investigators, circa 110 ricercatori e tecnologi di staff, circa 350 post doc, circa 500 studenti di dottorato e borsisti, circa 130 tecnici. Oltre 330 posti su 1400 creati su fondi esterni. Età media 34 anni. 41% donne / 59 % uomini.

Nel 2015 IIT ha ricevuto finanziamenti pubblici per circa 96 milioni di euro (80% del budget), conseguendo fondi esterni per 22 milioni di euro (20% budget) provenienti da 18 progetti europei17 finanziamenti da istituzioni nazionali e internazionali, circa 60 progetti industriali

La produzione di IIT ad oggi vanta circa 6990 pubblicazioni, oltre 130 finanziamenti Europei e 11 ERC, più di 350 domande di brevetto attive, oltre 12 start up costituite e altrettante in fase di lancio. Dal 2009 l’attività scientifica è stata ulteriormente rafforzata con la creazione di dieci centri di ricerca nel territorio nazionale (a Torino, Milano, Trento, Parma, Roma, Pisa, Napoli, Lecce, Ferrara) e internazionale (MIT ed Harvard negli USA) che, unitamente al Laboratorio Centrale di Genova, sviluppano i programmi di ricerca del piano scientifico 2015-2017.

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Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) is a public research institute that adopts the organizational model of a private law foundation. IIT is overseen by Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca and Ministero dell'Economia e delle Finanze (the Italian Ministries of Education, Economy and Finance).  The Institute was set up according to Italian law 326/2003 with the objective of promoting excellence in basic and applied research andfostering Italy’s economic development. Construction of the Laboratories started in 2006 and finished in 2009.

IIT has an overall staff of about 1,440 people. The scientific staff covers about 85% of the total. Out of 45% of researchers coming from abroad 29% are foreigners coming from more than 50 countries and 16% are returned Italians. The scientific staff currently consists of approximately 60 Principal Investigators110 researchers and technologists350 post-docs and 500 PhD students and grant holders and 130 technicians. External funding has allowed the creation of more than 330 positions . The average age is 34 and the gender balance proportion  is 41% female against 59% male.

In 2015 IIT received 96 million euros in public funding (accounting for 80% of its budget) and obtained 22 million euros in external funding (accounting for 20% of its budget). External funding comes from 18 European Projects, other 17 national and international competitive projects and approximately 60 industrial projects.

So far IIT accounts for: about 6990 publications, more than 130 European grants and 11 ERC grants, more than 350 patents or patent applications12 up start-ups and as many  which are about to be launched. The Institute’s scientific activity has been further strengthened since 2009 with the establishment of 11 research nodes throughout Italy (Torino, Milano, Trento, Parma, Roma, Pisa, Napoli, Lecce, Ferrara) and abroad (MIT and Harvard University, USA), which, along with the Genoa-based Central Lab, implement the research programs included in the 2015-2017 Strategic Plan.