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Fabio Di Fonzo

IIT@POLIMI

Researcher
Address Center for Nanoscience and Technology @PoliMi Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia Via Pascoli, 70/3
City Milano ZIP Code 20133
Country Italy
Phone +39 02 2399 9868
Mobile Phone +39 338 3034992
Fax +39 02 2399 9866

Bio

 

Born in Vasto (CH) in 1977. He got a degree in Mechanical Engineering at Politecnico di Milano in 2002 with
a thesis carried out at ENI-Gas&Power Division. In 2000, he was awarded a Master of Science in Mechanical
Engineering by the University of Minnesota (USA) with the thesis "High Definition Cold Spray of
Nanocrystalline Material". From 2001 to 2002 he collaborated with the “Molecular Jets Laboratory” of the
University of Milan lead by Prof. P. Milani. In 2006 he received a PhD summa cum laude in Radiation
Science and Technology with the thesis "Design and optimization of a novel apparatus for Pulsed Laser
Deposition of nanostructured materials." From 2006 to 2009 he had a postdoctoral position at the Micro
and Nanostructured Materials Laboratory. Since January 2010 he works, as senior post-doc researcher first
and team leader nowadays, at the Center for NanoScience and Technology of IIT@POLIMI. His research
activity covers the area of advanced functional nanostructured materials for energy, gas sensor, catalysis
and protective coatings. He worked on deposition and characterization of nanostructured thin films (in
particular carbon-based and metal oxide films) and clusters supported on surfaces, deposited by aerosol,
molecular/cluster beams and Pulsed Laser Deposition (PLD). He developed an extensive experience in
designing HV and UHV apparatuses for thin film deposition and characterization of nanostructured
materials (SEM, EDS, Raman, XRD, Spectrophotometry). Lately, he focused on hierarchical nanostructured
materials for photovoltaic applications. In 2008 he was invited as temporary visiting scientist at the
Laboratory of Photonics and Interfaces by Prof. M.G. Graetzel for developing a Dye Sensitized Solar Cell
based on his new hierarchical TiO2. The results of this collaboration are being submitted for publication in
high impact international journal. He is author or co-author of more than 17 scientific papers (h-index 10)
(international peer reviewed journals, invited contributions to books, conference proceedings) and has
presented original contributions to various international conferences. He is also co-author of one PCT
patent and two Italian patents. He is referee of international scientific journals like Nanotechnology,
Applied Surface Science and Physica Status Solidi A. He has also taught at university level, as assistant
several courses on General Physics and Introduction to Quantum Mechanics at the Politecnico di Milano
and at the University of Milan. At the moment he is co-lecturer, with Prof. G. Lanzani, of the course
“Physics of Photovoltaic Processes” at Politecnico di Milano.

 

 

Born in Vasto (CH) in 1977. He got a degree in Mechanical Engineering at Politecnico di Milano in 2002 with
a thesis carried out at ENI-Gas&Power Division. In 2000, he was awarded a Master of Science in Mechanical
Engineering by the University of Minnesota (USA) with the thesis "High Definition Cold Spray of
Nanocrystalline Material". From 2001 to 2002 he collaborated with the “Molecular Jets Laboratory” of the
University of Milan lead by Prof. P. Milani. In 2006 he received a PhD summa cum laude ...

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Selected Publications

Selected publications

M. Fusi, F. Di Fonzo, C.S. Casari, E. Maccallini, T. Caruso, R.G. Agostino, C.E. Bottani, A. Li Bassi, “Island organization of TiO 2 hierarchical nanostructures induced by surface wetting and drying” Langmuir 27, 1935–1941 (2011) 

F. Sauvage, F. Di Fonzo, A. Li Bassi, C.S. Casari , V. Russo, G. Divitini, C. Ducati, C.E. Bottani, P. Comte, M. Graetzel, “Hierarchical TiO 2 photo-anode for dye-sensitized solar cells” Nano Letters 10 , 2562–2567 (2010) 

F. Di Fonzo, C.S. Casari, V. Russo, M.F. Brunella, A. Li Bassi, and C.E. Bottani Hierarchically organized nanostructured TiO2 for photocatalysis applications Nanotechnology 20 (2009) 015604 

 “Nanostructured high valence silver oxide produced by pulsed laser deposition”, Dellasega D.; Facibeni A.; Di Fonzo F., Russso V.; Conti C.; Ducati C.; Casari C.S.; Bassi A.L.; Bottani C.E., Applied Surface Science 255, 5248 (2009).

“Nanostructured Ag4O4 films with enhanced antibacterial activity”, Dellasega D.; Facibeni A.; Di Fonzo F.; Bogana M.; Polissi A.; Conti C.; Ducati C.; Casari C.S.; Bassi A.L.; Bottani C.E., Nanotechnology 19, 475602 (2008).

F. Di Fonzo, D. Tonini, A. Li Bassi, C.S. Casari, M.G. Beghi, C.E. Bottani, D. Gastaldi, P. Vena, R. Contro "Growth regimes in pulsed laser deposition of alumina films" Applied Physics A 93 765–769 (2008)

“Nanostructured tungsten oxide with controlled properties: Synthesis and Raman characterization”, Baserga A., Russo V., Di Fonzo F., Bailini A., Cattaneo D., Casari C.S., Bassi A.L., Bottani C.E., Thin Solid Films 515, 6465 (2007)

“Pulsed laser deposition of tungsten and tungsten oxide thin films with tailored structure at the nano- and mesoscale”, Bailini A, Di Fonzo F, Fusi M, Casari CS, Bassi AL, Russo V, Baserga A, Bottani CE, Applied Surface Science 253, 8130 (2007)

Photocatalytic behavior of different titanium dioxide layers”, Brunella M.F., Diamanti M.V., Pedeferri  M.P., Di Fonzo F., Casari C.S., Bassi A.L., Thin Solid Films 515, 6309 (2007)

F. Di Fonzo, A. Bailini, V. Russo, A. Baserga, D. Cattaneo, M.G. Beghi, P.M. Ossi, C.S. Casari, A. Li Bassi, C.E. Bottani  "Synthesis and Characterization of Tungsten and Tungsten Oxide Nanostructured Films" Catalysis Today 116, 69 (2006)

Piseri P, Mazza T, Bongiorno G, Lenardi C, Ravagnan L, Della Foglia F, DiFonzo F, Coreno M, DeSimone M, Prince KC, Milani P "Core level spectroscopy of free titanium clusters in supersonic beams" New Journal of Physics 8: 136 (2006) 

F. Di Fonzo, A. Gidwani, M.H. Fan, D. Neumann, D.I. Iordanoglou, J.V.R. Heberlein, P.H. McMurry, S. L. Girshick, N. Tymiak, W. Gerberich, N.P. Rao "Focused Nanoparticle Beam Deposition of Patterned Microstructures" Applied Physics Letters, (2000)

Selected publications

M. Fusi, F. Di Fonzo, C.S. Casari, E. Maccallini, T. Caruso, R.G. Agostino, C.E. Bottani, A. Li Bassi, “Island organization of TiO 2 hierarchical nanostructures induced by surface wetting and drying” Langmuir 27, 1935–1941 (2011) 

F. Sauvage, F. Di Fonzo, A. Li Bassi, C.S. Casari , V. Russo, G. Divitini, C. Ducati, C.E. Bottani, P. Comte, M. Graetzel, “Hierarchical TiO 2 photo-anode for dye-sensitized solar cells” Nano Letters 10 , 2562–2567 (2010) 

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