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Marco Salerno

Technologist

NAPH / Scanning Probe Microscopy


Address via Morego 30
City Genova State/Region Liguria
ZIP Code 16163
Country Italy
Phone 3901071781444
Mobile Phone 393492675277
Fax 39010720321
IM Address gurgite (Skype)
Web Site www.researchgate.net/profile/Marco_Salerno/

Bio

Marco Salerno did his M.Sc. work in Physics at the University of Pisa in 1993, on AFM measurements of surface friction of piezoceramics and biomolecular patterns. Between 1995 and 1998 MS worked on the development of a low-end, Neural-Network-driven AFM at the Scientific and Technological Park of Elba Island (Leghorn). MS received his Ph.D. for SNOM investigations of Plasmons in gold nanoparticles at the University of Graz (Austria) in 2002. In 2003 MS was a postdoc in electrochemical STM of Metalloproteins at the University of Modena. From 2004 to 2006 MS has fabricated and characterized patterned substrates for OLEDs and polymer DFB lasers, as a researcher of the National Nanotechnology Lab in Lecce. MS has been Team Leader of the SPM Lab of IIT in the period 2007-2011, and since January 2012 he is Research Technologist. MS current research interests are in nanoindentation, dental composites and implants, and nanoporous alumina.

 

Marco Salerno did his M.Sc. work in Physics at the University of Pisa in 1993, on AFM measurements of surface friction of piezoceramics and biomolecular patterns. Between 1995 and 1998 MS worked on the development of a low-end, Neural-Network-driven AFM at the Scientific and Technological Park of Elba Island (Leghorn). MS received his Ph.D. for SNOM investigations of Plasmons in gold nanoparticles at the University of Graz (Austria) in 2002. In 2003 MS was a postdoc in electrochemical STM of ...

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Projects

Currently Marco Salerno is not taking part in any project funded by external sources. He is involved in the following research activities based on IIT institutional fundings:

# nanoporous alumina templates

Anodic porous alumina (APA) is grown on top of an aluminum foil in an electrochemical cell placed inside a thermostat. Due to the peculiar surface morphology the material has a wide range of applications: as a template for replica patterning of soft organic films or for electrochemical growth of metal nanowires; as a solid matrix for peculiar nanocomposites, after embedding nanoparticles into the pores; as an electrode for biosensors, e.g. by SERS, possibly after functionalization by proper biomolecules; as a rough substrate for the growth of cells.

* Started: June '08
* Main instruments used: EC setup, Materials-AFM, SERS setup.
* SPM Lab members involved:
Salerno (AFM, supervision), Thorat (sample fabrication)
* Non-SPM Lab staff:
Gobind Das (Nanochemistry).

# Dental restorative composites and implants

Different micro- and nano-particulate materials, such as e.g. silica, titania, alumina, are blended in a traditional (Bis-GMA based) resin, and photo-cured. Variation in the mechanical and thermal properties due to the filler loading is investigated, also with respect to aging.

* Started: October '10
* Main instruments used: Materials-AFM, DMA (Material Design and Characterization Lab), SEM-EDS (Electron Microscopy Lab, Nanochemistry Dept)
* SPM Lab members involved:
Salerno (supervision, AFM), Thorat (sample preparation, DMA and FT-IR characterization).
* Non-SPM Lab staff:
Alice Scarpellini (Nanochemistry).

# Neuronal patterns

The morphology and the growth behaviour of neurons is studied, both on bare glass coverslips and on Micro Electrode Arrays (MEAs). Adhesion proteins such as L1-Fc, PDL, ECM are patterned according to a desired network either by microcontact printing with PDMS stamps or by direct writing with a Nanoarrayer. Strategies to optimize cell adhesion on MEAs are developed by the Neuroscience and Brain Technology Department of IIT (NBT). The neurons are cultured on the patterned substrates, and imaged in the appropriate buffer solutions by AFM coupled with fluorescence microscopy.

* Started: July '07
* Main instruments used: Bio-AFM, Nanoarrayer.
* SPM Lab members involved:
Canale (AFM and fluorescence microscopy), Dante (supervision, IIT-NBT/Nanobio), Salerno (data analysis, lithography).
* Non-SPM Lab staff:
Messa Mirko and Marconi Emanuele (sample preparation and fluorescence microscopy, IIT-NBT).

 

Currently Marco Salerno is not taking part in any project funded by external sources. He is involved in the following research activities based on IIT institutional fundings:

# nanoporous alumina templates

Anodic porous alumina (APA) is grown on top of an aluminum foil in an electrochemical cell placed inside a thermostat. Due to the peculiar surface morphology the material has a wide range of applications: as a template for replica patterning of soft organic films or for electrochemical growth of ...

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Selected Publications

- "Magnetic Force Microscopy and Energy Loss Imaging of Superparamagnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticles"; B. Torre, G. Bertoni, D. Fragouli, A. Falqui, M. Salerno, A. Diaspro, R. Cingolani, A. Athanassiou, Scientific Reports 1, 202 (2011), IF=undefined yet, TC=0.

- "Fabrication of ordered and reproducible large-area nanostructures for SERS biosensor application"; G. Das, N. Patra, A. Gopalakrishnan, R. Proietti, A. Toma, S. Thorat, E. Di Fabrizio, A. Diaspro, M. Salerno, Analyst 137,1785‑1792 (2012), IF=3.9, TC=0.

- "Atomic force microscopy nanoindentation of a dental restorative midifill composite";M. Salerno, N. Patra, A. Diaspro, Dental Materials 28, 197 (2012), IF=2.9, TC=1.

- "Surface morphology and mechanical properties of new-generation flowable resin composites for dental restoration"; Salerno, G. Derchi, S. Thorat, L. Ceseracciu, R. Ruffilli, A. Barone ; Dental Materials 27, 1221 (2011), IF=2.9, TC=0.

- "Improvement of thermal stability of PMMA by incorporation of colloidal TiO2 nanorods";Patra, M. Salerno, M. Malerba, P. Cozzoli, A. Athanassiou; Polymer Degradation and Stability 96, 1377 (2011), IF=2.1, TC=0.

- "Effect of solvents on the dynamic viscoelastic behavior of PMMA film prepared by solvent casting"; Patra, M. Salerno, A. Diaspro, A. Athanassiou; J. Mater. Sci. 46, 5044 (2011), IF=1.5, TC=0.

- "Large‑scale lithography‑free fabrication of SERS substrates by gold coating of APA"; M. Salerno, G. Das, N. Patra, A. Toma, E. Di Fabrizio, A. Diaspro, Proceedings of 13th Fotonica (2011), IF=0, TC=0.

- "Combined surface morphology and elastic properties study of a resin composite dental material after polishing"; Salerno, N. Patra, G. Derchi, A. Diaspro; Science of Advanced Materials 4, 126 (2012), IF=2.0, TC=0.

- "Study of dynamic viscoelastic behavior of PS films on addition of OLAC"; Patra, M. Salerno, A. Diaspro, A. Athanassiou; Microelectron. Eng. 88, 1849 (2011), IF=1.6, TC=0.

- "Poly(methyl methacrylate) nanocomposites filled with Brookite nanocrystals"; Patra, A. Barone, M. Salerno; G. Caputo, A. Athanassiou; Composite Interfaces, in press (2011), IF=?, TC=0.[m4]

- "Biomaterials for the programming of cell growth in oral tissues: The possible role of APA"; Salerno, L. Giacomelli, C. Larosa; Bioinformation 5, 292 (2011), IF=0?, TC=0.[m5]

- "Anodization of aluminium coated atomic force microscopy microcantilevers for conversion of the coating into nanoporous alumina"; M. Salerno, N. Patra, A. Diaspro, Microelectron. Eng. 88, 2383 (2011), IF=1.6, TC=0. [m6]

- "Solvent effects on the thermal and mechanical properties of PMMA casted from concentrated solutions";Patra, A. Barone, M. Salerno; Adv. Polym. Tech. 30, 12 (2011), IF=0.8, TC=0.

- "Atomic force microscopy in vitro study of surface roughness and fractal character of a dental restoration composite after air-polishing"; M. Salerno, L. Giacomelli, G. Derchi,Patra, A. Diaspro; Biomed. Eng. Online 9, 59 (2010), IF=1.6, TC=0.

- "Effect of air-polishing with glycine and bicarbonate powders on a nanocomposite used in dental restoration: an in vitro study"; L. Giacomelli, Salerno, G. Derchi, A. Genovesi, P. Paganin, U. Covani; Int. J. Period. Restor. Dent. 31, 3 (2011), IF=0, TC=0.

- "AFM measurement of the stiffness of layers of agarose gel patterned with polylysine"; Salerno, S. Dante, N. Patra, A. Diaspro; Microsc. Res. Tech. 73, 982

- "Calibration issues for nanoindentation experiments: Direct atomic force microscopy measurements and indirect methods";Barone, M. Salerno, N. Patra, D. Gastaldi, E. Bertarelli, D. Carnelli, P. Vena; Microsc. Res. Tech. 73, 996, IF=1.9, TC=2.

- "Use of unconventional organic acids as anodization electrolytes for fabrication of porous alumina";Patra, M. Salerno, R. Losso, R. Cingolani; IEEE Nano2009 Proc., 567 (2009), IF=0, TC=0.

- "Directional enhancement of refractive index and tunable wettability of polymeric coatings due to preferential dispersion of colloidal TiO2 nanorods towards their surface";Pignatelli, R. Carzino, M. Salerno, M. Scotto, C. Canale, M. Distaso, F. Rizzi, G. Caputo, P. D. Cozzoli, R. Cingolani, A. Athanassiou; Thin Solid Films 518, 4425 (2010), IF=1.7, TC=4.

- "Use of Ionic Liquid in Fabrication, Characterization and Processing of Anodic Porous Alumina" ; M. Salerno, N. Patra, R. Cingolani; Nanoscale Research Letters in press (2009);

- "Growth cone three-dimensional morphology is modified by distinct micropatterned adhesion Substrates"; M. Messa, C. Canale, E. Marconi, R. Cingolani, M. Salerno, F. Benfenati; IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience in press (2009);

- "Reversibly Light-Switchable Wettability of Hybrid Organic/Inorganic Surfaces With Dual Micro-Nanoscale Roughness"; G. Caputo, B. Cortese, C. Nobile, M. Salerno, R. Cingolani, G. Gigli, D. Cozzoli, and A. Athanassiou; Advanced Functional Materials 19, 1149 (2009);

- "Thermal and Mechanical Characterization of PMMA-TiO2 Nanocomposites"; N. Patra, A. Barone, M. Salerno, G. Caputo, D. Cozzoli, A. Athanassiou; Advanced Materials Research 67, 209 (2009);

- "Laser action from sugar-threaded molecular wires"; M. Mróz, S. Perissinotto, G. Lanzani, T. Virgili, G. Gigli, M. Salerno, M. Frampton, H. Anderson; Applied Physics Letters, accepted (2009);

- "High throughput electron beam lithography on insulating substrates for photonic devices"; M. Salerno, R. Cingolani; Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering 17, 2414 (2007);

- "Ultrafast optical switching in distributed feedback polymer laser"; S. Perissinotto, G. Lanzani, M. Zavelani-Rossi, M. Salerno, G. Gigli; Applied Physics Letters 91, 191108 (2007);

- "Effects of morphology and optical contrast in organic distributed feedback lasers"; M. Salerno, G. Gigli, M. Zavelani-Rossi, S. Perissinotto, G. Lanzani; Applied Physics Letters 90, 111110 (2007);

- "Laser dynamics in organic Distributed Feedback lasers"; M. Zavelani-Rossi, S. Perissinotto, G. Lanzani, M. Salerno, G. Gigli; Applied Physics Letters 89, 110815 (2006);

- "Analysis and control of the active area scaling effect on White Organic Light Emitting Diodes towards lighting applications"; C. Piliego, M. Mazzeo, M. Salerno, A. Moro, R. Cingolani, G. Gigli; Applied Physics Letters 89, 103514 (2006);

- "Multifunctional platinum porphyrin dendrimers as emitters in undoped phosphorescent based light emitting devices"; Y. Li, A. Rizzo, M. Salerno, M. Mazzeo, C. Huo, Y. Wang, K. Li, R. Cingolani, G. Gigli; Applied Physics Letters 89, 061125 (2006);

- "Mapping Adhesion Forces and Calculating Elasticity in Contact-Mode AFM"; M. Salerno, I. Bykov; European Microscopy and Analysis 20, S5 (2006);

- "Optical gain in fluorenyl-thiophene co-oligomer thin films"; S. Lattante, M. Anni, M. Salerno, L. Lagonigro, R. Cingolani, G. Gigli; Optical Materials 28, 1072 (2006);

- "Surface morphology and optical properties of thin films of thiophene-based binary blends"; M. Salerno, R. I. R. Blyth, J. Thompson, R. Cingolani, G. Gigli; Journal of Applied Physics 98, 013512 (2005);

- "Near-field spectroscopy of phase segregation in white light emitting blends based on low mass molecules"; M. Salerno, M. Mazzeo, M. C. Frassanito, S. Patanè, R. Cingolani, G. Gigli; Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 081907 (2005);

- "Minkowski Measures for Image Analysis in Scanning Probe Microscopy"; M. Salerno, M. Banzato; European Microscopy and Analysis 19, 13 (2005);

- "Electrochemically gated single protein transistor"; M. Salerno, A. Alessandrini, S. Frabboni, P. Facci; Appl. Phys. Lett. 86. 133902 (2005);

- "The optical near-field of gold nanoparticle chains"; M. Salerno, J. Krenn, A. Hohenau, H. Ditlbacher, G. Schider, A. Leitner, F. Aussenegg; Opt. Comm. 248, 543 (2005);

- "Plasmon polaritons in metal nanostructures: the opto‑electronic route to nanotechnology"; M. Salerno, J. Krenn, B. Lamprecht, G. Schider, H. Ditlbacher, N. Félidj, A. Leitner, F. Aussenegg; Optoel. Rev. 10, 217 (2002);

- "Non diffraction limited light transport by gold nanowires"; J. Krenn, B. Lamprecht, H. Ditlbacher, G. Schider, M. Salerno, A. Leitner, F. Aussenegg; Europhys. Lett. 60, 663 (2002);

- "Fluorescence imaging of surface plasmon fields"; H. Ditlbacher, J. Krenn, N. Félidj, B. Lamprecht, G. Schider, M. Salerno, A. Leitner, F. Aussenegg, Appl. Phys. Lett. 80, 404 (2002);

- "Controlling the optical response of regular arrays of gold particles for surface-enhanced Raman scattering"; N. Félidj, J. Aubard, G. Lévi, J. Krenn, M. Salerno, G. Schider, B. Lamprecht, A. Leitner, F. Aussenegg; Phys. Rev. B., 65, 075419 (2002);

- "Light field propagation by metal micro- and nanostructures"; J. Krenn, M. Salerno, N. Félidj, B. Lamprecht, G. Schider, A. Leitner, F. Aussenegg, J. C. Weeber, A. Dereux, J. P. Goudonnet; J. Microsc., 202/1, 122 (2001);

- "Surface plasmon propagation in microscale metal stripes"; B. Lamprecht, J. Krenn, G. Schider, H. Ditlbacher, M. Salerno, N. Félidj, A. Leitner, F. Aussenegg, J. C. Weeber; Appl. Phys. Lett., 79, 51 (2001);

- "Near-field optical response of a two‑dimensional grating of gold nanoparticles"; M. Salerno, N. Félidj, J. Krenn, A. Leitner, F. Aussenegg, J. C. Weeber; Phys. Rev. B, 63, 165422 (2001);

- "Towards a Neural Networks based AFM"; M. Salerno, M. Sartore, C. Nicolini; Probe Microscopy, 1, 333 (1999);

- "Comparative studies on Langmuir-Schaefer films of polyanilines"; M. K. Ram, M. Adami, M. Sartore, M. Salerno, S. Paddeu, C. Nicolini; Synthetic Metals, 100 (3), 249 (1999);

- "Physical properties of Polyaniline films assembled by Layer by Layer technique"; M. K. Ram, M. Salerno, M. Adami, P. Faraci, C. Nicolini; Langmuir, 15 (4), 1252 (1999);

- "Dynamical friction coefficient maps using a scanning force and friction microscope"; M. Labardi, M. Allegrini, M. Salerno, C. Frediani, C. Ascoli; Appl. Phys. A, 59, 3 (1994);

- "Normal and lateral forces in scanning force microscopy"; C. Ascoli, F. Dinelli, C. Frediani, D. Petracchi, M. Salerno, M. Labardi, M. Allegrini, F. Fuso; J. Vac. Sci. Tech. B, 12 (3), 1642 (1994).

- "Magnetic Force Microscopy and Energy Loss Imaging of Superparamagnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticles"; B. Torre, G. Bertoni, D. Fragouli, A. Falqui, M. Salerno, A. Diaspro, R. Cingolani, A. Athanassiou, Scientific Reports 1, 202 (2011), IF=undefined yet, TC=0.

- "Fabrication of ordered and reproducible large-area nanostructures for SERS biosensor application"; G. Das, N. Patra, A. Gopalakrishnan, R. Proietti, A. Toma, S. Thorat, E. Di Fabrizio, A. Diaspro, M. Salerno, Analyst 137,1785‑1792 (2012), ...

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