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Senior Technician

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Nanotechnologies for Humans and Biosystems

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CBN@UniLe Lecce

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Antonio Qualtieri joined the IIT as PostDoc of the Center for Biomolecular Nanotechnologies (CBN) of the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) in 2009, to work on the development and fabrication of micro electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) for biological applications. On January 2016 he became a senior technician of CBN@Unile.

He graduated in Materials Engineering at the University of Lecce in 2005, with a degree thesis about Photonic Crystals based Ramdon Laser devices.

He obtained his PhD Diploma in Nanoscience at the University of Salento on June 2009.

During his PhD research, he was involved in the realization of photonic devices based on colloidal semiconductor quantum dots.

Projects

FILOSE (Robotic FIsh LOcomotion and SEnsing) research project financed by 7th Fp. Partners: Tallinn University of Technology (coordinator), University of Verona, Italian Institute of Technology, University of Bath, Riga Technical University.

Research project collaboration with KITECH, South Korea, on “Development of MEMS type lateral line sensors” - Project Budget:  48,000 euro (KRW 75,000,000), Duration 01/11/2010 ~ 31/03/2011

Selected Publications

  1. L. De Marco, D. Calestani, A. Qualtieri, R. Giannuzzi, M. Manca, P. Ferro, G. Gigli, A. Listorti, R. Mosca “Single crystal mesoporous ZnO platelets as efficient photoanodes for sensitized solar cells” Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 168 (2017) 227–233
  2. R. Mastria, S. Colella, A. Qualtieri, A. Listorti, G. Gigli and A. Rizzo “Elucidating the effect of the lead iodide complexation degree behind the morphology and performance of perovskite solar cells” Nanoscale, 2017,9, 3889-3897
  3. Calcagnile P., Dattoma T., Scarpa E., Qualtieri A., Blasi L., De Vittorio M. and Rizzi F. “A 2D approach to surface-tension-confined fluidics on parylene C” RSC Advances , 2017 vol. 7, (no. 26), pp. 15964-15970
  4. Abels C., Qualtieri A., De Vittorio M., Megill W. M. and Rizzi F. “A bio-inspired real-time capable artificial lateral line system for freestream flow measurements” Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, vol. 11, (no. 3), pp. 35006
  5. Guido F., Qualtieri A., Algieri L., Lemma E. D., De Vittorio M. and Todaro M. T. “AlN-based flexible piezoelectric skin for energy harvesting from human motion” Microelectronic Engineering , vol. 159, pp. 174-178
  6. Lemma E. D., Rizzi F., Dattoma T., Spagnolo B., Sileo L., Qualtieri A., De Vittorio M. and Pisanello F. “Mechanical properties tunability of three-dimensional polymeric structures in two-photon lithography” IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, vol. 16, (no. 1), pp. 23-31
  7. Pattathil P., Scarfiello R., Giannuzzi R., Veramonti G., Sibillano T., Qualtieri A., Giannini C., Cozzoli P. D. and Manca M. “Near-infrared selective dynamic windows controlled by charge transfer impedance at the counter electrode” Nanoscale , vol. 8, (no. 48), pp. 20056-20065
  8. Dattoma T., Qualtieri A., De Vittorio M., Rizzi F., Karavitaki D. and Corey D. P. “PDMS ring-spring soft probe for nano-force biosensing” 2015 IEEE 15th International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO), pp. 1292-1294, Roma DOI: 10.1109/NANO.2015.7388869
  9. Pattathil P., Giannuzzi R., Qualtieri A., Barawi M. and Manca M. “Widely Tunable Localized Surface Plasmon Scattering in Mesoporous ITO Electrodes” MRS Advances DOI: 10.1557/adv.2015.50
  10. Dattoma T., Qualtieri A., Karavitaki D., Corey D. P., De Vittorio M. and Rizzi F. “Design of a tunable PDMS force delivery and sensing probe for studying mechanosensation” IEEE Sensors Journal DOI: 10.1109/JSEN.2015.2486044
  11. Accoto C., Qualtieri A., Pisanello F., Ricciardi C., Pirri C., De Vittorio M. and Rizzi F.  “Two-Photon Polymerization Lithography and Laser Doppler Vibrometry of a SU-8-Based Suspended Microchannel Resonator” Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems , vol. 24, (no. 4), pp. 1038-1042
  12. Rizzi F., Qualtieri A., Dattoma T., Epifani G. and De Vittorio M. “Biomimetics of underwater hair cell sensing” Microelectronic Engineering (2015) 132 90–97, 0167-9317.
  13. Akanyeti O., Brown J. C., Chambers L. D., el Daou H., Fiazza M. C., Fiorini P., Ježov J., Jung D. S., Kruusmaa M., Listak M., Liszewski A., Maud J. L., Megill W. M., Rossi L., Qualtieri A., Rizzi F., Salumäe T., Toming G., Venturelli R., Visentin F. and De Vittorio M. “FILOSE for Svenning: A Flow Sensing Bioinspired Robot” IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine, (2014) 21, 3, 51-62, 1070-9932.
  14. Zecca D., Qualtieri A., Magno G., Grande M., Petruzzelli V., Prieto-Simon B., D'Orazio A., De Vittorio M., Voelcker N. H. and Stomeo T. “Label-free Si3N4 photonic crystal based immunosensors for diagnostic applications” IEEE Photonics Journal (2014) 6, 1-7.
  15. Manca M., Beke S., De Marco L., Pareo P., Qualtieri A., Cannavale A., Brandi F. and Gigli G. “A 3D Photoelectrode for Dye Solar Cells Realized by Laser Micromachining of Photosensitive Glass" J. Phys. Chem. C (2014) 118 (30), 17100–17107.
  16. Rizzi F., Qualtieri A., Chambers D. L., Epifani G., Megill W. M. and De Vittorio M. Chapter Title: “Stress-Driven Artificial Hair Cell for Flow Sensing” Publication title: Flow Sensing in Air and Water ISBN 978-3-642-41445-9 edited by: Bleckmann H., Mogdans J., Coombs S. L., Publisher: Springer, 2014.
  17. Calcagnile P., Blasi L., Rizzi F., Qualtieri A., Athanassiou A., Gogolides E. and De Vittorio M. “Parylene C Surface Functionalization and Patterning with pH-Responsive Microgels” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces (2014) 6, 18 15708–15715.
  18. Accoto C., Qualtieri A., Pisanello F., Ricciardi C., Pirri C., De Vittorio M. and Rizzi F. “Two-Photon Polymerization Lithography and Laser Doppler Vibrometry of a SU-8-Based Suspended Microchannel Resonator”
    Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, (2014) 99 1057-7157.
  19. Dattoma T., Grande M., Qualtieri A., Stomeo T., Petruzzelli V., D'Orazio A., De Vittorio M. and Rizzi F “Flexible and highly sensitive optical polymeric strain gauge” 13th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology, (2014) 660 - 664, Beijing, China.
  20. T. Stomeo, A. Qualtieri, F. Pisanello, L. Martiradonna, P.P. Pompa, M. Grande, D’Orazio, M. De Vittorio, Chapter Title: “Silicon Nitride Photonic Crystal Free-Standing Membranes: A Flexible Platform for Visible Spectral Range Devices”, Publication title: Advances in Photonic Crystals, ISBN 978-953-51-0954-9, edited by: Vittorio M.N. Passaro, Publisher: InTech, February 2013.
  21. M. Manca, L. De Marco, R. Giannuzzi, R. Agosta, C. Dwivedi, A. Qualtieri, P. D. Cozzoli, V. Duttad, G. Gigli “TiO2 nanorod-based photoelectrodes for dye solar cells with tunable morphological features” Thin Solid Films (2013) DOI: 10.1016/j.tsf.2013.10.155.
  22. F. Rizzi, A. Qualtieri, L. D. Chambers, W. M. Megill, M. De Vittorio “Parylene conformal coating encapsulation as a method for advanced tuning of mechanical properties of an artificial hair cell” Soft Matter (2013) DOI: 10.1039/C2SM27566J.
  23. A. Qualtieri, F. Rizzi, G. Epifani, A. Ernits, M. Kruusmaa, M. De Vittorio “Parylene-coated bioinspired artificial hair cell for liquid flow sensing” Microelectron. Eng. 98  (2012) 516-519.
  24. A. Qualtieri, F. Rizzi, M.T. Todaro, A. Passaseo, R. Cingolani, M. DeVittorio “Stress-driven AlN cantilever-based flow sensor for fish lateral linesystem” Microelectron. Eng. 88 (2011) 2376–2378
  25. F. Pisanello, A. Qualtieri, T. Stomeo, L. Martiradonna, R. Cingolani, A. Bramati, M. De Vittorio, “High Purcell factor dipole-like modes at visible wavelengths in H1 photonic crystal cavity”, Optics Letters, 35, (2010) 1509
  26. L. Martiradonna, F. Pisanello, T. Stomeo, A. Qualtieri, G. Vecchio, S. Sabella, R. Cingolani, M. De Vittorio, P. P. Pompa, “Spectral tagging by integrated photonic crystal resonators for highly sensitive and parallel detection in biochips”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 96 (2010) 113702
  27. A. Qualtieri, F. Pisanello, M. Grande, T. Stomeo, L. Martiradonna, G. Epifani, A. Fiore, A. Passaseo, M. De Vittorio, “Emission control of colloidal nanocrystals embedded in Si3N4 photonic crystal H1 nanocavities”, Microelectron. Eng. 87  (2010) 1435
  28. F. Pisanello, L. Martiradonna, T. Stomeo, A. Qualtieri, G. Vecchio, S. Sabella, P. P. Pompa, M. De Vittorio, “Parallel and high sensitive photonic crystal cavity assisted readout for DNA-chips”, Microelectron. Eng. 87 (2010) 747
  29. M. De Vittorio, F. Pisanello, L. Martiradonna, A. Qualtieri, T. Stomeo, A. Bramati and  R. Cingolani, “Recent advances on single photon sources based on single colloidal nanocrystals”, Opto−Electronics Review 18 (2010) 50-58
  30. S. Sabella, S. Shiv Shankar, G. Vecchio, V. Brunetti, L. Rizzello, A. Qualtieri, Luigi Martiradonna, R. Cingolani, P.P. Pompa, “Room-temperature metal stamping (patterning) by microfluidics” Materials Letters 64 (2010) 41–44
  31. A. Qualtieri, T. Stomeo, L. Martiradonna, R. Cingolani, M. De Vittorio, Chapter Title: “Advances in resist materials and processing technology: photonic devices fabricated by direct lithography of resist/colloidal nanocrystals blend”, Publication title: Lithography, ISBN 978-953-307-064-3, edited by: Michael Wang, Publisher: InTech, February 2010
  32. A. Qualtieri, G. Morello,  P. Spinicelli, M. T. Todaro, T. Stomeo, L. Martiradonna, M. De Giorgi, X. Quélin, S. Buil, A. Bramati, J. P. Hermier, R. Cingolani, M. De Vittorio, “Room temperature single photon sources based on single colloidal nanocrystals in microcavity”, Superlattices and Microstructures,  47, 1, (2010) 187-191
  33. A. Qualtieri, G. Morello,  P. Spinicelli, M. T. Todaro, T. Stomeo, L. Martiradonna, M. De Giorgi, X. Quélin, S. Buil, A. Bramati, J. P. Hermier, R. Cingolani, M. De Vittorio, “Non classical emission from single colloidal nanocrystals in microcavity: a route towards room temperature single photon sources”, New Journal of Physics 11 (2009) 033025
  34. A. Qualtieri, L. Martiradonna, T. Stomeo, M. T. Todaro, R. Cingolani, M. De Vittorio “Multicoloured devices fabricated by direct lithography of colloidal nanocrystals” Microelectronic Engineering 86 (2009) 1127–1130
  35. C. Giordano, M.T. Todaro, M. Palumbo, L. Blasi, V. Errico, A. Salhi, A. Qualtieri, G. Gigli, A. Passaseo and M. De Vittorio “Hybrid polymer/semiconductor microtubes: a new fabrication approach”, Microelectronic Engineering 85 (2008) 1170-1172.
  36. A. Qualtieri, L. Martiradonna, R. Cingolani, M. De Vittorio, “Colloidal nanocrystals air bridge fabricated by direct lithography”, Microelectronic  Engineering 84 (2007) 1488-1490.
  37. A. Qualtieri, T. Stomeo, S. Lattante, M. Anni, L. Martiradonna, M. De Vittorio, “Photonic crystal based organic random lasers”, Microelectronic  Engineering 84 (2007) 1581-1584.
  38. T. Stomeo, M. Grande, A. Qualtieri, G. Visimberga, M. De Vittorio, A. Passaseo, A. Salhi, D. Biallo, A. D’Orazio, M. De Sario, V. Marrocco, V. Petruzzelli, F. Prudenzano, “Fabrication of force sensors based on two-dimensional photonic crystal technology”, Microelectronic  Engineering 84 (2007) 1450-1453.
  39. L. Martiradonna, A. Qualtieri, T. Stomeo, L. Carbone, R. Cingolani and M. De Vittorio, “Lithographic nano-patterning of colloidal nanocrystal emitter for the fabrication of waveguide photonic devices”, Sensor and Actuators: Chemical, 126, 1 (2006) 116-119.

Conference Proceedings

  1. Guerrieri S. D., Qualtieri A., Quarta A., Nitti S., Sileo L., Malvindi M. A., Petroni S., Pellegrino T., De Vittorio M. and Pisanello F. “Magnetically Active Polymeric Nanocomposites for Two-Photon Stereolithography” Proceedings of the 14th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology , pp. 92-95
  2. Zecca D., Qualtieri A., Magno G., Petruzzelli V., Prieto-Simon B., D'Orazio A., De Vittorio M., Voelcker N. H. and Stomeo T. “Photonic crystal based immunosensor for clinical diagnosis” Photonics Conference, 2014 Third Mediterranean , Trani
  3. Zecca D., Qualtieri A., Stomeo T., De Vittorio M., Magno G., Grande M., Petruzzelli V., D'Orazio A., Prieto-Simon B. and Voelcker N. H. “2D photonic crystal membranes for optical biosensors” Photonics Technologies, 2014 Fotonica AEIT Italian Conference on , Napoli.
  4. L. Martiradonna, M. De Vittorio, F. Pisanello, T. Stomeo, A. Qualtieri, G. Vecchio, S. Sabella, P.P. Pompa, “Silicon nitride photonic crystal nanocavities for biochip applications”, Proceedings of 13th Anniversary International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON, 2011
  5. L. Martiradonna, A. Qualtieri, T. Stomeo, R. Cingolani and M. De Vittorio, “Design and Fabrication of Photonic Devices Based on Colloidal Nanocrystals”, Proceedings of 10th Anniversary International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON, 2008, p 157-160
  6. A. Qualtieri, M.T. Todaro; T. Stomeo; G. Morello; M. De Giorgi; L. Manna; R. Cingolani; M. De Vittorio “Colloidal nanocrystals localized by direct electron beam lithography fo hydrogen silesquioxane (HSQ)-based resist” Proceedings of Nanax 3 (2008)
  7. A. Qualtieri, L. Martiradonna; T. Stomeo; M. T. Todaro; M. De Vittorio “Photonic devices fabricated by direct lithography of colloidal nanocrystals”, Atti della riunione annuale del gruppo di elettronica,  GE2008
  8. L. Martiradonna, A. Qualtieri, T. Stomeo, L. Carbone, R. Cingolani and M. De Vittorio, “Lithographic nano-patterning of colloidal nanocrystal emitter for the fabrication of waveguide photonic devices”, Proceedings of E-MRS 2006 conference.

 

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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

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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.