Davide Francesco Ricci received his degree in Physics in 1989 and his Ph. D. in Electronic Engineering and Computer Science in 1993 from the University of Genoa. After a Post-Doc fellowship in 1996 he became part of the permanent staff at the Department of Biophysical and Electronic Engineering of the University of Genoa. Since 1998 he was appointed supervisor of the Nanotechnology and Molecular Electronics Laboratory in the same Department.
From 2007 until 2014 he was Team Leader at the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) at the Robotics, Brain and Cognitive Sciences Department in Genova, and since 2015 he is researcher at the newly formed IIT Center for Translational Neurosciences for Speech and Communication in Ferrara were he leads a team devoted to research on nanomaterials for the development of neural electrodes for Brain Machine Interfaces. Present research themes are
Davide Ricci’s research during the years has always been centered on the study and development of methods for interfacing functional molecular systems, both synthetic or of biological origin, with larger scale addressable systems, aiming at the fabrication of novel devices and architectures capable of sensing properties, actuation and information processing. A wide experience both in novel materials synthesis and characterization has been acquired, with a multidisciplinary approach encompassing research fields such as Electronics, Biophysics, Biomedicine and Nanoscience.
The main results achieved are: