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Francesco Di Stasio

Post Doc

Research Line



IIT Central Research Labs Genova


Post Doc – from April 2013 - Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genoa (Italy)

Scientist, Device Physics – from January 2012 to March 2013 - Cambridge Display Technology ltd (Sumitomo chemical Group), Cambridge (United Kingdom)

PhD in Physics (Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher) – from January 2009 to January 2012 - Department of Physics and Astronomy and London Centre for Nanotechnology, University College London, London (United Kingdom)

Research assistant – from April 2008 to December 2008 -Department of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry, Università degli studi di Genova, Genoa (Italy)

MSc in Materials Science and Engineering – from September 2005 to March 2008 - Department of Physics, Department of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry and Department of Engineering, Università degli studi di Genova, Genoa (Italy)

Internship – from August 2006 to September 2006 - European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Grenoble (France)

BSc in Materials Science – from September 2002 to September 2005 - Department of Physics and Department of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry, Università degli studi di Genova, Genoa (Italy)

Selected Publications

(1) M. Imran, F. Di Stasio, Z. Dang, C. Canale, A. Hossain Khan, J. Shamsi, R. Brescia, M. Prato, L. Manna
“Colloidal Synthesis of Strongly Fluorescent CsPbBr3 Nanowires with Width Tunable Down to the Quantum-Confined Regime”,
Chemistry of Materials, in press
(2) T. Gatti, S. Casaluci, M. Prato, M. Salerno, F. Di Stasio, A. Ansaldo, E. Menna, A. Di Carlo, F. Bonaccorso
“Boosting Perovskite Solar Cells Performance and Stability through Doping a Poly-3(hexylthiophene) Hole Transporting Material with Organic Functionalized Carbon Nanostructures”
 Advanced Functional Materials, in press
(3) J. Shamsi, Z. Dang, P. Bianchini, C. Canale, F. Di Stasio, R. Brescia, M. Prato, L. Manna
“Colloidal Synthesis of Quantum Confined Single Crystal CsPbBr3 nanosheets with Lateral Size Control up to the micrometer Range”
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 138, 7240-7243 (2016)
(4) F. Palazon, F. Di Stasio, Q. A. Akkerman, R. Krahne, M. Prato, L. Manna
“Polymer-free films of inorganic halide perovskite nanocrystals as UV-to-white color-conversion layers in LEDs”
Chemistry of Materials, 28, 2902-2906 (2016)
(5) M. P. Arciniegas, F. Di Stasio, H. Li, D. Altamura, L. De Trizio, M. Prato, A. Scarpellini, I. Moreels, R. Krahne, L. Manna
“Self-Assembled Dense Colloidal Cu2Te Nanodisk Networks in P3HT Thin Films with Enhanced Photocurrent“ 
Advanced Functional Materials, DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201600751
(6) S. Vikulov, F. Di Stasio, L. Ceseracciu, P. L. Saldanha, A. Scarpellini, Z. Dang, R. Krahne, L. Manna, V. Lesnyak
“Fully Solution-Processed Conductive Films Based on Colloidal Copper Selenide Nanosheets for Flexible Electronics“
Advanced Functional Materials, 26, 3670-3677 (2016) 
(7) P.Li, F. Di Stasio, G. Eda, O. Fenwick, S. O. McDonnell, H. L. Anderson, M. Chhowalla, F. Cacialli
"Luminescent properties of a water-soluble conjugated polymer incorporating graphene oxide quantum dots"
ChemPhysChem, 16, 1258-1262 (2015)

(8) A. Accardo, F. Di Stasio, M. Burghammer, C. Riekel, R. Krahne 
“Nanocrystal self-assembly into hollow dome-shaped microstructures by slow solvent evaporation on superhydrophobic substrates” 
Particle & Particle Systems Characterization, 32, 524-528 (2015) - with front cover

(9) F. Di Stasio,
J.Q. Grim, V. Lesnyak, P. Rastogi, L. Manna, I. Moreels, R. Krahne 
“Single-mode lasing from colloidal water-soluble CdSe/CdS quantum dot-in-rods” 
11, 1328-1334 (2015)

J.Q. Grim, S. Christodoulou, F. Di Stasio, R. Krahne, R. Cingolani, L. Manna, I. Moreels
“Continuous-Wave biexciton lasing at room temperature using solution-processed quantum wells” 
Nature Nanotechnology, 
9, 891-895 (2014)

(11) F. Di Stasio
, L. Berti, S.O. McDonnell, V. Robbiano, H.L. Anderson, D. Comoretto, F. Cacialli
"Fluorescent polystyrene photonic crystals self-assembled with water-soluble conjugated polyrotaxanes"
APL Materials, 1, 042116 (2013)
(12) O. Fenwick, S. Fusco, T.N. Baig, F. Di Stasio, T.T. Steckler, P. Henriksson, C. Fléchon, M.R. Andersson, F. Cacialli.
"Efficient electroluminescence from diketopyrrolopyrrole copolymerised with a polyfluorene"
APL Materials, 1, 032108 (2013)
(13) S. Kasiouli, F. Di Stasio, S.O. McDonnell, H.L. Anderson, F. Cacialli, S. C. Hayes.
"Resonance Raman Investigation of β-Cyclodextrin Encapsulated π-Conjugated Polymers”
Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 117, 5737-5747 (2013)
(14) V. Robbiano, M. Giordano, C. Martella, F. Di Stasio, D. Chiappe, F. Buatier de Mongeot, D. Comoretto.
“Hybrid Plasmonic-Photonic Nanostructures: Gold Nanocrescents Over Opals”
Advanced Optical Materials, 1, 389-396 (2013)
(15) S. Kervyn, O. Fenwick, F. Di Stasio, Y.S. Shin, J. Wouters, G. Accorsi, S. Osella, D. Beljonne, F. Cacialli, D. Bonifazi.
"Polymorphism, fluorescence and optoelectronic properties of a borazine derivative”
Chemistry – A European Journal, 19, 7771-7779 (2013)
(16) N. Crivillers, S. Osella, C. Van Dyck, G. M. Lazzerini, D. Cornil, A. Liscio, F. Di Stasio, S. Mian, O. Fenwick, F. Reinders, M. Neuburger, E. Treossi, M. Mayor, V. Palermo, F. Cacialli, J. Cornil, P. Samorì.
“Large Work Function Shift of Gold Induced by a Novel Perfluorinated Azobenzene- Based Self-Assembled Monolayer”
Advanced Materials, 25, 432-436 (2013)
(17) G. M. Lazzerini, S. Mian, F. Di Stasio, A. Merari Masillamani, N. Crivillers, F. Reinders, M. Mayor, P. Samorì, F. Cacialli.
“Increased efficiency of light-emitting diodes incorporating anodes functionalized with fluorinated azobenzene monolayers and a green-emitting polyfluorene derivative”
Applied Physics Letters, 101, 153306 (2012)
(18) M. Ding, O. Fenwick, F. Di Stasio, J.-Y. Ou, N. Sessions, Y. Jung, F. Cacialli, G. Brambilla.
“Efficient light confinement with nanostructured optical microfiber tips”
Optics Communications, 285, 4688-4697 (2012)
(19) G. M. Lazzerini, F. Di Stasio, C. Flechon, D. Caruana, F. Cacialli.
“Low-temperature treatment of semiconducting interlayers for high-efficiency light-emitting diodes based on a green-emitting polyfluorene derivative”
Applied Physics Letters, 99, 243305 (2011)
(20) N. Crivillers, A. Liscio, F. Di Stasio, C. Van Dyck, S. Osella, D. Cornil, S. Mian, G. M. Lazzerini, O. Fenwick, E. Orgiu, F. Reinders, S. Braun, M. Fahlman, M. Mayor, J. Cornil, V. Palermo, F. Cacialli, P. Samorì.
“Photoinduced work function changes by isomerization of a densely packed azobenzene-based SAM on Au: a joint experimental and theoretical study”
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 13, 14302 (2011)
(21) F. Di Stasio, P. Korniychuk, S. Brovelli, P. Uznanski, S. O. McDonnell, G. Winroth, H. L. Anderson, A. Tracz, F. Cacialli.
“Highly Polarized Emission from Oriented Films Incorporating Water-Soluble Conjugated Polymers in a Polyvinyl Alcohol Matrix”
Advanced Materials, 23, 1855-1859 (2011) – with inside front cover
(22) O. Fenwick, J. K. Sprafke, J. Binas, D. V. Kondratuk, F. Di Stasio, H. L. Anderson, F. Cacialli.
“Linear and Cyclic Porphyrin Hexamers as Near-Infrared Emitters in Organic Light-Emitting Diodes”
Nano Letters, 11, 2451-2456 (2011)
(23) L. Berti, M. Cucini, F. Di Stasio, D. Comoretto, M. Galli, F. Marabelli, N. Manfredi, C. Marinzi, A. Abbotto.
“Spectroscopic Investigation of Artificial Opals Infiltrated with a Heteroaromatic Quadrupolar Dye”
Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 114, 2403 (2010)
(24) S. Brovelli, H. Guan, G. Winroth, O. Fenwick, F. Di Stasio, R. Daik, W. J. Feast, F. Meinardi, F. Cacialli.
“White luminescence from single-layer devices of nonresonant polymer blends”
Applied Physics Letters, 96, 213301 (2010)
(25) F. Di Stasio, L. Berti, M. Burger, F. Marabelli, S. Gardin, T. Dainese, R. Signorini, R. Bozio, D. Comoretto.
“Amplified spontaneous emission from opal photonic crystals engineered with structural defects”
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 11, 11515 (2009)
(26) F. Di Stasio, M. Cucini, D. Comoretto, A. Abbotto, L. Bellotto, N. Manfredi, C. Marinzi.
“Tuning optical properties of opal photonic crystals by structural defects engineering”
Journal of the European Optical society: Rapid Publications, 4, 09033 (2009)
(1) G. Brambilla, M. Ding, J. Ou, N. Sessions, O. Fenwick, F. Di Stasio, F. Cacialli, J-L. Kou, F. Xu.
"Sub-wavelength focusing of high intensities in microfibre tips”
Photonics (ICP), 2012 IEEE 3rd International Conference, 6379531, 404-408 (2012)
(1) F. Di Stasio, S. Brovelli, S. Hayes and F. Cacialli,
“Conjugated Polyrotaxanes” 
Encyclopedia of Polymeric Nanomaterials, Springer, 2047-2059 (2015)

(2) V. Robbiano, F. Di Stasio, S. Surdo, S. Mian, G. Barillaro, F. Cacialli
“Conjugated Polymers Photonic Structures”
Organic and Hybrid Photonic Crystals, Springer, 339-348 (2015)

(1) F. Jakobsson, C. Nielsen, J. Pillow, F. Di Stasio, E. Snedden 
"Organic light-emitting composition, device and method",
Cambridge Display Technology Limited and Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited (GB2508409, US20140183469)

(2) I. P. W. R. R. Moreels, J. Q. G. T. C. Grim, F. Di Stasio, S. Christodoulou, R. M. Krahne, L. Manna, R. Cingolani
"Continuous-wave pumped colloidal nanocrystal laser"
Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (WO 2015186033 A1)


(1) Best student poster presentation, European Optical Society Annual Meeting, 2010

(2) Marshall Stoneham prize for outstanding postgraduate research, Condensed matter and material physics, 2012

(3) AIS-UK Young Researcher Award, Physical sciences and engineering, 2014

(4) Bursary winner, European Material Research Society (E-MRS) Spring Meeting, 2014 


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I numeri di IIT

L’Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) è una fondazione di diritto privato - cfr. determinazione Corte dei Conti 23/2015 “IIT è una fondazione da inquadrare fra gli organismi di diritto pubblico con la scelta di un modello di organizzazione di diritto privato per rispondere all’esigenza di assicurare procedure più snelle nella selezione non solo nell’ambito nazionale dei collaboratori, scienziati e ricercatori ”.

IIT è sotto la vigilanza del Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca e del Ministero dell'Economia e delle Finanze ed è stato istituito con la Legge 326/2003. La Fondazione ha l'obiettivo di promuovere l'eccellenza nella ricerca di base e in quella applicata e di favorire lo sviluppo del sistema economico nazionale. La costruzione dei laboratori iniziata nel 2006 si è conclusa nel 2009.

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.

IIT: the numbers

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.