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Plasmon Nanotechnologies


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Current employment


  • On October 2009 I was appointed as Team Leader at the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT). My current research activity is mainly focused on plasmonic structures. In particular, phenomena like photonic band gap of metallic lattices, optical properties of carbon-like materials and development of nano-plasmonic devices for SERS-like applications have become a central point in my research.


Previous employment

  • from November 2002 to February 2003 I worked as postdoc at the Polytechnical University of Torino (Italy) on the issue related to the theme of Quantum Transport. In particular I started the developping of a simulator able to describe charge transport in open quantum devices.
  • from February 2003 to August 2003 I worked as postdoc at the Lilit Group –INFM-Trieste (Italy) on the subject “2-photons lithography and Optical Twezeers”. Our aim was to develop a system able to perform 2-photons lithographies by means of optical tweezers. Indeed, by joining such techniques it is possible to realize 3D quantum devices as, for example, 3D optical memories, 3D quantum structures or perform experiments on biological organisms.
  • from August 2003 to November 2007 I have been working at LaSIE Group c/o the Department of Applied Physics of the Osaka University, Japan. In particular:


  • from August 2003 to September 2005 I worked as post-doc as Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) fellow. One of my purposes was to represent a scientific exchange channel between the Italian laboratory Lilit located at the synchrotron area of Trieste and the Japanese counterpart LaSIE, located at the Osaka University. Our goal was to join the different competences present in the two laboratories in order to realize new sorts of optical devices and experiments. In particular, I have been developing some new simulations on the field of photonic crystals so to realize three dimensional optical structures by means of two photons and holographic lithography.
  • from September 2005 to April 2007 I was working as JST (Japan Science and Technology Agency) researcher.
  • from April 2007 to November 2007 I was employed as Osaka University Researcher on themes related to theory and applications of optical devices. In particular, development of carbon-based devices was an issue.
  • on November 2007 I was appointed as Associate Professor at the College of Electronic Science and Engineering of Jilin University in China. The research activity was mainly focused on photonic periodic/quasiperiodic lattices.




  • 2009 Visiting Scientist grant; supporting agency: Japanese Society for Promotion of Science.
  • period: from Jan. 1, 2010 - Dec. 31, 2012; supporting agency: National Natural Science Foundation of China; title of the project: Surface plasmon enhancement and its application in organic light-emitting devices.
  • period: from Jan. 1, 2009 - Dec. 31, 2012; supporting agency: National Natural Science Foundation of China; title of the project: High efficiency middle infrared radiation light source fabricated by femtosecond laser (nr. 60677018).
  • period: October 2014 - April 2015: ARIADNA, funded by European Space Agency. ESA contract No 4000112048/14/NL/MV. Topic: Photon Enhanced Thermionic Emission.


  • period: January 2015 - January 2016: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (USA): Berkeley Lab Proposal No. FP00000917 / TMF Proposal No. MFUSER3388. Topic: Multifunctional sensing technique based on surface plasmon interference.

Selected Publications

Scientific journals (last update 01/04/2015):


The phototransduction machinery in the rod outer segment has a strong efficacy gradient,

M. Mazzolini, G. Facchetti, L. Andolfi, R. Proietti Zaccaria, S. Tuccio, J. Treu, C. Altafini, E. Di Fabrizio, M. Lazzarino, G. Rapp and V. Torre,

PNAS (accepted 2015).


High temperature nano-plasmonics: the key role of non linear effects,

A. Alabastri, A. Toma, M. Malerba, F. De Angelis, R. Proietti Zaccaria,

ACS Photonics 2, 115-120 (2015).


Squeezing Terahertz Light into Nanovolumes: Nanoantenna Enhanced Terahertz Spectroscopy (NETS) of Semiconductor Quantum Dots,

A. Toma, S. Tuccio, M. Prato, F. De Donato, A. Perucchi, P. Di Pietro, S. Marras, C. Liberale, R. Proietti Zaccaria, F. De Angelis, L. Manna, S. Lupi, E. Di Fabrizio, L. Razzari,

Nano Letters 15, 386-391 (2015).


Butterfly wing color: a photonic crystal demonstration,

R. Proietti Zaccaria*,

Optics and Lasers in Engineering (accepted 2015).


Design of thin film amorphous Si solar cells based on plasmonic back structures with  different grating couplers,

W. Raja, A. Alabastri, A. Nazir, S. Tuccio, F. De Angelis, R. Proietti Zaccaria*,

Submitted 2014.


Three-dimensional architectures make infrared plasmons live longer,

Mario Malerba, Alessandro Alabastri, Ermanno Miele, Gabriele Messina, Michele Dipalo, Andrea Toma, Remo Proietti Zaccaria, and Francesco De Angelis,

Submitted 2014.


Germanium Nanocrystals-MWCNTs composites as anode materials for Lithium Ion Batteries,

S. Goriparti, E. Miele, A. Scarpellini, S. Marras, M. Prato, A. Ansaldo, F. De Angelis, L. Manna , R. Proietti Zaccaria and C. Capiglia,

ECS Transactions 62, 19-24 (2014).


Porous Silicon as Nanostructured Anode Material for Lithium Ion Batteries,

E. Miele, S. Goriparti, G. C. Messina, M. Prato, A. Ansaldo, A. Barone, F. De Angelis , R. Proietti Zaccaria and C. Capiglia,

ECS Transactions 62, 25-34 (2014).


Pushing the high-energy limit of plasmonics,

F. Bisio, R. Proietti Zaccaria, R. Moroni, G. Maidecchi, A. Alabastri, G. Gonella, A. Giglia, L. Andolfi, S. Nannarone, L. Mattera, M. Canepa,

ACS nano 8, 9239-9247 (2014).


Selective on site separation and detection of molecules in diluted solutions with super-hydrophobic clusters of plasmonic nanoparticles,

Francesco Gentile, Maria Laura Coluccio, Remo Proietti Zaccaria, Marco Francardi, Gheorghe Cojoc, Gerardo Perozziello, Raffaella Raimondo, Patrizio Candeloro, Enzo Di Fabrizio,

Nanoscale 6, 8208-8225 (2014).


Suitable photo-resists for two-photon polymerization using femtosecond fiber lasers,

V.P. Rajamanickam, L. Ferrara, A. Toma, R. Proietti Zaccaria, G. Das, E. Di Fabrizio, C. Liberale,

Microelectronic Engineering 121, 135–138 (2014).


Fano coil-type resonance for magnetic hot-spot generation,

A. Nazir, S. Panaro, R. Proietti Zaccaria, C. Liberale, F. De Angelis, A. Toma,

Nanoletters 14, 3166-3171 (2014).


Bimetallic 3D Nanostar Dimers in Ring cavities: Recyclable SERS Substrates for Single/few Molecule Detection,

M. Chirumamilla, A. Toma, A. Gopalakrishnan, R. Proietti Zaccaria, R. Krahne,

ACS Nano 8, 7986-7994 (2014).


Dark to bright mode conversion on dipolar nanoantennas: A symmetry breaking approach,

S. Panaro, A. Nazir, C. Liberale, G. Das, H. Wang, F. De Angelis, R. Proietti Zaccaria, E. di Fabrizio, A. Toma,

ACS Photonics 1, 310-314 (2014).


Plasmon resonance tuning in metal nanostars for Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering,

A. Gopalakrishnan, M. Chirumamilla, A. Toma, R. Proietti Zaccaria, R. Krahne,

Nanotechnology 25, 235304 (2014).


Direct determination of the resonance properties of metallic conical nanoantennas,

S. Tuccio, L. Razzari, A. Alabastri, A. Toma, C. Liberale, F. De Angelis, P. Candeloro, G. Das, A. Giugni, E. Di Fabrizio, and R. Proietti Zaccaria,

Optics Letters 39, 571 (2014).


Review on Recent Progress of Nanostructured Anode Materials for Li-ion batteries,

Subrahmanyam Goriparti, Ermanno Mielea, Francesco De Angelis, Enzo Di Fabrizio, Remo Proietti Zaccaria, Claudio Capiglia,

Journal of Power Sources 257, 421-443 (2014) - Review.


3D Nanostar Dimers with Sub-10 nm Gap for single/few Molecules Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering,

M. Chirumamilla, A. Toma, A. Gopalakrishnan, G. Das, R. Proietti Zaccaria, R. Krahne, E. Rondanina, M. Leoncini, C. Liberale, F. De Angelis and E. Di Fabrizio,

Advanced Materials 26, 2353-2358 (2014).


Hot-electron nanoscopy using adiabatic compression of surface plasmons,

A. Giugni, B. Torre, A. Toma, M. Francardi, M. Malerba, A. Alabastri, R. Proietti Zaccaria, M. I. Stockman, E. Di Fabrizio,

Nature Nanotechnology 8, 845-852 (2013).


Molding of plasmonic resonances in metallic nanostructures: dependence of the non-linear electric permittivity on system size and temperature,

Alessandro Alabastri, Salvatore Tuccio, Andrea Giugni, Andrea Toma, Carlo Liberale, Gobind Das, Francesco De Angelis, Enzo Di Fabrizio and Remo Proietti Zaccaria*, 

Materials 6, 4879-4910 (2013).


Plasmonic nanostars for SERS application,

G. Das, M. Chirumamilla, A. Gopalakrishnana, A. Toma, S. Panaro, R. Proietti Zaccaria, F. De Angelis, E. Di Fabrizio, 

Microelectronic Engineering 111, 247 (2013).


3D Hollow Nanostructures as Building Blocks for Multifunctional Plasmonics,

Francesco De Angelis, Mario Malerba, Maddalena Patrini, Ermanno Miele, Gobind Das, Andrea Toma, Remo Proietti Zaccaria, and Enzo Di Fabrizio,

Nano Letters 13, 3553 (2013).


Deep Ultraviolet Plasmon Resonance in Aluminum Nanoparticle Arrays,

Giulia Maidecchi, Grazia Gonella, Remo Proietti Zaccaria, Riccardo Moroni, Luca Anghinolfi, Angelo Giglia, Stefano Nannarone, Lorenzo Mattera, Hai-Lung Dai, Maurizio Canepa, and Francesco Bisio,

ACS Nano 7, 5834 (2013).


Plasmon based biosensor for distinguishing different peptides mutation states,

Gobind Das, Manohar Chirumamilla, Andrea Toma, Anisha Gopalakrishnan, Remo Proietti Zaccaria, Alessandro Alabastri1 and Enzo Di Fabrizio,

Scientific Report 3, 1792 (2013).


Interplay between electric and magnetic effect in adiabatic polaritonic systems,

A. Alabastri, A. Toma, C. Liberale, M. Chirumamilla, A. Giugni, F. De Angelis, G. Das, E. di Fabrizio, and R. Proietti Zaccaria*,

Optics Express 21, 7538 (2013).


Design and Top-Down Fabrication of metallic L-shape Gap Nanoantennas supporting Plasmon-Polariton Modes,

S. Panaro, A. Toma, R. Proietti Zaccaria, M. Chirumamilla, A. Saeed, L. Razzari, G. Das, C. Liberale, F. De Angelis,  and E. Di Fabrizio,

Microelectronic Engineering 111, 91 (2013).


Direct Imaging of DNA Fibers: The Visage of Double Helix,

Francesco Gentile, Manola Moretti, Tania Limongi, Andrea Falqui, Giovanni Bertoni, Alice Scarpellini, Stefania Santoriello, Luca Maragliano, Remo Proietti Zaccaria, and Enzo di Fabrizio,

Nano Letters 12, 6453 (2012).


Mapping the local dielectric response at the nanoscale by means of plasmonic force spectroscopy,

Francesco De Angelis, Remo Proietti Zaccaria, and Enzo Di Fabrizio,

Optics Express 20, 29626 (2012).


Nanoplasmonic structures for biophotonic applications: SERS overview,

A. Gopalakrishnan, M.Malerba, S. Tuccio, S. Panaro, E. Miele, M. Chirumamilla, S. Santoriello, C. Dorigoni, A. Giugni, R. Proietti Zaccaria, C. Liberale, F. De Angelis, L. Razzari, A. Toma, G. Das, and E. Di Fabrizio,

Annalen der Physik 524, 620 (2012).


Terahertz Dipole Nanoantenna Arrays: Resonance Characteristics,

Luca Razzari, Andrea Toma, Matteo Clerici, Mostafa Shalaby, Gobind Das, Carlo Liberale, Manohar Chirumamilla, Remo Proietti Zaccaria, Francesco De Angelis, Marco Peccianti, Roberto Morandotti, and Enzo Di Fabrizio,

Plasmonics 8, 133 (2013).


Fabrication and characterization of a nanoantenna-based Raman device for ultrasensitive spectroscopic applications,

A. Toma, G. Das, M. Chirumamilla, A. Saeed, R. Proietti Zaccaria, L. Razzari, M. Leoncini, C. Liberale, F. De Angelis, and E. Di Fabrizio,

Microelectronic Engineering 98, 424 (2012).


Fully analytical description of adiabatic compression in dissipative polaritonic structures,

Remo Proietti Zaccaria*, Alessandro Alabastri, Francesco De Angelis, Gobind Das, Carlo Liberale, Andrea Toma, Andrea Giugni, Luca Razzari, Mario Malerba, Hong Bo Sun, and Enzo Di Fabrizio,

Physical Review B 86, 035410 (2012).


Optimization and characterization of Au cuboid nanostructures as a SERS device for sensing applications,

M. Chirumamilla, G. Das, A. Toma, A. Gopalakrishnan, R.Proietti Zaccaria, C. Liberale, F. De Angelis, E. Di Fabrizio,

Microelectronic Engineering 97, 189 ( 2012).


Reflection-mode TERS on insulin amyloid fibrils with top-visual AFM probes,

Manola Moretti, Remo Proietti Zaccaria, Emiliano Descrovi, Gobind Das, Marco Leoncini, Carlo Liberale, Francesco De Angelis, and Enzo Di Fabrizio,

Plasmonics 8, 25 (2013).


High-performance and site-directed in utero electroporation by a triple-electrode probe,

Marco Dal Maschio, Diego ghezzi, Alessandro Alabastri, Marco Brondi, Sebastian Sulissato, Remo Proietti Zaccaria, Gian Michele Ratto, Enzo Di Fabrizio, Bony Guillaume, Fabio Benfenati, John Assad, and Laura Cancedda,

Nature Communications 3, 960 (2012).


Optical phonon modes in ordered core-shell CdSe/CdS nanorod arrays,

Andrea Giugni, Gobind Das, Alessandro Alabastri, Remo Proietti Zaccaria, Marco Zanella, Isabella Franchini, Enzo DiFabrizio, and Roman Krahne,

Physical Review B 85, 115413 (2012).


Surface enhanced Raman scattering substrate based on gold-coated anodic porous alumina template,

G. Das, N. Patra, A. Gopalakrishanan, R. P. Zaccaria, A. Toma, S. Thorat, E. Di Fabrizio, A. Diaspro and M. Salerno,

Microelectronic Engineering 97, 383 (2012).


Optimization of Surface Plasmon Polariotn generation in a nanocone through linearly polarized laser beams,

M. Malerba, A. Alabastri, G. Cojoc, M. Francardi, M. Perrone, R. Proietti Zaccaria, F. De Angelis and E. Di Fabrizio,

Microelectronic Engineering 97, 204 (2012).


Fabrication of large-area ordered and reproducible nanostructures for SERS biosensor application,

G. Das, N. Patra, A. Gopalakrishanan, R. Proietti Zaccaria, A. Toma, S. Thorat, E. Di Fabrizio, A. Diaspro, M. Salerno,

Analyst 137, 1785 (2012).


Surface plasmon polariton compression through radially and linearly polarized source,

R. Proietti Zaccaria*, F. De Angelis, A. Toma, L. Razzari, A. Alabastri, G. Das, C. Liberale and E. Di Fabrizio,

Optics Letters 37, 1 (2012).


Evolution of modes in a metal-coated nano-fiber,

J.F. Song, R. Proietti Zaccaria, G. Dong, E. Di Fabrizio, M. B. Yu and G. Q. Lo,

Optics Express 19, 25206 (2011).


Extremely Large Extinction Efficiency and Field Enhancement in Terahertz Dipole Nanoantennas,

L. Razzari, A. Toma, M. Shalaby, M. Clerici, R. Proietti Zaccaria, C. Liberale, S. Marras, I.A.I. Al-Naib, G. Das, F. De Angelis, M. Peccianti, A. Falqui, T. Ozaki, R. Morandotti and E. Di Fabrizio,

Optics Express 19, 26088 (2011).


Breaking the diffusion limit with super-hydrophobic delivery of molecules to plasmonic nanofocusing SERS structures,

F. De Angelis, F. Gentile, F. Mecarini, G. Das, M. Moretti, P. Candeloro, M.L. Coluccio, G. Cojoc, A Accardo, C. Liberale, R. Proietti Zaccaria, G. Perroziello, L. Tirinato, A. Toma, G. Cuda, R. Cingolani and E. Di Fabrizio,

Nature Photonics 5, 682 (2011).


Multi-scheme approach for efficient surface plasmon polariton generation in metallic conical tips on AFM-based cantilevers,

F. De Angelis, R. Proietti Zaccaria, M. Francardi, C. Liberale and E. Di Fabrizio,

Optics Express 19, 22268 (2011).


Validity of the V parameter for photonic quasicrystal fibers,

H. Zhao, R.Proietti Zaccaria*, P. Verma, J.F. Song , H.B. Sun,

Optics Letters 35, 1064 (2010).


Single-mode operation regime for 12-fold index-guiding quasicrystal optical fibers,

H. Zhao, R.Proietti Zaccaria*, P. Verma, J.F. Song , H.B. Sun,

Applied Physics B 100, 499 (2010).


Photonic quasicrystals exhibit zero-transmission regions due to translational arrangement of constituent parts,

H. Zhao, R. Proietti Zaccaria*, J.F. Song, S. Kawata, and H.B. Sun,

Physical Review B 79, 115118 (2009).


Manipulating full photonic band gap in two dimensional birefringent photonic crystals,

R. Proietti Zaccaria*, P. Verma, S. Kawaguchi, S. Shoji and S. Kawata,

Optics Express 16, 14812 (2008).


Multi-shot interference approach for any kind of Bravais lattice,

R. Proietti Zaccaria*, S. Shoji, H.B. Sun and S. Kawata,

Applied Physics B 93, 251 (2008).


Optical polarizer made of uniaxially aligned short single-wall carbon nanotubes embedded in a polymer film,

S. Shoji, H. Suzuki, R. Proietti Zaccaria, Z. Sekkat and S. Kawata,

Physical Review B 77, 153407 (2008).


Manipulation of light transmission through sub-wavelength hole array,

J.F. Song and R. Proietti Zaccaria*,

Journal Optics A: Pure Appl. Opt., 9: S450-S457 (2007).


Tunable Fano resonance in photonic crystal slabs,

J. F. Song, R. Proietti Zaccaria, M. B. Yu and X. W. Sun,

Optics Express, 14 (19): 8812-8826 (2006).


Multi-step multi-beam laser interference patterning of three-dimensional photonic lattices,

S. Shoji, R. Proietti Zaccaria, H. B. Sun and S. Kawata,

Optics Express, 14 (6): 2309-2316 (2006).


Cross beam lithography (FIB plus EBL) and dip pen nanolithography for nanoparticle conductivity measurements,

S. Cabrini, R. J. Barsotti, A. Carpentiero, L. Businaro, R. Proietti Zaccaria, F. Stellacci and E. Di Fabrizio,

Journ. Vac. Sci. & Tech. B, 23 (6): 2806:2810 (2005).


Optical micromanipulation using Laguerre-Gaussian beams,

V. Garbin, D. Cojoc, E. Ferrari, R. Proietti Zaccaria, S. Cabrini and E. Di Fabrizio,

Jap. Journ. Appl. Ph., 44 (7B): 5773:5776 (2005).


Shape precompensation in two-photon laser nanowriting of photonic lattices,

H.B. Sun, T. Suwa, K. Takada, R. Proietti Zaccaria, M.S. Kim and K.S. Lee,

Applied Physics Letters 85 (17): 3708-3710 (2004).


Design and fabrication of diffractive optical element-microlens with continuous relief fabricated on-top of optical fibre by focused ion beam for fibre-to-waveguide coupling,

F. Schiappelli, R. Kumar, M. Prasciolu, D. Cojoc, S. Cabrini, R. Proietti Zaccaria, V. Degiorgio and E. Di Fabrizio

Jap. Journ. Appl. Ph. 43 (6B): 3772-3778 (2004).


Multiple optical trapping by means of diffractive optical elements,

D. Cojoc, V. Emiliani, E. Ferrari, R. Malureanu, S. Cabrini, R. Proietti Zaccaria and E. Di Fabrizio

Jap. Journ. Appl. Ph. 43 3910-3915 (2004)


3D patterning by means of nanoimprinting, X-ray and two-photon lithography,

M. Tormen, L. Businaro, M. Altissimo, F. Romanato, S. Cabrini, F. Perennes, R. Proietti Zaccaria, H.B. Sun, S. Kawata and E. Di Fabrizio

Microelect. Eng. 73: 535-541 Sp. Iss. (2004).


Monte Carlo simulation of hot-carrier phenomena in open quantum devices: A kinetic approach,

R. Proietti Zaccaria*, R.C. Iotti, and F. Rossi,

Applied Physics Letters 84, 139-141 (2004).


Modeling of open quantum devices within the closed-system paradigm,

R. Proietti Zaccaria*, E. Ciancio, R.C. Iotti, and F. Rossi,

Physical Review B. 70, 195311 (2004).


Generalized Weyl-Wigner formalism for the simulation of open quantum devices:a density matrix approach,

R. Proietti Zaccaria* and F. Rossi,

Semic. Science Tecn. 19, 1-3 (2004).


Microscopic Modelling of Quantum Open Systems: A Generalized Wigner-Function Approach,

R. Proietti Zaccaria*, R.C. Iotti and F. Rossi,

Journal of Computational Electronics, 2, 141-145 (2003).


On the problem of generalizing the semiconductor Bloch equation from a closed to an open system,
R. Proietti Zaccaria* and F. Rossi,

Physical Review B 67, 113311 (2003).



R. Proietti Zaccaria, S. Panaro, A. Toma, M. Chirumamilla, A. Giugni, G. Das, R. Krahne, E. Di Fabrizio, "Design and fabrication of nanostructures for plasmonic enhanced spectroscopies" in "Handbook of Enhanced Spectroscopy", edited by Pan Stanford Publishing 2014.


Alessandro Alabastri, Andrea Giugni, Roman Krahne, Remo Proietti Zaccaria, Gobind Das,  Andrea Toma,  Salvatore Tuccio, Simone Panaro , Manohar Chirumamilla, Anisha Gopalakrishna, Anwer Saeed, Hongbo Li, Enzo Di Fabrizio, "Plasmonic nanostructures  for nanoscale energy delivery and biosensing: design fabrication and characterization" in "Singular & Chiral Plasmonics", edited by Pan Stanford Publishing 2013.


F. Gentile, M.L. Coluccio, A. Toma, A. Alabastri, R. Proietti Zaccaria, G. Das, F. De Angelis, P. Candeloro, C. Liberale, G. Perozziello, L. Tirinato, M. Leoncini, E. Di Fabrizio, "Plasmonics and Super-Hydrophobicity: a New Class of Nano-Bio-Devices" in "Plasmonics in metal nanostructures: Theory and applications", edited by Springer 2013.


Toma, R. Proietti Zaccaria, R. Krahne, A. Alabastri, M. L. Coluccio, G. Das, C. Liberale, F. De Angelis, M. Francardi, F. Mecarini, F. Gentile, A. Accardo, L. Manna, E. Di Fabrizio, "Nanostructures for Photonics" in "Encyclopedia of Nanotechnology", edited by B. Bhushan, Springer 2012.


R. Proietti Zaccaria, G. Das, F. Gentile, A. Haddadpour, A. Toma, F. De Angelis, C. Liberale, F. Mecarini, L. Razzari, A. Giugni, R. Krahne and E. Di Fabrizio, “Photonic crystals for plasmonics: from fundamentals to superhydrophobic devices", in "Photonic Crystals" edited by InTech 2012.


F. Gentile, R. Krahne, F. De Angelis, M. Perrone, E. Miele, M. L. Coluccio, G. Das, A. Toma, L. Razzari, M. Chirumamilla, R. Proietti Zaccaria and E. Di Fabrizio, “Nanoparticles and nanostructures for biophotonic applications", in "Nanoparticles" edited by InTech 2012.


A. Toma, G. Das, R. Proietti Zaccaria, M. Chirumamilla, F. Gentile, F. Mecarini, M.L. Coluccio, M. Leoncini, C. Liberale, M. Francardi, F. De Angelis and E. Di Fabrizio, "Nanostructures for plasmonics: design, fabrication and characterization", in "Nanoantenna - Plasmon Enhanced Spectroscopies for Biotechnological Applications" edited by Pan Stanford Publishing 2011.


Satoru Shoji, Remo Proietti Zaccaria, and Satoshi Kawata, “Holographic laser processing for three-dimensional photonic lattices”, invited chapter in “Oxford Handbook of Nanoscience and Technology”, edited by A. V. Narlikar and Y. Y. Fu (Oxford University Press, 2010).


E. Di Fabrizio, F. Perennes, F. Romanato, S. Cabrini, D. Cojoc, M. Tormen, L. Businaro, L. Vaccari, R. Z. Proietti, Rakesh Kumar, “3D Micro- and Nanofabrication and Their Medical Application”, in “BioMEMS and Biomedical Nanotechnology”, edited by Springer (2006).


R.C. Iotti, R. Proietti Zaccaria, and F. Rossi, “Theory and Simulation of Semiconductor Quantum Devices at the Nanoscale”, invited chapter in “Handbook of Theoretical and Computational Nanotechnology”, edited by M.Rieth and W. Schommers, vol. 3, 482-538 (American Scientific Publishers, 2006).


R.C. Iotti, R. Proietti Zaccaria and F. Rossi, "Theory of semiconductor based quantum devices" in "Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology", edited by H.S. Nalwa, vol. X, 411 (American Scientific Publishers, 2004).




  • 2003-2005 JSPS (Japan Society for Promotion of Science) award.


  • 2009: JSPS fellow award.


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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.