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Ylea Vlamidis

Post Doc
Post Doc

Research Line

Electron Crystallography




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2016: Ph.D. in Chemistry (Department of Industrial Chemistry "Toso Montanari", University of Bologna). The research activity was focused on the electrochemical studies of electrode surfaces modified with layered double hydroxides (LDHs) containing different cations or conducting polymers for energy and sensing applications.

2012: Master’s Degree in Industrial Chemistry, University of Bologna.

2010: Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Chemistry, University of Bologna.

Research experience 

From July 2017: Post Doc position at Center for Nanotechnology Innovation of Pisa (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia @NEST). The research activity concerns the development of a graphene sensor specifically functionalized for the preconcentration and detection of glioblastoma markers (GLIOMICS project, FAS Regione Toscana).

From January 2016 to June 2017: Post doctoral fellow at the Analytical Chemistry group ("Toso Montanari" Department of Industrial Chemistry, University of Bologna, Italy). The main research topic concerned the study of materials for electroanalysis and energy storage and the development of biosensors based reduced graphene oxide/multiwalled carbon nanotubes and enzymes for the amperometric detection of polyphenols in food samples.

Didactic experience

  • Co-supervisor of 8 experimental degree thesis.
  • From the A. Y. 2014/2015: exam committee member for the course “Analytical Chemistry and Laboratory”, B.Sc. in Industrial Chemistry, University of Bologna.
  • From the A.Y. 2014/2015 to 2016/2017: teaching tutor for three courses at the University of Bologna:
  • "Analytical Chemistry and Laboratory” (B.Sc. in Industrial Chemistry);
  • ”Analytical Chemistry and Laboratory” (B.Sc. in Chemistry and Technologies for the Environment and Materials);
  • ”Industrial and Process Analytical Chemistry with Laboratory” (M.Sc. in Industrial Chemistry).




Selected Publications

  1. Y. Vlamidis, V. Voliani, Bringing again noble metal nanoparticles to the forefront of cancer therapy, Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, 6 (2018) 143.
  2. V.V. Sharma, I. Gualandi, Y. Vlamidis, D. Tonelli, Electrochemical behavior of reduced graphene oxide and multiwalled carbon nanotubes composites for catechol and dopamine oxidation, Electrochimica Acta 246 (2017) 415-423.

  3. Y. Vlamidis, I. Gualandi, D. Tonelli, Amperometric biosensors based on reduced GO and MWCNTs composite for polyphenols detection in fruit juices, Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry 799 (2017) 285-292.

  4. Y. Vlamidis, E. Scavetta, M. Giorgetti, N. Sangiorgi, D. Tonelli, Electrochemically synthesized cobalt redox active layered double hydroxides for supercapacitors development, Applied Clay Science 143 (2017) 151-158.

  5. Y. Vlamidis, S. Fiorilli, M. Giorgetti, I. Gualandi, E. Scavetta, D. Tonelli, Role of Fe in the oxidation of methanol electrocatalyzed by Ni based layered double hydroxides: X-rays spectroscopic and electrochemical studies, RSC Advances 6 (2016) 110976-110985.

  6. E. Scavetta, Y. Vlamidis, D. Tonelli, T. Posati, M. Nocchetti, Effect of the synthesis route and Fe presence on the redox activity of Ni in layered double hydroxides, ChemElectroChem 3 (2016) 1320-1328.

  7. Y. Vlamidis, E. Scavetta, M. Gazzano, D. Tonelli, Iron vs aluminum based Layered Double Hydroxides as water splitting catalysts, Electrochimica Acta 188 (2016) 653-660.

  8. I. Gualandi, E. Scavetta, Y. Vlamidis, A. Casagrande, D. Tonelli, Co/Al layered double hydroxide coated electrode for the amperometric detection of sugars, Electrochimica Acta 173 (2015) 67-75.

  9. Y. Vlamidis, M. Lanzi, E. Salatelli, I. Gualandi, B. Fraboni, L. Setti, D. Tonelli, Electrodeposition of PEDOT perchlorate as an alternative route to PEDOT:PSS for the development of bulk heterojunction solar cells, Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry 19(6) (2015) 1685-1693.

  10. L. Angiolini, E. Salatelli, M. Lanzi, V. Cocchi, D. Tonelli, Y. Vlamidis, Novel regioregular polythiophenes containing side-chain porphyrin groups for polymeric photovoltaic cells, Materials Chemistry and Physics 146 (2014) 464-471.


·         CELLTOX (Italian Society for In Vitro Toxicology) grant to support attendance at the course “From cells to QSAR: alternative predictive modeling in toxicology”, Genoa (Italy), 18-19 April 2016.

·         New England Anti-Vivisection Society grant to support attendance at the conference “II International Conference of Alternatives to Animal Experimentation” held in Lisbon (Portugal), 8-9 May 2015.

·         Prize “Workplace safety” awarded by Fondazione Flaminia and by the University of Bologna for the thesis entitled “Methods for the assessment of chemicals thermal instability: applications for chemical industry safety”, Ravenna (Italy), 8 October 2011.


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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.