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Pietro Cataldi

Marie Curie Individual Fellow
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Smart Materials
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Pietro Cataldi is a Marie Curie Individual Fellow at the Smart Materials group at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT)-Genova. He is working on the BioConTact project that targets developing a class of electrical conductors with tunable degradation for robotic tactile skin.

He finalized his M.Sc. in Physics at the Università di Genova in 2013, performing the thesis at the Electron dynamiX group of the Fritz-Haber-Institut in Berlin. He completed his Ph.D. in Bionanotechnology in 2018 at the IIT-Genova under the supervision of Dr. Ilker Bayer and Dr. Athanassia Athanassiou. In March 2018, he was sponsored by Ghelfi Ondulati S.P.A. to develop coatings to improve the mechanical properties of cardboard.

In September 2018, he moved to the group of Prof. Ian Kinloch and Dr. Mark Bissett at the University of Manchester National Graphene Institute, working in the EU graphene flagship. In 2020, he joined the group led by Dr. Mario Caironi at IIT-Milano, being part of the ELFO ERC project, whose goal is to develop electronic devices that are safely edible. In 2021, Pietro was awarded a Marie-Curie Individual Fellowship and moved to IIT-Genova in 2022.

He is interested in materials for flexible, green, and edible electronics and biopolymer-based composites for soft robotics.


Education

Title: Master Student - Solid State Physics
Institute: Università degli studi di Genova
Location: Genova
Country: Italy
From: 2011 To: 2013

Title: Erasmus Fellow
Institute: Freie Universitaet Berlin
Location: Berlin
Country: Germany
From: 2011 To: 2012

Title: Erasmus Placement Fellow
Institute: Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft
Location: Berlin
Country: Germany
From: 2013 To: 2013

Title: PhD Student
Institute: Università degli studi di Genova @IIT
Location: Genova
Country: Italy
From: 2014 To: 2018

Experience External

Title: Research Associate
Institute: The University of Manchester
Location: Manchester
Country: UK
From: 2018 To: 2020

All Publications
2024
Arbaud R., Najafi M., Gandarias J.M., Lorenzini M., Paul U.C., Zych A., Athanassiou A., Cataldi P., Ajoudani A.
Toward Sustainable Haptics: A Wearable Vibrotactile Solar-Powered System with Biodegradable Components
Advanced Materials Technologies
Article Journal
2023
Cataldi P.
A Green Conformable Thermoformed Printed Circuit Board Sourced from Renewable Materials
MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit 2023
Conference Paper Conference
2023
Honarbari A., Cataldi P., Zych A., Merino D., Paknezhad N., Ceseracciu L., Perotto G., Crepaldi M., Athanassiou A.
A Green Conformable Thermoformed Printed Circuit Board Sourced from Renewable Materials
ACS Applied Electronic Materials, vol. 5, (no. 9), pp. 5050-5060
2023
Cataldi P., Steiner P., Liu M., Pinter G., Athanassiou A., Kocabas C., Kinloch I.A., Bissett M.A.
A Green Electrically Conductive Textile with Tunable Piezoresistivity and Transiency
Advanced Functional Materials
2023
Annese V.F., Kwak B., Coco G., Galli V., Ilic I.K., Cataldi P., Floreano D., Caironi M.
An Edible Bistable Tilt Sensor Enabling Autonomous Operation of a Partially Eatable Rolling Robot
Advanced Sensor Research
Dissemination
2023
Cataldi P.
Sustainable Materials for Printed Circuit Boards and Coral Restoration
Time to Celebrate - CNST Milan
Public Event
Scientific Talks
2023
Cataldi P.
Conductive Materials for Edible Electronics
ELFO Winter Workshop
Workshop/Symposium
2022
Cataldi P.
The Rise of Conformable and Green Electronics
Università degli Studi di Genova - Dipartimento di Fisica
Institute
2022
Cataldi P.
The Rise of Conformable and Green Electronics
CNR-SPIN
Institute
Oral presentations
2023
Cataldi P.
A Green Conformable Thermoformed Printed Circuit Board Sourced from Renewable Materials
MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit 2023
Conference
2023
Cataldi P.
Biodegradable, Self-healing, Recyclable, Conductive Coatings for Soft Robotics
MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit 2023
Conference
2023
Cataldi P.
Green Electrically Conductive Inks on Textiles with Tunable Piezoresistivity and Transiency with Robotics Applications
EMRS Spring Meeting
Conference
2022
Cataldi P., Lamanna L., Luzio A., Caironi M.
An Electrically Conductive Oleogel Paste for Edible Electronics
Orbitaly 2022
Conference
2022
Cataldi P., Natale L., Athanassiou A.
Controllable Degradation Conductors for Soft Robotic Tactile Skin
MRS Fall Meeting 2022
Conference