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Stefano Mariani

Senior Post Doc
Post Doc
Bioinspired Soft Robotics
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Stefano Mariani graduated in Chemical Science in 2011 with the highest honors and received a Ph.D. degree in Chemical Science in 2015 (University of Florence) on the development of hybrid DNA/Nanoparticles molecular building for optical biosensing. In 2015 he moved to the Department of Information Engineering (University of Pisa) focusing his research on the design, fabrication, characterization, and surface chemistry of inorganic and organic porous material for (bio)sensing, biomedical, photonic/plasmonic, and electronic applications. Since 2020 he is a postdoctoral researcher at the Bioinspired Soft Robotics Lab of the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT, CCT@Morego, Genova), focusing his research on the development of stimuli-responsive (nano)composites for soft robotics and environmental monitoring.

During his research activity, he collaborated with 17 research groups from 17 institutions and 6 different countries.  He has participated in 6 research projects (2 national projects of the Italian Minister for University and Research (MIUR) and 4 European projects). He is the author of 45 scientific publications in international peer-reviewed journals in the field of Chemistry, Engineering, and Material Science.


Title: B.Sc. Applied Chemistry
Institute: University of Florence
Location: Florence
Country: Italy
From: 2004 To: 2009

Title: M.Sc. Chemical Science
Institute: University of Florence
Location: Florence
Country: Italy
From: 2009 To: 2011

Title: Ph.D. Chemical Sciences
Institute: University of Florence
Location: Florence
Country: Italy
From: 2012 To: 2014

Experience External

Title: Post Doc
Institute: Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione, University of Pisa
Location: Pisa
Country: Italy
From: 2015 To: 2020

All Publications
Paghi A., Mariani S., Corsi M., Maurina E., Debrassi A., Dahne L., Capaccioli S., Barillaro G.
Ultrathin Ambipolar Polyelectrolyte Capacitors Prepared via Layer-by-Layer Assembling
Advanced Materials, vol. 36, (no. 24)
Article Journal
Paghi A., Mariani S., Barillaro G.
1D and 2D Field Effect Transistors in Gas Sensing: A Comprehensive Review
Small, vol. 19, (no. 15)
Review Journal
Cecchini L., Mariani S., Ronzan M., Mondini A., Pugno N.M., Mazzolai B.
4D Printing of Humidity-Driven Seed Inspired Soft Robots
Advanced Science, vol. 10, (no. 9)
Cikalleshi K., Mariani S., Mazzolai B.
A 3D-Printed Biomimetic Porous Cellulose-Based Artificial Seed with Photonic Cellulose Nanocrystals for Colorimetric Humidity Sensing
Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 14157 LNAI, pp. 117-129
Conference Paper Book Series
Mariani S., Cecchini L., Mondini A., Del Dottore E., Ronzan M., Filippeschi C., Pugno N.M., Sinibaldi E., Mazzolai B.
A Bioinspired Plasmonic Nanocomposite Actuator Sunlight-Driven by a Photothermal-Hygroscopic Effect for Sustainable Soft Robotics
Advanced Materials Technologies, vol. 8, (no. 14)
Article Journal