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Alessandro Luzio

Printed and Molecular Electronics
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Alessandro Luzio studied at “Università di Palermo” (Palermo, Italy) where he obtained his Master degree and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering and Material Science in 2007. During his Ph.D. he has started working in the field of Organic Electronics. In 2008 he has joined the Plast_IC project in Catania, leaded by ST Microelectronics, where he was involved in the development of inks for organic conductors and semiconductors patterning; in 2009, he had the opportunity to improve his knowledge and skills in this field of organic electronics by working in the state-of-the art laboratory of Professor Marks in Northwestern University and the laboratory of the Polyera inc. with Professor Facchetti (both in Chicago, Illinois, USA). After the PhD he joined the “Printed and Molecular Electronics” line of IIT as a post-doctoral research associate, under the guidance of Dr. Mario Caironi. During this period, he has grown specific expertise on different aspects of the field: i) ink formulation and printing strategies for functional molecular materials; ii) device fabrication, from thin film transistors in different architectures iii) structure – properties correlation, by means of standard and advanced tools. Importantly, during his Post-Doc, with the support of Dr Caironi and his team, he developed a personal research line focusing on the charge transport mechanism of high performing aligned polymers. In January 2018 he has joined Energy Everywhere Italy srl (Milano, Italy) as Laboratory Director and coordinator of the R&D team. Within Energy Everywhere Italy srl he had the chance to lead and run R&D projects aimed at developing new technologies blocks for solar energy harvesting exploiting innovative materials like lead iodide perovskite.

Starting 2020 he has joined again the “Printed and Molecular Electronics” line of IIT as a Senior Researcher and coordinator in the ELFO project – “Electronic Food: enabling edible electronic systems for biomedical and food monitoring applications” H2020 ERC Consolidator Grant 2019 #864299. He is currently interested in the development of edible electronic device for the healthcare and food sector and in edible semiconductor physics investigation.

Top Publications
Luzio A., Nubling F., Martin J., Fazzi D., Selter P., Gann E., McNeill C.R., Brinkmann M., Hansen M.R., Stingelin N., Sommer M., Caironi M.
Microstructural control suppresses thermal activation of electron transport at room temperature in polymer transistors
Nature Communications, vol. 10, (no. 1)
Khim D., Luzio A., Bonacchini G.E., Pace G., Lee M.-J., Noh Y.-Y., Caironi M.
Uniaxial Alignment of Conjugated Polymer Films for High-Performance Organic Field-Effect Transistors
Advanced Materials, vol. 30, (no. 20)
Porrazzo R., Luzio A., Bellani S., Bonacchini G.E., Noh Y.-Y., Kim Y.-H., Lanzani G., Antognazza M.R., Caironi M.
Water-Gated n-Type Organic Field-Effect Transistors for Complementary Integrated Circuits Operating in an Aqueous Environment
ACS Omega, vol. 2, (no. 1), pp. 1-10
Bucella S.G., Luzio A., Gann E., Thomsen L., McNeill C.R., Pace G., Perinot A., Chen Z., Facchetti A., Caironi M.
Macroscopic and high-throughput printing of aligned nanostructured polymer semiconductors for MHz large-area electronics
Nature Communications, vol. 6
Luzio A., Criante L., D'Innocenzo V., Caironi M.
Control of charge transport in a semiconducting copolymer by solvent-induced long-range order
Scientific Reports, vol. 3
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Copper Phthalocyanine Based Electrochemical Transistors for Future Edible Electronics
EMRS Spring Meeting
Conference Review Conference
Ceriani C., Scagliotti M., Losi T., Luzio A., Mattiello S., Sassi M., Pianta N., Rapisarda M., Mariucci L., Caironi M., Beverina L.
Organic Solvent Free Synthesis and Processing of Semiconducting Polymers for Field Effect Transistors in Waterborne Dispersions
Advanced Electronic Materials
Cataldi P., Lamanna L., Luzio A., Caironi M.
An Electrically Conductive Oleogel Paste for Edible Electronics
Orbitaly 2022
Conference Paper Conference
Cataldi P., Lamanna L., Bertei C., Arena F., Rossi P., Liu M., Di Fonzo F., Papageorgiou D.G., Luzio A., Caironi M.
An Electrically Conductive Oleogel Paste for Edible Electronics
Advanced Functional Materials, vol. 32, (no. 23)
Article Journal
Ilic I.K., Lamanna L., Cortecchia D., Cataldi P., Luzio A., Caironi M.
Self-Powered Edible Defrosting Sensor
ACS Sensors, vol. 7, (no. 10), pp. 2995-3005
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