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Fabio Biscarini

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Senior Researcher - Principal Investigator
Organic Neuroelectronics
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Fabio Biscarini is Senior Researcher-Principal Investigator (PI) at  Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia-Center for Translational Neurophysiology in FerraraIIT from 1st November 2019, and Full Professor of General and Inorganic Chemistry at University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (UNIMORE) since 15 February 2013.  He was research associate at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia-Center for Translational Neurophysiology in Ferrara since 1st October 2017.

During his career, he was CNR Researcher (1996-2001), Senior Scientist (2002-2010), and Research Director from 15/12/2010 to 14/02/2013. He headed the multidisciplinary research group "Nanotechnology of Multifunctional Materials" including chemists, physicists, engineers, neurobiologists. He has been contract- professor of nanotechnology at Alma Mater – Università di Bologna from 2004 to 2013.

Biscarini received a laurea in Industrial Chemistry cum Laude at Università di Bologna with Prof. Claudio Zannoni, and a Ph.D. in Chemistry at University of Oregon (USA) with Prof. Carlos Bustamante and Prof. V. M. Kenkre. He was postdoc at CNR Bologna with Prof. Carlo Taliani (ISM) and Prof. Piergiorgio Merli (LAMEL) in 1994-1995.

His research interests span across diverse aspects of physical chemistry and nanotechnology: from theories of liquid crystals and STM, to experimental activity in fundamentals of thin film growth, self-organization, organic electronics devices, unconventional nanofabrication, advanced characterization techniques in situ- and real time. Latest research is on organic bioelectronics, applied to biosensors, implantable devices for the neurosciences and prosthetics, and nanomedicine.

He was advisor of 45 Laurea and Master students, 30 graduate students, 26 postdocs, 9 international graduate students and member of 26 National and International Ph. D. juries. Most of his students are established scientists in international research institutions and universities, as well as researchers in industries.

He authored more than 275 publications with >12900 citations and h-index 64 (Source: Google Scholar 7 March 2022). He was principal investigator in 40+ EU, National, and Regional projects. Of these, he coordinated 14 projects, of which 10 EU and four National projects. He served in the Editorial Board of Chemical Society Reviews (Royal Society of Chemistry, UK) from 2004 to 2008.

Education

Title: PhD in Chemistry
Institute: University of Oregon
Location: Eugene, Oregon
Country: USA
From: 1991 To: 1993

Title: N/A
Institute: University of New Mexico
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Country: USA
From: 1989 To: 1990

Title: Dottore in Chimica Industriale
Institute: Università di Bologna
Location: Bologna
Country: Italia
From: 1982 To: 1986

Title: Diploma di maturità scientifica
Institute: Liceo Scientifico "A. Righi"
Location: Bologna
Country: Italy
From: 1976 To: 1981

Experience External

Title: Full Professor of General Chemistry
Institute: Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia
Location: Modena
Country: Italy
From: 2013 To: 2032

Title: Research Director
Institute: Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
Location: Bologna
Country: Italy
From: 2010 To: 2013

Title: Senior Scientist
Institute: Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
Location: Bologna
Country: Italy
From: 2002 To: 2010

Skills

Organic Bioelectronics and Neuroelectronics

Nanotechnology

Functional materials

Scanning probe microscopies

Theories of charge transport

Self-assembly and self-organization, growth phenomena

All Publications
2022
Di Lauro M., Zucchini E., De Salvo A., Delfino E., Bianchi M., Murgia M., Carli S., Biscarini F., Fadiga L.
A novel biasing scheme of Electrolyte-Gated Organic Transistors for safe in situ amplification of electrophysiological signals
Gordon Research Conferences - Neuroelectronic Interfaces
Poster Conference
2022
Di Lauro M., Zucchini E., De Salvo A., Delfino E., Bianchi M., Murgia M., Carli S., Biscarini F., Fadiga L.
A Novel Biasing Scheme of Electrolyte-Gated Organic Transistors for Safe In Vivo Amplification of Electrophysiological Signals
Advanced Materials Interfaces
Article Journal
2022
Solodka K., Berto M., Ferraro D., Menozzi C., Borsari M., Bortolotti C.A., Biscarini F., Pinti M.
Detection of Neurofilament Light Chain with Label-Free Electrolyte-Gated Organic Field-Effect Transistors
Advanced Materials Interfaces
Article Journal
2022
De Salvo A., Di Lauro M., Zucchini E., Calandra S. G., Murgia M., Bianchi M., Biscarini F., Fadiga L.
Electrolyte-Gated Organic Transistors as Versatile Building Blocks in Translational Neuroelectronics
Nanotexnology
Poster Conference
2022
Bianchi M., Lunghi A., Guzzo S., De Salvo A., Greco P., Murgia M., Di Lauro M., Fadiga L., Biscarini F.
Exploring PEDOT:PSS Multiscale Patterning For Advanced Neural Interfaces
Micro and Nano Engineering Conference
Conference Paper Conference
Dissemination
2018
Biscarini F.
Da converging technologies alla bioelettronica: opportunità per creazione di impresa dalla ricerca EU
Innovabiomed the network place for medical industry, Verona
Public Event
Scientific Talks
2022
Biscarini F., Di Lauro M., Calandra Sebastianella G., Di Salvo A., Rondelli F., Murgia M., Bianchi M., Berto M., Fadiga L.
Implantable Organic Neuromorphic Transistors for In-vivo Dopamine Sensing
2nd International Workshop on Organic Neuromorphic Devices, Kania Crete (GR)
Workshop/Symposium
2022
Greco P., Biscarini F.
Label-free recording of the thermal history of fresh products
ICHTHYS - Workshop on Smart Labelling and Packaging tools for Seafood Monitoring - The next generation of smart labels - Online Webinar,
Workshop/Symposium
2022
Biscarini F.
Nanoscale effects in organic transistors for bio- and neuroelectronics
Israel-Italy Workshop on Advanced Materials Bar-Ilan University, Tel Aviv
Workshop/Symposium
2022
Biscarini F.
Nanoscale effects in organic transistors for bio- and neuroelectronics
Institute of Physical Chemistry, Johannes Kepler University, Linz (AT)
Institute
2022
Biscarini F., Drakopoulou S., Murgia M., Di Lauro M., Bianchi M., Albonetti C.
Nanoscale effects in organic transistors for bio- and neuroelectronics
NN22, Nanotexnology Thessaloniki (GR)
Conference
Oral presentations
2018
Carli S., Armirotti A., Trapella C., Prato M., Fadiga L., Biscarini F.
Conductive Polymers in Neuroscience: a Smart Drug Delivery Platform
Orbitaly Conference 2018
Conference
Awards and Achievements
2021
Biscarini F.
Elected Member of Academia Europaea
Organized Events
2022
Biscarini F., Owens R., Salleo A., Torsi L.
Fundamentals on Organic Electronics for the
2022
Biscarini F., Owens R., Salleo A., Torsi L.
Organic Bioelectronics in Italy (Orbitaly) 2020 (postponed to 2022)
2019
Biscarini F., Fadiga L.
1st Workshop on Neuromorphic Organic Devices