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.