Lorenzo Maserati holds a Bachelor (2007) and a Master (2009) degrees in Physics Engineering from Politecnico di Milano (Italy). He did his Master thesis on graphene for STM applications in the Physics Department of UC Berkeley (USA) under the supervision of Prof. M. Crommie. He obtained his PhD in Nanoscience (2014) from the University of Genoa (Italy) with a thesis on "Colloidal nanocrystal films for optoelectronic applications", working in the Nanochemistry Department of IIT under the supervision of Prof. L. Manna. In 2015 he moved as a Postdoc to the Helms group, in the Organic and Macromolecular Facility of the Molecular Foundry (Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, USA) where he developed hybrid materials (MOF) for CO2 capture and microporous polymers (PIM) for flow batteries. In 2017 he joined the Nanofabrication Facility at the Molecular Foundry where he worked with Dr. A. Schwartzberg on the ultrafast spectroscopy of nanomaterials and strongly confined systems. From 2018 to 2021 he was Researcher at CNST in Milan in the printed and molecular electronic group where he develops new metal-organic chalcogenides hybrid quantum wells for a variety of optoelectronic applications. From 2022 to 2023 he was Junior Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Bologna where he introduced and taught a Master's course on semicondoctor physics and nanotechnology for materials engineers. There, he studied the excitonic properties of low-dimensional hybrid materials and developed an photoelectrical-based ion spectroscopy for metal halide perovskites. He is now Senior Researcher at LEAP, a Politecnico di Milano spin-off reserach center working on sustainable energy production and carbon capture. He is IIT Affiliate with the CNST group of Advanced Materials for Optoelectronics.
He is recipient of the Nanoinnovation' Got Talent award (Bracco Foundation, 2016) and of the Seal of Excellence (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, 2017). In 2022 he was awarded the ESA Discovery Programme Grant by the European Space Agency for developing lightweight hybrid perovskites X-ray detectors.