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Tissue Electronics




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Giuseppina Polino received her Bachelor’s degrees in Electronic Engineering at the University of Study of Salerno. She obtained the Master degree in Electronic Engineering at University of Rome "Tor Vergata" in 2011 after completing her thesis on "Deposition techniques for large area polymer solar cells" at Center for Hybrid and Organic Solar Energy (CHOSE, Electronic Engineering Department, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”). From November 2011 she was Ph.D. Student at CHOSE and in 2014 she spent a period as Visiting Scholar Researcher at Holst Centre (High Tech Campus Eindhoven,The Netherland) working on inkjet printing techniques for organic solar cells. In 2015  she received a Ph.D. in Telecommunications and Microelectronic Engineering cum laude discussing a thesis “Toward large scale and Roll-to-Roll fabrication of TCO-free organic solar cells” and she started her Post Doc at Department of Electronic Engineering (University of Rome “Tor Vergata”). In May 2016 she was Post Doc in  Neuroscience and Brain Technologies Department at the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT). From September 2017 she joined “Tissue Electronics” Lab at CABHC-Naples (IIT) and her research activity is focused on the development of 3D organic flexible photovoltaic platform for stimulation of skin-like cells.

Selected Publications

1)  L. Salamandra, L. La Notte, L. Cinà, G. Paronesso, G. Polino, G. Susanna, A. Catini, C. Di Natale, E. Martinelli, A. Reale “On the role of PTB7-Th:PCBM blend concentration in ortho-xylene on polymer solar cells performance” Energy Technology   L. Salamandra, L. La Notte, L. Cinà, G. Paronesso, G. Polino, G. Susanna, A. Catini, C. Di Natale, E. Martinelli, A. Reale “On the role of PTB7-Th:PCBM blend concentration in ortho-xylene on polymer solar cells performance” Energy Technology , 5, 1 – 8 , (2017)


2) G. Polino,   R. Abbel,  S.Shanmugam,  Guy J.P. Bex,   R. Hendriks, F.Brunetti, A. Di Carlo, R. Andriessen,Y. Galagan “A benchmark study of commercially available copper nanoparticle inks for application in organic electronic devices” Organic Electronics 34,130-138 (2016) 


3) G. Polino, S. Shanmugam, G. J.P. Bex, R. Abbel, F. Brunetti, A. Di Carlo, R. Andriessen, Y. Galagan,  “Photonic flash sintering of inkjet printed back electrodes for organic photovoltaic applications”, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 8 (3), pp 2325–2335(2016)

4 ) G. Polino, S. Casaluci, M. Dianetti, S. Dell’Elce, A. Liscio, V. Mirruzzo, G. Cardone, G. Susanna, L. Salamandra, T. M. Brown, A. Reale, A.Di Carlo, F. Brunetti, ,” Investigation of Polyethylenimine-ethoxylated  full-aqueous dispersible as electron injection layers for inverted bulk heterojunction solar cells”, Energy Technology 3,11 (2015) 


5) M. Dianetti, F. Di Giacomo, G. Polino ,A. D’Epifanio , S.  Licoccia , A. Reale ,T. M. Brown, F. Brunetti and A. Di Carlo, “TCO-free and flexible organo metal trihalide Perovskite planar-heterojunction solar cells”, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells , 140, (2015)


6)L. La Notte†, G. Polino†, C. Ciceroni, F. Brunetti, T. M. Brown, A. Di Carlo. A. Reale,  “Spray-Coated Polymer Solar Cells based on Low-Band-Gap Donors Processed with ortho-Xylene”, Energy Technology Volume 2, Issue 9-10, pages 786–791,(2014) 


7)L. La Notte, D. Mineo, G. Polino, G. Susanna, F. Brunetti, T. M. Brown, A. Di Carlo A. Reale,  "Fabrication of fully-spray processed organic photovoltaic modules by using an automated process in-air " , Energy Technology, 1,12 709 (2013)  



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L’Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) è una fondazione di diritto privato - cfr. determinazione Corte dei Conti 23/2015 “IIT è una fondazione da inquadrare fra gli organismi di diritto pubblico con la scelta di un modello di organizzazione di diritto privato per rispondere all’esigenza di assicurare procedure più snelle nella selezione non solo nell’ambito nazionale dei collaboratori, scienziati e ricercatori ”.

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Lo staff complessivo di IIT conta circa 1440 persone. L’area scientifica è rappresentata da circa l’85% del personale. Il 45% dei ricercatori proviene dall’estero: di questi, il 29% è costituito da stranieri provenienti da oltre 50 Paesi e il 16% da italiani rientrati. Oggi il personale scientifico è composto da circa 60 principal investigators, circa 110 ricercatori e tecnologi di staff, circa 350 post doc, circa 500 studenti di dottorato e borsisti, circa 130 tecnici. Oltre 330 posti su 1400 creati su fondi esterni. Età media 34 anni. 41% donne / 59 % uomini.

Nel 2015 IIT ha ricevuto finanziamenti pubblici per circa 96 milioni di euro (80% del budget), conseguendo fondi esterni per 22 milioni di euro (20% budget) provenienti da 18 progetti europei17 finanziamenti da istituzioni nazionali e internazionali, circa 60 progetti industriali

La produzione di IIT ad oggi vanta circa 6990 pubblicazioni, oltre 130 finanziamenti Europei e 11 ERC, più di 350 domande di brevetto attive, oltre 12 start up costituite e altrettante in fase di lancio. Dal 2009 l’attività scientifica è stata ulteriormente rafforzata con la creazione di dieci centri di ricerca nel territorio nazionale (a Torino, Milano, Trento, Parma, Roma, Pisa, Napoli, Lecce, Ferrara) e internazionale (MIT ed Harvard negli USA) che, unitamente al Laboratorio Centrale di Genova, sviluppano i programmi di ricerca del piano scientifico 2015-2017.

IIT: the numbers

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) is a public research institute that adopts the organizational model of a private law foundation. IIT is overseen by Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca and Ministero dell'Economia e delle Finanze (the Italian Ministries of Education, Economy and Finance).  The Institute was set up according to Italian law 326/2003 with the objective of promoting excellence in basic and applied research andfostering Italy’s economic development. Construction of the Laboratories started in 2006 and finished in 2009.

IIT has an overall staff of about 1,440 people. The scientific staff covers about 85% of the total. Out of 45% of researchers coming from abroad 29% are foreigners coming from more than 50 countries and 16% are returned Italians. The scientific staff currently consists of approximately 60 Principal Investigators110 researchers and technologists350 post-docs and 500 PhD students and grant holders and 130 technicians. External funding has allowed the creation of more than 330 positions . The average age is 34 and the gender balance proportion  is 41% female against 59% male.

In 2015 IIT received 96 million euros in public funding (accounting for 80% of its budget) and obtained 22 million euros in external funding (accounting for 20% of its budget). External funding comes from 18 European Projects, other 17 national and international competitive projects and approximately 60 industrial projects.

So far IIT accounts for: about 6990 publications, more than 130 European grants and 11 ERC grants, more than 350 patents or patent applications12 up start-ups and as many  which are about to be launched. The Institute’s scientific activity has been further strengthened since 2009 with the establishment of 11 research nodes throughout Italy (Torino, Milano, Trento, Parma, Roma, Pisa, Napoli, Lecce, Ferrara) and abroad (MIT and Harvard University, USA), which, along with the Genoa-based Central Lab, implement the research programs included in the 2015-2017 Strategic Plan.