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Technologist
Researcher

Research Line

Smart Materials

Center

IIT Central Research Lab Genova

About

Education

B. Sc., Chemical Engineering, METU, 1995. 

P. Dipl., Fluid Mechanics, von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, 1996.

M.Sc., Chemical Engineering, METU, 1998.

PhD., Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2006. 

Current Research Interests

  • Polymer Nanocomposites
  • Surface Science
  • Super-wetting and super-repellent surfaces
  • Biopolymer Processing 
  • Smart Materials
  • Emulsion Science and Technology

Research Overview

Dr. Bayer's research is mainly applied in nature. The major activity is centered around fabrication and characterization of functional polymer nanocomposites. The Smart Materials Platform@IIT has a number of research activities on fabrication and characterization of electrically and magnetically functional polymer nanocomposites, preparation and characterization of biomaterial nanocomposites for antimicrobial applications and drug delivery, processing of novel cellulosic materials, new generation polymer blends and surface modification and functionalization. Dr. Bayer  participates in these research activities by supervising or helping supervise a number of graduate students and post doctoral colleagues. 

Smart Materials Platform@IIT has also a number of industrial projects with international companies through contracts or joint lab agreements. Additional research activities generally emerge as a result of extensive collaborations with such companies. Moreover, Dr. Bayer has ongoing collaborations with the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago and with the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Virginia. 

Further Information on these collaborative efforts can be obtained from:

http://nanotexture.tumblr.com/

http://www.uic.edu/labs/MNFTL/

Links to some movies on Superhydrophobicity:

1. Highly Durable Superhydrophobic Coatings: 

2. Superhydrophobic Paint: 

3. Self-Cleaning Superhydrophobic Flexible Coating: 

4. Water Jet Resistant Flexible Superhydrophobic Carbon-based Material:


 

Projects

Google Scholar Profile:
https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=mk4pXdgAAAAJ&hl=en

 

Selected Publications

BOOK CHAPTERS
 
 
R.H. A. Ras, X. Tian, I. S. Bayer, “Superhydrophobic and Superoleophobic Nanostructured Cellulose and Cellulose Composites”, Handbook of Nanocellulose and Cellulose Nanocomposites, vol. 2, (Eds.) H. Kargarzadeh, I. Ahmad, S. Thomas, A. Dufresne, Wiley, 2017. 
 
I.S. Bayer, "Liquid-repellent nanostructured polymer composites", Non-wettable Surfaces: Theory, Preparation and Applications (Eds.) R. H. A Ras, A. Marmur, Royal Society of Chemistry, 2016.
 
I. S. Bayer, "Superhydrophobic and superoleophobic biobased materials", Advances in Contact Angle, Wettability and Adhesion (Ed.) K. L. Mittal, Wiley, 2015. 
 
I. S. Bayer, A, J. Davis, E. Loth, "Liquid repellent amorphous carbon nanoparticle Netwroks", Advances in Contact Angle, Wettability and Adhesion (Ed.) K. L. Mittal, Wiley, 2015.
 
A. Milionis, I. S. Bayer, E. Loth, " Recent progress in evaluating durability of liquid repellent surfaces", Advances in Contact Angle, Wettability and Adhesion (Ed.) K. L. Mittal, Wiley, 2015.
 
I. S. Bayer, “Smart polymer nanocomposite water and oil repellent coatings for aluminum”, Handbook of Smart Coatings for Materials Protection (Ed.) A. S. H. Makhlouf, Elsevier, 2014.

A. Athanassiou, D. Fragouli, I. Bayer, P. Netti, L. Rizzello, and P. P. Pompa, “Soft Matter Composites Interfacing with Biomolecules, Cells, and Tissues” Bioinspired Approaches for Human-Centric Technologies (Ed.) R. Cingolani, Springer, 2014.

I. S. Bayer, L. Martiradonna, A. Athanassiou, “Nanostructured Lubricated Silver Flake/Polymer Composites Exhibiting Robust Superhydrophobicity” Advances in Contact Angle, Wettability and Adhesion Vol.1,  (Ed.) K.L. Mittal, Wiley, 2013.

A. Milionis, D. Fragouli, I.S. Bayer and A. Athanassiou. "Water adhesion to laser-treated surfaces", Laser Surface Modification and Adhesion, (Ed.) K.L. Mittal and T. Bahners, Wiley, in press, 2014.

A. Milionis, R. Ruffilli, I.S. Bayer, L. Dominici, D. Fragouli and A. Athanassiou. "Local wetting modification on carnauba wax-coated hierarchical surfaces by infrared laser treatment", Advances in Contact Angle, Wettability and Adhesion Vol. 1, (Ed.) K.L. Mittal, Wiley, 2013

A. Milionis, I.S. Bayer, D. Fragouli, F. Brandi and A. Athanassiou. “Combination of lithography and coating methods for surface wetting control”, Updates in Advanced Lithography, (Ed.) S. Hosaka, InTech, 2013

A. Athanassiou, D. Fragouli, F. Villafiorita-Monteleone, A. Milionis, F. Spano, I. S. Bayer and R. Cingolani. "Laser-based lithography for polymeric nanocomposite structures", Recent Advances in Nanofabrication Techniques and Applications, (Ed.) B. Cui, InTech, 2011

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS 

  • I.  S. Bayer, “On the Durability and Wear Resistance of Transparent Superhydrophobic Coatings”, Coatings, vol. 7(12), pp.7010012, 2017.

  • T. N. Tran, A. Athanassiou, A. Basit, I. S. Bayer, “Starch-based bio-elastomers functionalized with red beetroot natural antioxidant”, Food Chemistry, vol. 216, pp. 324–333, 2017.

  • J. A. Heredia-Guerrero, J. J. Benítez, P. Cataldi, U. C. Paul, M. Contardi, R. Cingolani, I. S. Bayer, A. Heredia, A. Athanassiou, “All-Natural Sustainable Packaging Materials Inspired by Plant Cuticles”, Advanced Sustainable Systems, Vol. 1, pp. 1600024-9, 2017.
  • I. S. Bayer, K. G.Krishnan, R. Robison, E. Loth, D. H. Berry, T. E. Farrell, J. D. Crouch, "Thermal Alternating Polymer Nanocomposite (TAPNC) Coating Designed to Prevent Aerodynamic Insect Fouling", Scientific Reports vol. 6, Article number: 38459, 2016.
  • A. Milionis, I. S.  Bayer, E. Loth, E. “Recent advances in oil-repellent surfaces”, International Materials Reviews, vol. 61(2), pp.101-126, 2016. 

  • P. Cataldi, F. Bonaccorso,  A. Esau del Rio Castillo, V. Pellegrini,  Z. Jiang,  L. Liu, A. Athanasssiou, I. S. Bayer,  “Cellulosic Graphene Biocomposites for Versatile High‐Performance Flexible Electronic Applications”,  Advanced Electronic Materials,  vol. 2(11),  1600245. doi: 10.1002/aelm.201600245, 2016. 

  • P. Cataldi, I. S. Bayer, R. Cingolani, S. Marras, R. Chellali, A. Athanassiou, “A Thermochromic Superhydrophobic Surface”, Scientific Reports, 6., 27984,  2016. 

  • P. Cataldi, I. S. Bayer, G. Nanni, A. Athanassiou, F. Bonaccorso, V. Pellegrini, A. E.  del Rio Castillo, F. Ricciardella, S.  Artyukhin, M. A. Tronche, Y. Gogotsi, Y, “Effect of graphene nano-platelet morphology on the elastic modulus of soft and hard biopolymers”, Carbon, vol. 109, pp.331-339, 2016. 

  • A. A. Chavan, J. Pinto, I. Liakos, I. S. Bayer, S. Lauciello, A. Athanassiou, D. Fragouli, "Spent Coffee Bioelastomeric Composite Foams for the Removal of Pb2+ and Hg2+ from Water", ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., Vol. 4 (10), pp. 5495–5502, 2016.  
  • A. Davis, I. Liakos, M. E. Genovese, L. Marini, M. Salerno, I. S. Bayer, A. Athanassiou, “ Water Collection by Sticky Microislands on Superomniphobic Electrospun Surfaces” Advanced Materials Interfaces, Vol. 3 (23), 1600606, 2016. 

  • U. C. Paul, D. Fragouli, I. S. Bayer, A. Athanassiou, A. “Functionalized Cellulose Networks for Efficient Oil Removal from Oil–Water Emulsions”,  Polymers, vol. 8(2), pp.52-60, 2016.

  • E. L. Papadopoulou, D. Morselli, M. Prato, A. Barcellona, A. Athanassiou, I. S. Bayer, “An efficient pure polyimide ammonia sensor”, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, vol. 4(33), 7790-7797, 2016.

  • G. Radaelli, G., J. A. Heredia‐Guerrero, M. T. Masood,  L. Ceseracciu, A. Davis, R.Carzino, M. Prato, I. S. Bayer, A. Athanassiou, “Highly Effective Antiadhesive Coatings from pH‐Modified Water‐Dispersed Perfluorinated Acrylic Copolymers: The Case of Vulcanizing Rubber”  Advanced Materials Interfaces, vol. 3, 1600069. doi: 10.1002/admi.201600069, 2016.

  • E. L. Papadopoulou, F.  Pignatelli, S. Marras, L. Marini, A. Davis, A. Athanassiou, I. S. Bayer,  “Nylon 6, 6/graphene nanoplatelet composite films obtained from a new solvent”,  RSC Advances, vol. 6(8), pp.6823-6831, 2016.

  • S. Guzman-Puyol, J. A. Heredia-Guerrero, L. Ceseracciu, H. Hajiali, C. Canale, A. Scarpellini, R. Cingolani, I. S. Bayer, A. Athanassiou, E. Mele,  “Low-cost and effective fabrication of biocompatible nanofibers from silk and cellulose-rich materials”,  ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering, vol. 2(4), pp.526-534, 2016. 

  • A. Milionis, E. Loth, I. S. Bayer, "Recent advances in the mechanical durability of superhydrophobic materials", Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, Vol. 229, pp. 57-79, 2016.
  • J. E. Mates, I. S. Bayer, J. M. Palumbo, P. J. Carroll, C. M. Megaridis, "Extremely stretchable and conductive water-repellent coatings for low-cost ultra-flexible electronics", Nature Communications 6, Article number: 8874, doi:10.1038/ncomms9874, 2015. 
  • P. Cataldi, I. S. Bayer, F. Bonaccorso, V. Pellegrini, A. Athanassiou, R. Cingolani, "Foldable Conductive Cellulose Fiber Networks Modified by Graphene Nanoplatelet-Bio-Based Composites", Advanced Electronic Materials. doi: 10.1002/aelm.201500224, 2015.
  • T. N. Tran, U. Paul, J. A. Heredia-Guerrero, I. Liakos, S. Marras, A. Scarpellini, F. Ayadi, A. Athanassiou, I. S. Bayer, "Transparent and Flexible Amorphous Cellulose-Acrylic Hybrids", Chemical Engineering Journal, vol. 287, pp. 196-204, 2015. 
  • A Davis, E. Mele, J. A. Heredia-Guerrero, I. S. Bayer A. Athanassiou "Omniphobic nanocomposite fiber mats with peel-away self similarity", Journal of Materials Chemistry A, vol 3(47), pp. 23821-23828, 2015.
  • E. Mele, J. A. Heredia-Guerrero, I. S. Bayer, G. Ciofani, G. G. Genchi, L. Ceseracciu, A. Davis, E. L. Papadopoulou, M. J. Barthel, L. Marini, R. Ruffilli, A. Athanassiou, "Zwitterionic Nanofibers of Super-Glue for Transparent and Biocompatible Multi-Purpose Coatings", Scientific Reports 5, 14019, 2015. 
  • E. L Papadopoulou, R. Intartaglia, A. Scarpellini, M. Rodio, I. S Bayer, A. Athanassiou, "Nanocomposite fabrication via direct ultra-fast laser ablation of titanium in aqueous monomer solution", Laser Physics Letters, 12, 125601, 2015.
  • F. Ayadi, I.S. Bayer, S. Marras, A. Athanassiou, "Synthesis of water dispersed nanoparticles from different polysaccharides and their application in drug release", Carbohydrate Polymers Vol. 136, 282-291, 2016. 
  • A. Milionis, J. Languasco, E. Loth, I.S. Bayer, "Analysis of wear abrasion resistance of superhydrophobic acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) rubber nanocomposites", Chemical Engineering Journal, vol.281, pp. 730-738, 2015.
  • A. Steele, A. Davis, J. Kim, E. Loth, and I. S. Bayer,"Wear Independent Similarity", ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, vol. 7 (23), pp 12695–12701, 2015. 
  • I. Romano, F. Ayadi, L. Rizzello, M. Summa, R. Bertorelli, P. P. Pompa, F. Brandi, I. S. Bayer, A. Athanassiou, "Controlled antiseptic/eosin release from chitosan-based hydrogel modified fibrous substrates", Carbohydrate Polymers, Vol. 131, pp. 306-314, 2015.
  • A. Milionis, K. Dang, M. Prato, E. Loth and I. S. Bayer, "Liquid Repellent Nanocomposites Obtained from One-Step Water-Based Spray", Journal of  Materials Chemistry A, Vol.3, pp. 12880-12889, 2015.
  • I. S. Bayer, A.J. Davis, E. Loth and  A. Steele, "Water jet resistant superhydrophobic carbonaceous films by flame synthesis and tribocharging ", Materials Today Communications, Vol. 3, pp. 57-68, 2015. 
  • A. Milionis, C. Noyes, E. Loth, I.S. Bayer, A.W. Lichtenberger, V.N. Stathopoulos, N. Vourdas, "Water repellent approaches for 3-D printed passages", Materials and Manufacturing Processes, DOI:10.1080/10426914.2015.1059443, 2015. 
  • S. Guzman-Puyol, L. Ceseracciu, J. A. Heredia-Guerrero, G. C. Anyfantis, R. Cingolani, A. Athanassiou and I. S. Bayer, "Effect of trifluoroacetic acid on the properties of polyvinyl alcohol and polyvinyl alcohol–cellulose composites", Chemical Engineering Journal, Vol. 277, pp. 242-251, 2015. 
  • S. Guzman-Puyol, J.J. Benítez, E. Domínguez E, I. S. Bayer, R. Cingolani, A. Athanassiou et al., "Pectin-Lipid Self-Assembly: Influence on the Formation of Polyhydroxy Fatty Acids Nanoparticles", PLoS ONE, Vol. 10(4),  pp. e0124639, 2015.  doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0124639
  • S. Bottan, F. Robotti, P. Jayathissa, A. Hegglin, N. Bahamonde, J. A. Heredia-Guerrero, I. S. Bayer, A. Scarpellini, H. Merker, N. Lindenblatt, D. Poulikakos, and A. Ferrari, "Surface-Structured Bacterial cellulose with Guided Assembly-based Biolithography (GAB)", ACS Nano, Vol. 9 (1), pp 206–2192015, DOI: 10.1021/nn5036125
  • L. Ceseracciu, J. A. Heredia-Guerrero, S. Dante, A. Athanassiou, and I. S. Bayer “Robust and biodegradable elastomers based on corn starch and polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS)”,  ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, Vol. 7 (6), 3742-3753, 2015. DOI: 10.1021/am508515z 
  • Y. H. Yeong, A. Milionis, E.  Loth and I. S. Bayer, “Microscopic Receding Contact Line Dynamics on Pillar and Irregular Superhydrophobic Surfaces”, Scientific Reports, vol. 5, p. 8384, DOI: 10.1038/srep08384, 2015.
  • J. E. Mates, I.S. Bayer, M. Salerno, P. J. Carroll, Z. Jiang, L. Liu, and C. M. Megaridis, “Durable & Flexible Graphene Composites Based on Artists’ Paint for Conductive Paper Applications”, Carbon, Vol. 87, pp. 163-174, 2015.  
  • I. S. Bayer, S. Guzman-Puyol, J. Heredia-Guerrero, L. Ceseracciu, F. Pignatelli, R. Ruffilli, R. Cingolani and A. Athanassiou, "Direct transformation of edible vegetable waste into bio-plastics", Macromolecules, vol. 47, pp. 5135-5143,2014.
  • A. Davis, Y. Han Yeong, A. Steele, E.Loth and I. S. Bayer, "Nanocomposite coating superhydrophobicity recovery after prolonged high-impact simulated rain", RSC Advances.,vol. 4, pp. 47222-47226 2014.
  • Y. H. Yeong, J. Burton, E. Loth, I. S. Bayer, "Drop Impact and Rebound Dynamics on an Inclined Superhydrophobic Surface", Langmuir,  vol. 30, pp. 12027–12038, 2014.
  • A. Milionis, R. Ruffilli and I. S. Bayer, “Superhydrophobic Nanocomposites from Biodegradable Thermoplastic Starch Composites (Mater-Bi®), Hydrophobic Nano-Silica and Lycopodium Spores” RSC Advances, vol.4, pp. 34395-34404, 2014. 
  • J. A. Heredia-Guerrero, J.J. Benítez Jose, E. Domínguez, I. S. Bayer, R. Cingolani, A. Athanassiou and  A. Heredia "Infrared and Raman Spectroscopic Features of Plant Cutlices: A Review", Frontiers in Plant  Science, vol. 5, pp.1-13, 2014.
  • A. Davis, Y. H. Yeong, A. Steele, I. S. Bayer and E. Loth, “Superhydrophobic Nanocomposite Surface Topography and Ice Adhesion” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, vol. 6, pp 9272–9279, 2014.
  • E. Mele, I. S. Bayer, G. Nanni, J. A. Heredia-Guerrero, R. Ruffilli, F. Ayadi, L. Marini, R. Cingolani, A. Athanassiou, "Biomimetic Approach for Liquid Encapsulation with Nanofibrillar Cloaks",  Langmuir, vol 30,  p 2896–2902, 2014.
  • A. Steele, I. S. Bayer, E. Loth, "Pipe Flow Drag Reduction Effects from Carbon Nanotube Additives", Carbon, vol. 77 pp. 1183-1186, 2014.
  • A. Davis, Y. H. Yeong, A. Steele, E. Loth, I. S. Bayer, "Spray impact resistance of a superhydrophobic nanocomposite coating", AICHE Journal, vol. 60, pp. 3025-3032, 2014.
  • Y. H. Yeong, A. Davis,  A. Steele,  E. Loth, I.S. Bayer, "Spray deposition effects on superhydrophobicity and durability of nanocoatings", Surface Innovations vol. 2, pp. 70-78, 2014.
  • Z. A. Nima, A. Biswas, I. S. Bayer, F. D. Hardcastle, D. Perry, A. Ghosh, E. Dervishi, A. S. Biris, "Applications of surface-enhanced Raman scattering in advanced bio-medical technologies and diagnostics", Drug Metabolism Reviews, vol. 46 pp.155-175, 2014. 
  • T. M. Schutzius, I. S. Bayer, J. Qin, D. Waldroup and C. M. Megaridis, " Water-based, nonfluorinated dispersions for environmentally benign, large-area, superhydrophobic coatings", ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, vol5, pp 13419–13425, 2014. 
  • J. E. Mates, T. M. Schutzius, I. S. Bayer, J. Qin, D. E. Waldroup , and C. M. Megaridis, "Water-Based Superhydrophobic Coatings for Nonwoven and Cellulosic Substrates", Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, vol. 53, pp 222–227, 2014. 
  • I. S. Bayer, A. J. Davis and A. Biswas, "Robust superhydrophobic surfaces from small diffusion flame treatment of hydrophobic polymers", RSC Advances, vol. 4, pp. 264-268, 2014. 
  • I. Liakos, L. Rizzello, D. J. Scurr, P.P. Pompa, I.S. Bayer and A. Athanassiou, "All natural wound dressing films of essential oils encapsulated in sodium alginate with antimicrobial properties", International Journal of Pharmaceutics,vol. 30 (8), pp. 2133-2145, 2013. 
  • I. S. Bayer, A. Ghosh, M. Labriola, A. S. Biris, E. Dervishi, F. Watanabe, T. Wang, C. Slaboch, T. C. Ovaert and A. Biswas, " Fabrication of bionanocomposites comprising flat nanocrystals of calcium in collagen fibers exhibiting hardness comparable to metal", RSC Advances, vol. 3, pp. 20315-203323, 2013. 
  • A. Milionis, R. Giannuzzi, I. S. Bayer, E. L. Papadopoulou, R. Ruffilli, M. Manca and A. Athanassiou, "Self-cleaning Organic/Inorganic photo-sensors", ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, vol. 5(15), pp. 7139-7145, 2013. 
  • A. Attanasio, I. S. Bayer, R. Ruffilli, F. Ayadi and A. Athanassiou, "Surprising High Hydrophobicity of Polymer Networks from Hydrophilic Components", ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, vol. 5, pp. 5717-5726, 2013. 
  • J. Cheek, A. Steele, I. S. Bayer and E. Loth, “Underwater saturation resistance and electrolytic functionality for superhydrophobic nanocomposites”, Colloid & Polymer Science, vol. 291, pp. 2013-2016, 2013.
  • F. Ayadi, I. S. Bayer, D. Fragouli, I. Liakos, R.  Cingolani , A. Athanassiou, “Mechanical reinforcement and water repellency induced to cellulose sheets by a polymer treatment”, Cellulose, vol. 20, pp. 1501-1509, 2013.
  • I. S. Bayer, A. Steele and  Eric Loth, "Superhydrophobic and Electroconductive Carbon Nanotube-Fluorinated Acrylic Copolymer Nanocomposites from Emulsions", Chemical Engineering Journal, vol. 221, pp. 522-530, 2013. 
  • V. Caramia, I. S. Bayer, G. C. Anyfantis, R. Ruffilli, F. Ayadi, L. Martiradonna, R.Cingolani and A. Athanassiou, " Tailoring the morphology of poly(ethylene oxide)/silver triflate blends: from crystalline to self assembled nanofibrillar structures", Nanotechnology, vol. 24, pp. 055602-055607, 2013.
  • T. G. Scott, G. Blackburn, M.Ashley, I. S. Bayer, A.Ghosh, A.S. Biris, and A. Biswas, "Advances in Bionanomaterials for Bone Tissue Engineering", Journal of Nanoscience and  Nanotechnology, vol. 13, pp. 1-22, 2013. 
  • G. Blackburn, T. G. Scott, I. S. Bayer, A. Ghosh, A. S. Biris and A. Biswas "Bionanomaterials for bone tumor engineering and tumor destruction", Journal of Materials  Chemistry B, vol. 1, pp. 1519-1534, 2013.  
  • I. Liakos, L. Rizzello, I. S. Bayer, P.P. Pompa, R. Cingolani and A. Athanassiou "Controlled Antiseptic Release by Alginate Polymer Films and Beads" Carbohydrate Polymers  vol. 92, pp. 176-183, 2013. 
  • M. Ashley, P. Ramidi, C. Magiera, A. Ghosh, T. Bontrager, T. G. Scott, G. Blackburn, E. Dervishi, A. S. Biris, T. Wang, I. S. Bayer and A. Biswas "Solution processable polymer based nanocomposite coatings  for large-area carbon capture and conversion", Greenhouse Gases: Science and Technology, Vol. 2, pp. 386394, 2012.
  • A. Milionis, L. Martiradonna, G. C. Anyfantis, P. D. Cozzoli, I. S. Bayer, D.Fragouli and A. Athanassiou "Control of the water adhesion on hydrophobic micropillars by spray coating technique" Colloid & Polymer Science, vol. 291, pp. 401-407, 2013.
  • T.M. SchutziusI. S. Bayer G.M. JursichA. Das and C. Megaridis "Superhydrophobic-Superhydrophilic Binary Micropatterns by Localized Thermal Treatment of Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxane (POSS)-Silica Films", Nanoscale, vol. 4, pp. 5378-5385, 2012.
  • I. S. Bayer, F. Brandi, R. Cingolani, A. Athanassiou " Modification of wetting properties of laser-textured surfaces by depositing triboelectrically charged Teflon particles", Colloid & Polymer Science, vol. 291, pp. 367-373, 2013.
  • K. J. Schreader, I. S. Bayer, D. J. Milner, E. Loth and I. Jasiuk, "A polyurethane-based nanocomposite biocompatible bone adhesive", Journal of Applied Polymer Science vol. 127, pp. 4974-4982, 2013. 
  • P.CalcagnileD.FragouliI. S.BayerG. C.AnyfantisL.MartiradonnaP. D.CozzoliR.Cingolani, and A.Athanassiou, "Magnetically Driven Floating Foams for the Removal of Oil Contaminants from Water", ACS Nano,  vol. 6 , pp 54135419, 2012.
  • I. S. Bayer, V. Caramia, A. Biswas, R. Cingolani and A.Athanassiou, "Metal-like conductivity exhibited by triboelectrically deposited polyaniline (emeraldine base) particles on microtextured SiC surfaces", Applied Physics Letters, vol. 100, pp. 201604-201609, 2012.
  • Y. H. Yeong, A. Steele, E. Loth, I. Bayer, G. De Combarieu, and C. Lakeman, "Temperature and humidity effects on superhydrophobicity of nanocomposite coatings," Applied Physics Letters, vol. 100, pp. 053112-053115, 2012.
  • A. Steele, I. Bayer, and E. Loth, "Adhesion strength and superhydrophobicity of polyurethane/organoclay nanocomposite coatings," Journal of Applied Polymer Science, vol. 125, pp. E445-E452, 2012.
  • D. Fragouli, I. S. Bayer, R. Di Corato, R. Brescia, G. Bertoni, C. Innocenti, D. Gatteschi, T. Pellegrino, R. Cingolani, and A. Athanassiou, "Superparamagnetic cellulose fiber networks via nanocomposite functionalization," Journal of Materials Chemistry, vol. 22, pp. 1662-1666, 2012.
  • A. Das, T. M. Schutzius, I. S. Bayer, and C. M. Megaridis, "Superoleophobic and conductive carbon nanofiber/fluoropolymer composite films," Carbon, vol. 50, pp. 1346-1354, 2012.
  • A. Biswas, I. S. Bayer, A. S. Biris, T. Wang, E. Dervishi, and F. Faupel, "Advances in top-down and bottom-up surface nanofabrication: Techniques, applications & future prospects," Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, vol. 170, pp. 2-27, 2012.
  • I. S. Bayer, V. Caramia, D. Fragouli, F. Spano, R. Cingolani, and A. Athanassiou, "Electrically conductive and high temperature resistant superhydrophobic composite films from colloidal graphite," Journal of Materials Chemistry, vol. 22, pp. 2057-2062, 2012.
  • T. M. Schutzius, M. K. Tiwari, I. S. Bayer, and C. M. Megaridis, "High strain sustaining, nitrile rubber based, large-area, superhydrophobic, nanostructured composite coatings," Composites Part A-Applied Science and Manufacturing, vol. 42, pp. 979-985, 2011.
  • T. M. Schutzius, I. S. Bayer, M. K. Tiwari, and C. M. Megaridis, "Novel Fluoropolymer Blends for the Fabrication of Sprayable Multifunctional Superhydrophobic Nanostructured Composites," Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, vol. 50, pp. 11117-11123,  2011.
  • A. Das, H. T. Hayvaci, M. K. Tiwari, I. S. Bayer, D. Erricolo, and C. M. Megaridis, "Superhydrophobic and conductive carbon nanofiber/PTFE composite coatings for EMI shielding," Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, vol. 353, pp. 311-315, 2011.
  • A. Biswas, T. Tokoly, T. Wang, P. Ramidi, A. Ghosh, E. Dervishi, F. Watanabe, A. S. Biris, I. S. Bayer, and M. G. Norton, "Design and synthesis of sprayable nanocomposite coatings for carbon capture and direct conversion into environmentally safe stable carbonates," Chemical Physics Letters, vol. 508, pp. 276-280, 2011.
  • A. Biswas, T. C. Ovaert, C. Slaboch, H. Zhao, I. S. Bayer, A. S. Biris, and T. Wang, "Mineral concentration dependent modulation of mechanical properties of bone-inspired bionanocomposite scaffold," Applied Physics Letters, vol. 99, pp.  013702-013705, 2011.
  • I. S. Bayer, D. Fragouli, P. J. Martorana, L. Martiradonna, R. Cingolani, and A. Athanassiou, "Solvent resistant superhydrophobic films from self-emulsifying carnauba wax-alcohol emulsions," Soft Matter, vol. 7, pp. 7939-7943, 2011.
  • I. S. Bayer, D. Fragouli, A. Attanasio, B. Sorce, G. Bertoni, R. Brescia, R. Di Corato, T. Pellegrino, M. Kalyva, S. Sabella, P. P. Pompa, R. Cingolani, and A. Athanassiou, "Water-Repellent Cellulose Fiber Networks with Multifunctional Properties," ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, vol. 3, pp. 4024-4031, 201.
  • I. S. Bayer, A. Biswas, and G. Ellialtioglu, "Fabrication of Super Water Repellent Silver Flake/Copolymer Blend Films and Their Potential as Smart Fabrics," Polymer Composites, vol. 32, pp. 576-585,  2011.
  • M. K. Tiwari, I. S. Bayer, G. M. Jursich, T. M. Schutzius, and C. M. Megaridis, "Highly Liquid-Repellent, Large-Area, Nanostructured Poly(vinylidene fluoride)/Poly(ethyl 2-cyanoacrylate) Composite Coatings: Particle Filler Effects," ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, vol. 2, pp. 1114-1119, 2010..
  • A. Steele, I. Bayer, S. Moran, A. Cannon, W. P. King, and E. Loth, "Conformal ZnO nanocomposite coatings on micro-patterned surfaces for superhydrophobicity," Thin Solid Films, vol. 518, pp. 5426-5431,  2010.
  • P. Martorana, I. S. Bayer, A. Steele, and E. Loth, "Effect of Graphite and Carbon Nanofiber Additives on the Performance Efficiency of a Gear Pump Driven Hydraulic Circuit Using Ethanol," Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, vol. 49, pp. 11363-11368,  2010.
  • A. Biswas, I. S. Bayer, H. Zhao, T. Wang, F. Watanabe, and A. S. Biris, "Design and Synthesis of Biomimetic Multicomponent All-Bone-Minerals Bionanocomposites," Biomacromolecules, vol. 11, pp. 2545-2549, 2010.
  • I. S. Bayer, A. Steele, P. J. Martorana, and E. Loth, "Fabrication oo superhydrophobic polyurethane/organoclay nano-structured composites from cyclomethicone-in-water emulsions," Applied Surface Science, vol. 257, pp. 823-826,  2010.
  • M. K. Tiwari, I. S. Bayer, G. M. Jursich, T. M. Schutzius, and C. M. Megaridis, "Poly(vinylidene fluoride) and Poly(ethyl 2-cyanoacrylate) Blends through Controlled Polymerization of Ethyl 2-Cyanoacrylates," Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, vol. 294, pp. 775-780, 2009.
  • A. Steele, I. Bayer, and E. Loth, "Inherently Superoleophobic Nanocomposite Coatings by Spray Atomization," Nano Letters, vol. 9, pp. 501-505, 2009.
  • A. Biswas, I. S. Bayer, A. Tripathi, E. H. Lock, S. G. Walton, M. G. Norton, D. K. Avasthi, D. H. Dahanayaka, L. A. Bumm, E. Suhir, A. R. Chowdhury, and R. Gupta, "Fabrication of Nanodielectric BaTiO3 Composites Exhibiting Stable Capacitor Functions in the High Frequency (> 100 MHz) Through Interfacial Polarization Interactions," Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Letters, vol. 1, pp. 111-118,  2009.
  • A. Biswas, I. S. Bayer, D. H. Dahanayaka, L. A. Bumm, Z. Li, F. Watanabe, R. Sharma, Y. Xu, A. S. Biris, M. G. Norton, and E. Suhir, "Tailored polymer-metal fractal nanocomposites: an approach to highly active surface enhanced Raman scattering substrates," Nanotechnology, vol. 20, pp. 325705-325712, 2009.
  • I. S. Bayer, A. Steele, P. J. Martorana, E. Loth, and L. Miller, "Superhydrophobic cellulose-based bionanocomposite films from Pickering emulsions," Applied Physics Letters, vol. 94, pp. 163902-163905, 2009.
  • I. S. Bayer, A. Steele, P. Martorana, E. Loth, S. J. Robinson, and D. Stevenson, "Biolubricant induced phase inversion and superhydrophobicity in rubber-toughened biopolymer/organoclay nanocomposites," Applied Physics Letters, vol. 95,  pp. 06370-06373, 2009.
  • I. S. Bayer, A. Brown, A. Steele, and E. Loth, "Transforming Anaerobic Adhesives into Highly Durable and Abrasion Resistant Superhydrophobic Organoclay Nanocomposite Films: A New Hybrid Spray Adhesive for Tough Superhydrophobicity," Applied Physics Express, vol. 2, pp. 125003-125006, 2009.
  • I. S. Bayer, A. Biswas, A. Tripathi, D. K. Avasthi, J. P. Singh, and C. M. Megaridis, "Composite thin films of poly(phenylene oxide)/poly(styrene) and PPO/silver via vapor phase deposition," Polymers for Advanced Technologies, vol. 20, pp. 775-784, 2009.
  • I. S. Bayer, M. K. Tiwari, and C. M. Megaridis, "Biocompatible poly(vinylidene fluoride)/cyanoacrylate composite coatings with tunable hydrophobicity and bonding strength," Applied Physics Letters, vol. 93, pp. 173902-173902, 2008.
  • I. S. Bayer, A. Biswas, J. B. Szczech, E. Suhir, and M. G. Norton, "Radio frequency functional capacitors made of all-organic composites of thiourea in field-responsive polymers," Applied Physics Letters, vol. 92,  pp. 212902-212905, 2008.
  • Y. K. Mishra, D. K. Avasthi, P. K. Kulriya, F. Singh, D. Kabiraj, A. Tripathi, J. C. Pivin, I. S. Bayer, and A. Biswas, "Controlled growth of gold nanoparticles induced by ion irradiation: An in situ x-ray diffraction study," Applied Physics Letters, vol. 90, pp. 073110-073113, 2007.
  • A. Biswas, I. S. Bayer, B. Marken, T. D. Pounds, and M. G. Norton, "Networks of ultra-fine Ag nanocrystals in a Teflon AF (R) matrix by vapour phase e-beam-assisted deposition," Nanotechnology, vol. 18, pp. 305602-305608, 2007.
  • A. Biswas, I. S. Bayer, P. C. Karulkar, A. Tripathi, D. K. Avasthi, M. G. Norton, and J. B. Szczech, "Nanostructured barium titanate composites for embedded radio frequency applications," Applied Physics Letters, vol. 91, pp. 212902-212905, 2007.
  • A. Biswas, I. S. Bayer, P. C. Karulkar, A. Tripathi, and D. K. Avasthi, "Vapor-phase deposition of regioregular and oriented poly(3-hexylthiophene) structures and novel nanostructured composites of interpenetrating poly(3-hexylthiophene) and polyaniline exhibiting full-color wavelength (400-1000 nm) photoluminescence," Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 102, pp. 083543-083550, 2007.
  • I. S. Bayer, C. M. Megaridis, J. Zhang, D. Gamota, and A. Biswas, "Analysis and surface energy estimation of various model polymeric surfaces using contact angle hysteresis," Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology, vol. 21, pp. 1439-1467, 2007.
  • I. S. Bayer and C. M. Megaridis, "Contact angle dynamics in droplets impacting on flat surfaces with different wetting characteristics," Journal of Fluid Mechanics, vol. 558, pp. 415-449,  2006.
  • C. M. Megaridis, K. Boomsma and I. S. Bayer, "Partial rebound of molten-mtel droplets impacting on solid substrates", AICHE Journal,Vol. 50, pp.1356-1363, 2004.
  • I. S. Bayer, I. Eroglu and L. Turker, "Photogalvanic effect in aqueous Methylene blue nickel mesh systems: Conversion of light into electricity",  International Journal of Energy Reserach,  Vol. 25, pp. 207-222, 2001.
  • L. Turker and I. Bayer, "Cyclacene tubes having silaannulenic peripheries - AM1 treatment", Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, vol. 61, pp.1041-1045, 2000.
  • I. Bayer, I. Eroglu and L. Turker, "Experimental insight into the performance characteristics of Ni-mesh semiconductor photo-electrochemical cells", Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, Vol. 62,  pp. 43-49, 2000. 

U. C. Paul, D. Fragouli, I. S. Bayer, A. Athanassiou, A. “Functionalized Cellulose Networks for Efficient Oil Removal from Oil–Water Emulsions”,  Polymers, vol. 8(2), pp.52-60, 2016.

 

E. L. Papadopoulou, D. Morselli, M. Prato, A. Barcellona, A. Athanassiou, I. S. Bayer, “An efficient pure polyimide ammonia sensor”, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, vol. 4(33), 7790-7797, 2016.

 

G. Radaelli, G., J. A. Heredia‐Guerrero, M. T. Masood,  L. Ceseracciu, A. Davis, R.Carzino, M. Prato, I. S. Bayer, A. Athanassiou, “Highly Effective Antiadhesive Coatings from pH‐Modified Water‐Dispersed Perfluorinated Acrylic Copolymers: The Case of Vulcanizing Rubber”  Advanced Materials Interfaces, vol. 3, 1600069. doi: 10.1002/admi.201600069, 2016.

 

E. L. Papadopoulou, F.  Pignatelli, S. Marras, L. Marini, A. Davis, A. Athanassiou, I. S. Bayer,  “Nylon 6, 6/graphene nanoplatelet composite films obtained from a new solvent”,  RSC Advances, vol. 6(8), pp.6823-6831, 2016.

 

S. Guzman-Puyol, J. A. Heredia-Guerrero, L. Ceseracciu, H. Hajiali, C. Canale, A. Scarpellini, R. Cingolani, I. S. Bayer, A. Athanassiou, E. Mele,  “Low-cost and effective fabrication of biocompatible nanofibers from silk and cellulose-rich materials”,  ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering, vol. 2(4), pp.526-534, 2016. 

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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 ”.

IIT è sotto la vigilanza del Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca e del Ministero dell'Economia e delle Finanze ed è stato istituito con la Legge 326/2003. La Fondazione ha l'obiettivo di promuovere l'eccellenza nella ricerca di base e in quella applicata e di favorire lo sviluppo del sistema economico nazionale. La costruzione dei laboratori iniziata nel 2006 si è conclusa nel 2009.

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.