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Michele Dipalo

Researcher

Research Line

Plasmon Nanotechnologies

Center

IIT Central Research Labs Genova

Contacts

+39 010 71781 914
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About

Michele Dipalo graduated in Physics of Advanced Technology at the University of Turin in 2005. With a COREP fellowship in 2004, he worked on his master thesis in the company Elettrorava SpA, gaining experience on semiconductor growth systems technology.

From 2005 to 2010 he worked in the Electron Devices and Circuits Department at the University of Ulm in Germany, as PhD fellow first and as post-doc later, funded by two EU grants. He worked on the development of diamond/gallium nitride based electrochemical sensors and high power transistors, filing 3 patent applications on novel electronic devices. From 2008 to 2010, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economy and Technology, he also leaded projects with private companies for the commercialization of diamond based technologies.

In 2011 and 2012 he worked for the company GEM Elettronica Srl on the development of high power microwave devices and circuits for RADAR applications, including electro-optic links for antenna remoting.

From 2013 he works at IIT in Genova in the Plasmon Nanotechnologies line, first as post-doc and then as researcher. His research main topic is the application of plasmonic nanostructures to neurotechnology, electrophysiology and cardiac biology.

Projects

Diamond research on Interfaces for Versatile Electronics (DRIVE), 2005-2008, Marie Curie EU FP6

Materials for Robust Gallium Nitride (MORGaN), 2008 - 2010, EU FP7

Selected Publications

 

Patents

- Chemical Sensor on Diamond Film, E. Kohn, M. Dipalo, A. Denisenko, EP 08014854.7, European Patent Office

- Semiconductor Device, E. Kohn, M. Dipalo, F. Medjdoub, EP 08003665.0, European Patent Office

- Semiconductor device and method for manufacturing a semiconductor device, M. Dipalo, E. Kohn, EP 09010625.3, European Patent Office

Awards

Best Oral contribution, 19th European Diamond Conference, 2008, Sitges, Spain

Best start-up project in Life Sciences at SmartCup Liguria 2018, Genova

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I numeri di IIT

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.