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Pietro Cataldi

Marie Curie Individual Fellow
Post Doc
Smart Materials
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Pietro Cataldi is a Marie Curie Individual Fellow in the Smart Materials group at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT)-Genova. He is working on the BioConTact project that targets developing a class of electronic conductors with tunable degradation for robotic tactile skin.

He finalized his M.Sc. in Physics at the Università di Genova in 2013, performing the thesis in the Electron dynamiX group of the Fritz-Haber-Institut in Berlin. He completed his Ph.D. in Bionanotechnology in 2018 in the IIT-Genova under the supervision of Dr. Ilker Bayer and Dr. Athanassia Athanassiou. In March 2018, he was sponsored by Ghelfi Ondulati S.P.A. to develop coatings to improve the mechanical properties of cardboard.

In September 2018, he moved to the group of Prof. Ian Kinloch and Dr. Mark Bissett at the University of Manchester National Graphene Institute, working in the EU graphene flagship. In 2020, he joined the group led by Dr. Mario Caironi at IIT-Milano, being part of the ELFO ERC project whose goal is to develop electronic devices that are safely edible.

He is interested in materials for flexible, green, and edible electronics and biopolymer-based composites for soft robotics.


Title: Master Student - Solid State Physics
Institute: Università degli studi di Genova
Location: Genova
Country: Italy
From: 2011 To: 2013

Title: Erasmus Fellow
Institute: Freie Universitaet Berlin
Location: Berlin
Country: Germany
From: 2011 To: 2012

Title: Erasmus Placement Fellow
Institute: Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft
Location: Berlin
Country: Germany
From: 2013 To: 2013

Title: PhD Student
Institute: Università degli studi di Genova @IIT
Location: Genova
Country: Italy
From: 2014 To: 2018

Experience External

Title: Research Associate
Institute: The University of Manchester
Location: Manchester
Country: UK
From: 2018 To: 2020

All Publications
Lamanna L., Cataldi P., Friuli M., Demitri C., Caironi M.
Monitoring of Drug Release via Intra Body Communication with an Edible Pill
Advanced Materials Technologies, vol. 8, (no. 1)
Article Journal
Mardi S., Cataldi P., Athanassiou A., Reale A.
3D cellulose fiber networks modified by PEDOT:PSS/graphene nanoplatelets for thermoelectric applications
Applied Physics Letters, vol. 120, (no. 3)
Article Journal
Cataldi P., Lamanna L., Bertei C., Arena F., Rossi P., Liu M., Di Fonzo F., Papageorgiou D.G., Luzio A., Caironi M.
An Electrically Conductive Oleogel Paste for Edible Electronics
Advanced Functional Materials, vol. 32, (no. 23)
Cataldi P., Liu M., Bissett M., Kinloch I.A.
A Review on Printing of Responsive Smart and 4D Structures Using 2D Materials
Advanced Materials Technologies, vol. 7, (no. 11)
Review Journal
Orts Mercadillo V., Chan K.C., Caironi M., Athanassiou A., Kinloch I.A., Bissett M., Cataldi P.
Electrically Conductive 2D Material Coatings for Flexible and Stretchable Electronics: A Comparative Review of Graphenes and MXenes
Advanced Functional Materials, vol. 32, (no. 38)