Projects

Running

  • 2014 - 2016

    Design and development of a sensors family for quality/safety standards monitoring in drinking water

    The project is devoted to the realization of a sensor family to monitor specific analytes (heavy metal ions), in water, that can be dangerous for human health and environment.

    Framework: Industria 2015 - Made in Italy

    Partners: Informatica Systems, Microla Optoelectronics, srl Chemiricerche, Politronica srl

  • 2014 - 2014

    NEC - Neural Engineering and Computation Lab

    Modeling, fabrication and characterization of memristive devices based on TiO2 and other nanometric oxide layers

    Framework: Interdepartmental laboratories of Politecnico di Torino

    Partners: DET, DISAT, DAUIN @ PoliTO

  • 2014 - 2015

    Plasmonic antennas and nanochannels embedded on microresonators for single nanoparticle identification

    Plasmonic antennas and nanochannels embedded on microresonators for single nanoparticle identification

    Framework: Molecular Foundry Proposals

    Partners: Molecular Foundry, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

  • 2013 - 2014

    Computationally optimized "all carbon" based blends for photovoltaic applications

    Framework: MITOR

    Partners: Politecnico di Torino, MIT

  • 2013 - 2016

    SAFE&SMART – New enabling technologies for food safety and the integrity of agro-food sector in a global scenario

    Development of new nanobiosensors (cantilever) for improved food safety.

    Framework: CL.AN-CLUSTER AGROALIMENTARE NAZIONALE

    Partners: Tecnoalimenti, Enea, CNR, Parco Tecnologico Padano, Dia.Pro., Barilla, Whirlpool, et al.

  • 2013 - 2015

    Potential blood test for the early diagnosis of prion diseases

    Cantilever-based biosensors to detect PrPsc in blood

    Framework: IZS Ricerca Corrente 2012

    Partners: IZSTO, ISS

  • 2012 - 2014

    SMASH-GAMING - Sensore Miniaturizzato per l’Analisi e il Sensing di H2S e altri GAs tossici Mediante INteGrazione di nanostrutture

    The aim of the project is to design, fabricate and test a MEMS-based gas sensor with the introduction of ZnO-based nanostructures as active sensing element to improve sensitivity and selectivity with respect to the state-of-the-art.

    Framework: Poli di Innovazione della Regione Piemonte 2012 (MESAP)

    Partners: Politecnico di Torino, Novasis Innovazione srl, Trustech srl, Ago Renewables SpA, IMEM-CNR

  • 2012 - 2014

    TARGET - TecnologiA e Ricerca GEnerano Trasferimento (Technology and Research Getting Transfer)

    The TARGET project aims to promote and implement the matching between demand and supply of technologies for the fields of mechatronics applied to consumer and industrial products and applied to production processes, mainly in underdeveloped areas of the Piedmont and Valle d'Aosta regions.

    Framework: RIDITT Program - Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico (MSE)

    Partners: Politecnico di Torino, I3P, Unione Industriale Torino

  • 2012 - 2014

    NOVAvita: Remote Sensing Wireless dei parametri vitali in ambito neonatale

    Design and development of a system based on wearable devices allowing for the wireless and remote sensing of vital parameters in the neonatal field.

    Framework: Industrial Project

    Partners: Politecnico di Torino, Novasis Innovazione srl, Microla srl

  • 2012 - 2014

    3D rapid prototyping of a dummy eye ball to measure of the intraocular pressure during manual PFCL infusion in simulated vitrectomy

    Design and fabrication by 3D inkjet printing of a dummy eyeball prototype to measure the intraocular pressure during the manual Perfluocarbon (PFCL) injection in a simulated pars plana vitrectomy using 23 and 25 Gauge infusion ports.

    Framework: Scientific collaboration

    Partners: Politecnico di Torino, Ospedale Oftalmico di Torino

  • 2012 - 2015

    NANOMAX

    Realization of ultra-sensitive sensor platform aimed at the quantitative detection of biomarkers of cancer (breast cancer, colorectal cancer) and viral (hepatitis C virus HCV and its mutants) in biological fluids. The platforms concern with prototype configurations of increasing complexity and integration. The evolution of technology is guided by criteria of scalability towards the demonstration of a point-of-care (POC) development. Several state of the art detection schemes (optical, mechanical, electrical) are explored in the current project.

    http://www.lens.unifi.it/nanomax/

    Framework: National Flagship

    Partners: Laboratorio Europeo per le Spettroscopie Non-lineari, Politecnico di Torino, Istituto Nazionale di Tecnologia, Università di Milano, Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori di Milano, Università di Genova

  • 2012 - 2015

    Bloch electromagnetic surface wave biosensors for early cancer diagnosis

    BILOBA plans to develop and pre-clinically validate a multifunctional point-of-care platform that is capable of performing real-time cancer biomarker detection in a tandem configuration. Such configuration will utilise the well-known label-free detection based on the resonance shift, and the spectral analysis of enhanced fluorescence emitted by biomolecules immobilized on the surface. Utilizing both labeled and label-free analysis on the same sensor system can increase the sensitivity and reliability of optically read-out surface bound assays.

    http://www.biloba-project.eu/

    Framework: STREP collaborative project - EC Seventh Framework Programme

    Partners: Università 'La Sapienza' Roma (IT), Politecnico di Torino (IT), Fraunhofer Gesellschaft (D), Imperial College London (UK), Università degli Studi di Torino (IT), Labor Srl - Roma (IT), Biotray SAS - Lyon (F), Horiba Jobin Yvon SAS - Paris (F), KDS Radeberg GmbH - Dresden (D)

  • 2012 - 2014

    BIOBONE - BIOreactor for Biased OsteoiNtEgration

    In this project, a bioreactor for culture of osteoblasts and osteoblast cell tests through a biosensor/bioactuator system will be developed. The bioreactor will be based on two main units: (i) an unit that will host the biosensor/bioactuator seeded with osteoblasts (culture unit) and (ii) an unit that monitors and controls the cell culture (control unit). The culture unit hosts the biosensor/bioactuator, it houses the culture medium and keeps environment conditions suitable for cell survival and proliferation.  The control unit is responsible of culture signal gathering and elaboration and revealing data coming from the biosensor, actuating an appropriate feedback answer using the bioactuator. The data gathered by the control unit are used in order to manage dynamic culture parameters from the culture unit i a feedback loop. An environmental sensor system interfaces culture and control units revealing cell culture parameters.Having a real time measurement of culture parameters (that can be related to cell culture functional state) will allow to supply a sophisticated test instrument. Design specifications for the new bioreactor will be based on bottom-up procedures by analyzing end-user’s needs and they will be mainly focused on osteoblast culture.

    Framework: Poli di Innovazione della Regione Piemonte 2012 (BIOPMED)

    Partners: Politecnico di Torino, Università di Torino, Biomicron s.r.l., Camerson s.p.a.

  • 2012 - 2014

    WINFIRE - Finestre Elettrocromiche e Antifiamma per l’Efficienza Energetica degli Edifici

    The present project is to develop a highly innovative process for the realization of electrochromic windows, thanks to the vapor deposition of nanostructured inorganic film on windows of Polycarbonate (PC). This technology enables a significant improvement in energy savings and visual comfort in a critical sector of the market such as that of the windows of the buildings. In addition, these windows will have flame retardant properties above average and will be free of halogens, without diminishing other properties such as transparency.

    Framework: Poli di Innovazione della Regione Piemonte 2012 (POLIGHT)

    Partners: Politecnico di Torino, Dott. Gallina s.r.l., Elettrorava s.p.a., Pegaso s.r.l.

  • 2011 - 2015

    Advanced nanosystems for a new era in molecular oncology (NEWTON)

    NEWTON is a interdisciplinary consortium aimed to exploit 3D models connected with innovative technologies designed to improve sensitivity and specificity of biomarker assays. The in vitro platform will set up the 3D models building a 3D Lab-on-a-Chip. The technological platform will provide:

    1. new technologies to increase sensitivity and specificity of biosassay based on Micro Electro-Mechanical System and photonic crystals;
    2. micro-scaffold for 3D models, with capability to tune physical, chemical and mechanical properties as well as to tailor bioactive characteristics by introduction of matricellular cues, or more in general, bioactive moieties;
    3. the integration of the technological devices to produce a 3D-LOC.

    http://www.nanonewton.it/

    Framework: FIRB 2010 (Accordo ex art.7 del D.M. 378 del 26/03/04)

    Partners: Universita' di Torino, Politecnico di Torino,Universita' di Ferrara, Universita' di Genova, Universita' di Napoli "Federico II", CNR-ITB, CNR-IMCB, Fondazione B Kessler, Istituto Europeo di Oncologia, Olivetti I-Jet SpA, Istituto Nazionale per lo Studio e la Cura dei Tumori di Milano, Fondazione Piemontese per la Ricerca sul Cancro di Candiolo-Torino

  • 2011 - 2013

    Diamond Microchip for "drug screeninig" and biomedical applications (MicroDiBi)

    The main scope of the project is the improvement of the functionalities of two devices, made of nano- and monocrystallline diamond, characterized by conductive nanostructures, and showing biocompatibility, electrical conductivity and optical transparency properties and so allowing the monitoring of electrical and optical signals of cells and neurons and the several biomolecules released by them after excitation in vivo and in vitro. The novelty of the project stays in the integration of the device into a biochip equipped with a microfluidic packaging for the management of the liquids containing the cells to be monitored and coupled with A/D convertors for data transduction to computerized analysis systems.

    Framework: Poli di Innovazione della Regione Piemonte 2010

    Partners: Universita' di Torino, Politronica Inkjet Printing S.r.l., Politecnico di Torino, iNRiM, Crisel Instruments, Bionica Tech S.r.l.

  • 2010 - 2013

    Sensors for waterworks and sewage system

    The project is aimed to the development of two prototypes of automatic, remote controlled and miniaturized analysers for the detection of pollutants such as organic solvents and metals ions, based on two different spectroscopic working principles, for the drinkable water and the sewage real-time monitoring.

    Framework: Partnership Agreement SMAT - POLITECNICO DI TORINO

    Partners: Gruppo SMAT, Politecnico di Torino, Microla S.r.l.

  • 2010 - 2014

    ECROMS - Electrochromic multifunctional smart-films for energy saving

    The eCROMS project thus aims at radical innovation in processing to fabricate high uniformity and
    controlled morphology Electrochromic Films (EC). The eCROMS project will concentrate on
    proof-of-concept devices for the Domotic and Automotive sector in which large area, low cost
    and lifetime represent important commercial constraints; the targeted applications are:
    - film for building smart windows for energy saving that, normally bleach, become coloured, in
    presence of sun rays so limiting their thermal power and lowering the ambient conditioning load
    representing a reduction of 10-15% in energy consumption;
    - films for novel dynamic concepts of automotive interior surfaces with controlled reflectivity
    changing the colour with great impact on thermal management on board resulting in lower fuel
    consumption, reduced pollutants emission and comfort increasing.

    Framework: MANUNET

    Partners: Politecnico di Torino (subcontractor), Ionvac Process s.r.l., Plus E

  • 2009 - 2014

    Photonic Biosensors for Early cancer dIagnosticS (PHOENICS)

    This project deals with the fabrication of biosensors constituted by periodic multilayers as artificial materials sustaining Surface Electromagnetic Waves (SEWs) upon laser excitation aimed to detect tumor biomarkers and miRNA expression signature in Malignant Mesothelioma.

    Framework: CIPE 2007 - Bando Converging Technologies

    Partners: Politecnico di Torino (Coordinator), IRCC-University of Torino, University of Oriental Piedmont, Biodiversity S.p.A., Inpeco S.p.A., Polimatica S.r.l

Completed

  • 2010 - 2014

    ITACA - Technological innovation, automation and innovative analytical controls for quality and safety of Piedmont food products

    On of the main goal of the proposal is the development of innovative methods for food safety (in particular, toxins) monitoring by means of nanobiosensors.

    Framework: Piattaforma Agroalimentare Regione Piemonte 2009

    Partners: Agroinnova, Ferrero SpA, GBV Impianti Srl, La Gentile Srl, Lavazza SpA, Lovati, Millbo SpA, Monte Regale, Politecnico di Torino, SaPiSe, Soremartec, Tecnogranda, Università degli Studi di Torino

  • 2010 - 2013

    Development of a miniaturised system for the automatic processing and assembly of biomedical microtools (BioMicroFab)

    Main goal of the project is the development of a miniaturised automatic system for the processing and assembly of platinum markers onto cardiac stents.

    Framework: Poli di Innovazione della Regione Piemonte 2009 (MESAP)

    Partners: Microla S.r.l, Politecnico di Torino, Mager, Hexacom, CID

  • 2011 - 2013

    MEVAL - MEms e VAriabili Latenti

    Development and optimization of a piezoelectric actuated MEMS microrelay for industrial automation.

    Framework: Industrial Project

    Partners: Novasis Innovazione srl, Politecnico di Torino

  • 2011 - 2013

    Ricerca applicativa di Microcontrollistica (MEMS) per il monitoraggio delle condizioni operative del pneumatico di un carrello di atterraggio

    Development of a MEMS-based systems for the monitoring of the operating conditions in the aircraft tires.

    Framework: Industrial Project

    Partners: Politecnico di Torino, Microla, TTLab

  • 2010 - 2013

    Development of a diagnostic method to detect hidden estrogens in bovine serum and tissues (CanEstro)

    Main goal of the project is the development of a cantilever-based diagnostic method to detect hidden estrogens in bovine serum at extremely low concentration (ppt level), combining competences form public institutions and private enterprises.

    Framework: Poli di Innovazione della Regione Piemonte 2009

    Partners: Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale del Piemonte, Liguria e Valle d'Aosta, Microla S.r.l, Trustech S.r.l, Politecnico di Torino

  • 2012 - 2013

    Theoretical and experimental study of ZnO nanostructure based energy harvesting systems

    Framework: MITOR

    Partners: Politecnico di Torino, MIT

  • 2010 - 2013

    SAFE FOOD CONTROL - Development of innovative methods and technologies for production, conservation, transformation and valorization of Piedmont horticultures

    On of the main goal of the proposal is the development of innovative methods for food safety (in particular spoilage and toxins), monitoring by means of nanobiosensors.

    Framework: Piattaforma Agroalimentare Regione Piemonte 2009

    Partners: Agroinnova, Università degli Studi di Torino, Politecnico di Torino, CreSO, F.lli Saclà SpA, Galfrè Srl, Agrindustria Snc, Sandenvendo SpA, Giuso Guido SpA, Centrale del Latte di Torino SpA, Ponzio Srl, Lagnasco Group

  • 2010 - 2013

    Development of nanotechnogical methods (biosensors) to detect hidden allergens in animal and vegetable origin food

    The principal aims of this project are related to the setting up of novel and shareable analytical methods for the detection of allergenic substance, present in trace, in food and improve scientific knowledge in population. In particular, our unit will be involved in developing a cantilever-based biosensor system for the detection of allergenic polypeptidic chain (milk) in multi ingredient food.

    Framework: Programma per la Ricerca Sanitaria 2008

    Partners: Azienda Ospedaliera della Carità Novara, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche – ISPA, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale del Lazio e della Toscana, Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale del Mezzogiorno, Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale del Piemonte, Liguria e Valle d'Aosta, Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Lombardia e dell’Emilia Romagna, Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Sardegna, Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Sicilia, Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie, Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale dell’Umbria e delle Marche, Politecnico di Torino, Università del Piemonte Orientale

  • 2009 - 2013

    NAMATECH - Nano-materials and -technologies for intelligent monitoring of safety, quality and traceability in confectionery products

    The aims of the project concern with: 1) preservation of quality with improved packaging systems, taking into account mainly the sustainability of the materials employed; 2) enhanced control on the flux of information and automation along the whole chain, considering primarily the traceability of food products; 3) wide application of nanosystems and nanodevices for higher degree of automation and improved controls to ensure the best safety of products, taking into account the industrial requirements for more rapid, sensible, low-cost and, possibly, user-friendly devices.

    Framework: CIPE 2007 – Bando Converging Technologies

    Partners: Politecnico di Torino (Coordinator), University of Torino, INRIM Institute, Tecnogranda Scientific and Technological Park, Ferrero SpA, Ferrero Ingegneria S.p.A., SOREMARTEC Italia S.r.l., Unicomp Informatica S.r.l.

  • 2009 - 2012

    AUDAX - Automation of a Device based on APEX technology

    This project aims to automate the sample preparation and processing for multiplexed analysis, on a new polymeric microfluidic cartridge (Lab-on-a-Chip (LOC)) and a new microarray platform. This platform will exploit the Arrayed Primer Extension (APEX) technology for DNA fluorescent detection, using an already available optical system that allows for the simultaneous detection of four colours. The platform is devised to perform a cost-saving low-to-medium density analysis of DNA Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) and mutations, suitable for detecting simultaneously sets of genetic markers associated with a number of clinical applications.

    Framework: FP7, MANUNET ERA-Net, Transnational Call 2008

    Partners: Biodiversity S.p.A., Inpeco S.p.A., Microla s.r.l., Asper Biotech, Politecnico di Torino (subcontractor)

  • 2011 - 2012

    Realizzazione e Verifica in campo di un prototipo di smart foam pig opportunamente strumentato

    The goal of this activity is to design and develop a prototype of a “smart foam pig” for pipeline monitoring, equipped with novel sensing and data storage capabilities. The different functionalities (sensing, data storage and assembly of components) have been conceived and designed with a modular structure and integrated on a common platform.

    Framework: Industrial Project

    Partners: ENI SpA, Microla srl, Politecnico di Torino (DISAT and DET)

  • 2009 - 2012

    Metrology on a cellular and macromolecular scale for regenerative medicine (METREGEN)

    The aims of the project concern with: 1) preservation of quality with improved packaging systems, taking into account mainly the sustainability of the materials employed; 2) enhanced control on the flux of information and automation along the whole chain, considering primarily the traceability of food products; 3) wide application of nanosystems and nanodevices for higher degree of automation and improved controls to ensure the best safety of products, taking into account the industrial requirements for more rapid, sensible, low-cost and, possibly, user-friendly devices.

    Framework: CIPE 2007 - Bando Converging Technologies

    Partners: Politecnico di Torino (Coordinator), University of Torino, INRIM Institute, Tecnogranda Scientific and Technological Park, Ferrero SpA, Ferrero Ingegneria S.p.A., SOREMARTEC Italia S.r.l., Unicomp Informatica S.r.l.

  • 2011 - 2012

    Computationally Optimized Photovoltainc Based on Nanomatetials: Elucidating Fundamental Mechanism and Predicting New Designs

    Framework: MITOR

    Partners: Politecnico di Torino, MIT

  • 2010 - 2011

    Piattaforma sensorizzata per ispezione interna di pipeline mediante foam-pig strumentati

    Development of a sensorised system integrated in a foam-Pig for the monitoring of the hydrocarbon pipelines.

    Framework: Industrial Project

    Partners: Politecnico di Torino, Microla, Eni S.p.A.

  • 2010 - 2011

    Sviluppo di mescole polimeriche nanocaricate per riparazioni strutturali

    Development of CNT based polymer nanocomposites for aircraft repair.

    Framework: Industrial Project

    Partners: Politecnico di Torino , TTLab

  • 2009 - 2011

    INNOVATIVE CHOCOLATE CONCHING PROCESS WITH NEW ENERGY TRANSFER TECHNOLOGY

    This project is focused on the reduction of time and energy consumption in conching phase of the production of chocolate.

    Framework: BANDO REGIONALE "RICERCA INDUSTRIALE E/O SVILUPPO SPERIMENTALE NELL'AMBITO DEI SISTEMI AVANZATI DI PRODUZIONE - 2008"

    Partners: Politecnico di Torino, Ferrero Ingegneria S.p.a., SOREMARTEC, BOEMA S.p.A., CHIARLONE OFFICINE s.r.l.

  • 2009 - 2011

    Materiali e tecnologie per Energy Scavenging per applicazioni domestiche

    Aim of the project is to develop novel energy scavenging solutions to be integrated in home appliances.

    Framework: Industria 2015 - Energy

    Partners: Indesit SpA, Politecnico di Torino

  • 2009 - 2011

    Development of polymeric Lab-On-a-Chip platform for FISH implementation

    Aim of the project is to develop a polymeric microfluidic device (Lab-On-a-Chip) for the implementation of a scaled version of the FISH (Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization) protocol for the detection of chromosomal irregularities in cells.

    Framework: Industrial Project

    Partners: Politecnico, di Torino, Tethis srl, Microla srl

  • 2009 - 2010

    Development of a technological platform for molecular recongnition sensing and advanced optical microscopy

    The research activity is focused on two main activities, aimed to a performance increase of detection techniques of outstanding importance in biology: optical microscopy and molecular sensing. Within this project the performances of cellular optical imaging will be improved setting up of a multiplexed detection technique with little or no overlap between each channel, enhancing the optical signal. Moreover, the development of mass detector biosensor based on microcantilever systems will permit to shift from qualitative data to quantitative measurements of key molecules involved in physiological processes. This can lead crucial i

    Framework: PRIN 2007 - Programmi di Ricerca Scientifica di Rilevante Interesse Nazionale.

    Partners: Universita' di Torino, Politecnico di Torino, Universita' degli Studi di NAPOLI "Federico II" , Universita' degli Studi di BRESCIA, Universita' degli Studi di BARI

  • 2009 - 2010

    ASK - Innovative auxiliary steering knob including vehicle function activation for drivers with disabilities

    The project aims to develop an innovative auxiliary device for drivers with disabilities (one-armed people), that permits the activation of wipers, directional indicators, headlights, warning lights, washers and the horn holding the steering wheels. It consists of a user interface unit, placed inside a steering knob, and a central unit located near the steering columns: the first one receives the user's indications and transmits them, by a Radio Frequency media, to the second that is connected to the vehicle CAN or LIN, avoiding alterations of the vehicle harness. Then it translates the user's requests into network frames towards the activation nodes. The steering knob will be equipped with an integrated biometric sensor, based on the microtechnology approach, that permits to detect the driver's health state, advicing him about the possible danger.

    Framework: BANDO REGIONALE "RICERCA INDUSTRIALE E/O SVILUPPO SPERIMENTALE NELL'AMBITO DEI SISTEMI AVANZATI DI PRODUZIONE - 2008"

    Partners: Pegaso srl, Politecnico di Torino (DISMIC, DIMEC)

  • 2008 - 2010

    LOC implementation of a FISH protocol

    This project aims to design and fabricate PDMS microfluidic chips for the implementation of a FISH (Fluorescence in Situ Hybridization) protocol for the DNA analysis, adapted to proprietary substrates belonging to the customer.

    Framework: Industrial Project

    Partners: Tethis s.r.l., Politecnico di Torino

  • 2007 - 2010

    CNT4SIC Power device efficiency improvement of innovative SiC structures using Carbon Nanotubes as direct interconnect layer.

    The aim of the project is the integration of Carbon Nanotubes in high power electronic devices based on Silicon Carbide semiconductor.

    Framework: CIPE 2006 - Bando regionale per la ricerca industriale e lo sviluppo precompetitivo

    Partners: Politecnico di Torino (Coordinator), Vishay Semiconductor Italiana Spa

  • 2007 - 2010

    The aim of the project is the integration of Carbon Nanotubes in high power electronic devices based on Silicon Carbide semiconductor

    In this project, which involves acedemic and industrial partners, we intend to apply new generation of sensor based on micron and nano technologies in agro-food sector.
     

    Framework: CIPE 2006 - Bando regionale per la ricerca industriale e lo sviluppo precompetitivo

    Partners: University of Torino (Coordinator), Politecnico di Torino,ORTOFRUIT ITALIA, FLORAMO CORPORATION,TECNOGRANDA S.P.A.

  • 2009 - 2010

    Improving nanomechanical performances and surface functionalization of cantilevers for a novel class of chemical-specific mass sensors

    Main goal of the project is to understand how the functionalization of micro and nano cantilever surfaces affect their mechanical characteristic through a combined experimental and theoretical approach

    Framework: PRIN 2007 - Programmi di Ricerca Scientifica di Rilevante Interesse Nazionale

    Partners: Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche Università degli Studi di Torino

  • 2008 - 2009

    Fabrication of a MEMS microrelay

    This project aims to design and fabricate MEMS piezoelectric microrelays based on PZT as actuating material. The main application is in the field of industrial automatic control.

    Framework: Industrial Project

    Partners: Ribes Ricerche s.r.l., Politecnico di Torino

  • 2008 - 2009

    New functional SU8 photoresist for Life Science and Nanomedicine applications (Charmed SU-8)

    In this work the use of new functional SU8 photoresist will be the key to develop a new class of nanocomposite materials that will be suitable for micro-nanosystems and nanomedicine technologies, in order to establish a new processing tool.

    Framework: Italy-Israel R&D Cooperation Program

    Partners: Politecnico di Torino, Biodiversity S.p.A.

  • 2005 - 2009

    LATEMAR: Micro/nanotechnology Laboratory for Bioelectrochemical Diagnostics and Research (LAboratorio di Tecnologie Elettrobiochimiche Miniaturizzate per l'Analisi e la Ricerca)

    The Laboratory is aimed to develop/validate advanced devices and sensors for genomics, postgenomics and proteomics analyses.

    Framework: FIRB 2003 (art.8) D.D. 2187 - Ric/2003 del 12 dicembre 2003

    Partners: Politecnico di Torino (Coordinator), Università di Brescia, Olivetti I-Jet, Universita' degli Studi di Bologna, FONDAZIONE TELETHON TIGEM, SOCIETA' DI RICERCA "TECNOBIOMEDICA", BIODIVERSITY S.R.L., Environment Park, IRST Trento, Università degli studi di Verona, Università degli studi di Viterbo, Euroclone S.r.l.

  • 2008 - 2009

    Comparison of ZnO and TiO2 based Dye Sensitized Solar Cells: an ab initio study

    Framework: Italian-British Partnership

    Partners: Politecnico di Torino, Imperial College

  • 2007 - 2009

    nanoLICHT – Engineering Light Induced CHarge Transfer at the nanoscale: a first step towards inorganic photosynthesis

    The scope of the project was to devise new nanoscale architectures (coaxial-nanowires cNW) able to mimic the processes by which the photosynthetic organism harvest sunlight and convert its energy to more useful forms.

    Framework: ERA-NET

    Partners: Politecnico di Torino, University of Goettingen, University of Valencia, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

  • 2006 - 2008

    Nanotechnologies applications for competitiveness companies improvement. Quality and security in agro-food produce and supply chain traceability.

    Technological development for agrofood industies innovation

    Framework: DOCUP 2000/2006 Misura 3.4 - Regione Piemonte

    Partners: Tecnogranda SpA. Politecnico di Torino, La frutta, Rivoira, La Manta, Valgrana

  • 2007 - 2008

    Engineered micro-cantilever surfaces with enhanced sensing capabilities: a combined theoretical/experimental study of fundamental mechanisms

    Framework: National Science Foundation

    Partners: Politecnico di Torino, Centre of Integrated nanomechanical Systems (COINS) at the University of Berkeley

  • 2004 - 2007

    Springboard - Feasibility of cantilever arrays for pressure measurement

    Design, fabrication and characterization of resonant silicon microcantilevers for vacuum measurement applications.

    Framework: Industrial Project

    Partners: Varian Inc., Olivetti I-Jet