Skip to main content


Francesco De Angelis

Principal Investigator
Dr. Francesco De Angelis is the director of the Plasmon Technology Unit at the Italian Institute of Technology in Genoa. He got the master degree in Physics in 2000 (Università di Roma “La Sapienza”), then he spent a period (PhD) at the Institute of Photonics and Nanotechnologies in Rome (IFN-Cnr).

Michele Dipalo

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.

Fabio Moia

Fabio Moia graduated in Electronic Engineer at the Politecnico di Milano in 2005. Thesis about a new x-ray detector for elemental mapping. Ph.D. thesis in 2009, concerning positron spectroscopy and nano defects in materials and thin films.

Former Colleagues

Gabriele Messina

Post Doc
Gabriele C. Messina received a M.Sc. with honors in Industrial Chemistry from University of Catania (Italy) in 2009 and obtained his PhD in Materials Science from the same University in 2013.

Pierfrancesco Zilio

Post Doc
Pierfrancesco Zilio was born in Monselice (PD, Italy). He obtained my M.Sc. degree in Phyisics at Padova University in 2009.

Giulia Maidecchi

PhD Student
Giulia Maidecchi graduated cum laude in Materials Science and Engineering at the Università degli Studi di Genova in 2010 - thesis title: "Characterization of optical and electronic properties of monomolecular films on surface: diphenyldiselenide on Gold".