• Miniaturized, flexible and wearable sensors for detection of organic and inorganic toxic gases /vapours; miniaturized  biosensors for detection of environmental contaminants and agents
  • Optical  sensors  based on the use of  plasmonic  systems  for real-time  monitoring  of  flowing fluids
  • SAW (surface acoustic waves) devices based on diamond/nanotubes/metal oxides for  detection of  gas/vapours and  wireless  data communications
  • Sensors of stress-strain based on the piezoresistive properties of  carbon nanomaterials and  hybrid nanostructures


  • Miniaturized and  flexible electronics (micro/nano circuits, junctions,  interconnections ...)
  • Systems  for thermal management  of  high energy components
  • Conductive, superconductive and magnetic inks  for the printing of circuits
  • Robust and miniaturized electron sources (cold cathodes) based on the Field Emission from carbon nanostructures
  • Photo- and electroluminescent devices based on  diamond/Si  nanostructures  able to emit with high efficiency   also under aggressive environmental conditions
  • AFM  tips (conductive C  nanofibers, nanodiamonds)


  • Nanofibrous  membranes for polymer-based batteries and fuel cells
  • Electrodes for  miniaturized , flexible  photovoltaic  cells and supercapacitors
  • Energy generation using  thermoelectric and piezoelectric materials


  • Design  and realization of  smart textiles and  fabrics  with specific properties: electrical and thermal conduction, EM shielding, antibacterial actions


  • With the fast growing of tissue engineering, the research of new materials and multimodal architectures able to substitute or implement human tissues or whole organs, has become of vital importance. In this context fabrication of micro- and nano-scale scaffolds represents a key task

    We are able to produce different carbon based nanostructures on shaped substrates (porous, dendritic, functionalized) for biomedicals applications. In particular, graphitic dendrimers with various size, shape, branching and surface functionality and nanodiamond systems are proposed as attractive scaffolds for tissue growth and also for selective attachment of targeting groups