I carried out my doctoral studies under the supervision of Professor Paolo Samorì, at the Institute of Supramolecular Science and Engineering (ISIS) (founded by Nobel laureate Professor. J.M. Lehn) of the University Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg, France.
During my doctoral career I have investigated the nanoscale structural and electronic properties of supramolecular assemblies for organic electronics, by the use of scanning probe techniques. My doctoral work has been awarded the “Young scientist award” by the European Materials Research Society.
More recently I have been working as a postdoctoral scientist in the departments of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Physics at Columbia University (New York, U.S.A.) as part of the groups of Professor James Hone and Dr. Shalom Wind, and in close collaboration with Professor Colin Nuckolls group.
At Columbia I have focused my research efforts on the use of surface chemistry and nanofabrication strategies to control (bio)molecular self-assembly at the nanometer scale, for i) high throughput monitoring of bio-molecular interactions at the single-molecule level, and ii) controlled self-assembly of nanostructures in materials science.
In September 2013 I have joined Queen Mary University of London as Lecturer in Chemistry, and Principal Investigator. Since October 2018 I am Reader in Nanoscience (Associate Professor) and Principal Investigator, in the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences at Queen Mary University of London.