Post Doctoral Fellow
Organic Electronics Materials and Devices
I received the BSc degree in Materials Chemistry and the MSc degree in Photochemistry from University of Bologna. After obtaining the PhD degree in 2014, I joined the „Graphene Flagship‟ as post-doctoral researcher in the group of Dr. V. Palermo. in 2016 I was recipient of the “Juan de la Cierva” grant and I'm actually working at ICMAB-UAB (Barcelona) under the supervision of Dr. Marta Mas-Torrent. I started a new research line focused on novel Electrolyte-Gated Field-Effect Transistors (EGOFET) sensors. These EGOFETs have excellent water-stability and are ideal candidates for long-time electrical monitoring. Furthermore, these devices can be fabricated with a technique compatible to roll-to-roll as well as on flexible substrates. To summarize, my scientific expertise arises from three different research areas: 1) organic and molecular electronics, 2) graphene and graphene-based composite and 3) sensors and bio-sensors.
My research work consists of two main activities: i) materials processing concerning mainly roll-to-roll techniques and printed electronics and ii) sensors based on organic transistors gated through an electrolyte. The former focuses in the study of structure/properties relationship of organic semiconductors processed by a solution shearing technique while, the latter involves the exploitation of electrolyte-gated field-effect transistors (EGOFETs) as novel technological platforms in the field of biological and environmental sensors.
2008, Bsc in Materials Science, University of Bologna
2010, Msc in Photochemistry and Molecular Materials, University of Bologna
Doctorate, University and Year:
Chemistry, University of Bologna, 2014
Materials processing and characterizations
Organic Field-Effect Transistors and Organic Semiconductors
Sensors and (bio-)sensors
KeywordsOrganic Electronics Electrolyte-Gated Field-Effect Transistors (Bio-)sensors Electrochemistry Self-Assembled Monolayers
2014 Juan de la Cierva postdoctoral fellowship (formación), starting date 15/04/2016
2016 Juan de la Cierva postdoctoral fellowship (incorporación), starting date 15/04/2018
IndicatorsNumber Articles: 24 Number Citations: 416 Number Theses: 1 Hfactor: 12
Qiaoming Zhang, Francesca Leonardi, Stefano Casalini and Marta Mas-Torrent, Mercury-mediated organic semiconductor surface doping monitored by electrolyte-gated field-effect transistors, Advanced Functional Materials, 2017, 1703899.
Sergi Galindo, Adrian Tamayo, Francesca Leonardi and Marta Mas-Torrent, Control of polymorphism and morphology in solution sheared organic field-effect transistors, Advanced Functional Materials, 2017, accepted for publication.
Stefano Casalini, Carlo Augusto Bortolotti, Francesca Leonardi, Fabio Biscarini, Self-assembled monolayers in organic electronics, Chemical Society Reviews, 2017, 46, 40-71.
Qiaoming Zhang, Francesca Leonardi, Stefano Casalini, Ines Temiño and Marta Mas-Torrent, High-performing solution-coated electrolyte-gated organic field-effect transistor for aqueous media operation, Scientific Reports, 2016, 6, 39623.
Francesca Leonardi, Stefano Casalini, Qiaoming Zhang, Sergi Galindo, Diego Gutiérrez, Marta Mas-Torrent, Electrolyte-gated organic field effect transistors based on a solution sheared organic semiconductor blend, Advanced Materials, 2016, DOI:10.1002/adma.201602479
Zhenyuan Xia, Francesca Leonardi, Marco Gobbi, Yi Liu, Vittorio Bellani, Andrea Liscio, Alessandro Kovtun, Rongjin Li, Xiliang Feng, Emanuele Orgiu, Paolo Samorì, Emanuele Treossi, Vincenzo Palermo, Electrochemical functionalization of graphene at the nanoscale with self-assembling diazonium salts, ACS Nano, 2016, 10, 7125-7134.
Rafael Furlan de Oliveira, Stefano Casalini, Tobias Cramer, Francesca Leonardi, Marystela Ferreira, Vincenzo Vinciguerra, Valeria Casuscelli, Neri Alves, Mauro Murgia, Luigi Occhipinti, Fabio Biscarini, Water-gated organic transistors on polyethylene naphthalate films, Flexible and Printed Electronics, 2016, 1, 025005.